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5 Tips For A Sparkling Clean Mouth

5 Tips For A Sparkling Clean Mouth

Many of us are educated on ways to maintain our overall health, but we believe that oral hygiene is not stressed enough! Your oral health can have a major effect on the health of your whole body. In fact, gum disease is linked to many other illnesses, such as diabetes and heart disease. You should start stressing the importance of oral hygiene at a young age, and events like Halloween are a perfect opportunity to remind your whole family about how to maintain the health of their teeth, gums, and tongue. Parents usually take a fair share of their kids' candy, after all!

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Braces vs. Clear Aligners: What's the Difference?

Braces vs. Clear Aligners: What's the Difference?

Straight teeth and a fantastic smile are dental goals for many of us, as an attractive smile can boost our self-confidence and bring us closer to those around us. However, with so many different ways to improve a smile, many people are often left confused and unsure of which is the best option for them. Two of the most common methods of straightening teeth are clear aligners and (traditional) braces. While clear aligners are newer, many people are still opting for traditional braces. Read on to learn why, as well as which method might be best for you.

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5 Tips to Help You Cope with Dental Anxiety

5 Tips to Help You Cope with Dental Anxiety

Although regular visits to the dentist's office are very important to maintain healthy teeth and gums, many people avoid going to appointments due to dental anxiety. In fact, it is a very common issue that can affect as many as 36% of the population. Dental anxiety can lead you to avoid appointments or allow too much time between scheduled appointments, which can lead to oral health issues. Lack of professional and regular cleanings also increases the risk for gum disease and other issues such as cavities, loose teeth, and bad breath.

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Teeth Whitening Thornhill

Smile Bright This Summer with Professional Teeth Whitening!

Summer is in full swing, which means party and patio season is upon us! Are you going to be spending time smiling for those great summer photos? Chances are you are going to want to look your best with a sparkling bright smile. Our professional in-office teeth whitening solutions are the fastest, most effective way to brighten your smile in time for that upcoming wedding or special event.

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Mouthguards Thornhill

Proactively Protect Your Smile with a Mouthguard

Did you know that between 13-39% of all dental injuries are sports-related, resulting in 600,000 emergency room visits each year? Or that athletes are 60 times more likely to suffer harm to their teeth if they're not wearing a mouthguard? Mouthguards are flexible dental appliances that can be worn to protect your teeth from clenching, grinding, and sports injuries. If they aren't already on your list of equipment for you or your kids' sports, add it now!

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Dentures Thornhill

Repair Your Smile with Dentures!

An accident, disease, getting older, or poor oral healthcare may leave you with only a few healthy teeth or none at all. Missing teeth can cause a number of issues, such as gum disease, shifting, and tooth decay. Whether you are considering getting dentures, already have them, or know someone with them, it's very likely that you may have some questions about them. Read on to learn more about the various types of dentures available and which type may be suitable for you.

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Cannabis and Oral Health Thornhill

Use of Cannabis and Your Oral Health

According to the World Health Organization, cannabis is the most popular recreational drug worldwide. Even though cannabis has been legalized in Canada, some patients might feel uncomfortable mentioning the use of recreational drugs to their dentists. Being transparent when filling out medical forms is extremely important because it helps dentists find the best solutions and treatments for your oral health.

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Dental Bonding Thornhill

Dental Bonding: An Easy Way To A Better Smile

Are you looking for a quick and painless way to improve the appearance of your teeth? Good news… composite bonding may be the solution for you! Composite bonding is a modern, quick, and easy way to reshape teeth or improve their colour using a tooth-coloured resin material.

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Impacted Wisdom Teeth Thornhill

What You Should Know About Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth, also known as the third set of molars located at the very back of your mouth, usually erupt during your late teen years or early adulthood (between 17-21 years old). Sometimes, these teeth do not erupt properly and may get stuck under your gum or do not have enough room to break through the gum. Dentists would consider these impacted wisdom teeth.

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Oral Cancer Prevention Thornhill

Do You Know the Warning Signs of Oral Cancer?

Our office is trained to be on the lookout for many signs of disease. Many oral cancers have a high success rate of being treated, especially when diagnosed and treated early. Therefore, early detection of precancerous tissue can minimize or eliminate the potential effects of oral cancer.

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Dental Tips Thornhill

Have You Been Naughty or Nice to Your Teeth this Year?

The holiday season is definitely one to look forward to, with sweets, treats and feasts abound! Between all the fun times with friends and families, we can often lose track of our daily dental care routine. Be sure to keep your dental care habits on the nice list! Check out our tips below on how to keep your smile bright and cavity-free.

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