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Have You Had an Oral Cancer Screening Recently?

If you are a regular patient here at Margolian Dentistry, then you will almost certainly have recently had an oral cancer screening. We firmly believe in taking a preventative approach to oral care and which is why we thoroughly recommend six-monthly checkups and hygiene appointments for most people. During these appointments, we can screen your mouth thoroughly for signs of dental disease such as tooth decay and gum disease, but you might not have realized we also carry out oral cancer screenings. What Is an Oral Cancer Screening? Dentists in Whitby are trained to identify the first signs of any changes to the soft tissues in your mouth, for example, changes to your cheeks, lips, tongue, and the roof and floor of your mouth. The examination is conducted visually and is entirely painless. Although it is possible to examine oral tissues with the naked eye, we also use a small…

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Sep 20, 2019 | Posted by
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Do You Have a Decent Sports Mouthguard to Protect Your Teeth?

If you or your child plays sports, you have probably invested quite a bit of money in equipment and protective gear, but what about protection for teeth? Many dental and facial injuries in sports are preventable, or their severity can be reduced with a well-fitting sports mouthguard. Popular sports like hockey, rugby, soccer and martial arts can all damage teeth. Also, it will soon be the season for winter sports like skiing and snowboarding. All these sports are high risk for dental injuries in Oshawa, and it can be a false economy to skimp on an ill-fitting mouthguard. Sports mouthguards are mandatory for most amateur football, minor hockey leagues, amateur rugby and martial arts, boxing and lacrosse. However, some people will try to use over the counter or stock mouthguards that cost only a few dollars. These mouth guards tend to be one size fits all, and often the wearer…

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Sep 13, 2019 | Posted by
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How Loose Dentures Can Affect Health

Are you a denture wearer who has trouble with eating or speaking, or generally wearing dentures comfortably? Do you sometimes avoid social situations where you need to speak with strangers or enjoy a meal with others? The embarrassment of wearing loose and uncomfortable dentures that can frequently slip out of place is very real, but there are solutions. Firstly, if wearing dentures is negatively affecting your life, you are not alone, and secondly, it is important for oral and overall health to find a good, long-lasting solution for missing teeth. Despite improved oral health care in Whitby, complete or partial loss of teeth is still a major problem, and while dentures have been the standard of care for over a century, they are certainly not without problems! One of the major issues with tooth loss is how it affects the jawbone. Tooth Loss and How It Affects the Jawbone When…

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Sep 6, 2019 | Posted by
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Do You Snore, or is it Sleep Apnea?

Do you snore frequently? Many of us do, but sometimes snoring is a symptom of sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that can potentially cause serious health problems. What is the Difference Between Snoring and Sleep Apnea? Whereas snoring is usually continuous, sleep apnea is characterized by frequent pauses in breath. Breathing can cease entirely for several seconds and will often restart with a loud gasp or snort. These episodes can occur multiple times each night and prevent sufferers from achieving the deep, restful sleep that we need to wake up feeling refreshed and energized the next morning. What are the Health Problems Associated with Sleep Apnea? Although breathing is interrupted, it is usually not enough to completely awaken a person with sleep apnea, so it might seem as if you have been asleep for hours. Consequently, it can make little sense when you awaken feeling fatigued and suffering from excessive…

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Aug 30, 2019 | Posted by
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Caring for Your Child’s Baby Teeth

A baby’s smile becomes even cuter once those first few teeth start to poke through their gums. These teeth typically begin to erupt between age six months and one year. By the time a child is three, they usually have a full set of 20 primary teeth. Usually, the first teeth come through are the bottom two and top two front teeth. Your child’s primary or milk teeth are critical for their health and development. When your child begins to get their first set of teeth, they can begin to chew and will start to enjoy a greater range of foods, ensuring they get all the nutrition needed to continue growing and developing. Baby teeth hold open the correct amount of space in the jaws for permanent teeth that are developing underneath the gums. If a child loses a baby tooth to soon, the remaining teeth can drift towards the…

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Aug 23, 2019 | Posted by
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