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Preventive Care News Posts

7 Ways to Keep Teeth Healthy Throughout Holiday Season

It’s that time of year – the candy canes are on display, sticky candy lines the shelves at almost every store, and wherever you go, there’s the smell of some kind of festive food, just waiting to be tasted. Holidays are meant to be celebrated, and there’s nothing wrong with taking some time to rejoice…

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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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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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How to Survive a Dental Emergency

No matter how calm and composed you may be on a regular basis, there’s something about the combination of pain and surprise that can turn the most reasonable mind into a panicked whirlwind. No one goes about their day expecting to chip a tooth or develop blinding jaw pain, but it happens. When it does,…

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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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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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Hot Weather & Bad Breath: How to Keep Your Mouth Fresh All Summer

Ah, summertime! When the sun is bright and yard sprinklers are a fun way to pass an afternoon. It’s the season for sunscreen, cookouts, and lazy evenings watching the stars come out. Unfortunately, it’s also the season that creates perfect conditions for stinky breath. If you’ve noticed that your breath isn’t as fresh as it…

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What to Expect From a Dental Hygiene Visit

For many people, their first introduction to dental services is through a dental cleaning. Newcomers to the dentist may wonder why cleaning is necessary in the first place. After all, isn’t that what brushing and flossing at home do? A dental cleaning provides your teeth with a much more thorough clean than you could obtain…

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