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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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Fixed Retainer Or Removable Retainer?

October 1, 2018

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two types of dental retainersYour braces just came off, or you just finished your Invisalign treatment – great! However, you are now presented with two options. Would you like to have a permanent retainer or a removable one? Learn about the benefits and drawbacks of both options before you make your decision.

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Learn All About Periodontitis And Your Oral Health

September 25, 2018

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good vs bad tooth comparisonPeriodontal disease is another term used when referring to periodontitis. Unlike gingivitis, a type of reversible gum disease, periodontitis is not reversible. Periodontal disease involves the permanent breakdown of gum tissue and bone in the mouth.

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Learn All About Tooth Jewelry

September 10, 2018

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tooth jewelsThe application of tooth jewelry is a relatively recent trend among younger patients. Tooth jewelry is referred to as tooth gems, tooth diamonds, tooth jewels, etc. The term tooth jewelry is used to describe items as little as a small diamond, to a tooth cover, to a grill. However, there are certain dental considerations to keep in mind before deciding if tooth jewelry is for you.

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Tips To Keep Your Mouth Healthy Between Dental Visits

September 3, 2018

smiling woman with nice teethEven though many people do not look forward to going to the dentist, having a dental cleaning is something that most patients want. We all love that fresh, clean mouth feeling right after a dental cleaning. Wouldn’t it be great to keep that feeling between dental visits? Follow these tips to keep your smile healthy until your next dental appointment.

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Could Your Jaw Be Causing Your Migraine?

August 28, 2018

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Woman holding headA migraine is a severe type of headache that can be a scary experience for some sufferers. Some people may find everyday activities impossible when an attack starts. Sufferers report the symptoms lasting between 4 hours to as much as 72 hours. Symptoms of a migraine headache include, but are not limited to:

  • Moderate to severe headache
  • Altered vision
  • Light sensitivity
  • Sensitivity to smells
  • Sensitivity to sounds
  • A feeling of nausea
  • Vomiting
  • A sensation of pins and needles
  • Difficulty when speaking
  • Numbness in areas of the body
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