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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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What is Dry Socket?

Dry socket is a potential complication that can develop after a tooth is removed. When teeth are extracted, a blood clot forms in the empty socket and is an important part of the healing process. The socket creates a barrier, protecting the bone underneath from exposure to fluids, foods and air and allowing it to heal more easily. If the protective blood clot is disturbed or doesn’t form for some reason, the bone and nerves in the empty socket are exposed and can cause discomfort and pain. It is rare for this condition to develop, as it affects only 2% of people who have routine tooth extractions. The condition tends to most often occur in lower tooth sockets, almost always in lower molar sockets. Dry socket rarely occurs in upper teeth sockets. It is a problem that is more likely to develop if you have a complicated tooth removal such…

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Oct 18, 2019 | Posted by
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Tricks for Tooth Friendly Treats This Halloween

If the thought of all that Halloween candy is sending shivers down your spine, you’re not alone! Halloween is one of the most popular holidays here in Canada, and the stores are already full of decorations and of course copious amounts of candy. As dentists in Oshawa, we definitely don’t promote regular consumption of the sweet stuff, but it’s unreasonable to expect kids not to indulge in a few treats on Halloween. However, with a bit of thought it’s possible to cut down on candy consumption without making your child feel deprived. Sugar-Free Chewing Gum Sugar-free chewing gum will not hurt teeth, and especially if you can find a brand containing xylitol which helps to reduce levels of harmful bacteria in the mouth. Chewing sugar-free gum can help to satisfy an urge for something sweet, and the action of chewing helps to stimulate saliva production. This is great for dental…

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Oct 4, 2019 | Posted by
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Is Your Diet Affecting Your Dental Health?

You try to eat healthily and look after yourself, so how come you are still getting cavities? Your diet could be to blame, and sometimes making even the simplest tweaks to your diet may make all the difference to your dental health in Whitby. Why Do Teeth Decay? Tooth decay occurs when teeth are coated in sugar, providing an energy source for bacteria in plaque, and these bacteria form acid as a byproduct. The acid attacks tooth enamel, softening and gradually destroying it. After repeated acid attacks, the tooth enamel breaks down, forming a cavity that extends into the tooth dentin. Dentin is a lot softer than tooth enamel and can decay more quickly, and by this stage you may notice your teeth feel more sensitive or hurt when you eat something hot or cold or sweet or sour. Unless a dentist mends a cavity in Oshawa, the decay can…

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Sep 27, 2019 | Posted by
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