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Title: 6 Common Cosmetic Dental Procedures Explained

Monday , Dec 12,2016

Cosmetic dentistry helps many people get a confident smile, and also corrects many dental anomalies. Six of the most common cosmetic dental procedures are:...

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Dental Veneers: transform your smile and enhance your personality!

Monday , Dec 12,2016

Veneer is a thin covering over something. Embarrassed about your smile? Dental veneer is the ideal means to smile beautifully and improve your self confidence. In this competitive age it is very important for a person to appear presentable. A beautiful pleasant smile goes a long way in enhancing your looks. You never know a simple smile may just do the trick for you. ......

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A Guide To Dental Health

Monday , Dec 12,2016

'Limit the consumption of snacks and follow a balanced diet plan. Tobacco in any form will enhance the risk of oral cancer and cause stains on your teeth. Visit your dentist regularly and get your mouth examined.'......

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Good dental care brings a smile to your face

Monday , Dec 12,2016

There is little argument that having great teeth and a wonderful smile enhances your face and this is why dental care is so important....

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My Tooth Has An Owie

Tuesday , Nov 15,2016

How to relieve teeth-related pains & more. ...

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Affecting Your Unborn Fetus' Teeth

Tuesday , Nov 15,2016

Any dentist can tell you that what you eat personally can affect your unborn fetus' teeth. Read more......

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Rembrandt Teeth Whitening System: What is it? How does it Work?

Tuesday , Nov 15,2016

Rembrandt Teeth Whitening System: What is it? How does it Work? Read More.....

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Best Teeth Whitening Methods

Tuesday , Nov 15,2016

Everyone desires to have a great smile. For a killer smile, one should have sparkling, bright, and shiny teeth. Read more......

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Caring For Your Implants

Wednesday , Oct 12,2016

Tooth implants have been used successfully for many years. Your implant should last for a very long time if you take the following points to heart....

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All About Cavities

Wednesday , Oct 12,2016

To understand what happens when your teeth decay, it's helpful to know what's in your mouth naturally. Read more......

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Teeth Whitening FAQ

Friday , Jul 08,2016

Want a shiny white smile? Teeth whitening might be for you. Although teeth whitening seems relatively new, whitening agents have been used in dentistry for many years. They are usually peroxide based, and can be very successful when used as directed. Some patients with nerve exposure notice sensitivity, but this can be managed by our dental team’s expertise. Don’t wait for that beautiful smile any longer. Whitening too much can cause sensitivity and abrasion – too much is never recommended. Over the counter products are milder vs in office whitening products. Always advisable to have an assessment done to see if you are a candidate for vital whitening procedures. ...

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Commonly Asked Questions

Friday , Jul 08,2016

How long should crown sensitivity last?

New crown sensitivity can vary from person-to-person, so this can be a difficult question to answer unless you go to the source that knows best—the dentist who placed your crown. And prior to going to your appointment, it is helpful if you have identified as many of the facts and/or triggers for any symptoms you have. For example, are your teeth sensitive to hot, cold, sweet, touch, pressure, or biting? It may be as simple as adjusting a minor high spot when you bite. Other questions to discuss with your dentist include the following. What was the extent of decay in the tooth prior to the crown? How close to the pulp (that contains the nerve) was the decay? Some sensitivity is normal after a crown as the tooth settles down; however, increasing sensitivity or pain after a week or more warrants a follow up visit to your dentist.

Chipped tooth – big deal or no deal?

Dentists are frequently asked questions about chipping a tooth—“Is it that big a deal? Doesn’t it depend on how big the chip is? I mean if it is just a little chip, it can’t be that bad…can it?” The answers to these questions are variations of the same theme. Yes, chipping a tooth means you have lost valuable tooth structure and potentially laid the foundation for additional chips and cracks. Or you may need a root canal if the chip is close to the pulp containing the nerve and it doesn’t heal properly from the trauma. As for repairing a chipped tooth, your dentist can usually fix minor chips with modern bonding techniques using tooth-colored filling materials. For larger chips that involve more tooth structure, your dentist may suggest a crown (cap) or a veneer. The most important thing to remember is that if you chip a tooth, you need to see a dental professional for a proper evaluation and treatment remedy...

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The Ways Porcelain Veneers Improve Teeth Appearance

Friday , Jul 08,2016

Healthy teeth can still be unattractive due to genes or life experiences that make them less than presentable when smiling.

Porcelain veneers could be a cost-effective answer to improving the appearance of stained or slightly defective teeth. Made of thin layers of life-like dental porcelain, veneers cover unsightly teeth and give them a new look with minimal tooth preparation.

Here are 4 appearance problems porcelain veneers can change for a more attractive smile.

Color ~ Teeth can become discolored for a lot of reasons: age-related yellowing, certain foods and beverages, or tetracycline use at an early age. In some cases, better oral hygiene or whitening can restore some of the natural brightness to teeth. But in other cases, especially deep discoloration within a tooth, external whitening won’t help. Veneers with life-like color that match your other teeth could be a way to permanently brighten your smile.

Shape ~ Although resilient, teeth can be damaged. A significant mouth injury can result in chipping and tooth grinding habits could cause abnormal wear that makes the teeth appear shorter. And, you may have been born with one or more teeth that are oddly shaped — too rounded or square — that can affect your smile. Customized veneers can bring a more attractive shape to your teeth.

Size ~ A normal tooth’s size should be proportional to the lips and the amount of gums showing. Shorter teeth (or those worn down) can upset this proportion. Veneers can “lengthen” your teeth to a more appealing size. But there’s a limit — if you’ve lost a good portion of tooth structure due to disease or injury, a porcelain crown that completely covers the tooth may be the better option.

Alignment & Spacing ~ Excessive gaps between teeth, crooked teeth or poor bites (malocclusions) may require orthodontic treatments like braces. If, however, these alignment and spacing problems are minor — like a slightly crooked tooth or a minute gap between the front teeth — veneers could be a more cost-effective alternative that can be achieved in less time. It’s also possible with some orthodontic situations to use veneers in conjunction with braces or other treatments.

Talk to us on how we can improve your smile! ?...

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Top 10 Reasons for That Tooth Ache

Friday , Jul 08,2016

Tooth pain can range from mild and fleeting to throbbing and constant but the mechanism behind what you’re feeling is often the same: the nerves in the pulp chamber at the center of your affected tooth or teeth are responding to stimuli and sending out a warning in the form of a disagreeable sensation that something’s not right.

When your teeth hurt, there can be many reasons for that mild or fleeting or throbbing and constant pain. Reasons such as the nerves in the pulp chamber at the center of your affected tooth or teeth are responding to stimuli and sending out warning signals in the form of an uncomfortable sensation that things aren’t going well.

Here are the top 10 reasons your teeth might be causing you discomfort:

Dental Caries (Cavity). Certain oral bacteria feed on food particles trapped in your mouth and produce acid that over time can eat through the protective tooth enamel into the sensitive dentin below.

Enamel Erosion. Acids in your diet and gastric acids from acid reflux (GERD) and vomiting can wear away tooth enamel.

Gum Recession. Gums can recede over time, exposing the sensitive tooth roots. Brushing too vigorously and/or using a toothbrush that’s too hard can contribute to gum recession.

Recent Dental Work. Dental work can inflame pulp tissues and cause temporary sensitivity that should subside as the pulp heals.

Loose, Old, or Lost Filling. Fillings seal off areas of past decay. If they don’t fit right or are dislodged, air, food particles and bacteria can infiltrate and irritate exposed nerve endings.

Chip, Crack or Fracture. Teeth may be weakened over time due to pressure caused by biting and chewing as well as teeth grinding (bruxism) and jaw clenching. What starts as thin lines in the enamel can evolve into chips, cracks and fractures that expose nerve endings.

Periodontal Disease. This is an infection of the tissues that support the teeth caused by a buildup of bacterial biofilm (plaque) along the gum line that triggers inflammation. In severe cases, the infection can travel to the end of a tooth root or through accessory canals and gain entrance into the dental pulp.

Abscess. An abscess is a pus-filled sac caused by an infection. It can occur at the base of the tooth root or in the space between the tooth and gum.

Tooth Grinding (bruxism)/Jaw Clenching. Referred to as parafunctional habits, these behaviors exert extreme stress on teeth and wear them down, causing increased tooth sensitivity and jaw soreness.

Referred Pain. Sometimes pain originating in another tooth or outside the dental area — sinus congestion or infection for example — may radiate around the mouth and give the impression of pain for a specific tooth.

As you can see, pain is a warning of all sorts of threats to your oral health. Call us so we can help you sort out the pain and get back to normal!


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Dental Terms

Friday , Jul 08,2016

Ever wonder what people are talking about when they speak of certain terms? Here’s a list of the basics and their meanings! Now you’re in the loop.

Human Dentition – The teeth that are located in the upper and lower jaws are collectively referred to as the human dentition.

Maxillae – The upper jaw is known as the maxillae.

Maxillary Teeth – The teeth located in the maxillae form an arch and are referred to as maxillary teeth.

Mandible – The lower jaw is called the mandible.

Mandibular Teeth – The teeth located in the mandible are referred to as mandibular teeth. As humans, we have two sets of teeth during our lifetime.

Primary Dentition – The first set of teeth we get. These are often referred to as baby teeth. There are 20 teeth in the primary dentition.

Permanent Dentition – The second set of teeth we get. These are often referred to as adult teeth. There are 32 teeth in the permanent dentition. There are several terms that help to define locations on and around the teeth. These terms are used often to refer to specific areas of the mouth when describing conditions there.

Posterior – Towards the back of the mouth.

Anterior – Towards the front of the mouth

Mesial – Towards the midline of the mouth.

Distal – Away from the midline of the mouth

Buccal – Any area on the cheek side of the teethLingual – Any area on the tongue side of the teeth

Facial – Any area on the cheek or lip side of the teeth. Is often used interchangeably with buccal but mostly in the anterior portion of the mouth.

Palatal – Any area on the tongue side of the maxillary teeth

Occlusal – Any area on the chewing surfaces of back teeth.

Incisal – Any area on the biting surfaces of the front teeth.


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Guard Your Mouth

Friday , Jul 08,2016

Mouthguards aren’t just for adults!

Remember to add a mouthguard for each child to your list of school supplies. Protecting your child’s head, jaw and teeth, even for seemingly non-contact sports, is very important.

Mouthguards not only protect the teeth. They may also prevent serious injuries by helping to avoid situations where the lower jaw and teeth are forced up against the upper teeth and jaw.

Sports Canada reports that overall, 69 percent of Canadian youth participate in organized sport. In any sport, whether it’s full-contact hockey or a friendly game of racquetball, a little preparation can prevent costly and sometimes painful mistakes later on!

Who should wear a mouthguard?

Anyone playing contact sports or engaging in aggressive activities should wear a mouthguard.

Any sport with a strong chance for contact with other participants or hard surfaces requires mouth protection. Players who participate in basketball, baseball, soccer, wrestling, squash, racquetball, lacrosse, rugby, in-line skating and martial arts, or even recreational sports such as skateboarding and bicycling, should wear mouthguards when practicing or competing.

Many athletes resist wearing a mouthguard because of bulkiness and poor fit. Custom-made mouthguards are the most comfortable, non-bulky and form-fitting.

What are the factors that affect the fit of a mouthguard?

A dentist will consider a number of factors when fitting a patient for a mouthguard — size of mouth, bite, type of sport played and whether or not the patient wears braces or other appliances are all important considerations. Each patient’s very specific needs must be addressed for maximum comfort and protection.

Types of mouthguards

Custom Made

The dentist takes an impression of the patient’s mouth and the mouthguard is fabricated from a cast model of the patient’s teeth. This method provides the best fit, protection and comfort. The custom-made mouthguard is most durable, can be modified for specific sports and patient-need and does not interfere with speech or breathing. Boil and bite or mouth-formed

This type of mouthguard requires heating in warm water and then the user bites into the warm plastic. Because it is not vacuum-fitted onto a model of the patient’s teeth, the fit is not as precise. The heating process will also reduce the longevity of the mouthguard. Discuss this option with your dentist. Stock or ready-made

Made of rubber or polyvinyl, the ready-made mouthguard is a generic fit with limited comfort, protection and durability. It is often bulky and loose-fitting and may interfere with breathing and speech.

Care for your mouthguard so it cares for you!

Caring for your mouthguard will help it take care of your teeth longer. Take a few moments to:

Rinse your mouthguard under cold water after each use and air-dry. Occasionally clean it with mild soap and water or mouthwash.

Store your mouthguard in a plastic container when not in use to avoid damage due to excessive heat and cold.

Wear your mouthguard properly. Do not cut or alter it and do not chew on it.

Check your mouthguard regularly and let your dentist know if it shows any signs of wear, or has any tears or cracks that may weaken it. If the bite has changed and the mouthguard no longer fits well, it can sometimes be adjusted by the dentist....

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The Frenulum Linguae

Friday , Jul 08,2016

That sounds like a fun and entertaining word, don’t it?

The frenulum is a flap of oral mucosa that connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth. This particular tissue allows the tongue to move about as does its job. If an infant is born with a frenulum that is too short, or not elastic enough, he or she can have trouble breastfeeding (yikes). A short frenulum can also affect speech. The one time size does matter, huh?

The next time you are brushing your teeth, spend a minute looking at the parts of the mouth lie farther inside the oral cavity. Knowing what these structures do and what they look like plus why the exist can help you maintain superior oral health.

Are you curious if your frenulum linguae is well developed? Talk to your dentist to learn more!...

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The Oral Mucosa

Friday , Jul 08,2016

It may sound like a vacation spot but it really, it’s more like batman – protecting your health.

When looking deep inside your mouth, staring at the reflection in the mirror, you’ll notice that everything that is not a tooth is covered by a protective lining called the oral mucosa. It is a mucous membrane similar to the mucous membranes that line your nostrils and inner ears.

The oral mucosa plays an important role in keeping your oral health well maintained as well as your overall health, by defending your body from germs and other irritants that enter your mouth. It is a tough substance called keratin, also found in your fingernails and hair, helping to make the oral mucosa resistant to injury!

Not all mucous is bad mucous! Keep smiling!...

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TMD… Too Much…? What?

Friday , Jul 08,2016

Your temporomandibular joint is a hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, which are in front of each ear. It lets you move your jaw up and down and side to side, so you can talk, chew, and yawn.

Problems with your jaw and the muscles in your face that control it are known as temporomandibular disorders (TMD). But you may hear it wrongly called TMJ, after the joint.

What Causes TMD?

We don’t know what causes TMD. Dentists believe symptoms arise from problems with the muscles of your jaw or with the parts of the joint itself.

Injury to your jaw, the joint, or the muscles of your head and neck — like from a heavy blow or whiplash — can lead to TMD. Other causes include:

Grinding or clenching your teeth, which puts a lot of pressure on the joint
Movement of the soft cushion or disc between the ball and socket of the joint
Arthritis in the joint
Stress, which can cause you to tighten facial and jaw muscles or clench the teeth

What Are the Symptoms?

TMD often causes severe pain and discomfort. It can be temporary or last many years. It might affect one or both sides of your face. More women than men have it, and it’s most common among people between the ages of 20 and 40.

Common symptoms include:

Pain or tenderness in your face, jaw joint area, neck and shoulders, and in or around the ear when you chew, speak, or open your mouth wide
Problems when you try to open your mouth wide
Jaws that get “stuck” or “lock” in the open- or closed-mouth position
Clicking, popping, or grating sounds in the jaw joint when you open or close your mouth or chew. This may or may not be painful.
A tired feeling in your face
Trouble chewing or a sudden uncomfortable bite — as if the upper and lower teeth are not fitting together properly
Swelling on the side of your face
You may also have toothaches, headaches, neck aches, dizziness,earaches, hearing problems, upper shoulder pain, and ringing in the ears (tinnitus).

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My Mouth Goes Dry

Friday , Jul 08,2016

Saliva helps moisten and cleanse our mouths and digest food. Saliva also prevents infection by controlling the bacteria and fungi in your mouth. If you don’t make enough saliva, your mouth gets dry and uncomfortable. There are many treatments that can help against dry mouth, which is also referred to as xerostomia.

Causes of dry mouth can be:

A side effect of certain medications
A side effect of a disease or an infection (HIV/AIDS, Anemia, Arthritis, to name a few)
A side effect of specific medical treatments like chemotherapy or other cancel treatments
Nerve damage – if there is nerve damage to the head and neck area from an injury or surgery
Being dehydrated is one of the main causes. Fevers, sweating excessively, vomiting, diarrhea or blood loss can cause dehydration.
Surgical removal of the salivary glands
Lifestyle – smoking or chewing tobacco

Common symptoms include:

A sticky, dry feeling in the mouth
Frequent thirst
Sores in the mouth; sores or split skin at the corners of the mouth; cracked lips
A dry feeling in the throat
A burning or tingling sensation in the mouth and especially on the tongue
A dry, red, raw tongue
Problems speaking or trouble tasting, chewing, and swallowing
Hoarseness, dry nasal passages, sore throat
Bad breath

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My Teeth Are Overly Emotional…Err… Sensitive

Friday , Jul 08,2016

Tooth sensitivity can affect one or more teeth. It’s most common when you eat or drink something hot, cold, sweet, or sour. Sometimes a breath of cold air can set it off. The pain can be sharp and sudden and can shoot deep into the nerve endings of your teeth.

What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

You get sensitive teeth when your gums pull back and expose the surface beneath, called the dentin. This soft layer makes up the inner part and roots, which have thousands of tiny tubes that lead to the tooth’s nerve center (the pulp). These channels allow the trigger — for example, the hot, cold, or sweet food — to reach the nerve in your tooth, which results in the pain you feel.

Other things that can cause sensitive teeth are:

Wear and tear. Over time, brushing too hard or using a hard-bristled toothbrush or grinding your teeth can wear down enamel and expose the dentin.
Tooth decay near the gum line.
Gum disease (gingivitis). Inflamed and sore gums pull back and expose the roots of your teeth.
Damage. Chipped or broken teeth may fill with bacteria. The bacteria can enter the pulp, causing inflammation.
Teeth grinding. Grinding or clenching your teeth may wear down the enamel and expose the dentin.
Tooth-whitening products. These products may be major contributors to sensitive teeth.
Age. Teeth are most sensitive between ages 25 and 30.
Plaque buildup. The presence of plaque on the root surfaces can cause sensitivity.
Long-term mouthwash use. Some over-the-counter products contain acids that can make sensitivity worse if your dentin is already exposed. Ask your dentist about a neutral fluoride solution.
Acidic foods. Food and drinks with a high acid content, like citrus fruits, tomatoes, pickles, and tea, can wear down enamel.
Dental work. Teeth cleaning, root planing, crown placement, and tooth restoration can make teeth sensitive. This should go away in 4 to 6 weeks.
Steps to Reduce Tooth Sensitivity

The good news is there are many ways to control sensitive teeth. You can:

Brush and floss regularly. Use proper brushing and flossing techniques to thoroughly clean all parts of your teeth and mouth.
Use a soft-bristled toothbrush. Brush gently and carefully around the gum line so you don’t remove gum tissue.
Use a toothpaste for sensitive teeth. Several brands are available. Regular use should make teeth less sensitive. You may need to try several brands to find the product that works best for you. Another tip: Spread a thin layer on the exposed tooth roots with your finger or a Q-tip before you go to bed. Use a fluoridated toothpaste, not a tartar control one.
Watch what you eat. Avoid lots of highly acidic foods and drinks.
Use fluoridated dental products. Using a fluoridated mouth rinse daily can decrease sensitivity. Ask your dentist about products available for home use.
Don’t grind your teeth. Use a mouth guard at night.
See your dentist every 6 months (or sooner, depending on your condition).
If you still have discomfort, talk to your dentist. There may be a procedure that can help. He might recommend:

White fillings(bonding) to cover exposed root surfaces
Fluoride varnishes applied to the exposed root surface
Dentin sealers applied to the exposed root surface

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I Am No Longer Wise

Friday , Jul 08,2016

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that grow in the back corners of the upper and loser normal adult mouth. However, it is rare that people get to keep them. Unfortunately, a lot of people experience issues with their wisdom teeth and in most causes this is because the teeth come up too close to the already existing ones! (Give me my space, please? … No!)

If wisdom teeth cause problems for an individual and are not pulled; they can sometimes become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause extreme pain and be harmful to your oral health. Symptoms are easy to spot: inflammation, pain and several different types of infections.

Most people get their wisdom teeth removed to avoid future issues or serious problems. In general, you do not actually need to have the four wisdom teeth in your mouth as it does not do anything for your ability to bite down properly, speak or eat....

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It Makes My Teeth Grind

Friday , Jul 08,2016

Bruxism is what they call teeth grinding! It is often considered a harmless, yet annoying habit that develops from inability to deal with stress or anxiety. However, teeth grinding can change your bite relationship and worse, severely damage your teeth and jaw over a long periodo f time.

Teeth grinding can cause abrasions to the chewing surfaces of your teeth. Eventually the wear and tear will prematurely age and loosen the teeth. This will open your teeth up to new and not so fun problems. Things like hypersensitivity (from the small cracks that form, exposing your dentin) will become an issue you have to deal with.

Bruxism can also cause severe jaw and facial pain as well as headaches A few clues that you may be suffering from bruxism are:

Your jaw is often too sore, or you hear popping sounds when you open and close your mouth Your teeth look abnormally short or worn down You notice small dents in your tongue Bruxism can be treated, to a small degree. A common therapy involves using a special appliance worn while sleeping. Less intrusive, though just as effective methods could involve biofeedback and behaviour modification, such as tongue exercises and learning how to properly align your tongue, teeth and lips.


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Bad Breath is a Battle

Tuesday , Jun 07,2016

You would be surprised to hear that bad breath is actually quite a common issue with a lot of people. In extreme cases, it gets to a point where it doesn’t go away and it becomes known as chronic halitosis. Bad breath is caused by decaying particles of food and bacteria that pass into your bloodstream and to your lungs, where odor is released from simply breathing.

People with bad breath will often spend tons of money on products that treat such a symptom. However, it’s best to realize that you need to get to the root cause of the bad breath. Sometimes, the best medical treatment is good daily oral hygiene, including brushing, flossing and rinsing. The rules are the same for those that wear ventures.

There are other problems such as gum disease that can cause persistent bad breath. During normal circumstances, your saliva acts to cleanse your mouth of the particles that can decay and later cause bad breath. Some people have a condition known as dry mouth, which diminishes the production of saliva. Then there are basic reasons for bad breath: eating a lot of garlic or onions, taking certain meds, or smoking.

When there is a persistent case of bad breath, it could signify a larger health problem like gastrointestinal, respiratory or sinus issues. While over-the-counter mouthwashes and rinses will help temporarily; they will just hide the real cause....

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Flossing Tips 101

Tuesday , Jun 07,2016

Do you have difficulty flossing or simply hate it? No worries! We want to simplify your life and make sure you have a fabulous and healthy smile.

Here are some tips to keep in mind:

If you wrap 1-2 inches of floss around a finger on each hand, then it makes it easier to floss your teeth Leave a lot of floss left over to allow easy maneuvering between your teeth inside your mouth

Another great way is to break off a foot of floss and wrapping one end of the floss a few times around the middle finger of each hand and using your forefinger and thumbs to maneuver the floss inside your mouth

Press the floss between two teeth and gently press downward or upward if doing an upper set of teeth

Then glide the floss up and down a few times against the surfaces of both teeth, carefully, and to reach below the gum line as well If your teeth bleed; don’t be freaked out, this is normal until your teeth get used to flossing

If you cannot use traditional floss to do the trick; there are other methods: a flosser that forces water between your teeth or a plastic flosser with the floss attached that allows you to go between your teeth....

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Emphasis on Brushing

Tuesday , Jun 07,2016

Brush your teeth! Why?

Every dentist you know reminds you to brush your teeth and sometimes… you roll your eyes and think… it’s common sense, right? Wrong! Sometimes in our busy day-to-day lives, we forget to do things as basic as brushing our teeth. Place a sticky note on the mirror, put a reminder on your calendar or program it on your cell phone. If you’re a to-do list kind of girl or guy, then we recommend actually adding it to your morning and evening list.

Why are we so obsessed with this concept? Plaque. Plaque is the evil, colourless, sticky substance that reacts with the bacteria and decaying food particles in your mouth and can actually destroy the enamel of your tooth. It’s actually recommended to brush your teeth 3 times a day, 2-3 times a day. When? When you wake, after a meal and before you sleep....

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Common Questions Answered

Saturday , Mar 26,2016

How long should crown sensitivity last?

New crown sensitivity can vary from person-to-person, so this can be a difficult question to answer unless you go to the source that knows best—the dentist who placed your crown. And prior to going to your appointment, it is helpful if you have identified as many of the facts and/or triggers for any symptoms you have. For example, are your teeth sensitive to hot, cold, sweet, touch, pressure, or biting? It may be as simple as adjusting a minor high spot when you bite. Other questions to discuss with your dentist include the following. What was the extent of decay in the tooth prior to the crown? How close to the pulp (that contains the nerve) was the decay? Some sensitivity is normal after a crown as the tooth settles down; however, increasing sensitivity or pain after a week or more warrants a follow up visit to your dentist....

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