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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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Medical Conditions linked to Dentistry... Did You Know?

In the past decade, there has been a considerable increase in the amount of research on the connection between oral health and bodily health. The level of research time dedicated to studying this connection is due to the latest figures, which show that people with serious gum disease are 40% more likely to suffer from another chronic condition as well. It& ...

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Three Emerging Trends in Dental Care for 2015

The dental care industry continues to evolve in response to demand for new treatments and new targets within the marketplace. As specialists within the industry, our team has witnessed the many changes that have taken place within the oral health field in recent years. We’ve seen the introduction of digital x-rays, laser dentistry and the evolution o ...

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5 Strategies for Making Teeth Cleaning a Fun, Interactive Experience for Children

Helping your child to enjoy the teeth cleaning experience will help them to develop the oral care habits that will protect their teeth and gums over many years. But some parents find it difficult to engage their children within the teeth cleaning process. And so within this blog, we’ll highlight 5 proven strategies for making teeth cleaning a fun and ...

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How to Reduce Cold Air Tooth Sensitivity during Winter

In the cool winter air, many Canadians are now finding that their teeth are becoming sensitive to cold temperatures. The throbbing pain of sensitive teeth can make anyone want to stay inside. But it’s important to be proactive when experiencing this type of dental care issue. In this blog, we’ll highlight a few tips for reducing cold air tooth ...

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Three Tips for Improving Results of Emergency Dental Treatment This Winter

It can happen at a moment’s notice. A quick bite down and all of a sudden a tooth is broken in several pieces. This is the type of emergency dental issue that many thousands of Canadians encounter each year. The majority are unprepared for this type of dental care challenge when it arises. By utilizing the following three tips, Canadians can improve ...

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The Three Most Common Dental Issues Suffered During The Winter

With the cooler weather now arriving across Canada, Canadians are now finding that those familiar winter dental issues are re-occurring. The cool weather and icy ground can make a significant impact on dental health. In this blog, we’ll highlight three of the most common dental issues patients suffer from during the cooler winter months.   ...

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5 Quick Tips for Improving Your Oral Health This Holiday Season

The holiday season is now making its way onto social calendars across the country, and Canadians are welcoming friends and family members for delicious holiday feasts. With the amount of sugary foods available at this time of year, and the limited timeframe in which to consider oral health matters, it’s important to understand how to maintain optimal ...

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A Guide to Protecting Children’s Teeth over the Holiday Season

It’s the time that children wait patiently for each year. The beginning of the holiday season brings with it joy and happiness and lasting memories of time spent with family and friends. But, for those with children, it’s the ideal time in which to enforce dietary discipline and protect children’s teeth for the years ahead. Here, we&rsquo ...

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Give the Gift of Whitening this Holiday Season

For those who are looking for that standout gift for a loved one this holiday season, the team at Pickering Square Dental is now offering on the latest whitening services. With whitening treatments now evolving at rapid pace and the results achieved through our work setting the standards within the local market, the clinic’s services are the ideal ch ...

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Holiday Time Safety: Tooth Friendly Desserts That Will STILL Make the Holiday Season Sweet

It’s getting closer to that time of the year when families come together to celebrate the holiday season. While spending time with loved ones, it’s important to consider the types of foods you’re consuming and their effect on your teeth. Sugary treats are a staple of the holiday season and both children and adults can benefit in the long- ...

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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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What Could Be Behind the Soreness in Your Jaw

Jaw pain can make your life miserable. It might stop you from eating as you would normally, and it might even stop you from enjoying athletic activities or everyday events with family and friends. If the pain continues for several days, it’s important to identify the root cause of the problem and resolve the issue effectively. In this blog, we’ ...

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Avoid Tooth and Mouth Injuries For Your Child On The Ice This Winter

If your child plans to take to the ice this winter, you’ll want to make sure that he or she is wearing the proper safety equipment to guard against tooth and mouth injuries. Since the majority of dental injuries involve at least one of the front teeth,  taking steps to avoid tooth and mouth injuries is very important.   Consequences ...

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Pickering Square Dental: The Best Dental Office For Your Teeth

Why should you choose Pickering Square Dental for your oral health care needs? We care about our patients and put their needs first in everything we do. Our goal is to provide caring dental services while making sure that you are as comfortable as possible. If you are looking for a new dentist, there are a number of reasons we think we are the best dental ...

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Effective Oral Health Care Tips for Your Trick-Or-Treaters

Children look forward to Hallowe’en each year with great excitement. They have fun choosing their costumes and pretending to be someone else for an evening. What type of persona will they decide to be this year? Will they decide to be someone based in everyday life like a doctor or a firefighter, or is the year to dress up like a superhero, princess, ...

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Strange but True Dental Facts

Truth is stranger than fiction, and that applies to dental facts, too. Most people don’t think all that much about their teeth other than to go about their everyday routine to keep them clean. When something hurts, they call their dentist. Other than that, teeth aren’t usually a subject that most people spend a lot of time thinking or talking a ...

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Do Your Teeth Hurt?

When is the last time that you scheduled an appointment with a dentist? This is the question you should be asking yourself if you’re experiencing any kind of tooth aches or pains. Even if you brush and floss your teeth routinely, it doesn’t mean that you’re exempt from experiencing any tooth pains.  After all, there are many reasons ...

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Vote Pickering Square Dental As The Best Ajax-Pickering Dental Clinic for the 2014 Reader's Choice Awards!

To our valued Patients, Friends and Family, My staff and I were honoured by being voted the Best Ajax-Pickering Dental Clinic in 2013.  We have been nominated again for the 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards for being the Best Dental Clinic. We are looking for your support to vote and hope that you would be so kind as to share this link with fr ...

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How A Bright Smile Benefits Popular Media Figures

When browsing through gossip websites and entertainment-centric magazines, one thing that you will likely notice is the pearly-white, meticulously cared for teeth that these well known individuals are usually showing off. Their bright smiles are more than just a popular pose for the camera- it’s a reflection of the great oral hygiene that they have, ...

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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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Getting Your Teeth Professionally Cleaned At A Dental Office: Why It's Crucial

We all know the importance of brushing and flossing our teeth several times a day.  It helps keep our breath fresh, can remove food particles that may be stuck in between your teeth, and is an effective way to keep your gums healthy.  Brushing and flossing your teeth on a regular basis can even help you prevent certain gum-related diseases, such ...

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Sports Guards

September is synonymous with back-to-school, a seasonal change to fall and the beginning of a new sports season.   Sports involvement is fun, teaches kids team spirit and is a great way for them to get some  exercise, but as with any sport, safety comes first and kids, even from an early age, need to  wear a mouth guard t ...

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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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How To Find A Dentist Who Treats Anxious Or Frightened Patients

A trip to a dental office can be a daunting experience for some people. Whether they’re young or old, some patients can be exceptionally anxious or frightened when visiting a dentist, perhaps due to past dental experiences, or the fear of dental tools being used during their visit.  What can make some of these particular patients uneasy about th ...

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How To Prepare Your Child For Their First Dental Visit

It can be a challenge to adequately prepare your child for their first dental visit. When they have to constantly listen to their friends who try to scare them into thinking that a dental office is a frightening place, it can be tough to make them think otherwise.  However, it can be done- just ask some of the happy children that enjoy their visits to ...

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How To Find A Good Dentist

What do you look for in a dentist? If you’re looking to get the best possible oral care, it’s crucial to ensure that you find a reputable dental office that can fully accommodate your needs.  After all, there are many factors that need to be considered when seeking out the best dentist for you, such as comfort, experience, how they engage ...

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Cosmetic Dentistry: How To Improve Your Smile

It's safe to say that we use our teeth every single day. We use them to chew our food, and we certainly use them to smile! However, our teeth can also be very sensitive- after all, it's fairly easy for them to chip, crack, or stain. If you are not satisfied with your smile, there are several ways that you can easily improve it. With the help of cosmetic dent ...

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Veneers Vs. Braces: The Pros of Both Oral Treatments

Veneers or braces- which oral treatment option is best for you?  There are positives to both of them.  Veneers are popular for those that have chipped, crooked, or stained teeth. Braces can effectively help straighten out and align the teeth in your mouth properly.  We have compiled a list of benefits for both veneers and braces below. Veneers Vs. Braces ...

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Laser Dentistry: A New Way To Make Your Dental Treatment More Relaxing

When some people think of a dental clinic, they may not look forward to getting treated- even if they’re experiencing pain, tooth decay or gum disease!  They may picture needles or other uncomfortable treatment options for their particular affliction.  Thankfully, dental technology has come a long way, and in certain locations, such as Pickering Square D ...

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Why Is It Important To See Your Dentist Every Six Months

The health of our gums and teeth is very important for both our personal and social lives. Without proper oral care, problems can fester in our mouths- without the adequate resources available to us; it can lead to much bigger issues that may require dental surgery.  When you see your dentist on a regular basis, they can help keep cavities and other oral re ...

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Gum Disease & Diabetics: How to Properly Care for your Gums

It’s hard enough to manage diabetes. For diabetics, periodontal diseases, such as gingivitis and periodontitis, are widely prevalent.  In fact, approximately 1 out of 3 people suffering from diabetes eventually deal with a form of gum disease.  In order to keep your gums healthy and strong, diabetics especially need to take the proper preventative measur ...

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Food and Your Teeth: What Foods Harm Your Teeth

Let’s face it - we all enjoy eating food!  Whether it’s a nice, hearty meal, or a brief snack during work, it gives us the energy we need to get through our day.  However, it’s important to remember, some foods can detrimentally affect your teeth!  We all know the significance of keeping a pearly-white smile, so we’re going to take a look at some ...

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Dental Bonding—An Explanation

With the expert assistance of a respected dentist, you can find several ways to improve your smile. One of the easiest and most prevalent options is dental bonding. Dentists use dental bonding to repair decayed, chipped, and cracked teeth, along with several other imperfections. Most importantly, it's also one of the least expensive cosmetic dentistry proced ...

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Dental Emergencies & Children: What To Do With A Sports Related Oral Injury This Spring

Children love to play. It's a fact. We can sometimes look on in awe as we see the amount of energy that these pint-sized human beings have in them! A great outlet for our youth to burn energy while building on important skills such as proper communication, perseverance, and hand-eye coordination is sports. Whether it's ice hockey, soccer, baseball, or basket ...

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Dental Implants 101

When we lose some of our adult teeth, it can make it hard for us to comfortably smile. The confidence that you previously had when smiling and laughing in social situations just isn't as high when you're always worried about your appearance. Thankfully, there are ways to bring your smile back to what it once was- one of the most efficient ways is through den ...

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Whitening Treatments: Natural Ways To Brighten Your Smile

Do you rely on your smile? Most of us do. It requires quite a few muscles in our face to smile, and it's one of the most genuine expressions that we use. It's a way for us to express a positive feeling, and it's no surprise that happiness can be contagious! If you find that your teeth aren't at their whitest, it can unfortunately have an impact on your confi ...

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What Are Patients Saying About Pickering Square Dental?

Pickering Square Dental in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Pickering is a family dentistry office that is always keeping their patients pleased and satisfied.  With a relaxed environment and the expert services of Dr. Marvin Lean and his Team it’s easy to see why it’s such a highly regarded location!  What are patients saying about Pi ...

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A Fun Comparison Between Baby Teeth and a Puppy’s Teeth

Have you ever wanted to see just how similar yet different a human and a dog’s teeth are? How about a fun comparison between a baby’s teeth and a puppy’s teeth? Both babies and puppies are incredibly cute, adorable, and fun to watch. They are both incredibly playful, and tend to find the positives in this world of ours. At this time, we&r ...

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Easy And Effective Ways To Treat and Prevent Bad Breath

Bad breath is like a pimple: it’s embarrassing, no one wants to be too close to it, and it benefits everyone if it just goes away! It’s easy to get frustrated when you constantly find that you have bad breath when you least expect it to happen. However, there are many easy and effective ways to stop bad breath from making its unwanted appearanc ...

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Why It’s Important To Brush and Floss Your Teeth Properly

When you decide to do something that’s beneficial for yourself, it’s exceptionally important to do it properly. A perfect example is brushing your teeth- many people may brush their teeth several times a day, but may still find themselves afflicted with cavities, tooth aches, and other issues. The reason why may be due to the fact that they are ...

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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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