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Is Your Smile Rather Gummy?

When you smile, are your upper teeth nicely framed by your gums, or do you feel you show a bit too much gum tissue? Perhaps your upper teeth look a bit short compared to the amount of gum tissue displayed during smiling? If the answer is yes to either of these questions, you might just have what’s called a “gummy smile” and which can almost certainly be treated comfortably here at Margolian Dentistry. Why Would I Have a Gummy Smile? It’s quite possible that your teeth are simply covered with an excess of gum tissue and that underneath your gums, they may be the proper length. Another possible cause is that the muscle controlling your upper lip movement is hyperactive so that when you smile your upper lip rises higher than normal, exposing more of your gum tissue. Sometimes a gummy smile is caused by the way the upper jawbone…

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Oct 11, 2019 | Posted by
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Have You Had an Oral Cancer Screening Recently?

If you are a regular patient here at Margolian Dentistry, then you will almost certainly have recently had an oral cancer screening. We firmly believe in taking a preventative approach to oral care and which is why we thoroughly recommend six-monthly checkups and hygiene appointments for most people. During these appointments, we can screen your mouth thoroughly for signs of dental disease such as tooth decay and gum disease, but you might not have realized we also carry out oral cancer screenings. What Is an Oral Cancer Screening? Dentists in Whitby are trained to identify the first signs of any changes to the soft tissues in your mouth, for example, changes to your cheeks, lips, tongue, and the roof and floor of your mouth. The examination is conducted visually and is entirely painless. Although it is possible to examine oral tissues with the naked eye, we also use a small…

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Sep 20, 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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Why Choose Tooth Coloured Fillings?

Silver coloured, or amalgam fillings have been in use for many decades, and although durable and cost-effective, they don’t always look very pretty. Luckily, there is an alternative as we can provide beautiful tooth coloured fillings in Oshawa. What Are Tooth Coloured Fillings? Tooth coloured fillings are made from a material called composite resin, or from porcelain. Composite resin fillings are suitable for small to medium-sized cavities, while porcelain fillings are suitable for larger cavities, usually those in the chewing surfaces of back teeth. Both types of fillings are available in many different shades that closely mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel. Once in the mouth, tooth coloured fillings are virtually invisible. Tooth Coloured Fillings are Biomimetic There’s another advantage to choosing tooth coloured fillings as they can be healthier for your teeth because they are made from what are called biomimetic materials. These materials are designed to replicate…

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Jul 19, 2019 | Posted by
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What are the Advantages of Seeing a Dental Hygienist?

Here at Margolian Dentistry, we have an excellent and highly dedicated team of dental hygienists, and they do a great job of caring for our lovely patients. We highly recommend that everyone sees a dental hygienist regularly, usually at six monthly intervals or more frequently if you have specific dental issues. Regularly seeing a dental hygienist should be part of everyone’s preventative dental care plan and is something that can save you a great deal of time, money and heartache in the future. Why Everybody Needs Their Teeth Cleaned Professionally When you see a dental hygienist in Ajax, they can clean your teeth professionally, a procedure that removes all plaque and calculus buildup. You might think your oral hygiene is excellent and especially if you brush your teeth twice a day and floss once-a-day, but there are always some areas that get missed! Any plaque that remains on your teeth…

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Jun 28, 2019 | Posted by
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