Distinctions between Ibuprofen and Naproxen

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

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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Diagnosis of Oral-Facial Discomfort

26% of the population has suffered from orofacial pain at some point. It can be either odontogenic (coming from teeth) or non-odontogenic. Cracked mandibular (lower) molars are the most common source of unexplained orofacial pain. The perception of orofacial pain is intricately related to understanding the trigeminal nerve. It is the part of the nervous

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Understanding The Perception of Dental Pain

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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Ceramic Onlays: The What, Why, and How

What are ceramic Onlays? Ceramic onlays are among the most beautiful and durable ways to fix a tooth. They are partial-coverage restorations designed to restore and repair weak or broken teeth. St. Lawrence Dentistry usually makes them out of lithium disilicate or zirconia, but we can technically make them from gold or cobalt-chromium alloy. We

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Porcelain Veneers (The What, Why, and How)

What are Porcelain Veneers? Porcelain veneers are ceramic restorations used to improve natural teeth’ size, shape, color, and strength. Essentially, they are facings made in a dental laboratory using high-strength materials such as feldspar and lithium disilicate. These materials are custom designed and layered by professional ceramic artists to mimic the color features of natural

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Crown Lengthening: A Beneficial Dental Technique

Crown lengthening is a dental procedure performed by Dr. Hawryluk to help restore broken down teeth. There are many causes for considering crown lengthening. Commonly, the procedure exposes a greater amount of tooth structure to restore the tooth with a dental crown. Other indications to crown lengthen include accessing cavities below the gum, tooth perforations,

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Everyday Habits that Damage the Teeth

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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