• Hormones and Dental Health: What Every Woman Needs to Know

    Hormones and Dental Health: What Every Woman Needs to Know

    Women are mostly affected with oral health problems because of the unique hormonal changes they experience. Increased female hormones, estrogen and progesterone, cause increased blood flow towards the gums which causes overreaction to anything that may irritate the gums such as bacteria and plaque. This overreaction leads to gums being inflamed, swollen, and even bleeding.

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  • Anesthesia and Sedation for your Child

    Anesthesia and Sedation for your Child

    Most parents feel anxious for their children whenever the dentist mentions anesthesia and/or sedation is required for a procedure. If you are one of these parents, you might have a long list of questions to ask your dentist. If it is your child’s first time to undergo dental procedure under anesthesia, continue reading below as we run through important questions that might be on

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  • What is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?

    Tooth decay in infant and toddlers is also known as “Baby Bottle Tooth Decay” or “Early Childhood Caries”. Baby Bottle Tooth Decay most often occurs in the upper front teeth of your child. Although baby teeth may seem to be temporary, importance should be given to baby teeth.  As previously discussed, baby teeth are important in

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  • Part II: Toothpaste Ingredients, Yay or Nay

    We previously discussed the first three ingredients found in toothpastes – here are others that you can also find in your toothpastes. Humectant System This system is composed of humectant (ingredients that retains moisture) and binding agents (keeps all ingredients mixed). Without humectant and a binding agent, toothpaste would look dry and stirring will be

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