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Nick Pentsa

What is an OPG?

OPGs are dental X-rays of the upper and lower jaws (Orthopantomagrams). This is a two-dimensional depiction of a half-circle from the ears to the ears. Using panoramic x-rays, multiple pictures of the maxilla (upper jaw) and mandible (lower jaw) can be collected to form a composite panoramic image. Objects outside of the viewing area appear fuzzy. You will…

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preventing decay
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Nick Pentsa

Simple Steps to Prevent Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is one of the most common oral health problems people face. Why is this happening and how can we avoid it ? Here are some recommendations to follow. First and foremost, maintain a healthy diet. Sugary foods and drinks have long been associated with tooth decay. Many harmless bacteria live in our mouths, but some of…

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Dental News
Nick Pentsa

Why does your Dentist take X-rays

Dental X-rays allow your dentist to see what’s going on beneath the surface of your teeth and gums that you can’t see with your own eyes. X-rays allow your dentist to examine the health of your mouth in great detail. Tooth decay is notorious for being evasive, as it does not often present visibly until much later. X-rays…

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Gold Coast Smiles

Teeth Whitening Ready for Summer

How Does Teeth Whitening Work? A lot of people are opting for teeth whitening to gain more confidence and improve their quality of life. How teeth whitening actually works is often a bit of a mystery so we want to explain exactly how it works so you can make an informed decision and decide if this is something…

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child dentistry
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Gold Coast Smiles

What age should a child first visit a dentist?

The sooner children begin regular dental checkups, the healthier their mouths will stay throughout their lives. Early dentist visits help prevent cavities and tooth decay, which may lead to pain, trouble concentrating or other medical issues. Young children with healthy teeth chew food easily, learn to speak clearly and smile with confidence. It is important to establish good…

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