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13Jul, 2016

Dental Implants and The Dry Mouth Patient

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Modern dental restorative techniques have evolved rapidly, in particular since the development and implementation of the modern oral implant systems. The need for implants among the general population has been clearly demonstrated and importantly, implants have been particularly useful in the patient with specific needs not generally amenable to standard or traditional dental restorative techniques. Indeed, the oral and systemic health consequences as well as the psychological ramifications of individuals in need of such treatment can be severe. In most instances, traditional fixed or removable dental appliances or prostheses can […]
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5Jul, 2016

Understanding and Eliminating Bad Breath

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Ask Your Dental Hygienist About Eliminating Bad Breath Do you ever worry that you’re the only one in the room with bad breath? Well, guess again. Nearly 40,000,000 Americans commonly suffer from bad breath, also known as oral malodor or halitosis. Yet, it is a curable condition that is generally caused by strong foods such as onions or garlic; poor oral health habits; or medical problems such as stomach disorders, an excessive postnasal drip, or bacteria in the mouth. Once you discover the source of the problem, there are a […]
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24Jun, 2016

Oral Cancer

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Oral cancer is a disease resulting from abnormal cell growth in the mouth, lips, tongue or throat. In 2003, an estimated 3,100 new cases of oral cancers were identified in Canada, and about 1,090 deaths occurred as a result of the disease. People over the age of 45 are most at risk. The good news is that oral cancer can be treated successfully if caught early enough. Your dentist has the expert skill and training to detect early signs of the disease and can help you to understand your risks. […]
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15Jun, 2016

Caring For Your Teeth With Diabetes

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With very few exceptions, people with diabetes can be treated by dentists the same way as those without diabetes. Your teeth may be cleaned by removing all deposits formed in between teeth as well as under the gum line. If this is uncomfortable, ask your dentist for “freezing”. Your dentist should do everything he or she can to eliminate pain during treatment. If you take insulin, your dentist should be told. The dental staff can then confirm with you that you took your usual insulin dosage and will ask you […]
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15May, 2016

What is Periodontal Disease?

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To understand periodontitis, it is important to have an idea of the anatomy of the tooth and its supporting structure. In almost all cases, periodontitis starts with gingivitis. In susceptible patients, plaque and tartar will cause irritation of the gums and bone loss. This condition is called periodontitis. Bone loss, means that the support of the tooth is reduced. Uncontrolled continuation of bone loss leads to tooth loss. When periodontitis is present: Pocket depth increases due to swelling and bone loss. The gums may bleed more easily when touched. The […]
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