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Oral irrigator (Waterpik)

An oral irrigator, also...

Root canal treatment

A root canal treatment...

Halitosis (Bad Breath)

Bad breath, medically...

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...

Mouthwash

Mouthwash is a liquid solution used to improve oral hygiene. Also called mouth rinse, oral rinse, or mouth bath, mouthwash is usually held in the mouth, and even used to gargle, for about half a minute before it is spat out. Most mouthwashes are antiseptic solutions,...

Periodontal (gum) disease treatments

Gum disease (or periodontal disease) is a serious infection that destroys the gums around teeth, as well as the supporting bone underneath. This disease has several stages. It usually begins with an initial phase called gingivitis, which is a superficial infection of...

Tooth sensitivity (sensitive teeth)

Tooth sensitivity is the pain that you may feel on one or many teeth. We mostly refer to the pain that is stimulated by eating hot or cold foods, drinking hot or cold drinks, consuming sweets, or even by breathing cold air from the mouth. When speaking of tooth...

Inlays and onlays

Inlays and onlays are restoration made in a dental laboratory to repair a tooth that has a defective filling or a cavity. Instead of using the usual restorative materials like amalgams (silver fillings) or composites (white fillings), it is possible to turn to a more...

Orthognathic surgery

Orthognathic surgery, or corrective jaw surgery, is a procedure that corrects conditions of the jaws and the face. In orthodontics, orthognathic surgery is performed when the upper and lower jaws don't meet harmoniously to fit together. While orthodontics straightens...

Permanent teeth (adult teeth)

Permanent teeth (or adult teeth) come after the set of primary teeth and are normally intended to remain in the mouth for the whole lifetime. There are 32 adult teeth, including eight incisors, four canines, eight premolars and twelve molars (among which there are...

How to have a beautiful smile?

Having a beautiful and genuine smile can affect your surroundings and how people perceive you because it's a way to communicate something positive and peaceful. Some people are luckier than others, in the way that they have straight teeth with no orthodontic...