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First Aid and CPR Recertification

We recently completed First Aid and CPR Recertification at our office with Forest City First Aid. ...

Tue, 22 Oct 2019
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Paint Night Event

At Victoria Dental Centre, we have an absolutely top-notch team of people that keep our office running smoothly, efficiently, and with the most quality dental services provided to every patient we serve. Recently, we wanted to spend some time together outside of the office so we attended a paint night event. It was a fantastic evening and we’d recommend a paint night outing as a fun and relaxing activity you should try as well. ...

Sat, 9 Mar 2019
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Oral Surgery 3 Day Hands-On Seminar

Dental continuing education is extremely important to keep dentists of all levels on top of the major changes in the industry. The medical and dental industry undergo major changes within a short period of time due to technological advances and novel scientific inventions in the field. A dentist will find it difficult to keep abreast with the latest developments in the industry without an effective dental continuing education hands-on course, class or even lectures. Dr. Thiru recently partic...

Fri, 8 Feb 2019
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50 Shades of Inflammation: the Mouth Body Mind Connection

On Friday, November 17, 2017, Dr. Thiru attended the seminar "50 SHADES OF INFLAMMATION" hosted and presented by Dr. Uche Odiatu who is an internationally recognized wellness & performance expert. This practicing dentist is also an NSCA certified personal trainer, a holistic lifestyle coach, media personality (ABC 20/20 & Canada AM), a professional member of the American College of Sports Medicine & the author of the book, The Miracle of Health. This energetic dad of four has lectured & shared h...

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
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Common questions about Invisalign

How can I clean my Invisalign aligners? The best way to clean your aligners is to use the Invisalign Cleaning system, available for order at Invisalign Store. As a secondary method, however, your aligners can also be cleaned by brushing them and rinsing them in lukewarm water. How long does the Invisalign treatment usually take? The length of treatment depends on the severity of your case and can only be determined by your dentist; however, the average case takes about 12 months for adults....

Thu, 2 Nov 2017
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10 Fun Dental Facts

Here are 10 fun dental facts that we read at 123Dentist.com and thought would be great to share! The enamel on the top surface on your tooth is the hardest part of your entire body. Teeth start to form even before you are born—milk teeth or baby teeth start to form when the baby is in the womb, but they come through when the child is between 6-12 months old. Humans use four different types of teeth (incisors, canine, premolars, and molars) to cut, tear and grind their food. Humans ha...

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
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Our co-op student

Here at Victoria dental centre, we encourage and support our future generations who have an interest to pursue a career in dentistry. We provide them with all necessary tools and help them choose their professional careers and succeed in life. This year, we have the pleasure to have Ashviin Jeeva with us as our Co-Op student. Ashviin is a grade 11 student from Central Secondary School here in London, Ontario. He will be at our office every other day until the end of this school year. ...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
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Summer Holidays

We are closed from August 1st to 14th for summer holidays. ...

Tue, 26 Jul 2016
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All You Need to Know about Laser Dentistry

Lasers have become an important and useful part of dentistry since the 1990s.They can be used to perform a number of dental procedures. Let’s take a look at some of the many uses of lasers in the field of dentistry: For tooth decay – Laser can be used to target and remove cavities in the teeth. Lasers deal with the decay without damaging surrounding tissues. They also leave the area sterilized, preparing it for a dental filling. For gum disease – Lasers are useful in treati...

Thu, 31 Mar 2016
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Different types of dental phobia and how to overcome them

Despite the large number of people with oral health issues, many choose to avoid the dentist because of a common problem known as dental phobia. For those of you dealing with dental phobia, it’s important to remember that you are not alone. There are several kinds of dental-related fears, for which there are different ways to deal with the problem. Let’s take a look at some tips to help you out: Fear of the dentist – A lot of people are afraid to get dental treatments because th...

Thu, 31 Mar 2016
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Dentist recommended tooth-friendly snacks for children

Kids love to snack. Their vibrant lifestyle and small stomachs often cause them to rummage through the refrigerator or the kitchen cabinets for a treat. According to nutritionists, kids need to eat every three to four hours to meet their nutritional needs. The case today is that most kids dive into cookies, candy, and soda to satisfy their hunger. These foods are high in added sugars that can cause dental issues. Snacks to Stock Here’s an expert recommended list of kid-friendly and t...

Thu, 31 Mar 2016
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Common dental emergencies and what to do about them

Any person can experience a dental emergency that needs immediate attention. Accidents, infections and sports-related injuries may result in dental issues that should be cared for as soon as possible. A person has a dental emergency if he or she has any of the following: Severe pain Traumatic injury to the teeth, mouth or jaw Severe swelling of the mouth, face or neck Uncontrollable bleeding In many cases, people may get dental problems even outside of the regular offic...

Thu, 31 Mar 2016
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Common Dental Emergencies in Children

Everyone is susceptible to encountering emergency dental problems that require urgent treatment. As a parent, you will need to get your child emergency dental treatment in case such issues arise. Let's take a look at some of the most common dental emergencies in children so that you will know when to visit the dentist and how to care for minor problems at home: Object stuck to teeth — Children might get objects caught in their teeth, such as thread or food items. Unless it's serious...

Thu, 31 Mar 2016
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5 Ways to Treat Dry Mouth Syndrome

Xerostomia or dry mouth is a condition that has you reaching for a glass of water every few minutes as if you are in the Sahara. It occurs as a result of reduced saliva production, causing difficulty in swallowing or speaking. While dry mouth affects the elderly population, it is most common among patients on prescription medication. If left untreated, xerostomia can lead to other issues such as bad breath, gum disease, cavities, infections, and throat disorders. Your dentist is your best...

Thu, 31 Mar 2016
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Food Friends and Enemies for Your Teeth

A well-balanced nutrient-rich diet is critical for good health. Although our diet largely includes food that helps metabolism, sometimes it strays from maintaining good dental health. Teeth love calcium Bones and teeth are largely made of calcium. The tooth enamel is often weakened by added sugars, acidic juices, soda and other food constituents. Calcium in saliva helps in remineralizing the enamel and enhancing protection. Milk, yogurt, tofu, kefir, cheese, and almonds are excellent s...

Thu, 31 Mar 2016
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Cosmetic Dentistry and Common Misconceptions

There are a number of myths and misconceptions around all dental procedures that prevent people from learning the real facts about them. Even when it comes to cosmetic dentistry, there are several myths that lead people to make assumptions and uninformed decisions. Let's clear up some of the most common misconceptions about cosmetic dentistry in order to help you out: It only deals with aesthetics. Probably due to the addition of the term "cosmetic", many assume that the purpose of th...

Thu, 31 Mar 2016
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Understanding Tooth Loss and Replacement Options

We are all quite self-conscious about our teeth, and invest in having a beautiful smile. The last thing any of us wants is a missing tooth. Here are some answers to questions we get asked by patients dealing with tooth loss. Why do the baby teeth fall out? Everyone has milk teeth as children, which fall out and are replaced by adult teeth. Adult teeth are stronger and they form since birth. They push through milk teeth to take their rightful place. When milk teeth fall, adult teeth do ...

Thu, 31 Mar 2016
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Tobacco and Your Dental Health

It is common knowledge that smoking and tobacco use have harmful impact on general health. What most people do not know is how exactly tobacco affects our teeth and gums. In addition to lung cancer, COPD and emphysema, smokers are at higher risk of developing oral health problems. Let’s take a look at some of the ways tobacco can affect your dental health: Smoking and use of tobacco cause higher tartar levels due to decreased saliva production, staining of teeth and decay. Tobacc...

Thu, 31 Mar 2016
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Dental Problems and Pregnant Women

Pregnancy has a huge impact on a woman’s all-around physical health, including her oral health. During this time, it is important to take special care of your dental hygiene. Let’s take a look at some of the most common dental problems found in women during pregnancy: Gingivitis Gingivitis is an extremely common problem in pregnant women. Majority of women would find their gums being inflamed, swollen or bleed during pregnancy. For some women, gingivitis may start developing as ear...

Thu, 31 Mar 2016
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Choosing the Right Toothbrush

Choosing the right toothbrush is an important part of maintaining proper oral hygiene. Consider these factors when choosing a brush for you: Bristle Variety Toothbrushes come in various bristle varieties; firm, medium and soft. For most people, a medium strength brush is best suited for daily cleaning. However, a firm toothbrush may be recommended for those with more extensive plaque build-up while a soft brush may be recommended for children and those with sensitive teeth and gums. Un...

Thu, 31 Mar 2016
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How to Choose the Right Toothpaste

Choosing the right toothpaste for your oral health needs is important. The ingredients of a toothpaste help to clean teeth, control germs and fight dental problems. Here are the categories of toothpaste to choose from: The Mouth-fresheners These toothpastes work just like mouthwashes, masking bad breath just for a few minutes or hours after brushing. However, they are not designed to treat halitosis (bad breath disorder) permanently. The Whiteners Most teeth-whitening toothpastes...

Thu, 31 Mar 2016
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Winter Oral Health Guide

We are prone to suffer from the common cold and seasonal health problems in the winter months. Here are some ways you can care for your oral health during winter: Prevention: Ulcers can easily form from cuts and blisters inside the mouth. In order to prevent this, choose high-quality toothbrushes with soft bristles, because hard bristlescan cut your gums. Also, be sure to brush slowly and diligently to avoid damaging the gums. Eat Well: During the cold season, we tend to go for w...

Thu, 31 Mar 2016
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Foods to Avoid During a Cold Sore Break

Cold sores can be incredibly painful and a reason for social awkwardness. While the blisters around your mouth can prevent you from enjoying your regular meal; there are some foods that do not cause much discomfort, yet prolong the duration of the outbreak. Acidic Food When cold sores scab and reopen, eating acidic foods can aggravate the sore. Some foods to avoid are: citrus fruits, tomatoes, fruit juices, wine, soda, pickles, and vinegar-based salad dressings. Hot and spicy foods can...

Thu, 31 Mar 2016
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All You Need To Know About Teeth Whitening

What is teeth whitening? Teeth Whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that helps in lightening teeth by removing stains. It helps to improve your appearance and boost confidence. How do teeth get stained? External stains on your teeth are often caused by beverages, foods, improper oral care or tobacco use. Deep or internal stains are caused due to fluoride exposure, tetracycline antibiotics, and sometimes trauma. How is it done? Teeth whitening is effective in clearing stain...

Thu, 31 Mar 2016
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