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Frenectomy is a dental procedure in which frenum is removed. Frenum is a small portion or a fold which holds the organ in the body and prevents it moving too far. There are several methods in order to perform this process. The lingual frenectom...

Cleft Palate
Cleft palate is a congenital anomaly that represents a split or gap at the roof (palate) of the mouth cavity. During developmental phase, a fetus possesses two portions of his palate, right and left. These two portions unite together to generate a c...

Dental Sealants
Sealants are a thin, plastic coating applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Sealants are safe, painless and an affordable way to help protect your child's back teeth from decay.

Conscious Sedation
Conscious sedation is the use of medication to relax a child without loosing consciousness. It is recommended for uncooperative children with severe anxiety. Usually these children are young or have trouble managing their anxiety.

Children Teeth
Unless there is a problem or complain from the child, the first dental visit should be between age 1-2. It is an important visit where parents learn the appropriate way of maintaining a child's oral health.

Special Needs Children
Most special needs children require special treatment, some children are very susceptible to tooth decay, gum disease, and others require medication and have physical difficulty that required special attention.

Thumb Sucking Habit
This type of sucking is normal and provides security for babies and young children. For young babies it is a way of contact with the world as part of the learning process.

Space Maintainers
If a baby tooth is lost too soon, the teeth beside it may tilt or drift into the empty space, early corrective treatment “space mainteners”may be necessary to prevent more extensive treatment (including orthodontia-braces) in the future.

When Do Teeth Appear
A chart showing when baby and permanenet teeth erupt in the oral cavity.
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