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by Dr. Masarat Saqib - Hello everyone, I’d like to share my thoughts on parafunctional habits I see regularly in the dental office. Parafunction is a term used to describe any abnormal behaviour or habits of the oral structures and the associated muscles. Habits that I commonly see in the dental...read more
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by Janet - Have you ever experienced the symptoms of xerostomia or dry mouth? It is more common, and aggravating, than you may think. Let’s have a look at the causes of xerostomia and also some ways of managing the condition. Causes: xerostomia can be caused by a variety of factors including ...read more
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by Kasia Having orthodontic treatment extends beyond just placing brackets or appliances. There are guidelines to follow and care instructions that patients must follow at home in order to have the best orthodontic outcome. Care of teeth and orthodontic braces and appliances: • Regular a...read more
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by Bailey Every Christmas growing up my brother and I looked most forward to opening our stockings on Christmas morning. Our parents always had them jam packed with little toys and knick knacks that we loved getting and we also loved swapping one another for the best stuff! One thing that never...read more
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by Christine Growing up, my dentist lived in my neighbourhood. Every Halloween I trick-or-treated at my dentist’s house and every year my dentist gave out the same thing – a box that included a small tube of toothpaste, a small toothbrush and disclosing tablets. Not everyone lives in their denti...read more
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by Dr. Albert Tan A lot of patients mention to me that they have had negative or even traumatic experiences in the past with dentistry, whether it be from tooth pain, anxiety, or at worst, a dentist that was not as gentle as they would have liked! At The Tooth Doctors, we are constantly strivin...read more
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by Isabelle At The Tooth Doctors, our hygienists routinely examine your gums health and pay close attention to any changes that may occur from one visit to the other. Whereas bleeding, swelling and redness are well known inflammation signs associated with gingivitis, abnormal probing depths...read more
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by Jen Many Canadians are diagnosed every year with oral cancer. We at the Tooth Doctor’s are providing Cancer Screening Exams at your regular hygiene visits and use Velscope technology for early detection, but you can help too. It is estimated that in 2015: • 4,400 Canadians will be diagnos...read more
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by Christine Vaping is inhaling and exhaling the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device. Although vaping is not a new phenomenon, there has been a recent rise in usage which has resulted in much debate and conflicting advice amongst regulatory bodies and health care provider...read more
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by Janet We all know how important it is to floss as well as brush our teeth. In fact, if you aren’t flossing as well as brushing, you could be missing up to 40% of the tooth surfaces! Just think about that tiny space where your teeth touch each other. There is no way the toothbrush bristles ...read more
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