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Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

May 7, 2019

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The safety of dental x-rays is a common concern of patients. The American and Canadian dental associations have guidelines for dental professionals to follow to make them as safe as possible. There is a general principle in radiation safety called ALARA – as low as reasonably achievable. Dental professionals use the lowest possible dose and to limit exposure whenever possible to be able to treat patients safely and efficiently. Digital x-rays in most offices use up to 80% less radiation than traditional film x-rays.

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What You Should Know About Cannabis Use And Your Oral Health.

April 24, 2019

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cannabis use and dental health

With the new legislation making cannabis legal, there are more people accessing it. There are certain health issues associated with cannabis usage. Frequent cannabis usage can affect your oral health as well as your overall health. The type and frequency of usage can have different effects on your body. Your dental care provider wants to be able to educate you on risks and how to protect yourself properly.

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How Do You Know If You Need A Dental Crown in Brampton?

April 15, 2019

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What is a dental crown?

A dental crown, or a “cap” as it is sometimes referred to, is an important part of restorative dentistry. It is a hollow, tooth-like restoration which is placed over a natural tooth, completely covering it. It can improve aesthetics and give strength and integrity back to a compromised tooth.

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Dental Implants – The Perfect Tooth Replacement Option in Brampton

April 2, 2019

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When it comes to replacing a missing tooth, a variety of tooth replacement options exist. Treatment options such as a dental bridge, partial denture, Maryland bridge, and dental implants are usually recommended. However, the best choice will always be a dental implant. Learn the many benefits that dental implants provide that other treatment options cannot fully match.

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Learn How To Manage Your Dental Anxiety

March 18, 2019

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Man biting his nails Similar to the doctor’s office, most people do not look forward to going to the dentist’s office too. However, the reasons for avoiding the dental office can be due to extreme fear or anxiety. Some patients may nervously schedule their dental appointment and show up at the dentist. However, there are some patients who flat our refuse to see the dentist. It is estimated that between 10 to 15% of North Americans avoid seeing their dental due to fear. There is no need to feel worried, ashamed, or guilty during your dental visit. Dental professionals are trained to make dental appointments as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Keep these tips in mind to help you to manage your dental anxiety.

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Do You Have Congenitally Missing Teeth?

January 17, 2019

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Having congenitally missing teeth is also called hypodontia. Hypodontia is a condition where at least one tooth is naturally missing in the mouth. Estimates show that around 20% of people are missing one or more of their wisdom teeth. Approximately 5% of individuals lack one or more of their premolars or teeth near the front teeth. Congenitally missing teeth is a genetic trait that is inherited. Some environmental factors may also play a role. In some cases, teeth may develop with a misshapen look if they develop.

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Tips For Helping A Teething Baby

January 8, 2019

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Teething describes the eruption of baby teeth, also called primary teeth, pushing through the gums into the mouth. Teething generally starts at around 6 to 7 months of age, but there can be variations. Some babies may have their first teeth in as early as three months, or after twelve months. The symptoms of teething can occur up to two or three months before the teeth actually appear in the mouth. Your child will have all twenty of their primary or baby teeth by the age of three.

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How Can Crown Lengthening Benefit You?

January 4, 2019

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tooth-crownsCrown lengthening is a common dental procedure that is used to improve or change a person’s smile by exposing more of the tooth through the removal of excess gum tissue. It involves the removal of gum tissue in most cases. In other cases, the removal of bone and or gum tissue may be involved as well. It may also be used to place a dental restoration on some teeth.

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Tooth Cleaning Aids

December 28, 2018

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Brushing TeethTooth cleaning aids are items that are used to help maintain oral health. These tools can be used to clean your teeth, gums and tongue to prevent gum disease, dental decay and bad breath. Most of us know about the common cleaning aids such as dental floss, toothbrushes and floss piks. However, there are other tools that are needed for certain dental conditions.

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Manage Dental Anxiety with Dental Sedation

December 18, 2018

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Woman scared of dentistEven though most dental procedures aren’t uncomfortable, a significant portion of the population avoids dental visits. It is estimated that between 9 to 20% of people avoid going to the dentist due to dental anxiety. Dental phobia is an intense fear that prevents patients from having dental care, often for many years. Patients with dental anxiety are still able to attend dental appointments, but they may endure a lot of stress and anxiety during the appointments.

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