Why do we have wisdom tooth?

Wisdom teeth were the evolutionary answer to the need for chewing power to combat excessive wear. The last set of molars or wisdom teeth, were provisions for our ancestors to help them chew coarse, rough food such as hard items like nuts, roots, meats, and leaves. When a typical diet consisted of chewy plants and […]


Fluoride is a mineral that keeps helps protect your teeth from decay by strengthens your enamel. Unfortunately, there a lot of myth surrounding the use of fluoride. Keep reading to separate facts and myths of fluoride. FACTS – reducing the rate of teeth decay. – fluoride helps prevent this process by making your enamel resistant […]


• Using teeth as tools – Most people use their teeth to open packages, tear tape or hold items when their hands are full. What most people don’t realise is that using teeth as tools is one of the easiest ways to damage it. – Using them to perform any other task could lead to […]


1. Did you know that baby’s teeth develop while they are still in the womb? At birth, newborn have a full set 20 baby teeth hidden beneath their gum. 2. Teething is common experience for babies. It happens as a result of their baby teeth pushing through their gum. This process is often uncomfortable and […]


There is some food that can’t be eaten when you have braces. Choosing the right food will make you comfortable with braces. You can still eat most food but the important is you need to clean the teeth properly after eating because food can easily get stuck in braces. The following foods should be avoided […]

Are dental x-rays safe for kids?

“Yes, dental X-rays are safe and often extremely beneficial for your oral health”. As far as radiation is concerned, the amount to which you are exposed is minimal. X-rays are a fundamental part of a paediatric dentist’s ability to diagnose and monitor the health of children’s dental health. Dental X-rays are safe. They will expose […]


Thumb sucking can become a habit in babies and children who use it to comfort themselves when they feel hungry, afraid, restless, quiet, sleepy or bored. As the child develop the habit, it will usually develop a “favourite” finger to suck on. Thumb sucking generally stop by age of 4years, some older children will retain […]

When Should Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?

Some people experience problem in later adulthood, when wisdom teeth are already fully rooted, so its best to have removed at a younger age.    There are some reasons wisdom teeth to be removed; Inflammed Gums ; *If your gums are inflammed, it could indicate an infection due to your wisdom teeth being partially erupted, carrying […]

Tips For Teaching Kids To Brush Their Teeth

Tips for Teaching Kids to Brush Their Teeth It can sometimes be difficult to get children to brush their teeth. You can’t just ignore the problem and hope that it goes away. Encouraging kids to brush properly is vital starting from a young age. It can have a great impact on their oral health as […]

When Should Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?

Your wisdom teeth, your third and final set of molars, typically start to come in during the late teen or early adult years of tooth development. Because of the way your jaw develops, wisdom teeth do not always fit cleanly behind your second set of molars. Wisdom teeth that do not have enough room may […]