Author Archives: Sunningdale Dental Centre

Dental Implants

Many factors can contribute to the loss of your teeth, including cavities, poor oral hygiene leading to gum and periodontal disease, bite problems, infection, fractured roots, and accidents. When teeth are lost, the bone that was around those teeth is … Continue reading

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Missing Teeth – What’s the Big Deal?

Teeth can be lost through a variety of reasons.  Decay, periodontal disease (bone loss), trauma, infection, and congenital abnormalities may all result in tooth loss. Society values a nice smile, and  misjudges those without teeth, hence people often hesitate to … Continue reading

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Phone a Friend

Remember the game show – Who Wants To Be a Millionaire. If contestants were unsure of the answer they had 3 life lines – poll the audience, phone a friend and 50/50. Sometimes choices in dentistry can be confusing. There … Continue reading

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Different Types of Teeth

There are 4 different kinds of permanent teeth.  Why are some teeth thin, while others are thick with a biting surface that has peaks and grooves?  The answer is the teeth look different from one another because they are designed to do different … Continue reading

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Managing all those Sweet Halloween Treats

Halloween is an exciting time for children. They get to dress up in their favorite costume and trick or treat for lots of loot.  However, it is not such an exciting time for parents! Now that Halloween has come and gone, … Continue reading

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Nail Biting and Your Health

Nail Biting You may have been advised to avoid chewing on hard nuts, and ice cubes as it may chip your teeth.  The same warning applies to nail biting.  Dental enamel is the strongest tissue in the body.  But habitually … Continue reading

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Breast Feeding and Early Childhood Caries

Is Your Breast Fed Baby at Risk for Early Childhood Caries? Our recent post discussed Baby Bottle Tooth Decay (Early Childhood Caries) and how and why it occurs.  It is important for Moms who breast feed their baby to know that just … Continue reading

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