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Monday, 10 February 2020 / Published in Dental Health, Health Care, Oral Health, Our Blog
The condition may be congenital, developmental, or acquired through disease, trauma, or environmental cause and may impose limitations in performing daily self-maintenance activities or substantial limitations in a major life activity.” Children with special needs exhibit higher rates of decay and gum disease due to a number of factors such as high carbohydrate diets or
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Monday, 26 August 2019 / Published in Dental Health, Health Care, Oral Health, Our Blog
We’ve all heard the saying, ‘you are what you eat’ and when it comes to your oral health, nothing rings more true than this. What your child or you yourself consume can have a definite impact on dental and periodontal health. Below are a few foods that can enhance your oral health and some that
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Sunday, 10 March 2019 / Published in Dental Health, Health Care, Our Blog
Every woman experiences pregnancy differently. Some may breeze through it with that wonderful glow while others may experience nausea for the majority of the nine months. A woman’s body undergoes numerous changes during this time and the mouth is no exception. Good oral health care is essential during this time and there should be a conscious increase in preventative care.
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 / Published in Dental Health, Health Care, Our Blog
Dental caries it the most chronic disease affecting mankind and the medical field is constantly researching ways to prevent and treat the disease. In recent years, xylitol has been found to be promising in reducing dental caries and even reversing the process of early caries. This blog aims to shed a little light on the
Sunday, 04 March 2018 / Published in Dental Health, Health Care, Our Blog
Dental caries is the most widespread infectious disease amongst children. Early childhood caries is a manifestation of this condition and is defined as ‘the presence of one or more decayed lesions (cavitated or non-cavitated), missing teeth (due to caries), or filled tooth surfaces in a child 71months of age or younger. The cause of dental
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 / Published in Dental Health, Health Care, Our Blog
The vast majority of kids fly through teeth eruptions with no difficulties, but we often see parents that are concerned about the problems that their little ones are experiencing with teething. I’ve put together some frequently asked questions together with some advice on reducing teething discomfort. When does the first tooth erupt? You can typically
Monday, 20 November 2017 / Published in Dental Health, Health Care, Our Blog
According to the American Academy of Paediatric Dentistry, between 10-39% of all paediatric dental injuries are related to sports accidents, the majority of which can be prevented by the use of a simple mouthguard. Mouthguards, also called mouth protectors, help cushion impact to the face, thus minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to
Friday, 20 October 2017 / Published in Dental Health, Health Care, Our Blog
Dental radiographs (often called x-rays) are an important part of your dental care. Together with an oral examination, they provide a more comprehensive view of what’s happening in your mouth. One of the primary reasons we go to the dentist is to detect dental problems before they turn into serious concerns. While a physical examination
Thursday, 07 September 2017 / Published in Dental Health, Health Care, Our Blog
Molar teeth or ‘chewing teeth’ have numerous pits and fissures on their biting surface which allows your upper and lower teeth to interlock and chew food. In these grooves, however, food and bacteria become embedded and remain there for long periods of time. While brushing and flossing removes plaque and particles from smooth surfaces, these
Monday, 07 August 2017 / Published in Dental Health, Our Blog
Sucking is a natural reflex in infants and they often begin to suck on their thumbs or other fingers while they are in the womb. Sucking on thumbs, fingers, pacifiers or other objects creates a sense of security for infants and children and often experts refer to pacifiers as transitional objects,  — that is, something that relieves
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