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Myth-Busting News Posts

4 Myths About Wisdom Tooth Removal You Need to Stop Believing

When myth is stronger than fact, it can spell disaster for your oral health. We’ve spoken with hundreds of clients who had heard some truly outrageous stuff, and frequently, it was this misinformation that kept them from making an appointment for the dental services they needed and wanted. One particularly frequent subject where this pops…

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Actually Not That Scary: Tooth Extraction

It’s a frequent horror image for kids and adults alike: the idea of a dentist, clacking their metal tools together as they come in…for your tooth! We’re happy to confirm that this is, indeed, just another scary story that belongs completely to the realm of fantasy. In reality, tooth extraction is completely safe, and the…

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Once Tooth Enamel is Lost, Can Your Dentist Replace It?

You’ve probably heard about tooth enamel at least once or twice in your life. You’ve heard that it’s important, that it’s strong, and that you have to protect it. But with all the advancements in dental services the past few decades, it’s hard to take the warnings seriously. After all, if you lose a tooth,…

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3 Common Lies About Dental Office Treatments

There are plenty of reasons someone might put off a visit to their local dentist’s office. Perhaps they’re worried about pain management, or about what the dentist might think of their teeth (don’t worry – we’ve seen it all before, and we don’t judge). However, their reason for not visiting might be tied to misinformation…

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The Truth Behind Water Flossing

Ever since its first appearance in 1962, the water flosser has been an item with some mystery attached to it. How does it work? Is it worth the investment? Can water be effective at cleaning your teeth as well as floss? Is it a good way to keep your cosmetic dentistry work looking fresh?  Water…

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8 of the Scariest Dental Facts We’ve Ever Heard

Your mouth can be a pretty scary place, although you’d never suspect it. You likely look at your mouth every day (hopefully while brushing your teeth!) without thinking very much about how it works or what could happen to it. However, when you’ve been in the field as long as we have, you hear some…

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The Absolute Worst Halloween Candy for Your Teeth

As Halloween approaches, so too does one of the scariest monsters for your oral health: lots and lots of candy. Handing out sweet, sticky treats has been a tradition for decades, but it’s one that can wreak havoc on your mouth. This year, we’re going to examine the absolute worst kinds of candy for your…

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Is Chewing Gum Good or Bad for Your Teeth?

Chewing gum is a popular pastime in North America, and if trends are any indication, it’s going to be even more popular amongst Canadians in the next few years. In 2018 alone, Canadians racked up over $400 million USD in chewing gum sales. We chew gum to freshen our breath, to pass the time, or…

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Let’s Tackle Toothbrushes: Which Is The Right One for You?

Your toothbrush is one of your most important tools when it comes to keeping your teeth clean and healthy at home. However, not all toothbrushes perform the same way. Some have soft bristles, some have hard bristles, and some have little rubber nubs embedded on the back of the head. When you’re buying a toothbrush…

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