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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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Same Day Crowns Offer the Ultimate in Convenience

Lots of people have at least one or two crowns or will require a dental crown in the near future. A crown is designed to provide excellent protection for a severely damaged tooth, covering up the entire structure, so none of the original tooth is visible in the mouth. Covering or capping the tooth preserves it, preventing further damage and infection and decay. The Process for Having a Conventional Dental Crown in Oshawa Usually, a crown is fabricated in the dental laboratory using a tray impression of your teeth and which must be cast into a plaster model. The model is used to custom-make the new crown and often two or more weeks are needed before it is ready to be returned to the dental office for fitting. This method works extremely well, but patients must have a temporary crown while the permanent crown is being fabricated. Although we can…

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May 10, 2019 | Posted by
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Toothache, What Causes It and How It Is Treated

A toothache can be extremely unpleasant, and the tooth pain may be continual, sharp or throbbing. Sometimes a tooth might only hurt when you bite down on it. If you are unlucky to get a toothache, it is essential to think about seeing an emergency dentist in Whitby as soon as you can. What Can Cause a Toothache? A toothache can be caused if you have a crumbling or damaged filling that is letting in bacteria, resulting in an infected tooth. Untreated tooth decay has a similar effect. Sometimes a tooth can painfully fracture. Another reason is a tooth abscess, where the infection is deep inside the tooth and has spread to the tooth root. Clenching and grinding your teeth is a condition called bruxism and it’s frequently nocturnal. The pressure caused by bruxism can damage your teeth, causing them to ache, and you may well have facial pain or…

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Jan 18, 2019 | Posted by
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Should I Replace My Amalgam Fillings?

Silver coloured amalgam fillings have been used for decades because this material is durable and long-lasting. However, amalgam isn’t the prettiest way to repair damaged teeth especially as amalgam can discolour over time. Additionally, some people have concerns about the safety of amalgam due to its mercury content although it has been proven to be safe for use in numerous studies. We Continually Monitor the Condition of Restorations No filling will last forever, and our dentist in Whitby will carefully monitor the condition of all your fillings at your regular checkups, including any amalgams. When the time comes, we can safely remove your amalgam filling, ensuring it is properly disposed of so the mercury will not harm our beautiful environment. If you would prefer for your amalgam filling to be removed before it reaches the end of its life, then it’s worth mentioning this to our dentist. Once your fillings…

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Mar 16, 2018 | Posted by
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What Is Causing Discoloration Of Teeth?

If someone has recently pinpointed your stained or discolored teeth, it is indeed time for you to check on your day-to-day habits that might be responsible for it. Your teeth are protected by soft enamel that has a natural white color. However, once the enamel wears out, the lower layer known as dentin gets revealed, which is yellow in color. Now the enamel gradually wears out, but there are some habits that can speed-up discoloration. One of the most adverse habits that accelerate discoloration of teeth is intake of too much coffee or tea. Tea or coffee is acidic so it results in erosion of the enamel. Besides, it leaves your teeth stickier, thus causing food particles to latch on. If not tea or coffee, then even sugary drinks could be responsible for discoloration. Since aerated drinks are a mix of sugar and acid, you shouldn’t keep them for long…

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