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What Should I Do If I Knock Out My Tooth?

When a baby tooth naturally falls out, it’s usually an exciting time for kids. But if an adult tooth is knocked out, it’s not quite as fun. Losing an adult tooth is not just a cosmetic emergency, but a functional one as well. Every tooth plays an important role in biting and chewing, and empty...

How Does Visiting Your Dentist Help Spot Oral Cancer?
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How Does Visiting Your Dentist Help Spot Oral Cancer?

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, around 57,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer every year. It leads to around 10,000 deaths annually, killing around one person per hour. And the survival rate of patients who are diagnosed with oral cancer after five years is only 50%.  Keeping these figures in mind, it is vital...

I Think I am Having a Dental Emergency – What Now?
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I Think I am Having a Dental Emergency – What Now?

Our Barrie Dental Office has certainly seen an influx in dental emergency appointments in recent weeks. After months of not being able to receive dental treatment due to the pandemic, many are just now addressing the issues that may have gotten more serious over time. Many of our emergency dental patients are a bit nervous before their initial appointment, so we thought we would outline what to expect here!

UV Lights – What’s That Glow?
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UV Lights – What’s That Glow?

While UV environmental disinfection is certainly not a new technology, it is one that has been gaining more popularity during the current pandemic. We thought we would give an interesting update on why our Barrie dental office has chosen to use this technology as an added measure to help keep our environment safe for our patients as well as for our team.

Dental Emergencies and COVID-19
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Dental Emergencies and COVID-19

These are strange times in dentistry and in the world in general. We are practicing social distancing, businesses are closing and the streets are empty. The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario has advised dental offices to be open only in the case of a dental emergency. How do you know if you are having a dental emergency?

COVID-19 Update
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COVID-19 Update

Dear Patients, in accordance with the recent strong recommendations of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, our office will be open for emergency and essential appointments only effective immediately. Our primary concern as always is the health and well-being of our patients as well as our team.