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Are You Suffering from a Gum Disease? – Symptoms and Remedies

Gum disease is referred to as infection of gum tissues that is responsible in protecting and surrounding your teeth. If left untreated, it may cause tooth loss and more complications. Usually, gum disease cannot be detected easily as it is not painful in some cases. Gum disease most of the time is due to plaque and bad bacteria build-up. Over time it can become a chronic or long lasting problem leading to tooth loss. The following are some typical symptoms of Gum Disease: Bleeding and swollen gums Bad breath or Halitosis Teeth start to loosen Gums become reddish in color   Some typical causes of Gum Disease include: Poor hygiene Smoking Drinking too much coffee Obesity Diabetes Taking medications which contain steroids, cancer therapy drugs, and those which interfere with Calcium in the body. Taking oral contraceptives (for women). Sounds alarming, right? Good thing Margolian Dentistry is ready to help! Dr. Margolian, one of…

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Feb 29, 2016 | Posted by
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Gum Contouring – Helpful Tips and Facts

Nowadays, lots of people are willing to undergo such dental cosmetic surgeries to ensure perfect, sparkling teeth. But did you know that the shape of your teeth has a big impact on your appearance, too? And if you are planning to have Gum Contouring, here are some of the helpful facts and tips that you need to know: Do you often see people who have ‘gummy’ smiles? That is basically because of excess gum tissue that goes along the enamel. Notice that their teeth appear shorter than their actual size. But how is it done? According to Dr. Margolian, a dentist in Whitby, excess gum tissue are being removed using a high quality laser and some cutting tools so enamels would appear in a larger size. Dr. Margolian said that the patient might feel discomfort or soreness after the surgery, but this is completely normal as it will heal just…

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Feb 26, 2016 | Posted by
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Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Patients with Heart Problems

Before undergoing such major dental operations, some dentists recommend their patients to take antibiotic prophylaxis. For some readers who have no idea about it, antibiotic prophylaxis is being taken by the patients to prevent bad bacteria from entering in the patient’s system. Unless you have a healthy immune system, you might not need to take antibiotic prophylaxis anymore. Furthermore, patients who currently have heart conditions are required to take in as well to ensure safety while being treated. Based on American Heart Association’s research, antibiotic prophylaxis should be taken if: The patient has artificial heart valves The patient has history of infective endocarditis wherein the heart lining is infected. The patient has congenital heart disease Patient has undergone a major heart surgery including catheter intervention If you are experiencing one of these heart conditions, talk to your dentist about it. At Margolian Dentistry, dentists are always ready to listen and…

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Feb 25, 2016 | Posted by
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Signs That You Might Need to Remove Your Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth or third molars are usually the last teeth which come in your pre-adult age. Most people neglect cleaning them well as it is so hard to reach probably because it is located in the farthest, back part of the mouth. So to ensure that your third molar teeth are in good condition, always have it checked by a dentist regularly. Even if your molar teeth are in good condition, always consider a regular visit to your dentist as mouth conditions change from time to time and if left unchecked, might cause problems later on. If these signs and symptoms have occurred, you might need to remove your wisdom teeth: Severe pain in the molar area Gum infection Cysts or tumors Molar tooth damage Redness of gums Dr. Margolian would recommend removal of molar teeth to ease the pain as well as to avoid more complications in the future. Other options…

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Feb 24, 2016 | Posted by
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When is the Right Time to Bring your Child to a Dentist?

Some may think that it’s just fine for babies to lose their teeth at a very young age as they would soon be replaced by a new one as they grow up. But that is not true.  According to research, children should be brought to the dentist by six months of age and it should not be later than the first birthday. The reason why is to prevent early tooth decay due to the babies’ habits such as sucking of the thumb as well as biting of their baby bottles. When a child’s tooth was decayed and lost at a very young age, the permanent teeth might drift into empty spaces in the future which can cause crooked teeth. Looking for a Dentist in Whitby that would provide excellent care for your child? At Margolian Dentistry, they offer dental services particularly for your baby’s needs by providing treatments, prescriptions and tips that would…

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Feb 23, 2016 | Posted by
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