Dental Health

Foods that can stain and weaken teeth

Some of your favorite foods could be affecting your smile, and it’s not just red wine and coffee you have to consume with caution. White wine, Green tea, and even fruit can negatively affect your smile. Teeth appear smooth on the surface. However, the enamel has microscopic depressions, which can stain. This uneven surface tends

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Spotlight: Atypical Odontalgia and Sinusitis

In dentistry, several sources of dental discomfort are unrelated to a tooth being infected or inflamed. This article spotlights two of these: atypical odontalgia and sinusitis. We have defined the words marked in (*) at the end of the article. Atypical odontalgia is tooth pain without an identifiable cause. It is also called as “persistent

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Smoking Cessation

You probably know many people who smoke are aware of some harmful effects. Smoking is widespread in society and has been part of human history for thousands of years. Although smoking’s history is abundant and embedded in many cultures, North America is at the point where it is finally on the decline. Part of the

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Changing the Jaws Vertical Dimension

The lower jaw is a horseshoe-shaped bone balanced in space by two joints, which communicate in the skull’s related sockets. During aging, or in some cases following particular disturbing circumstances, the vertical association between the jaws diminishes, and an “over closed bite” is the outcome. There is a decrease in the “roof” of the mouth.

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Fluoride Varnish offers benefits to Dental Health

Fluoride varnish is a concentrated suspension of fluoride put on teeth, by St. Lawrence Dentistry, as a type of “topical fluoride treatment”. It is not a permanent coat on the teeth, but it can adhere to the tooth surface for several hours due to its sticky nature. More importantly, teeth absorb the varnish, and it

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Plant and food derived anti cavity agents

St. Lawrence Dentistry offers several modern ways of treating dental cavities. However, it is, of course, better to try and prevent them in the first place. Food and drink modifications can help control the incidence of dental decay. For example, some foods prolong the teeth exposure to acids, and when you couple that with sugary

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Pain Relievers in Dentistry: An Overview

St. Lawrence Dentistry performs dental procedures gently and conservatively. We make every effort to minimize the use of pain medications. However, sometimes they are indicated, and they can be very effective. Pain medications have changed markedly in the past decades in that “codeine” has been replaced with Ibuprofen as the chief pain analgesic agent at

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Is Alzheimers disease linked to Gum disease?

St. Lawrence Dentistry is fortunate to have many senior patients, and we strive to do our small part in helping them maintain and elevate their health. With advanced age comes some challenges, and Alzheimer’s disease is one of them. Research keeps evolving, and a landmark study suggests a link between mouth bacteria and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Many people have dental phobias, which prevents them from getting the treatment they may need. About 13% of people experience dental fears. St. Lawrence Dentistry encourages you to open up about any dental anxiety you have so we can make your visit to our office the best possible and get any work you need to

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