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What Goes On During a Checkup

Most people know the importance of maintaining their dental hygiene; regular brushing, flossing, rinsing and visits to their dental professional are key, but do they really understand what that visit to the dentist entails? The following is a breakdown of what a standard dental examination visit represents: ‘Review of dental records, medical history and past X-rays Your dentist keeps detailed records of your dental health. If you move to a new community or change your dentist for another reason, make sure a copy of your records are transferred to your new dentist without delay. Your request for this must be writing and your dentist may charge a reasonable fee for copying your records including x-rays. Overall examination Dentists don’t just check your teeth; they also check your gums, … Continue Reading

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Naturally Stronger Teeth

The key to a bright and healthy smile are clean and strong teeth, which are achieved and maintained through regular brushing, flossing, rinsing and visits to your Aylmer dental professional for cleanings and thorough examinations. In addition to this, certain research has hinted towards a natural method of strengthening the enamel of teeth. “Experts at the University of Illinois’ Chicago College of Dentistry, USA, found that grape seed extract can help to strengthen the tissue behind a tooth’s enamel. The scientist claims that the breakthrough could prevent patients from needing fillings, and also boost the strength of the fillings themselves. Dr Rob Wain, UK dentist, said the study could give people the best chance yet of keeping their teeth for life.Now the new study’s lead author Ana Bedran-Russo, … Continue Reading

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Choosing The Right Toothbrush

Oral care is very important to help stay healthy and avoid unwanted cavities and germs in our mouth. So how do you know which toothbrush is the right one for you, your teeth, and your gums? From soft, medium, to hard and from so many different shapes and sizes, choosing the right toothbrush for your oral care can be puzzling at times. Here are a few things to look for when choosing the right toothbrush for you: * Most dental professionals agree that using a soft toothbrush is the best and safest brush to use for removing plaque and debris from your teeth, gums, tongue, and mouth. * Choosing a brush with a small head is also preferable among most dental professionals, since they are able to access … Continue Reading

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Identifying Mouth Pain

No one likes pain, especially when it comes to the mouth. Teeth and gums are key elements of this part of the body and being able to identify pain in this area can help with remedying the issue or at the very least learning how to minimize the amount of pain being felt. Not all pain is created equal; the better one can understand what the pain is, the faster and more effectively it can be taken care of. The following are some of the different types of pain which gums and teeth can experience: “Achy tooth pain A throbbing or achy tooth pain may be nothing if it only last a day or two, but pain that lasts for more than a week may be a sign … Continue Reading

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Patient Education

Knowledge is power! The more someone knows about a given topic, the more likely they are to make better decisions regarding said topic. Maintaining the integrity of teeth and gums is no different. ‘The link between oral infections and other diseases in the body is becoming well documented and accepted within the health care community. It underscores the importance of good oral hygiene and the role dental hygienists play in preventing oral disease.’ (source: odha.on.ca) Here at Aylmer Dentistry your Aylmer dental professional, we believe in empowering our clients by offering as much information as possible. Our patient education resource offers information on a range of our products, services and different procedures. To learn more request a consultation today!

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Bad Habits & Dental Health

We are all creatures of habit and routine, but in being mindful of how these particular habits can affect us, it becomes easier to make choices aimed at improving the quality of life. When it comes to dental health, there may be things that you are doing every day that could be negatively impacting your teeth and gums. Here are a few important things to keep in mind: ‘ If we don’t breathe correctly we could be susceptible to tooth grinding and sleep apnea The mouth is the start of the respiratory system, therefore the shape of your upper and lower jaw, the position of the tongue and way the muscles around the lips and cheeks work affects the quality of your breathing and sleeping. For optimal health and … Continue Reading

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Sedation & Optimized Dental Comfort

At Aylmer Dentistry we aim to provide our patients with the most comfortable environment possible before and during the examination process. However, it is during the exam where comfort and relaxation are the most important and we are proud to be able to offer different sedation options for patients who need it. ‘Often the dental office is a source of anxiety for our patients … even under the best of circumstances. When confronted with the need for a surgical procedure, the level of anxiety may increase substantially, to a point where the patient may neglect to undergo treatment and ultimately compromise their oral health. Conscious sedation dentistry is a most welcome option for patients in this situation visiting our Gatineau clinic. Conscious sedation is a technique to diminish … Continue Reading

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Potential Effects of Mouth Inflammation

Maintaining the best health is something that everyone should do; whether that means eating a more balanced diet, exercising and being mindful of things you do (and don’t do) or all of the above, this is how one will be able to live a better life. When it comes to dental health in particular, be mindful of your teeth and gums, and anything that may seem out of the ordinary. If inflammation is every noticed, make sure to visit your dental professional as soon as possible. “Women with gum disease are 14% more likely to develop cancer than those with healthy teeth and gums, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. The link appears to be strongest for esophageal cancer, but associations were also … Continue Reading

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Sensitive Teeth

Your teeth are very important; they are the front line (literally) when it comes to food and beverage consumption. Since all teeth are not created equal, the amount of sensitivity a person can experience with their teeth can vary, but a recent discovery may change things moving forward for everyone. ‘According to a report in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interface, researchers in China may have discovered a better way to take the sting out of sensitive teeth using an extract from green tea — and it may prevent cavities to boot.“Sensitivity occurs when the teeth enamel gets thinner, exposing the underlying surface, the dentin,” Wenyuan Shi, professor and chair of oral biology at UCLA School of Dentistry, who was not involved in the study, tells Yahoo Beauty. Dentin contains … Continue Reading

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How to Protect Your Teeth

Achieving and maintaining the integrity of your teeth and gums is important, and is a topic that we frequently discuss due to our passion for dental health. Since humans are creatures of habit, it’s important to establish routines that promote healthy practices, and it all starts with being educated the right way from the beginning. Here are some elements to be mindful of in order to facilitate your healthiest smile possible: “Doing it wrong Back and forth, left to right: it’s how we were all taught to brush our teeth. In fact, the correct way to clean is to work from the gum downward. Place the head of the toothbrush at a 45 degree angle at the gum-line and using circular up-and-down motions, gently stroke the teeth rather … Continue Reading

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