Articles posted by Dr. Allan Hawryluk

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Tooth Reshaping

If you have minor dental imperfections, slightly overlapping or irregularly shaped teeth, or excessively pointed cuspid teeth, you may want to visit St. Lawrence Dentistry for tooth reshaping. This cosmetic dental procedure deals with subtle changes to the teeth that could make a big difference in a person’s overall appearance and self-confidence. Tooth reshaping removes

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The Type of Mouthwash You Use Matters

Mouthwashes are liquid rinses. Many types of mouthwash are available over the counter and by dentists scripts, with various active components that aid in managing oral hygiene. Bacteria in the mouth cause cavities, gum inflammation, bone loss, and bad breath. Therefore, effective biofilm control is critical. There are two broad types of mouthwash products: cosmetic

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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, and 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.

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Dental Recession: A Treatable Condition

Dental Recession is a common treatable condition often seen at St. Lawrence Dentistry. In health, the gum (gingival) margin typically extends about 1mm above the “cementoenamel junction” or “CEJ”. It is a slightly visible anatomical border identified on a tooth. The CEJ is where the enamel, which covers the anatomical crown of a tooth, and

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Ensuring Great Strength Of Zirconia Crowns

A crown or “cap” covers a tooth or a dental implant. Dr. Hawryluk recommends crowns to support broken, weak, or misshapen teeth. One of the main dental crowns made at St. Lawrence Dentistry is the zirconia crown. They have quickly become one of the most requested dental crowns for good reasons. Zirconium dioxide, a white

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Sleep Patterns can influence Dental Health

Sleep is a recurring state of mind distinguished by altered consciousness, inhibited sensory activity, reduced muscle activity, and inhibition of almost all voluntary muscles during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, and fewer interactions with surroundings. We will discuss sleep deprivation and how it’s impossible to enjoy optimal dental and overall health when you are a

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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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