Buck Teeth: What are they and what causes them?

Buck teeth are also known as an overbite or malocclusion [source]. This is when your front teeth are protruding over your lower teeth. There are various reasons why one’s front teeth could have an overbite, it can be caused by thumb-sucking, tongue thrusting or it can be hereditary. Depending on the severity of the protrusion, […]

Are E-cigarettes Bad for Your Teeth?

What is an E-cigarette? This is an electronic cigarette that simulates the traditional method of tobacco smoking. They come in many different shapes and sizes and are sometimes referred to as “e-cigs,” “vapes,” “vape pens” etc. Inside there is a battery, a heating element, and a place to hold a liquid that usually contains nicotine. […]

The Power of Sealants


You regularly brush and floss your teeth. You also make sure to visit your dentist for your routine dental checkup. Yet, your teeth still get cavities. Your dentist may have suggested sealants for added protection to your oral health.  Dental sealants serve as a protective coating in liquid form placed on the teeth, specifically the […]

How To Make Your Dental Visit More Comfortable

Keeping your teeth healthy is not a challenge. There are a lot of things you need to do to ensure your dental health is at its healthiest state. For example, you need to practice proper dental hygiene with brushing and flossing daily. There are also foods and drinks you need to avoid so your teeth […]

How Dentists Repair a Chipped Tooth

chipped teeth

You might not have heard that your tooth’s enamel is the hardest tissue there is in your body. Did you know that biting hard food such as ice or hard candy can make your tooth cracked or give you a chipped tooth? If you fall hard, receive a blow on your face or bite down […]

Is Fluoride Really Important?

dentist holding up a tablet with fluoride information

According to the data from the FDI World Dental Federation, tooth decay affects almost all adults and about 60-90% of children in the world. While in the US, more than 16.9% of children, and 31.6% of adults are living with untreated dental caries. Tooth decay doesn’t just cause you many sleepless nights because of toothache, […]

Tongue Scraping – What It Is and What It Could Do For Your Hygiene

Tongue Scraping

We always heard of the importance of flossing and brushing our teeth. But were you ever told about tongue-scraping? Your tongue is a muscular organ that aids you in chewing and swallowing foods. And just like the teeth, this too can harbor bacteria and needs to be properly cleaned. And regardless of how you regularly […]

Get To Know Your Oral Microbiome

Oral Microbiome

As disgusting as it may sound, your mouth is home to hundreds of microorganisms. While there are about 34-72 species of bacteria in some people; there are also individuals that are host to more than 700 different strains,  with 50% of these have not been cultivated. Yes, your mouth is an ecosystem of bacteria and […]

What Is TMJ & How Can A Dentist Help?

Do you sometimes feel jaw pain? Do you feel pain when you chew or do you find it difficult to chew when eating, especially hard food? If your answer is YES then you might be suffering from a temporomandibular joint disorder or commonly known as TMJ disorder.  The temporomandibular joint is a joint that acts […]

What Are Mouthguards

What Are Mouthguards Mouthguards are devices that you wear on your mouth, completely covering your teeth and gums, as a protection against injuries to the teeth, mouth, cheeks, and jaw. Mouthguards are mainly used as a protective device when playing contact sports, however, it can also be used in managing symptoms of bruxism or in […]