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Why Choose a Single Tooth Dental Implant?

Lots of people are missing a single tooth, and if you are facing this prospect, it’s important to think about how best to replace it. Even losing just one tooth can affect your dental health, regardless of whether the gap is visible when you talk or smile. Anyone who loses a single tooth, and especially a front tooth will almost certainly want to restore it as soon as possible, and one of the most popular solutions is to have a dental implant in Whitby. A dental implant is often the treatment of choice over more traditional solutions like a dental bridge or one-tooth denture. What Makes a Dental Implant Special? There are several reasons why dental implants can be such a fantastic option, and the first is the way they are designed. When you lose a tooth, you also lose the tooth root and its protective effect on your jawbone.…

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Jul 26, 2019 | Posted by
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Why Choose Tooth Coloured Fillings?

Silver coloured, or amalgam fillings have been in use for many decades, and although durable and cost-effective, they don’t always look very pretty. Luckily, there is an alternative as we can provide beautiful tooth coloured fillings in Oshawa. What Are Tooth Coloured Fillings? Tooth coloured fillings are made from a material called composite resin, or from porcelain. Composite resin fillings are suitable for small to medium-sized cavities, while porcelain fillings are suitable for larger cavities, usually those in the chewing surfaces of back teeth. Both types of fillings are available in many different shades that closely mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel. Once in the mouth, tooth coloured fillings are virtually invisible. Tooth Coloured Fillings are Biomimetic There’s another advantage to choosing tooth coloured fillings as they can be healthier for your teeth because they are made from what are called biomimetic materials. These materials are designed to replicate…

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Jul 19, 2019 | Posted by
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Is It Time to Refresh Your Toothbrushing Techniques?

How much can you remember about brushing your teeth this morning? The chances are very little as most of us brush our teeth automatically, using techniques we probably learned as children. However, it could be that your toothbrushing techniques aren’t as effective as you imagine. Lots of people don’t brush their teeth thoroughly, leaving behind plaque and food debris, which can cause dental problems. Dental plaque contains bacteria that can cause tooth decay and gum disease in Oshawa, and these bacteria feed off leftover food. Unless removed regularly, dental plaque soon hardens into calculus or tartar, a yellowish substance that is removed during your regular dental cleanings here at Margolian Dentistry. While some people may not be brushing their teeth thoroughly enough, others are using too much force! Brushing your teeth too vigorously is also bad for dental health, wearing away your gums and tooth enamel. Listed below are a…

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Jul 12, 2019 | Posted by
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Easy Tips for Coping with Dry Mouth

It’s not unusual to find your mouth is occasionally dry, but some people have a dry mouth all the time. Dry mouth is a common side-effect of over the counter and prescription medications or habits such as smoking or drinking alcohol. No matter the cause, dry mouth is uncomfortable and can affect your dental health, increasing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Saliva is essential for ensuring your mouth remains fresh and comfortable, and it has several other important functions as well. These include neutralizing acids that can weaken tooth enamel and helping to wash away bacteria and loose food particles. Saliva also provides minerals that help fight cavities. Listed below are a few easy tips to help you cope with dry mouth in Oshawa. Watch Your Diet Eating spicy or salty foods can irritate your mouth, and if you have dry mouth, these effects can worsen. Instead,…

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Jul 5, 2019 | Posted by
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