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The Future of Dentures: They May Be Real Teeth

Before becoming U.S. President, George Washington, back in 1781, asked his doctor for “a pair of pincers to fasten the wire of [his] teeth.” He had false teeth then made from the teeth of the cow and hippopotamus ivory. He had a set of metal springs fastened to his mouth to keep the dentures in…

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Recovering from Your Implant Surgery and Taking Care of Your New Smile

Experts agree that implants are the most viable solution for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants prove to be a reliable solution to restoring missing teeth as well as the ability to enjoy and chew food, support surrounding teeth, prevent bone loss. With the continuously improving advances in the techniques and technologies used in dental implant…

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Everything to Know About Tooth Wear

A typical dental concern faced by patients is tooth wear, and it plagues a large segment of the population. Researchers continue to analyze incoming data to determine what causes tooth wear and how to effectively treat it. If concerned, patients are asked to speak with a dental professional for more information about their symptoms and…

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Dental Veneers: Porcelain Veneer Uses, Procedure, and More

In 1928, a man named Charles Pincus developed acrylic veneers to reshape or redesign teeth. Since the film industry is reliant on aesthetic perfections, it was a no-brainer. Over time, dental veneers have been refined, corrected, and perfected to help patients from all walks of life regain confidence. It helps maximize one’s smile and customize…

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What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants refer to artificial roots made of titanium metal. These are placed into the patient’s jawbone for optimal functionality. The implants act as mounts for prospective replacement teeth. In general, dental implants offer support to the patient’s new teeth.  These are used to ensure bridges/dentures stay in place. Dental implants offer a comprehensive solution…

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Why Do My Teeth Hurt While Eating

Pain is a biological response and it’s a sensory trigger to indicate, “something is wrong and requires immediate attention.” In dentistry, this nerve pain is often noticed when a person bites into his/her food. It’s a reactive pain and originates from inside one’s teeth. The question then becomes, “Why do my teeth hurt when I…

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How to Deal With Sudden Tooth Sensitivity

Is drinking an ice-cold beverage becoming a source of discomfort? Is it suddenly impossible to brush your teeth without grimacing? This symptom is often associated with tooth sensitivity. The question is, what is causing your teeth to be sensitive? Cause #1: Excessive Plaque Plaque is a sticky deposit or “biofilm”, which forms on the surface…

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5 Tips to Brushing Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth is a vital part of any dental care routine. It guarantees a healthier, whiter, and cleaner smile. If ignored, the teeth can start to develop plaque, bacteria, gum disease, and a whole host of dental issues. Therefore, it’s highly recommended to spend time understanding the nuances of brushing your teeth and what’s…

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Everything You Need to Know About Gum Disease

Seventy percent of all Canadians will develop gum disease (mild or severe) during their lifetime. Periodontal disease or “gum disease” is a major dental concern and understanding its ramifications is essential. Defining Periodontal Disease Periodontal Disease (gum disease) is the infection of surrounding tissue(s) near or around the teeth. Bacteria begin to accumulate around the…

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The Ultimate Guide To Dental Implants

According to the Canadian Dental Association, 16% of all Canadians have underlying dental concerns needing immediate attention. A portion of these patients are diagnosed with periodontitis (gum disease), congenitally missing teeth (hypodontia), or trauma-induced injuries. By avoiding dental treatment, these patients are exposed to supplementary dental concerns. These can include: Shifting Teeth (Remaining Teeth Shift…

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