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A Barrie Dentist’s Strategies for a Healthier Halloween

As a Barrie dentistry office, we have a full list of things that, in a perfect world, every client would do: brush their teeth for a full two minutes, floss every day, avoid pop and other sugary drinks, and plenty of other little changes that would make a world of difference for their teeth. But,…

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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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4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Dentist in Barrie

There are several reasons why you might be looking for a new dentist in Barrie. Perhaps you’re new to the area, or maybe you’re just ready for a change. Either way, you’re looking for someone who specializes in the care and maintenance of your oral health, and you want to be certain that whoever you…

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The Invisible Problems Caused by Missing Teeth

If it’s not there, it’s easy to forget. When you’re missing a tooth in the front of your mouth, you likely see the gap every time you look in the mirror, but you might be waiting until you’re more comfortable with dental treatment. However, if you’re missing a tooth in the back of your mouth,…

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How Did I Get This Cavity When I Brush Every Day?!?

Every morning and evening, you brush your teeth for exactly two minutes. You might even have a special timer set up to help make sure you’re brushing as long as you should be. You also make sure to floss twice a day as well. Your teeth almost always are clean and free of food debris,…

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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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Warning Signs of Gum Disease: How to Recognize When You Need Help

We hate to break it to you: even if your teeth feel fine right now, there’s a 70% chance you’re going to have gum disease at some point in your life. 32% of Canadians have gum disease right now! Gum disease (also called periodontal disease) is one of the most common dental problems out there,…

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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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3 Teeth-Friendly Snacks Your Kids Will Love

When you’re a parent, finding the right snack for your child can seem like an impossible task, especially if you’re trying to pull everything together in the morning or if your child’s a bit of a picky eater. It’s very tempting to give up and let them have a candy bar, if only so it’s…

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