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Follow These Habits for a Healthier Smile

September 12, 2022

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Many of us take pride and follow various health tips to care for our body, but how about our smile? Follow these tips for a healthier mouth and smile.

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Use an Electric Toothbrush – Studies have shown that electric toothbrushes work more efficiently and are easier to use than manual brushes. They are better at plaque removal and prevent gingivitis and gum disease. 

Clean Between Your Teeth – Brushing alone does not remove plaque from between the teeth. Be sure to use floss or interdental brushes to remove the plaque from tooth contacts. 

Get Regular Dental Check-Ups – See your dentist and dental hygienist regularly for routine assessments and cleanings. Your recommended interval may range from 3-9 months, depending on your individual needs. 

Use Fluoride Daily – Dental Fluoride is a common ingredient added to toothpaste and some mouthwash that helps fight against cavities. If you are particularly cavity prone, your dentist may recommend a professional, in-office fluoride treatment.

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What’s the Difference Between Dental Crowns and Fillings?

September 2, 2022

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person wondering about the difference between dental crowns and fillings

If you’ve ever had a decayed or damaged tooth that was treated by a dentist, you may have had a crown or a filling placed. Dental crowns and dental fillings are both treatments that are used to repair damaged teeth. though they may seem like very similar restorations on the surface, there are some important ways that they differ. Read on to learn about the difference between dental crowns and fillings.

 

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Will Nitrous Oxide Make Me Sleep? Here’s What to Expect

August 31, 2022

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woman thinking about nitrous oxide in Brampton

While dental checkups and cleanings are essential for your oral health, it can be difficult to seek care if you feel anxious about your visit. If you also tend to have head, neck, or jaw pain or require lengthy dental treatment, then you might consider getting nitrous oxide sedation. With this therapy, you can feel calmer and more relaxed throughout your appointment. But will this solution also put you to sleep? Read on to learn what you should expect!

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4 Essential Dental Hygiene Tips For Seniors

August 22, 2022

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Preserving our pearly whites typically becomes increasingly important the older we get. If youmature man practicing dental hygiene tips in Brampton’re a senior, you may be more vulnerable to issues like root decay, dry mouth, and tooth loss. For this reason, you’ll want to practice certain preventive measures to protect your oral health. Read on to learn four dental hygiene tips to help you maintain your pearly whites during your golden years!

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What You Should Know About Cold Sores

August 2, 2022

You have probably heard of cold sores, if not experienced them occasionally yourself. A cold sore is a viral infection that appears as a small fluid-filled blister or group of blisters which lasts for a couple of weeks before going away. Once the blister opens, a scab is left that heals and usually doesn’t leave a scar.

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Cause of Cold Sores

This virus is called herpes simplex type 1 (HSV-1), and once a person is infected, the virus remains inside the body for life. This virus is contagious and can be passed from person to person. Typically, people will are infected at an early age with the cold sore virus. Once infected, cold sores may occasionally appear throughout life. Various reasons may cause a cold sore to appear in a person with the HSV-1 virus, including stress, fatigue, fever, hormonal changes, exposure to sunlight or wind and injury to the skin. 

Symptoms of Cold Sores 

A person may experience tingling or itching in the area a day or two before. Then, a small and painful lump appears on the lip or surrounding area. This lump will turn into a fluid-filled blister. Less commonly, these blisters can form around the nose or even inside the cheeks. There may be one or several blisters. The blisters will open after a week or two, leaving scabs in their place that eventually heal. Reoccurrence tends to happen in the same spot. Outbreak symptoms may be fever, sore gums and throat, swollen lymph nodes and muscle aches. (more…)

5 Cosmetic Benefits of Dental Implants

July 8, 2022

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Man smiling with dental implantsIf you’re missing teeth, you know just how difficult it can be to complete daily tasks, like eating, speaking clearly, and smiling with confidence. Tooth loss can take away from your appearance and therefore your self-esteem. Fortunately, there are a variety of tooth replacement options out there that can help, like dental implants. Continue reading to learn about some of the different cosmetic benefits of dental implants.

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What is Dry Mouth and How to Treat It?

July 7, 2022

What is Dry Mouth and How to Treat It?

Xerostomia is the medical term for dry mouth. A dry mouth is a condition in which the salivary glands are not functioning properly, leading to less saliva in the mouth. A dry mouth can be temporary or long-term, depending on the cause. While short-term dry mouth symptoms are usually not a cause for concern, long-term dry mouth symptoms can be disruptive to everyday life and may lead to gum disease and tooth decay. Saliva acts as a natural cleanser for the teeth and gums. Without adequate saliva, dental issues may occur.dry mouth treatment in brampton dentist

Causes of Dry Mouth 

  • Ageing (there is a higher risk of dry mouth with age) 
  • Certain medications (such as for high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, antihistamines, decongestants and pain medication)
  • Certain autoimmune medical conditions (such as Sjogren’s syndrome, lupus, Eaton-Lambert syndrome and HIV)
  • Bone marrow transplant patients 
  • Uncontrolled diabetes 
  • Radiation treatment near the head and neck can permanently or temporarily damage the salivary glands. 
  • Lifestyle choices (such as smoking, drinking alcohol and recreational drug use)

 

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Learn How To Manage A Cracked Or Broken Tooth

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.how do i fix a broken tooth brampton dentist

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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Will Keeping a Sleep Diary Help Diagnose Sleep Apnea?

June 4, 2022

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Woman writing in her sleep diary.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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3 Reasons Why Summer Is the Best Time for Teeth Whitening

May 29, 2022

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person smiling on beach after undergoing teeth whitening

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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