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November 21st, 2016 | General | Comments Off on Chipped tooth: causes, symptons and how to avoid them

Chipped tooth: causes, symptons and how to avoid them

A chipped tooth can happen at anytime; maybe you hit yourself with the tip of a glass, or fall down. Or maybe you just had bad luck while eating your lunch. Regardless, a chipped tooth can easily be restored with a quick visit to the dentist and some good old...

September 7th, 2016 | General | Comments Off on The link between periodontal disease and diabetes

The link between periodontal disease and diabetes

Some ailments are correlated with periodontal disease, either aiding the development of the disease itself, or worsening its symptoms. For example, if you have  diabetes you have one of the  highest risks factors related to periodontal diseases. But wait, isn’t periodontal disease caused by bad oral hygiene? Yes, that is correct...

August 30th, 2016 | General | Comments Off on Bracers: A short FAQ about orthodontic procedures

Bracers: A short FAQ about orthodontic procedures

The thing about bracers is that while we may think of them as ugly or tortuous, a good orthodontic procedure can turn any smile into a work of art. Bracers, as your might already know, apply pressure on your teeth, moving them around. With an orthodontic procedure we can naturally...

August 18th, 2016 | General | Comments Off on There is a new reason to extract your wisdom teeth: stem cells

There is a new reason to extract your wisdom teeth: stem cells

We often think that wisdom teeth extractions are  a bothersome surgery a patient needs to undergo in other to prevent complications in the future. But what if there was an even stronger reason to remove your wisdom teeth? What if a wisdom tooth could save your life in the future?...

August 12th, 2016 | General | Comments Off on Cavities: Causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention

Cavities: Causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention

Cavities are like the boogeyman of dentistry; parents use them as a threat to get their children to brush and floss. As a consequence, we grow up fearing them and trying to avoid them like the plague. Just like its name implies, a cavity is an orifice on the tooth;...

August 4th, 2016 | General | Comments Off on Dental bridges or implants? A side by side comparison

Dental bridges or implants? A side by side comparison

Dental implants and bridges are both viable options for teeth replacement. But which one is the best choice? just because dental implants are the latest technology it doesn’t mean that you necessarily have to rule out dental bridges. Today we are going to talk a little about both, what they...

August 3rd, 2016 | General | Comments Off on Gum abscess and tooth abscess: causes and treatments

Gum abscess and tooth abscess: causes and treatments

An abscess is the body’s defense mechanism to naturally protect an infected body part. A mouth abscess is formed when the inside of the mouth is hurt or irritated, and bacteria nests in the wound causing an infection. Once it takes hold, the area becomes swollen and is filled with...

July 5th, 2016 | General | Comments Off on What are the risks of all-on-4 dental implants?

What are the risks of all-on-4 dental implants?

Like any medical procedure All-on-4 has its share of risks. We’ve written on several occasions of the many perks associated with an All-on-4 dental implant; but many might be wondering what could potentially go wrong with the procedure. Today we are going talk about risks and the steps you should...

June 28th, 2016 | General | Comments Off on Tooth extraction: what to do before and after

Tooth extraction: what to do before and after

We tend to think of a tooth extraction as bad news; it´s usually the dentist´s last resort, after trying to repair a damaged tooth or combat an infection. I´m not going to lie, tooth extractions are uncomfortable, and at times, painful. Fortunately, we can avoid some of the worst side-effects...

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