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Dental Effects of Marijuana Use – Mississauga Dentist

What is Marijuana?

Marijuana has many names. Some of them include weed, pot, Mary Jane, grass and so on. The appearance is a grey and greenish mix of dried and shredded leaves and flowering parts of the hemp plant. The hemp plant's scientific name is Cannabis Sativa.

Usage

Marijuana is increasingly being used for both recreational purposes and...
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E-cigarettes Cause Gum Damage

What Are E-Cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes can also be referred to as electronic nicotine delivery systems. An e-cigareete is a battery operated device that delivers nicotine and other chemicals as a vapor, instead of smoke. E-cigarettes can look like a regular cigarette or look like another other shape like a USB drive, toy, etc. While many...
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The Importance Of Salivary Flow & Cavities

What is Saliva?

Saliva is a clear liquid that is produced by several salivary glands in the mouth. The parotid, submandibular and sublingual glands are the main producers of saliva and determine salivary flow. While the mouth can produce up to 500 ml of saliva a day, the average amount found in the mouth at any...
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Saliva And Your Oral Health

What Is Saliva?

Saliva is a complex watery substance that is produced by salivary glands located in the mouth. Human saliva contains water, electrolytes, mucus, and enzymes which all plays a protective role in oral health.

Salivary Functions

  • Helps to keep your mouth moist
  • Aids in chewing, tasting and swallowing
  • Combats germs in the mouth and helps to prevent bad...
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