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Restore Your Smile to Its Radiant Best with Teeth Whitening

If you’ve noticed your smile is looking a little duller than you’d like, a tooth whitening treatment could be the solution. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures in Whitby, helping to remove stains and discolouration, significantly improving the overall appearance of your teeth. Why Do Teeth Stain? Your teeth are coated with a tough outer layer called enamel, and the colour of your teeth is created when light reflects and scatters off the tooth enamel, combined with the natural shade of the tooth which is in the dentine underneath it. The thinner your tooth enamel, the more of your natural tooth shade shows through, which can be yellowish or grey in appearance. Unfortunately, tooth enamel tends to become thinner with age so as you get older, your teeth naturally look darker. Each day a thin coating called a pellicle forms over your tooth enamel, picking…

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Feb 22, 2019 | Posted by
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How to Choose the Right Toothpaste

Choosing the best toothpaste should be straightforward, but there is a terrific selection, and it can get confusing. There is toothpaste to whiten teeth or to control tooth sensitivity, while other brands promise to help control plaque and tartar. Other choices include natural toothpaste and pediatric toothpaste. There are several common ingredients found in most brands of toothpaste and which include glycerol, calcium carbonate, sodium lauryl sulphate, and sorbitol. Glycerol is a humectant, meaning it prevents the toothpaste from drying out and gives it a consistent texture. Sorbitol also helps to give toothpaste a more consistent texture, and it makes it pleasantly sweet as it is a sugar substitute. Calcium carbonate is an abrasive that helps to remove surface stains and plaque. Other abrasives you might find in toothpaste include hydrated aluminum oxide, phosphate salts and silicates, dehydrated silica gels, and magnesium carbonate. Have you noticed your toothpaste foams up…

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Feb 15, 2019 | Posted by
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What is the Best Type of Sports Mouthguard?

If you love to play sports or have a young athlete in the family, a well-fitting mouthguard is a must. Unfortunately, dentists in Oshawa see many dental injuries that are sustained while playing contact and some non-contact sports, and which could have been avoided or at least minimized had a mouthguard been worn. While bringing up children and teens is not a cheap process, when it comes to sports mouthguards you do get what you pay for. You can buy sports mouthguards over-the-counter for just a few dollars but bear in mind that sports medicine experts estimate that as many as 80% of sports mouthguards currently worn are ineffective at best, and at worst could be more harmful than not wearing any type of mouthguard. This certainly doesn’t mean sports mouthguards aren’t worthwhile, and especially when you factor in the potential cost of oral trauma over a lifetime. Restorative dentistry…

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Feb 8, 2019 | Posted by
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Making Sure Your Mouth is Extra Kissable

February is a month for cozying up to your loved one, so you want to make sure your mouth is kissable and fresh. Also, kissing can be good for you because your lips are far more sensitive than other parts of the body. When you kiss, your body releases specific chemicals that give you a natural high and which light up what is called the ‘pleasure centres’ in the brain. Kissing Can Be Good for Dental Health Even more importantly, from our point of view, kissing can be beneficial for dental health. This is because it stimulates saliva production and saliva helps to protect your oral health, washing away loose food particles, bacteria and old skin cells, keeping your mouth clean, fresh and more comfortable. However, it is critical to ensure the person you are kissing shares the same level of excellent dental health! Kissing someone increases the risk of…

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Feb 1, 2019 | Posted by
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