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Apr 05 2019

What is Bruxism?

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Have you noticed that sometimes your mouth hurts because you’ve been clenching your jaw too tight? Although most commonly attributed to stress, sometimes a person could be suffering from a condition known as bruxism. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] Signs & Symptoms Bruxism has many symptoms that are similar to those of other conditions. You should always consult your dentist if you are concerned about the following issues: [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] Increased tooth sensitivity Jaw soreness or tight jaw muscles Loud teeth grinding Chipped teeth Bad headaches [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_single_image image="22084" img_size="medium" alignment="center" hover_animation="no"][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] Sleep Bruxism No...

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Mar 29 2019

6 Ways to Relieve Sensitive Teeth

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Have you ever experienced painful teeth when you take a bite into a popsicle or take a sip of hot coffee? You may have sensitive teeth. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] Sensitive teeth come about when the inner layer of teeth called the dentine, is exposed. While there are many said cures out there, these are the ones we feel are the most helpful: [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_single_image image="22054" img_size="medium" alignment="center" hover_animation="no"][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] 1. Desensitising Toothpaste Desensitising pastes (eg. Sensodyne) are targeted for people with sensitive teeth Ask your dentist for a recommended brand...

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Mar 22 2019

Wisdom Teeth

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people start getting during their late teens or early twenties. In some cases, when these teeth appear they can be seriously misaligned and require removal. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] The poor alignment of wisdom teeth can crowd or damage its neighbours and can even affect the jawbone or nerves. They can also be impacted where they are enclosed in the soft tissue or they are partially breaking through or erupting through the gum. This partial eruption gives...

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Mar 15 2019

The Dentist Is Your Friend

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Dental Anxiety is Real Next time when someone tells you they’re terrified of seeing the dentist, don’t laugh it off. It could be a real case of dental anxiety and dental phobia, which isn’t uncommon. Did you know that 15% of Americans avoid seeing dentists as a result of this fear? That’s nearly almost 40 million people! [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] Having fears and avoiding the dentist instantly puts your oral health at risk. At TAG Dental Clinic, we definitely want our patients to feel at ease with the dentist so here...

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Mar 08 2019

Revamp Your Smile with Invisalign®

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Everyone wants nice, straight teeth. But the thought of having wires running across mouths, scratching, poking, and making it hard to eat, speak, and sleep, is a nightmare for many. However, did you know that there is an alternative known as aligners? [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_single_image image="21961" img_size="medium" alignment="center" hover_animation="no"][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] Invisalign retainers are not braces Invisalign is an increasingly popular choice among teens and adults who want straighter teeth without the inconveniences of traditional braces. The transparent, removable aligners offer treatment that reduces interference with patients’ everyday lives. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space...

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Feb 28 2019

Getting The Smile You’ve Always Wanted

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Dale Carnegie once said, "The expression one wears on one's face is far more important than the clothes one wears on one's back." Whether we like it or not, people do judge us by our overall attractiveness and a great smile is one of the critical elements tied to it! [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] What's In A Smile? You might be wondering, “Well, what makes a great smile?” First and foremost, it has to be genuinely from the heart and not forced. A broad and sincere smile is recognizable on-the-spot and...

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Feb 22 2019

Smile Better with Veneers!

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] If your teeth are chipped, stained, misaligned or you’re just not happy with them, you can possibly fix them with dental veneers. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] What are veneers? Veneers are thin shells, made from either porcelain or composite resin that mimic your natural teeth. While both are bonded to the front of your teeth, each offers their pros and cons. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_single_image image="21901" img_size="medium" alignment="center" hover_animation="no"][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] Composite vs. Porcelain Composite veneers can be shaped on the spot by a dentist. They are made of the same material that is used...

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Feb 09 2019

Advantages of Invisalign® over Traditional Braces

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] When your teeth become misaligned, it's a terrible experience. Not only does it make cleaning your teeth an uphill task, it also takes a toll on your self-confidence and makes you very self-conscious. Furthermore, if left unchecked, your teeth will be at risk of contracting periodontal disease, which is not what your dentist wants to find! [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_single_image image="21835" img_size="medium" alignment="center" hover_animation="no"][vc_empty_space image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] Secondly, once installed, conventional metal braces have to remain permanently in place until they are professionally removed. Invisalign® braces, however, can be removed at...

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