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Eating Habits

If, like so many of us these days, your busy lifestyle means that your eating habits are changing from the traditional three meals a day to more snacking or grazing while you are on-the-go, then now would be a good time to include chewing sugarfree gum in your oral hygiene routine. The definitions for the[...]
Even if you brush your teeth daily, you may still have dangerous bacteria growing inside your mouth. Not only could that lead to periodontitis (an advanced form of gum disease that comes with symptoms such as bleeding when you brush and gum pain), but studies also find a link between poor oral hygiene and major[...]
A new survey of 2000 smokers by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has found that less than one in two (44%) smokers are worried about the negative effects of smoking on their teeth, and only in one in four (27%) are concerned about the effects of smoking on their gums.  Women smokers tend to be[...]
What to do in the case of a dental emergency in Kew Gardens Here are guidelines on how to handle common dental emergencies. Toothache See your dentist as soon as you feel discomfort or pain. Loosened or knocked-out tooth If your tooth becomes loose due to trauma, call your dentist. For a knocked out tooth,[...]
You may have heard recent press about the amount of children with oral health problems Here at Metropolitan smiles we specialize on the best dental practices for children. New statistics revealed more than 33,000 children were admitted to hospital for tooth extractions under general anaesthetic in the last year alone. We cannot let poor oral[...]

Dental erosion

Dental erosion is the loss of tooth enamel caused by acid attack from foods and drinks that are high in sugar. Enamel is the hard, protective coating of the tooth, which protects the sensitive dentine underneath. When the enamel is worn away, the dentine underneath is exposed, which may lead to pain and sensitivity. Every[...]
Tooth pain can range from mild and fleeting to throbbing and constant but the mechanism behind what you’re feeling is often the same: the nerves in the pulp chamber at the center of your affected tooth or teeth are responding to stimuli and sending out a warning in the form of a disagreeable sensation that[...]
While you’re sprucing up your home, cleaning the garage, and clearing out the pantry, don’t forget to give your smile a spring makeover, too. Whether you want your teeth to be brighter, whiter, or just healthier, our dentists in kew gardens can help you find new ways to improve your smile just in time for spring[...]
There are 3 reasons for ligament damage, aside from an obvious traumatic blow to the face: excessive bite force, disease, or a combination of both. Excessive bite force is considered “primary occlusal trauma.” It means that the tooth has experienced a prolonged excessive biting force beyond its tolerance. This is often a result of bruxism (habitual[...]
How Do I know If I have TMJ   Have you ever heard of TMJ syndrome? There are many misconceptions about it—but we’re here to clear up the facts about this common jaw disorder. TMJ stands for Temporomandibular joint. This is the joint that connects your lower jaw to the temporal bones of your skull.[...]