Learn More about Your Dental Health

Do you want to know more about how to keep your teeth healthy? Eastgate Dental Centre’s blog can give you helpful tips and tricks to take care of your and your children’s smiles in between appointments. If you have any questions, call our office in Hamilton.

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    Tech-Savvy Teeth: Top 3 Advances in Dental Technology

    When the word “technology” is brought up, most people think of portable devices and drones. What about your teeth? Dental technology and advancements in technique have led to huge improvements in recent years. From pain management to shorter healing times and more efficient services, imaging technology and streamlined approaches to oral health are making visits to the dentist a lot more enjoyable. If you require dental services or oral surgery in Hamilton, visit the team at Eastgate Dental. We offer a wide range of services for the entire family. You will see that we only use the latest tools and techniques to consistently provide our patients the best treatment available.

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    What Really Causes Crooked Teeth?

    It seems like more and more children are struggling these days with crooked, crowded, and overlapping teeth. Upper and lower adult teeth often emerge out of place and misaligned. Even though the condition is not uncommon, you may be curious about the cause. Lots of research has been completed on the topic and the results are still not entirely conclusive. Each patient has unique contributing factors, but the reasons outlined below provide a good indication of the leading causes of crooked teeth.

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  • Tooth Extraction in Hamilton Ontario
    Learn When Tooth Extraction is Necessary in Hamilton and When It Could Mean a Visit to Your Oral Surgeon

    Is your tooth persistently causing you pain and discomfort? Maybe you recently experienced an injury that resulted in a cracked tooth. Or maybe the bone density in your jaw has deteriorated and is causing your teeth to become loose. Whatever the case may be, a tooth that is damaged beyond repair will need to be extracted to prevent an infection or other severe tooth problems.

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    How Does the Cold Weather Affect Sensitive Teeth?

    As the cold weather approaches, you may begin to worry about the pain you will experience in your mouth. When your teeth are exposed to the cold winter air, it can be just as painful as eating or drinking hot and cold substances. Tooth sensitivity from cold outdoor temperatures is more common than you may think. For starters, many people tend to clench their jaw to stay warm without even realizing it. Clenching and grinding your teeth is one of the main causes of tooth sensitivity, as it wears down the enamel in your tooth, exposing the dentin and resulting in nerve irritation.

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    How Does Dental Freezing or “Anesthesia” Work?

    Are you worried about your upcoming tooth extraction in Hamilton? Have you just scheduled your oral surgery? No matter the case, local anesthesia or dental freezing can help alleviate your concerns about pain and the uncomfortable sensations that can be part of dental work.

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    “Soft Teeth” and Other Dentistry Myths: Uncovering the Truth with Your Hamilton Dentist

    Most people know that good oral hygiene is important to maintain their overall and dental health. Brushing and flossing get a lot of attention, and rightfully so, but even with a lot of great resources and habits being promoted, some misinformation about teeth and dental myths still get circulated.

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    How to Manage Sensitive Teeth

    The International Dental Journal reports that approximately 57 percent of adults between the ages of 20 to 50 suffer from tooth sensitivity. When the enamel wears down on the outside of your tooth, the tubes that connect to the inside nerves of the tooth are exposed, which is why you may be experiencing pain while drinking a hot coffee or eating ice cream. 

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    What Is Dental Crowding?

    Dental crowding or malocclusion is a hereditary condition that occurs when there is an insufficient amount of space for all the teeth to properly fit within your mouth. Your teeth may become displaced if they are too large to fit in the available space. Losing your primary teeth too early or the improper growth of teeth can also cause crowding.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Adult Braces

    More and more adults are turning to braces, hoping to achieve the perfect smile and bite they have always dreamed about. Braces are a great option to straighten teeth, space out crowded teeth, and close gaps in your smile. However, the outcome of your teeth heavily depends on how well you care for your braces during treatment. Before committing to tooth correction, it is a good idea to know exactly what you are getting into to be better prepared.

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    How to Identify Cracked Tooth Syndrome

    If you are experiencing pain and discomfort in your mouth every time you eat or drink a hot or cold drink, particularly around your molars, you may have what is known as cracked tooth syndrome. Unfortunately, this condition involves a crack that is too small to be visible in an x-ray, and can be difficult to detect if it exists under the gum.

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    Do I Need to Wear My Retainer Every Night?

    After having an orthodontic treatment, such as braces, you may wonder if you need to continue wearing your retainer or if it is necessary to wear it every night. The answer to this is not a one-size-fits-all situation. It instead depends on the factors that led to your orthodontic treatment. If you want straight teeth, your Hamilton orthodontist may recommend that you wear your retainer nightly regardless.

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    How to Correct Bad Dental Habits Before They Become a Costly Problem

    You brush, floss and rinse daily. So, it is easy to assume that you are taking great care of your teeth, right? What you may not realize, however, is that you may be taking on bad habits that are permanently damaging your teeth. Even with brushing and flossing twice a day, bad habits can wear down enamel, yellow the colour of your teeth or even force you to get dentures later on in life. Before you assume that you have perfect oral health, make sure you are not giving into or creating a bad habit.

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    Broken Brace? Here’s What You Need to Know

    There’s nothing worse than having a brace break. It’s uncomfortable, inconvenient and embarrassing. But a broken brace doesn’t have to completely ruin your day. Keep reading for some tips on how to maintain your orthodontic system.

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  • Eastgate Dental | WisdomTeeth: Wisdom Teeth Extracted by a Qualified Burlington Dentist
    When to Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

    Unlike the rest of your adult teeth, which come in during childhood, your wisdom teeth don’t fully descend until you’ve reached the age of adulthood. That’s where they get their name. They’re the teeth you get when you’ve gained a little wisdom from the world! Keep reading to learn more about wisdom teeth and the best time to have them removed.

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    Gingivitis: Causes, Symptoms, Prevention, and Treatment

    Gingivitis is an oral health condition that occurs when the gums become inflamed. It is essentially the body's natural response to the irritation caused by bacteria and plaque that has been allowed to build up on the teeth and gums.

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    The Costs of Running a Successful Dental Office in Hamilton

    The quality of dentistry in Canada is among the best in the world. Canadians have access to skilled and educated dental professionals, cutting-edge dental technology, and effective diagnostic tools and treatments.

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  • 13/08/2016
    Understanding and Managing Dental Anxiety
    It is not uncommon for many people to experience some apprehension at the thought of an upcoming dental visit. Some people, however, experience an outright phobia of visiting the dentist, despite the fact that modern dentistry is virtually pain-free and much more comfortable than dentistry of the past.
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  • 12/08/2016
    Add a Spring Dental Checkup to Your Spring Cleaning Plans
    Spring cleaning should be about more than just cleaning up in and around your house. It should be a time to tune-up and refresh any area of your life, including your dental health. Scheduling your dental checkups so that one of your bi-annual visits falls in the early spring time is a great way to head into the warmer temperatures with one of your most important health check-ups already taken care of.
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  • 11/08/2016
    Teeth Whitening Techniques Compared: UV Light Treatment vs. Whitening Kits
    Along with the rest of Canada, the popularity of cosmetic dentistry in the communities of Burlington and Hamilton has been steadily rising over the past several years. Teeth whitening in particular is a procedure that many people are interested in. However, there are so many different tooth whitening treatments available that it can be difficult to pick the right one.
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  • 10/08/2016
    What You Need to Know About Fissure Sealants for Your Children
    Fissure sealants are a common preventative dentistry treatment performed in family dental clinics in Hamilton. It is often used in children when their adult teeth start coming in, at about 6 to 7 years of age. Fissure sealants involve the application of a plastic coating on the chewing surfaces of the premolars and molars which effectively seals up any of the tiny grooves and fissures on the tooth.
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  • 09/08/2016
    What are Dental Implants?
    Not everyone has perfect pearly whites, but thanks to advances in technology, they can. Dental implants are artificial teeth that are placed into the jaw to hold a bridge or artificial tooth. Whether you lost a tooth to injury or decay, dental implants are the ideal alternative to dentures.
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  • 07/08/2016
    How to Find a Dentist for a Child
    Whether your child has a few freshly-sprouted teeth or already has a mouthful of them, starting good oral habits early is important. Visiting a Hamilton dentist and starting with regular dental care is your child’s first step to maintaining a healthy smile. While you may feel overwhelmed at the options for local dentists, there are a few ways to narrow down your choices and find the right dentist for your child.
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  • 06/08/2016
    What to do in a Dental Emergency
    An injury to the teeth or gums is potentially serious and you should never ignore it. By delaying a dental assessment or neglecting the issue completely, you may increase the risk for permanent damage as well as end up having to pay for a more expensive treatment.
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    8 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know Were Staining Your Teeth
    Yes, skipping that morning brew will help maintain your pearly whites, but did you know that coffee is not the worst offender when it comes to teeth staining?
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  • 04/08/2016
    Visiting the Dentist: the Sooner, the Better
    Say cheese! Most children, regardless of age, know exactly what to do when the words “say cheese!” are heard: smile!
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  • 03/08/2016
    10 Unexpectedly Detrimental Dental Hygiene Habits
    You spend time on dental hygiene because you expect your brushing and flossing to fight off cavities. If you want to have fresh breath, healthy teeth, and a beautiful smile, you have to brush twice a day, floss once a day, and see your dentist twice every year.
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  • 02/08/2016
    How to Help Your Child Develop Good Dental Habits
    You probably can't remember the time before you brushed your teeth. You realize that your parents must have taught you as a young child, and you remember your childhood dental visits, but you don't remember how your parents taught you. Now you have a child of your own, and you know dental hygiene basics, but you don't know how to help your child develop good dental habits.
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  • 01/08/2016
    Chewing Gum and Your Tooth Health
    There are many different philosophies regarding chewing gum. Some may think it’s a dirty habit, and others find it a useful way to stave hunger. Whatever your opinion on chewing gum, you should realize that it’s a growing multi-million dollar industry.
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