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Dental Health During Pregnancy

December 10, 2018

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Pregant Woman sitting on BedWe all know that pregnancy brings a variety of changes to the body. What is not commonly known, are the changes that occur in the mouth, that can affect dental health. These changes to dental health, often require changes in dental treatment plans as well.

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What Is An Implant-Supported Bridge?

December 4, 2018

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Example of Dental Implant Bridge Similar to a traditional dental bridge, an implant-supported bridge looks the same. However, the benefits of an implant-supported bridge far exceed that of the conventional dental bridge. Natural teeth support a traditional dental bridge. However, an implant-supported bridge is supported by dental implants.

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Learn How To Overcome Dental Anxiety

November 30, 2018

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Woman in Dental Chair giving Thumbs UpDental anxiety means different things to different people, and as a result, affects each person in a unique way. There is a difference between dental anxiety and phobias. Phobias are a severe or intense fear, which is unfounded. Learning how to overcome dental anxiety is essential to maintaining good oral health, and overall health.

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Teeth Whitening Options

November 19, 2018

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Teeth whitening before and afterWhen it comes to whitening your teeth, numerous teeth whitening options are available for every type of smile. Learn about teeth whitening options to decide which is best for you. There are two main types of teeth whitening options, over-the-counter and professional whitening.

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Treatment Of Peg-Shaped Teeth

November 12, 2018

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Dentist speaking to patientPeg-shaped teeth are teeth that are small in comparison to nearby teeth. Microdontia is the term used to describe teeth that are smaller than usual. Peg-shaped teeth are a form of microdontia. The tooth located between the canine tooth and the front tooth is called a lateral tooth. Lateral teeth and third molar teeth are commonly affected by microdontia. The term peg-shaped laterals are used to describe microdontia of lateral teeth. It is estimated that approximately 2% of the population has microdontia.

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What You Should Know About Gum Inflammation

November 6, 2018

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Inflamed Gums Gum inflammation is a common term used to refer to gingivitis. Gingivitis describes an oral condition where the gums have become swollen and inflamed, hence the term gum inflammation. In addition to inflamed gums, the gums also bleed easily when touched, brushed or flossed. The gums are light pink or pinkish-red in health, but they take on a red appearance when gingivitis is present.

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Dental Tips Before You Go On Vacation

October 29, 2018

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Child on beach with suitcaseWe all look forward to going away on vacation, and with that, a lot of preparation must occur. Booking airline tickets, hotel reservations, packing bags, and more all need to be done before leaving. However, there are some dental preparations that should be done as well. This is especially true if you haven’t seen your dentist in a while.

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Why Bleeding Gums Should Concern You

October 23, 2018

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HBloody toothbrush in sinkas your dentist or dental hygienist ever told you during your dental visit that you have bleeding gums? Bleeding gums are one symptom of gum disease, commonly referred to as gingivitis. You may have noticed that your gums bleed while you brush or floss your teeth at home.

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Eating Disorders And Dental Health

October 15, 2018

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Woman hesitating to eat vegetableEating disorders have a negative impact on a person’s way of life and on their dental health. It is estimated that up to 600,000 Canadians suffer from some type of eating disorder. Eating disorders are seeing a rise in Canada. Many sufferers often do not understand the importance of getting help. If they do want treatment, some are unsure where to go for help. If the problem is identified early on, treatment can be done before too much damage occurs. Eating disorders result in not eating enough or overeating, purging the food to avoid weight gain. These type of habits can ruin your body and in some cases, they can be fatal.

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What Is A Gingivectomy?

October 9, 2018

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Dentist examining patient's gumsA gingivectomy is a form of dental surgery used to treat gum issues and reduce excess gum tissue. This is a different procedure from a gingivoplasty. A gingivoplasty is used to reshape or contour the gum tissue to correct gum deformities.

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