PatientCare Blog

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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Is Sedation Dentistry Right for Me?

Is Sedation Dentistry Right for Me? Visiting the dentist can be a stressful time for many people.  They often worry about pain or discomfort and sometimes feel threatened by the tools used during treatment.  Sometimes patients feel anxiety that is … Continue reading

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What To Eat For Healthy Teeth

What to Eat for Healthy Teeth We all know that for good oral health, we should be brushing (twice daily), flossing and rinsing our teeth.  Ideally, after every meal or beverage other than water we would be rinsing and cleaning … Continue reading

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What Can You Do About Sensitive Teeth?

What Can You Do About Sensitive Teeth? Are cold or hot drinks and food causing you tooth pain?  If so, it means that you are suffering from one of the most common dental conditions known as sensitive teeth.  Tooth sensitivity … Continue reading

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Five Tips on Oral Health for Pregnant Women

Seems crazy, but there are many pregnant women who abstain from visiting the dentist during pregnancy because they have heard it can cause harm to their growing babies.  We’re not sure where this myth originated, but it’s just that – … Continue reading

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Are Electric Toothbrushes Worth It?

While watching TV it’s almost impossible not to notice the many ads showing people using electric toothbrushes, claiming they are the greatest thing since sliced bread.  Sure, they do look like they work, and you could just believe what you … Continue reading

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Do You Need Professional Teeth Whitening?

As societies preferences evolve, more and more emphasis is being placed on ones appearance.  Brought on by the social media era that is all about selfies and pictures, having white, shining teeth is something that everyone wants.  Who wouldn’t want … Continue reading

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Are Clear Braces Better?

Maybe you know someone who wears clear braces, or maybe you’ve seen advertisements for them somewhere.  Clear or invisible braces are becoming a more and more common site in peoples mouths as they work their way to straighter teeth and … Continue reading

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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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