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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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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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What is Preventive Dentistry?

Practising good preventive dentistry is an easy and modern way to help you maintain a healthy mouth. It’s a regime that will ensure your teeth and gums remain in optimal condition, meaning you are less likely to need extensive and more costly dental treatment. The two main causes of tooth loss are gum disease and tooth decay and preventing or treating these problems increases the chances of keeping your teeth for life. Everyone here at Margolin Dentistry thoroughly recommends preventive dentistry, and we can work with you providing a custom dental treatment plan to help get your mouth in great shape. Good ongoing preventive dentistry will ensure you can keep it that way. Who Should Practice Preventive Dentistry? Everybody! Preventive dentistry is a simple routine that can benefit anyone, even people who don’t have their own teeth. This is because regular dental checkups can often detect other conditions such as…

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Dec 14, 2018 | Posted by
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What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

Do you find eating ice-cream or sipping on a cooling drink causes unwanted tooth sensitivity? It is a common problem, but you shouldn’t ignore it. When your teeth are sensitive, you may find eating hot and cold foods or anything that is very sweet, or sour is uncomfortable or even painful. Our Whitby dentist can examine your mouth and will diagnose the cause. Some of the reasons for tooth sensitivity include the following. Recent Dental Work If you have recently had a filling or a crown fitted, then it’s normal for your tooth to take a few days or even a week to settle down. However, poor or ageing dental work can also cause tooth sensitivity, for example, if a crown isn’t fitting properly or a filling is leaking. If the inner part of your tooth is exposed to the environment in your mouth, it can cause sensitivity. A Recent…

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Jun 15, 2018 | Posted by
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Tooth Discolouration and What You Can Do about It

Teeth that are beautifully white are undoubtedly attractive, giving a sense of youthfulness and health that is very desirable. However, most people are not lucky enough to have bright white teeth naturally, and tooth discolouration is extremely common. If your pearly whites are looking a little yellow, then the discolouration may be internal to the tooth or intrinsic, or more frequently staining is extrinsic or external. Your beverage, food and lifestyle choices can all affect your tooth colour. Foods and Drinks That Can Stain Your Teeth Foods and beverages that are renowned for causing tooth discolouration include coffee and tea, as well as red wine. These drinks tend to be acidic which softens tooth enamel, increasing the risk of tooth staining. What you might not know is that white wine can also be equally as bad for your teeth. Although white wine is colourless, it is also very acidic. Sugary…

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Jun 8, 2018 | Posted by
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