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Common dental related questions

How frequently should I visit a dentist? The majority of the population who have average risk for tooth decay, gum disease and mouth cancer should visit a dentist once a year. However, if you have above average risk you may need to visit a dentist more frequently. The following are examples of factors leading to a higher risk category: If you consume sugars frequently, you may develop too...
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Do’s & don’ts after oral surgery

What is Oral Surgery? Oral Surgery is a term used to describe operations performed in your mouth by a dentist or by a specialist dentist called an Oral Surgeon. Very complex mouth head and neck operations are carried out in a hospital by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Most minor oral surgery procedures take place in the confines of a dental practice, but for some, this may occur in a day ...
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Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety is the term used to describe anxiety, fear or stress associated with a dental setting. Being nervous or even scared to visit the dentist can result in delaying or avoiding dental treatment. It can be associated with certain triggers such as needles, drills or the dental setting in general. Dental anxiety is very common (some studies suggest up to 24% of the world’s population...
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Are you nervous about attending the dentist?

Learn How To Manage your Dental Appointment Here are some top tips from our experts on how to manage your dental appointment. From building up to it, to during it and after. Preparing for your dental visit: Pick an ideal time of day (if available to you): The first appointment of the day can be ideal if you don’t want to dwell on the thoughts of the appointment all day. If you are n...
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Sense or Sensitivity?

Sensitive teeth or ‘dentine hypersensitivity’ is one of the most common clinical conditions encountered in dental practice worldwide. It can have a significant negative impact on the quality of life of people if it is not self managed properly or else treated appropriately by a dental professional. What is Dentine hypersensitivity (DH)? It is a short sharp pain from exposed dentine. It o...
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Brushing up on your benefits

Many have sight but few have vision. How can dental and optical benefits have a positive impact on an employees overall health? Oral diseases are among the most common diseases in the world. The Global Burden of Disease Study, 2016 estimated that oral diseases affected half of the world’s population (3.58 billion people). It also states that, ‘there is a direct correlation between dent...
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Brushing up on your benefits

Many have sight but few have vision. How can dental and optical benefits have a positive impact on an employees overall health? Oral diseases are among the most common diseases in the world. The Global Burden of Disease Study, 2016 estimated that oral diseases affected half of the world’s population (3.58 billion people). It also states that, ‘there is a direct correlation between dent...
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