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5 Benefits of Smiling

We all know how a simple act of smiling can brighten up the day and that it’s good for us. However, if you still need more reasons to smile a little more often, keep reading ahead as we shine a light on the top 5 benefits of smiling.  1) Elevates mood and relieves stress The act … Continue reading

What is a dead tooth?

Our teeth are made up of three layers, enamel, dentine, and pulp. Enamel is the outermost protective layer of the tooth structure. It is the most calcified and strongest substance in the human body and resists dental decay. The next layer is the dentine, which is a little less calcified than enamel and encases the … Continue reading

Tooth pain after root canal treatment: why and what to do?

  Have you recently undergone a root canal treatment, but the tooth still hurts? Why is that, and what should you do about it? Root canal treatment is a routinely performed dental treatment that aims to save a damaged and painful tooth. It is performed to deal with a painful tooth that can result from … Continue reading

Tooth extraction aftercare

If you have recently had your teeth pulled or extracted, proper aftercare is essential to ensure the extraction wound heals uneventfully.  After a tooth is removed, it leaves a hole in the jawbone. As soon as the tooth is pulled out, this hole gets filled with blood, which forms a blood clot. This blood clot … Continue reading

What is trauma from Occlusion?

Occlusion is the way our upper and lower jaw come or fit together. The occlusion is considered normal when the upper and lower teeth are correctly aligned and come together in a stabilized position. However, sometimes, unaligned teeth and disturbing jaw relation can cause the occlusion to be abnormal. This abnormal fit of the upper … Continue reading

How to choose the right toothpaste?

Have you ever found yourself in a department store staring at the colorful stacked boxes of toothpaste, wondering which to choose? If this sounds like a situation you have been in, this blog is for you. We discussed choosing the right toothbrush in the past, and today we will talk about selecting the right toothpaste … Continue reading