Monthly Archives: January 2010
Canker sores, also known as aphtous ulcers or, in our local vernacular, “singaw,” are small ulcers in the lining of the mouth that are frequently painful and sensitive. It can occur at any age, but it is more commonly seen in teenagers. Allow this dentist in Makati to share some singaw remedies.
So you’re thinking of getting braces? Well, it doesn’t have to be the ten-thousand-year treatment some of your friends suffer through. At my dental clinic in Makati, we’re talking metal in your mouth for a WHOLE YEAR LESS!
Oral Prophylaxis is the thorough scaling and polishing of your teeth surfaces above, between and under the gums. It removes built-up materials in between your teeth; stains from coffee, tea, cigarettes or red wine are also cleaned away when your Makati dentist polishes your teeth. Let me tell you more.
Research shows that health problems as varied as headaches and breathing problems may be related to abnormal alignments of the bones of the face and jaw, all of which is related to malpositioning of teeth. When there are misalignment on any of these components, chances are the rest of your body will follow suit. Some would complain of neck, shoulder or back pains and clicking of jaws while others will present slouching, dissymmetry of facial features and idiosyncratic symptoms like itching of the inside of the ears. They may not be aware that they are suffering from a not so known disorder called Tempero-Mandibular Disorder, or TMD. Learn more about TMD, and how the Makati Dentist can help you.
My wife and I are both dentists, so it puzzled and disappointed us to find a couple of gray areas (initial sign of cavities) forming in between our son’s lower front teeth, despite our meticulous cary preventive routine. Disappointed, she started doing research and came to the conclusion that our son inherited her salivary ph, which is a bit on the acidic side. Her research led to her rediscovery of GC Tooth Mousse. I call it a rediscovery because we’d both heard about this product but didn’t give it much attention. After purchasing the product, my wife applied it on our son’s teeth after the nightly toothbrushing ritual, making sure it coated the teeth. We just left it in until he fell asleep.
Many Philippine dentists, including Makati dentists like myself, dislike the metal behind most porcelain crowns, and for years, we had to make do with chair-side troubleshooting to make the artificial teeth look more natural. This was because it took too much time to return these crowns to the dental laboratories that manufacture them.