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Does a cold or flu affect oral health?

Does a cold or flu affect oral health? As with most things in the human body, your oral health is connected to the way the rest of you feels.  You wake up with what could be the beginnings of a … Continue reading

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The Benefits of a Good Cosmetic Dentist

Not many people are born with a perfect smile, but that doesn’t mean you won’t ever be able to go head-to-head with your favourite celebs in the radiance department.  That’s because cosmetic dentistry can do amazing things and, in most … Continue reading

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How to make your back-to-school dental check-up successful

How to make your back-to-school dental check-up successful It’s important to have your child’s oral health looked at frequently, especially because their mouth (and teeth) are growing rapidly.  The summertime is often less busy at our clinics, with patients away … Continue reading

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Do I need a dentist to whiten my teeth?

  Do I need a dentist to whiten my teeth? At our Martindale clinics we see a lot of patients who want a whiter smile.  Eating food, drinking coloured beverages and simply age can leave teeth stained and dull looking … Continue reading

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How To Keep Your Teeth Clean Between Dental Cleanings

Your mouth will never feel as clean as when you’ve just left the dentists office after a cleaning appointment, but if you want to hang onto that fresh feeling as long as possible, here’s what you need to do. Oral … Continue reading

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How To Brush Your Teeth Properly

You’ve been brushing your teeth pretty much since they first came in, which is why it might seem like the most elementary of oral care tasks.  Believe it or not though, there’s a lot you can get wrong.  In fact, … Continue reading

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What To Do If You Think You Have a Dental Emergency During COVID-19

  Here’s what to do if you think you have a dental emergency If you’re having a dental emergency, please call, email or message your dentist.  You will be asked questions about your emergency, which will also include COVID-19 screening … Continue reading

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Visiting Martindale Dental during COVID-19

  Should you visit our dentist office during COVID-19?   The continued COVID-19 pandemic has created a difficult situation for dentists and patients alike.  It’s become difficult to get professional dental care, and many people are not taking care of … Continue reading

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What to do in a Dental Emergency

IF YOU'RE EXPERIENCING A DENTAL EMERGENCY, PLEASE VISIT OUR ST. CATHARINES EMERGENCY DENTAL PAGE.   MARTINDALE DENTAL NOW OFFERS A 'LIVE VIDEO CHAT' TELEDENTISTRY OPTION THAT PUTS PATIENTS FACE-TO-FACE WITH A LICENSED DENTIST TO HELP ONTARIANS WHEN IT MATTERS MOST. What … Continue reading
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Martindale Dental COVID-19 Statement

Thank you for your patience while our offices remain closed. At Martindale Dental, we prioritize patient and staff safety. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been further advised by our regulatory body (the Royal College of Dental … Continue reading
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Switching to a New Dentist

Helpful Tips for Switching to a New Dentist Beginning early 2020, we’ll be opening the doors of our Martindale Dental Jackson Square location.  That means we’ll be fully serving residents looking for a Hamliton dentist.  As our clinic expansion into … Continue reading

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Are Clear Braces Effective?

Are Clear Braces Effective? Gimmick or smile changer?  How effective are clear braces from Clear Correct at straightening your smile? When patients come into our clinic asking about the easiest way for them to get a straighter, more beautiful smile, … Continue reading

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Advice for Dental Veneers

Advice if you’re thinking about dental veneers So, you’re thinking about getting dental veneers but want some background information before you visit your dentist to consult.  That’s understandable of course, because anything that will change the look of your smile … Continue reading

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Restorative Dentistry Versus Cosmetic Dentistry

While both are extremely common and versatile dental practices, there are big differences between restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments.  Let’s discuss… The goal of both types of dentistry is to activate your best smile, but to achieve the results, these … Continue reading

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Foods to Eat After Wisdom Teeth Removal

Foods to Eat After Wisdom Teeth Removal The procedure is over, and you’re undoubtedly relieved, but now the recovery process will begin.  For most of our patients, recovery from wisdom tooth extraction isn’t a big deal – a few days … Continue reading

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Choosing the right dentist for you

Choosing the right dentist for you Are you looking for a new dentist?  Maybe you’ve moved, are new to the country or are simply looking to upgrade.  Regardless of the reason for your search, finding a dentist that you trust … Continue reading

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Are Clear Braces Right for You?

Are Clear Braces Right for You? You’ve visited the dentist (or a mirror) and found out that your smile isn’t as beautiful as it could be or once was.  You’ve got crooked teeth and you’d like to do something about … Continue reading

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What is Halitosis?

What is Halitosis? The term halitosis describes a common oral health issue we’ve all experienced at some point – bad breath.  For most of us, bad breath has triggers, like eating, drinking (or abstaining from both), smoking etc. but if … Continue reading

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Dental Implant Solutions

Missing teeth?  Dental Implants Could be the Solution Almost all Canadians suffer from missing teeth at some point in their lives.  It’s one of the most common dental conditions we see patients for at our clinics, and luckily there are … Continue reading

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Clear Braces Vs. Traditional Braces: Which is Better for You?

Clear Braces Vs. Traditional Braces:  Which is Better for You? We all want that Hollywood smile, but unfortunately almost none of us are born with a straight set of gleaming pearly whites.  Luckily, modern dentistry has solutions so that we … Continue reading

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