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5 major reasons to replace a missing tooth

Visiting a dentist is something most people procrastinate on. Whether it is to get our scheduled annual check-ups, getting a root canal or replacing a missing tooth, for as long as possible most of us tend to postpone going to a dentist. Most dental issues that cause pain, swelling or bleeding are most likely to…

Questions You Should Ask About Dental Crowns

Dental crowns, or caps, are hallowed pieces used to restore the shape of natural teeth. It is usually made in a lab, but some clinics can make them on-site too. Dental crowns cover the entire tooth, providing a stable surface for chewing and a restorative solution for misshaped or discoloured teeth. They also protect teeth…

Eating Disorders and Your Dentist

The food you eat and your overall dietary habits play a big role in your oral health. We’ve all heard in the news, or from our health care providers, that eating too much sugar in our diets can lead to cavities, but it’s also true that eating other highly acidic and readily-available “diet” foods can…

Blood Thinners and Bleeding Gums Explained

There are many reasons why a person’s gums might bleed, and certain medications, such as blood thinners, may be to blame. Blood thinners are necessary for a number of conditions, and if you are taking blood thinners, it is important to understand how your medication can impact your overall oral health and your day to…

Dialysis and Your Dentist

What You Need to Know to Make Sure Your Dental Visits Go as Smooth as Possible If you, or someone you know have kidney disease, it’s a good idea to make your dental health a priority. For a person with this disease, keeping a healthy smile can take some extra effort. Kidney disease and dialysis…

Flossing: The Perfect Time to Check Your Mouth for Oral Health Issues

Like many patients, chances are you’ve been sitting in your hygienist’s chair, every six months or so, admitting that you don’t floss regularly. Flossing is an instrumental component in keeping your mouth healthy – free from disease and cavities. Because there is no instant gratification from flossing like there is from brushing, it’s often a…