Greenbrook Dentistry
Dr. Charu Sharma - Kitchener Dentist

Dentists’ Tips for Teething Babies

Teething is a stressful time for all involved. You poor little one is cranky, which makes you cranky, which probably makes your whole family cranky and, thus, goes on the cycle of life. But there are ways to make this ordeal less painful for your baby, which will go a long way in...
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Why Grinding Your Teeth is Bad for You

Grinding your teeth once in awhile is normal. It’s as much a part of your reaction to stress as clenching your fists might be. But that’s when you’re doing it consciously, when you’re doing it in your sleep however, it might turn into a dental problem. Grinding your teeth in your...
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Chew On This: How Chewing Gum Can Help Prevent Cavities

Chewing gum in various forms has been around since ancient times. The Greeks chewed sap from the mastic tree called mastiche. On the other side of the world, the ancient Mayans favoured the sap of the sapodilla tree (called tsiclte). Native Americans from New England chewed...
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Wisdom About Removing Wisdom Teeth

No one likes getting their wisdom teeth removed. It’s one of the most dreaded procedures for people coming into the dental office. It is almost considered a rite of passage to get your wisdom teeth taken out, even when it’s not needed. A study shows that there are 10 million...
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Are Electric Toothbrushes Better than Manual?

There are tons of toothbrushes to choose from in the market these days, and now, with the addition of electric toothbrushes, there is even more variety to contend with. For the most part, if you are using a manual toothbrush and have no problems with plaque buildup, gum disease...
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Going Natural: Looking at Organic Toothpastes

We often get requests for recommendations on organic toothpastes. We thought it would be a good idea to address the topic here. While there is no real harm in using regular toothpaste, as long as your brushing technique is correct, there are those who are concerned with certain...
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Bad Breath: The Human Repellant

Here’s a scenario. You’re talking to a bunch of your friends, and they’re all hanging on to your every word. Then, for dramatic effect, you lean in, and so does everyone else. Then all of a sudden, the smell is broken, and all your friends quickly retreat, for no apparent reason....
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Fighting the Monster called Gingivitis

You must have seen at least one toothpaste commercial in which a toothbrush defeats an ugly green monster called gingivitis. So you’re probably aware that gingivitis is not a good thing. But that’s about the extent of the knowledge most people have about the affliction....
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The Toothpastes Dentists Actually Recommend

People often ask us about what kind of toothpaste they should use and worry about whether theirs is doing the job or not. The truth is that most store bought toothpastes are fine for people who have generally healthy teeth, as long as the toothpaste isn’t too strong or...
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Let’s Get Fruity!

Summer is SLOWLY creeping in and bringing with it an abundance of fruit for us to enjoy. Unlike most blogs,which are all about things you can’t have, this one is all about things you can indulge in and enjoy to the fullest, all while giving your teeth the nourishment they need....
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