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Waking Up with Headaches? You May Have Bruxism

Have you noticed you frequently wake up with a headache or an aching jaw? You might possibly have a condition called bruxism, where you clench and grind your teeth. What is Bruxism? Some people have awake bruxism, where they will subconsciously clench and grind their teeth, and especially during times of stress. However, bruxism is frequently a nocturnal habit which is why people are often unaware they have this condition. It can also be associated with another sleep disorder called sleep apnea, where people will often snore and pause for breath while asleep, partially awakening with a loud snort or gasp. Unfortunately, bruxism can cause significant damage to your teeth and gums, and to your jaw joints, so it is essential to get a proper diagnosis from a dentist in Oshawa. Mild cases of bruxism might not require any treatment, but some people will clench and grind so severely that…

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Sep 14, 2018 | Posted by
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How to Invisibly Straighten Crooked Teeth with Invisalign

While many people wore braces during childhood to straighten their teeth, not everybody had this opportunity. Some people who did wear braces have seen teeth shift position with age. Whatever the reason, an increasing number of adults are now wearing braces which are primarily due to the introduction of newer and more discreet adult oriented orthodontic systems. Here at Margolian Dentistry, we provide one of the most popular adult braces available today, and it is also highly effective for many common orthodontic problems. Best of all, it is so discreet that most people will remain completely unaware you are receiving treatment. It can be your little secret unless you choose to enlighten them! Why Choose Invisalign? Invisalign clear braces are very different from traditional fixed and highly visible metal braces. Instead of using brackets fixed onto your teeth, Invisalign moves your teeth with removable, clear BPA-free plastic aligners. These aligners…

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Sep 7, 2018 | Posted by
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Is Snacking Ruining Your Dental Health?

You know your body needs proper nutrition to stay healthy and to fight disease, and it is the same story for your mouth. Although poor nutrition might not directly cause dental disease, if your diet doesn’t contain enough nutrients, you will be less able to fight infections, including gum disease. It is thought that gum disease can progress more quickly in people who don’t eat well, and the first signs of poor nutrition can often show up in your dental health and will most likely be identified by your dentist in Whitby during your check-up. Lots of People like to Snack More Frequently It’s not always easy to fit in a healthy diet, especially if you have a busy lifestyle and often it’s simpler and quicker to grab snacks high in sugars and starches for a quick burst of energy. There’s also an increasing trend towards eating smaller meals more…

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Aug 31, 2018 | Posted by
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Things You Need to Know About Pregnancy and Dental Health

If you are planning a new addition to your family, you are probably all too aware of how pregnancy will affect your body, but do you know how it can affect your dental health? If you are expecting a baby, it is a time when you need to pay even more attention to your oral health because the hormonal changes can increase the risk of dental problems which include pregnancy gingivitis, a form of gum disease, pregnancy tumours and morning sickness. Poor dental health in mothers has even been linked with preterm and low-birthweight babies in some clinical studies. Pregnancy Gingivitis Higher progesterone levels during pregnancy can affect your gum health, increasing the sensitivity of your gums to infection-causing bacteria, resulting in a condition called pregnancy gingivitis. It can develop from the second month onwards, so if you notice your gums feel a bit tender, look red or bleed when…

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Aug 24, 2018 | Posted by
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Facing Tooth Loss? Discover How to Replace Them

Tooth loss is upsetting and potentially embarrassing, but it’s something lots of us will have to face at some point. One thing is for sure, we always regard tooth extractions as a last resort, when we have exhausted all other avenues for saving your teeth. The good news is that even if you do lose teeth, we have several solutions that could help you. Choices include dentures, bridges and the most up-to-date dental implants in Ajax. Dentures Modern dentures are definitely very different from those worn by your grandparents or parents and can restore multiple missing teeth in a way that is cost-effective and non-invasive. Partial dentures are used to replace one or more missing teeth, while full dentures can restore a complete arch of teeth. We take enormous care when designing dentures, ensuring you receive teeth that look aesthetically pleasing and which feel as comfortable as possible. Dental Bridges…

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Aug 17, 2018 | Posted by
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