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Things you should do to keep your gums healthy

When it comes to the health of your mouth, it’s not only about how straight your teeth are or how beautiful your smile is. You must not overlook your gums! Even if you don’t have cavities and have the best smile in town, you’re not immune to gum disease. Most people are unaware of anything…

Xerostomia: An irritating dry mouth syndrome

Saliva is required to maintain our mouths moist, clean, and digest food. It also protects the mouth from illness by regulating bacteria and fungus. When your mouth doesn’t produce enough saliva, you get a dry mouth known as xerostomia. Xerostomia is frequently caused by a side effect of certain drugs, ageing, or cancer radiation therapy….

Cavities: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Cavities, otherwise known as dental caries, are holes in teeth that form when acid erodes tooth enamel. People of all ages get cavities.  A cavity develops from unaddressed tooth decay. Holes develop over time because of factors that contribute to poor oral health, such as not brushing the teeth or eating a diet high in…

Things you can do about sensitive teeth

Tooth sensitivity is a common dental condition in which pain radiates from the nerve terminals of the tooth when it is exposed to cold, hot, or sweet foods. You can treat your sensitive teeth and improve your circumstances if you know what’s causing them. Your teeth’s enamel gets affected if you have sensitivity. For example:…

Diastema – Gap between teeth

Diastema is a condition where there is a visible gap between your teeth. It affects both children and adults. Any teeth can have a gap between them. However, the front teeth are more noticeable. When children’s permanent teeth erupt, this gap can sometimes close independently. It is only a cosmetic issue for some, but for…

Why Clear Aligners?

Clear aligners look like transparent moulds of your teeth and are used to straighten teeth just like traditional braces. They are usually made of elastic thermoplastic resin material to keep your teeth out of harm’s way.  Clear aligners create a gentle constant force on your teeth and push them to the required position over time….

TMJ disorder – Overview & Care Instructions

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) links your mandible (lower jaw) to your scalp. It is present on both head sides, directly above the ears and near the cheekbones. It lets the jaw expand and close, allowing for speech and eating. Temporomandibular disorder is a condition that affects the jaw muscles, joints, and nerves, resulting in chronic…

Flossing Tips from Downtown Dentist
Flossing: Myths & Facts

It is recommended to brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once. Despite this, some people choose not to floss for a variety of reasons that are actually myths. Here are some of the most popular flossing myths and real facts: Myth: You don’t need to floss if you use mouthwashFact: Mouthwash…

Root Canal Treatment in Toronto
Root Canal Treatment & Recovery

The root canal is one of the most popular treatments for repairing an infected or badly damaged tooth. When the nerve and pulp of a tooth become inflamed or infected from deep cavities, repeated dental procedures, large fillings, or cracks in the tooth, a root canal procedure is used to fix the tooth. The condition…

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