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Oral Care Considerations for Seniors

May 3, 2021

Long gone are the days of dentures. The extraction of teeth and use of dentures as we age is still a treatment option but very avoidable with modern-day preventative dentistry. Maintaining healthy teeth and a healthy smile is possible no matter our age and essential to maintaining a healthy life. 

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PERIODONTITIS & COVID‐19 COMPLICATIONS LINKED IN NEW RESEARCH

April 26, 2021

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New research in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology has shown that COVID-19 complications are linked to oral health. Managing gum disease is essential for avoiding COVID-19 related complications. Gum disease triggers an inflammatory response in the body, so maintaining healthy teeth and gums is vital during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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We Are Still Open During The Stay At Home Order As An Essential Service

April 12, 2021

To Our Valued Patients,

Please note that our office remains open during the stay at home orders issued by the Provincial Government for Peel region. Under the new stay at home lockdown orders, dental offices are permitted to remain open as an essential service to serve the local community.

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What is Keto Breath and How to Get Rid of It?

April 5, 2021

A keto diet (which stands for a ketogenic diet) is when a person significantly reduces their carbohydrate intake. Most of the calories consumed in a ketogenic diet are from fats and proteins. A ketogenic diet’s goal is to enter into a state of ketosis, where the body burns stored fats for energy use instead of glucose, which leads to a build-up of acids in the body. 

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I Chipped My Tooth! What Should I Do?

March 30, 2021

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Dental emergencies can be scary, and they never seem to happen at a convenient time. Unfortunately, this is still something that many of us experience over our lifetime. You can chip your tooth by a variety of different means. Whether you chomped down on something a little too hard or took and elbow to the face when playing a contact sport, you could end up with a dental injury. Fortunately, you won’t be left with a broken tooth for the rest of your life. Continue reading to learn more about chipped teeth and what you should do if it happens to you.

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What to Do in the Case of a Broken/Dislocated Jaw

March 25, 2021

A broken jaw refers to a jaw with a fracture in the bone, usually in the lower jaw, called the mandible. A dislocated jaw is when the lower jaw comes out of place at the joint. Learn the causes, diagnosis and treatment for both broken and dislocated jaws. 

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When Are Antibiotics Needed for Tooth Infections?

March 18, 2021

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A tooth infection is when bacteria enter the nerve and blood supply in the inner part of a tooth, infecting the tooth and causing an abscess. An abscess is a pocket of pus at the base of the root caused by bacteria accumulation. A tooth infection typically causes pain, swelling and tenderness in the area and requires treatment. If not treated, the infection will grow and potentially cause serious effects such as the jaw and even the brain. Tooth infections occur due to untreated cavities, old restorative work and trauma. It is essential to see your dentist immediately when you think you may have a tooth infection, and your dentist will likely recommend an antibiotic. The type of antibiotic recommended depends on the type of bacteria and the type of infection. 

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Learn Why Your Child May Need a Silver Crown

March 9, 2021

Dental crowns are used to cover teeth with large cavities that fillings can’t repair. Dental crowns act as a protective covering over the tooth, preventing chips, fractures, breakage and future decay. Often if a child has a large cavity on a baby tooth, a silver crown will be required to fix it to save the tooth. 

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Why You Need To Brush Your Teeth Before Bed

March 2, 2021

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We all know the recommendation, brushing at least twice a day and always before bed. But do we all know why the essential toothbrushing time of the day is the one before bed? In this article, we will explore why brushing before bed is a must and the consequences of neglecting that nighttime brush.  

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Tips For Helping Your Teething Baby

February 26, 2021

When new teeth are erupting in your baby’s mouth, they can feel pain, discomfort and even flu-like symptoms. Teething can occur when any or all of your baby’s teeth erupt through the gums. The first baby teeth to erupt are the lower front teeth, around 5-10 months old, and the last will be the back molars around 2 ½ years old. The symptoms your baby is experiencing during teething are due to a small immune response in their body, which is why your baby might also experience a mild fever. 

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