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  • Can Pregnancy Affect my Oral Health?

    Keeping your teeth and gums healthy during pregnancy has many benefits for you and your baby. Your body undergoes many changes during pregnancy. Some of these can affect the health of your gums and teeth: Changes in your hormone levels can cause swollen gums that bleed during brushing and flossing (pregnancy gingivitis). The risk of having a […]

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  • Dentures

    Having dentures does not mean that you can ignore your oral health and oral hygiene. It is still important to seek dental services regularly for evaluating the soft tissues and to examine your denture for proper fit, comfort, and function. Daily cleaning of your denture is necessary to prevent build-up of plaque, food, calculus (tartar), […]

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  • Free Routine Dental Care for Low-Income Seniors

    The new Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program is a government-funded dental care program. It provides free, routine dental services for low-income seniors who are 65 years of age or older. Coverage includes: check-ups, including scaling, fluoride and polishing repairing broken teeth and cavities x-rays removing teeth or abnormal tissue (oral surgery) anesthesia treating infection and pain (endodontic services) treating […]

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  • Healthy Mouth/Healthy Body

    We have long associated oral health with tooth decay and gum disease. There is now growing evidence that the state of our oral health may be linked to other health conditions such as premature and low birth weight babies, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease and diabetes. Researchers believe that the build-up of oral bacteria through poor […]

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  • Oral Health and Pregnancy

    Keeping your teeth and gums healthy during pregnancy has many benefits for you and your baby. Your body undergoes many changes during pregnancy. Some of these can affect the health of your gums and teeth: Taking care of your oral health is always a good idea. If you are pregnant it is important to remember […]

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  • Oral health

    The effects of tobacco use in your mouth and throat are often overlooked. From a Health Perspective… Tobacco users have more gum disease. The heat and chemicals produced when inhaling cause the mouth’s soft tissue to become red and inflamed. Juices in smokeless tobacco products irritate the gums. Oral cancer (throat, voice box, lip, tongue) […]

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