Category: Oral Health

Fluoride for Toddlers – Good or Bad?

What can be cuter than a toddler giving you the biggest smile? If you have a toddler, you’d probably agree that there’s nothing you wouldn’t do to keep your little one’s smile looking perfect. And if you’re like most parents, you probably have done a little research on the things that you can do to maintain your toddler’s oral health, as well ...

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Back-to-School Dental Checklist for Healthier Teeth

So, you’ve got everything ready and you’re excited to go back to school. Wait! How about your back-to-school dental checklist? You should not forget it because it’s going to be your key to keeping that strong, healthy, and beautiful smile – and you don’t want anything less, eh? Because we don’t want you to forget anything important, we rounded ...

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Crossbite: What You Need to Know

When a child is brought to the dentist, braces may be the last thing parents expect to hear about.  Many do not know that even kids as young as three or four can be diagnosed with a crossbite, and if that’s the case, parents should be prepared to hear about braces, retainers, and sagittal expanders.  But before those orthodontic appliances are di ...

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How Eating Disorders May Affect One’s Teeth

Eating disorders affect young girls about ten times more than men. These disorders either involve a constant preoccupation with (junk) food or a much-distorted idea of a good body image and eventually, extreme measures taken just to control weight.  It is because of these excessive measures that one’s physical and mental health is greatly harmed. & ...

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Sports Mouth-Guards vs Night-Guards

If you are affected by bruxism, there are a few remedies that you can try to resolve the problem. Of course, the most popular is a dental night guard. While it’s not really a guaranteed solution (it may stop your habit of teeth grinding), it can definitely help you prevent any possible damages to your teeth. You can wear one before you sleep and it will ab ...

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Real Benefits of Dental Implants

Your smile is an amazing thing – it brightens up your face, makes you look younger and can even make you feel really good.  Strong and healthy teeth are important if you want to achieve a great smile that you can enjoy for a lifetime. Unfortunately, not all of us are born with pearly whites that always look great and strong.   While a really go ...

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Missing a Tooth? Here are Some Great Options !

It is quite common for a Canadian between the ages of 20 and 65 to have more than two decayed or missing teeth. It’s a real concern for many. Why does it matter, you ask? Well, even if the missing tooth is not noticeable, it still affects the way you speak and chew your food – especially if you’re missing teeth in the back, which are meant for heavy ch ...

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Benefits of Deep Dental Cleaning

Many people are quite familiar with the twice a year professional cleanings of their teeth.  It’s considered a routine procedure done to keep patients’ teeth healthy and clean.  Some patients are fortunate to have dental coverage to their cleanings too.  However, some still neglect to have their teeth professionally cleaned.  Others have bigger issue ...

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Dental Tips for Moms

Mothers all over the world deserve to be honored and celebrated every single day. If you are a mom, then you should know that you should be able to give yourself that precious gift that can last forever – exceptional dental health.   Of course, we know that as a mother, you are probably very busy. You do have your children and the entire househo ...

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Make Your Child’s First Dental Visit a Success

As your kids get older, their biannual dental checkups and cleanings become more important, not only for their oral health but their overall well-being as well.   But as a parent, you probably already know how the very first visit can be a little scary both for you and your little one. If you have a son or daughter who is soon to make that initial ...

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Pregnancy Gingivitis – Are You at Risk?

Pregnant women have enough on their plates what with the health of their babies and their own on their minds 24/7. Unfortunately with all that to worry about, most of the time, oral health gets overlooked or even neglected. But did you know that there are some oral concerns that may arise while you are carrying a baby, like getting pregnancy gingivitis? & ...

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What You Need to Know about Impacted Wisdom Teeth

It’s April again, folks! You know what that means – It’s Dental Health month! We think we’d start the month with this informative post about impacted wisdom teeth. So if you are wondering about wisdom teeth, what an impacted wisdom tooth actually is or if you need yours extracted, then this post is perfect for you.   Before we talk about i ...

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Fun Tips to Teach Proper Dental Hygiene to Your Kids

Getting your child to start and follow a dental routine is no easy feat. Children just do not understand hygiene responsibility like adults do. Kids have to be reminded all the time when it is time to brush their teeth and on top of that, why they should actually do it.   If you are worried about your little one’s oral health, then you should of ...

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5 Ways You are Damaging Your Teeth Unknowingly

Most of us know how important it is to brush our teeth at least twice a day. Many of us religiously floss and rinse, too. But do you know that there are also a lot of people who are damaging their teeth on a daily basis without even knowing it?   Here we have listed  for you five ways you could be unknowingly damaging your teeth. Check it out and ...

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Love Your Teeth More this Valentine's Day, Unlocking the Secret to a Healthier Smile

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and as it gets closer, you may also be getting more and more anxious about what kind of celebration your loved one has planned, or just hoping you’d find a date before that big day. Equip yourself with one of the best weapons for Valentine’s – a beautiful smile. Research shows that nothing is more attractiv ...

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Serious Health Risks Directly Linked to Your Oral Health... What to Do This New Year

Even when you regularly brush your teeth, there still may be some dangerous bacteria living inside your mouth. Thinking about it instantly gives visuals of extreme pain in your gums and perhaps bleeding. While periodontitis is indeed an inevitable result of poor oral hygiene, certain studies found a link between poor dental hygiene and some major health conc ...

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Why Your Gums are Bleeding

Do you sometimes notice blood on your toothbrush or in your sink when you brush your teeth? If so, then you should know that it is something that you should never ignore. It is possible that your gums bled a bit because you ate something coarse and it scratched them. However, if this is a regular occurrence, then it might be a more serious problem.   ...

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How to Prepare Your Child for Dental Visits

Don’t you just love it when your child smiles? For most parents, their child’s smile is one of the best view in the world. That’s why parents also understand how important it is to keep that great smile healthy, and that can only be achieved by regularly visiting the dentist. Unfortunately, most kids have apprehensions about going to the dentist’s ...

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Baby’s Healthy Mouth: First Steps to Take

Parents are the first teachers kids get to know and trust to teach them everything they need to learn. They play a big role in maintaining their children’s well-being, including their oral health.   According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, tooth decay is accountable for about one-third of all day surgeries preschoolers have ea ...

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Are Your Teeth Ready for Halloween Candies?

Your kids are probably excited about Halloween, what with their great costume, and an even greater selection of Halloween treats they can get when they go Trick or Treating. Of course, you want your child to enjoy! But you do not want as a toothache to affect their memory of this year’s Halloween?   Keep your children’s teeth safe from scary c ...

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Dental Anxiety: Causes and Solutions

A lot of people dread going to the dentist’s office. More often than not, the level of anxiety felt by patients is really high that it causes them to miss necessary appointments and treatments. This only results to making a problem worse than it should have been. Here are some common causes of dental anxiety and some solutions, too:   You had ...

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Best Oral Practices You Need to Start Doing Now

When people tell you that you have nice teeth, defiantly do not start taking your teeth for granted. Achieving healthy teeth means you will be taking care of your teeth for the rest of your life. It is essential to take care of your teeth on a regular daily basis. Here are some tips that will help you take care of your teeth the proper way:   Don ...

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Senior’s Teeth – As We Gracefully Age!

Since we were young, we always hear about how we should take care of our teeth. As we grow older, we begin to understand why we should be taking care of our teeth at such an early age. Maintaining good oral health habits is important most especially because unhealthy bacteria in the mouth can harm not only your teeth, gums, supporting bone, but they may also ...

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Different Types of Mouth Sores

You might have, at some point in your life, experienced having a mouth ulcer. Mouth ulcers are painful sores developing in the mouth. They are uncomfortable and painful for some, but they are usually harmless and clear up by themselves within a week or two. Mouth ulcers are common but when your ulcer has lasted for longer than three weeks, you should visit D ...

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Oral Cancer and What You Should Know

“You have cancer.” No one wants to hear this dreaded statement, of course. Cancer comes in different types since it is a disease of the cells in the body. We have different types of cells in the body and so different types of cancer can arise from those cells. However, all cancer types have something in common: the cancer cells are abnormal and they mult ...

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Which Mouthwash Should You Use?

There are different types of mouthwash available in the market today; breath-freshener, antibacterial, fluoridated, etc. The big question is, which one should you be using? Here are some tips on choosing the right type of mouthwash for you and your family:   For Bad Breath or Gum Disease Concerns If this is the case, a mouthwash with an antibac ...

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The Importance of Brushing and Flossing

Ever since we were young, we have always taught how important brushing and flossing our teeth are. Despite the many reminders, we still, at times, forget to maintain a proper healthy oral routine. Here are a few reminders on the importance of these two acts: Brushing Our Teeth Plaque is a colourless film of bacteria that coats your teeth if you do not br ...

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Are You Taking Care of Your Tongue?

You might be conscious when it comes to your teeth and gums and the routine for brushing and flossing, but is it the same with your tongue? Our tongue is a pretty awesome part of our mouth. It not only helps us chew our food, speakclearly, but it also plays an important role in our dental and overall health. If we fail to take care of our tongue, it can cr ...

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Gingivitis: What You Need to Know

Gingivitis is the most common form of gum disease but the good news is: it’s reversible and, preventable.  Find out everything you need to know about this oral medical condition here:   What It Is Gingivitis is an early form of gum disease that can easily be detected and caught because it causes the gums to become red and puffy ...

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Oral Care in the Elderly

As we get older, several oral conditions that were not present when we were younger might develop. These are as follows:   *Dry Mouth – This can result from physical changes our body goes through as it ages. However, this can also be caused by certain medications. This increases the risk for oral disease since saliva helps kill bacteria ...

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What To Do When Your Child Has a Dental Emergency

Children, especially the younger ones, are prone to accidents. Since their reflexes are not as quick as teenagers’ or adults’, they tend to damage their teeth when they fall face-flat on the ground. As parents or guardians, we don’t want to see them in pain.  However, dental emergencies are unavoidable at this point in their lives, s ...

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Visiting Your Dentist – Why It’s A Must

Maintaining your oral health should never be compromised.   Reasons for Regular Dental Visits *Early diagnosis of tooth decay – By seeing your dentist based on personalized treatment recommendations, you will be able to avoid the risks associated with dental issues such as gum disease and tooth decay, among others. Although minor, these ...

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Food and Drinks That are Bad for the Teeth

Although there are many available dental procedures and treatments that ensure optimal dental health, prevention is still better than any cure. Other than brushing and flossing your teeth on a regular basis, avoiding the wrong foods and drinks also help in keeping your teeth healthy. Here are some of the foods and drinks that damage the teeth:   ...

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Dr. Marvin Lean: The Ontario Dentist for All Ages

Some people, both young and old, tend to be scared of dental procedures and dentists, in general. It might be due to an old and painful experience with a dental procedure, or it could be a dentist that wasn’t too caring during a procedure. For whatever reason, neither dentists nor dental procedures should be deemed as scary.  Here at Pickeri ...

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Guide to Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Experts recommend that a child’s first dental visit should be by the age of 1 or within 6 months after his or her first tooth comes in. Some dentists recommend that a child should see a dentist for the first time by their first birthday – with two-time annual dental check-ups. For toddlers, the first trip to the dentist might be a scary thing. ...

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Bruxism (Teeth Grinding) & How to Overcome It

Maintaining oral health is not just about brushing and flossing your teeth regularly. Sometimes, unconscious habits such as bruxism can also destroy the structure of teeth. Bruxism is a habit that involves grinding of the teeth. This often occurs during times of excessive anxiety, stress, anger, and other negative emotions. However, if a person does it con ...

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Summer Fun: Keep Your Teeth Safe

Summertime is the perfect time to be with your family and friends, and have fun under the sun! Since you will probably be thinking about all the good things you will be doing, you might neglect your teeth – but you shouldn’t. Here are some tips on how you can keep your teeth safe and shiny this summer: Rinse your mouth after swimming The a ...

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How to Beat Dental Problems and Stay Smiling

Some people tend to take oral health for granted. They only pay attention to their mouth when they experience throbbing and incessant pain. Some fail to make their oral health their priority and use their busy schedules as their excuse. However, your oral health is as important as your overall health. Here are some ways on how to beat dental problems and s ...

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Why It’s Time to Prioritize Your Oral Health

Oral health is not limited to your appearance and sense of well-being – it is also essential to your overall health. Achieving that ‘winner smile’ is something that requires hard work and extra care for your teeth. Even when you’re going through tough times, you still have to include regular dental care in your priorities. Cavities ...

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How to Convince Your Children to Brush Their Teeth

If adults, who are aware of the importance of brushing their teeth still forget to do so, what more can you expect from children? Parents are supposed to brush their kids’ teeth until they turn 7. It might not be the most pleasurable experience – children might detest the act and it gets messy – but it is essential. The Best Approach ...

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How Proper Oral Hygiene Improves Your Overall Health

Not a lot of people know that a healthy mouth equates to a healthy body.  Did you know that just by a swab of saliva, a doctor can tell a lot of things about what’s going on inside your body? Our mouths are helpful in detecting early signs and symptoms of certain systemic diseases (diseases that affect our entire bodies, not just one of their pa ...

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4 Qualities You Really Need in a Toothbrush

In order to have good oral hygiene practices, it is also important that we use the right type of toothbrush. Partner that with proper brushing techniques and good fluoride-containing toothpaste – you are sure to remove plaque from teeth effectively. Toothbrushes don’t just clean the teeth, they also help in keeping the tongue and gums clean. He ...

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3 Tips for Preventing Toothaches

Toothaches are unforgettable.  If you’ve ever had one, you’re sure to remember how it felt.  Usually, toothaches are either dull, sharp, or worse, throbbing. Toothaches are triggered differently, often, depending on the degree of damage to the tooth, gum tissue or supporting bone.  Some teeth hurt when there’s applied press ...

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Choosing the Right Toothbrush

If you think that having a toothbrush is enough for oral health care, you’re wrong. Choosing the right toothbrush plays an initial role when it comes to taking care of your teeth.  So how do you choose your toothbrush?   The Basics Since a toothbrush is an exclusive property, you have to choose the one that best suits your prefe ...

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Mouth Sores and How to Deal With Them

Dental health doesn’t only involve the teeth and gums. Sores and irritations may develop inside and around the mouth. Mouth sores are common ailments that affect most people at some point in their lives. These sores usually appear on any soft tissues in the mouth including the lips, gums, tongue, and the floor and roof of the mouth.   ...

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The Other Health Benefits of Dental Care

Taking care of your oral health means more than just having a beautiful smile. The mouth is known to be ‘the gateway of the body’. Bacteria from the teeth and gums might do more damage to your overall health than you think. What are other advantages of oral health care, you ask?   1.     Reduces Risk of Heart Di ...

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Dentistry and Other Medical Conditions – Part 2

On our website we have an informative article about medical conditions that can affect your teeth and that your dentist might be able to help with.  For more information on conditions like diabetes, oral cancer, bulimia and anorexia nervosa you should consult Part 1.  In this blog post we’ll take a look at some other medical issues that can ...

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Dental Health Resolutions for the New Year

The New Year is a time for renewal, not just of our calendars, but of our lives.  It’s an opportunity to start fresh, yet again, and live a better and healthier life with a new set of guidelines.  If you’re like many people you don’t take care of your teeth as well as you should so January 1st represents a great time to make a c ...

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How Turmeric Can Help Treat Oral Cancer

 In recent years, there have been numerous studies conducted to measure the impact of natural products on our health. Now, we’ve recently discovered that the yellow spice turmeric could be beneficial in treating some forms of oral cancer. Our latest blog will go into further detail on the benefits turmeric provides and how you can begin to integ ...

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Oral Health Tips For Midlife

If you’re entering your late 40s and early 50s, you might have recently discovered your oral health deteriorating. We know from industry data that visits to dental practices peak at the midlife stage. Oral health care is a significant issue for all patients, but especially those in the older age brackets. It’s important to understand how to pro ...

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What Dietary Supplements Are Good For Oral Health?

With dietary supplements now more commonly available than ever before, it’s important that patients research the marketplace carefully and make sure they’re selecting the right products for their oral health requirements. The question regarding dietary supplements and oral health is one that we often receive from patients within our clinic and ...

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Did You Know That Plaque Could Help Prevent Disease?

Long thought of as simply a mass of bacteria that grows on our teeth over time, plaque apparently could offer great insight into our oral health. The latest studies completed by the Oral Microbiome and Metagenomics Research Lab (OMMR) at the Faculty of Dentistry have shown that plaque could be a more complex material that first thought. Within this post, w ...

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Should I Brush My Teeth With Coconut Oil?

Using coconut oil as a way to improve oral health is a new trend within dentistry that has developed over recent months. Professionals from across the dental care community are now discussing the many benefits of coconut oil. We thought it was important to outline the benefits the coconut oil can bring to your daily brushing routine. So in this blog, we&rs ...

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5 Common Treatments for Sensitive Teeth

It can happen at a moment’s notice. That sudden pang of pain due to sensitive teeth is an experience with which we’re too all familiar. It’s one of the reasons why so many people are now seeking out treatments for this common problem. Within this blog, we’ll review five treatments for sensitive teeth. 1. Desensitizing Toothpaste ...

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The Impact of Smoking on Your Oral Health – Make Oral Heath Month Your Time to Quit

The latest data shows that smoking has a number of adverse effects on your oral health. Many smokers are aware of the way that smoking impacts their lungs. But the habit’s impact on their teeth and gums has long been overlooked. Fortunately, new campaigns are bringing this important issue to light.   Now is the ideal time for smokers to qui ...

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April is Oral Health Month – A Factual Guide to Oral Care in Canada

Only through comprehensive research can we, as a society, move forward in combating many of the oral health issues that exist within Canada. While our research companies and our research practitioners are making great strides in terms of new treatments, many challenges still exist in helping patients achieve optimal oral care across the country. Within thi ...

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Five Reasons to Make Tongue Cleaning a Part of Your Oral Care Routine

The latest data shows that brushing your tongue is just as important as brushing your teeth and gums. But millions of Canadians are still resistant to make tongue-cleaning a part of their daily oral health regimen. In this blog, we’ll provide further insight into the benefits of teeth cleaning and why you should add the process into your oral care ro ...

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TEETH GRINDING: An Insight on Teeth Grinding, its Effects and How to Minimize Grinding During Sleep

Many of us grind our teeth from time-to-time. There are a numerous reasons why we grind our teeth, including stress and lifestyle choices. For some, teeth grinding can be a persistent problem that causes numerous challenges within their day-to-day lives. By understanding the problem, we can better resolve a grinding issue over time. And so within this blog ...

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A Guide to Effective Oral Health for Seniors

The oral health of seniors is an issue that must be closely analyzed as part of a broader commitment to their effective overall healthcare. There are many unique considerations professionals must consider when caring for seniors.  An individual treatment program is often required. Thus, within this blog, we’ll look at several factors impacting o ...

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Fall Friendly Oral Health Tips

The summer is now coming to an end. Swimsuits are being packed away and beach towels are being thrown to the back of the closet after another exciting summer season. With the fall calendar countdown about to begin, it’s important to understand how to maintain optimal oral health in the coming cooler months. Let’s look at a few fall-friendly ora ...

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An Insight into the Leading Causes of Tooth Erosion

Tooth erosion or decay is on the rise within our current culture. There are a number of reasons behind the increase in cases, including a change in society’s dietary and working habits. By understanding more comprehensively the causes behind tooth erosion, you can become a more focused dental patient. And so within this blog, we’ll highlight th ...

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The Significance Of Brushing Your Tongue And Gums

When we were children, many of us laughed when we were first told to brush our tongues after cleaning our teeth. As adults, we can see just how crucial it is to brush our tongues and gums on a regular basis. After all, our tongues can hold a fair amount of bacteria, and can lead to bad breath, along with more serious oral-related issues.  Brushing you ...

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Helpful Tips For Your Teeth This Month

During this beautiful, bittersweet month of September, it can be easy to get distracted. With so many things to do around your home, not to mention your typically stacked work day, it can be a real challenge to take the time that you need to relax. During your free time, we want to provide you with some information that can truly benefit you. In this artic ...

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Why You Need To Floss

Have you flossed your teeth today? When you visit your dentist, they may consistently remind you to floss your teeth more often, but there's a good reason why you need to listen to them! After all, flossing on a regular basis can help keep your gums healthy, and help you prevent gum disease. It also can help prevent bad breath, and other oral-related i ...

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The Secret To Fresh Breath

Do you know the secret to fresh breath? It's actually one of the worst-kept secrets in the world (besides the secret that pro wrestling is pre-determined, and Michael Jackson guest-starred on The Simpsons.) The secret to fresh breath... is brushing and flossing your teeth several times a day, simple! However, there's much more to the secret of fres ...

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The Effects of Teeth Grinding and Ways to Prevent Damage (Teeth, Bone and Jaw)

Most people don’t willingly grind their teeth. It typically happens without them noticing and often when they’re in a deep sleep. However, there are also times when we may find ourselves grinding our teeth, especially when or dealing with stress. Bruxism is the name of a condition where people grind their teeth.  Learning to prevent teeth ...

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