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10 Tips to Prevent Gum Recession

A close up of a mouth and teeth showing gum recession due to tooth brush abrasion also known as brushing too hard.

Gum recession is a common dental issue. Caused by a combination of lifestyle, environmental, and hygiene factors, this condition leads to the gums pulling away from the teeth. Gum recession can create pockets for bacteria to breed and thrive, which can lead to all kinds of dental conditions. But how do you prevent gum recession? […]

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What Is the Canada Dental Benefit? Your FAQs Answered

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Everyone needs dental care, especially children. Dental exams, crowns, and restorative dental services are necessary to protect your family’s health. No one should lose access to dental care because of financial trouble, and the Canada Dental Benefit was recently launched to help support this need. You likely have several questions about this benefit, which we […]

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How to Clean Invisalign

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One of the primary benefits of Invisalign is that they’re removable. This makes eating, drinking, and brushing easier and allows you to take a break from your aligners for special events. Removing your Invisalign to practice your oral hygiene routine daily is critical for healthy teeth and gums, but cleaning the Invisalign aligners is necessary, […]

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Does Fluoride Whiten Teeth?

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Fluoride is a mineral that can have many positive benefits for our teeth, like reducing your risk of cavities or tooth decay. Fluoride does not directly whiten teeth but can be combined with teeth-whitening treatments to help reduce tooth sensitivity.  At Southgate Dental Centre, we provide fluoride treatments with regular dental cleanings to help promote […]

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6 Alternatives to Flossing

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Flossing isn’t everyone’s favourite activity, and there are many reasons why you might dread having to perform the task each morning.  Nonetheless, flossing is crucial to our oral hygiene and combating plaque that builds up on our teeth. Without it, you’re more likely to experience gum disease, cavities, and other oral health issues. Therefore, we’ve […]

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