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When to Replace a Tooth

If you have a problematic tooth or recently experienced an injury to your mouth, you may be wondering if it’s best to have your tooth extracted and replaced, or if you should try to keep it as long as possible.   While natural tooth preservation is usually the ideal option for our patients at Purity Dental, it’s not always what’s best. Here are a few instances where you may want to discuss...

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Your First Filling

Thanks to modern preventative dentistry techniques, our patients and their families have a lower tooth decay risk than generations past. But cavities still happen, and if you’ve just found out that you have tooth decay for the very first time, you may be wondering what it’s like to get a dental filling.    Filling Material Selection Dental fillings are generally made of a tooth coloured composite material. The type of material is important,...

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3 Causes of Cold Sensitivity and How to Prevent It

Cold sensitivity in your teeth is one of the most common issues we see in dentistry.  The symptoms can be temporary, or in some cases, mean something more serious that should be addressed. When you come to Purity Dental for your exam, we’ll perform a thorough evaluation to see what the cause of your cold sensitivity is and how it should be addressed.   Common Causes of Sensitive Teeth and How to Deal...

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Dealing with Gum Recession

Gum recession can cause sensitivity and make you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your smile.  It’s a very common dental condition but it should be addressed quickly so that it doesn’t get worse.   What Causes Gum Recession?  There are different factors that lead to gum recession.  It can be something that you can’t help, like your genetic makeup and oral anatomy, or a problem that can be easily fixed, like brushing...

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5 Signs That You May Need Root Canal Therapy

Needing root canal therapy is not something that should be ignored. A dental abscess doesn’t get better on its own. It must be treated.  So, if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should see a dental professional right away.     You have a toothache:  It may start out as a dull achiness but if left unattended the pain can become so bad that it’s unbearable, waking you up at...

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Why You Shouldn’t Prolong Your Dental Treatment

Is the thought of dental treatment leading you into a panic attack? Well you are not alone! Many adults fear having dental treatment done and will avoid it as long as possible. However, in doing so it can lead to some of the following;   Risking Severe Infection Serious dental infections can spread quickly to other parts of your body, such as your throat which can lead to closing off your airway!   Losing the...

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Getting the Most Out Of Your Teeth Whitening Treatment

Yay! You’ve decided to brighten your smile! Seeing a dentist will help you get a better result than using a whitening kit sold over the counter. Is there anything extra you can do to ensure your smile responds better to the product?   Here are a few tips and tricks that we want our teeth whitening patients to know about:   Get a Check and Clean First For your whitening gel to work as effectively...

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The Health Impact of Gum Disease

It’s not uncommon to see a toothpaste or mouthwash commercial mention the dangers of gum disease. You may have heard the subject mentioned during your exam with one of our dentists. But aside from swollen or bleeding gums, it’s extremely important to note that there are repercussions on your overall health if periodontitis (gum disease) goes untreated.   The Oral-Systemic Connection Oral biofilm that cause gum disease tend to accumulate under the soft...

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Five Advantages of Dental Implants

Are you ready to replace your missing teeth or find an alternative to your conventional dentures? Dental implants offer several tremendous advantages to our patients. Here are just a few that are worth considering:   They’re Stronger Than Natural Teeth Once an implant has integrated with the body and bone has fused it permanently in place, it can withstand more weight than healthy teeth. Their strength means implants typically outperform removable conventional prosthetics like...

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Is Flossing Really Necessary?

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t like flossing. At Purity Dental we know it’s no secret that flossing is a hard habit to get into. And chances are, if you’ve never had a cavity, you may be asking our Mulgrave dentists, “is flossing really even necessary?”   Yes. It is. And here’s why:   Your Toothbrush Can’t Clean Between Your Teeth Brush as long and hard as you want, and the bristles will...