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Dry mouth And Why It’s More Than Just a Nuisance

Everybody has a dry mouth occasionally, for example, if you feel anxious or nervous or simply haven’t had enough water. However, a more persistent dry mouth is more than just unpleasant because it could affect your dental health. It definitely isn’t something you should put up with, and you should see your dentist in Whitby. What Is Dry Mouth? Dry mouth, a condition called xerostomia is quite a common problem and is where the body is unable to produce sufficient saliva to keep your mouth feeling fresh, clean and comfortable. Saliva is important because it is a lubricant that helps to wash away bacteria, old skin cells, loose pieces of food, and allows your mouth to maintain a neutral pH which is healthier for your teeth and gums. It also helps you to chew food properly and contains enzymes that begin the process of digestion. Unfortunately, when you don’t have…

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Jul 27, 2018 | Posted by
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Why Get a Sports Mouth Guard to Protect Your Smile?

Do you or your family love to play sports? It is a great way to stay fit and healthy and to build social relationships with others. But, every year a dentist in Whitby will see far too many dental injuries because of sporting accidents. While some of these accidents are caused by contact sports, they can also be due to injuries sustained during non-contact sports such as horse riding or skateboarding. Often the severity of the injury could have been reduced considerably if that person had only worn a well-fitting mouth guard. Dental injuries are distressing, and although we can provide some excellent restorative care to help you smile again, the costs of treatment can be ongoing. For example, dental restorations like crowns or bridges will almost certainly need to be replaced periodically during your lifetime. Our dental team at Margolian Dentistry would much prefer to preserve your natural teeth,…

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Jul 20, 2018 | Posted by
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Does Your Kid Grind Their Teeth at Night?

If so, then you might have wondered how it is possible that such a small person can make so much noise. Teeth grinding, and clenching can sound awful, but in fact, this nocturnal habit is relatively common in young children. It is estimated two or three out of every ten children will grind their teeth and the medical term for this condition is bruxism. The good news is that most will eventually outgrow the habit without needing any treatment, but in the meantime, it is essential to ensure the habit isn’t causing damage to their teeth and jaws. Why Do Children Grind Their Teeth? It isn’t exactly known why some children will grind their teeth, but one possible reason is misaligned teeth. Some children will grind because they are stressed or anxious, or because they are in pain. Another possible cause is hyperactivity, a reaction to medications, or cerebral palsy.…

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Jul 13, 2018 | Posted by
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How to Maintain a Healthy Smile in Summer

Summer is great, and if you are anything like our dental team, you’ll want to make the most of every minute. But it can be a time when daily routines go out of the window, and summer diets are often a little different from the norm. We’ve put together a few oral health tips to help ensure you and your family can enjoy the great weather, avoiding long-term damage and dental emergencies. Schedule Your Dental Checkups Before your vacation, make sure your family is up-to-date with their dental checkups in Oshawa. Often parents will schedule checkups for kids just before they go back to school so they can begin the new term with a clean bill of dental health. Keep Up with Oral Hygiene Routines Brushing twice daily and flossing once-a-day is essential year-round, but with long lazy days at the lake or pool, you might need to remind your…

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Jul 6, 2018 | Posted by
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