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Aspirin versus Ibuprofen: A Comparison

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Allan Hawryluk Jr. is a Mississauga-based dentist who has built a reputation for comprehensive dental care. Born and raised in Port Credit, he returned after completing his dental residency in 2003 at the University of Colorado, Denver Health Sciences Center. He feels privileged to serve the community and is committed to maintaining our clinic standards set by his late father - Dr. Allan R. Hawryluk (Sr).
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Aspirin and Ibuprofen are common medications used to treat dental pain. Both Aspirin and Ibuprofen are NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and work similarly by stopping the body’s manufacturing of prostaglandins (*), which relieves pain and inflammation (*). However, there are several distinctions between the two medications, and they are not interchangeable. Some main differences between

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Distinctions between Ibuprofen and Naproxen

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Allan Hawryluk Jr. is a Mississauga-based dentist who has built a reputation for comprehensive dental care. Born and raised in Port Credit, he returned after completing his dental residency in 2003 at the University of Colorado, Denver Health Sciences Center. He feels privileged to serve the community and is committed to maintaining our clinic standards set by his late father - Dr. Allan R. Hawryluk (Sr).
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Ibuprofen and naproxen are both common medications prescribed at St. Lawrence Dentistry. They have similarities, but subtle differences between them are essential to understand. For example, ibuprofen is short-acting (4-6 hours), while naproxen is long-acting (8 to 12 hours) and more likely to generate an upset stomach. Ibuprofen and naproxen are NSAIDs, so they are

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NSAIDs and Tylenol: A discussion

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Allan Hawryluk Jr. is a Mississauga-based dentist who has built a reputation for comprehensive dental care. Born and raised in Port Credit, he returned after completing his dental residency in 2003 at the University of Colorado, Denver Health Sciences Center. He feels privileged to serve the community and is committed to maintaining our clinic standards set by his late father - Dr. Allan R. Hawryluk (Sr).
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Tylenol and Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are analgesics (pain relievers). However, Tylenol is not an NSAID. These two drugs have different mechanisms of action in the body. NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are medications that target mainly three underlying processes: Analgesic (they decrease pain). Antipyretic (they reduce fever). Anti-inflammatory (they reduce inflammation). They do so by

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Understanding The Perception of Dental Pain

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Allan Hawryluk Jr. is a Mississauga-based dentist who has built a reputation for comprehensive dental care. Born and raised in Port Credit, he returned after completing his dental residency in 2003 at the University of Colorado, Denver Health Sciences Center. He feels privileged to serve the community and is committed to maintaining our clinic standards set by his late father - Dr. Allan R. Hawryluk (Sr).
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St. Lawrence Dentistry strives to minimize pain through non-invasive and conservative dentistry. However, one aspect of dentistry is pain management. Understanding the various classifications of pain means our doctors can treat dental conditions effectively. We have defined terms marked with a (*) in the glossary at the end of this article. Pain is a physiologic

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Everyday Habits that Damage the Teeth

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Allan Hawryluk Jr. is a Mississauga-based dentist who has built a reputation for comprehensive dental care. Born and raised in Port Credit, he returned after completing his dental residency in 2003 at the University of Colorado, Denver Health Sciences Center. He feels privileged to serve the community and is committed to maintaining our clinic standards set by his late father - Dr. Allan R. Hawryluk (Sr).
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St. Lawrence Dentistry wants to help in your goal of maintaining optimal oral health as this is one of the keys to overall wellbeing. Most of our Mississauga community know how important it is to regularly brush and floss. However, some other habits can be harmful and are easy to forget about and can impact

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Root End Procedures Can Save Teeth

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Allan Hawryluk Jr. is a Mississauga-based dentist who has built a reputation for comprehensive dental care. Born and raised in Port Credit, he returned after completing his dental residency in 2003 at the University of Colorado, Denver Health Sciences Center. He feels privileged to serve the community and is committed to maintaining our clinic standards set by his late father - Dr. Allan R. Hawryluk (Sr).
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Do you have a tooth that has already had root canal treatment and is still having issues? This tooth may be a candidate for a root end procedure or apical surgery. St. Lawrence Dentistry has saved many teeth through this beneficial technique. Root end procedure is an umbrella term for three separate procedures done in

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A Review of Dental Preventative Measures

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Allan Hawryluk Jr. is a Mississauga-based dentist who has built a reputation for comprehensive dental care. Born and raised in Port Credit, he returned after completing his dental residency in 2003 at the University of Colorado, Denver Health Sciences Center. He feels privileged to serve the community and is committed to maintaining our clinic standards set by his late father - Dr. Allan R. Hawryluk (Sr).
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St. Lawrence Dentistry feels prevention is crucial to excellent oral wellness. Tooth caries and gum infections are almost always avoidable. Some of the most valuable oral health services include fluoridated toothpaste, rinses, varnishes, and sealants. In addition, many Canadians have access to adequately fluoridated drinking water. Water fluoridation is proven to be effective and can

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Plant and food derived anti cavity agents

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Allan Hawryluk Jr. is a Mississauga-based dentist who has built a reputation for comprehensive dental care. Born and raised in Port Credit, he returned after completing his dental residency in 2003 at the University of Colorado, Denver Health Sciences Center. He feels privileged to serve the community and is committed to maintaining our clinic standards set by his late father - Dr. Allan R. Hawryluk (Sr).
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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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Benefits of Tongue Cleaners

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Allan Hawryluk Jr. is a Mississauga-based dentist who has built a reputation for comprehensive dental care. Born and raised in Port Credit, he returned after completing his dental residency in 2003 at the University of Colorado, Denver Health Sciences Center. He feels privileged to serve the community and is committed to maintaining our clinic standards set by his late father - Dr. Allan R. Hawryluk (Sr).
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A tongue cleaner (also termed a tongue scraper or tongue brush) is an oral health tool intended to clean the film on the tongue’s top surface. The wide surface area and lingual papilla are anatomical characteristics of the tongue that lead to “coat” formation on its surface comprising of microbes, food, saliva, and “necrotic epithelial

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Tooth Brushing with Baking Soda

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Allan Hawryluk Jr. is a Mississauga-based dentist who has built a reputation for comprehensive dental care. Born and raised in Port Credit, he returned after completing his dental residency in 2003 at the University of Colorado, Denver Health Sciences Center. He feels privileged to serve the community and is committed to maintaining our clinic standards set by his late father - Dr. Allan R. Hawryluk (Sr).
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In Mississauga, we have many brands of toothpaste available to us. However, at St. Lawrence Dentistry, some of our valued dental patients inquire about the value of toothpaste alternatives. Baking soda or “sodium bicarbonate”, is a fine, white powder with many home uses. It has a somewhat salty, alkaline flavor. Its natural form is nahcolite

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