Articles posted by Dr. Allan Hawryluk

Dental First Aid Kit

Emergencies happen at any time and place, and dental emergencies are no exception. While it is normal for everyone to have first aid kit (bandages, ice packs, antiseptics and the more common medicines) for medical emergencies, not many people pay attention to preparing a dental first aid kit. What will you do if your tooth

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What You Need To Know About Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer, for those who are not aware, accounts for an estimated 4% of all cancers diagnosed and is the sixth most common cancer in the country today. Oral cancer is diagnosed mostly in male patients over the age of 45 years. It’s twice as likely to be diagnosed in men as in women. And

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Fixed vs. Removable Bridges

There are many factors to be considered when making a decision over having a fixed bridge or a removable bridge. Ultimately, it is the dentist’s evaluation of your remaining teeth, gum tissue, bone, lip and cheek support that will determine the appropriate option for you. As a general rule, patients who have lost all their

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Understanding the Significance of Dental Implants

Technological advancement in the field of dental science has allowed millions of people to benefit from dental implants. For many years in the past, millions of people did not have the treatment that would provide alternative tooth that is almost like the natural and original tooth. With dental implants, which have gained considerable popularity across

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Understanding General Anesthesia and Deep Sedation in Dentistry

An important and necessary part of dental practice is the administration of local and general anesthesia and intravenous sedation. The safe and effective use of such modalities is promoted by all dental organizations all over the world through the appropriately educated trained dentist. Dental patients should be made to understand what general anesthesia is and how

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Amalgam or Composite Filling

St. Lawrence Dentistry believes it is important for our patients to be aware of the available choices of dental fillings and understand the pros and cons of each type of material. Dental amalgam used to be the mainstay filling material of choice. However, it’s used has greatly declined in North America. Patients now have a

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Importance of Dental Fillings

Tooth enamel is damaged due to poor oral health and hygiene. The enamel is the white strong part of the tooth, with plaque buildup, decay can affect even the hardest tooth with holes developing on the teeth over time. These holes are cavities and they make the teeth more sensitive to cold or heat causing

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Available Treatment for Sensitive Teeth

Have you experience a certain time wherein you suddenly feel a tingling sensation after drinking a cold lemonade or sipping your hot cup of coffee? This could be a sign of having sensitive teeth. Teeth sensitivity might have been develop for two reasons – receding gum lines or eroding enamel. The tooth enamel and the

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