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When Should I Take My Child to the Dentist? That is the most common dental question among parents. Many parents often wait for years before they visit a children's dentist, some of them either hold off for insurance even when in a hurry to take their child to the dentist right after birth. Depending on the timing of enrollment and dental coverage, it may beat back the initial appointment.Although doctors and parents might differ on when dental exams and care should begin, early screening is the best. For kids, the first dental ... more
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What Is Invisalign?Invisalign is a way to straighten the teeth without having to worry about brackets. The aligners are clear and removable. Your orthodontist starts by scanning your teeth digitally. Afterward, you will see a map of where your teeth are now and where they will end up at the end of treatment. While you wear the aligners, you can remove them to eat. With traditional braces, you must worry about food restrictions at mealtime. However, with Invisalign, you can eat without worrying about your orthodontics. ... more
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A healthier smile is paramount for most adults. It's often the first thing folks notice when they are exposed to someone for the first time. And no one wants a smile that's dull or discolored, while also having bad breath. The fact that regular brushing is only fifty percent of the solution; it does not eliminate the stains or even bring down halitosis (bad breath) by itself. A smoker needs more frequent dental cleanings. Those who smoke have a greater risk of problems with the gums, having problems after teeth extractions,... more
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5 Fun Facts About Me – Dr Meagan Bennett, Ancaster, ON DentistHi, I’m Dr. MeAgan Bennett and today I’m going to tell you five interesting facts about me. September 18, 20205 FUN FACTS ABOUT ME – DR MEAGAN BENNETT, ANCASTER, ON DENTIST5 Fun Facts About Me – Dr Meagan Bennett, Ancaster, ON DentistHi, I’m Dr. MeAgan Bennett and today I’m going to tell you five interesting facts about me. #1: I love sports. I played every single sport in high school. I played basketball, volleyball, I was on the track and field tea... more
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Dr. Meagan Bennett Treats Her Own Daughter – Ancaster Dentist OfficeDr. Meg: Hi, it’s almost bedtime here at the Ling house. We’ve got Brooke here in her jammies, her Christmas jammies, her gingerbread “Oh Snap!” jammies.The reason why I’ve got Brooke here is because Brooke is actually one of my success stories. I had to take out two teeth on Brooke and she was really anxious and really nervous. Her sister ended up having to have some sedation because she was not one of my success cases. But for Brooke, she actually was very ner... more
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 Bruxism, or teeth grinding, can be defined as the grinding of teeth for non-functional purposes. Bruxism is the habitual grinding of teeth when an individual is not chewing or swallowing.· Daytime: Teeth grinding during daytime is called diurnal bruxism or bruxomania. It can be conscious or subconscious and may be associated with other habits like tongue-thrusting, nail-biting, etc. · Nighttime bruxism: Nighttime teeth grinding is also called nocturnal bruxism. It is the subconscious grinding of teeth characterized by rhythmic... more
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I Want All My Teeth Removed and Replaced: What Are My Options?Losing your teeth can sometimes be an unavoidable occurrence as you go through life. Sometimes teeth are lost to decay or disease. Other times we lose a tooth due to trauma.Do you have a missing tooth? Do you want to find a tooth replacement option that works without compromising the quality? This article will help you discover the best options used in tooth replacement, such as dentures and surgical implants, and how to decide between your choices.When all your teeth are ... more
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If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, either from periodontal disease, tooth decay, or injury, dentures can replace these teeth along with your smile. Replacing missing teeth in Nu Dentistry can quickly and easily benefit your appearance and your overall health. Without support from teeth or dentures, facial muscles sag, which can make an individual look and feel much older. You might also struggle with things like eating and talking, which we tend to take for granted until our natural teeth have been lost.The... more
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You won't notice much sensitivity and pain until tooth decay moves throughout the enamel and into the dentin layer, the Academy of General Dentistry notes.Dentin is composed of tiny nerve endings that become irritated and cause increased sensitivity when exposed to cold, hot, sweet, sticky, and sour foods. You might also feel pain when biting down, and quickly discover that meals are frequently getting trapped between your teeth. Decay spreads quickly through our dentin because it's quite a bit softer than enamel. Decay throughout th... more