Why Dental Care is Healthcare | Ottawa Dentist

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Dentistry is a crucial branch of healthcare that focuses on the health of the teeth, gums, and mouth. It plays a vital role in maintaining overall health and well-being. Dental care is not just about keeping your teeth clean; it’s also about preventing and treating dental issues that can impact your quality of life.

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One of the most important aspects of dentistry is preventive care. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings can help prevent dental problems such as cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss. Dentists can also provide advice on proper oral hygiene practices to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

In addition to preventive care, dentists provide restorative treatments to repair damaged or decayed teeth. This can include procedures such as fillings, crowns, and bridges. These treatments not only restore the function of the teeth but also improve their appearance, helping to boost confidence and self-esteem.

Dentistry also plays a role in the treatment of more serious dental issues, such as gum disease and oral cancer. Dentists are trained to detect the early signs of these conditions and provide appropriate treatment to prevent them from progressing.

Cosmetic dentistry is another important aspect of dental care. This branch of dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of the teeth and smile. Treatments such as teeth whitening, veneers, and orthodontics can help enhance the appearance of the teeth and improve overall facial aesthetics.

Overall, dentistry is a vital part of healthcare that not only helps maintain oral health but also contributes to overall health and well-being. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings, along with proper oral hygiene practices, can help prevent dental problems and ensure a healthy smile for years to come. If you have any concerns about your oral health, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with your dentist to discuss them.

Schedule your appointment today. Call Dr. Katia Doumit in Ottawa, Ontario at 613-232-8000 or visit www.urbandentalcentre.com. Dr. Doumit proudly serves Ottawa and all surrounding areas.

The Difference Between Dental Implants and Bridges | Ottawa Dentist

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Tooth loss can be a result of dental trauma, advanced gum disease, or deterioration of the underlying bone over time. If you have experienced dental trauma, it’s important to see your dentist sooner than later to assess surrounding teeth and gums. Either way, a cosmetic dentist may present two replacement options to consider; a fixed dental bridge or an implant. It’s important to understand what these options entail in order to make the best decision for you.

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Do You Have Tooth Decay? | Ottawa Dentist

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Let’s face it – it is easy to maintain a healthy smile if we follow a few basic rules regarding dental hygiene. If you treat your teeth well, they’ll repay you by shining bright and strong. Unfortunately, many don’t follow the rules and your smile is affected. Tooth decay is something that happens when you eat sugary foods and neglect the daily dental duties. And if neglected long enough, bacteria eventually cause cavities to develop.

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Halloween Tips to Avoid a Spooky Dental Checkup | Ottawa Dentist

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We are days away from your smile’s scariest night of the year. Sure, it’s loads of fun to go door to door trick-or-treating in a fantastical costume – it’s the consumption of the night’s riches that causes the issue. Now, we aren’t here to tell you to refrain from celebrating this spooky night, just be more aware of what each type of candy does to your smile.

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The Effects of Autumn on Sensitive Teeth | Ottawa Dentist

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Here we are – preparing ourselves for another autumn season. We swap out popsicles and lemonade for pumpkin bread and hot cocoa. For most of us, this is a welcomed treat as the weather begins to cool down. For others, this is a painful time of year for our mouths because of one reason – sensitive teeth. If you notice a painful zing in your mouth when you eat or drink anything cold or hot, you likely have sensitive teeth.

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When Bleaching Your Teeth Goes Too Far | Ottawa Dentist

A bright set of pearly whites is a goal for most of us. With the diet most of us keep, it is easy for our teeth to begin to tinge as time goes on. Dark foods and beverages all contribute to the dingy look our smiles have. Thankfully, there are many ways to regain those pearlies with just a bit of effort. From natural to in-office treatments, brightening your smile not only has options, but loads of them.

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Improve Your Smile with a Picnic | Ottawa Dentist

There is nothing better than a day in the sun. And now that it’s summertime, loads of us plan on getting together with friends and family to enjoy the warm weather. So, we pack up a lunch and head out into the sun with our loved ones. What you add to that picnic basket will not only dictate a fantastic time, but it can also have an effect on your dental health. So, before you pack up your afternoon nosh, let’s take a look at things you can add to look after your smile.

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Do You Take Milk in Your Tea? | Ottawa Dentist

There are loads of reasons to enjoy a cup of tea. To warm (or cool) your insides, to gather with friends, to even get a good night’s sleep. No matter your reason, tea has become a favorite for people around the world. The problem is one similar to other dark drinks – they can stain your teeth over time. But it still doesn’t matter – tea is going to be a staple in everyone’s lives. So, to celebrate International Tea Day, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of our beloved leafy beverages…

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