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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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by Kasia So you have just had a tooth extracted and now you are left with the question of what do I replace it with? You could replace it with nothing and leave an empty space or if you’re concerned with esthetics and restoring ideal function to biting and eating like the majority of our patient...read more
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by Dr. Wong When should my child visit the dentist? This is a question I receive all the time. Traditionally, most dentists start seeing children around age three as they tend to be more co-operative in the dental environment than younger children. At the Tooth Doctors, we encourage ‘happy vi...read more
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by Isabelle Losing teeth and getting new ones is part of growing up. Around the age of 6, wiggly anterior teeth soon make room for adult incisors. Children also get their very first adult molars around that same period. However, those molars don’t replace any baby tooth; they erupt behind the...read more
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by Dr. Sara Many times, I have a patient in my chair with a dental emergency, they are in pain and the tooth in question is very badly decayed, even sometimes not savable. On more than one occasion, the patient has admitted to not coming to see us earlier because they have legitimate dental anx...read more
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by Stefanie Do you or someone you know clench or grind your teeth? It is known as bruxism, and in many cases, it can have serious repercussions. Although it can be easy to detect signs of bruxism in the mouth, you should talk to your dentist if you think you are clenching or grinding. Here’s ...read more
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