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Information is a powerful tool, and with the blogs offered by our group of practices, you can gain an understanding of certain dental procedures and receive answers to common questions.


If you have an upcoming appointment, or if you are just curious about certain topics, our dental blogs provide a great way to learn more about our services and dentistry in general.


Haven’t found information on the topic you are looking for? Please feel free to contact us. Our professional staff would be glad to answer any questions that you may have.

  • 21/03/2017
    Good Toothbrush

    When Sherlock Holmes states, “This is a trifle, of course, Watson, but there’s nothing so important as trifles” in The Man with the Twisted Lip from the 1986 television series The Return of Sherlock Holmes, he captured a sentiment more universal than trifles or nothings, in that by using a double-negative he is suggesting that the little things in life are actually important. Like choosing or should we say, there’s nothing so important as a good toothbrush.

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  • 21/03/2017
    Proper Flossing

    Flossing removes plaque and bacteria that you cannot reach with your toothbrush. Plaque is an invisible bacterial film that develops on your teeth every day and is the main cause of gum disease. Within 24 to 36 hours, plaque hardens into tartar or calculus, which can only be removed by professional cleaning. Floss at least once a day, and plaque never gets the chance to harden into tartar.

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  • 05/01/2017
    Benefits of Braces

    There are a host of cosmetic and health-related reasons that inspire people choose to go through the discomfort of having braces. The reality is however, crooked teeth alone do not cause long-term problems for most people.

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  • 05/01/2017
    How to Choose a Family Dentist

    Choosing a dentist that meets your family’s needs is an important step to ensuring good oral health. There are a lot of factors that go into making an educated decision because for most families, it’s a decision that can last a lifetime. When it comes to dental care, it’s always best to see the same dentist regularly.

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  • 05/01/2017
    Types of Braces

    At Dentistry Plus Orthodontics in Brantford, we know a bright, straight set of teeth is something worth smiling about. That’s why when it comes to braces, we offer a variety of methods, types, and brands of braces to suite every family member needs and budget.

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  • 05/01/2017
    Veneers

    Appearances have always been tied to success and today, more and more individuals have access to health care treatments that improve personal aesthetics along with self-esteem. When it comes to dentistry, one of the most accessible dental treatments is bonding and veneers. According to the Canadian Dental Association, veneers are applied to the entire front surface of a tooth, whereas bonding is applied to a smaller portion of the tooth, improving the look of healthy teeth and giving you more confidence.

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  • 14/10/2016
    Understanding the Cost of Dental Crowns

    A dental crown can provide a highly effective solution for a decayed or damaged tooth. It not only repairs the tooth and restores its function, but it also prevents further decay and damage. Some people, however, have a difficult time understanding why crowns are as expensive as they are.

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  • 14/10/2016
    The Different Types and Benefits of Partial Dentures

    Partial dentures are a fantastic solution for anyone with a few missing teeth. Not only do missing teeth often present a cosmetic concern, but they can result in health complications such as bone loss in the vicinity of the missing tooth.

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  • 14/10/2016
    Oral Hygiene with Braces: How to Do It and Why It’s Important

    Having a mouth full of brackets and wires probably isn’t your favourite thing in the world, but straight, beautiful teeth are worth it. However, your teeth won’t be so beautiful when your braces come off if you don’t take proper care of them while they’re on.

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  • 14/10/2016
    The Ultimate Guide to Preparing for Oral Surgery

    Getting oral surgery can be exciting and nerve-racking all at once. On the one hand, you’re one step closer to perfect oral health and a gorgeous smile.

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  • 14/10/2016
    What to Expect When Getting Your Tooth Pulled

    When you were a child and you had a loose tooth, the easiest way to remove it was to simply yank. It was quick and relatively painless.

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  • 09/08/2016
    What You Need to Know About Dental Implants

    Everyone wants to have an attractive smile. They need perfectly white, perfectly straight teeth that look even and uniform as they fill the mouth. Nobody wants to have broken teeth or gaps in their smile.

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  • 08/08/2016
    Recognizing the Signs of TMJ

    Do you experience pain in your jaw? Does that pain remain even when you don’t speak or chew for hours at a time? You might have temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMJ.

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  • 07/08/2016
    How Young is Too Young for Braces?

    Parents may remember the tween and teen years as the time when many of their classmates got braces. Nowadays, children often see their friends getting braces at very young ages, even as early as age seven.

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  • 06/08/2016
    Why Root Canals are Less Nightmarish Than You Think

    Cartoons and movies may have given you the idea that root canals are the stuff of nightmares, but nothing could be further from the truth. After all, you’re not going to see a mad scientist; you’re going to see a compassionate, experienced dentist who knows how to keep you comfortable throughout the whole procedure. He or she is there to help you, not hurt you.

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  • 05/08/2016
    Bruxism: Signs You Might Be Grinding Your Teeth

    Grinding your teeth (or bruxism) is not an uncommon habit, but if done in excess it can severely damage your oral health. If you grind your teeth on a regular basis, call your dentist in Oshawa. They can examine you for signs of bruxism and tell you how to recover from it.

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  • 04/08/2016
    Gum Contouring For a Bigger, Brighter Smile

    No one should feel self-conscious about their smile. If you’re looking for a way to brighten your smile, consider gum contouring. If you feel that you have short teeth or you just want a bigger smile, gum contouring is worth looking into.

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  • 03/08/2016
    Crown Materials: Pros and Cons

    No one likes getting dental work done, but sometimes it can’t be avoided. When you’re getting a crown done, it’s important to do your research beforehand to determine what options are available to you. Being well informed can make the procedure less stressful and let you know exactly what to expect.

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  • 02/08/2016
    Closing the Gap: Dental Implants Vs Crowns & Bridges

    You’ve lost a tooth or your dentist has recommended an extraction. Don’t you wish permanent teeth could just grow back?


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  • 01/08/2016
    Benefits of Mini Dental Implants

    Lost a tooth? If you’re ready to fill the gap, ask your cosmetic dentist about the possibility of a mini dental implant. Compared to bridges and regular implants, mini implants’ advantages often outweigh other options. Mini implants are an option for your teeth at the front of your mouth and can’t be used to replace any ‘chewing’ teeth.


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