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Hydrogen Peroxide as an oral rinse

Mississauga residents have many choices for oral rinses. Hydrogen peroxide rinse is a gentle antiseptic used to ease minor mouth tenderness (e.g., attributable to canker/cold sores, gum inflammation, dentures, orthodontic appliances). Hydrogen peroxide was developed in 1818 by French chemist Louis Jacques Thénard (1777–1857), and dental practices have used it for nearly 100 years. It’s

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Face masks: What you need to know

It’s been a whirlwind since the pandemic emerged in March 2020. Many are overwhelmed by frequently changing information about the virus, variants, and vaccines. In the not-so-distant past, “respirators” and masks were worn mainly by those whose jobs mandated them – such as ours at St. Lawrence Dentistry. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, this changed,

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Options for Children’s toothpaste

Mississauga families have many toothpaste choices for their children and finding the right one for your child is critical to their overall oral health. Here we will outline the considerations you may wish to make when choosing the best toothpaste for your child. Deciding between a fluoride or non-fluoride-based toothpaste for your child. Adding Floride

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Hand Hygiene Updates in the Era of a Global Pandemic

One of the most crucial yet straightforward aspects of our routine at St. Lawrence Dentistry is hand hygiene. It is a fundamental health and safety measure we do to protect everyone against disease transmission. It is so simple and basic, yet often misunderstood as a method to prevent microorganisms’ spread. Our Mississauga dental office follows

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Bamboo Brushes: An Eco-Friendly Alternative

Bamboo toothbrushes are an easy way to make a positive impact on the world’s ecosphere. The environmental effects of plastic from regular toothbrushes are apparent, and alternatives are worth considering. What is a bamboo toothbrush? A  bamboo brush appears similar to any standard toothbrush you’ve used, but with one main difference. Instead of a plastic

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10 Most Trusted Toothpaste Brands

Many people get comfortable with a brand of toothpaste and use it for life. It could be a brand you remember as a child, and then you introduce it to your children- who carry on the family tradition. Few people research the differences between brands and find the ones that fit best with their oral

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Top 11 Foods that can Stain your Teeth

Maintaining a healthy white smile requires more than regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits. I t is important be mindful about what foods and drinks can stain our teeth. In general, foods and beverages with intense coloring can leave stains on teeth due to their chromogen content – a pigment-producing substance that can stick to

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Digital Dentistry Ensures Sterility and Safety

Due to the circumstances of Covid-19 in Canada, sterility protocols are even higher on everyone’s mind. New research has shed light on the real difference between the sterility of “digital” versus older “legacy” dental techniques.  A dental impression is a common dental procedure that takes a negative imprint on the mouth.  The imprint, in turn,

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Creating a Great Crown for your Dental Implant

A dental implant is a titanium screw implanted into your jawbone, which acts as an anchor for a tooth replacement. It can fuse to the bone in a process called osseointegration. An “abutment” attaches to the implant, which holds an artificial tooth or dental crown in place.  Our Mississauga dental office has practiced implant dentistry

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