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Tooth Abscess Stages and What You Should Do at Each

February 15, 2021

Tooth abscesses are sores caused by an accumulation of pus inside a tooth. Dental abscesses typically result from bacterial infections occurring in the gums, jaw bone or in the nerve of the tooth (the “pulp”). The most common causes of abscessed teeth are untreated cavities, gum disease and mouth injuries. If you suspect that you […]

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Foods That Stain & Cause Yellow Teeth

January 25, 2021

What causes tooth discoloration and yellowing? While there are lots of underlying reasons for stained teeth from genetics to how you brush your teeth, one of the biggest culprits is highly pigmented food and beverages.    Your daily coffee or favorite soda may be hindering your efforts to whiten your teeth. Foods and drinks with […]

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4 Tips for Easing Dental Anxiety

November 13, 2020

If the thought of going to the dentist makes you feel stressed, anxious or fearful, you are not alone. Dental anxiety is common. It can be caused by negative past experiences, fear of pain or injections, invasion of personal space or anesthetic side effects. While experiencing these kinds of feelings is normal and understandable, if […]

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Dental Sedation: What to Expect

November 6, 2020

Sedation medication is often administered to patients who feel anxious about their dental procedure, have tooth sensitivity, have a low pain threshold or need a lot of dental work done. Regardless of the reason, your first time getting sedated at a dental office can be intimidating. You might feel better if you know what to expect […]

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How Much Fluoride Does My Child Need?

October 29, 2020

If you’re looking for ways to improve your child’s oral health, the solution may be as simple as your water supply. A daily dose of fluoride — in addition to daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular dentist appointments — can help children’s teeth develop properly and keep cavities at bay. Why Do Kids […]

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Electric Flossers — Are They Legit?

October 20, 2020

You may have seen advertisements in recent years for electric flossers and wondered if they work. Traditional floss is still the most effective way to clean plaque and tartar from the sides of teeth and remove food particles from between them. However, if the idea of new technology excites you and will help you clean your […]

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How Does Vaping Affect Your Teeth?

October 12, 2020

The use of vaping devices represents an increasing proportion of tobacco consumption and poses a significant threat to oral health. While these devices are advertised as a better alternative to regular cigarettes, they have not been approved as a smoking cessation aid in Canada.  What are the effects of vaping on teeth and oral health? We explore the answers to […]

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How to Minimize Cavities in Kids During Halloween

October 5, 2020

Fall is on the horizon, and it won’t be long before pumpkins appear on doorsteps and children start putting together this year’s costume plans. The Halloween season brings a lot of treats, but if you aren’t careful, those trickster cavities can set in! On average, Canadian households purchase enough candy to give three pieces to each […]

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What Are the Four Types of Teeth and Their Functions?

September 28, 2020

We sometimes take our teeth for granted, but they’re essential for healthy functioning. Teeth help us speak clearly, as well as chew and tear food. They also give us our unique smiles. Most adults have between 28 and 32 teeth, depending on whether or not they have undergone wisdom tooth removal. However, not all teeth are […]

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7 Things to Know About Invisalign®

September 23, 2020

7 Things to Know About Invisalign® If you want to straighten your teeth, you have a few options, including traditional braces and clear aligners from Invisalign®. Patients considering Invisalign® therapy can consider the following seven factors in their decision. 1. Invisalign® Is an Alignment Treatment for Crooked Teeth Invisalign® treatment uses clear aligners to straighten the patient’s […]

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