Articles posted by Dr. Allan Hawryluk

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Antibiotic use in Dentistry

Note: We have defined terms marked in (*) in the glossary at the end of this article Antibiotics(*) are medicines that can kill or suppress harmful bacteria. St. Lawrence Dentistry takes the stewardship of antibiotic use very seriously, as overuse of these crucial medications can lead to resistance over time. Antibiotics can be “bactericidal” (destroy

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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. Finally, an “abutment” attaches to the implant, which holds an artificial tooth or dental crown in place. It is a wonderful treatment that can

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Crest Pro-Health VS Scope Mouthwashes: Questions Answered

Two well-known types of mouthwash made by Proctor and Gamble are Crest Pro-Health and Scope. Here we explore their similarities and differences. Does Crest Pro-Health Rinse discolor teeth Brown and Blue? Crest Pro-Health Rinse can contribute to transient, surface-level brown tooth discoloration – like all mouthwashes that effectively fight plaque and gingivitis. Tooth discoloration could

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What is Fluorosis, and How Do You Deal With It?

In Mississauga we are fortunate to have access to many cavity preventing products. Using fluoride on our teeth can help strengthen them and protect from dental decay. This is why most local water supplies have added fluoride. Fluoride is a cavity-preventing chemical with the most significant benefit when used at the right concentration. Therefore, the

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Dental Care for Pre-Teens (Ages 9-12)

With all the sugar in foods and a busy schedule, Pre-teens often create wear and tear on their dentition, causing apprehension for their caring parent(s). Mississauga children have much to contend with from their rigorous sports schedules and all their homework from our local schools. Hence, in their minds, care of their teeth can be

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The relationship between Saliva and pH

What is pH? The acronym pH stands for potential hydrogen. It describes a substance’s chemical acidity level vs. alkalinity level. The pH level of “14” is the highest alkalinity, and the pH level of “0” is the most elevated acidity. In the middle of the spectrum is pH “7”, the pH level for purified water.

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Fascinating Structures of the Mouth

The ecology of the mouth is fascinating and has specialized cells and organs critical to help maintain your well-being. Your mouth can be considered a gateway to the rest of you and the first line of protection for your immune system. Several mouth structures play a crucial function in your oral and physical health. Dr.

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Effectiveness, Charging, and Environmental Concerns of Electric Toothbrushes

Electric Brushes offer us a convenient and effective tool to help keep your teeth healthy. Here we investigate some of the most frequently asked questions we get at St Lawrence Dentistry about electric toothbrushes. Are Electric Brushes Effective? In 2014, a Cochrane investigation showed that electric toothbrushes eliminate more plaque and decrease gum inflammation (compared

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