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Spring Cleaning Your Teeth

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Add a dental visit to this year’s spring-cleaning list. A professional dental cleaning at least twice a year can improve your oral health, reports the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an organization of general dentists dedicated to continuing dental education. “A prophylaxis, also known as a ‘prophy’ or professional dental cleaning, reinforces the at-home oral health regimen,” says AGD spokesperson Anne Murray, DDS. “It is designed to preserve health, prevent the spread of disease and give the dentist an opportunity …

Are You Brushing Your Child’s Teeth Properly?

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Not everybody knows how to brush his or her teeth properly. Often dental professionals see damaged gums that are the result of brushing teeth incorrectly. When it comes to your own child’s dental health, you’ll want to ensure you are brushing their teeth the right way. Read through the following tips to make sure you are doing it correctly.

Dental Emergencies! What You Can Do

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A dental emergency can happen to anyone, but most of the time we can prevent it from happening. Ignoring dental problem can raise the risk of damaging your teeth and gums. Greater damage, in most cases, means more extensive and complicated treatment, resulting in more time and money spent on the treatment as a result of the delay. Toothache Normally toothache is caused by decay entering the nerve area. If this is the case, a root canal may be needed.To …

Oral Health Tips for Kids

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Here are five easy-to-follow tips that will help protect your child’s teeth from decay: • Make sure to read all labeling on food and beverages you are choosing for your family at the supermarket. Consider your family’s usual selection of beverages and stay away from beverages loaded with sugar and acid. • Protect your kid’s teeth with protein! Dietary Protein works remarkably well as a guard against acid, so feeding your kids cheese, nuts and cold cut sandwiches is an excellent alternative to the …

Dry and Itchy Mouth?

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Does your mouth feel dry and itchy? Does your tongue feel sticky? Your Coquitlam dentist gives you some tips to deal with a dry mouth. Saliva is important to moisten and cleanse our mouth. It also helps in digestion of food. Saliva flow helps to prevent infection caused due to bacteria. Decrease in the amount of saliva in the mouth is called as dry mouth. Dry mouth may be caused as a side effect of certain medicines used to cure …

Valentine Day: Love At First Smile?

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From the very first moment a patient sees the end result with Vaneers, their smile brightens up from ear to ear. It can’t stop and it won’t stop! Their self-esteem goes up to a whole other level.Dental veneers are very conservative aesthetic dental restorations. They offer vitality and beauty that is so life-like that people will believe they are your natural teeth. Vaneers will often only take two office visits with minimal to no drilling and, in most cases no …

Invisible Composite Fillings Look Like Your Natural Teeth

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Not surprisingly, when it comes to fillings, most people think silver. Dentists have used amalgam (silver) to fill cavities for over 150 years. This is because Amalgam is one of the most durable and long-lasting restorative materials used in dentistry. Amalgam may be affordable and it can endure, but it lacks in aesthetics. However, invisible fillings, made from composite resin, matches your natural tooth color. No one will be able to see composite fillings. Composite resin is made of a tooth-colored plastic …

Benefits of Dental Implants

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Dental implants are one of the most common and long lasting treatments for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants function similarly to a real tooth by replacing the missing tooth with an artificial tooth and root. In this process, the root of the tooth is replaced with a titanium screw. It is inserted into the jawbone and attached with an artificial tooth. The natural appearance of dental implants is one of the greatest advantages of this treatment. They look incredibly similar to the …

Dental Implants: What you Need to Know

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Dental implants are a good long-term solution to replacing lost teeth. Patients need to consider their options and make educated decisions when they are deciding between bridges and implants. 1. An implant beats bridges or dentures Bridges, dentures, and implants replace missing teeth. A bridge requires filing two adjoining teeth, which can make them weaker and prone to decay. Dentures often have fit problems and can interfere with taste. For an implant, a titanium screw is placed in the jawbone and a …

Teething

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At the point when your infant’s first tooth shows up, you may be surprised (“Ow! Was that only a bite?”), or you may very well at last comprehend what each one of those sure fire teething signs — dribbling, night waking, grouchiness — were indicating. Each infant encounters teething in an unexpected way: Some have practically no signs, while different children experience teething pain for a considerable length of time. Luckily, there are a few signs to look for as …

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