Dr. Rafia Mustafa

General Dental Surgeon with specialist interest in Implantology.

BDS, RDS, ORE(UK), PGDIP(Rest. & Aesth.) UK, PGDIP (Implants) UK, Fellow in Implants (AOIA)

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March 16, 2019

Teeth Whitening

Dr. Rafia

No two smiles are exactly alike in their shape or appearance. We generally think of teeth as being white, but tooth enamel has many subtle shades. Teeth may appear bright white, bluish gray or yellow-white and may look light or dingy. Why do teeth get discoloured? There are several reasons. Genetics play a role in tooth colour and how quickly tooth enamel discolours. Some discolouration takes place naturally with age. Trauma to teeth, illness, medications, and exposure to certain foods,...

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March 16, 2019

Diet and your Teeth – The facts

Dr. Rafia

Tooth decay rates have declined for many years, but there’s a growing concern amongst dentists. Many of their teen and adult patients are consuming record numbers of sugar-filled sodas, sweetened fruit drinks and non-nutritious snack foods. These items generally have little if any nutritional value and some dentists fear they are taking a toll on teeth. Nutrition: The foods we choose affect our overall health, including our teeth and gums. Without a balanced diet, health problems, including obesity, nutrient deficiencies...

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March 16, 2019

Dental Sealant

Dr. Rafia

One of the most common places that tooth decay develops is on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, the premolars and molars. When you run your tongue along the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, you can feel depressions and grooves. These indentations, called pits and fissures, help to grind food. Regular brushing and cleaning between teeth with floss or another interdental cleaner help remove food particles and bacteria from the smooth surfaces of tooth enamel. However, it is...

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March 16, 2019

Dental Implants – Are they a good fit for you?

Dr. Rafia

What are they? Implants are man-made “anchors” that look like cylinders or screws. They are artificial replacements for natural tooth roots. Implants are used in upper and lower jaws. They are made of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body. They attach to the jawbone and gum tissue to become a stable base for one or more replacement teeth. Dental Implants have been used for several decades. More patients are choosing them as an option to...

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March 16, 2019

Childhood Caries

Dr. Rafia

Tooth decay (Caries) in children is extremely common but can be prevented by taking very simple measures early on in your child’s life. What is Childhood Caries? It is tooth decay that occurs in the primary (baby) teeth of young children. It occurs when the child’s teeth are frequently exposed to sugary liquids and mild including breast milk, formula, fruit juice, soda and other sweetened liquids – for long periods of time. Tooth decay in baby teeth can progress rapidly...

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March 16, 2019

Do you grind your teeth? How to treat and prevent Bruxism

Dr. Rafia

What is it? Have you ever been awakened yourself in the middle of the night with a loud clenching or grinding sound? If so, you may want to speak with your dentist regarding a condition called bruxism. Bruxism is a habit of grinding or clenching the teeth. Clenching means you tightly hold your top and bottom teeth together. Grinding occurs when you slide your teeth back and forth over each other. There are a few symptoms that are characteristic of...

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