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Why Protect Your Smile with a Dental Mouthguard?

If you or another family member love to play sports or take part in any activities where you could take a blow to the mouth, then you should consider getting a dental mouthguard. High-risk sports include football, hockey, rugby, soccer, lacrosse, basketball, baseball, skiing and snowboarding, and skateboarding. Injuries can occur if there is any risk of taking a fall or encountering a hard surface. Every year, Bowmanville dentists see far too many injuries sustained while playing sports. These injuries can chip or crack teeth or in the worst cases can knock them out entirely. Tooth injury or loss is very upsetting and can mean a lifetime of restorative dental care. The potential costs for treating missing or damaged teeth over the course of a lifetime can reach thousands of dollars. It is far more cost-effective and considerably less traumatic to get a well-fitting mouthguard. Why Choose a Custom-Made Mouthguard?…

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Mar 30, 2018 by
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Is Your Snoring Really Sleep Apnea?

Everybody snores from time to time, and it can be annoying for sleeping partners, but persistent snoring could be a sign of a more serious problem called sleep apnea. What Is the Difference between Snoring and Sleep Apnea? Ordinary snoring is consistent, but sleep apnea is characterized by frequent pauses in breathing that can last several seconds. Often sufferers will restart breathing with a loud gasp or snort but will not wholly awaken. These pauses in breathing can occur multiple times a night and not surprisingly one of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea is fatigue. Sleep apnea prevents high quality and restful sleep so that during the daytime you may notice you feel excessively sleepy even though it feels as if you’ve slept for hours. The most common form of sleep apnea in Newcastle is called obstructive sleep apnea or OSA. It is caused by the airway narrowing…

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Mar 23, 2018 by
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Could Porcelain Veneers Help You Achieve Your Dream Smile?

Are you dissatisfied with the appearance of your teeth? Would you love to rejuvenate your smile? Perhaps porcelain veneers are the solution you’ve been seeking. This versatile treatment is frequently used in smile makeovers here at West Bowmanville Family Dental. It is quick, minimally invasive and once fitted onto your teeth, porcelain veneers are durable and can look amazing. What Are Porcelain Veneers and When to Use Them? A veneer is fabricated from a very thin layer of porcelain that is custom-made to fit exactly over the front surface of a tooth. It completely masks the tooth underneath and can be ideal if you have teeth that are relatively strong and healthy, but which aren’t as attractive as you’d wish. You may want to consider veneers if you have unsightly gaps in between your teeth, have teeth that are broken down or chipped or worn, or which are badly stained…

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Mar 16, 2018 by
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Sit Back and Relax with Sleep Dentistry

Does the thought of seeing a dentist send shivers down your spine? Perhaps you wait until dental problems develop before reluctantly scheduling an appointment? If this strikes a chord with you, then there is a more comfortable solution, and which is to have sleep dentistry in Courtice. Compassionate Dental Care in Comfortable Surroundings If you are already a patient here at West Bowmanville Family Dental, then you will already know we always go that extra mile to help people feel comfortable and relaxed. When seeing anyone with dental anxieties, we will take the time to listen to their concerns to understand their concerns and to decide how best to help them. We always like to treat our patients as if they were family, but we know for some people this isn’t always enough. Dental fears and phobias are pretty common and can be tricky to overcome. According to Stats Canada,…

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Mar 9, 2018 by
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Great Dental Care Protects More Than Just Your Teeth

You know you take great care of your health, exercising regularly and eating well, and you never miss your annual checkups with your doctor in Newcastle. But are you so careful with your dental health? If you aren’t, then you could be undermining all your hard work because your dental health is very closely connected to your general health. Numerous clinical studies have established a clear link between general or systemic health and oral health. It’s very easy to think about your body as being a collection of separate parts but your entire body is closely connected with the pathways that carry blood, oxygen and of course, disease from one part to another and from organ to organ. These interlinking pathways can facilitate the spread of disease because for example, the presence of gum disease in your mouth can increase the levels of inflammation in the rest of your body.…

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Mar 2, 2018 by
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