Thornhill Dentistry Blog

Halloween Tips for Healthy Teeth

Whether you have ghosts or goblins around the house or not, the lure of Halloween candy and treats will be around this month. You’ve been told time and time again that candy causes tooth decay, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the occasional treat. If you are going to indulge, there are some things you can do to limit the damage done to your teeth. With young ones around the house (or not), here… Continue reading

Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Enjoy a hearty bowl of chili with a healthy twist, perfect for fall. Here’s a great base recipe to build on to according to your chili preferences. If you are looking for a little heat, you can add jalapenos, cumin, and red pepper flakes. Feel free to mix it up! Prep Time: 30 mins Servings: 6 Calories: 285 per serving Ingredients: 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper 1/2 cup chopped… Continue reading

Bottled Water For Children

I graduated from Dental School in 1982. I have always enjoyed treating children. In my first 15 years of practice, it was very common for my young patients to have NO DECAY! I had more young patients without any fillings, than had fillings. The only treatment these young people had were cleanings and Orthodontics. Many had their first anesthetic when they had their wisdom teeth out! We in Dentistry started to see a significant rise… Continue reading

Single Tooth Anesthesia

No one likes the feeling of a numb lip or tongue. The filling took a half an hour to place, but you are numb for three hours. You have to go to a meeting right after your appointment, and you don’t want to be drooling. We have a system in the office called STA or Single Tooth Anesthesia. This a computerized controlled pump that allows us to freeze only the single tooth we are treating…. Continue reading

Is laughing gas safe?

I get asked this question quite a bit. The basic answer is YES! Nitrous Oxide is the oldest sedative gas. It was discovered in 1772 by Humphrey Davy. It is administered through a nose piece mask during the procedure. It is always delivered with oxygen. Oxygen levels are at minimum 30%, which is higher than in air (27%). You feel tingly, and relaxed. Pain sensation is decreased, about the same as 5 to 10 mg… Continue reading

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