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Does Fluoride Whiten Teeth?

A close-up of a dentist's hands applying fluoride on a child's teeth using a cotton swab.

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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Can Electric Toothbrushes Cause Gum Recession?

A close-up of a woman brushing her teeth with an electric toothbrush

Picking an Electric Toothbrush Visiting your dentist for routine dental exams and cleanings is crucial for preventing and treating oral health problems. However, your everyday dental care also plays a significant role. Caring for your teeth and gums at home takes many forms, but the best-known practice is probably brushing your teeth. Toothbrushes are available […]

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Does Whitening Toothpaste Work?

A woman smiling behind a toothbrush she is holding out in front of her face with whitening tooth applied on the bristles

Making sure your teeth sparkle requires healthy oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings. But sometimes your pearly whites need extra treatment to stay, well…white. One of the ways to help accomplish this is by using whitening toothpaste. There are alternative whitening treatments to help you get that perfect smile. But whitening toothpaste is accessible and […]

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The Truth Behind Store-Bought v. Custom Sport Mouthguards

A very intense field of study, traumatic brain injury and concussions in sport have been under a microscope lately, and rightly so. With the increasing popularity of contact sports, prevention of major injury, especially in children, is of the highest priority. Most protective gear, including body padding protection and regulation helmets, are a mandatory standard […]

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Are Teeth Cleaning Trends Helping or Harming?

Today there are trends for almost everything: nutrition, fashion, tech, and even teeth. And with the advent of social media, these trends quickly gain traction and permeate into popular culture at lightning speed. After all, when you see your favourite celebrity sharing their teeth cleaning secrets and showing off their pearly whites (think: How Does […]

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