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So, it's been quite a while since you last visited a Dentist, and now you're worried about running into hidden surprises. First of all, take a deep breath - we've got you covered.

And the good news is that not much at all has changed in regards to the overall Dental checkup procedure in the last decade. The following is a list of the things you should expect on your upcoming visit.

Getting ready for your appointment.

Despite what you may have been thinking, the most difficult part of this whole procedure is actually the paperwork you'll need to do...

Chronic Tooth Pain
If you are experiencing chronic tooth pain, you should head straight to the dentist. It could be something as simple as a tooth sensitivity, where a simple change in your daily routine could cure your pain. Or, if you have a sensitivity to hot or cold foods and liquids, it may be a decay of a certain tooth, a loose filling or an exposed root surface, all of which are not serious conditions and easy to fix. Another cause of tooth pain could be a more serious issue of periodontal disease or other medical condition. Don’t wait for the pain to get worse, make an appointment...

Dental Implants vs Dentures: What's Best? 
As you age, your gums naturally recede. This results in sensitivity and can even lead to tooth loss. Of course, tooth loss can also occur if you neglect your oral hygiene to the point where you develop a gum disease and it gets too far gone. When this happens, you may have no choice but to get dentures or dental implants. However, which one is the better option for you? Here are the facts about dentures and dental implants so that you know which is better for you.

Regular Dentures

These days, with all the advancements in dental technology,...

Flossing is important and here's why.

1. Plaque is a swiftly moving menace to your health.

Flossing is the best and baddest weapon used to fight plaque. Even skipping one day a week flossing is better than not flossing at all. Keeping your teeth, gums and body healthy are the results of winning the war against plaque. Floss is the weapon of defense because floss removes the trash and fragments that stick to your teeth with the buildup of plaque. Also, floss gives a pretty polish to your teeth and makes your breath smell sweeter.

2. By flossing every day, you make your...

What is Odontophobia?               

There are a plethora of phobias in our world, everything from arachnophobia, the fear of spiders, to Lepidopterophobia, the fear of butterflies. But what, exactly, is a phobia? A phobia is an irrational fear or aversion to something. So irrational, in fact, that it could lead a person to leap from a moving vehicle to avoid a harmless little spider or a majestic monarch butterfly. Now, most people view this as a bit over the top, but it happens. 

Odontophobia, the fear of dentists,...

wisdom teeth

In the rear of the mouth are the third molars, which are referred to as the wisdom teeth. Although these are said to come with knowledge, many people suffer lots of pain with them. Sometimes a person can even have a dangerous result occur when the wisdom teeth emerge from the gums. Hence, many dental specialists recommend removal of them before they cause damage and discomfort


Many people erroneously believe they will have no trouble or issues with the wisdom teeth emerging. However, knowing the precise dangers of an...