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What Is Tongue Tie Surgery?

Ankyloglossia (Tongue Tied) in adult male mouth

Ankyloglossia, commonly known as tongue tie, is a condition that affects nearly 5% of newborns. Tongue tie occurs when the thin piece of skin beneath the tongue, called the lingual frenulum, restricts the tongue’s range of motion. This condition can have varying degrees of severity and can lead to a range of other related concerns. What Is Tongue Tie? Tongue tie is a congenital condition. If the lingual frenulum is shorter and thicker than usual, it can affect the normal movement of the tongue. In newborns, it … Read more

Protecting Your Teeth In Sports

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Participating in sports and physical activities is a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle and have fun. However, it’s crucial to remember that accidents can happen, and protecting your teeth during sports is essential. It’s important to take all possible precautions to protect your teeth and mouth, such as utilizing a mouth guard. Helmets Helmets are crucial protective gear in many sports, offering primary protection for your head against potential head and brain injuries. They are particularly important for activities such as cycling, skateboarding, and skiing. However, … Read more

What Problems Can Tooth Decay Cause?

Damaged tooth with cavity dental caries decay

Tooth decay, also known as dental caries or cavities, is a very common oral health issue that can have far-reaching consequences, if left untreated. It can lead to other oral health concerns and is linked to general health conditions. What Causes Tooth Decay? Tooth decay is caused by harmful bacteria in the mouth which feed on sugars from leftover food particles, and produce acid. The combination of acid, bacteria, and food debris forms a sticky substance called dental plaque. This is the film you can sometimes feel … Read more

The Importance of Sleep Dentistry for a Healthy Night’s Sleep

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Getting enough good quality sleep is essential for good health and well being. If you are having trouble getting the sleep you need to function in top form, it’s important to find out the source of your sleep disruption. Unfortunately, an added complication is that not getting enough sleep can actually negatively affect how well you can sleep through future nights. Being sleep deprived surprisingly can make it even harder to get quality sleep, leaving you with even worse sleep deprivation. If you have tried improving your … Read more

What Is Root Canal Treatment?

What Is Root Canal Treatment

If you have an infected tooth, and the infection has spread to the soft tissue in the roots of that tooth, it will be very painful. If left untreated, the affected tooth will need to be extracted, and the infection can spread to neighbouring teeth, gums, and other tissues. Getting the tooth treated as soon as possible will help you avoid severe tooth pain that increases as your infection becomes worse. What Are Root Canals? Protected by your layers of tooth enamel and dentin, your tooth roots … Read more

Common Oral Problems

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Most people are aware that oral hygiene, regular dental checkups, and professional dental cleanings play an important part in maintaining good oral health. However, it’s also important to be aware of common oral diseases and conditions, to watch for potential symptoms. Below are some of the most common oral diseases and dental problems. Tooth Decay Tooth decay is the most common dental problem; the majority of adults have had at least one cavity. Tooth decay occurs when plaque and bacteria build up on teeth. The plaque produces … Read more

How To Whiten Your Teeth

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Smiling is a part of our everyday life. Some people may be self-conscious about their smile because their teeth have yellowed over time. If this is the case, you have probably considered teeth whitening remedies that can help remove surface stains from your teeth. Key Takeaways  Yellowing of teeth can be caused by various factors like the consumption of coffee, red wine, smoking, eating acidic foods, or insufficient tooth brushing. Moderation in consumption and regular dental hygiene practices can prevent discoloration.  Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial … Read more

How To Reduce Dental Costs With Dental Insurance

How To Reduce Dental Costs With Dental Insurance

Many people are concerned about the potential cost of dental bills. While basic dental care is relatively reasonable, if you need a more complex procedure, costs are more significant, and it is difficult to save up enough for your personal emergency dental fund. Buying dental insurance is an excellent way to save money on the cost of your dental care and make it affordable. Dental coverage ensures you receive the care you need to keep your teeth and gums healthy, which has also been tied to your … Read more

General Dentist vs Pediatric Dentist

General Dentist

You may wonder what the difference between a pediatric dentist and a general dentist is. It is a common question from parents. More critically, parents want to know if there is an advantage to taking their children to a pediatric dentist, compared to a general dentist, of whom they may already be a patient. What Is A Pediatric Dentist? Essentially, pediatric dentists are experts that are specially trained in the oral health of children of all ages, up to adulthood. They are highly trained and skilled dental … Read more

Dental Cleaning Cost

Hamilton dental hygienist using dental mirror to check bearded patient for cavities

Regular brushing and flossing are essential for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. However, plaque, tartar, and surface stains can still build up, even with diligent cleaning and oral hygiene. This can lead to periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, and cavities. Professional dental cleaning removes this buildup, to help prevent periodontitis and other oral health issues. What Happens During Professional Teeth Cleaning? During a dental teeth cleaning Hamilton, your dental hygienist or other dental professional will perform a close examination of your teeth and gums, … Read more

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