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Thumb Sucking And The Effects on Teeth

Thumb Sucking And The Effects on Teeth

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Thumb sucking is something that most of us consider normal in babies and younger children. Usually a result of the child feeling hungry or bored, nervous or perhaps even tired, it seems to be a practice that keeps the child feeling calm and secure. In fact almost 90 percent of children between two and four will suck their thumbs.

While the practice is probably safe in children whose permanent teeth have not yet come in, for those children who continue the practice after about the age of four, there are many negative side effects to thumb sucking that all parents should be aware of to help prevent dental problems when the child gets older.

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Can Bruxism Change the Shape of Your Face?

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Many people, from children to adults, suffer from teeth grinding. The technical name for this condition is bruxism. In most cases, bruxism is involuntary, or done unconsciously. For example, one of the most common types of bruxism occurs during sleep. In this example, the patient is unaware they are grinding their teeth. The only evidence of it being noticed by a dentist (damage to the surfaces of the teeth, worn down enamel etc.). In another common example, a person may clench their teeth and jaw during periods of stress. Or when they are concentrating on something. Again, this is usually unnoticed by the patient.

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Sinuses and Oral Health – Is There a Connection?

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Many people suffer from sinus issues. To chronic or recurrent sinus infections, to seasonal allergies, almost everyone can say that have had some sort of sinus issue at least once in their lives.

And while the most common causes of sinus issues are allergies or viruses that cause Sinusitis or Rhinitis, there is another oft ‘missed connection’ in people who suffer ongoing sinus problems – the dental connection.

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Helpful Tips for New Denture Wearers

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Losing your natural teeth can be a very traumatizing experience. Combine that with the fact that dentures can feel foreign and very uncomfortable initially, and the entire experience can bring a person to tears. But it doesn’t have to be that bad – there are some positive aspects to having to wear dentures:

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Does Sugar Really Cause Tooth Decay?

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Most of us can think back to our childhoods and remember the daily admonishment about sugar and tooth decay. Eating too much candy, drinking too much soda – big no no’s for us if we want to have healthy teeth. And for those of us with children of our own, we are probably still preaching the same admonishment. But is sugar really the cause of tooth decay? Let’s take a closer look at the causes of tooth decay, and what role sugar actually plays.

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Piercings and Oral Health

Friday, October 6th, 2017

These days, people are doing all sorts of different things to their bodies, all in the name of art. Unlike in the old days, today, people set themselves apart from others with such things as tattoos and body piercings. And by piercings, we don’t mean good old fashioned ear piercing! Today, you can find someone who will pierce just about any part of your body that you choose – with oral piercings coming in at the top of the list.

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Causes of Receding Gums

Friday, October 6th, 2017

What are Receding Gums?

Certain types of periodontal disease or other conditions may cause your gums to ‘recede’ from your teeth, leaving more of the tooth visible and exposed. You may notice that your teeth appear slightly longer than they used to. In fact, that phrase ‘getting long in the tooth’ is directly related to the condition of receding gums, since while it appears that the teeth are getting longer, it’s actually that the gums are getting shorter.

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Falling Asleep Without Brushing Your Teeth

Friday, October 6th, 2017

How Bad Is It to Fall Asleep Without Brushing Your Teeth?

These days, many of us have such busy lives, that it can sometimes be difficult to maintain all of our daily rituals that involve health and beauty. If you’re concerned about maintaining youthful good looks, you probably know that falling asleep without washing your face before bedtime, is a big no no. But what you may now know is that the same goes for brushing your teeth!

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Vancouver Dentists Directories

Friday, October 6th, 2017

If you’re new to the Vancouver area, or are simply looking to find a new dentist within the area, it’s important to gather as much information as you can before deciding which dentist to choose.

There are a number of resources available to help you narrow down your decision. These resources include word of mouth from friends and family, Online Dental Directories, and online review sites.

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Contact Information
Enhance Dental Centre

2219 West Broadway,
Vancouver BC V6K 2E4

Tel: 604-733-1022 / 604-568-7005
Email: care@enhancedentalcentre.com / care@vancouverdentalgroup.ca


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Wednesdays: 10 am - 7 pm
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