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All you Need to Know about Dental Lasers

A dental laser is an instrument that uses a thin beam of concentrated light to remove or reshape gum and bone tissues. It’s both a safe and effective treatment that has been used by dentists for a range of procedures since the early 1990s. Here is all you need to know about dental lasers.

What […]

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How to Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as gingivitis, is a condition in which your gums are in a state of inflammation. They can appear red, swollen and bleed easily. This is usually caused by local irritation from plaque that is left on the teeth for periods of time. When your gums are inflamed for long periods […]

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Toothaches

If you have ever experienced a toothache, you will know that there are few things that are more painful. When you have a severe toothache, it is hard to think about much else.

What can cause a toothache?

There are a number of things that can cause a toothache. Sometimes when we have a cavity, […]

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How to Prevent Cavities

Three things are needed in the mouth in order for cavities to form. First, there needs to be cavity-causing bacteria present in the mouth, which most people will have shortly after birth. The second necessity is to have carbohydrates in the mouth from the foods you eat. The third thing you must have to […]

By |August 26th, 2016|Dental News, Scarborough Smiles|Comments Off on How to Prevent Cavities|

Snoring: How Can Dentists Help?

We’ve all been there. We’ve woken up to somebody snoring – whether it was a friend who stayed the night, our parents in the next room, or our partner in bed next to us.

Snoring occurs when the muscles in the soft palate (the roof of the mouth), throat and tongue are relaxed to the […]

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Gum Disease and Heart Disease: Are they Connected?

We’ve all heard the expression “everything is connected.” This is especially true when it comes to the body, and keeping the body healthy. Recent studies have shown that there is a strong correlation between gum (periodontal) disease and a host of other problems, including heart disease.

How Can You Tell if You Have Gum / […]

By |February 17th, 2016|Dental News, Dr. C's advice column, Scarborough Smiles|Comments Off on Gum Disease and Heart Disease: Are they Connected?|

Children’s Dental Care

It is never too early to start teaching the importance of oral health to your child.  Children are not immune to dental issues simply because they are young.  Children can have dental and oral health issues if they are not educated enough on oral care, or if no preventative measures are taken by their […]

By |February 10th, 2016|Dental News, Dr. C's advice column, Scarborough Smiles|Comments Off on Children’s Dental Care|

Gum Disease and Heart Disease: Is There a Link?

Does a healthy mouth contribute to a healthy heart? More and more, the research says “yes.” Doctors have been talking about the potential link for nearly two decades and with good reason. Heart disease is a serious problem around the world, and so is poor oral health.  Doctors say that better brushing and flossing […]

By |January 20th, 2016|Contests, Dr. C's advice column, Scarborough Smiles|Comments Off on Gum Disease and Heart Disease: Is There a Link?|

Dental Implants: The Key to Restoring Your Smile

Life can get pretty messy sometimes.  Through one mishap or another, teeth can become knocked loose or even knocked out completely.  At one point in time this may have meant being without a tooth for the rest of your life, now we have the technology to make your smile whole again!  There are many […]

By |January 5th, 2016|Dental News, Scarborough Smiles|Comments Off on Dental Implants: The Key to Restoring Your Smile|

Invisalign: The Braces of the Future

Braces have often been seen as a rite of passage in our lives, with many children and teens getting the traditional wires and brackets as their teeth grow and develop.  Those braces can sometimes be downright uncomfortable and even a little embarrassing, especially if you are an adult.  Invisalign is the better looking option […]

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