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7 Foods for a Healthy Smile

7 Foods for a Healthy Smile

 Good nutrition is the foundation for a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile.  Even if you brush and floss faithfully, the foods you put in your body offer added protection against plaque formation, tooth decay, and gingivitis.  And when you do give in to those...

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10 Tips for Healthier Holidays

10 Tips for Healthier Holidays

The holiday season is already upon us.  Along with our preparations and festivities, now is a great time to plan ahead to ward off illness that could put a damper on our holiday cheer. As we prepare for the holidays, we often think about favorite foods we will eat...

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Learning About Oral Cancer

Oral Cancer Is Common Oral Cancer is the thirteenth most common cancer in Canada and among the twenty most common cancers worldwide. It is also one of the most easily preventable. Around 640,000 people worldwide - 40,000 in the United States alone – are diagnosed with...

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Dental Decay Through Poor Pacifier Cleaning

Dental Decay Through Poor Pacifier Cleaning

All parents want to protect their kids, but this natural instinct can end up putting the child at even greater risk if the parent does not follow proper hygiene guidelines. A warning issued recently by the American Dental Association has pointed out the risks of...

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6 Ways To Go Green This Christmas Season

6 Ways To Go Green This Christmas Season

Christmas can be quite a wasteful holiday if you think about it. Not only are you creating a lot of trash with the amount of food you are making for the holidays as well as the gifts that you are wrapping, you're probably wasting a lot of energy on those Christmas...

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Top Tips to Overcome Dental Fears

Top Tips to Overcome Dental Fears

Experiencing anxiety before going to see the dentist is a common problem that often stops people from making dental appointments. This type of issue can keep people away from the dentist for years at a time, leading to severe tooth decay, gum disease, bacterial...

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How VELscope Can Help Detect Early Stages of Oral Cancer

How VELscope Can Help Detect Early Stages of Oral Cancer

Modern technology has given today’s dentists a useful tool that can help them detect oral diseases such as cancer and pre-cancer lesions. An innovative hand-held device, VELscope detects cancer in dental patients, identifying mucosal abnormalities in their early...

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Your Kids and the Dentist

Your Kids and the Dentist

Working carefully and compassionately with children in a dental office is very important since we don’t want them to have a bad experience and become resistant to future dental visits. From a child's point of view, a trip to the dentist can be a scary event - lying on...

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Your Kids and the Dentist

How to find the right dentist for you

Finding a dentist who you feel comfortable with can be a tricky and time-consuming process. However, finding a dentist that you trust to look after the dental health of you and your family is worth the search. Here are a few tips on what to look for when searching for...

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How Come My Teeth Are Yellow Even Though I Brush Them?

How Come My Teeth Are Yellow Even Though I Brush Them?

Most people associate yellow teeth with a failure to stick to a routine of daily brushing. However, even those who believe that they practice good dental hygiene may find themselves with yellow teeth and wonder what is causing the unsightly discolouration. Habits Even...

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