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Bad breath is a common problem but can often lead to enhanced self-awareness and anxiety. Also known as halitosis, bad breath can be caused by various factors ranging from bacteria inside the mouth, use of medications or other medical conditions such as sinusitis or reflux can also contribute to halitosis due to the bacterial involved.
While the enamel of teeth is in fact stronger than bone, it can still break in response to different factors. If you notice a rough or sharp area on a tooth, you may have cracked, chipped or broken a portion of your tooth or filling.
A cracked tooth occurs when the structural integrity of the enamel weakens and a faint line becomes visible on the surface. Possible causes of cracks include chewing on hard foods, injuries, teeth grinding, large fillings or regular wear-and-tear.
Jaw Pain & TMD
The jaws are a complex body part composed of several bones, a complex synovial joint (TMJ), muscles, ligaments and nerves. These work together to allow movements and function.
Gum disease is a very common condition that affects a large percentage of the population. It is commonly due to an accumulation of plaque and calculus (or tartar) which acts as an irritant leading to inflammation of the gums and bone.
Throughout our lifetime, there are many reasons we could have missing teeth. Some people have congenitally missing teeth, while other teeth may form poorly and need early removal.
Snoring & Sleep Apnoea
Snoring and sleep apnoea is a condition that may be experienced across all age groups. From young children to the older generation, snoring is not only interruptive to people nearby but it can also be a risk factor for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) – reduced oxygen intake during sleep.
Tooth decay is a process whereby bacteria within plaque causes breakdown of the tooth structure. Tooth decay is one of the most common dental problems and can affect people of all ages.
Wisdom teeth are the third set of adult molars and are located at the back of the jaw. They exhibit the highest variation in its presence, eruption age, and position of eruption.
Toothaches are a common reason for presenting to the dental clinic. While some toothaches can be preventable, others may be unpredictable and come without warning. Many things could be the cause of toothaches.
Tooth wear is the term used when tooth structure is lost due to a factor other than bacteria. The main types of tooth wear are Erosion, Attrition (grinding) and Abrasion.
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