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How to Take Care of Your Teeth as You Age

As the birthday candles start piling up on your cake, dental problems do too, and they are nothing to smile about. After 65, as your physical health starts to decline, your dental health starts to lose its grip too. Your teeth are strong but decades of chewing, biting, grinding, consuming tons of acidic food and…

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Am I A Candidate For Dentures?

If you’ve recently lost a tooth, or have been living without teeth for some time, you may be wondering if dentures are a viable solution for your needs. What will determine if you’re eligible for dentures is the number of teeth you’re missing and your overall dental health. There are three different types of dentures…

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What Is A Composite Filling?

Composite resins are a durable and attractive way of treating teeth that, through damage caused by accidents or decay, have become compromised. This style of filling works to restore the tooth while retaining a natural appearance using a material that is stronger and more effective than silver or mercury amalgam fillings. These fillings can be…

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Long Term Planning

When people think of long-term medical planning they almost inevitably start thinking about their relationship with their physician and what kind of family history they have that may indicate what’s coming down the road. It isn’t often that they consider that a long-term plan for your dental health is just as important, with just as…

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The Structure Of Your Teeth

There are a series of white monuments that stand within the pink cave that is our mouths, and we all most commonly know them by the name ‘teeth’. But aside from their incredible utility in speaking and eating, how much do most of us know about them? The answer, sadly, is “not much”, a sorry…

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What Periodontists Do For Patients

We’ve all heard of dentists, dental assistants, and hygienists, but there aren’t as many of us that are familiar with the specialty within dentistry known as a periodontist.  What a dentist does for your teeth, a periodontist does for your gums and other supporting structures for your teeth, making them an important part of your…

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A Checklist for Your Next Dental Visit

At Forest Hill Family Dental, we realize that visiting the dentist can be a somewhat stressful occurrence. Even if you don’t suffer from dental anxiety, the business of everyday life can also make important details tough to recall. In order to get the most from your dental appointment and maximize your time spent in the…

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7 Ways to Help Your Child Overcome Dental Phobia

No matter how gentle and compassionate your dentist is, your child may harbor fears about their dental appointments. Advanced numbing medicines and technology are increasingly allowing patients to relax more, but it’s always hard to convince little children; 20% of school kids reportedly get anxious about dental visits. Forest Hill Family Dental in Kitchener has…

What Questions Should I Ask My Hygienist?

Being an active participant in your dental care will help you to make the most of your dental appointments. Asking questions is an important part of self-education and participating in your dental health. At Forest Hill Family Dentistry, we encourage you to be an active participant in your dental care and we welcome any questions…

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What Happens at a Dental Checkup?

Before scheduling that trip to the dentist you’ve been meaning to get around to, you may be wondering what to expect. Knowing what happens during a dental checkup is an easy way to alleviate any anxiety you may have and it will also help you to be more prepared for your dental checkup. While individual…

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Pediatric Dentistry

Children have different dental needs as compared to adults, and because of this they should have their own dentist. Pediatric dentistry is a specialized field of dentistry that focuses on infants and preadolescent children. This specialization is important is ensuring that your child receives the best dental care available to them. You may be wondering…

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The Don’ts of Oral Hygiene

Following a strict oral care regime is crucial to having healthy teeth and gums. Most people brush their teeth, floss daily, and use mouthwash to get a deeper clean, and that’s great! However, some people don’t properly protect their teeth outside of their dental care routine. Here are common things that people do that they…

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Importance of having a crown on RCT treated tooth

Root canals are those treatments performed when there is a very deep cavity that causes pain or infection in the surrounding dental bone. A root canal which had it tooth treated do not have blood flow or nerves and this loss can cause the tooth being brittle. A brittle tooth must be protected by a complete coverage restoration, which also called a crown.

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What is Periodontitis?

What is Periodontitis? Periodontitis is one of the most common dental diseases. It happens when periodontal bacteria builds up over time, which results in inflammation and infected gums. Periodontal bacteria grows rapidly due to the presence of plaque which they feed off of. Most people who have periodontitis get it because of poor oral hygiene…

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