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Snoring: Talk To Your Dentist To Get Help

Snoring is one of the sleep disorder breathing (SDB) characterized by repetitive upper airway obstruction and consequent oxyhaemoglobin desaturation during deep stages of sleep. Snoring occurs when you can’t move air freely through your nose and throat during sleep. This will make the surrounding tissues vibrate, hence produces the familiar …

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Sinusitis Of Oro-Dental Origin

  Source: Blausen gallery 2014 Introduction The paranasal sinuses are air filled spaces behind cheekbones and forehead that includes the maxillary, frontal, ethmoid, and sphenoid sinuses. These spaces surround the nose and are close to the eyes and lining of the brain. Sinusitis is the inflammation of the sinus lining …

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Gag Reflex

Introduction Gagging in dental patients can be disruptive to dental treatment. Some people have a pronounced gag reflex that can be a severe limitation to their ability to accept dental care and the clinician’s ability to provide it. It can compromise all aspects of dentistry, from diagnostic procedures to active …

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Fake Braces

What are fake braces? Fake braces are the non genuine-liked braces (fixed orthodontic appliances) which are fixed to the teeth. They look similar; however, fake braces are not functioning as the real ones.  What are the fixed orthodontic appliances? Fixed orthodontic appliances are the apparatus used for orthodontic treatment. The …

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Cheek Biting

Introduction A condition characterized by chronic irritation or injury to the buccal mucosa (the lining of the inside of the cheek within the mouth) Etiology Dental malocclusion A proper alignment of the upper teeth are needed to prevent cheek and lips from being bitten and proper alignment of the lower …

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Weaning Diet & Dental Health

  What is weaning? Weaning is a process of gradually introducing a variety of solid foods into your baby’s diet while still continuing breast or infant formula milk. It is one of the important steps in the baby’s development. Weaning is also about getting your baby used to move solid …

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Protruding Teeth

Protruding teeth is a common problem in both children and adults. Protruding teeth create problems with mouth closure, chewing and speaking, and can make teeth more susceptible to injury, especially during contact sports. Children with protruding teeth may suffer from self-esteem issues. What are the causes? Protruding teeth can be …

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Facial Paralysis

Introduction Facial paralysis or weakness is as the partial or total loss of voluntary facial movement because of facial nerve damage. This condition occurs due to temporary or permanent damage to the facial nerve. It usually occurs on just one side of the face, but can involve both sided of …

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Are You Wearing Braces?

Introduction Misaligned teeth and an incorrect bite are the most popular reason why patient seek for orthodontic treatment and wear braces. Braces: Braces are devices used in orthodontics to align and straighten teeth and help to position them with regard to a person’s bite at the same time also working …

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