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Keeping Your Mouth Healthy

April is ‘National Oral Health Month’! Taking proper care of your teeth is something that should be done all year through but sometimes people may lack the guidance and proper technique to ensure that they are on the right oral health path. Here are some tips which will help to keep your mouth looking and feeling healthy: “Floss Flossing fosters healthier teeth and gums. But like brushing, there’s a right and wrong way because flaws in your flossing can cause friction and damage the gum line. Wrap about a foot of floss around your index fingers, keeping about two inches between your fingers to work with. Unroll a fresh section of floss for each tooth, and keep the floss tight against the tooth to break up plaque while … Continue Reading

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Stained Teeth: What they Mean, and How to Prevent Them

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No teeth are created equal; what they’re made up of is the same, but how they develop in mouths can differ (hence the reason why people may need braces or even surgery to correct issues at times). The appearance of teeth can also differ because of a multitude of factors, including genetics, lack of proper regular maintenance and what you eat/drink. Prevention is always better than a cure and there are some great ways to help prevent stained teeth from occurring in the first place (or at least minimize the amount of staining): “It’s fairly simple to prevent stained teeth by making a few lifestyle changes. Coffee drinkers and especially smokers should consider cutting back or quitting all together. Also follow a meal with a glass of water … 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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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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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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Maintaining Dental Health during Illness

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Serious bodily illnesses are not something anyone ever wants to think about or deal with but they are sometimes a reality that we have to face. Whether an individual or a loved one is touched by an illness, the effects go beyond just that person or their immediate family. Being able to take care of some regular daily activities can become more difficult when facing an illness and they become that much more important to do as well due to the fact that the body is in a more vulnerable state. Dental health especially is something that is important to maintain and during an illness such as cancer. Here are some important things to consider: “• Medication: There are specific medications that can ease discomfort and prevent sores … Continue Reading

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Calming Dental Anxiety

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Going to the dentist is something that people have varying feelings about. Although everyone knows that it is in their best interest to go, it doesn’t make actually going any easier. Firstly is the issue of scheduling; we lead busy and hectic lives and sometimes trying to fit in a dental appointment is a difficult thing to do. Many dental offices have taken this into consideration and have made work hours that are flexible enough to accommodate the busy lives of people (either opening very early so people can get a check-up and a cleaning before work, or staying open late and on weekends so it can be done afterwards). The second thing that may keep people from the dentist’ chair is actually being afraid of going in … Continue Reading

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A Smile is Worth a Thousand Words; Let Your Dentist Be Your Pen

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A smile is your best calling card. People can always tell the difference between a fake smile and a real one. But what if you’re smiling for real on the inside but you’re holding back because of your teeth. Sounds like you? It’s time to visit a dentist for teeth whitening. You might be wondering why you should go to a dentist when there are many teeth whitening solutions that can be purchased over the counter and applied at home. It’s true, you don’t have to go see a dentist but doing it yourself is a lot more work and less effective. It takes several applications over the span of a week or more for the initial results and it’s also harder to maintain, requiring even more frequent … Continue Reading

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