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Missing teeth: What are the tooth replacement options

Some people are born with the potential of missing teeth. Genetics can determine what teeth are present. If you have missing teeth, your family may have experienced the same. Similarly, teeth sometimes lack space to erupt and stay hidden in the gums. Teeth are also lost due to decay and gum disease necessitating extraction. Sports…

Milk Caries: How can you reduce your child’s risk

Babies and toddlers are vulnerable to a type of dental decay or caries known as milk caries or bottle caries. This is because baby teeth have thin enamel, which is less resistant to plaque acid than adult teeth. As a result, any time we eat, even healthy food, the bacteria in our mouth produce acid,…

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Orthodontics: Red Flags to look out for

Are you concerned about your child’s teeth and would like to know more about orthodontic options? Dr Thushala Ubaya delves into Orthodontics for children and identifies red flags to look out for. As every child grows and develops from childhood to young teenagers, a common consideration for parents and children is whether orthodontic treatment is…

Is swimming staining your child’s teeth?

Did you know that the brown staining on your child’s front teeth can actually be caused by the swimming pool? Most parents are surprised to hear this. This staining can happen when teeth are exposed to chlorinated water for extended periods of time. For example, it’s more likely when a swimmer spends more than six…

Transform Your Smile: Cosmetic Dentistry Explained

One of the most common requests from my clients is, “Doctor, is there a way I can change my smile?” There are many ways to transform the smile. With any journey that we embark there must be a destination in mind. So, I will lay out some basic ideas to consider if you decide to…

Your child’s first dental visit: What to expect

There is a lot to consider in a child’s first year of life. It can be daunting taking your child to the dentist for the first time. You may be unsure about what to expect. However, our team of dentists strive to provide positive experiences for you and your child. The dentist will examine your…

Is your new diet damaging your teeth?

2022 marks the start of another year. It’s a magical time of year where a brand new year with new opportunities lies ahead. If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to improve your health and fitness, be mindful of how this could affect your teeth. Breaking old habits can be quite a challenge, and while…

Sensitive Teeth: Causes, Remedies & Treatment

What are the causes of sensitive teeth? An unexpected pain or discomfort while eating, drinking or even breathing are common symptoms of sensitive teeth. The nature, severity and longevity of the sensitivity can be indicative of the underlying cause of the pain. The good news is that most tooth sensitivity is generally a minor issue…

Oral Microbiome: What is it? How does it affect Health and Well Being?

What is an Oral Microbiome? The Oral microbiome (also called as Oral microbial flora) is a community of microorganisms, predominantly bacteria, found within the mouth of humans and animals. Several hundred species of bacteria (1300+ identified till date) exist within this delicately balanced community. It is the second most diverse biome of the body, after the gut….

Dental Care myths unraveled

Does an electric toothbrush make your teeth cleaner? Do you need to use mouthwash and why do we have more dental problems as we age.  Dr Dianne Sainsbury unpacks all the dental myths below. An electric toothbrush is better than a normal toothbrush It all depends on your technique.   If your technique is up to…

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