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Sura Hadad

Dentist

Dr. Sura Hadad is a Dentist practicing in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dr. Hadad specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
23 years Experience
Sura Hadad
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

What is the importance of using dental floss?

You need to floss to take care of all the stuff that gets stuck in between your teeth. The tooth has 5 surfaces. Toothbrushing takes care of cleaning 3 surfaces and flossing takes READ MORE
You need to floss to take care of all the stuff that gets stuck in between your teeth. The tooth has 5 surfaces. Toothbrushing takes care of cleaning 3 surfaces and flossing takes care of cleaning the other 2 surfaces.

I have tooth sensitivity but no cavities. What could be the reason?

It could be many reasons. Some of those reasons are: clenching and/or grinding your teeth could cause cracks to the teeth and they become very sensitive; recession of the gums READ MORE
It could be many reasons. Some of those reasons are: clenching and/or grinding your teeth could cause cracks to the teeth and they become very sensitive; recession of the gums could cause root exposure, which is very sensitive to everything.

Is a baking soda rinse safe for my teeth?

It won’t damage your teeth. Proper flossing and brushing techniques can best clean teeth and prevent infections.

Can teeth whitening strips damage your enamel?

Anything that is used excessively can damage. Use as directed and it shouldn’t.

Are there any natural ways to whiten your teeth?

The toothpaste could be too abrasive for the teeth.

My daughter has a gap between her front two teeth. Is it normal?

How old is she? Because for young kids, it is normal. Once all the permanent teeth have erupted, if there's still a gap, then it can be fixed.

Do I need braces to get rid of the gap in my teeth?

There are options to close the gap. You can do bonding of the teeth which is composite build ups. Veneers are other options or crowns.

Is a root canal safe for a 3 year old?

The procedure is safe but usually we don’t preform complete root canals on baby teeth.

Can tooth grinding be a serious issue for kids?

If she has all her permanent teeth, then yes, she needs a night guard.

What should I do if my dentures feel loose?

Ask a dentist to check them. Most of the time, relines to the dentures make them fit better. Or, make new ones, depending on their status.

Do dental sealants need to be reapplied?

Dental sealants are good. And they do wear off in about 11-12 months.

What determines wisdom teeth removal?

If they have deep decay, are hard to clean, have infection around them, or are erupting sideways and affecting the adjacent teeth.

Where can I get flouride naturally?

Some food products have natural fluoride. Yes, there is such a thing as too much fluoride, mostly for kids.

Do dental implants ever fall out?

They don’t fall off if the patient’s health and oral hygiene is good and the proper placement techniques are followed.

How will chemo affect my oral health?

Keep hydrated and proper flossing and brushing techniques are good to follow.

What causes bad breath in the morning?

You have to floss and brush before bed too. Also your diet has a lot to do with it.

If my gums bleed, does it always mean a disease?

Make sure you floss and brush properly twice a day and, if it's still there, but not much, it is fine. But if it increases, go see your doctor.

When do dentists use an x-ray?

They use it to diagnose things in between the teeth and around the roots and bones. Always the first visit and, if no problems, then yearly.

The best way to get my children to brush their teeth?

You brush his teeth. Also some kids like flavoured toothpaste or if they don’t like toothpaste then just water. You can reward him for doing it.