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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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Have You Had an Oral Cancer Screening Recently?

If you are a regular patient here at Margolian Dentistry, then you will almost certainly have recently had an oral cancer screening. We firmly believe in taking a preventative approach to oral care and which is why we thoroughly recommend six-monthly checkups and hygiene appointments for most people. During these appointments, we can screen your mouth thoroughly for signs of dental disease such as tooth decay and gum disease, but you might not have realized we also carry out oral cancer screenings. What Is an Oral Cancer Screening? Dentists in Whitby are trained to identify the first signs of any changes to the soft tissues in your mouth, for example, changes to your cheeks, lips, tongue, and the roof and floor of your mouth. The examination is conducted visually and is entirely painless. Although it is possible to examine oral tissues with the naked eye, we also use a small…

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Sep 20, 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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How Loose Dentures Can Affect Health

Are you a denture wearer who has trouble with eating or speaking, or generally wearing dentures comfortably? Do you sometimes avoid social situations where you need to speak with strangers or enjoy a meal with others? The embarrassment of wearing loose and uncomfortable dentures that can frequently slip out of place is very real, but there are solutions. Firstly, if wearing dentures is negatively affecting your life, you are not alone, and secondly, it is important for oral and overall health to find a good, long-lasting solution for missing teeth. Despite improved oral health care in Whitby, complete or partial loss of teeth is still a major problem, and while dentures have been the standard of care for over a century, they are certainly not without problems! One of the major issues with tooth loss is how it affects the jawbone. Tooth Loss and How It Affects the Jawbone When…

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Sep 6, 2019 | Posted by
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