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3 Possible Causes of Tooth Pain After Brushing 

Do you feel discomfort or pain after brushing your teeth? Noticing warning signs of oral health problems and quickly acting on them is an extraordinary method to keep your teeth and gums in excellent condition. Read the top three causes of tooth pain and what to do about them.   Tooth Sensitivity    Cleaning your teeth is fundamental for keeping your smile healthy. If your teeth hurt after brushing or eating hot or cold foods, you may have tooth sensitivity. As indicated by the Canadian Dental Association, gum infection and tooth decay can cause tooth sensitivity, and will require professional ...
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New West Dentist

What is Root Canal Treatment? 

What is a Root Canal?   Root canal treatment is the removal of the tooth's pulp – the living tissue within the tooth. It includes the tooth’s nerve and blood supply. It is a little, thread-like tissue in the centre of the tooth. Once the damaged, infected, or dead pulp is removed, the remaining space is cleaned, shaped, and filled with a material called gutta percha. Years back, teeth with infected pulps were often removed. Today, root canal treatment saves many teeth that would certainly otherwise be lost.   The most common reasons for pulp damage or death are:   ...
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New Westminster Dentist

What is a Filling?

A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and form. When a dental professional provides you a dental filling, she or he initially removes the decayed tooth material, cleans up the damaged area, and then fills up the cleaned out tooth cavity with a filling material. By closing off spaces where bacteria can get in, a dental filling also helps prevent further decay. Materials used for fillings consist of gold, porcelain, a composite resin (tooth-colored dental fillings), and an amalgam an alloy of mercury, silver, copper, tin and sometimes zinc. What ...
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Dr. Jonathan Yeun, New Westminster Dentist

The Negative Effects Of Bulimia On Your Teeth

Bulimia is an eating disorder in which people consume large amounts of food and end up eating far more than their body needs. As a result, they can sometimes face indigestion and heartburn. Then to clear out the symptoms or to get rid of the extra calories they vomit, fast, or get involved in some other ‘purging’ behavior such as rigorous exercises. This constant cycle of overeating and purging affects the heart, kidneys, and other organs. But bulimia can also cause significant damage to your teeth. How Bulimia Impacts Your Oral Health Bulimia is an eating disorder characterized by bingeing ...
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Sugary Treats – Why It Can Be Bad For Your Kids’ Teeth

Fact: Kids love sugary treats (well, most do). It’s not uncommon for parents to give in to their kids’ every whim and pamper them with these delectable goodies and drinks.  However, sugar is the worst thing for your children’s teeth – it will literally make their teeth rot.  The bacteria in your mouth feed off the sugars that you eat and drink and in turn, produce acid as a by-product.  This acid dissolves the tooth tissue creating holes which are referred to as cavities.  This is the process of tooth decay, or caries, as dentists call it.  Once cavities are ...
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