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Managing & Understanding Cold Sores

Oral Herpes Simplex Viral (HSV) infections are commonly referred to as “Cold Sores”. The following is an article I had co-written for Canadian continuing education programs for Medical Doctors and Pharmacists. Viral infections of the oral mucosa are frequently...
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Should You Tell Your Dentist If Your Medical History Has Changed?

Why should you update your Dentist with changes to your medical history? Why does the dentist need to know about your hospitalizations, medications, allergies, and other personal medical problems? After all, having a dental cleaning or a filling is not a big deal, right? The...
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Please Be Tooth-Friendly This Halloween!

I know that my oldest two daughters can’t wait to head out into the streets tonight as a Vampire Queen and Pirate Princess. However, their father – the responsible dentist that he is – has already informed them that they can’t eat everything they collect. While cavities cannot...
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Are you interfering with your screening for infection, cysts and oral cancer?

Are you interfering with your screening for infection, cysts and oral cancer? The truth is you probably didn’t even realize that your Dentist screens for infection, cysts and cancer during your routine dental appointments. At Westmount Dental, we visually assess every patient. ...
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When Antibiotics Stop Working

When Antibiotics Stop Working Ontario Medical Association, Ontario Medical Review March 2013 Antibiotic resistance refers to the ability of bacteria to resist the effects of antibiotics that had previously been successful used to obliterate them. This resistance allows bacteria...
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Use it or lose it! 5 Reasons to use Your Dental Insurance Before the End of the Year

Use it or lose it! 5 Reasons to use Your Dental Insurance Before the End of the Year 1. Unused Benefit Does Not Roll Over Most insurance companies have a dental benefit deadline of December 31st and unfortunately, any unused benefits cannot be transferred to other family members...
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FAQ Pregnancy & Dental Care

Pregnancy, Breastfeeding & Dental Treatment How a woman cares for her teeth during her pregnancy can affect her health and her developing baby. During the course of pregnancy, some women have a reduced ability to fight bacteria and, as a result, may have sore and bleeding...
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Dental Injection May Interrupt Wisdom Tooth Development

Anyone who has seen The Matrix will never forget the scene involving the character played by Keanu Reeves when he has been presented with two pills. “This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your...
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Managing & Understanding Oral Ulcers

Oral ulcers are a common clinical problem affecting both adults and children.  Generally, an ulcer is a round or oval yellow defect of the skin, which has exposed the deeper layers to the external environment. These ulcers can appear as individual or multiple lesions, forming...
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