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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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GET TO KNOW YOUR TEETH

We use them every day to bite, chew and eat. They brighten up our smiles and add definition to our faces. But when it comes to the crunch, how much do we actually know about our teeth? What's what in our mouth Molors - Molar teeth are found in all four quadrants of our mouth. They have a large crown with four or more cusps and a broad chewing surface. They are the largest of the teeth. Molar...
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DENTAL EMERGENCIES – DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO?

Knocks and Tumbles are part of childhood and can result in damage to teeth. Ensure your child wears a mouth guard while playing sports. A mouth guard can protect your child’s teeth and mouth from injury and may also reduce the risk of concussion should an accident occur. We recommend mouth guards that are custom made by your dentist because they fit better. If a dental emergency occurs, se...
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HEALTHY HABITS FOR HEALTHY KIDS

What Causes Tooth Decay and Cavities? A sticky film of bacteria, called dental plaque is constantly forming on the teeth and especially in the area where the teeth and gum meets and also on the biting surface of the teeth. When your child eats or drinks foods containing sugars or other carbohydrate, the dental plaque converts the sugars into acid. Normally the acid is neutralized by saliva but ...
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