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Is Snacking Ruining Your Dental Health?

You know your body needs proper nutrition to stay healthy and to fight disease, and it is the same story for your mouth. Although poor nutrition might not directly cause dental disease, if your diet doesn’t contain enough nutrients, you will be less able to fight infections, including gum disease. It is thought that gum disease can progress more quickly in people who don’t eat well, and the first signs of poor nutrition can often show up in your dental health and will most likely be identified by your dentist in Whitby during your check-up. Lots of People like to Snack More Frequently It’s not always easy to fit in a healthy diet, especially if you have a busy lifestyle and often it’s simpler and quicker to grab snacks high in sugars and starches for a quick burst of energy. There’s also an increasing trend towards eating smaller meals more…

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Aug 31, 2018 | Posted by
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Things You Need to Know About Pregnancy and Dental Health

If you are planning a new addition to your family, you are probably all too aware of how pregnancy will affect your body, but do you know how it can affect your dental health? If you are expecting a baby, it is a time when you need to pay even more attention to your oral health because the hormonal changes can increase the risk of dental problems which include pregnancy gingivitis, a form of gum disease, pregnancy tumours and morning sickness. Poor dental health in mothers has even been linked with preterm and low-birthweight babies in some clinical studies. Pregnancy Gingivitis Higher progesterone levels during pregnancy can affect your gum health, increasing the sensitivity of your gums to infection-causing bacteria, resulting in a condition called pregnancy gingivitis. It can develop from the second month onwards, so if you notice your gums feel a bit tender, look red or bleed when…

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Aug 24, 2018 | Posted by
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Facing Tooth Loss? Discover How to Replace Them

Tooth loss is upsetting and potentially embarrassing, but it’s something lots of us will have to face at some point. One thing is for sure, we always regard tooth extractions as a last resort, when we have exhausted all other avenues for saving your teeth. The good news is that even if you do lose teeth, we have several solutions that could help you. Choices include dentures, bridges and the most up-to-date dental implants in Ajax. Dentures Modern dentures are definitely very different from those worn by your grandparents or parents and can restore multiple missing teeth in a way that is cost-effective and non-invasive. Partial dentures are used to replace one or more missing teeth, while full dentures can restore a complete arch of teeth. We take enormous care when designing dentures, ensuring you receive teeth that look aesthetically pleasing and which feel as comfortable as possible. Dental Bridges…

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Aug 17, 2018 | Posted by
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What are Dental Crowns and Why Would I Need One?

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped restorations that completely cover or “cap” a tooth. They are used to restore the shape, size, and appearance of the tooth and cover the entire portion of it above the gumline. A well-made crown prevents further damage to the tooth because it completely seals it, so that disease-causing bacteria, saliva and food debris cannot get in. Why Would I Need a Dental Crown? Reasons for needing a dental crown include the following: If you have a tooth that is weak or cracked, for example, if it has substantial decay. If you need a large filling in a tooth, there might not be enough of the natural tooth left to support it. Covering up a heavily filled tooth will restore its strength and structure. To protect teeth that are severely worn down or broken. As part of a smile makeover, covering up severely discoloured teeth, or teeth…

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Aug 10, 2018 | Posted by
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What to Do If You Get a Crack or Chip in Your Tooth

Just when you are enjoying a meal, you feel something give way, or a hear a nasty crunching sound. Gradually, you realize the horrid truth, that you have a crack or chip in your tooth. Even though your teeth are covered with a layer of hard, protective tooth enamel, they are not impervious to damage, and especially if a tooth already has signs of decay and is weakened. The first thing to do is not to panic because Margolian Dentistry can help you! It is best to get in touch with our dental practice to make an appointment to see an emergency dentist in Ajax as soon as you can. In the meantime, if the tooth is painful then take over the counter painkillers and rinsing your mouth with a warm salt water solution can help. If the tooth has a jagged edge, then you can try covering it up…

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Aug 3, 2018 | Posted by
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