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Aug 30 2019

Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] All of the teeth a person will ever have are present at birth, sitting higher up in the skull structure. First, a set of 20 baby teeth erupts and falls out. Then 32 permanent teeth grow in. The first set of molars usually becomes visible at age 6, the second set around 12, and the final set, commonly known as wisdom teeth, appear sometime before age 21. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] Teeth are categorised by their placement and function. The sharper teeth can tear food into smaller pieces and...

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Aug 23 2019

What’s Up With Brushing Your Teeth For Exactly Two Minutes?

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Some things feel like they’re going to take forever, like standing in line for bubble tea, waiting for your Grab to arrive when you’re running late, and brushing your teeth for two whole minutes. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] We were all taught to brush our teeth for two minutes, twice a day, but did you ever wonder why? [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] Brushing for at least two minutes a day is great for your oral health. Science shows it really can boost your oral health. In fact, brushing fewer than two times a day...

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Aug 16 2019

Am I a Good Candidate for Invisalign® Treatment?

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] When you think of orthodontic treatment you might get a horrifying image of a dental drill bearing down on you or the sight of your teeth wrapped up in an ugly metal cage of braces.  [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] Fear not, because with the advent of technology, Invisalign® Clear Aligners, is a no-brainer option for those who want to straighten their teeth in a discreet way.  [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] There are a number of factors that determine your candidacy for the treatment. Let’s have a look at them now: [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] Teeth Complexity Invisalign® treatment...

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Invisalign® Clear Aligners
Aug 07 2019

Common Orthodontic Issues Fixed by Invisalign® Clear Aligners

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Not everyone is blessed with perfectly straight teeth. The good news is that orthodontic treatments are available for individuals who want to do something about that. Perfectly aligned teeth aren’t only for beauty purposes, it’s also something vital for your overall oral health. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] However, wearing braces as an adult could be a little troublesome, not to mention embarrassing. This is why Invisalign® treatment is such a great choice to take care of crooked and misaligned teeth because it’s more discreet than conventional braces. Not...

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Jul 26 2019

Lead an Active Lifestyle with Invisalign® Clear Aligners

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Many people, especially younger teens, lead very active lifestyles. During orthodontic treatment, however, they may be afraid of engaging too much in sports for fear of breaking their brace brackets or snapping the wires. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_single_image image="22581" img_size="medium" alignment="center" hover_animation="no"][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] The answer to this problem is Invisalign® Clear Aligners. Being removable, Invisalign® aligners allow for an easier way of playing sports without interrupting treatment progress. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] Don't Forget Your Mouthguard If you play a contact sport such as football, we recommend wearing a mouthguard to protect your teeth...

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Jul 20 2019

The Importance of Flossing Your Teeth

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] It is important to floss regularly. Even though it might seem pointless at times, flossing helps to prevent the buildup of plaque, which can lead to tartar. Flossing also helps to remove those pesky food particles that your toothbrush can’t seem to reach. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] How Does Flossing Help Protect My Gums? Many people who suffer from sensitive or bleeding gums may try to avoid flossing for fear of making the condition worse. However, flossing can actually improve the health of your gums, leading to less bleeding in...

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Jul 15 2019

The Benefits of Invisalign® for Adults

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Let’s face it, traditional braces are getting more and more unpopular among adults because fixed appliances like brackets and wires are troublesome and affect your appearance and the way you eat too. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] At TAG Dental, our orthodontists are making it possible for you to straighten your smile with the least discomfort with the help of Invisalign® aligners. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] Here are some pretty awesome reasons why one should consider investing in Invisalign aligners: [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_single_image image="22469" img_size="medium" alignment="center" hover_animation="no"][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] Reason #1: They're Almost Invisible! Perhaps the biggest benefit of...

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Jul 05 2019

Are You Harming Your Teeth Unknowingly?

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] You might think brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day, or seeing your dentist regularly is sufficient for your dental health. But it’s time to go the extra mile to take care of your teeth. Everyone has the occasional bad habit, but if you are aware of them, you can reduce the damage to your teeth. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] Bad Habit #1: Chewing On Ice Many of us are guilty of this but did you know crunching on an ice cube could potentially crack or chip your teeth?...

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Jun 28 2019

It’s Not Too Late To Get The Smile You Want

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Orthodontics are a great way for people of all ages to get that movie star smile. But when most people think of orthodontic work, they usually picture a teenager in braces. The look of traditional braces means many adults are discouraged from seeing an orthodontist later in life. However, there are other options! Keep reading to find the right solution for you. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] Ceramic Braces Ceramic braces use wires to straighten teeth just like metal braces. The difference is the tooth-coloured ceramic brackets are less noticeable than...

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Jun 21 2019

How To Save Broken Teeth?

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Teeth that have been knocked out are called avulsed teeth. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] A tooth can be knocked out by any sort of blow to the mouth, especially while playing contact sports. Teeth can be replaced in the socket successfully if proper action is taken as soon as possible. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_single_image image="22424" img_size="medium" alignment="center" hover_animation="no"][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] I'm Bleeding, What Should I Do? Get a clean cloth and fold it up, then hold it over the socket and bite down. Keep your jaws together to apply pressure. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] If you need to...

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