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Receding Gums 101: What Are Receding Gums?

One of the most common questions asked to dental professionals is: “what are receding gums?”. In simple terms, receding gums are a result of gum disease — causing your gums to have a “receding” appearance. What causes receding gums? Typically, gum disease plays the largest role in causing receding gums. In simple terms, bacteria that enters the oral cavity as a...
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Afraid of Going to the Dentist? Discover The Cure for Dental Fears

Dentists generally have a bad reputation. Expressions such as “It’s like pulling teeth” and “I’d rather get a root canal” are proof that doing something painful and hard is often compared to going to the dentist. In fact, going to the dentist is shown as something to be endured, not enjoyed. However, it doesn’t have to be that way at all – and...
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Dry Mouth? Here’s What You Can Do!

If you suffer from dry mouth – especially in the summer – Highgate Medical Dental, your Burnaby dentist, has some valuable tips on what you can do to relieve your dry mouth symptoms and enjoy yourself, whatever the season! Offer Yourself a Mint or Two If you suffer from dry mouth, try a sugar-free mint, preferably one that has a strong and natural flavour such as spearmint. Mints...
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What to Do after a Tooth Extraction

After a tooth extraction (removal) has been completed by one of our dental health professionals at our Burnaby dental clinic, it’s important to take proper care of the site to prevent infection, control bleeding and allow the gum tissue to heal well enough that it can accept a denture or dental implant. What to do after a tooth or wisdom tooth extraction 1. You may experience soreness after...
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Bad Breath? Freshen Up with These Quick Tips from Your Dentist

Whether you’re in a business meeting or a lunch date, halitosis or bad breath can ruin your whole day and your fabulous first impression. However, with these tips from your Burnaby dentist at Highgate Medical Dental clinic, you can quickly fix your bad breath and get back to business – social or professional. Reach for the Lemon Water  Dry mouth is often the cause of bad breath so...
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Want to Live a Longer, Happier Life? Smile more! [TEDx]

If you’re looking for a way to improve your health, your social relationships and your overall well-being, smiling is your best bet! The simple act of smiling comes with a lot of benefits. According to a recent TED Talk given by Health Tap founder and CEO Ron Gutman, several studies support the theory that smiling improves your health and longevity. One study found that the width of a...
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