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When Should a Child First See a Family Dentist?

Babies can begin to get their very first teeth from six months onwards, and they need to see a good family dentist in Whitby by age one or two at the latest. Unfortunately, parents often think baby teeth aren’t important as, after all, they will fall out anyway. Why Baby Teeth Matter In fact, baby, milk or primary teeth are vital for your child’s oral health and development. They serve as guides or placeholders for adult teeth and are critical for enabling a young child to eat a proper nutritionally sound diet, and can you imagine learning to talk without teeth? What’s more, primary teeth remain in place for a large part of childhood because children don’t usually begin to get their permanent teeth until age six onwards. The last primary teeth aren’t replaced with adult teeth until age twelve. Your child’s baby teeth deserve just as much care as…

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Jun 29, 2018 | Posted by
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Are Porcelain Veneers the Solution for Your Smile?

Have you ever wondered how film stars and celebrities manage to have such perfect smiles? Although a lucky few might be genetically blessed, most will have had a little help from a cosmetic dentist. Many will have porcelain veneers, but you don’t need to be rich or famous to have this treatment. So, what are porcelain veneers, and could they help you achieve your dream smile? What Are Porcelain Veneers? Veneers are custom-made, thin porcelain shells that are designed to fit precisely over the front surfaces of your teeth. They cover up the part of the tooth visible in the mouth and are perfect for hiding minor discrepancies to the appearance of your teeth. You might want to consider porcelain veneers if you have any of the following problems affecting your teeth. Minor chips or cracks Teeth that are slightly worn down Discoloured teeth that will not respond to tooth…

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Jun 22, 2018 | Posted by
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What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

Do you find eating ice-cream or sipping on a cooling drink causes unwanted tooth sensitivity? It is a common problem, but you shouldn’t ignore it. When your teeth are sensitive, you may find eating hot and cold foods or anything that is very sweet, or sour is uncomfortable or even painful. Our Whitby dentist can examine your mouth and will diagnose the cause. Some of the reasons for tooth sensitivity include the following. Recent Dental Work If you have recently had a filling or a crown fitted, then it’s normal for your tooth to take a few days or even a week to settle down. However, poor or ageing dental work can also cause tooth sensitivity, for example, if a crown isn’t fitting properly or a filling is leaking. If the inner part of your tooth is exposed to the environment in your mouth, it can cause sensitivity. A Recent…

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Jun 15, 2018 | Posted by
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Tooth Discolouration and What You Can Do about It

Teeth that are beautifully white are undoubtedly attractive, giving a sense of youthfulness and health that is very desirable. However, most people are not lucky enough to have bright white teeth naturally, and tooth discolouration is extremely common. If your pearly whites are looking a little yellow, then the discolouration may be internal to the tooth or intrinsic, or more frequently staining is extrinsic or external. Your beverage, food and lifestyle choices can all affect your tooth colour. Foods and Drinks That Can Stain Your Teeth Foods and beverages that are renowned for causing tooth discolouration include coffee and tea, as well as red wine. These drinks tend to be acidic which softens tooth enamel, increasing the risk of tooth staining. What you might not know is that white wine can also be equally as bad for your teeth. Although white wine is colourless, it is also very acidic. Sugary…

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Jun 8, 2018 | Posted by
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Signs You Might Need Root Canal Therapy (Why It’s Not a Scary Treatment)

The very thought of root canal therapy is often enough to make people cringe, as, after all, it’s a painful treatment, isn’t it? Well no, in fact, root canal therapy shouldn’t hurt or feel any worse than an ordinary filling, and it will save your tooth. It seems to have a bad reputation because people who require this procedure are frequently in a lot of pain by the time they see a dentist. If you do need root canal therapy, you will soon feel much more comfortable because it eliminates the pain caused by a severe tooth infection. If you do have tooth pain in Whitby, it’s better to see a dentist sooner rather than later. The danger in leaving a tooth infection is that it could become life-threatening, and the chances of saving the tooth are reduced. How Do Teeth Become Infected? Healthy teeth are covered by tooth enamel…

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Jun 1, 2018 | Posted by
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