The Benefits of Composite Fillings

Getting a filling is one of the most familiar procedures in dentistry. Even children understand that if you have a cavity, the dentist can repair it with a dental filling. However, dental fillings aren’t what they used to be. In fact, they’ve come a long way in terms of function and aesthetics. In the past,…

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Are Implant-Supported Dentures Best for You?

How you decide to replace your missing teeth is based on your unique dental situation as well as your lifestyle preferences. Patients with just a few missing teeth can take advantage of dental implants with a crown restoration on top, resulting in the most natural function and appearance. However, those that have no teeth in…

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Oral Cancer: Is it On Your Radar?

Each year, more than 50,000 people in North America are unfortunately diagnosed with oral or throat cancer. Oral cancer has the highest death rate when compared to other common cancers such as cervical cancer, lymphoma, thyroid cancer and skin cancers. One unfortunate fact about oral cancer, is that the reason it is so deadly is…

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Pregnancy and Your Dental Health

If you are pregnant, you may be overwhelmed at the amount of changes your body is expected to undergo over the next several months. Although your dental health may be your least concern as your watch your belly grow, it deserves your attention. Ignoring oral health changes during pregnancy can bring serious consequences – for…

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When Gum Disease Goes Untreated

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is an infection within the soft tissues that support your teeth. What starts as minor inflammation from plaque buildup can progress to a serious infection that destroys underlying bone. At its early stages, gum disease is known as gingivitis. This is the most treatable phase of the infection, often reversible…

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Understanding Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety can range from a simple annoyance to a paralyzing obstacle that keeps you from getting routine dental care. However, one thing is for certain; if you have dental anxiety, you are not alone. According to Colgate, 9% to 15% of Americans avoid seeing the dentist because of anxiety and fear. Dental anxiety can…

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Why Treat Cavities In Baby Teeth?

When a child has a cavity in one of their baby teeth, it is common for parents to question why it needs to be filled. If it is going to fall out anyways, why not just pull it? The truth is – baby teeth are important! Considering that some baby teeth don’t get replaced by…

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7 Culprits for Sensitive Teeth

Do you wince at the thought of eating ice cream? Does your morning coffee cause shooting tooth pain with every sip? Teeth sensitivity can be more than a daily disturbance; it can also be a warning sign that your oral health is compromised. Whether you encounter sensitivity occasionally or chronically, it always needs to be…

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Symptoms of a Stressed-Out TMJ

As much as we try to avoid it or lower it, stress remains a prevalent part of life for many adults. You may realize how stress impacts your heart, stomach or your skin, but did you know that chronic stress can also impact your jaw? Not only does stress trigger some harmful oral habits, but…

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When to See a Dentist About Your Bad Breath

Do your co-workers back away when you speak? Do you rely on mints and chewing gum to remedy your breath throughout the day? While bad breath is normal and expected in certain circumstances, it can also be a warning sign that your oral health needs attention. It is important to pay attention to foul breath…

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