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Why Flossing Is So Essential To Your Oral Care Routine

Many of us are guilty of not flossing daily. Brushing your teeth is extremely important, but flossing is just as important for the health of your mouth, which is why it is essential to your oral care routine.  Flossing not only helps remove plaque but also prevents the build-up of it which can lead to…

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Toothache Causes and Pain Relief Treatments

Toothaches are awful, painful and will prevent you from enjoying your day because of how much it hurts. Normally, toothaches are caused because of problems with your teeth or your jaw and in both cases, the situation is not only uncomfortable but unbearable as well. The pain varies from person to person and depending on…

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How Sedation Dentistry Can Put You at Ease

No matter what your age or how brave you are, dental anxiety is hard to escape for most. About 40% of Canadians reportedly suffer from the thought of potential pain, more than what they actually encounter during regular dental hygiene appointments. Some patients suffer more acutely than others. They may have phobias stemming from unpleasant…

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How to Prevent Dry Mouth While Sleeping

After a long day, all you really want is to get some rest and a good night’s sleep. It is important that you are comfortable in every way when it is time to put your head on your pillow and you do not want any interruptions. Dry mouth is one of those things that can…

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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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Types Of Gum Disease

Gum disease is a peril that is faced by anyone who has teeth, which most likely includes everyone who is reading this article. The whole time we’re growing up we hear from our dentist’s, our teacher’s, and our parent’s that brushing and flossing are our only lines of defense. While this is largely true, we…

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Fun Facts About Teeth

Your dental health is important and should be taken seriously, but there is always time for a bit of fun too. These are some facts about teeth that you might not have known about. Knowing more about your teeth and how your lifestyle affects your oral health can help you take better care of your…

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Can I Keep My Wisdom Teeth?

When our patients hear the words ‘wisdom teeth’ its not unusual for them to wince, as many of them have become convinced that there’s only one road for those who develop wisdom teeth. That road ends in a surgery where their molars get surgically removed and they come out with an embarrassing video showing them…

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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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Your Oral Health Can Have Whole Body Consequences

There are a variety of concerns that come to mind when we’re thinking about the impact of our dental health. From simple cavities and fillings to the specters of gingivitis and root canals, we hear about this common ailments every day and they all share one thing in common. They’re all centered on our mouth,…

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How Does Oral Health Help Your Overall Health

Taking the right steps to keep your mouth clean can help prevent tooth decay, bad breath, gum disease, and support the rest of your body stay healthy. A clean mouth can help ward off other medical disorders, while an unhealthy mouth could increase your risk of various health problems such as stroke and heart attack.…

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Understanding Porcelain Veneers and Dental Crowns

When you’ve discovered that you’re going to need dental work done to restore a damaged tooth or manage decay, you’re going to learn that there are a lot more options out there than you might have expected. As you start searching you’ve probably been experiencing a deluge of new terms, Invisalign, bridges, crowns, veneers, fillings,…

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One-Visit Crowns Can Make Restoring Teeth A Breeze

For decades there has been a standing truth, there was no way to stop in and get a crown done in just one day. If you needed a crown, it was inevitable that you were going to spend several visits getting it done, but recently the facts behind these procedures have changed. A new piece…

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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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Best and worst foods for your teeth

When it comes to dental hygiene, we all try our best to brush twice a day and floss daily. For most of us, that is all we focus on when it comes to keeping our teeth healthy and clean. However, there are some steps we need to take to ensure our teeth are getting the…

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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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Why You May Need A Dental Crown After Your Root Canal

If a tooth’s root canal becomes infected, it may lead to serious dental problems, including tooth and bone loss. In order to treat serious tooth infections, dentists may recommend root canal therapy. This treatment can keep you from losing a tooth, but it can’t restore tissue that’s been lost to decay. If you’ve recently undergone…

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Wisdom Teeth Extraction Blog – Benefits vs. Risks

When it comes to our oral health, there is one thing that people typically don’t understand. Many people are misinformed or simply don’t know about their wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth, otherwise known as third molars are the final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. Some dental professionals…

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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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Following Your Doctor’s Post-Implant Instructions

If you’re looking to take the next step toward a healthier smile through implants it’s likely you’re doing your research to make sure you know exactly what to expect before, during, and after the surgery. It’s critical to understand the various stages of the dental implant procedure because it helps you set and manage expectations.…

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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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