Dental Health

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Commonly Asked Questions about the Teeth

Most Frequent Questions at St. Lawrence Dentistry For a month we kept track of the most frequent dental questions our valued patients asked us. Like any part of the body, there are some issues or facts about teeth that are frequently inquired about. Here are the most recurring questions at our Mississauga Dental Office: What

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A healthy Soda for your Teeth and Body

Many people, including us at St. Lawrence Dentistry, love drinking sodas but are weary of their harmful effects. As you many be aware, soda is terrible for your teeth, its addictive, and loaded with sugar. One can of soda a day increases risk of heart attack by 20%. Diet Soda is no better and increases

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7 Myths and Facts About Root Canals

You may have heard a few stories about root canals, and these may leave many with unnecessary anxiety. Just the mere mention of this term causes some to shiver. Why did this particular procedure get classed as so scary to the layperson? Should you be scared of a root canal? To help you find out

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Caries/Cavities Dental Treatment

One area of focus at St. Lawrence Dentistry is the treatment of dental caries/cavities. Dental caries is the most common disease known to mankind (or people-kind). The primary etiology of cavities is dental plaque which is basically a collection of bacteria and is its food source. Cavities are the chief factor in tooth loss and

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Chao Pinhole Technique

Chao Pinhole Technique The Chao Pinhole Technique, also known as Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation was invented and patented by John Chao DDS. It is a scalpel free, graft free, suture free, minimally invasive procedure for correcting recession and saving teeth. Through a small hole made by a needle, specially designed instruments are used to loosen the

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Teething – Tooth Development of Your Child

While the baby is in the womb, the development of the primary teeth begins. The first buds of primary teeth will appear on the baby’s jaws at about five weeks’ gestation. By the time the baby is born, the baby has a full set of 20 primary teeth – 10 in the upper jaw, and

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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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The Importance of Taking Good Care of Your Gums

How many of us even bother about checking the health of our gums? This is a question that is likely to make many people wonder as well. People are more conscious about their teeth but not quite about their gums. And most people think or assume that gums are healthy that’s why they focus on

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Foods You Thought Healthy but Damage Teeth

As children, you were taught that candy and other sweet foods are bad for your teeth. You can’t have too much chocolate or sugary candy. And if you had, you need to brush your teeth after eating so that you don’t have toothache later on. In school, you were taught by the school dentist that

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