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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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Dental Anxiety and How to Overcome Your Fears

Most people feel a little anxious when visiting a dentist, at least until they receive a clean bill of health. However, approximately a third of Canadians do not visit a dentist in Whitby regularly. It’s difficult to know precisely how many people avoid the dentist because of fears, but it’s estimated approximately 15% have dental anxiety. Unfortunately, avoidance can make any problems worse. If dental anxiety prevents you from seeing a dentist, then a cavity that is easy to fill, may worsen and will eventually require a root canal. That said, we know here at Margolian Dentistry, that conquering your fears can be hard. The good news is that we are here to help you. If you haven’t visited us before, you’ll find our entire dental team are extremely sympathetic and caring towards people with fears and dental anxiety, and if you let us, we can provide you with compassionate…

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May 25, 2018 | Posted by
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Why Book a Dental Cleaning with Your Checkup?

If you are a regular visitor to Margolian Dentistry, then you will know we always encourage our patients to have their teeth professionally cleaned. But why is a hygiene appointment necessary and how can it help your dental health? In fact, having your teeth cleaned professionally is an excellent treatment that will help you to maintain an optimal level of dental health more efficiently and it should form part of any good, ongoing preventative dental care plan. Even if you meticulously brush and floss your teeth each day, it’s inevitable that some plaque and calculus (tartar) will remain on your teeth in areas that are hard to reach. These substances contain bacteria which increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. When calculus and plaque remain on the teeth, the bacteria in these substances produce toxins and acids that weaken your tooth enamel, and which can gradually infect your…

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Apr 27, 2018 | Posted by
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