Questions To Ask Your Wetaskiwin Dentist

Questions To Ask Your Wetaskiwin Dentist

Some people research their mechanic or hairdresser more thoroughly than their dental professional. Shouldn’t your dental care matter more than the condition of your car or the style of your hair? At Timothy G. Mahoney DDS, we love to answer questions about all facets of dentistry. There are many things to consider before you decide […]

LASER TOOTH

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Researchers in Australia and Taiwan have developed a new way to assess the condition of human tooth enamel using lasers. The process, explained in the August 31, 2009, issue of Optic Express, evaluates the mineral content of enamel by measuring how the surface of a tooth responds to laser-generated ultrasound. This is the first time […]

SUGAR-FREE GUMS & EYETOOTH PROCEDURE

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Are you planning to have a baby this year? One of your first trips should be to your dentist! If you’re not sure why, read the following article. SUGAR-FREE GUMS A new study has found that pregnant women with periodontal disease have an increased risk of developing gestational diabetes—even if they don’t smoke or drink. […]

TAKING GUM DISEASE TO HEART

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The research just keeps rolling in li nking gum disease to other systemic diseases. Here is yet another example! A consensus paper on the link between heart disease and gum disease was published in the June 2009 online editions of both The American Journal of Cardiology and The Journal of Periodontology. The paper, developed by […]

TOOTH SENSITIVITY – PART 1

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Tooth sensitivity is something that affect s many of us. In this 2 part series I’ll answer many of the questions you might have regarding this often painful condition. WHAT IS DENTIN HYPERSENSITIVITY? Dentin hypersensitivity, more commonly referred to as sensitive teeth, can be defined as short, sharp pains that come from exposed dentin (the […]

TOOTH SENSITIVITY – PART 2

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This is the second in a 2 part series on tooth (or dentin) sensitivity. HOW CAN I AVOID DENTIN HYPERSENSITIVITY? Excessive consumption of acidic beverages, such as orange juice or cola, can wear down hard enamel and put you at risk for dentin hypersensitivity. Limiting your consumption of acidic foods and beverages can prevent the […]

COMPUTERIZED IMPLANT PLACEMENT

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I recently attended a course to learn how to use all of the bells and whistles on our new Galileos Cone Beam Scanner. This machine, which is essentially a CAT SCAN, produces 3-Dimentional images of your head. Although we bought the unit mainly to aid in implant placement, it is also very useful in helping […]

IMPLANTS: A NEW SMILE

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Comfort and confidence again Whether you’re missing one or all of your teeth, there’s now an exciting option that will help you smile with confidence again. Thousands of people are flashing smiles that have been beautified by implants, a fabulous tooth replacement technique that can be performed right here in our office. Implants are made […]