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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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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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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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Benefits of Biofilm Focused Dental Care

As your Mississauga Dental professionals, we want to protect your health, and have your teeth look and feel amazing. To do this effectively, we address biofilm induced inflammation in your mouth. A biofilm is composed of a consortium of microorganisms in your mouth. It can cause inflammation of your gums, tooth decay, and harmful effects

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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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oral health linkto medical conditions

The Link between Oral Health and Medical Conditions

St. Lawrence Dentistry recognizes the link between oral and total body health. In the last decade, there has been a concerted effort for the center for disease control to assess the prevalence of periodontal disease (gum disease) in the population. About 67% of North American adults had some form of periodontitis (gum disease). Studies have

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