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Invisible Braces: Is it Time You Straightened Up?

Has the thought of having a straighter smile always appealed to you? Perhaps the idea of wearing traditional wired braces has deterred you from seeking treatment? Invisible braces could help, and Margolian Dentistry can provide a system called Invisalign. Unlike conventional braces that have highly visible metal brackets and wires, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligner trays that are custom-designed to apply gentle pressure to teeth, gradually moving them into the correct positions. Best of all, the aligner trays are nearly invisible once in the mouth because they are made of clear BPA-free plastic. Who Can Have Invisalign? Invisalign is designed to treat most common orthodontic problems so it can almost certainly help you. It can be especially useful for treating more cosmetically oriented problems, such as misaligned or overcrowded front teeth as frequently treatment can be completed relatively quickly. Invisalign is also suitable for treating most bite problems, or it…

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Mar 22, 2019 | Posted by
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Having Healthy Gums Could Help to Protect Your General Health

Did you know seven out of ten Canadians will develop some degree of gum disease during their lifetime? These figures from the Canadian Dental Association are pretty scary, and especially given that gum disease is avoidable. What makes these figures even worse is the potential effect on people’s overall health. Gum disease is caused when plaque, a sticky substance containing bacteria builds up over your teeth and gums. If you don’t brush and floss your teeth regularly, the bacteria will eventually irritate the gums, causing them to become red, swollen and most likely they will begin to bleed. These early signs of infection are a condition called gingivitis. Usually, at this stage, having your teeth cleaned professionally will be enough to reverse gingivitis, combined with an improved oral hygiene routine at home. However, without the proper care provided by a dentist in Whitby, gingivitis will soon develop into periodontitis which…

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Mar 15, 2019 | Posted by
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How Much Do You Know About Oral Cancer Risks and Symptoms?

With any type of disease, prevention is always by far the best approach and especially where your oral health is concerned. This is why we offer regular oral cancer screenings in Oshawa because when this disease is detected earlier, the chances of successfully treating it are significantly improved. What Are the Symptoms of Oral Cancer? There are several symptoms of oral cancer and which include: Unexplained loss of feeling, numbness, tenderness or pain in your face, neck or mouth. Having a persistent sore spot in your mouth, face or neck that bleeds easily and which doesn’t heal within a couple of weeks. Feeling as if you have something caught in your throat, or that chewing, swallowing or speaking is trickier. Noticing your voice has changed or feeling hoarse or having a chronic sore throat. Developing a lump, bump, or swelling or thickened areas inside your mouth or on your lips…

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Mar 8, 2019 | Posted by
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Looking After Your Dental Health During Spring Break

At this time of year many people are looking forward to Spring Break and a well-earned rest with family or friends, but if you are going away then don’t forget to look after your dental health in Whitby. Make sure you pack toothbrushes, favourite toothpaste and dental floss and any other equipment you routinely use each day. After all, you don’t want to waste a moment of your vacation shopping for these essentials! While you are away, follow these simple tips for maintaining a healthy mouth. Attend to Any Dental Problems before You Go If you or another family member has any niggling dental problems, it’s far better to see a dentist in Ajax before you go. There is little worse than having to deal with a toothache or other dental problems when you are far away from your regular dental office. If you suspect something is wrong with a…

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Mar 1, 2019 | Posted by
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Restore Your Smile to Its Radiant Best with Teeth Whitening

If you’ve noticed your smile is looking a little duller than you’d like, a tooth whitening treatment could be the solution. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures in Whitby, helping to remove stains and discolouration, significantly improving the overall appearance of your teeth. Why Do Teeth Stain? Your teeth are coated with a tough outer layer called enamel, and the colour of your teeth is created when light reflects and scatters off the tooth enamel, combined with the natural shade of the tooth which is in the dentine underneath it. The thinner your tooth enamel, the more of your natural tooth shade shows through, which can be yellowish or grey in appearance. Unfortunately, tooth enamel tends to become thinner with age so as you get older, your teeth naturally look darker. Each day a thin coating called a pellicle forms over your tooth enamel, picking…

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Feb 22, 2019 | Posted by
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