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Refresh Your Smile with Regular Dental Hygiene Appointments

Our regular patients will know we strongly encourage people to book dental cleanings here at West Bowmanville Family Dental. We recommend these appointments even for people whose dental health is excellent because we know that even the most beautiful smile needs regular professional preventative care. Most people need to see a hygienist in Newcastle every six months in addition to twice-daily brushing and once-a-day flossing. Why Regular Brushing and Flossing Is Only Part of the Story When you brush and floss your teeth regularly, it helps to maintain good oral health. The idea is to remove the maximum amount of plaque and food debris from your teeth and gums each day, and before it can damage your oral health. It’s a preventative care routine that must be done regularly and meticulously because dental plaque is a sticky biofilm that builds up over tooth surfaces every day and which contains harmful…

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Aug 30, 2019 by
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Send Your Child Back to School with a Healthy Smile

School vacations are often busy and especially at this time of year as parents everywhere begin to plan for the new school year ahead. An essential part of this plan should be a back-to-school checkup, but often the new school year term can sneak up on you. Ideally, it’s best to get into the habit of booking an appointment at the beginning of summer. Is There an Ideal Time for Kids to See the Dentist? Usually, if you have a young child who likes a daytime nap still, it’s best not to schedule visits during nap time. Also, make sure your child has something light to eat before their appointment as who doesn’t feel grouchy when they are hungry? With older children, the temptation is to book a dentist appointment in Courtice straight after school, but not all kids have the stamina to see the dentist and especially if they…

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Aug 23, 2019 by
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The Facts About Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are your third molars, located right at the back of the mouth. They begin to emerge during the late teens and early twenties, or sometimes even later, by which time people are assumed to have at least some of the wisdom that comes with getting older! When you have all your wisdom teeth, you should have a complete set of thirty-two adult teeth, but all too often, these large back teeth will cause problems. Your wisdom teeth are large and tough as they are designed for grinding food. Some people don’t even have wisdom teeth, and one theory is that this is due to the way our diet has changed over the years. Instead of eating lots of hard to chew foods, our diets tend to contain softer, more processed and easier to chew foods, rendering these large molars unnecessary. Potential Problems Caused by Wisdom Teeth Sometimes these…

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Aug 16, 2019 by
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Give Your Child the Gift of a Healthy Smile

When you have children, you want them to grow up with every possible advantage, and one thing that should be well within reach is giving them the gift of a healthy smile. Encouraging your child to grow up with strong and healthy teeth in Newcastle will provide them with some significant advantages. Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem People who have healthy, attractive and nicely maintained teeth are more likely to have good self-confidence and self-esteem, two qualities that can help them gain the very best out of life. Conversely, people with poorly maintained teeth or who have teeth that are missing are more likely to hide their mouth when talking with others and may have lower levels of self-confidence and self-esteem. Protecting General Health Thanks to numerous clinical studies, we now know there is a significant link between good oral health and overall health. When you look after your teeth and gums,…

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Aug 9, 2019 by
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What are Porcelain Veneers and Who Could They Help?

Porcelain veneers are sometimes called dental veneers or laminates. They consist of wafer-thin shells of porcelain custom-made to cover the front surfaces of teeth precisely. Porcelain veneers are designed to improve the overall appearance of teeth and can change their shape, colour, length or size. Who Can Benefit from Having Porcelain Veneers? Porcelain veneers are quite a versatile treatment that is minimally invasive and can fix problems that include teeth that are discoloured. Teeth can discolour because of excess fluoride, root canal treatment, lifestyle factors, or stains from tetracycline. Sometimes teeth that have quite large composite resin fillings can look discoloured. Veneers can also be helpful for teeth that are worn down or which are too short, chipped or cracked. If you have teeth that are unevenly or irregularly shaped, veneers can cover them up to create a more cosmetically pleasing appearance. Sometimes teeth can have unsightly spaces in between…

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Aug 2, 2019 by
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