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Specialties in Dentistry

There are ten recognized specialties in dentistry in Canada. Each of the specialties is considered to be separate from the others, although some of the specialties have certain procedures that are claimed by more than one specialty.

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Specialties in Dentistry - Periodontics

A periodontist is a dentist who has completed a recognized specialty program concerning the periodontium, which is the supporting structure of the teeth. Simply put, this person deals with gums and bone that are holding the teeth in place.

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Something New About Fluoride in the Water

Fluoride that is ingested during the formative years for tooth enamel (up to 9 years old) reduces tooth decay, too much ingested fluoride over a sustained period causes permanent unsightly dark spots on the teeth.

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Sinus Pressure and Tooth Pain

How is sinus pressure and tooth pain related?

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Second Opinion

Contrary to what many patients believe, most dentists welcome the opportunity for a patient to get someone else to have a look and make some suggestions to the patient.

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Rubber Dams

Why does my dentist use a rubber dam?

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Quality Dental Care

You may have heard someone at the dental office talk of this item or that item being “the standard of care”. So what is the standard of care, anyway?

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Oral Cancer

I know it is scary, but oral cancer is a fact of life, and it makes sense for everyone to know at least a little about it.

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Three Dental Challenges


I spent a week with a well-known dental lecturer. He talked about the three main problems the profession has been trying to conquer since many years back: Caries (cavities), periodontal disease, and occlusion.

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Taking care of your teeth as you age

As the years go by, many people live long enough that it becomes very difficult for them to take adequate care of their teeth.

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