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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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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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How to Survive Easter Without a Sugar Overload

Over the years, Easter has become irrevocably connected with sweet treats, but this holiday doesn’t have to be this way. Although the stores would like us to believe otherwise, Easter is about far more than merely chocolate. While it is almost inevitable that you and your family will indulge at least a little over this holiday, it is worth concentrating on other, family-oriented activities that don’t involve the sweet stuff. Doing Something Different at Easter Easter can be an excellent opportunity to spend some time with your children doing other activities. For example, there are lots of craft projects online for creating Easter baskets, bonnets or bunny ears. On a rainy day, grab an Easter oriented book to read with your kids and learn about the Easter bunny and spring together. Alternatively, look for Easter-themed recipes and get cooking as a family. There are plenty around that aren’t chocolate-oriented! If…

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Apr 12, 2019 | Posted by
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Foods You Should Avoid To Keep Your Teeth Healthy

To a great extent, the quality of one’s teeth depends upon the kind of food they consume. This is because even as enamel is touted as being the hardest substance in the body, it is vulnerable to attack from bacteria and microbes, many of which are mobilized when food is eaten. Ask any dentist and he will give you a long list of foods you should avoid in order to keep your teeth healthy. The first thing you’ll be told is to avoid too many sweets. The breakdown of sweets makes the oral climate very acidic due to the action of bacteria. Excess acid in the teeth can corrode the enamel and weaken teeth easily, eventually leading to cavities even. Avoiding naturally acidic foods like citrus fruits and processed meats is also thus recommended. You should also limit the intake of foods that stain the teeth such as tea, coffee,…

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Apr 8, 2016 | Posted by
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Irritated By Tooth Decay? Your Diet Might Be The Reason! 

A modern diet and unhealthy lifestyle are the two most common reasons for tooth decay. Tooth decay commonly occurs when foods high in carbohydrate content like candies, chocolates, milk, and raisins are left on the teeth. This means, what you eat is quite significant. Let’s see how your most loved foods fare when it comes to tooth decay. Acidic Foods and Beverages: Acidic food softens enamel and frequent intake eventually results in erosion. A lot of foods, sodas, soft drinks, and energy drinks that contain high acid levels can be responsible for slow decay. The effect is maximum when a person sips beverages and swishes it within mouth for a longer period rather than drinking it all at once. Starches: Foods like rice, potatoes, and white bread can result in production of acid which is the main reason for tooth decay. And the affect is even worse, in case the…

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Apr 1, 2016 | Posted by
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