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Easy Tips for Having Healthier Teeth During the Holidays

The holidays are fast approaching, and for many people, this is their favourite time of year. But the wide choice of sugary treats, late-night celebrations and additional alcohol consumption can play havoc with dental health. Follow these easy tips to maintain good dental health in Ajax during the holidays. 1.    Don’t eat too much sugar as mouth bacteria feast on the leftovers, producing harmful acid that increases the risk of tooth decay. Children’s teeth are even more vulnerable to tooth decay in Oshawa as their tooth enamel is thinner and weaker compared with adult teeth. You don’t need to avoid sweet treats entirely but avoid snacking and instead have them as part of a main meal as the mouth is already more acidic, so damage is reduced. Also, bear in mind sugar is present in many foods like dried fruits, fruit juices and other sweet beverages. 2.    If there is…

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Nov 29, 2019 | Posted by
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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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Do You Have a Decent Sports Mouthguard to Protect Your Teeth?

If you or your child plays sports, you have probably invested quite a bit of money in equipment and protective gear, but what about protection for teeth? Many dental and facial injuries in sports are preventable, or their severity can be reduced with a well-fitting sports mouthguard. Popular sports like hockey, rugby, soccer and martial arts can all damage teeth. Also, it will soon be the season for winter sports like skiing and snowboarding. All these sports are high risk for dental injuries in Oshawa, and it can be a false economy to skimp on an ill-fitting mouthguard. Sports mouthguards are mandatory for most amateur football, minor hockey leagues, amateur rugby and martial arts, boxing and lacrosse. However, some people will try to use over the counter or stock mouthguards that cost only a few dollars. These mouth guards tend to be one size fits all, and often the wearer…

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Sep 13, 2019 | Posted by
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