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Alpha Dental Care is a family dentist located in Milton, Ontario. We know that there are often many questions when it comes to choosing a dentist or simply having general questions. Our blog is meant as a place to educate and hopefully answer questions related to family dentistry, children's dentistry, orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry.

Myths About Root Canal Treatment

What is root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment is applied when the pulp of a tooth gets infected and has to be removed (pulpitis). After that, the dentist should clean, fill in and seal the canal. This kind of tooth damage results from tooth decay left untreated for a long time, and/or traumas. The condition can be extremely painful and may require emergency dental help.

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Pros and Cons of Pacifiers

A pacifier is a quick and simple tool that keeps your baby calm and satisfied. It appears to be the very first thing in life for your little thing to appreciate and worship. This is why young mothers often find it hard to break the habit. Briefly, like any other thing on earth, a pacifier is both good and bad in some ways. Let’s see why.

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Pregnancy and Teeth

Teeth are a kind of mirror of a person’s general health, and any change in the body may immediately leave its mark on teeth and gums. Pregnancy is one such thing: it causes hormonal shifts, which may reveal underlying disorders that you have not noticed before or trigger new ones. It is not uncommon for a pregnant woman to realize that her teeth are decaying faster than before. This is quite something to consider if you are planning to have a child.

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Why change toothbrushes so regularly?

Everyone knows that toothbrushes need to be replaced from time to time. Yes, they wear down from regular use, just like any other consumable item. Bristles break down and/or become frayed and are no longer capable of reaching the most remote parts of your mouth and removing unhealthy stuff from your teeth.

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What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

Do cold or hot food and drinks give you pain? Does it hurt badly when you brush or floss your teeth? If you say yes to these questions, you have sensitive teeth. It is an increasingly common issue, and there are a number of factors that contribute to sensitivitity.

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Diabetes and Oral Health

Diabetes is a complicated chronic metabolic disease that causes many negative consequences. It affects the condition of important systems in the body as well as eyes, nerves, heart and kidneys of the person. Though the disease is so destructive, the patients are surprised when they discover one more serious complication of diabetes: deterioration of dental health. Actually, the condition features concomitant oral manifestations that harm dental issues. A study has revealed the prevalence of oral soft tissue diseases and tooth decay in diabetic group in comparison with non-diabetics. 

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

What is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?

Baby teeth are very important as they are susceptible to cavities too. Healthy and strong teeth help to chew food thoroughly, speak properly and ensure their permanent teeth come in correctly. It's also crucial to get into healthy dental habits as early as possible because tooth decay may develop with the appearance of the very first tooth. Tooth decay is the most common dental disease among infants and children. Such tooth decay is also known as Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, Early Childhood Caries or Nursing Bottle Mouth.

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Did you Know?

Super User
16 September 2016
Children's Dentistry
What is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?Baby teeth are very important as they are susceptible to cavities too. Healthy and strong teeth help to chew food thoroughly, speak properly and ensure their perma...
Super User
13 July 2017
Family Dentistry
What is root canal treatment?Root canal treatment is applied when the pulp of a tooth gets infected and has to be removed (pulpitis). After that, the dentist should clean, fill in and seal the canal. ...
Super User
02 July 2017
Children's Dentistry
A pacifier is a quick and simple tool that keeps your baby calm and satisfied. It appears to be the very first thing in life for your little thing to appreciate and worship. This is why young mothers ...
Super User
17 September 2017
Children's Dentistry
Lots of nursing moms are as happy about seeing first teeth erupt in their babies as they are worried. This is quite painful for babies, and they often get anxious and sometimes extremely noisy....
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19 September 2017
Family Dentistry
Cosmetic Dentistry
A tooth brush has come a long way toward reaching its current versatility. Today, we can hardly imagine our life without using it. Dental health is a crucial overall health factor....