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Do You Have a Decent Sports Mouthguard to Protect Your Teeth?

If you or your child plays sports, you have probably invested quite a bit of money in equipment and protective gear, but what about protection for teeth? Many dental and facial injuries in sports are preventable, or their severity can be reduced with a well-fitting sports mouthguard. Popular sports like hockey, rugby, soccer and martial arts can all damage teeth. Also, it will soon be the season for winter sports like skiing and snowboarding. All these sports are high risk for dental injuries in Oshawa, and it can be a false economy to skimp on an ill-fitting mouthguard. Sports mouthguards are mandatory for most amateur football, minor hockey leagues, amateur rugby and martial arts, boxing and lacrosse. However, some people will try to use over the counter or stock mouthguards that cost only a few dollars. These mouth guards tend to be one size fits all, and often the wearer…

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Sep 13, 2019 | Posted by
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Same Day Crowns Offer the Ultimate in Convenience

Lots of people have at least one or two crowns or will require a dental crown in the near future. A crown is designed to provide excellent protection for a severely damaged tooth, covering up the entire structure, so none of the original tooth is visible in the mouth. Covering or capping the tooth preserves it, preventing further damage and infection and decay. The Process for Having a Conventional Dental Crown in Oshawa Usually, a crown is fabricated in the dental laboratory using a tray impression of your teeth and which must be cast into a plaster model. The model is used to custom-make the new crown and often two or more weeks are needed before it is ready to be returned to the dental office for fitting. This method works extremely well, but patients must have a temporary crown while the permanent crown is being fabricated. Although we can…

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May 10, 2019 | Posted by
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What to Do If You Get a Crack or Chip in Your Tooth

Just when you are enjoying a meal, you feel something give way, or a hear a nasty crunching sound. Gradually, you realize the horrid truth, that you have a crack or chip in your tooth. Even though your teeth are covered with a layer of hard, protective tooth enamel, they are not impervious to damage, and especially if a tooth already has signs of decay and is weakened. The first thing to do is not to panic because Margolian Dentistry can help you! It is best to get in touch with our dental practice to make an appointment to see an emergency dentist in Ajax as soon as you can. In the meantime, if the tooth is painful then take over the counter painkillers and rinsing your mouth with a warm salt water solution can help. If the tooth has a jagged edge, then you can try covering it up…

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Aug 3, 2018 | Posted by
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Are Porcelain Veneers the Solution for Your Smile?

Have you ever wondered how film stars and celebrities manage to have such perfect smiles? Although a lucky few might be genetically blessed, most will have had a little help from a cosmetic dentist. Many will have porcelain veneers, but you don’t need to be rich or famous to have this treatment. So, what are porcelain veneers, and could they help you achieve your dream smile? What Are Porcelain Veneers? Veneers are custom-made, thin porcelain shells that are designed to fit precisely over the front surfaces of your teeth. They cover up the part of the tooth visible in the mouth and are perfect for hiding minor discrepancies to the appearance of your teeth. You might want to consider porcelain veneers if you have any of the following problems affecting your teeth. Minor chips or cracks Teeth that are slightly worn down Discoloured teeth that will not respond to tooth…

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Jun 22, 2018 | Posted by
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What Are The Bad Dental Habits That Can Damage Your Teeth?

Who doesn’t know the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene? Perhaps, you get up every day, brush your teeth, floss them, and visit a dentist in Whitby from time to time to keep your pearly whites clean. But, there can be a few bad dental habits you are probably engaging in that can undermine the good ones. Here are some of the worst dental habits that can damage your teeth. Not being attentive when brushing your teeth is the worst dental mistake. You shouldn’t brush your teeth in a lazy, unfocused state as you won’t be able to brush your teeth properly. Always see yourself in the mirror while brushing so that you do not miss the critical areas. Another mistake that most people often commit to is chewing on ice. As ice is sugar-free and completely natural, you might assume it to be harmless. What you don’t know is that munching…

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Mar 16, 2016 | Posted by
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