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Why You Shouldn’t Miss an Appointment with Your Dentist

It is highly recommended for everyone to make dental appointments at least every six months. However, some people go as long as three years or more without visiting their dentist! This is alarming. Why do Canadians skip their dental appointments? There may be a number of reasons, including busy schedules, forgetfulness, dental anxiety, and more. However, ...

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Toronto Maple Leafs’ Trusted Dentists

Who doesn’t know and love the Toronto Maple Leafs? As Canadians, we all feel very proud and excited when we see them play. Most adults enjoy watching all their games. Children look up to them and aspire to be a part of the legendary team one day. Indeed, we all think that the amazing players are just a cut above the rest. But just like everyone else, at ...

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Dealing with Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive teeth can be such a drag – especially if you love ice cream! But did you know that there are a number of things that can aggravate sensitive teeth, including certain foods and brushing. What used to be a small annoyance can quickly turn into a painful problem. While it’s true that desensitizing toothpaste can provide temporary relief, it’s ...

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Why We Need to Address Your Child’s Cavities

Even if children have teeth that they will eventually lose, you still have to make sure that those teeth will survive until your kids’ adult teeth push them out of the gums. Having their teeth intact until that time will help ensure that there will be enough room for the adult teeth and that they will grow in correctly. That is why if there are any sign ...

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Is Your Smile Valentine-Proof?

What is Valentine’s Day without sweets? Aside from bouquets of flowers, sugary treats like chocolates and candies are the most common gifts we give to our loved ones whether they are young or old. Considering how much sugar one consumes on this day, it’s very important that you and your loved ones take really good care of your teeth. Good oral hygiene ...

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Battling Aggressive Oral Cancer

Diagnosis of cancer or even just a suspicion of cancer can be quite scary. Instantly, you think of people you know who lost their battles to cancer. You may even reflect on how most TV shows or movies that feature a character with cancer almost always has that person dying. You may be the one suffering or it could be someone dear to you - either way, cancer ...

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Implant Key Terms You Need to Understand

If you have been told that you should consider dental implants and you are not exactly sure what they are, the best thing for you to do is discuss it with your dentist. But like with other dental procedures, there might be some terms that could sound "alien" to you. That could get in the way of you fully understanding what you need to know about dental impla ...

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Dental Care Resolutions You Really Need To Stick To

Did you know that only about 8% of people actually achieve their New Year's resolution? This can be attributed to a lot of factors, including unrealistic expectations regarding the ease, the speed, and the consequences of their resolutions. What can you do then? Make more reasonable goals, of course! Because we want you to enjoy healthy and beautiful smil ...

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Hello! How are Your Gums Doing?

Have you ever noticed blood in the sink when you brush your teeth? Do you feel embarrassed at times because you believe you have bad breath? This could mean you have gum disease or gingivitis. If gingivitis isn’t treated at once, it can progress to an even worse dental health problem which is periodontitis. Most people brush their teeth twice a day, ...

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Are Your Teeth Prepared for Trick or Treat?

Halloween is finally here! While the kids are preparing their costumes and getting excited about all those treats, dentists and doctors are also gearing up for all those patients coming in with problems that are associated with excessive sugar intake and tooth injuries. There are three important things that we want you to remember. Hard Halloween tre ...

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Sinus Pressure and Tooth Pain – How are They Related?

If you have ever experienced any type of toothache, then you know how uncomfortable and painful it can be. Now there are a number of reasons a person can get affected by tooth pain. That includes those common ailments like tooth sensitivity, cracked teeth, and cavities. But there is a lesser-known cause of tooth pain – a sinus infection! You read right. He ...

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How Important is a Dental Checkup?

We can never stress enough the importance of proper teeth cleaning and a dental checkup for your oral general health and well-being. While we do realize that everyone lives busy lives these days, it’s still essential that you take good care of your teeth. If you take care of your oral health, you’ll increase your chances of never having to get extensive ...

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Toronto Maple Leafs: Dr. Lean’s Involvement

When on the lookout for a new dentist for yourself and your kids, you want to be sure that you find one that you know you can trust and be comfortable with.  After all, your family’s dental health is not something you can entrust to just anybody.  Little kids, especially, can be challenging as they are often anxious about going to the dentist and ...

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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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Keeping Your Teeth Straight Post-Braces

If you have been wearing braces for years, you are probably looking forward to the day when you finally get to have yours removed! Of course, you are excited about finally getting to see your improved smile, with your teeth perfectly aligned. Imagine how enjoyable your first meal will be, too!   Before you get too excited though, there’s one thi ...

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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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Getting Braces? Here’s What You Can Expect

Are you about to get your braces? If so, you are probably feeling a bit anxious now, wondering if braces hurt and what it will be like when you have them on. Well, you can relax, because in truth, the discomfort you will feel from braces is really manageable.   We know you would feel more confident when you know more so here are some things you’ ...

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Oral Health Problems to be Aware of If You Have Diabetes

Did you know that people with diabetes are at a higher risk of getting tooth and gum disease than those with regular glucose levels? This is because of their lowered resistance to infections and because they do not heal easily.   Those who have diabetes need to pay extra attention to their oral health on top of controlling their blood glucose leve ...

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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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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 Should Look for in a Toothpaste

We are still celebrating Dental Health Month, and we decided to focus the spotlight on a dental product that we do use every day – our toothpaste!   When you are purchasing a tube of toothpaste you can be one of these two: a.) passive –not really caring what kind you get and most likely to go for a reasonably priced toothpaste brand or b.) con ...

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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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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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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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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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What Laser Dentistry Can Improve

Since 1994, lasers have been used in the field of dentistry to treat a number of dental problems. These lasers are not similar to the ones used in phototherapy for the relief of headaches, inflammation and pain. Laser dentistry can be a precise and effective way to perform a number of dental procedures. Here are some of the oral conditions that can be impr ...

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Junk Food and What It Does to Our Teeth

Some people find it difficult to quit eating junk food completely – and this goes without saying.  Some foods that we consume on a daily basis can cause enamel erosion that leads to increased teeth sensitivity to cold, hot, sour and sweet. If a person’s oral hygiene with proper brushing and flossing is not maintained dental enamel damage m ...

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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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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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Great Looking Fixes for Your Teeth

Having great-looking teeth is important to maintain one’s self-confidence and self-esteem. Not a lot of people can pull of having missing teeth, and going about life normally. If this is a problem you are currently struggling with, maybe it’s time to have a visit at our office.  Before coming to visit us, you might want to know of some opt ...

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What You Need to Know About Baby Teeth

Baby teeth, medically termed as deciduous teeth, are the first set of teeth in the growth development of humans and other mammals. They are also called milk teeth, and now more commonly primary teeth. They develop as early as the embryonic stage – while in the fetus – and become visible in the mouth during infancy. They are meant to be lost and ...

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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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Creating a More Confident Smile

Who doesn’t want to have a dazzling smile? We trust that everybody wants just that. Most people do not find their smiles beautiful enough, but that shouldn’t be the case. Contrary to popular belief, having a confident smile is totally up to the willingness of the beholder – that and proper oral health routines. If you find it difficul ...

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The Benefits of Dental Implants

Not everyone is concerned with having healthy teeth or worried about losing a tooth or two. However, replacing a missing tooth is the right way to go. Failure to do so might result to your other teeth moving or loss of chewing function, as well. It is common for dentists to recommend having dental implants for damaged or missing teeth, but the real que ...

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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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Are All Mouthwashes Equal?

Mouthwash is an important part of a rigorous dental health regimen, and has been around in one type or another for thousands of years, though it’s only entered common use since the 1960s.  An anti-septic mouth rinse, mouthwash has been shown to be useful in aiding in the prevention of the buildup of plaque and lowering the associated risk of gin ...

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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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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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7 Healthy Foods that Can Improve Your Dental Health

The food you’re using to nourish your body and achieve the nutrients you require for a healthy lifestyle can have a significant impact on your teeth, oral and overall health and well-being.  We have to consider how our diet impacts our oral health. By making a few simple changes, you may be able to improve your oral health over time and so withi ...

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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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Dental Health Month in Focus: Three of the Most Common Dental Health Conditions Across Canada

As April is Dental Health Month across the country, we thought we’d provide a series of posts detailing the current climate of dental care in Canada. This first post looks into the three most common dental health conditions suffered across Canada. For Canadians across the country, this information could help prevent oral health issues and ensure comf ...

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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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DRY MOUTH AND LIPS: Tips for Prevention and its Complications during Wintertime

Winter brings with it its own set of skin care issues. For those with dry skin, the scourge of dry mouth and dry lips can prevent even the most wonderful winter day from being enjoyed. The painful cracking and peeling of dry lips can be prevented, however! And in this blog, we’ll look at several preventative measures as well as review the complicatio ...

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5 Common Cavity Myths

Cavities might be a routine problem that dental professionals resolve every day, but that doesn’t means that that the general public hasn’t developed a misunderstanding on the ways in which cavities can occur. There are a number of myths around how to avoid cavities. And these myths often harm patients and prevent them from truly understanding ...

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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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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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