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Oral irrigator (Waterpik)

An oral irrigator, also called water flosser or dental waterjet, is a device that cleans remaining plaque and food debris between teeth and around...

Root canal treatment

A root canal treatment is a procedure that repairs a tooth that was either infected, decayed in an advanced way, or that has been traumatized. The...

Broken fillings

Fillings can get worn or cracked after years of chewing or grinding the teeth. It is difficult to detect on ourselves a defective filling. However,...

Halitosis (Bad Breath)

Bad breath, medically named halitosis, can be the result of poor oral hygiene or other health problems. It can also become worse with the type of...

Cavity (tooth decay)

A cavity is a lesion due to the alteration of the enamel and the dentin of a tooth leading to the formation of a hole. Formation of a cavity A...

How thin are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are very thin layer of material placed on a tooth to correct its shape or its colour. The materials used by dentists are either porcelain or composite. But how thin are veneers really? It is important to note out that there are several types of...

Tongue cleaning

Tongue cleaning is the use of an oral hygiene device to clean the upper surface of the tongue. The papillae of the tongue are shaped to retain microorganisms and other debris including food, saliva and dead cells. One of the causes of halitosis, also known as bad...

Why you should not smoke after tooth extraction?

It is bad enough that you've been through tooth extraction, but you might be a smoker and your dentist told you not to smoke for a while. The average time that you shouldn't smoke is for 48 to 72 hours, and this for any extraction, including wisdom teeth removal. But...

Why are wisdom teeth called “wisdom teeth”?

Third molars are almost exclusively called "wisdom teeth". There are four of them, and they are the third and last set of molars, located all the way in the back of the mouth. They might either come out in the mouth if there is enough space, or they might stay...

Anaesthetics and sedation for oral treatments

Your dentist has access to many methods to help control anxiety, discomfort or pain when doing a dental treatment. Some methods, like local anaesthesia, are very common. Whereas other approaches may be used in only particular cases. It is important to mention to your...

Precautions to take after dental fillings

If you had dental fillings but you don't know what to expect, here are some detailed situations that may happen after, and what you should do if you encounter them. It is important to point out that each filling is unique, and your dentist's recommendations are more...

Veterinary dentistry

A veterinary dental specialist is a veterinarian who has specialized in preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases related to the mouth and jaws of animals. Basically, it’s a dentist for animals that may perform services such as root canal, oral surgery, gum disease...

For which sports should you use a mouthguard?

Usually mouthguards are associated with tough contact sports such as boxing; basketball or rugby. But the truth is that teeth are susceptible to breaking during almost any sport, even biking, skating, or ballet dancing (if you dance with a partner, you can receive an...

Dental x-rays

Dental radiographs are images that help detect problems, when present, that the eyes cannot see. Dentists use x-rays to look for cavities, bone loss in periodontal disease, chronic infections, benign or malignant masses in the jaws, or hidden dental structures such as...