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Your Dental Health Affects Your Child’s Dental Health

As a parent, you want to make sure your child grows up with strong and healthy teeth, but did you realize your oral health can affect your kid? In fact, a child’s oral health is closely connected to their family’s dental health and oral hygiene. If you visit the dentist in Oshawa regularly and maintain an excellent oral hygiene routine, it can greatly increase the chances that your child will grow up with excellent oral health. This can affect a young baby from age 6 months onward because when children are born, they don’t have lots of cavity-causing bacteria in their mouths. Bacteria Can Be Transferred from Your Mouth to Your Child’s Usually, healthy adults can have hundreds of different strains of bacteria in their mouth, and some can cause disease or tooth decay. Bacteria from your mouth are transferred every time you or another caregiver kiss your baby, share…

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Jan 25, 2019 | Posted by
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Toothache, What Causes It and How It Is Treated

A toothache can be extremely unpleasant, and the tooth pain may be continual, sharp or throbbing. Sometimes a tooth might only hurt when you bite down on it. If you are unlucky to get a toothache, it is essential to think about seeing an emergency dentist in Whitby as soon as you can. What Can Cause a Toothache? A toothache can be caused if you have a crumbling or damaged filling that is letting in bacteria, resulting in an infected tooth. Untreated tooth decay has a similar effect. Sometimes a tooth can painfully fracture. Another reason is a tooth abscess, where the infection is deep inside the tooth and has spread to the tooth root. Clenching and grinding your teeth is a condition called bruxism and it’s frequently nocturnal. The pressure caused by bruxism can damage your teeth, causing them to ache, and you may well have facial pain or…

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Jan 18, 2019 | Posted by
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Why It’s Worth Quitting Smoking for Your Gums

If your New Year’s resolution was to quit smoking, you can look forward to a myriad of health benefits, not to mention a healthier wallet, but did you realize it could help your gum health? Tobacco Use Increases Your Risk of Gum Disease Smoking is one of the most significant risk factors for developing gum disease, and many smokers have poor gum health. According to the Ontario Dental Association, smoking could be responsible for up to 75% of periodontal diseases in adults. The more frequently you smoke, and the longer you use tobacco products, the higher the risk. All forms of tobacco are risky for oral health, and even second-hand smoke is associated with a higher risk of gum disease. One of the problems with smoking is that it can mask the symptoms of gum disease that prompt most people to be concerned about their dental health and to hopefully…

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Jan 11, 2019 | Posted by
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Can a Gummy Smile be Corrected?

Have you noticed your smile looks a bit ‘gummy?’ Does it appear as if your upper teeth are too short? It could be that your teeth are covered up by an excess of gum tissue, affecting the overall aesthetics of your smile. A gummy smile is quite a common problem, but if it is making you feel self-conscious when you smile or talk with others, it’s worth discussing the problem with your Whitby dentist. Usually, a gummy smile can be corrected with a straightforward treatment called gum recontouring, but this depends on the cause. What Can Cause a Gummy Smile? Sometimes a gummy smile is simply due to teeth being covered up by too much gum tissue. As a result, these teeth can appear too short although they may be the perfect length. Other times, showing an excess of gum tissue could be due to the way your upper jawbone…

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Jan 4, 2019 | Posted by
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