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Fluoride And Dentistry

What Is Fluoride?

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral. It is present in natural water sources and found in small quantities in certain foods. It is essential in dentistry because of its ability to prevent cavities. Tooth decay is preventable, but still affects most of the world's population. The Canadian Dental Association supports the use of fluorides...
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Is Tooth Sensitivity After A Dental Cleaning Normal?

Tooth Sensitivity After A Dental Cleaning?

What Is A Teeth Or Dental Cleaning?

While it isn't normal, some patients do experience tooth sensitivity after a cleaning. A dental cleaning is also referred to as a hygiene cleaning, scaling, or teeth cleaning. A dental hygienist usually performs this procedure. The goal of a dental cleaning is the removal of build-up...
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Oral Cancer And Your Dental Health

Oral Cancer

Every year, thousands of Canadians are diagnosed with oral cancer. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, an estimated 4700 Canadians will be diagnosed with oral cancer in 2017, and an estimated 1250 will die from it. While oral cancer has a good survival rate when detected early, it is often not diagnosed until the...
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How Does Dental Erosion Affect Your Oral Health?

What Is Dental Erosion?

Dental erosion (acid erosion) is a common problem in today's society. It occurs when the outer tooth structure comes in contact with acid. The acid starts to soften and wear away the tooth's enamel. The acid could be from what we eat and drink, or from acids originating in our stomach. Similarly,...
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