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Fissure Seals.

The dentist suggested I should get the grooves in my teeth filled in, what does that mean? Unless you’ve ever shone a really bright torch into someone’s mouth, you might never have noticed that the teeth are not just square little white blocks. They’re actually covered in grooves a.....
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Are Electric Toothbrushes Better Than Manual Ones?.

This debate has been raging longer than Holden versus Ford! Patients constantly ask us which is better and which they should use to keep their teeth as clean as possible, and to prevent cavities. The true is, they are both as good as each other – as long as you know how to use them.Some people like .....
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How Can I Get to the Dentist When I Have Children to Look After?.

Parents of little children may be overdue for their dental check-up, and may find it challenging to get it done. This is one of the common problems that mums and dads face.Many of us that work at Sailors Bay Dentistry are parents too, so we can understand how hard it could be to juggle everything. W.....
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My Dentist Mentioned That I've Been Grinding My Teeth!.

The Impact of Tooth GrindingTooth grinding, or bruxism, is one of the common dental problem – It’s thought that about five percent of the population are regular forceful tooth grinders. [1,] [2] Though, many of them may be completely unaware of their habit as it usually happens when they are asleep......
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Thumb Sucking.

Why Do Children Suck Their Thumb?Thumb or finger sucking is a common habit amongst children. The compulsion to suck is often comforting for the child, and can begin in-utero or when they are very young. Prior to the age of five or six, thumb sucking is not concerning. However, after this age the adu.....
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