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Colborne Family Dental offers comprehensive dental care services in Oshawa. We believe in educating our patients to take care of their teeth and prevent serious oral health disorders. Our blog page is regularly updated to provide you with all the information about oral health, preventive care and other latest developments in dentistry.


Read on to learn more about dental care.

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    22/07/2020 0 Comments
    What to Look for in Your Toothpaste to Prevent Dental Cavities?

    For more than 60 years, sodium fluoride has been used to aid in preventing dental decay by including it in toothpaste. Historically, the use of sodium fluoride toothpaste has been proven to be highly effective for the treatment of dental caries, as well as an important part of it carries a risk management system.

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  • 31/10/2019 0 Comments
    Things to Know Before Going to a Dentist

    It’s no secret that visiting the dentist, whether for an appointment like a root canal or a routine cleaning, is not usually on anyone’s priority list. Despite this, such routine consultations are necessary to ensure good oral and dental hygiene. Your dentist can also help reduce any discomfort with other medical conditions closely associated with their area of expertise.

    Colborne Family Dental offers complete oral health care for everyone, irrespective of age, with our dental services, including preventive dental care, restorative dental care and cosmetic dental services. We strive to create a friendly, relaxed atmosphere in combination with experience and knowledge.

    In this blog post, our staff has explained what you should know before going to a dentist.

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    23/10/2019 0 Comments
    Dental Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

    Good oral hygiene is important for healthy teeth and gums. Brush twice a day, floss every day and eat nutritious food to avoid dental problems. Regular dental check-ups and cleaning are also essential to prevent such issues. Without a proper hygiene routine and treatment, you can suffer from tooth decay, gum disease or tooth loss. At Colborne Family Dental, we provide complete oral health care for your entire family. Our dental clinic has been serving clients in Oshawa since 1943, with our staff trained in the latest techniques and technology.

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  • 22/08/2019 0 Comments
    What is Gingivitis?

    Gingivitis is a mild and common form of gum disease. Gingivitis is caused when plaque—a naturally occurring sticky film that contains bacteria—builds up on teeth, causing redness, swollen/puffy gums, and gums that easily bleed when brushing/flossing. Gingivitis can be prevented and reversed with good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and getting regular dental checkups.

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  • 31/07/2019 0 Comments
    What is Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)?

    Bruxism is the grinding or clenching of your teeth together. It affects more people than you may think! Approximately 30-40 million people in North America alone have been diagnosed with this condition. In most cases, it is done at night and is involuntary.

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  • 25/06/2019 0 Comments
    Diet for Healthy Teeth

    Dietary counselling is an integral part of a dental examination. We always try to educate our patients/parents/adolescents/kids on what food or food products to eat in order to keep teeth healthy.

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  • 12/04/2019 0 Comments
    Sealant and Its Advantages

    A dental sealant is a minimally invasive dental procedure that does not require any freezing and drilling. A plastic tooth-coloured material is placed on the chewing surfaces of the permanent back teeth (molars and premolars) to help protect them from decay.

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  • 27/03/2019 0 Comments
    Why are Dental X-rays Important?

    X-rays, also known as radiographs, are an essential part of any dental care treatment plan. They are diagnostic, but they can also be preventative by helping a dentist diagnose potential oral care issues in a patient’s mouth before they become a major problem.

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  • 13/02/2019 0 Comments
    Toothbrush Maintenance: How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush and Why?

    A common question in the dental office by patients is, “How often should I change my toothbrush?”. This is a very good question, as some patients do not realize it is more frequently than originally thought.

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  • 28/01/2019 0 Comments
    The Difference Between Plaque & Calculus (Tartar)

    Plaque is a soft, sticky, colourless (when build-up becomes abundant it can appear white) film containing millions of bacteria and is constantly forming on the surfaces of your teeth. Due to plaque accumulation being a constant cycle within the oral cavity, brushing and flossing 2x a day is extremely important in order to disrupt bacterial formation/growth. If plaque is not removed regularly from the surfaces of the teeth, the bacteria continue to grow, causing the gingiva (gums) to become red, swollen, and eventually start to bleed. When the gingiva is in this state, it is also known as gingivitis.

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