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Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

We all want to look our best. If you have staining, discolouration or yellowing teeth, you may feel self-conscious about your smile. However, before you reach for a teeth whitening solution from your local pharmacy or grocery store, it’s important to determine if teeth whitening is the right option for you.

For most people, teeth whitening is a safe solution for stained or discoloured teeth — as long as it’s done correctly. Most people don’t realize, however, that your teeth are live tissue. Whitening your teeth can cause sensitivity, pain or even damage when performed improperly. In this post, we’ll give you some tips to ensure you stay safe when …

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Oral Health for Breastfeeding Moms

mother smiling with babyYour teeth go through many changes during pregnancy, but did you know that they change during breastfeeding as well? If you decide to breastfeed your child, you need to remember to take good care of your teeth. Learn about common dental issues in breastfeeding mothers and how to take care of your mouth during this stage in motherhood.

How Does Breastfeeding Affect Dental Health?

When you breastfeed, your body doesn’t go through as many physical changes as it did during pregnancy. However, it needs to compensate for the nutrition you make for your baby.

During lactation, your bones break down to send more calcium into your bloodstream, and your kidneys …

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Top Reasons to Try Invisalign®

woman with invisalignLooking for a straighter smile? Thanks to modern technology, you have more options than ever before. Invisalign® aligners can straighten your teeth without the use of metal braces. Could they work as a better option than metal braces for your needs? Learn more about Invisalign® clear braces and their benefits.

What Is Invisalign®?

Invisalign® treatment involves clear plastic trays created using advanced 3D printing. These aligners slowly change the alignment of your teeth over time. Your dentist will use a special scanner to copy the shape of your mouth. Then, they will use software to plan out the different aligners you will wear throughout treatment.

During your treatment, you will …

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The Effects of Sugar on Children’s Teeth

little girl with cupcakeYou want only the best for your child. Of course, giving your child the best can be easier said than done. Many foods out there contain a large amount of sugar, which can negatively affect your child’s oral health. How much sugar should you let your child have? Why does it damage teeth? Does sugar cause any extra negative effects on baby teeth? We’ll answer these questions and more.

How Sugar Affects Baby Teeth

People commonly say that sugar causes tooth decay, but technically, it’s the bacteria that create cavities — not the sugar itself. The bacteria in your mouth love to eat sugar as much as many humans do. …

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Possible Causes of Toothaches

young woman with tooth painA toothache is enough to make anyone feel miserable. Not only is it a pain in the mouth, literally, but you may also experience some anxiety trying to figure out the cause. The many possibilities range from common oral issues to bad habits that we may not even be aware of. If you’re struggling with a toothache, the right thing to do is to make an appointment with your dentist. In the meantime, it may help to know some of the most common possible causes of toothaches.

Tooth Decay

One of the most prevalent oral ailments is something you’ve probably heard of since you were young — cavities. A cavity …

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