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Why are Oral Cancer Screenings so Important?

Here at Margolian Dentistry, we are passionate about preventative dentistry as it is by far the most effective way to help you maintain good dental health and to enjoy lower dental bills in the longer term. Your oral cancer screenings are an important part of your preventative dental care plan. This quick, non-invasive examination is completely painless and could even help to save your life. It is likely that our Ajax dentist is the only medical professional who regularly peers inside your mouth which is why this screening is so important. One of the problems with oral cancer is a late diagnosis. Without regular screenings, this disease is frequently detected very late in the day, by which stage treatment is more invasive and the long-term prognosis is less certain. What is Oral Cancer? Oral cancer can affect the cheeks, lips, tongue, the roof, and floor of your mouth, your sinuses…

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Feb 23, 2018 | Posted by
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How do I know If I grind my teeth and why does it matter if I do?

Teeth Grinding Teeth grinding, also knows as bruxism, occurs mainly at night subconsciously and is when we grind our teeth side to side, forward and back in an unfavorable manner.   We don’t know the exact cause but it is correlated with stress levels and can also be worse in individuals with poorly aligned teeth and bite. We can’t do much to stop it from happening, as it is a subconscious habit. We do however want to protect the teeth from the damage this grinding causes.   Signs you are grinding Pain in your jaw and ears Temple headaches limited mouth opening sleep disruption Sound of grinding heard by others   Complications of Grinding chipping and breaking of teeth and restorations change in bite position painful exposed tooth nerve endings from wear loosened teeth   The solution to this problem is for you to wear a nightguard. A nightguard is…

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Feb 21, 2018 | Posted by
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Have You Heard About Same Day Crowns?

If you have had dental crowns in the past, then you may already be familiar with the technique used to create them. First, your dentist in Whitby must prepare the tooth before taking a detailed dental impression using mouth trays. Next, a temporary crown is fitted over the tooth, protecting it while the dental lab makes your permanent restoration. The whole process takes approximately two weeks and although you do receive a beautiful new crown, you will need to see your dentist at least twice. If you have a busy life or are perhaps due to go on vacation, then having a temporary crown may not be convenient. While we still provide conventionally made dental crowns at Margolian Dentistry, we can offer you another option. This is to have your crown made and fitted all on the same day. The crowns created using this method do not compromise on quality…

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Feb 16, 2018 | Posted by
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Are You Concerned About Bad Breath? We Can Help!

Thanks to Valentine’s Day, February is often considered to be the month of love. However, it is difficult to even think about getting close to that special someone if you are concerned your breath is less than fresh. Bad breath (halitosis) can be temporarily caused by your food choices and it is simply a matter of waiting until the food has been eliminated from your body. Persistent halitosis is frequently caused by poor dental hygiene or is a symptom of dental problems. If you are concerned your breath is less than fresh, then don’t worry because Margolian Dentistry can help you. How Does Poor Oral Hygiene Cause Bad Breath? Failing to brush twice daily and to floss once-a-day results in food particles and bacteria remaining trapped in between your teeth, on your gums and on your tongue. These food particles will gradually rot, giving off noxious odors and they provide…

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Feb 10, 2018 | Posted by
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How can I have a cavity if I have no pain?

  This is one of the most common questions we get as dentists. Cavities are caused by acid producing bacteria that eat away at the tooth surface eroding and creating holes. This process can happen faster or slower in different people and can be painful in one person or completely asymptomatic in another. Here are some reasons why it is important to not rely on pain alone as an indicator of a problem.   Desensitized nerves In young children and older adults the nerves in the teeth are naturally not very sensitive compared to other age groups. Because of this cavities can start and grow undetected by the individual for a long time before they start causing pain. By the time any changes are perceived the cavity could have grown large enough to necessitate more extensive dental repair or become unsalvageable. This is the same reason we often do not…

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Feb 4, 2018 | Posted by
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