June 22, 2022
Hopefully, you’re not reading this article because you or your loved one just cracked or broke a tooth after crunching into a piece of leftover Halloween candy. But if that’s the case, you can do a few things before you get to your dentist, because you should see your dentist as soon as reasonably possible.
Failing to address a broken, fractured, or chipped tooth could lead to further damage and infection, resulting in the loss of the tooth.
What Should You Do Before Seeing Your Dentist?
Don’t panic. You’ll be amazed to see how you can mitigate the damage and what your dentist will eventually be able to do to fix your smile.
Rinse your mouth with warm or salt water. If you are in pain, consider taking acetaminophen or the pain relief medication that typically works for you or as prescribed by your doctor.
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June 4, 2022
Every night, millions of people miss out on countless hours of sleep because of sleep apnea—and even worse, many more cases go undiagnosed! However, sleep apnea can do more than cause you to miss out on rest; it can lead to serious health problems if left untreated! That said, if you believe that you’re suffering from sleep apnea, receiving a diagnosis and seeking treatment should be your top priority; and keeping a sleep diary can assist you with this! Continue reading to learn more about how your dentist thinks this practice might be the first step towards getting a good night’s rest.
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May 29, 2022
For many people, summer marks the end of a long year of work and tests and the beginning of a much-needed vacation. Whether you have the entire season off or just a few weeks to bathe in the sun or take refuge in a cooler climate, you’ll likely want to take photos to document your summer adventures. When you look back on all the fun you had, don’t you want to have a gorgeous, healthy-looking grin? Read on to learn about three reasons why summer is the perfect time to undergo a teeth whitening treatment.
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May 20, 2022
Bacteria can accumulate on pretty much any surface of your mouth. They prefer to attach themselves to rough surfaces, so the teeth and gum line are particularly prone to plaque accumulation. Did you know that the surface of your tongue is rough, containing thousands of papilla, also known as taste buds, that cause the top surface of your tongue to contain many crevices, a perfect spot for bacteria to hide? If you don’t brush or clean your tongue, you may not even realize how much plaque accumulation it can be prone to. Once you start cleaning your tongue, you may never go back!
Signs and symptoms of plaque accumulation on the tongue
- White/beige or yellow coating on the top surface of the tongue
- Altered or reduced sense of taste
- Bad breath, called halitosis
- Bad taste in the mouth
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May 15, 2022
A missing tooth in the mouth does not just lead to an uneven smile. While most people readily replace a missing tooth to improve their smile or appearance, there are other important reasons to replace a lost tooth. If a tooth is missing due to injury or if it is naturally missing, it requires replacing. Even though many tooth replacement options exist, dental implants should be your first choice.
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April 20, 2022
Are you unhappy with your teeth? Many people wish they had a Hollywood smile they can be proud to show off. Fortunately, you can achieve this with the help of your dentist and their various cosmetic dental treatments. Read on to learn how a smile makeover can benefit you more than simply creating brighter pearly whites!
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April 11, 2022
Gum grafting (or gingival grafting) is a procedure performed to reduce or eliminate areas of gum recession by placing gum tissue overtop that will slowly heal the area. The gum tissue can be sourced in several different ways. Commonly, tissue was harvested from the roof of the mouth to be used for the recession site. This method causes an incision site on the roof of the mouth that can be painful and take time to heal. Alternatively, Alloderm gum grafting takes donor tissue that is altered in a lab to be used for the site of recession, significantly reducing pain and improving healing time.
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March 3, 2022
Brushing and Flossing
Brushing and flossing are essential in keeping your child’s teeth healthy and cavity-free. Begin brushing at the sign of the first baby tooth and continue helping until your child is around the age of 8 to reduce the risk of cavities. Flossing should begin around the age of 4 when the molar contacts close in, and cavities are possible between the back teeth.
Both fluoride and xylitol help reduce the risk of cavities, but for different reasons. Fluoride helps by strengthening the enamel (the outer structure of the teeth) to prevent the penetration of acids and bacteria. Xylitol helps by altering the bacteria in the mouth, changing it from the type that causes cavities to the kind that doesn’t cause cavities. Fluoride can be found in toothpaste, mouthwash and tap water in most municipalities, and xylitol can be found in mints, candies and gum.
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February 11, 2022
You’re about to go on a night out with friends, you’ve brushed and flossed, and you even used mouthwash. So why is there still a bitter taste in your mouth? If this has been happening to you constantly, it could be a sign that you have a serious oral health issue. Read on to learn five causes for a bad taste in the mouth in Brampton and why you should see your dentist right away.
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February 2, 2022
Your dentist recommends you take updated dental x-rays periodically, but do you really know what they are and how they are used to diagnose problems with your teeth and mouth? Dental x-rays are an imperative diagnostic tool to help promote and maintain good oral health. Routine (as recommended by your dentist) x-rays can help keep your teeth and bones healthy, save you money and maintain your oral health over time.
Conditions X-rays can detect:
– Smaller cavities in areas not accessible to visual inspection, such as between teeth, cavities underneath existing fillings
– Detect the level of the bone surrounding each tooth assess for any loss of bone support
– Detect any infections or abscesses at the roots of teeth
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