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Allan Hawryluk Sr (1946-2022)†

Dr. Allan R. Hawryluk Sr. was the founder of St. Lawrence Dentistry and will be forever missed. He was an incredible person who was kind, generous, and the best role model. Allan Sr. was known for his smile makeovers using the most conservative and esthetic techniques available. Merging health and beauty to make dentistry more

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The Importance of Keeping Baby Teeth Healthy

You may have heard parents saying every now and then that they are not really that keen about having a child’s baby tooth saved or treated like a permanent one. The usual reason that they give is that these are not permanent, and that their child’s baby teeth will fall out eventually anyway. What they

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Why You Should Consider Sealants for Your Teeth

If you have heard of dental sealants but do not know what these are, or have not heard of these at all, then you have come to the right place. Dental sealants are, as the name suggests, something that helps seal a tooth’s surface, helping prevent decay from forming. Sealants are used to fill in

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What Happens When You Get Your Teeth Cleaned Professionally

Having your teeth cleaned professionally is something that is often “required” by your dentist every six months to a year, and for a very good reason. Aside from giving you a better looking smile, having your teeth professionally cleaned makes you less prone to gum disease and also helps prevent halitosis (bad breath). Professional teeth

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How to Choose the Right Toothbrush

You’ve done this a number of times in the past. Rush through your grocery shopping, pass by a collection of toothbrushes in one of the aisles, and decide to grab one to replace the one you currently have at home and that is that. While this is a common enough occurrence, with people not really

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Cosmetic Dentistry and the Many Ways to Improve Your Smile

Not everyone is blessed with a naturally beautiful smile. This does not mean however that you should simply suffer in silence with your less-than-perfect set of teeth. There are many ways to improve that smile of yours, and your dentist can help you with this. Cosmetic dentistry procedures help people with dental issues get the

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What is Cracked Tooth Syndrome?

Probably one of the hardest dental issues to diagnose is cracked tooth syndrome. This is because of the fact that the patient often finds it hard to point out where exactly the pain is coming from, hence the difficulty of the dental professional to make a definitive diagnosis. In order to pinpoint the problem, your

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How and Why Periodontitis Happens

When your dentist tells you that you have periodontitis, you should be aware that this is a condition that has progressed from gingivitis. This means that your teeth are suffering from a lack of proper dental hygiene, and as a result, infection and tartar build-up has occurred. This does not happen overnight, and is something

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How to Care for Your Teeth as You Age

You may not realize this, but as you age, your teeth and your gums do too. This is why it is important that as you grow older, you take care of your teeth properly. Taking care of your teeth involves the need to have a diet that is ideal for both your body and your

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