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Easy Tips to Eliminate Bad Breath

Bad breath can be caused by all sorts of different things, and the proper name for it is halitosis. It’s an embarrassing condition, and if your dental health is reasonable, it’s most likely only temporary. Foods with a strong odour such as onions and garlic can cause bad breath. Although you can mask the smell temporarily by brushing your teeth or using mouthwash, there’s no real option but to wait until the food is eliminated from your body. What Else Can Cause Bad Breath? There are several other reasons as to why you might have persistent bad breath. For example, if you snore frequently or sleep with your mouth open, your mouth becomes drier. The drier conditions allow bacteria to thrive. Smokers often have bad breath because inhaling the smoke dries out the oral tissues, and it can affect oral health in other ways too, none of which are good!…

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Apr 26, 2019 | Posted by
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How to Banish Dental Fear and Anxiety

Lots of people view visiting the dentist as a necessary chore, but for some, the mere thought of setting foot in the dental office is more stressful. Dental fear and anxiety are widespread, and if you feel this way, you have lots of company! Statistics Canada estimates that 40% of Canadians experience some level of fear when seeing a dentist. Why Do People Fear the Dentist? There are several different reasons as to why you might find seeing a dentist in Oshawa a bit scary. For some, these fears can be traced back to childhood experiences, and parents can pass on their own concerns to children. When a child sees a parent actively avoiding dental visits or speaking negatively about dental treatment, it can significantly influence the child’s view of dental treatment. Other people don’t like their lack of control in the dental chair. There is also a theory that…

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Apr 19, 2019 | Posted by
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How to Survive Easter Without a Sugar Overload

Over the years, Easter has become irrevocably connected with sweet treats, but this holiday doesn’t have to be this way. Although the stores would like us to believe otherwise, Easter is about far more than merely chocolate. While it is almost inevitable that you and your family will indulge at least a little over this holiday, it is worth concentrating on other, family-oriented activities that don’t involve the sweet stuff. Doing Something Different at Easter Easter can be an excellent opportunity to spend some time with your children doing other activities. For example, there are lots of craft projects online for creating Easter baskets, bonnets or bunny ears. On a rainy day, grab an Easter oriented book to read with your kids and learn about the Easter bunny and spring together. Alternatively, look for Easter-themed recipes and get cooking as a family. There are plenty around that aren’t chocolate-oriented! If…

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Apr 12, 2019 | Posted by
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Perfecting Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers

If you have always desired a more beautiful smile, you’re probably in the habit of noticing the teeth of celebrities, film stars and others in the public eye. Often their teeth can seem to be impossibly perfect, but the chances are they’ve improved their smile with porcelain veneers. A chip or crack in a tooth or an unsightly gap in between teeth can frequently be covered up. Broken or discoloured and stained teeth can be made to look attractive once more. Porcelain veneers can also hide misshapen teeth or will correct the alignment of teeth that are just slightly crooked. What Are Porcelain Veneers? Porcelain veneers are very thin shells of porcelain that custom-made to fit over the front surface of a tooth, creating a more perfect appearance. They are fabricated in a dental lab to our specific design and prescription and are firmly bonded onto the tooth surface. Alternatively,…

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Apr 5, 2019 | Posted by
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