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Sleep Apnea – How Your Dentist Can Help

Sleep Apnea – How Your Dentist Can Help

Approximately 858,900 Canadian adults have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, according to the most recent Canadian Community Health Survey. In addition, more than one-quarter of Canadian adults say they have symptoms and risk factors that put them at a higher risk of having sleep apnea or developing the condition in the future. You’ve probably heard a sleep clinic can help you get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan while a doctor can help you lose weight to minimise symptoms. However, you may not realise your dentist can also help ease sleep apnea.

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DIY Braces – 6 Reasons You Should Leave it to the Professionals

DIY Braces – 6 Reasons You Should Leave it to the Professionals

DIY braces and at-home teeth straightening kits are popping up all over the internet, promising dentist-quality results at a fraction of the price. Unfortunately, things that sound too good to be true often are. In fact, DIY solutions can be downright dangerous, causing even more damage to your teeth in the long run. We break down common types of DIY braces and explore the reasons you should leave quality dental work to the professionals.

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Remineralizing Your Teeth’s Enamel

Remineralizing Your Teeth’s Enamel

If you’ve had issues with your teeth that involve weakening, white spots, or numerous cavities, one of the key causes could be demineralized enamel. To understand what demineralization is and how to remineralize in order to address the problem, take a look at this guide. You’ll understand that demineralization is not actually damage to tooth enamel – but it is the first sign that such damage may be coming soon, among other problems. Fortunately, demineralization can be stopped, and your teeth can remain protected.

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How Fillings Have Changed

How Fillings Have Changed

Dental fillings, also known as dental restoration, is a common procedure that many people have acquired at least once in their lives. However, if it’s been a while since you last had a filling done, or have never needed one for many years, you may be surprised at the new options available. Read on to see how fillings used to be, as well as what’s available today.

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Dental Appliances – What are they?

Dental Appliances – What are they?

Dental appliances are common parts of dentistry and orthodontics. A dental appliance refers to any device that helps with your treatment plan for you. These appliances can be permanent or removable. They help to repair damaged teeth, straighten crooked teeth, and replace missing teeth. Dental appliances are fitted to your mouth specifically to give you the best outcome from your orthodontic care.

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What To Do When You Have a Dental Emergency While Travelling

What To Do When You Have a Dental Emergency While Travelling

It’s important that you prepare, as best you can, for every possible situation while traveling. Dealing with a toothache abroad, however, can be a bit challenging. What exactly counts as a dental emergency? When do you need to call a dentist, and which office should you visit? Here’s what you need to do if you have a dental emergency while traveling.

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Top Parenting Hacks to Raising Kids With Good Oral Habits

Top Parenting Hacks to Raising Kids With Good Oral Habits

Whether you just can’t seem to get your children to follow a healthy brushing routine or you’re constantly running out of supplies, raising kids to have good oral habits can feel like an uphill battle. But, you can make life easier by developing and sticking to a dental schedule for your children and learning the most effective ways to teach good dental behavior. Try these parenting hacks to teach your kids how to care for their teeth and why it’s so important.

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How Winter Weather Can Cause Toothaches and Sensitivity

How Winter Weather Can Cause Toothaches and Sensitivity

Do your teeth ever hurt when you eat something hot or cold? When tooth enamel wears down or the gums recede, it exposes a layer of your teeth that is very sensitive to temperature changes. If something too hot or too cold touches this part of your mouth, you’ll feel some pain.

But you aren’t just at risk for this type of discomfort because of your diet. During the winter, your teeth contract in response to intense cold weather. This can lead to cracks in your teeth and cause the same type of pain that you experience when you bite into ice cream. Take a look at how the cold can affect your teeth, how this relates to winter weather, and what you can do to fix aches and sensitive teeth or nerves.

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Learn About Dental Sedation

Learn About Dental Sedation

When people have anxiety about pain or about the dentist in general, they often opt for what is sometimes called sleep dentistry. The different styles of dental sedation are what make sleep dentistry possible, although not all sedation dentistry involves actual sleep, but some do. Find out about the options, then talk with your dentist about the right dental sedation for your next procedure.

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