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Monday , Jan 23,2017


Many Canadians are looking to brighten their smile. The colour of teeth can darken with age and accumulation of surface stains. There are a number of whitening options available to consumers. The best way to learn about these is to talk to your dentist....

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Monday , Jan 23,2017


Only your dentist has the skills, training, expertise to provide a comprehensive diagnosis about your oral health condition, and to advise you on appropriate treatment and care. Your dentist can help you establish a routine of daily cleaning and preventive visits to keep your oral health good for life....

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Monday , Jan 23,2017


Located on each side of your face, the temporomandibular joints connect your lower jaw to your skull. These joints and their accompanying muscles allow you to open and close your mouth, and to move your lower jaw from side to side. You can feel these joints by placing your fingers in front of your ears and opening your mouth....

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Monday , Jan 23,2017


Knowing how to brush your teeth is an important skill that children should learn at an early age. However, some children—and even adults—aren’t always doing what they should when brushing their teeth. Be sure that your kids—and you—are brushing the right way....

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Monday , Jan 23,2017


Smoking reduces blood flow and the supply of vital nutrients to your gums, including vitamin C. Without the proper nutrients, you can develop gum disease, bone loss, and even tooth loss. This is because smoking triggers the accumulation of bacteria in plaque...

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Monday , Jan 23,2017


A mouth guard is a flexible appliance that is worn during athletic and recreational activities to prevent injuries to your mouth and face, such as split lips, broken teeth, and jaw fractures....

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Monday , Jan 23,2017


Orthodontics is a special discipline of dentistry concerned with aligning the teeth and jaws to improve one’s smile and oral health. A dentist usually recommends braces to improve the patient’s physical “orofacial” appearance....

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Monday , Jan 23,2017


Wisdom teeth are another name for the third molars. Most people have three permanent molars in each quadrant of their mouth. First molars typically erupt around age 6, while second molars emerge around age 12....

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Monday , Jan 23,2017


Dentin hypersensitivity, more commonly referred to as sensitive teeth, can be defined as short, sharp pains that come from exposed dentin (the layer of tissue found beneath the hard enamel that contains the inner pulp). ...

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Monday , Jan 23,2017


Flossing is an integral part of your oral health regimen; however, many people don’t spend enough time flossing their teeth, or they don’t floss at all. By flossing just once a day, you can decrease your risk of gum disease and increase your chances of maintaining good oral health throughout your lifetime....

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Monday , Jan 23,2017


Tooth erosion, or tooth wear, is the loss of the surrounding tooth structure. This loss occurs when the hard part of your teeth—which is called the enamel—is worn away by acid. Over time, this erosion can leave your teeth sensitive, cracked, and discolored....

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Monday , Jan 23,2017


Periodontal means “around the tooth.” Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. Periodontal disease can affect one tooth or many teeth....

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Monday , Jan 23,2017


If you’re planning to become pregnant or suspect you’re already pregnant, it’s important that you visit us at Glenashton Dental Centre right away. Pregnancy may cause unexpected oral health changes due to hormones—particularly an increase in estrogen and progesterone—which can exaggerate the way in which gum tissues react to plaque....

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Monday , Jan 23,2017


Patients become anxious about going to the dentist for different reasons. This may include fear of receiving local anesthetic or concerns about the effectiveness of the anesthesia. Negative past experiences also may play a large role in a patient’s anxiety, as well as financial concerns....

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Monday , Jan 23,2017


Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. That’s why it’s so important to take care of it. Cavities aren’t just for little kids—you can get them at any age. When you consume sugary foods, soda, juice or energy drinks, you put yourself at risk for tooth decay and gum disease....

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Monday , Jan 23,2017


Toothpaste has many functions: It delivers fluoride to prevent cavities, cleans your teeth by removing dental plaque and food from your teeth, polishes your teeth and removes stains surface over time, and freshens breath. Overall, toothpaste promotes good oral health....

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