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Avoid These Habits for Strong and Healthy Teeth

Ideally, your teeth will last for life, but it’s worth being aware of harmful habits. Listed below are some habits that are best avoided if you’d like to maintain a healthy smile. Failing to Use a Mouthguard While Playing Sports Every year thousands of people suffer from chipped or broken teeth or, even worse, will lose teeth entirely. Often, these sporting accidents can be avoided or the damage at least minimized with a well-fitting sports mouthguard in Whitby. Our dentists can make you a custom-fitted mouthguard that is comfortable to wear and which offers maximum protection. It’s a worthwhile investment if you are playing any form of sport way you could take a blow to the mouth. Tongue Piercings Tongue piercings and oral piercings, in general, can harm teeth. People with tongue piercings will often click them against their teeth, unaware that they are gradually chipping these teeth. Also, oral…

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Jan 17, 2020 | Posted by
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Living with Invisalign Aligners

Invisalign is a hugely popular way to straighten teeth because it uses clear plastic aligners that are virtually invisible instead of metal braces. The aligners can achieve very good results when correcting numerous common orthodontic problems, straightening teeth and closing or minimizing unsightly spaces between them. If you have been considering Invisalign in Whitby, you’ve probably wondered what treatment will be like and the possible impact on day-to-day life. One of the reasons why Invisalign is so popular is because the aligners are very easy to live with, and any impact on everyday life is minimal. Playing Sports with Invisalign Although Invisalign aligners are made from tough plastic material, they aren’t meant to be mouthguards. If you do play sports, it’s best to remove your aligners and to make sure you wear your normal sports mouthguard to protect your teeth. Afterwards, be sure to replace your aligners as soon as…

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Jan 10, 2020 | Posted by
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What Does Good Dental Health Mean to You?

The New Year is a great time to reflect on the previous year and to perhaps think about ways to improve certain things as we enter a new decade. It is a popular time for people to think about overhauling their health or fitness regime, or perhaps their diet, incorporating newer and healthier habits into everyday life. But what about doing the same for your dental health? Most of us don’t think too much about dental health, let alone ways to improve it potentially, but there are some significant advantages in considering oral health in Oshawa a bit more seriously. Why Improve Your Oral Health? One very important reason for improving oral health is the potential benefit to overall health. Far from being a separate part of your body, the health of your mouth greatly influences general health and it is a ‘gateway’ to your body. When your mouth is…

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Jan 3, 2020 | Posted by
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What Are the Signs Your Baby Is Teething?

One of the earliest milestones your baby will have during the first year of life is when they get their very first tooth. However, teething can be scary for first-time parents and especially when a baby becomes irritable or cranky as the tooth tries to push through the gums. When to Expect That First Tooth? Generally, the first tooth comes through around age six months, but this can vary considerably from three months to 14 months. While some children will get just one tooth at a time, other children get their teeth in pairs. Although there are plenty of tooth eruption charts online, it’s important to remember that not every child conforms to this schedule. If your child doesn’t have any teeth by age 1, it is worth coming to see us here at Margolian Dentistry. We can check your child’s mouth gently to make sure nothing is amiss. What…

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Dec 27, 2019 | Posted by
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Brighten Up Dull Winter Days with a Whiter Smile

The winter solstice is just about here, and it will still be a fair while before the days lengthen into spring. However, you can brighten up dull winter days with a whiter smile. There are lots of ways you can whiten teeth in Whitby, including whitening toothpaste and other over-the-counter products. All whitening products work by bleaching teeth, or they contain slightly abrasive ingredients to help scrub away surface stains. Still, you will get the best results from a high-quality professional tooth whitening treatment. Bleaching Your Teeth Bleaching your teeth can produce dramatic results and especially when you see your dentist in Ajax for treatment. Your teeth can whiten by several shades in just a single appointment, and dentists are qualified to use professional-strength whitening products safely and effectively. These bleaching products contain an active ingredient, most often hydrogen peroxide and which helps to remove surface and deeper stains. Products…

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Dec 20, 2019 | Posted by
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