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Braces, Myobrace, And How To Avoid Either

Malocclusion of Teeth Malocclusion of teeth refers to the problem of misaligned teeth and bite. This problem is usually inherited, but there are many other reasons as well that affect the alignment of your teeth. Some of the common causes of Malocclusion are impacted teeth, cleft lip and palate, prolonged use of a pacifier in childhood, gum disease, early loss of milk tooth, and other factors. Various types of teeth alignment problems...

How Oral Health Affects Our Overall Health

Many people are unaware of the importance of oral health and ignore it until they fall into some serious health issues. Many people think that oral health has no relation to their overall health, as they are perceived to be two separate things. In reality, it is the wrong perception, as oral issues like gum disease can lead to critical health conditions. Therefore, people who want excellent overall health should also...

Visiting the dentist while pregnant

Managing your teeth is highly important when you’re pregnant – not just for yourself, but for your baby. Oral health can also be impacted by different aspects of pregnancy, so in this blog Bay Street Dental walk you through how to manage your oral health during this beautiful period! Protecting your unborn baby Keeping your own teeth and gums healthy during your pregnancy lessens the chance of gum disease, which has the...

A Guide to Toothpastes available on the market today

Toothpaste is a part of everyone’s daily ritual, although the toothpastes being used can vary wildly between people due to a variety of different needs. Despite this, one thing is consistent among toothpastes – fluoride. Fluoride is the magic ingredient that helps fight acids that naturally occur in the body, as well as those present in food, from eating away at the enamel of teeth and eventually causing cavities. Due to...

Root canal myths

Root canals still maintain their reputation as long, painful, and generally terrifying dental procedures. Dental advancements have ensured that this is no longer the case, but the myths related to root canals still endure. In this blog, we demonstrate a few myths that are still circulating and point out how they no longer apply. First, what is a root canal? A root canal is a procedure that remedies the decay or trauma that...

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4 Foods Surprisingly Bad for Your Teeth

We have a very good understanding of what is bad for our teeth – sweet foods, like chocolate, lollies, cakes and everything else that tastes so great, is packed with enough sugar to cause serious damage to teeth. But there are some foods that you might not know have similarly aggressive effects on your teeth that you might enjoy just as much as sweets and coffee. We outline 4 in this...

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The importance of regular check-ups

The dentist is considered a den of misery for many. A stranger prodding, scratching and occasionally causing pain in sensitive areas can often be an unpleasant feeling. Because of this, many patients opt to not visit their dentist regularly. It’s important to remember your dentist loves you and your teeth, and only wants the best for your pearly whites. Choosing not to visit your dentist every six months can prove to...

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What Dental Problems Are Trying to Tell You About Your Health

We all know that oral health is imperative to good overall health, and having dental problems can impact the rest of your body, but what many people don’t realise is the opposite is also true. Dental problems don’t always originate in the mouth, in fact many issues that present as oral health issues originate elsewhere in the body. It is always essential to visit your dentist to treat oral health...

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Stop the Snore: How Dentists Can Help Your Sleep Apnea

Have you ever woken in the morning after what seems like a great night sleep only to find yourself feeling fatigued? This is just one of the symptoms of sleep apnea, a condition that affects many people and is a serious medical condition. Often accompanied with disruptive snoring, sleep apnea is when you completely stop breathing while you’re asleep. It’s a tiresome condition that affects not just the patient, but...

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How to get kids interested in their own dental hygiene

It is hard to keep kids focused on anything, let alone a seemingly boring topic such as cleaning their teeth! However, there are ways you can engage your child in taking an interest in maintaining their own dental hygiene. It will pay off in the long run as they will develop positive habits for life which will have a constructive effect on their health. Here a few tips on how...