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Toothbrushing Do’s and Don’ts

Do you know that one of the most basic oral hygiene tasks we do on a daily basis, most of us are doing it wrong? We all hear that’s it’s important to brush our teeth twice a day in order to maintain a healthy mouth but did you know that by brushing your teeth the wrong way you can actually be harming your gums. Most adults are told to brush when we wake up and before bed for about two minutes, but that really doesn’t explain the how? Most of the patients we see simply scrub horizontally with a medium bristled toothbrush and pressure. So what is the right way to brush … the answer isn’t so simple. There are certain techniques used for different types of oral conditions. In general – Place the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums for the back teeth and brush using gentle…

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Oct 5, 2016 | Posted by
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Pregnancy Oral Health

Our bodies are changing a lot during pregnancy and with all the hormones floating around it is no surprise our mouth will be affected too. One of the biggest changes in the mouth with pregnancy is the health of the gums. There is a common condition termed pregnancy gingivitis, which involves gum inflammation and irritation due to the hormonal changes of pregnancy. The gums become more sensitive to the normal factors that cause gum inflammation such as plaque and tartar build up on the teeth. To combat this we suggest pregnant women come in for cleaning more often on a 3-4 month schedule.   There is also a tendency for new mothers to experience more cavities than they had prior to becoming pregnant. There is a misconception that this is due to the “baby stealing the calcium from the teeth”. However this is not the case, as unlike our bones…

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Sep 27, 2016 | Posted by
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Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth also known as third molars form under the gums of children for many years as they grow up and become fully formed in the late teens or early twenties. They either erupt into the mouth or can often become partially or fully impacted due to improper positioning. Poor alignment of wisdom teeth can cause crowding, damage to adjacent teeth, cause damage to the jawbone, or even the nerves. Wisdom teeth can become stuck in various positions and angulations and never fully come into the mouth. Sometimes if the wisdom teeth are completely impacted under the gums and bone and causing no problems they can be left alone. However if they erupt partially into the mouth it can cause problems. Food and debris can get caught under the gums of the partially exposed tooth and cause swelling, infection and pain. This is a condition called pericoronitis and is resolved…

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Jun 29, 2016 | Posted by
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When to start flossing kids teeth?

Many parents are under the impression that kids don’t need to floss in between their baby teeth. For some this is the case in the primary dentition if the baby teeth are spaced out and all surfaces of the teeth are accessible to clean with brushing alone. However, for many children there are minimal spaces between the teeth and flossing as early as 2 or 3 years old can be beneficial to prevent cavities forming between the teeth. Watch for the spacing in your kids teeth as they come in and ask your dentist if flossing is necessary for your your child. By age 6 all children should have introduced flossing as the adult teeth begin to come in and spaces begin to close. For more information contact our office at 905 436 2400.

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Jun 14, 2016 | Posted by
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Trust Dr. Margolian’s Dental Services For A Whiter Smile

Dr. Margolian’s clinic is often touted as one of the most trusted dental service providers, owing to their prompt and patient-friendly services. They offer service as simple as cleaning of teeth to as complicated as root canal. The dentists at Margolian dentistry will ensure that their patients are comfortable during their visit to the clinic. They will perform a routine dental checkup on patients before looking for the dental services they require, which is an important part of any kind of dental treatment. During the initial sitting, the dentist will take x-rays and will also discuss the kinds of problems that the patient faces with regards to their overall oral health. The professional dentists at Margolian Dentistry, work on fixing any oral problems in less time and with minimum discomfort to the patient.If you are looking for a dentist in Whitby, visit http://www.drmargolian.com/.You can also contact us to book an appointment at…

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Apr 15, 2016 | Posted by
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