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While most people don’t love visiting the dentist, there is a point of avoidance that can become a psychological condition known as dental phobia. Also referred to as dentophobia, dental anxiety, odontophobia, or dental fear.read more
Having excellent oral health doesn’t mean just brushing, flossing and visiting the dentist regularly – it’s also connected to proper nutrition. Eating a well-balanced, nutrient-rich diet provides your body with the immunity to fight infections that could contribute to periodontal disease, a leading cause of adult tooth loss.read more
Good dental care for your baby actually begins before he or she is born. It begins with you, the mother. It’s important to continue proper dental hygiene during pregnancy and special attention may be needed at this time because red and tender gums that bleed easily may be caused by increased hormone levels. Snacking too often on foods that have a high level of sugar can also lead to tooth decay.read more
How to Get Relief From Canker Sores CANKER SORES Dr. Allen Sun, Laurentian Dental, Kitchener Canker sores are mouth sores that plague millions of people. They are actually ulcerations of the skin lining the inside of the mouth, leaving the sensitive tissue underneath...read more
With the summer sports season just around the corner, we’d like to remind everyone to think about safety. What do you think might happen if you (or one of your children) got hit in the mouth or jaw while playing a contact sports activity? If you weren’t wearing properly fitted mouth guard, the answer in a nutshell is: A Lot!read more
If you’re presently living with a missing tooth or teeth, you may be very reluctant to smile in public, or have a lack of confidence when talking to people. This can be a debilitating issue because having to hide your smile can become devastating to a person’s happiness.read more
Taking good care of your teeth is extremely important. The consequences of losing your natural teeth can be costly and life changing. Twice-daily brushing & flossing removes particulate buildup from foods, as well as bacteria that can cause cavities. Although these substances continue to accumulate on a daily basis, regular effective home care can protect teeth and gums from their damaging effects. A semi-annual hygiene therapy appointment will eliminate otherwise hard to remove dental plaque that can accumulate and calcify, leading to serious periodontal problems and potential tooth loss.read more
Let’s face it… there’s almost nothing more painful that a raging toothache and it can come on without notice and knock you right off your feet.
A toothache can occur for a variety of reasons, ranging from non-serious to possibly life threatening and most people can’t tell the difference on their own. That’s why you should book an appointment to see us as soon as possible.read more
The threat of gum (periodontal) disease is a very real and potentially dangerous condition. By the age of 40, some 70% of the Canadian population appears to have some stage of the disease. Doctors generally agree that gum disease is directly related to how well one cares for their teeth and gums.read more
April is International oral cancer awareness month and it’s our hope that all readers will be proactive and treat their mouths with the same diligent care as they do with the rest of their bodies when it comes to check ups, because oral cancer is extremely dangerous.read more
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