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Glenora Family Dental Blog

Welcome to our blog, where you'll find educational articles about dentistry, preventive care, cosmetic dentistry, restorative procedures, and more! Enjoy.

oral cancer screening

The Importance of Routine Oral Cancer Screenings

June 21, 2018

According to the Canadian Cancer Society, approximately 4,700 Canadians were diagnosed with oral cancer in 2017. Out of those cases, 1,250 ended in fatality.[1] These statistics are undoubtedly scary. However,…

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Gum Disease

Exploring the Stages of Gum Disease

June 1, 2018

Did you know that healthy gums are just as important as healthy teeth? After all, your gums protect and support your smile. Periodontal disease – or gum disease – can…

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TMJ Bruxism

What is the Difference between Bruxism and TMJ Disorder?

May 18, 2018

In the dental world, the terms “bruxism” and “TMJ disorder” or “TMJD” are used together quite frequently, and understandably so. After all, both of these issues exhibit similar symptoms. However,…

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Dental Bridges

Are there times when a dental bridge is more appropriate than a dental implant?

May 4, 2018

Dental bridges have been used successfully for decades in dentistry. Used to replace a single tooth or up to three teeth in a row, bridges can effectively restore aesthetics and…

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Wisdom Teeth Extraction

6 Things You Should Know About Wisdom Tooth Extraction

April 20, 2018

Let’s face it – no one is particularly ecstatic about the idea of having a tooth extracted, much less four of them! But when it comes to wisdom teeth, removing…

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Dental Root Canal Treatment

5 Tips for Root Canal Treatment Recovery

April 6, 2018

No one likes to hear that they need root canal treatment. However, despite common misconceptions, many patients experience minimal discomfort during the procedure. In fact, the nature of the treatment…

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dental checkup

Metal vs. Cosmetic Dental Fillings: Four Reasons to Choose White

March 26, 2018

In decades past, tooth decay was commonly treated with metal fillings. These restorations, also referred to as amalgam fillings, are comprised of a combination of silver, tin, copper, zinc, and…

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iscussing report with patient at dental clinic. Looking to x-ray

Tell Me about Tooth Reshaping and Gum Re-Contouring

March 9, 2018

Do you have an uneven smile? Perhaps there are small chips in your teeth that interfere with your appearance. Do you feel that excess gum tissue makes your smile look…

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Who’s the Best Candidate for Dental Implants?

February 9, 2018

If you are missing teeth, you may be a good candidate for dental implants. These titanium posts replace the roots of missing teeth, and can be restored with crowns, bridges,…

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Am I a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

December 8, 2017

Are there certain cosmetic elements you dislike about your smile? Maybe you have small chips or fractures. Perhaps your teeth are discoloured, and teeth whitening doesn’t seem to help. Patients…

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