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How Much Do You Know About Gum Disease?

If you regularly visit Margolian Dentistry, then you will know we encourage our patients to take a preventative approach to their dental care in Oshawa. It’s a strategy that is cost-effective and which saves you time in the longer term, and perhaps most importantly it helps to protect your general health. One common dental disease that can negatively impact your general health is gum disease. Unfortunately, gum disease is incredibly common, and according to the Canadian Dental Association, 7 out of 10 Canadians will develop some form of gum disease at some point during their lifetime. What’s worse is that gum disease can progress quite silently and painlessly until it is well advanced, by which stage it may have caused irreparable damage to your gums and other structures around your teeth, and it could have begun to affect your general health. What Is Gum Disease and How Does It Begin?…

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Mar 30, 2018 | Posted by
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Tips for Keeping Kid’s Teeth Healthy This Easter

The Easter bunny is on his way, and no-one wants to spoil the fun at this time of year. Many of us have very happy childhood memories of Easter egg hunts and want our children to enjoy a similar experience. Unfortunately, over the years Easter has become much more commercialized, and the stores are full of Easter candy and egg-shaped treats. It’s easy to think it’s just a holiday and that a little sugar won’t hurt. The more we learn about sugar and its effects on dental health in Ajax and its impact on general health, the more critical it is to ensure our kids grow up with healthy habits that are sustainable for life. We already know that sugary treats increase the risk of childhood tooth decay. The earlier children have dental problems such as cavities, the higher the risk of them suffering from complex oral health problems as…

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Mar 23, 2018 | Posted by
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Should I Replace My Amalgam Fillings?

Silver coloured amalgam fillings have been used for decades because this material is durable and long-lasting. However, amalgam isn’t the prettiest way to repair damaged teeth especially as amalgam can discolour over time. Additionally, some people have concerns about the safety of amalgam due to its mercury content although it has been proven to be safe for use in numerous studies. We Continually Monitor the Condition of Restorations No filling will last forever, and our dentist in Whitby will carefully monitor the condition of all your fillings at your regular checkups, including any amalgams. When the time comes, we can safely remove your amalgam filling, ensuring it is properly disposed of so the mercury will not harm our beautiful environment. If you would prefer for your amalgam filling to be removed before it reaches the end of its life, then it’s worth mentioning this to our dentist. Once your fillings…

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Mar 16, 2018 | Posted by
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Maintaining A Healthy Smile as You Age

Getting older is inevitable, but with the right dental care in Ajax, you can still enjoy a nice, attractive and healthy smile. As you begin to get older then you may be affected by general health problems and might need to take more medications than before, which can impact your dental health. This is why any treatments provided by Margolian Dentistry are continually adjusted to help you maintain optimal oral health right throughout your lifetime. Common Problems with Ageing There are some common problems associated with ageing and which include tooth discolorations, gum disease, dry mouth and a loss of a sense of taste. Some people also find it more difficult to maintain good oral hygiene, particularly if arthritis is a problem. Darkening and Discoloured Teeth Young people’s teeth are covered with an opaque layer of tooth enamel which is partly why children and young adults tend to have whiter…

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Mar 9, 2018 | Posted by
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Is Your Smile Looking a Little Gummy?

Ideally, when you talk, smile or laugh, you will show a small amount of gum tissue, but some people have what is called a ‘gummy’ smile. They will show a lot of gum tissue when they smile, and it may appear their teeth are too small. Perhaps this sounds familiar? Then you might feel a bit self-conscious when smiling. If your enjoyment of life is being affected by a smile you think is too gummy, then you can do something about it. Often can be corrected, often by using advanced laser dentistry in Whitby. Usually, a smile is described as too gummy if 4mm or more of gum tissue is shown during smiling but this can be quite subjective. To understand why you show too much gum, it’s best to book an appointment with us here at Margolian Dentistry. Our dentist will carefully examine your mouth and your teeth to…

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Mar 2, 2018 | Posted by
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