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Do You Snore, or is it Sleep Apnea?

Do you snore frequently? Many of us do, but sometimes snoring is a symptom of sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that can potentially cause serious health problems. What is the Difference Between Snoring and Sleep Apnea? Whereas snoring is usually continuous, sleep apnea is characterized by frequent pauses in breath. Breathing can cease entirely for several seconds and will often restart with a loud gasp or snort. These episodes can occur multiple times each night and prevent sufferers from achieving the deep, restful sleep that we need to wake up feeling refreshed and energized the next morning. What are the Health Problems Associated with Sleep Apnea? Although breathing is interrupted, it is usually not enough to completely awaken a person with sleep apnea, so it might seem as if you have been asleep for hours. Consequently, it can make little sense when you awaken feeling fatigued and suffering from excessive…

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Aug 30, 2019 | Posted by
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Caring for Your Child’s Baby Teeth

A baby’s smile becomes even cuter once those first few teeth start to poke through their gums. These teeth typically begin to erupt between age six months and one year. By the time a child is three, they usually have a full set of 20 primary teeth. Usually, the first teeth come through are the bottom two and top two front teeth. Your child’s primary or milk teeth are critical for their health and development. When your child begins to get their first set of teeth, they can begin to chew and will start to enjoy a greater range of foods, ensuring they get all the nutrition needed to continue growing and developing. Baby teeth hold open the correct amount of space in the jaws for permanent teeth that are developing underneath the gums. If a child loses a baby tooth to soon, the remaining teeth can drift towards the…

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Aug 23, 2019 | Posted by
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Back to School Dental Tips

It is nearly that time again, and preparation for the new school year is well underway for many. While you may have been busy buying new backpacks and other essential school supplies, what about your child’s dental health? Is it ready for the brand-new semester? Listed below are a few easy tips to make sure your kid has a healthy smile when they go back to school. Book Regular Dental Checkups The summer vacation is a great time to schedule a dental checkup and hygiene appointment, but time is running out fast! A dental checkup and professional dental cleaning in Whitby will help to ensure your kid goes back to school with a super clean and healthy mouth. Also, make sure your child is up to date with any recommended dental treatments. Make Sure Your Kid Has a Regular Dental Routine Everybody will benefit from sticking to a regular dental…

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Aug 16, 2019 | Posted by
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The Facts About Flossing

Do you floss each day or only when you have something stuck in between your teeth, or perhaps just before you see our dentist in Whitby? We know many people find it tricky to floss every day or feel they don’t have the time to floss regularly. Others find that flossing is painful, yet when you have a healthy mouth, flossing shouldn’t hurt at all. Flossing can be uncomfortable if you have gum disease, and when this is the case, you could see blood on your dental floss. Unfortunately, many people believe this is a sign they should stop flossing, but it can alert you to some potential problems. Some people may bleed if they floss their teeth too vigorously, but it’s also a sign of gum disease, and if your gums look red and inflamed, it’s time to see the dentist in Ajax. Flossing is a valuable weapon in…

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Aug 9, 2019 | Posted by
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Why Whiten Teeth Professionally?

There is no denying that a white, healthy smile can look gorgeous, and if you visit any pharmacy or search online, you’ll find a plethora of DIY tooth whitening treatments. So why whiten professionally? The simple answer is that a professional tooth whitening treatment in Oshawa is safer and more effective. When tooth whitening treatments are used incorrectly, there’s the potential that they could harm your teeth or gums, or both. Whitening your teeth professionally will prevent this from happening, while ensuring you receive optimal results. Considering you have just one set of adult teeth, we think they are well worth protecting! The Difference Begins with a Dental Checkup Before providing you with any teeth whitening treatment, our dentist in Whitby will need to assess your teeth and gums carefully. It’s essential to make sure your teeth are healthy and strong and don’t have any signs of disease such as…

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Aug 2, 2019 | Posted by
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