Dental night guards protect their teeth from wearing down due to clenching or grinding. This condition, referred to as bruxism, affects 50-95% of the adult population and is activated by chewing. Some experts believe it is caused by stress and anxiety. If your dentist has recommended a night guard and you are wondering which one is right for you, we’ve got you covered. This post by experts at a leading dental office in Brampton explains things you need to know about night guards.
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Most parents are under the impression that a family dentist can treat their children. While there might not be anything inherently wrong with that, there are certain distinct advantages taking them to a pediatric dentist provides. Children have unique psychological and physical needs which are very different from adults. Pediatric dentists have extensive training in handling the emotional and special health-related needs of children. If you’re having a hard time choosing a primary dentist for your Read more [...]
Pericoronitis is an inflammation of the gum tissue around the crown portion of a tooth. It usually affects the third or lower molar (wisdom tooth) where gum tissue covers the chewing surface of the tooth. This dental disorder can be either acute or chronic. If it is acute, then there can be mild persistent inflammation around the affected area. For chronic pericoronitis, you can experience fever, swelling and pain that can lead to infection.
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Are you suffering from a toothache but can’t determine why? If so, then this blog-post is meant for you. We understand that pain can make you miserable, especially when nothing seems to soothe the ache. There are moments when problems with your teeth may impact your daily activities. This article lists nine common reasons you may be experiencing discomfort with your teeth so you can take action.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
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As individuals age, it becomes harder to maintain oral health. Like skin, hair and bones, our teeth weaken with age which can lead to tooth loss. However, it isn’t just our age which causes this. Not brushing and flossing properly and consuming the wrong kinds of foods can lead to oral health issues such as possible loss of a tooth or teeth or even decay.
A dental bridge is used to fill a gap which is created by one or more missing teeth. It consists of two or more crowns fitted to the teeth Read more [...]
A dentist may decide to extract your tooth when all the other options of saving it have been exhausted. He/She will examine the affected tooth and suggest a dental x-ray to be taken, if necessary. This will help him/her understand the extent of the dental injury or tooth decay. Though it may seem like an extreme solution to a problem, it is a fairly common procedure with nothing to worry about. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most common reasons for a tooth extraction.
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Pregnancy is a time full of changes for a woman’s body. Being a physical part of a mother’s body, the baby is affected by these changes as well. That’s why it’s important to pay extra attention to your oral health while pregnant. Apart from being more susceptible to various periodontal diseases, any pre-existing oral disease can grow much more severe when you’re expecting. In this blog post, we will answer some common questions about oral health and pregnancy.
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Oral Leukoplakia is a condition that occurs when there’s a chronic irritation of the oral mucous membranes. It’s a benign or non-cancerous condition but some forms of oral Leukoplakia may show signs of cancer. Although more commonly seen in senior adults, oral Leukoplakia can occur among people belonging to any age group.
In today’s blog post, we’ll discuss oral Leukoplakia and how it can affect your dental health. We’ll also explore its causes, symptoms, and treatment procedures.
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When the gum tissues surrounding the crown area of a tooth become inflamed and infected, this is known as Pericoronitis. It usually affects the wisdom teeth or the third molars (the final set of molars) that erupt during the late teens or early twenties. In today’s post, we’ll discuss what is pericoronitis, its causes, symptoms, and treatment.
The Causes of Pericoronitis
One of the main causes of this dental infection is the accumulation of bacteria in a partially erupted wisdom tooth. When Read more [...]