Tuesday , Oct 31,2017
Itchy, swollen eyes, sneezing and a runny nose may sound like a case of seasonal allergies, but for many, these are the allergy symptoms they experience each time they visit the dentist....

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Monday , Oct 02,2017
Hormonal changes occur throughout a woman’s life, and with these hormonal changes come changes in oral health....

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Thursday , Sep 21,2017
You must include minerals and nutrients in your diet in order for the body’s tissues to resist infection. The presence of too much or too little of any nutrient can have harmful effects, particularly on the mouth and teeth, and may contribute to oral diseases and infection....

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Thursday , Aug 03,2017
Mouthwash has a variety of uses, from freshening breath to preventing tooth decay....

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Thursday , Jun 29,2017
Plaque is a sticky layer of bacteria-containing film that accumulates on teeth, especially in places where toothbrushes can’t reach....

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Friday , Jun 02,2017
June is National Men’s Health Month....

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Tuesday , May 09,2017
Pacifiers can be great for children, especially during their first six months....

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Monday , Apr 03,2017
Want a brighter smile? When it comes to tooth-whitening, you've got two options: in-office based teeth bleaching, or at-home care. Both tooth-whitening options use peroxide-based bleaching agents. ...

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Thursday , Mar 09,2017
Is work or school stressing you out? You may be taking it out on your teeth through a condition called bruxism. Bruxism is characterized by the grinding of the teeth and is typically accompanied by the clenching of the jaw. Researchers classify bruxism as a habitual behavior as well as a sleep disorder. Untreated bruxism can lead to other health problems, damage to the teeth and gums, and even temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD)....

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Monday , Jan 23,2017
The average healthy adult visits the dentist twice a year. The average healthy 2-year-old has never been to the dentist. By kindergarten, 25 percent of children have never seen a dentist, yet dental decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease in America....

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Monday , Jan 23,2017
Located on each side of your face, the temporomandibular joints connect your lower jaw to your skull. These joints and their accompanying muscles allow you to open and close your mouth, and to move your lower jaw from side to side. You can feel these joints by placing your fingers in front of your ears and opening your mouth....

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Monday , Jan 23,2017
Knowing how to brush your teeth is an important skill that children should learn at an early age. However, some children—and even adults—aren’t always doing what they should when brushing their teeth. Be sure that your kids—and you—are brushing the right way....

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Monday , Jan 23,2017
Smoking reduces blood flow and the supply of vital nutrients to your gums, including vitamin C. Without the proper nutrients, you can develop gum disease, bone loss, and even tooth loss. This is because smoking triggers the accumulation of bacteria in plaque...

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Monday , Jan 23,2017
In addition to good oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing, there are other ways to protect teeth from decay. Dental sealants can protect teeth and seal them off from decay-causing bacteria....

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Monday , Jan 23,2017
A mouth guard is a flexible appliance that is worn during athletic and recreational activities to prevent injuries to your mouth and face, such as split lips, broken teeth, and jaw fractures....

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Monday , Jan 23,2017
Orthodontics is a special discipline of dentistry concerned with aligning the teeth and jaws to improve one’s smile and oral health. A dentist usually recommends braces to improve the patient’s physical “orofacial” appearance....

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Monday , Jan 23,2017
Wisdom teeth are another name for the third molars. Most people have three permanent molars in each quadrant of their mouth. First molars typically erupt around age 6, while second molars emerge around age 12....

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Monday , Jan 23,2017
Dental emergencies can happen at anytime. You and your children risk breaking teeth or injuring your mouth while eating, playing, exercising, and participating in other seemingly harmless activities, especially during the summer months. ...

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Monday , Jan 23,2017
Dentin hypersensitivity, more commonly referred to as sensitive teeth, can be defined as short, sharp pains that come from exposed dentin (the layer of tissue found beneath the hard enamel that contains the inner pulp). ...

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Monday , Jan 23,2017
Dry Mouth is a condition related to the salivary glands, which help keep the mouth moist, thus preventing decay and other oral health problems. When the salivary glands do not work properly, the amount of saliva in the mouth decreases, resulting in dry mouth....

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Monday , Jan 23,2017
Flossing is an integral part of your oral health regimen; however, many people don’t spend enough time flossing their teeth, or they don’t floss at all. By flossing just once a day, you can decrease your risk of gum disease and increase your chances of maintaining good oral health throughout your lifetime....

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Monday , Jan 23,2017
Tooth erosion, or tooth wear, is the loss of the surrounding tooth structure. This loss occurs when the hard part of your teeth—which is called the enamel—is worn away by acid. Over time, this erosion can leave your teeth sensitive, cracked, and discolored....

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Monday , Jan 23,2017
Periodontal means “around the tooth.” Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. Periodontal disease can affect one tooth or many teeth....

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Monday , Jan 23,2017
If you’re planning to become pregnant or suspect you’re already pregnant, it’s important that you visit us at Glenashton Dental Centre right away. Pregnancy may cause unexpected oral health changes due to hormones—particularly an increase in estrogen and progesterone—which can exaggerate the way in which gum tissues react to plaque....

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Monday , Jan 23,2017
Patients become anxious about going to the dentist for different reasons. This may include fear of receiving local anesthetic or concerns about the effectiveness of the anesthesia. Negative past experiences also may play a large role in a patient’s anxiety, as well as financial concerns....

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Monday , Jan 23,2017
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. That’s why it’s so important to take care of it. Cavities aren’t just for little kids—you can get them at any age. When you consume sugary foods, soda, juice or energy drinks, you put yourself at risk for tooth decay and gum disease....

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Monday , Jan 23,2017
Toothpaste has many functions: It delivers fluoride to prevent cavities, cleans your teeth by removing dental plaque and food from your teeth, polishes your teeth and removes stains surface over time, and freshens breath. Overall, toothpaste promotes good oral health....

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Monday , Jan 23,2017
Regular dental exams not only help decrease your risk of oral health problems, such as cavities and gum disease, but also may help to diagnose other, sometimes life-threatening, medical conditions. Serious diseases like diabetes and cancer often can be detected from signs and symptoms inside your mouth. In fact, many diseases with oral manifestations may first present orally. Dentists are a very important part of your health care team, as they can recognize the symptoms of these diseases when they assess your oral health....

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Monday , Jan 23,2017
Maintaining a healthy smile for a lifetime starts early. That’s why it’s important for you and your family to visit your general dentist regularly and practice good oral hygiene at home....

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