PatientCare Blog

Join us August 21 - 23 Milton Ribfest!

Join us this weekend August 21 – 23 at the Milton Fairgrounds for the 6th annual Milton Ribfest! We have set up a special flossing station for all of you rib and corn-on-the-cob lovers.  We have special giveaways for the … Continue reading

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Bad Breath Causes and Treatment

Bad breath, medically called halitosis, can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems. Bad breath can also be made worse by the types of foods you eat and other unhealthy lifestyle habits. … Continue reading

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Is Sedation Dentistry Safe For Kids?

Advances in sedation drug therapy have enabled many paediatric healthcare providers to treat children and teenagers who would otherwise be too anxious and fearful. Many dental professionals who treat kids are now performing more invasive procedures, such as filling cavities … Continue reading

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Sedation Dentistry - Wake Me When it's Over

Does the thought of having your teeth cleaned make your entire body tense?  Would you rather endure the agony of a toothache than step foot in a dentist’s office? You’re not alone. A lot of people are so phobic about going to the … Continue reading

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What Are the Treatments for Snoring?

How Is Snoring ‘Diagnosed?’ Your doctor will ask about any allergies you may have, as well as about your eating patterns, what medicines you take, and whether you drink alcohol or smoke. Your doctor will also examine your throat and nasal passages … Continue reading

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Smoking and Oral Health

Smoking leads to dental problems, including: Bad breath Tooth discolouration Inflammation of the salivary gland openings on the roof of the mouth Increased build up of plaque and tartar on the teeth Increased loss of bone within the jaw Increased risk of leukoplakia, white patches inside the mouth Increased … Continue reading

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What causes tooth sensitivity?

Under normal conditions, the underlying dentine of the tooth (second layer of the tooth structure) is covered by the enamel crown and the gums that surround the tooth. Over time, the enamel can get thinner, thus providing less protection. The … Continue reading

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Do I Need to Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Your dentist says you need to have your wisdom teeth taken out. But they don’t hurt, you say, so why remove them? These days, oral surgery to remove wisdom teeth is a standard practice — almost a rite of passage … Continue reading

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Symptoms of an Abscessed Tooth

An abscessed tooth is a painful infection at the root of a tooth or between the gum and a tooth. It’s most commonly caused by severe tooth decay. Other causes of tooth abscess are trauma to the tooth, such as … Continue reading

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9 Causes of Tooth Pain

1. Too Much Mouthwash Love minty fresh breath? If you swig mouthwash throughout the day, you may set yourself up for a sore mouth. That’s because some products have acids that make already-sensitive teeth worse. The solution: Ask your dentist about … Continue reading

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Martindale Dental Sponsors Milton Magic Boys Youth Soccer Club

We are very proud to support youth athletics in Milton with our sponsorship of the Milton Youth Soccer League 2015 team (Boys 10-11 years old) We are sponsoring the uniforms for both home and away games and will have a … Continue reading

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National Dental Hygienists Week, April 5-11

The month of April is Oral Health Month and an important part of this celebration is National Dental Hygienists Week™, April 5-11. Focusing on the importance of maintaining good oral health practices and helping Canadians understand the role and importance … Continue reading

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April is National Oral Health Month - 5 steps to good oral health

April is National Oral Health Month Although the mouth is part of the body, we often think of it as something separate. We often ignore bleeding or tender gums, while an irritation or pain elsewhere in the body would mean … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Help Fend Off Dangerous Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease (gum disease) describes a condition when gums or gingiva tissue becomes unhealthy. There are many factors contributing to this infection, and studies show more than 75 percent of American adults have some form of gum disease. The problem … Continue reading

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8 Tips to Help Your Child Overcome Fear of Dentists

Taking kids to the dentist is necessary to keep their teeth healthy and promote excellent oral hygiene habits. But from a child’s point of view, a trip to the dentist can be a scary event — lying on a chair … Continue reading

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What to do in Dental Emergency

Martindale Dental located in St. Catharines ON offers the latest in cosmetic and family dentistry. Martindale specializes in dental emergencies which happen quite often. Even Tiger Woods this past week had a mishap where is front tooth was knocked out … Continue reading

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Future of Dentistry May Include 3-D Printing

A top provider of 3-D printing Stratasys recently developed a 3-D printing machine that could change the digital dentistry market. The new Objet Eden260VS Dental Advantage 3D Printer, to dental and orthodontics labs to offer more efficient and affordable dental … Continue reading

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4 Benefits of Using Mouthwash

Brushing and flossing are the best ways to avoid oral health issues like gingivitis. If you add mouthwash into the equation you’re set for success. Mouthwash is an effective tool in the fight against tooth decay, gingivitis, as well as … Continue reading

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6 Tips for Whiter Teeth

Our teeth are irreplaceable. It’s important to keep those pearly whites looking their whitest, because nothing says confidence quite like a beaming smile. In order to keep your smile looking it’s best and brightest, here are six tips to make … Continue reading

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