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Teeth and Hand Dominance

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In life sometimes there are things that on the surface may not seem to go together or have any apparent connection, but if you dig a bit deeper you’ll see just how connected they truly are. Whether it’s an odd food pairing, etc there are connections that exist that go beyond our basic comprehension, such as the relationship between teeth and hand dominance. “Roughly 90% of humans are right-handed and this is one of the traits that separates us from most other primates who don’t really show any overall preference for left or right handedness. It’s believed that handedness played an important role in human evolution, with a recent study on the earliest evidence of right-handedness in the fossil record shedding light on when and why this trait … Continue Reading

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New Year’s Reso-tooth-sions

A new year represents a fresh opportunity to try new things or to more effectively accomplish tasks which may have proved challenging in the past. A lot of times mastering the art of proper and consistent dental maintenance is on that list. Here are some important tips to consider to help optimize dental health moving into 2017 and beyond: “Eat More Mouth-Healthy Foods When you cut back on sugar, resolve to add more orally healthy foods to your diet to solidify your diet’s benefit to your teeth. Dairy products, which are high in calcium, are great for your teeth, as are fibrous foods that call up saliva and scrub away plaque and other food bits, according to Delta Dental. Kick the Habit Smoking doubles your risk for gum disease, … Continue Reading

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Dental Care for Seniors

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The older we get, the more important maintaining different aspects of your body’s health becomes. Getting enough exercise and maintaining a healthy balanced diet are necessary in order to live a long life free from pain and health issues. Advanced age can also make someone more susceptible to oral care problems. Here are a few examples of said problems: “Darkened teeth . Caused, to some extent, by changes in dentin — the bone-like tissue that underlies the tooth enamel — and by a lifetime of consuming stain-causing foods and beverages. Also caused by thinning of the outer enamel layer that lets the darker yellower dentin show through. Diminished sense of taste . While advancing age impairs the sense of taste, diseases, medications, and dentures can also contribute to … Continue Reading

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How to Maintain Healthy Teeth and Gums

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The benefits of a healthy smile are plentiful (clean and bright teeth, healthy gums, fresh breath, etc). The healthier you keep your mouth, the better your overall health will be. The question is though, what are the best ways to achieve and maintain a healthier mouth? Here are some of the best ways to keep your teeth and gums looking and feeling their best: “Replace Your Toothbrush – Toothbrush bristles fray, flatten, and wear over time. To help keep your smile bright, replace your manual toothbrush every three or four months; for electric toothbrush heads, follow the manufacturer’s advice. Feeling sick? Avoid harboring germs by replacing your toothbrush at the beginning and end of your illness. Take Care of your Tongue – Tackle bad breath every time you brush … Continue Reading

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The Importance of Dental Assistants

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There are many unsung heroes out there. For every Batman there’s a Robin, a sidekick that does a lot of work but sometimes doesn’t necessarily get the recognition for their efforts that they should. Not saying that they are only doing what they do so that they can get kudos for it, but everyone wants to (and deserves to) feel special every now and then. In the dental industry, Dental assistants may not always get the attention the way a dentist does, but they are an integral part of any dental team. Here are a few ways in which dental assistants are able to benefit a dental team: “Dental assistants love working with others Friendly conversation with patients can help put them at ease as the assistant prepares … Continue Reading

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Time for Teeth

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Time is the one thing that always seems to be in short supply (especially when it’s the weekend or when you happen to be on vacation). The amount of time in a day won’t change anytime soon, so the best thing to do is learn to manage your time effectively. The better you are able to do this, the more you can accomplish within the same amount of time. The amount of time put into doing something, and also the time at which you do certain things can have an effect on the overall end results that are trying to be achieved. Take for example, the brushing of your teeth; when is the most effective time of day to do it and for how long? “Dr. Richard Marques, … Continue Reading

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Saving your Teeth

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Teeth play a very important role in our lives; with them were are able to bite, chew and have a smile that is full and beautiful. Keeping teeth always looking their best starts at home with the proper maintenance techniques and is continued with regular visits to your Aylmer Dentist. Modern technology is taking things a step further when it comes to helping to preserve your teeth by actually generating tissue that will be able to replicate any lost or damaged teeth. “Researchers have created complex gum tissue and bone structures in the lab, using 3D bio-printing. The printed tissue has already been transplanted successfully into animals, and could be used by dentists to replace missing teeth and bone in human patients within two years. The pioneering work … Continue Reading

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Improving Gum Health

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The health and strength of your teeth is important for your dental health and overall health. The foundation of all teeth is your gums so ensuring they are as healthy as they can be is very important. You’ve been informed by your Ottawa dentist about the importance of flossing regularly to improve your gums, but are you doing it? When you don’t maintain your gum health you may need to have to go through the process of having teeth extracted. 30 to 35 percent of extractions are caused by periodontitis, which is gum disease. She said healthy, supporting tissues in the mouth can be eaten away; teeth can either fall out or need to be extracted. Periodontal disease (gum disease) is caused by plaque, which, according to Gentile, … Continue Reading

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Informed Parents means Healthier Kids

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Being a parent means constantly staying updated on the latest information regarding the health of children. The world moves at such a fast pace it can be difficult to keep up with the right way to ensure the best health and safety of your children. Knowing the right information to trust can also be another obstacle. The key is to always do thorough research and then you can make a more solid decision. When it comes to oral hygiene and your children dealing with pain associated with their teeth and gums, there are a few things that parents should know in order to keep the mouthes of their children as healthy and pain free as possible. “Pain can indicate a serious problem An untreated cavity can cause severe … Continue Reading

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Dental Health for Everyone

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If it seems that the idea of proper and regular dental maintenance is something we stress heavily, you are indeed correct! At the risk of sounding redundant, our mission is to ensure that everyone knows the value of regular brushing, flossing, rinsing and how practicing the proper techniques when doing so. Making sure to regularly visit your Aylmer dentist for check ups and cleanings is also very important and to the benefit of the individual. Creating awareness is where we start, but actions help make things happen. Unfortunately there are particular groups that are sometimes at a disadvantage when it comes to receiving the best dental care. Fortunately however, there are programs in place that are taking action to make those problems a thing of the past. “The … Continue Reading

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