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Foods That Brighten Enamel

Noone likes to flash their smile when it’s afflicted with teeth that are chipped, asymmetrical or discolored. We all like to dream of that perfect smile that we can wear with confidence and wish there was a way to eliminate all the imperfections our teeth have. Thankfully this is possible with porcelain veneers, an easy […]

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Why Replacing Lost Teeth Is Important

When we first come into the world it’s with a scrunched up face and a mouth full of shiny pink gums, but it won’t be long until we’re sporting 20 of our very first pearly whites. At the age of six our first permanent teeth start to make an appearance, and by the ripe old […]

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How Regular Dental Cleanings Can Keep You Healthy

Brushing your teeth, flossing, and regularly using mouthwash are important parts of your oral health and ensuring that you are able to maintain the health of your teeth through your whole life. Many people make the mistake of thinking that meticulous oral care is sufficient to protect their teeth from life’s rigors, but the truth […]

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Questions For Your Hygienist

So you’re preparing for your trip to the dentist and you think you’ve asked all the pertinent questions. You know the ones we’re talking about “Do I have my insurance card?”, “Have I taken time off from work?”, “Do I have my medical history?”, those ones. The ones that we ask to make sure we […]

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The Dental Specialists Who Care For Your Oral Health

When most of us consider taking a trip to the dentist, we’re usually thinking of a general dentist who handles the day to day affairs of oral health. Just like any medical profession, there are specialists who treat specific issues and are experts in dealing with individual cases in their field. Each of them has […]

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Know Your Dentures Before You Make a Decision

We’ve all heard about dentures, but do you know what a denture actually is outside of the abstract “set of fake teeth”? Believe it or not, there’s a lot of different denture options, and what defines a denture can be as varied as the mouth it’s prepared for. If you’ve discovered you need dentures and […]

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Foods that Brighten Tooth Enamel

In recent years the marketplace has seen a glut of over-the-counter teeth whitening products ranging from toothpaste options to whitening strips.  Dentists have risen to meet this demand with advanced whitening treatments of their own for conditions that aren’t treatable by over-the-counter methods, but did you know there are foods you can eat that will […]

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What is a Periodontist?

We’re all familiar with our friendly neighborhood dentist, but did you know that there’s another oral health specialist who’s just as important?  These skilled physicians are known as periodontist, and they specialize in the supporting structures of the teeth, the gums and jawbone. Whether they’re helping people pace dentures or are aiding in the treatment, […]

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When Should Wisdom Teeth Be Removed

While only 1 in 4 people in the world is born with wisdom teeth, not all of those have to deal with the trails of having them removed.  A common question asked by those who have wisdom teeth is “When should they be removed?”. The answer, for some people, is never. For others, it’s imperative […]

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Gum Line Contouring for a Shapelier Smile

In order to have a beautiful smile, your gum line is just as important as having white, straight teeth. Although people don’t often think of their gums as being part of their smile, the way your gums attach to your teeth helps to create the shape of each individual tooth. Having a gum line that […]

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What to Expect During the Implant Procedure

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing, damaged, or severely discolored teeth. Whether you have decided to get dental implants, or if you are still debating if you should or not, understanding what to expect during the dental implant procedure will help you to either prepare for your procedure or make a decision. […]

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Is Bonding as Good as Veneers?

When considering cosmetic dentistry, there are different options available to improve your smile. Two common methods, dental bonding and porcelain veneers, are used to improve the contour and color of your teeth. But, how do you know which method to pick? Veneers have an established reputation, but is dental bonding a suitable alternative? It depends […]

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The Anatomy of Your Teeth

A set of strong and healthy teeth allow us to enjoy our favorite foods without major complications. We know that oral hygiene has always been an issue of great importance as we can protect our teeth from all the external aggressions they face every day.

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Welcome to Kent Dental Clinic

Thank you for visiting the blog of Kent Dental Clinic in Ottawa, ON. Don’t forget to check in periodically to see our latest posts.

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