Healing and Dealing with Dental Phobias

What to Know About Dental Sedation for Children

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Though most children will not need to have major dental work that requires sedation, some may have to. For example, your child may have autism or severe anxiety issue that would make normal dental work difficult for them. In these cases, and cases of oral surgery, your children’s dentist may make a suggestion of using dental sedation. There are several misconceptions when it comes to this option for children. Here are a few things you should know about dental sedation and your children before you choose the option. Read More»

5 Ways to Protect Children's Oral Health

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All parents want their children to be strong and healthy, but during the chaos of the early years, it is easy to forget about the importance of oral health. Whether your child is a delicate newborn or a rowdy toddler, these tips can help you take care of their teeth and gums.  1. Establish an Oral Hygiene Routine Right Away As soon as your child is born, you need to take steps to protect their oral health. Read More»

Two ways to avoid serious complications if you develop a dental abscess

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A dental abscess is a type of infection which causes a sac of bacteria-filled fluid to form somewhere inside a person’s mouth. If left to fester, this condition can eventually lead to serious complications, such as sepsis and bone infections. If you ever develop a dental abscess, here are two steps you can take to prevent it from causing any major complications. Get the abscess treated by a dentist as soon as possible Read More»

Say Cheese: Similarities and Differences Between Teeth Whitening and Teeth Cleaning

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When you hear about teeth whitening and teeth cleaning, the differences may sound obvious. However, many people tend to confuse what these two procedures actually involve. It’s not uncommon for patients to think that teeth whitening involves the removal of plaque and tartar from their teeth, or that teeth cleaning involves removal of stains from the enamel. You should know these two procedures have significant differences, even if they’re both aimed at improving the overall appearance of your teeth. Read More»

What happens during a root canal treatment?

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No matter how well you care for your teeth, they can become damaged. If you have a tooth that has been injured in an accident or damaged by an infection, you may need a root canal treatment to save the tooth from extraction. If you have been advised to have a root canal, read on to learn the steps your dentist will take. What is a root canal? A root canal is a dental treatment that removes the infected tissue from the centre of a tooth, making it strong again. Read More»