Oral Health

Oral Lichen Planus

Lichen planus is a condition that can attack the skin and oral-esophageal mucosal tissues. Frequently, it is seen exclusively in the mouth. Overall, lichen planus afflicts roughly 2% of the community. Although the ailment may happen in any age group, women above 50 years have a higher probability of contracting lichen planus. Cause The etiology

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Tonsil Stones

Tonsil stones (aka tonsilloliths) are calcifications of debris inside the cracks of the tonsils. When not calcified, the mass of debris is called chronic caseous tonsillitis (CCT). It is a common finding at St. Lawrence Dentistry. The primary purpose of tonsils is to catch inhaled microbes. In addition, proteins called antibodies generated by the tonsils

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Chlorhexidine Mouthwash: An Overview

Chlorhexidine (aka chlorhexidine gluconate) is antiseptic. It’s used at St. Lawrence Dentistry and as a take-home rinse by many of our valued patients. It can also treat yeast contaminations of the mouth and is helpful against a range of microbes. It came into clinical use in the 1950s and is obtainable by prescription in Canada.

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The History and Future of Mouthwash

A Mouthwash is a liquid that is swished throughout the mouth or gargled. Customarily, mouthwashes are antibacterial liquids designed to decrease the bacterial count in the mouth. However, Dr. Hawryluk prescribes them additional purposes such as their analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal action, or to counterbalance mouth dryness. Lastly, cosmetic mouth rinses tentatively control or diminish bad

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The Link Between Gum Disease and Medical Conditions

St. Lawrence Dentistry recognizes the link between oral and total body health. Therefore, we make concerted efforts to treat periodontal disease (gum disease). About 67% of North American adults have some form of periodontitis (gum disease). Studies have shown the prevalence in Europe, and Asia is comparable. The biofilm (film of bacteria) in the mouth

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Oil Pulling: A Controversial Oral Hygiene Technique

Oil pulling is a practice in which dietary oil is whizzed around one’s mouth and then spit out. Unfortunately, there is a lack of proof to confirm the claims made for the advantages of oil pulling. As such, Dr. Hawryluk does not recommend you rely on this method for oral hygiene maintenance. Oil pulling involves

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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, 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. It’s

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MI Paste Rejuvenates Teeth

St. Lawrence Dentistry uses MI paste to protect, strengthen, desensitize, and rejuvenate teeth. Over time your teeth can lose nutrients and strength. Certain everyday activities, aging, consuming acidic foods, and many other situations can create an oral imbalance which can impact your oral health. When this happens, it is essential to have enough minerals available

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MI Tooth Varnish: A Renaissance in Dental Care

St. Lawrence Dentistry is pleased to offer MI varnish– an effective way to strengthen your teeth. Although toothpaste contains fluoride, many dental patients can use additional mineral sources to protect against cavities and tooth sensitivity. GC America a leader in oral health care products, produces MI Varnish – a 5% sodium fluoride varnish designed for

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New Outlooks and Recommendations for Oral Hygiene

New Outlooks and Recommendations for Oral Hygiene

Mississauga residents typically want to achieve an exceptional oral health level as they recognize that it is an essential component of overall wellness. In the past, the removal of visible plaque (debris on teeth) on teeth was thought of as the chief step in resolving issues with our gum tissues. Indeed, in some patients, regular

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