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Oral hygiene advice News Posts

The Secret to Establishing a Teeth-Cleaning Routine

Life is challenging. From early mornings to late nights, it can be hard to plan ahead for everything life throws at you. Perhaps work takes longer than you think it will, or your alarm doesn’t go off when it should. Minutes can get shaved off, and you don’t notice until it’s time to decide whether…

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4 Tips to Make Kisses Even Better

It’s February, the month usually associated with hearts, sweets, red and pink decorations, and, of course, romance. As your local dentist office, we can’t officially condone the overindulgence of sugary sweets, but we can fully support sharing the love with your sweetheart. In fact, we’re taking it one step further this year with four of…

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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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Better Teeth Through Healthy Eating: The Diet Your Teeth Will Love

When you think about healthy teeth, you probably think of regular flossing and brushing to get rid of plaque. Maybe you think of mouthwash or braces. You might even imagine a dazzling white smile. However, we want to introduce a new idea to your definition of oral health. When you think of healthy teeth, think…

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If You Have Any of These 13 Habits, Your Teeth Want You To Stop

We all have habits that we do on a daily basis. Maybe it’s a cup of coffee in the morning or picking our nails when we feel anxious. Some habits are benign, but others can cause active damage to your teeth and your overall mouth health. If you regularly engage in any one of these…

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8 Ways You’ll Know if It’s Time to See a Dentist

It’s a morning like any other. You’re going about your daily routine, pouring your coffee, getting ready for the day. Then, all of a sudden, it hits you: something’s wrong with your teeth. Something doesn’t feel quite right or look quite like it should. As you examine your mouth in the mirror or rub your…

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How to Prepare for Your Child’s First Trip to the Family Dentist

As with regular physical checkups, going to the dentist is standard practice for staying healthy. Adults and teenagers are (for the most part) used to this facet of life, but for young children who haven’t been to the dentist before, the experience can be daunting or even scary. How, then, to get your child acclimated…

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Oral hygiene products we recommend, or, The Empire Strikes Plaque

What do I really need to keep my teeth healthy? Or what oral hygiene products are actually important? Any time we walk into a pharmacy, the dental care aisles are invariably a cornucopia of brush types and designs, flosses, rinses, appliances, gels, and who knows what else seemingly designed to confuse and complicate.  So which…

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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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Pediatric dental care in Barrie, or: Into the Mouths of Babes

When should my child’s first dental visit be?  How many baby teeth are there?  Why are baby teeth important?  What happens when a baby front tooth turns dark?  These and other common questions about pediatric (children’s) dentistry in Barrie are answered below. First off, baby teeth are important! There are normally twenty of them, and…

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