Articles posted by Dr. Allan Hawryluk

Seven Tips for Taking Care of Your Dentures

Whether you have complete dentures, or partial dentures, you should be aware that, just like real teeth, these need to be taken care of for them to last. Caring for your dentures will help prolong their lifespans and it’ll help save you money as well since you won’t need to have them replaced sooner than

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Cosmetic Dental Procedures: Are They For You?

Vanity for your teeth can come in many shapes and sizes. Apart from making your pearly whites look amazing, cosmetic dentistry can give a person’s teeth the much needed reconstruction commonly associated with dental problems. However, cosmetic dental procedures are not without their own sets of pitfalls that you should be on the aware of.

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Five Tips for Dealing with Sensitive Teeth

Do you find yourself experiencing pain when drinking hot or cold beverages? Do your teeth tingle when you eat sweet, sour, or acidic foods? If you do, then chances are you have sensitive teeth. The pain that usually manifests itself when this happens is sharp, shooting and can be felt down to the nerves. It’s

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Electric Toothbrushes: Do I Really Need Them?

Manual or electric – this is a common dilemma people usually encounter when choosing what type of toothbrush to use for cleaning their teeth. While the effectiveness of an electric toothbrush has been put under the spotlight, it definitely has its own set of pros and cons that one should consider. Here are a few

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What to Look for When Choosing a Dentist

Looking for the right dentist can definitely be a challenge at times. There are many things that can stick to the back of your mind and cause you some unwanted anxiety. Is this person properly certified to take care of my problems? Will this dentist be attentive to my specific dental needs? How much will

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Braces: Do I Really Need Them?

Getting braces is a major mental hurdle that people have some difficulty in overcoming. Whether they’re apprehensive with the actual procedure or just not sure if their teeth need them, making a decision can lead to some possible mishaps down the road if you’re walking into it uninformed. A simple way to work things out

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Uncovering The Facts of Dry Socket

For many people, tooth extraction is something they would want to avoid as much as possible. Not only because of the painful discomfort before the anesthetic is applied, but also because of the pain that lingers after the effects of the anesthetic has faded out. Good thing, painkillers can help alleviate the pain after tooth

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Common Tongue Problems and Their Remedies

Used for tasting, chewing and swallowing food, a person’s tongue is an organ made up of muscles, attached to the mouth’s floor. Papillae are small bumps that cover the top of the tongue. Most of a person’s taste buds sit on those papillae. A healthy tongue is one that is pink and moist with thin

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Tooth Loss and Ageing

Imagine looking at your toothless self in the mirror. It isn’t a pretty sight, is it? Many people think that as you age and grow older, losing your teeth is inevitable. While tooth loss is common, ending up toothless and wearing dentures is largely caused by your own doing. Tooth loss can be prevented but

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