16 Apr 2014
April 16, 2014

B is for: Bite

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The manner in which your teeth come together and how well you chew is known as your ‘bite’. Occlusion is the study of the bite and malocclusion basically means you have an imbalanced or malfunctioning bite with high spots and interferences. Problems with your bite can result from missing teeth, crowding of or spaces between.. read more →

15 Apr 2014
April 15, 2014

B is for: Bacteria

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For purposes of oral health there are three main types of bacteria in the mouth you need to know about: Aerobic bacteria live along the gum line and produce the white sticky stuff called plaque by your dentist. It is the stuff that causes gingivitis which is inflammation of the gums around your teeth. Signs of gingivitis.. read more →

14 Apr 2014
April 14, 2014

A is for Appreciation

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Appreciation is among the most positive of attitudes; it effects our mindset and contributes to our overall health.  It’s a time-out to recognize what we value and are grateful for. The Austrian psychiatrist Viktor Frankl was a prime example of the transformative power of appreciation. With its practice, even just for moments at a time,.. read more →

13 Apr 2014
April 13, 2014

A is for: Abscessed Tooth

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The symptom of an abscess is swelling that occurs in the gums or lip. It usually is caused by an infection in a tooth or the bone around the tooth. Eventually it will ooze or release pus due to pressure. Causes are periodontal or gum infection, tooth decay that has gotten too deep, or trauma due to.. read more →

12 Apr 2014
April 12, 2014

A is for: Anxiety

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Anxiety is a huge problem in dentistry. It has been estimated that fully half of the population avoids going to the dentist and the majority of these people don’t go because of fear of pain. In this day and age of ‘modern’ dentistry that is a shame. There are many ways to help make your.. read more →