Stop Dental Movement with Implant Retention

If you’ve ever worn dentures, you know how uncomfortable they can be. Traditionally, dentures sit on top of the gums and are held in place with denture adhesive. However, the adhesive used doesn’t stop dentures from slipping and sliding around in your mouth. This dental movement causes gum irritation and can lead to embarrassing situations, [...]

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Cures for Bad Breath

Halitosis affects 30 percent of the population and is the 3rd most common reason why people schedule dental procedures. Bad breath is embarrassing and in some cases, difficult to manage. Our dentists at Docklands Dental Studio treat bad breath with biannual dental checkups and routine professional cleanings. Most patients develop halitosis from poor oral hygiene. [...]

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Why Do Your Gums Bleed?

If you’ve recently noticed blood on your toothbrush, it might be a sign that you should focus more on gum health. Along with maintaining clean, white teeth, good oral health means having pink, well cared for gums. Periodontal (gum) care is crucial for a healthy smile. Studies have proven that gum disease affects one in [...]

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What to Ask Your Cosmetic Dentist to Know If He’s The One

When you choose to cosmetically enhance your smile, there’s a lot of excitement and anticipation. It’s easy to get swept up in the moment and forget to ask the important questions. We’re here to help you determine which cosmetic dentist will provide you with the most desirable results. When choosing who to perform your procedures, [...]

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Do You Use a Tongue Scraper? What Is It?

Bacteria thrive in dark, moist places such as your mouth. There are approximately 600 types of bacteria hiding within your mouth. The buildup of these bacteria can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, bad breath, and other dental conditions. This is why proper dental hygiene is so important. You may be thinking, this doesn’t apply [...]

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Embarrassing Bad Breath

Halitosis, more commonly referred to as bad breath, is the result of many factors. Things like enjoying stinky foods, bacteria residing on your tongue, improper brushing and flossing, and poor dental hygiene are just a few causes worth mentioning. Bad breath can be embarrassing, but by following these five tips, you can easily reduce your [...]

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Dental Conditions and Genetics

How are your genes? If you're one of the lucky few who've never had a cavity, congratulations, because you've won the oral health edition of the genetic lottery. Most of us, however, are not so lucky, and our teeth and gums possess only average resistance to decay and infection. If you've never given a thought [...]

By |March 28th, 2017|General Dentistry, Oral Health|Comments Off on Dental Conditions and Genetics

Dry Mouth Causes and Cures

Dry Mouth – It's Worse Than It Sounds Xerostomia, or dry mouth, is a condition that can affect anyone and precipitate untold damage to your oral health. Many cases go untreated because sufferers think it's only a minor annoyance, and not a legitimate medical complaint. However, even brief periods of reduced saliva production can significantly [...]

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Medical Conditions that Contribute to Cavities

We might think of our body health and oral health as separate battlegrounds, but the truth is that they are incredibly connected. We understand now that there is a connection between chronic oral health conditions and heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis. For example, the same bacteria that causes gum disease, streptococcus mutans, has also [...]

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What Bad Breath Means

You'd be lying if you said you've never had bad breath (halitosis). For example, “morning breath” is unavoidable for most people, as a natural result of reduced saliva production overnight. Certain strong-smelling foods leave an odor in the mouth as well, such as garlic, onions, and curry. But bad breath should always be monitored, as it [...]

By |January 28th, 2017|General Dentistry, Oral Health|Comments Off on What Bad Breath Means