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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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by Jenny Hope everyone is having a fun and safe summer!! I would like to review a couple of things for the parents that have little ones, not old enough to be taking care of their own dental hygiene. Most parents feel that by the ages of 2 or 3 children are old enough to be responsible for th...read more
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by Christine If the gum you are chewing contains sugar, it will most definitely increase the risk for tooth decay. Gum sweetened with sugar can create cavities in teeth as the sugar remains pressed against the teeth as you chew the gum. Clinical studies have shown that if the gum you are che...read more
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