Patient Education

Patient Education

Hi, welcome to our patient education page. We will keep posting articles related to oral health to keep you informed.

  • How Do I Choose the Right Toothpaste?
    How Do I Choose the Right Toothpaste? When deciding which toothpaste to buy, make sure to keep in mind both the quality of the toothpaste and your own personal needs. There are so many different toothpaste brands and types on the market, it can be hard to decide which one…
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  • What Are My Options for Replacing a Missing Tooth?
    What Are My Options for Replacing a Missing Tooth? If you are missing a tooth there are several options available to replace the missing tooth. Replacing your tooth is optional, but not doing so can leave an unsightly gap between your teeth that can make it difficult to chew. Over time,…
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  • What Causes Teeth Stains?
    What Causes Teeth Stains? Teeth Stains, also commonly referred to as Teeth Discoloration, is caused by substances sticking onto the surface of your tooth or gathering within and contaminating the enamel of your tooth. Types of Teeth Stains The two main types of teeth stains are intrinsic teeth stains and…
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  • What Can I Do if I Have a Dry Mouth?
    What Can I Do If I Have a Dry Mouth? Dry mouth, also known as Xerostomia, is caused by a lack of saliva in your mouth. This could be due to various reasons including diseases of the salivary glands, medications with side-effects that decrease salivary flow, or natural aging. Having…
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  • What Causes Receding Gums?
    What Causes Receding Gums? Gingival Recession, also known as receding gums, is when the roots of a teeth become exposed with the loss or retraction of gum tissue along the teeth. Oftentimes, gum recession occurs due to certain daily habits that people have, which over time, lead to gum recession.…
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  • What is the Proper Way to Floss?
    What is the Proper Way to Floss? Most of us know the importance of flossing after we brush our teeth. Although a toothbrush does a very good job of keeping your teeth clean and healthy, there is really no way to clean those hard-to-reach spaces between your teeth other than by…
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  • What is a Root Canal?
    What is a Root Canal? A root canal is a common dental procedure used to save a tooth when the pulp of the tooth has been badly decayed or infected. The tooth pulp is the soft area within the centre of a tooth, protected by the hard outer layer known as…
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  • How Can I Help Keep my Child’s Teeth Healthy?
    How Can I Help Keep my Child's Teeth Healthy? Taking care of your child's teeth is important from the moment their first few baby teeth appear. Here we will go into how you can take care of your child's teeth, from the infant years to ages 6 and above. Infants…
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  • How Do I Know if I Have Bad Breath?
    How Do I Know if I Have Bad Breath? We all get bad breath from time to time, like when we first wake up in the morning, but bad breath can be a concern if it becomes a persistent problem. If you are not sure whether you have bad breath, you…
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  • What is Gum Disease?
    What is Gum Disease? Gum Disease, also known as Periodontitis, is when gum inflammation, Gingivitis, leads to gum shrinkage and loosening of the teeth. Do note, however, that gum inflammation (Gingivitis) does not always progress on to become gum disease. What Causes Gum Disease? The primary cause of gum disease is plague, the…
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