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Why Get a Sports Mouth Guard to Protect Your Smile?

Do you or your family love to play sports? It is a great way to stay fit and healthy and to build social relationships with others. But, every year a dentist in Whitby will see far too many dental injuries because of sporting accidents. While some of these accidents are caused by contact sports, they can also be due to injuries sustained during non-contact sports such as horse riding or skateboarding. Often the severity of the injury could have been reduced considerably if that person had only worn a well-fitting mouth guard. Dental injuries are distressing, and although we can provide some excellent restorative care to help you smile again, the costs of treatment can be ongoing. For example, dental restorations like crowns or bridges will almost certainly need to be replaced periodically during your lifetime. Our dental team at Margolian Dentistry would much prefer to preserve your natural teeth,…

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Jul 20, 2018 | Posted by
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Does Your Kid Grind Their Teeth at Night?

If so, then you might have wondered how it is possible that such a small person can make so much noise. Teeth grinding, and clenching can sound awful, but in fact, this nocturnal habit is relatively common in young children. It is estimated two or three out of every ten children will grind their teeth and the medical term for this condition is bruxism. The good news is that most will eventually outgrow the habit without needing any treatment, but in the meantime, it is essential to ensure the habit isn’t causing damage to their teeth and jaws. Why Do Children Grind Their Teeth? It isn’t exactly known why some children will grind their teeth, but one possible reason is misaligned teeth. Some children will grind because they are stressed or anxious, or because they are in pain. Another possible cause is hyperactivity, a reaction to medications, or cerebral palsy.…

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Jul 13, 2018 | Posted by
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How to Maintain a Healthy Smile in Summer

Summer is great, and if you are anything like our dental team, you’ll want to make the most of every minute. But it can be a time when daily routines go out of the window, and summer diets are often a little different from the norm. We’ve put together a few oral health tips to help ensure you and your family can enjoy the great weather, avoiding long-term damage and dental emergencies. Schedule Your Dental Checkups Before your vacation, make sure your family is up-to-date with their dental checkups in Oshawa. Often parents will schedule checkups for kids just before they go back to school so they can begin the new term with a clean bill of dental health. Keep Up with Oral Hygiene Routines Brushing twice daily and flossing once-a-day is essential year-round, but with long lazy days at the lake or pool, you might need to remind your…

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Jul 6, 2018 | Posted by
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When Should a Child First See a Family Dentist?

Babies can begin to get their very first teeth from six months onwards, and they need to see a good family dentist in Whitby by age one or two at the latest. Unfortunately, parents often think baby teeth aren’t important as, after all, they will fall out anyway. Why Baby Teeth Matter In fact, baby, milk or primary teeth are vital for your child’s oral health and development. They serve as guides or placeholders for adult teeth and are critical for enabling a young child to eat a proper nutritionally sound diet, and can you imagine learning to talk without teeth? What’s more, primary teeth remain in place for a large part of childhood because children don’t usually begin to get their permanent teeth until age six onwards. The last primary teeth aren’t replaced with adult teeth until age twelve. Your child’s baby teeth deserve just as much care as…

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Jun 29, 2018 | Posted by
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Are Porcelain Veneers the Solution for Your Smile?

Have you ever wondered how film stars and celebrities manage to have such perfect smiles? Although a lucky few might be genetically blessed, most will have had a little help from a cosmetic dentist. Many will have porcelain veneers, but you don’t need to be rich or famous to have this treatment. So, what are porcelain veneers, and could they help you achieve your dream smile? What Are Porcelain Veneers? Veneers are custom-made, thin porcelain shells that are designed to fit precisely over the front surfaces of your teeth. They cover up the part of the tooth visible in the mouth and are perfect for hiding minor discrepancies to the appearance of your teeth. You might want to consider porcelain veneers if you have any of the following problems affecting your teeth. Minor chips or cracks Teeth that are slightly worn down Discoloured teeth that will not respond to tooth…

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Jun 22, 2018 | Posted by
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