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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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What is Dental Erosion and What Causes It?

Dental erosion is sometimes called acid erosion and is quite a common problem. Once you know what it is exactly and what can cause it, it is possible to avoid or at least minimize the effects of dental erosion in Oshawa. Healthy teeth are covered by tooth enamel, and although this substance is extremely hard, it can still become eroded. Your tooth enamel can gradually dissolve when it is exposed to acid. You find acid in all sorts of different things, including fruit juices, fizzy pop, and sports and energy drinks. How Can These Beverages Cause Dental Erosion? All these drinks tend to have a lower pH, meaning they are more acidic, and it’s trickier for saliva to neutralize these types of drinks because they have a greater buffering capacity. The longer your teeth are exposed to these beverages, the greater the risk of dental or acid erosion. Another factor…

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Jun 21, 2019 | Posted by
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When Do Wisdom Teeth Need Removing?

Your wisdom teeth are your third molars, and they are right at the back of the mouth. Usually, they will try to appear during the late teens or early to mid-twenties. By this stage, the rest of your adult teeth are already firmly in place and often there is a lack of room for wisdom teeth to erupt problem free. What Happens When There Isn’t Enough Room for Wisdom Teeth? When there isn’t enough room for your wisdom teeth to erupt correctly, they can become what’s called “impacted” and where they will try to come up underneath the adjacent teeth or even sideways through the gums. Sometimes wisdom teeth will only partly erupt, remaining partially covered with gum. Wisdom teeth can cause problems like cysts, or they may damage the teeth adjacent to them. These are all reasons why our dentist in Ajax may recommend wisdom tooth removal. Unlike the…

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Jun 14, 2019 | Posted by
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Coping with Sensitive Teeth

Do you find eating ice cream or sipping on a hot drink is sometimes a painful experience? Perhaps you avoid certain foods? If this sounds familiar, you may have sensitive teeth. Teeth can feel sensitive when exposed to hot and cold or sweet and sour foods, and the sensations may range from a mild twinge to feeling more severe pain. What Causes Sensitive Teeth? Sensitive teeth can be due to several different things such as untreated cavities, worn or crumbling fillings, or teeth that have fractured. Teeth can fracture or chip if you have bruxism, where you clench and grind your teeth during sleep. Sensitivity may also be due to gum disease and especially if the gums have receded exposing your tooth roots. Sometimes tooth enamel can become worn, which increases the risk of tooth sensitivity. It’s even possible to wear down your tooth enamel by brushing your teeth too…

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Jun 7, 2019 | Posted by
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