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Stuck At Home? Here Are 3 Ways to Avoid Dental Emergencies!

April 12, 2020

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A woman learning how to avoid dental emergencies at home.

Due to COVID-19, public health officials are advising everyone to stay at home as much as possible. Avoiding unnecessary errands works to prevent the spread of the virus and is essential during a pandemic. However, you’ll also want to be more mindful of your oral health since dental practices are not currently seeing patients for non-essential care. While they are willing to see patients experiencing dental emergencies, it’s always better to prevent them in the first place. To avoid dental emergencies, keep these three tips in mind.

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How COVID-19 is Changing the Rules for Dental Emergencies

March 21, 2020

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a young woman with  blonde hair holding her cheek in pain while listening to a dentist With the spread of COVID-19, social distancing and self-isolation are becoming more commonly used phrases. Masks and gloves are now a normal part of a person’s attire, and going to the movies or out to eat are being replaced with board games and at-home cooking. With this infectious disease changing the way we work and interact, it’s no surprise it is also impacting how we receive care at our local dental office. Because so many oral healthcare professionals are currently only seeing emergency patients, how do you know if what you are experiencing is an actual crisis? Let an emergency dentist in Brampton explain what you need to know to protect your smile.

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What Should I Expect to Happen at My First Dental Visit?

February 10, 2020

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young man smiling sitting in chair after dental visitIf you’re looking to maintain excellent oral health, then it’s a must to make a dental visit a priority. By being proactive and partnering with a local specialist, you can keep the constant threat of oral bacteria and plaque growth at bay. These appointments also serve as educational opportunities, but what all should you expect to happen while you’re there? To find out how a preventive visit works, continue reading.

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Chewing Gum: The Secret to Improved Dental Health

January 27, 2020

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person blowing a bubble and laughingAccording to the Simmons National Consumer Survey, about 165 million North Americans chewed gum in 2019. Little did they know that they were doing their teeth and gums a massive favor, especially when they purchased gum that was sugar-free. If you can’t go a day or two without breaking out a piece of chewing gum, your addiction is doing you more good than harm (yes, you heard that correctly). Read on to learn how, unlike most candy, chewing gum can do wonders for your dental care in Brampton. (more…)

When Should You Head to the Hospital for a Dental Emergency?

January 15, 2020

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woman holding jaw in painAny type of dental emergency that occurs should be taken seriously. However, not all forms of trauma are the same. While some can be stabilized at home until your emergency dentist in Brampton can examine you, there are other situations that require you to head to your local emergency room immediately. So you won’t be left to guess, read on to discover what the difference is between the two types of dental trauma so you can get the help you need.

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Healthy Teeth for the Holidays: How to Navigate Parties and Gatherings

December 21, 2019

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Holiday party-goers with beautiful teethIt’s the end of the year and the season for holiday parties and family gatherings! It’s the perfect time to catch up with old friends, meet up with family, and spend time with your loved ones. Unfortunately, this season of get-togethers is the worst time of year for your oral health. Crazy schedules, constant snacking, sugary treats everywhere, and even wrapping paper are all bad news for your dental well-being and can sometimes even cause a dental emergency. So how can you keep your teeth happy and healthy while still enjoying all the festivities? The best way is to see your dentist before all the parties to prevent problems before they start.  After that, you can follow these tips from your Brampton dentist to protect your dental health while you enjoy gatherings all season long!

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Do You Always Get Cavities? You Might Be Cavity Prone to Tooth Decay

December 7, 2019

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Confused woman with cavityDoes it feel like you get more cavities than you should? Do you brush for a full two minutes twice a day, floss regularly, and use mouthwash, but still end up with one or two every time you see your dentist? It can be particularly irritating if you have a friend or family member who doesn’t have great dental habits like you, and yet they seem to get fewer cavities! If this sounds familiar, you may be more prone to tooth decay than others. Answer the following questions to see what might be increasing your chances of getting a cavity, and what you can do about it!

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Use Your 2019 Dental Insurance Benefits Before They Expire in January!

November 25, 2019

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person being the 1 in 2019

The instant that 2019 becomes 2020, more than 100 billion dollars in dental insurance benefits will be lost. This is a fact that affects millions of people every year, but is hardly known. To make sure you don’t contribute to this statistic, let’s talk about how you can avoid losing money in dental insurance benefits before 2020.

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5 Common Pregnancy-Related Dental Problems

November 22, 2019

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pregnant womanThroughout your life, your oral health needs change for various reasons, like age. One of the biggest moments that can affect your smile is pregnancy. While you wait for your little bundle of joy to arrive, your family dentist in Brampton recommends you stay proactive about your oral health. Here are 5 common pregnancy-related dental problems you can avoid by keeping your smile a top priority.
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What Does Vaping Do to Your Teeth?

October 22, 2019

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VapingPretty much everyone knows how bad smoking tobacco is for your mouth (as well as your body in general). Not only does it increase your risk for gum disease, but it can even lead to oral cancer. However, some people think e-cigarettes might be a more tooth-friendly alternative. Unfortunately, your dentist in Brampton can tell you that this is not the case; even without any tobacco, vaping can have a devastating effect on your smile.

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