Why Your Teeth Hurt During Winter & Tips to Prevent It

Are your teeth hurting or feeling more sensitive this winter? We take a look at what causes these common dental issues and effective ways to curb them. Possible reasons your teeth hurt during the cold season Uneven contraction of teeth layers During the winter, the cold air getting into your mouth causes the different layers of your teeth to contract. In most cases, the speed at which the inner dentin and the outer enamel contracts varies thereby stressing your teeth. This can result in increased sensitivity and discomfort. Teeth grinding [...]

By |December 6th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Oral Health|

Early Detection of Oral Cancer

According to the Canadian Cancer Society, an estimated 4,700 Canadians were diagnosed with oral cancer in 2017. Survival varies with each stage of oral cancer. In general, the earlier the diagnosis and treatment, the higher the chances of surviving the condition. For a long time, dentists heavily relied on visual examinations to identify signs of oral cancer. Most would use only their naked eyes to try and identify suspicious cells and growths. They would then conduct biopsies to determine if any cancer was developing. However, this method has been proved [...]

By |November 29th, 2018|Categories: Oral Health|

Foods That Are Good for Your Oral Health

Everyone knows the old saying, “you are what you eat," but when it comes to your teeth, that is not an accurate representation. For a healthy smile, the new saying should be "your teeth reflect what you eat." Processed foods, simple carbohydrates, fats, and sugars can all play into the increased levels of plaque inside your mouth. The outcome? An increased number of cavities you may have or the presence of gum disease. So what kinds of foods are good for your teeth and gums? Here are a few to [...]

By |October 10th, 2018|Categories: Oral Health|

Do You Have Sensitive Teeth? Follow These Tips!

The cause of tooth sensitivity can be from a variety of different factors. From the type of toothpaste, you use to the possibility of gum disease. Change Your Toothpaste Did you know that the type of toothpaste you’re using might be the #1 cause of your sensitive teeth? Check the label. Does it say “whitening” on it? The ingredients you’re putting on your teeth's enamel 2-3 times a day might be starting to cause hypersensitivity. If you use a whitening toothpaste, try alternating or replacing it altogether, with one that’s [...]

By |September 28th, 2018|Categories: Oral Health|

Cosmetic Dentistry at Hawthorne Village Dental Care

Thinking of giving your smile a boost? Whether you need to do something about that tiny chip in your tooth or transform your entire smile, Hawthorne Village Dental Care can help. Is a Smile Makeover Affordable? A cosmetic smile makeover can be adjusted to any budget. For example, whitening treatments are very affordable and can significantly lift deep stains and discolorations in your enamel. Many of our Milton patients choose whitening as a stand-alone aesthetic treatment or combine it with additional cosmetic services for a more comprehensive transformation. We also [...]

By |September 14th, 2018|Categories: Oral Health|
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