Oral biology News Posts

Barrie clinical dentistry: dry mouth, acid reflux and your teeth

We’ve written about the dental diagnosis, which identifies the threats to the individual teeth themselves (as opposed to threats to the gums, bite and joints, or to the appearance of the smile). One of the major risks to teeth is the presence of a dry mouth (xerostomia) or one that has been exposed to a…

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Tooth replacements, or stop-gap measures from your Barrie dentist

For many people in Barrie, a dental filling or crown may be the only artificial body part they have.  When a tooth can no longer be saved, whether caused by trauma, decay, or gum disease, it must be extracted.  But why replace a missing tooth, and what prosthetics are available? First, the why: Missing teeth…

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The real gum disease – periodontitis

Most of the general public in Barrie recognizes the word gingivitis, and thanks to some Listerine commercials in the 80’s, consider it a problem to be feared.  We’ve written about gingivitis before, and in its most common form, it’s not a big deal in our eyes.  The real gum disease problem is periodontitis. This post…

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Dental Care before Cancer Treatment in Barrie

In Barrie, we are lucky enough to have the Simcoe-Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre at RVH, part of a large expansion of the hospital as a whole.  This means convenient access to oncology care for citizens of this region.  However, RVH oncology does not have its own in-house dental clinic, so people requiring pre-oncology dental care…

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A quick summary of Dental Implants and some photos!

Dental implants!  You see the advertisements more and more widely, but are they all they are cracked up to be?  In a word, yes.  As we’ve said before, there is nothing as good as natural teeth, but implants are the most lifelike replacement tooth we have.  Read on, and at the end we have some…

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Early Orthodontic Treatment

Early orthodontic treatment can begin when a child is as young as seven years old, coming in many treatment options like early forms of braces, skeletal anchorage devices and aligners. The goal of early orthodontic treatment is to improve, prevent or correct early orthodontic concerns that may cause oral health or aesthetic issues when the…

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The Extraction of the Third Molars (Wisdom teeth)

One of the more commonly-known oral surgery procedures is wisdom tooth extraction. hird molars, or wisdom teeth, are the final teeth to grow, and will usually emerge by thetime the patient is between the ages of 18 to 24. Some patients will experience little to no discomfort during the time it takes for the wisdom teeth…

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Gum disease from a dentist who has it

Dr. Wong has gum disease.  There, I said it.  While it may sound ludicrous that a dentist may have gum disease, a better understanding of the disease will quickly make it plausible.  And while dentistry has reached a pretty high level of understanding of the processes, we are still stymied by many of the facets…

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