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Should I floss before or after brushing my teeth?

Have you ever wondered which one is first - flossing or brushing?

10 Tips to Stop Thumb Sucking

How can you stop thumb sucking in children? Take a look at these useful tips.

Thumb sucking

Consequences of digit sucking include dislocating the front teeth and malocclusion. Thumb sucking children must undergo psychological and dental treatment.


Gap between adjacent teeth is called diastema. It is a hereditary condition but can also appear due to large labial frenulum, tongue thrusting, gum disease or disproportionately large jaw.

Supernumerary teeth

Hyperdontia means having extra teeth in the mouth. The supernumerary teeth can erupt normally, remain impacted or cause teeth crowding. They can vary in shape and location.

Strawberry Tongue

Due to the enlargement of the fungiform papillae the tongue appears dotted with raised papillae. This oral condition is called a strawberry tongue.

Cephalometric tracing and landmarks

List of the cephalometric landmarks, planes and angles. How to assess the jaw relation and growth using the Frankfort Plane, Mandibular and Maxillary plane.

Orthodontic headgear

The orthodontic headgear is a dental appliance that modifies the jaw growth and is used for treating jaw relation discrepancies.

Cephalometric analysis

The cephalometry is used by orthodontists to evaluate the relationship between the skeletal structures, jaws, teeth and soft tissues.

What is the difference between dental tape and dental floss?

Dental floss is a thin cord comprising of filaments while the dental tape has a flat surface that slides easily in between the teeth. The dental tape does not snap or harshly strike the gums the way dental floss does.

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