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Why Choose Tooth Coloured Fillings?

Silver coloured, or amalgam fillings have been in use for many decades, and although durable and cost-effective, they don’t always look very pretty. Luckily, there is an alternative as we can provide beautiful tooth coloured fillings in Oshawa. What Are Tooth Coloured Fillings? Tooth coloured fillings are made from a material called composite resin, or from porcelain. Composite resin fillings are suitable for small to medium-sized cavities, while porcelain fillings are suitable for larger cavities, usually those in the chewing surfaces of back teeth. Both types of fillings are available in many different shades that closely mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel. Once in the mouth, tooth coloured fillings are virtually invisible. Tooth Coloured Fillings are Biomimetic There’s another advantage to choosing tooth coloured fillings as they can be healthier for your teeth because they are made from what are called biomimetic materials. These materials are designed to replicate…

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Jul 19, 2019 | Posted by
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Is It Time to Refresh Your Toothbrushing Techniques?

How much can you remember about brushing your teeth this morning? The chances are very little as most of us brush our teeth automatically, using techniques we probably learned as children. However, it could be that your toothbrushing techniques aren’t as effective as you imagine. Lots of people don’t brush their teeth thoroughly, leaving behind plaque and food debris, which can cause dental problems. Dental plaque contains bacteria that can cause tooth decay and gum disease in Oshawa, and these bacteria feed off leftover food. Unless removed regularly, dental plaque soon hardens into calculus or tartar, a yellowish substance that is removed during your regular dental cleanings here at Margolian Dentistry. While some people may not be brushing their teeth thoroughly enough, others are using too much force! Brushing your teeth too vigorously is also bad for dental health, wearing away your gums and tooth enamel. Listed below are a…

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Jul 12, 2019 | Posted by
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Easy Tips for Coping with Dry Mouth

It’s not unusual to find your mouth is occasionally dry, but some people have a dry mouth all the time. Dry mouth is a common side-effect of over the counter and prescription medications or habits such as smoking or drinking alcohol. No matter the cause, dry mouth is uncomfortable and can affect your dental health, increasing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Saliva is essential for ensuring your mouth remains fresh and comfortable, and it has several other important functions as well. These include neutralizing acids that can weaken tooth enamel and helping to wash away bacteria and loose food particles. Saliva also provides minerals that help fight cavities. Listed below are a few easy tips to help you cope with dry mouth in Oshawa. Watch Your Diet Eating spicy or salty foods can irritate your mouth, and if you have dry mouth, these effects can worsen. Instead,…

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Jul 5, 2019 | Posted by
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What are the Advantages of Seeing a Dental Hygienist?

Here at Margolian Dentistry, we have an excellent and highly dedicated team of dental hygienists, and they do a great job of caring for our lovely patients. We highly recommend that everyone sees a dental hygienist regularly, usually at six monthly intervals or more frequently if you have specific dental issues. Regularly seeing a dental hygienist should be part of everyone’s preventative dental care plan and is something that can save you a great deal of time, money and heartache in the future. Why Everybody Needs Their Teeth Cleaned Professionally When you see a dental hygienist in Ajax, they can clean your teeth professionally, a procedure that removes all plaque and calculus buildup. You might think your oral hygiene is excellent and especially if you brush your teeth twice a day and floss once-a-day, but there are always some areas that get missed! Any plaque that remains on your teeth…

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Jun 28, 2019 | Posted by
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What is Dental Erosion and What Causes It?

Dental erosion is sometimes called acid erosion and is quite a common problem. Once you know what it is exactly and what can cause it, it is possible to avoid or at least minimize the effects of dental erosion in Oshawa. Healthy teeth are covered by tooth enamel, and although this substance is extremely hard, it can still become eroded. Your tooth enamel can gradually dissolve when it is exposed to acid. You find acid in all sorts of different things, including fruit juices, fizzy pop, and sports and energy drinks. How Can These Beverages Cause Dental Erosion? All these drinks tend to have a lower pH, meaning they are more acidic, and it’s trickier for saliva to neutralize these types of drinks because they have a greater buffering capacity. The longer your teeth are exposed to these beverages, the greater the risk of dental or acid erosion. Another factor…

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Jun 21, 2019 | Posted by
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