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Dental Work During Pregnancy

If you are expecting or have questions about dental care and safety issues during pregnancy then we have the answers for you. Pregnancy is a delicate time period and there are certain measures we take to ensure your safety. There are obvious restrictions such no smoking or drinking but how does dental health relate? Should you wait or is it safe to have dental work during pregnancy? According to the American Pregnancy Association, annual check up exams and preventive cleaning appointments are safe and highly recommended during your pregnancy. During your pregnancy, hormone levels rise and cause your gums to bleed or become more irritated. This is compounded by food caught between the teeth. By following a preventive routine during your pregnancy, you can avoid infections and gum disease. We highly recommend visiting every three to four months during your pregnancy for cleaning appointments. Dental work while pregnant, such as…

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Jan 26, 2016 by

Tips to take care of your dental implants

Dental hygiene is an important part of maintaining your oral health care. This applies for natural teeth also for dental implants. In the initial period after dental implant surgery, there is a recovery period which requires healing. Here are some recommendations for keeping your new teeth sparkly clean ! 1-Brush twice a day¬† Dental implants are not susceptible to tooth decay, however the same bacteria that causes gum inflammation and redness still lives in your mouth and can cause problems. Plaque which is a soft film residue from food debris can still lead to gum disease around dental implants and teeth so its important to continue with regular flossing, brushing and twice a year visits are highly recommended at West Bowmanville Family Dental. 2-Wear on your teeth Dental implants are supported by a titanium post or in some instances a ceramic like zirconia. Wear and tear still can happen over…

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Jan 15, 2016 by

Loose Denture Options

Dentures no more ! Are you sick of denture adhesives? Loose uncomfortable dentures? Durham implant dentist Dr. Mark Bishara provides denture stabilization options for residents of Bowmanville, Whitby, Brooklin and surrounding regions in Durham. Using the latest in dental implant technology including digital implant design (iTero digital impressions), CT (Computerized Tomography) imaging we can finally enable denture wearers to regain their confidence and chew with comfort again. Traditional dental implant treatment requires several visits and months. We use the technique known as All-on-4 which¬†delivers a full set of new, permanent (non removable) teeth in one visit. Imagine undergoing this procedure and leaving the office knowing the significant improvement in your life. The development of dental implants has rapidly changed how we practice dentistry. Using the latest advances in Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (digital 3D Ct scanning), digital dental implant design (iTero), dental implant placement has become safer, more comfortable, more…

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