Advantages Of Treating Tongue Tie In Infants

Posted on: 26 October 2016

Tongue tie, more formally called ankyloglossia, occurs when a tendon called the lingual frenulum is either shorter or stronger than usual, making it so the tongue's motion is restricted. This condition occurs in between 4 and 10 percent of all babies and is a genetic condition, meaning it can be passed down through families. It isn't always very obvious, but it can cause a number of issues if it isn't dealt with.
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Avoiding Sensitivity When Whitening Your Teeth

Posted on: 20 September 2016

Many people wish their teeth were whiter. The good news is that there are several over-the-counter whitening treatments available. These are safe and effective, and they can result in a noticeable difference in the whiteness and brightness of your teeth. Some people experience teeth and gum sensitivity while using them, however. Here are some tips on minimizing sensitivity during teeth whitening treatment. Follow the Directions  One common mistake people make is to think that if applying the gel or strips to the teeth once per day is good, then twice per day is better.
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5 Benefits Of Self-Ligating Braces

Posted on: 20 September 2016

If you are considering braces, you probably want the alignment process to be as quick and effective as possible. Self-ligating braces may be your best option. Here are a few reasons why: Self-ligating braces can straighten your teeth quicker than traditional braces. Self-ligating brackets can reduce the amount of time that you have to wear your braces. The brackets of traditional braces have no holes in them, so the archwire is attached to traditional brackets using elastic bands.
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Busting Dental Myths

Posted on: 10 August 2016

Bacteria and germs are the major culprits for causing tooth decay. Over the years many myths have been associated with dreaded plaque, tooth decay, and the causes of tooth decay. Here are a few of those myths and the real truth behind what makes them a myth. Hygiene Myths Bleeding Gums are normal. Fact: The first sign of infection is bleeding gums, which is caused by harmful plaque. Flossing is essential to reach up to 35% of the plaque-ridden areas on your tooth surfaces.
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