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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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Tooth Sensitivity

One of the most common complaints people bring to Dr. Wang are those regarding tooth sensitivity. Also known as dentin hypersensitivity, more than three million adults suffer from this in the United States alone. More than half of the U.S. population will experience sensitivity in their lifetime. Symptoms of Dental Sensitivity Dental sensitivity is characterized…

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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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Teeth Sensitivity

Our teeth can become sensitive to the rigors of chewing, as well as being affected by hot and cold foods.  When we begin experiencing this kind of discomfort we often just wish it would stop, though we often feel like there’s little hope of it ending.  People all over the world, millions in the US…

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Treating Gum Disease

Oral health is very important, and this means that we should all take the proper measures to ensure we are looking after our teeth and gums in every way possible. One of the most crucial problems to watch out for is gum disease, which affects millions of people around the world in different ways. Gum…

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Bone Grafting Surgery

Bone grafting might sound like a scary procedure, but it’s often something that must be done for patients being prepared for dental implants. Implants are a form of permanent prosthetics that’s can’t be removed like dentures. They help restore function to mouths that have lost teeth due to diseases like periodontitis, and also give patients…

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Teeth Whitening

A bright, white smile that exudes confidence is one that many people want. Unfortunately, today’s lifestyle of eating junk food and drinking, coffee, tea, and red wine don’t always make achieving that goal easy. Thankfully, today’s dentists have a variety of tooth whitening options available to patients and all at an affordable price. There are…

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Periodontitis

One of the most common dental diseases we see is periodontitis. This is inflammation and infection of the gums and affects 3 million people in the U.S. alone. This disease is caused by periodontal bacteria that build up over time. Most often this is because an individual has poor oral hygiene habits. The most common…

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Cosmetic Dentistry

What can cosmetic dentistry do for you? We all know the importance of brushing, flossing, getting regular checkups and cleanings, and treating cavities, along with other dental concerns. A good dental hygiene routine will ensure you have a healthy mouth. Cosmetic dentistry takes your smile to new levels. Not just for vanity reasons, cosmetic dentistry…

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Root Canal Therapy

There are few dental procedures that cause quite as much anticipated fear as the root canal. However, the stigma that it carries with it is completely undeserved. Root canal therapy is fast, relatively comfortable, and pain-free. In fact, you’ll find that this dental procedure will actually relieve you of pain you’re currently feeling and help…

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