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Stress and Your Oral Health

Stress and Your Oral Health

It is common knowledge that experiencing higher than average levels of stress can manifest itself in physical ways, affecting both the mind and body. If you experience chronic stress, you may start to experience issues with your oral health as a result. Here is what you need to know about ...

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Ultrasonic vs Manual Scaling (pros & cons)

Ultrasonic vs Manual Scaling (pros & cons)

When you go to your dentist for a regular hygiene appointment , the dental hygienist will clean a thin film of bacteria off your teeth called plaque. Removing plaque is a great way to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, so regularly visiting the dentist is important. There are two ways to ...

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Should you use a manual or powered toothbrush?

Should you use a manual or powered toothbrush?

Taking care of your teeth is an important part of your overall health, but there are many conflicting messages about exactly how to take care of your teeth and what is best for them. You may hear that some dentists recommend manual while others recommend electric toothbrushes and wonder which ...

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Overcoming Dental Problems Caused By Wearing a Mask

Overcoming Dental Problems Caused By Wearing a Mask

Over the past couple of years, people have become really divided on many of the measures that were implemented to mitigate the pandemic and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. One measure that caused controversy early on was that of mask mandates. And while many of the arguments about the ...

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What’s The Best For Your Teeth This Summer?

What’s The Best For Your Teeth This Summer?

As the warmer weather approaches, there is a need to enjoy some traditions of the season. Sitting on a patio in the sun while sipping a cold drink or maybe walking down the boardwalk with your favourite ice cream in hand. However, our summer habits might not be the best for our teeth. Here are ...

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Athletes & Dental Care (sports drinks & mouth guards)

Athletes & Dental Care (sports drinks & mouth guards)

Taking care of our teeth is an important part of life, but for those who play contact sports on a regular basis, there can be times when your teeth may get damaged, or the proper care can be difficult. Dentists often see the aftermath of contact sports and need to provide care for chipped or ...

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5 Habits That Harm Your Teeth (nail biting, smoking)

5 Habits That Harm Your Teeth (nail biting, smoking)

No matter how much you brush, floss, and visit your dentist, certain habits will harm your teeth. Some of them – like chewing on ice – may seem harmless but are wreaking havoc on your teeth. To maintain a healthy smile, avoid the following five tooth-damaging habits. Smoking ...

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What Could Be the Cause of My Dry Mouth?

What Could Be the Cause of My Dry Mouth?

If you’re taking an exam or making a presentation, it’s normal to experience a dry mouth. But when it persists for an extended period, there’s likely an underlying problem. Dry mouth, or xerostomia, happens when there is insufficient saliva to keep your mouth wet. From causes to treatments, ...

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Signs You Need To See A Dentist (tooth pain, pregnancy)

Signs You Need To See A Dentist (tooth pain, pregnancy)

If it’s been a while since you’ve been to the dentist – or maybe you go every 6 months for a check-up – you still may need to make an emergency appointment for pain or other dental issues . Here are some signs that you need to make an appointment soon.  You’re experiencing tooth pain Any ...

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What Do Dental Hygienists Do? (daily routine)

What Do Dental Hygienists Do? (daily routine)

  It’s time again for your dental checkup, and you know you’ll be spending most of the appointment with your dental hygienist. Besides cleaning your teeth, you wonder what other tasks dental hygienists complete regularly. As valuable members of your dental office team, ...

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