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Common Dental Myths Debunked

March 23, 2023

Not all the information you hear is correct, which is true about the following dental facts. Below, we debunk some common dental myths you may have heard.

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“Cavities in baby teeth don’t matter. They fall out anyway.”

If your child has a cavity affecting a baby tooth, addressing it as soon as possible before the cavity gets larger is essential. Cavities on baby teeth can affect your child in multiple ways by causing pain, leading to infection and premature loss of the baby tooth. If a baby tooth is lost early, it can affect the way the adult tooth erupts from underneath because the adult tooth uses the root of the baby tooth to guide it into the correct spot. This can lead to crowded adult teeth. Premature loss of baby teeth can also lead to problems with speaking, biting, chewing and smiling for your child. 

“Scraping during a cleaning damages my teeth.” 

Your enamel is highly durable; it’s the most robust material in your body, even stronger than your bones! Therefore, the scraping and polishing that are done at the dentist do not damage your teeth. Professional dental cleanings are vital to keeping your teeth and gums healthy for your lifetime. 


Cosmetic Dental Treatments That Aren’t Just for Movie Stars!

February 28, 2023

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In recent years, cosmetic dentistry has become incredibly powerful, capable of fixing just about any oral health issue you could be having. It’s no surprise then that you see the results on red carpets and at movie premieres all across the world!

However, cosmetic dentistry isn’t just for celebrities. Every day people can afford and benefit from the results that it has to offer. Here are some popular cosmetic treatments, along with what they can do for you!


What You Should Know About Nursing Your Baby

February 21, 2023

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Every baby will require nursing or formula feeding with a bottle during the first years. Whether nursing or formula feeding, there are potential oral health implications for your baby if adequate oral care is not maintained. Your baby will get their first teeth around the age of five to ten months. Be on the lookout for teething symptoms and bumps in the gums, usually lower front. Your baby will continue teething until around the age of 2 and a half years old, when a complete set of 20 teeth should have erupted. If not cared for, breast milk and formula can cause cavities or dental decay on teeth.



4 Common Myths About Gum Disease, Debunked!

January 24, 2023

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two arrows, one with the word myth and the other with the word fact in itWhether you’re struggling with symptoms of gum disease yourself, or you’re not sure how you can prevent it, this common oral health problem is estimated to impact millions of Americans. With mountains of research conducted by professionals linking this issue to others, like heart disease and Alzheimer’s, you’d imagine that everybody would be familiar with the facts of gum disease. However, many are only familiar with the myths they’ve heard! Find out whether you’ve heard of any of the four common myths about gum disease below and why they aren’t true. (more…)

3 Ways that a Smile Makeover Can Change your Life

January 17, 2023

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a young adult with a beautiful smile

When you decide to invest in cosmetic dentistry, it can be a little bit difficult to understand all of the different treatments available. A large portion of your consultation with a cosmetic dentist will be about understanding your options, but even after that, you might be concerned that there isn’t any one treatment that can give you the results that you’re looking for.

That’s where smile makeovers can come in; you’ll be able to mix multiple cosmetic procedures to solve all of your issues at once. If you want to learn more about the benefits of smile makeovers, here are some ways that they can change your life for the better.


What Causes Bad Breath?

January 9, 2023

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Ywhat causes bad breath brampton dentistou aren’t alone if you’ve ever noticed that you suffer from bad breath, also called halitosis. Most people have experienced bad breath at some point, but this condition is usually temporary. For some people, though, the condition is more persistent. It is essential to understand and address the cause of bad breath to treat it properly. There are several possible contributing factors to bad breath:


What Kind of Toothpaste is Best for Veneers?

December 22, 2022

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Veneers are an incredibly versatile cosmetic treatment, capable of addressing nearly any aesthetic issue you might have with your teeth. However, unlike some procedures, veneers are permanent. You’ll have to take care of them just as well as you would your natural teeth. If you’re interested in veneers, or you’ve just gotten them, you might be a little unsure of what maintenance will entail.

If you’re feeling a little lost, it might be good to start somewhere small. Even just knowing what toothpaste to use can make a difference in the longevity of your new veneers. Here’s a guide that might help with that.


How to Start Flossing in the New Year

December 13, 2022

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If you’ve recently gotten a bad report from your dentist or you’ve noticed your oral health starting to slip, the new year is a good time to commit to flossing. Flossing each day is one of the best ways to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. If you’re trying to make a difference in the quality of your teeth, it’s a great place to start.

That said, it’s much easier to make a new years’ resolution than to keep it. Starting something new is always difficult, but there are a few ways you can make forming a flossing habit easier.


Can Zoom Teeth Whitening Benefit Your Smile?

December 2, 2022

zoom teeth whitening brampton dentistGone are the days when teeth yellowing and staining were hindrances to confidence levels. Teeth discoloration is a natural and common occurrence with aging. Teeth usually tend to darken with age. Many other factors contribute to the condition, including frequent intake of caffeinated beverages, soft drinks, and wine. Smoking can also lead to teeth staining.

But luckily, this discoloration can be remedied through Zoom teeth whitening, which is a simple procedure done in-office. It is a widely used cosmetic procedure that can help you get a bright, stain-free, and esthetically pleasing smile.


November 23, 2022

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The latter part of the year is a wonderful time of festivities! From Thanksgiving to Christmas, there is an abundance of celebrations with your loved ones. The holidays are a whirl of food, fun, and family. Unfortunately, your oral health can take a hit during this busy time. It is not uncommon for people to discover that they have gotten new cavities after the holidays. Here are some factors that can contribute to a decline in your oral health during the celebrations and what you can do to keep your smile healthy!


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