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 FACTS AND MYTHS
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 […]
HABIT THAT CAN RUINED YOUR TEETH
• 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 […]
FACT OF BABY TEETH
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 […]
FOOD TO AVOID WITH BRACES
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 & YOUR CHILD’S TEETH
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 […]
6 WAYS TO KEEP GUM HEALTHY
Even if you’re cavity-free that doesn’t mean you’re immune to gum disease. Since it’s usually painless, most people have no idea that anything is wrong with their gums.Gum disease is preventable.Here are a few ways you can help keep your gums healthy. Floss:Floss at least once a day. This helps remove the plaque and food […]
HOW TOOTH CAVITY FORMS
HOW TOOTH CAVITY FORMS 1. Plaque forms. Dental plaque is a clear sticky film that coats your teeth. Its due to food especially sugar and starch that is not cleaned properly. Bacteria begin to accumulate and feed on the food debris causing plaque. Plaque that stays on your teeth can harden under or above your […]