Entries by Dental Expert

Dental Surgery

Just like any other body part, your teeth may need to have surgery to repair, remove or replace something in your mouth. Dental surgery may feel more traumatic because your teeth are inside your mouth, your mouth is a part of your face and your face makes up a pretty big part of who you […]

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Dental Procedures

Believe it or not, if you take care of your teeth properly, they’ll last a lifetime but sometimes things happen and you might need help in keeping your pearly whites in good shape. Your dentist may recommend a procedure or treatment to restore or replace a tooth that has been lost or damaged or to […]

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Dental Implants

Replacing missing teeth is important to your general health and to the health of your other teeth. Not only do you lose chewing capacity when a tooth is lost, but by not replacing your teeth can cause other teeth to be lost, tipped or crowded and create subsequent problems. There are also the obvious problems […]

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Dental Cleaning

You may be on top of your oral hygiene routine — brushing twice a day with the latest do-it-all toothpaste and top of the line toothbrush, flossing regularly and properly, using the best mouthwash and even scraping your tongue too. That’s great but it doesn’t mean you don’t a dental cleaning. A deep cleaning of […]

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Which Mouthwash Is For You?

Mouthwash is an excellent part of your oral health regime. It should never replace brushing or flossing; however, it packs a healthy punch as part of the team! The type of mouthwash you decide to use relies on what type of outcome you are hoping to achieve: fighting gingivitis or simply freshening your breath? Here’s […]

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Dental Phobia

Fear of the dentist is not uncommon. In fact, over 40% of Canadians admit to having a fear of the dentist that is so strong it causes them to avoid going in at all. For some, this may originate from past trauma such as a painful experience at the dentist, while other people may have had anxiety […]

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Tooth Pain

We use our teeth on a daily basis — mostly for eating our daily sustenance and a little bit for smiling! Now imagine if you have tooth pain, how hard would it to be to eat? To smile? Now imagine if you have unbearable tooth pain? You get the picture. You don’t have to be […]

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Foods That Are Good For Your Teeth

We all want to have a great smile and great smiles start with your teeth. A good oral hygiene routine is a great but that’s not all you can do. We know certain foods can affect our teeth in a bad way but certain foods can also help whiten them as well — here are […]

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The Right Toothbrush

You are committed to a great oral hygiene routine — brushing your teeth, flossing your gums, scraping your tongue and using mouthwash. But are you using the right toothbrush? Electric versus regular? There are more questions than you think, let’s look into what you should be considering when you get your next toothbrush. Soft-bristled toothbrushes […]

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Thoughts On Toothpaste

Everyone has teeth, or has had teeth at one point, and all you have to do is brush and floss. But there’s so many different types of toothpaste available — which is the best one for you? Every mouth is different and no toothpaste can address the needs of every individual person, which is why there […]

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Gapped Teeth

Gapped teeth, or diastema, is a distinctive gap between teeth. The term diastema or gapped teeth is used most often for describing a gap between the two upper front teeth — the condition is very common in children at the early stages of dental development. About 50% of children between the ages of 6 and […]

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Knocked-out Teeth

It’s not too worrisome if your toddler’s loose tooth falls out; however, if your older child has a permanent tooth come loose, that’s cause to get to your dentist as soon as possible. Whether they’re playing sports or just a bit clumsy, knocking a tooth out can be more common than most think when it […]

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Cosmetic Dentistry

The health of your teeth is what is most important but many people agree that the appearance of your teeth should never be overlooked. Your smile may be one of the first things that a person notices about you. And you probably want them to notice you for your bright, healthy smile, not because of […]

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10 Fun Facts for Kids

Most kids probably don’t find teeth particularly interesting. Dental health isn’t something they usually think about. But there are actually many interesting facts surrounding teeth – both our human ones and even our animal friends! If your child is feeling a little nervous about his or her appointment or if you just want to share […]

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Your Mouth’s Anatomy

Your mouth is more than just teeth. Inside, it is a made up of many things that work together to keep you healthy! This includes the obvious, like your tongue and gums, but also some other (perhaps stranger-sounding) components such as your salivary glands and your uvula. So what are all these different parts and […]

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Are you Over-brushing?

Hearing that you should brush your teeth twice a day and maintain a healthy flossing regimen will probably not come as much of a shock. We’ve heard it since our first trip to the dentist. But what about over-brushing? In many cases, brushing too vigorously can cause extensive damage similar to that of under-brushing.

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A History in Dentistry

Teeth have always been around. So it makes sense that dentistry is almost as ancient as humanity itself. In fact, the word dentistry originates from an Ancient Greek term, odontology (from the Greek odoús, meaning tooth). There is evidence of drilling teeth as a remedy for toothache and enamel removal dating back over 9000 years ago.

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Eat Right, Teeth White

Pearly whites. Who doesn’t want a set of gleaming white teeth? It’s all part of a great smile! Just by eating certain types of foods, along with brushing and flossing, you can whiten your teeth without the special kits and trays. Apples. Granny Smiths aren’t just nutritious, but aid in cleansing and brightening your teeth […]

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Teenagers vs. Braces

It can happen to anyone. Your teeth aren’t so straight, maybe a little crooked or they’re off set in some way which can mean only one thing — braces! And what about braces and teenagers? These young people are a handful at the best of times but with braces? The world may potentially end! Getting […]

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The Don’ts of Oral Hygiene

Do you brush your teeth? Yes. Good! Do you floss as well? Yes. Great! I even use mouth wash. Perfect! There’s not too much more you should be doing to keep your teeth as healthy as possible but maybe there’s something you shouldn’t be doing! Don’t use your teeth as tools. Tearing open bags of potato […]

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Proper Brushing Techniques

It seems like these days you can’t tell teenagers to do anything — because they know everything! That doesn’t mean you should give up, but it may mean a more concerted effort on the part of the parent. That still includes something like brushing their teeth! Don’t nag them to death, just explain it to them […]

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Healthy Habits for Kids’ Teeth

Developing healthy dental habits early is critical to long term teeth health. By the time your child is 3 years old they will likely have their full set of 20 baby teeth. Start teaching your kids the importance of brushing and cleaning those teeth when they are toddlers and the habits will be ingrained in […]

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Do I Need to See the Dentist for My Tooth Pain?

Typically, if you are experiencing pain, that is an indication that your body is attempting to protect itself, and you, because something is wrong. As much as we want to make sure that you are treating pain seriously, and working with your dentist to prevent and treat any pain that  you might experience, we realize […]

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How to Handle Your Kids’ Loose Teeth

Losing your first tooth is a major milestone in a kid’s life. There can be a lot of anxiety about what will happen.  Can I wiggle it? What if I swallow it? Will my new teeth hurt when they come?  These are all fairly common questions.  Handling these questions properly can go a long way […]

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Why is Flossing So Important?

You’ve heard the refrain again and again from your dentist: you need to floss your teeth. Yet, unless you are one of the approximately 28% of Canadians who do floss at least 5 times a week, you aren’t listening. Maybe you will wrap some around your fingers to get at a piece of mango fiber, […]

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Why You Need to Get Your Kids to the Dentist

A study out of Toronto has shown less than one percent of children under the age of 1 have received dental care and the longer it takes for that first dental visit the more likely they will have cavities. Researchers from St. Michael’s Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto analysed data on […]

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Teaching Your Kids to Like the Dentist

Dentists have spent a lot of time and money to make dentistry less scary. I maintain that most of the fear is based on experiences that happened years ago, fears that were passed on and shared with others, especially children. It’s incredibly important to maintain good oral hygiene. Not only is a healthy smile attractive, […]

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