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Are You Using the Right Toothpaste?

Have you ever paused to think for a moment about your choice of toothpaste? Effective toothbrushing relies on using the right products, including your toothpaste, and the proper brushing techniques. Don’t worry, as it isn’t complicated, and the best product is most likely one you enjoy using and which will encourage you to continue brushing your teeth regularly, so don’t disregard the need to choose toothpaste in a flavour and texture that appeals. We’ve put together a short guide outlining some of the options available. Fluoride and Why It’s Important The Canadian Dental Association supports the use of appropriate fluoride in dentistry and fluoridated toothpaste should be used twice daily to brush teeth. Fluoride helps to slow down enamel erosion by increasing its resistance to acids. These acids are produced by bacteria in your mouth that thrive on the sugars and carbohydrates in the foods you consume. When you brush…

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Dec 6, 2019 | Posted by
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Easy Tips for Having Healthier Teeth During the Holidays

The holidays are fast approaching, and for many people, this is their favourite time of year. But the wide choice of sugary treats, late-night celebrations and additional alcohol consumption can play havoc with dental health. Follow these easy tips to maintain good dental health in Ajax during the holidays. 1.    Don’t eat too much sugar as mouth bacteria feast on the leftovers, producing harmful acid that increases the risk of tooth decay. Children’s teeth are even more vulnerable to tooth decay in Oshawa as their tooth enamel is thinner and weaker compared with adult teeth. You don’t need to avoid sweet treats entirely but avoid snacking and instead have them as part of a main meal as the mouth is already more acidic, so damage is reduced. Also, bear in mind sugar is present in many foods like dried fruits, fruit juices and other sweet beverages. 2.    If there is…

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Nov 29, 2019 | Posted by
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Don’t Let Dental Anxiety Steal Your Smile

Being afraid of seeing the dentist in Whitby isn’t unusual, and lots of people feel at least a little anxiety at the thought of sitting in a dental chair. However, when dental anxiety prevents you from seeing the dentist regularly, it can become a much bigger problem. If you feel this way and try your hardest to maintain a good oral hygiene routine at home, that is a good start, but it isn’t enough to help prevent common dental diseases like gum disease. It’s essential to see a dentist regularly as dentists have the training and skills to help you maintain good oral health more easily, detecting and treating disease hopefully well before it becomes more serious. Dental hygiene visits are also essential as hygienists use special tools to clean teeth professionally, reducing your risk of dental problems. We hope that every patient visiting us here at Margolian Dentistry feels…

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Nov 15, 2019 | Posted by
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Is Your Busy Lifestyle Affecting Your Oral Health?

When life gets busy or more complicated, looking after your general health or your oral health might not be the first thing on your mind. But maintaining healthy teeth and gums in Whitby is an important part of any healthy lifestyle. When you have a healthy mouth, it helps to protect your overall health. Why You Should Care About Your Oral Health If you neglect your oral hygiene, it can have a catastrophic effect on your dental and overall health. You are more likely to have cavities or to lose your teeth and to have bad breath, and you may develop gum disease. Over the past few years, gum disease has become linked to many different health problems including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory diseases, dementia, and rheumatoid arthritis. Also, when you neglect your oral health you may become less confident about smiling and talking with others, which can harm personal…

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Nov 1, 2019 | Posted by
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Tooth Decay and Why It Occurs

If you were asked to name the most common disease in the world, you might reply heart disease, flu or perhaps cancer, but it is tooth decay. Although tooth decay may not seem serious, you will need to see your dentist in Whitby for diagnosis and restorative care. Most people will have to take time off school or work, and severe tooth decay can be costly to repair. Tooth decay is treated by removing the decayed portion of the tooth and repairing it with a suitable filling material. However, over the past few decades we now know far more about this problem. Most people know that tooth decay begins when sugars in their diet feed bacteria in the mouth, and these bacteria release acid that erodes tooth enamel, eventually causing cavities. One way to reduce the risk of tooth decay is to reduce the number of bacteria by brushing and…

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Oct 25, 2019 | Posted by
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