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Oral biology News Posts

When is it Too Late to Save Your Teeth?

We’ve written before about how it’s always worth the extra time to save your natural teeth. Teeth are a fantastic part of your body. They’re naturally stronger than any artificial component that dentists have been able to use, and they’re usually much cheaper to save than they are to replace. With that said, there are…

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Do You Need to Visit a Barrie Dentist for Canker Sores?

You’re brushing your teeth one morning when the bristles hit something on your inner cheek. You wince, rinse, and take a look. Inside your mouth, there’s something odd. Some kind of whitish sore, and it is painful. But what can you do about it? The good news is that if you find a canker sore…

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Do You Have Any of These Signs of a Changing Smile?

You lost your baby teeth a long time ago. You’ve gone through the growing pains of your teeth settling in your teenage years, and now that your adult set of teeth are here to stay, you can quit worrying about how they might change…right? Your teeth, just like the rest of your body, will continue…

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Recognizing the Early Signs of Oral Cancer

A trip to your Barrie dental office usually involves a good cleaning and an evaluation of your oral health. This includes keeping an eye out for signs and symptoms of oral cancer. The Canadian Cancer Society estimates that in 2020, 5,400 Canadians will be diagnosed with oral cancer. When caught early, oral cancer can usually…

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wisdom Teeth

While it would be great if wisdom teeth actually made you wiser, there’s actually a lot you can learn about them and about how they impact your mouth. You may never know you have them, or you may wake up one morning as a young adult unable to think about anything other than the new…

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Help! I Knocked Out a Tooth – What Do I Do?

It’s a scary situation, no matter whether it happens to you or to a child in your care. One moment, everything’s fine. The children are playing nicely, the game is going smoothly, or you’re jogging across the street to get to the bus stop. Then – a shoelace catches, an elbow connects, or a puck…

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National Gum Care Month: Time to Check In With Your Gums

Did you know that September is National Gum Care Month? If you haven’t taken any time to check out your gums recently, now is your moment! Your gums make up a huge part of your oral health, and often, catching any gum issues early on can be the key to preventing a much larger problem…

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How to Ease TMJ Pain Until You Get to the Dentist’s Office

If you’re fortunate, you probably aren’t even aware of your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) on a daily basis. Your TMJ, located just underneath each ear, works every time you speak, every time you yawn, every time you chew – pretty well any time your mouth is moving. That’s why, when you develop a temporomandibular joint disorder…

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The Care and Keeping of Teeth During Every Stage of Life

As any good family dentist will tell you, looking after your teeth is a constant process. It’s not just your standard “Brush twice a day” message, either. Your teeth require specific types of care as you age, starting as early as infancy and continuing for the remainder of your life. It’s why, when you go…

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