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Numb Tongue and Other Worrying Sensations Following Dental Procedures

Numb Tongue and Other Worrying Sensations Following Dental Procedures

Dental procedures make many people feel uneasy. They worry not just about the procedure itself, but the potential for side effects. While most people recover without issue from their dental procedures, occasionally worrying sensations linger. Discover more about numb tongue and other problems some patients face after dental procedures.

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Seniors and Gum Disease: What You Need to Know in 2019

Seniors and Gum Disease: What You Need to Know in 2019

Gum disease is not at all uncommon. In fact, 70 per cent of Canadians will develop gum disease during their lifetime. While gum disease is more prevalent in older Canadians, this isn’t simply an unavoidable part of aging. There are many things that you can do to prevent and treat gum disease. Understanding gum disease and taking the proper precautions now will go a long way toward protecting your health.  Updated for 2019, read this newly updated and expanded blog to learn more.

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Diabetes and Your Oral Health

Diabetes and Your Oral Health

Diabetes is a condition that impacts your body’s ability to control blood glucose levels. If you have Type I diabetes, your body doesn’t produce enough insulin, which transports sugar from your blood to the body’s cells. If you have Type II diabetes, your body doesn’t respond to insulin as it should. In both cases, you’re more likely to have problems with your oral health.

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The Power of Smiling

The Power of Smiling

Smiling is often thought of as the result of a positive outlook or happy situation. While you are certainly more likely to smile when things are looking up, the power of your pearly whites can work in both directions. Sometimes, smiling will give you a boost of chemicals that can help produce positive emotions even when you’re not initially feeling them. A forced smile may seem counter-intuitive when you’re facing an unpleasant situation, but this could be just what you need to get through the hard times.

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Can Cold and Flu Remedies Impact Your Teeth?

Can Cold and Flu Remedies Impact Your Teeth?

Cold and flu season presents a wide range of challenges. You may face long, sleepless nights with a cough and challenging workdays with a stuffy head and running nose. There are a number of remedies you can try for these illnesses, but these aren’t without hazards of their own. Some of the solutions that are meant to improve your health could end up damaging your teeth. Learn what to watch for and how you can combat these hazards, so you can maintain dental health even as you’re fighting off that pesky bug.

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Best Practices for Dealing With Fear When You are Scared of the Dentist

Best Practices for Dealing With Fear When You are Scared of the Dentist

Are you afraid of the dentist? If so, you’re not alone. According to Stats Canada, around 40 percent of the population has a strong fear of the dentist. While very few people look forward to taking a seat in the dentist’s chair, some have a fear so paralyzing that it prevents them from getting the dental care they need. Without proper preventative cleanings, they eventually develop serious issues that lead to pain or lost teeth. Fortunately, you have several options available for dealing with a fear of the dentist so you can get the necessary care your mouth needs.

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