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Treats and Your Teeth

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With Halloween fast approaching, it's a good idea to review how treats affect your teeth. We all know that sugar is bad for our pearly whites, but here's a quick review of how and why.

Sugar 101

Did you know that it's not actually sugar that creates the cavities in your teeth? Rather, it's the chain reaction that sugar triggers in your mouth that causes tooth decay. Plaque builds up on your teeth creating a sticky film. The bacteria in the plaque is fueled by the sugar you consume and it produces the acids that erode tooth enamel, eventually creating a cavity.

The Worst Culprits

As candy goes, chocolate is probably your best bet ...

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3 Strategies for Fresher Breath

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Bad breath, or halitosis, is embarrassing and it may actually be keeping people away from you! It's one of those things that your friends and co-workers may feel embarrassed about telling you, so instead they'll just avoid you. The good news is that there are steps you can take to improve your breath! Your Toronto dentist shares 3 strategies for better breath.

Brush Your Tongue

You might brush your teeth twice every day, but are you also brushing your tongue? Did you know that bacteria hides in your tongue and it could be contributing to your halitosis? Brushing or scraping your tongue with a tongue scraper can remove that bacteria and eliminate ...

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Why We Focus on Preventing and Treating Gum Disease

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You noticed blood in the sink again today after brushing your teeth. After a quick glance in your mouth, you don't see anything wrong and your teeth aren't hurting, so it must not be anything to worry about – right?

The truth is that gums that bleed during brushing are one of the first signs of periodontal, or gum, disease. This is an ideal time to contact your team at Toronto Lakeshore Dental and schedule a cleaning and checkup. Gum disease shouldn't be ignored, and here's why.

The Oral-Systemic Connection

With more information emerging about how periodontal health is connected to overall health and well being, it's never been more important to ...

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Do You Need A Cleaning?

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Come in for a cleaning and check-up for our end of year special and receive a FREE Philips Zoom Whitening OR a FREE Sonicare Electric Tooth brush (while supplies last). Call or E-mail us today to book your appointment! $300 Value!
 
Phone: 416-503-3335
 

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Elements of a Dental Exam

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Visiting the dentist probably isn't your favorite thing to do. But getting those regular checkups and cleaning from an experienced dentist is important, and not just to your oral health! Oral health has been shown to affect heart conditions, diabetes, and more, so it's not just your teeth and gums that you should be worried about. However, visiting the dentist every 6 months is a very effective means for preventing serious health issues. 

Dental exams are a simple process, and if you are working with a great dentist, you should feel comfortable with the entire procedure! Here's what you can expect: 

  • Exam: Your appointment will include an exam from your dentist, where they ...

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