Did You Know Sensitive Teeth Can be Treated?

Eating ice cream or having a sip of hot coffee is no fun when it causes tooth pain. Sometimes even brushing or flossing your teeth is enough to make you wince. If this sounds familiar, you may have sensitive teeth, where hot and cold sensations reach your tooth nerve more easily. Tooth sensitivity can be […] Read more

May, 29, 2020

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How the Winter Weather Can Affect Your Teeth

Have you noticed that breathing in the cold air makes your teeth hurt? This is because the inner part of your tooth called the dentine may be exposed. Dentine is usually protected by tooth enamel and consists of microscopic tubules. When exposed, these tubules allow sensations to travel to the nerve in your dental pulp, […] Read more

May, 29, 2020

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What to Do in a Dental Emergency?

We know dental emergencies can be painful and often frightening, but we are here to help and make every effort to see people in discomfort or pain quickly. Some situations are more urgent than others, for example: Severe toothache Gum or facial swelling near the affected tooth Jaw injuries Knocking out or loosening a permanent […] Read more

Apr, 19, 2020

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Taking Care of Your Oral Health in Self Isolation

During self-isolation, make sure you are well prepared to care for your oral health. Toothbrush Hygiene Keep safe by making sure nobody uses each other’s toothbrushes and that they are stored well away from everybody else’s toothbrush. The damp environment of a toothbrush is ideal for spreading viruses. Use separate toothpaste as well. Continue with […] Read more

Apr, 19, 2020

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Periodontal Disease and the Connection to Systemic Diseases

For decades it was thought that diseases affecting the mouth were completely separate from those affecting the body. However, we now know that oral health and particularly periodontal disease is closely connected to systemic health. Periodontal disease or gum disease is now linked to serious systemic conditions including Type II diabetes, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease […] Read more

Apr, 19, 2020

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What is World Oral Health Day and Why Should This Matter to You?

You may not be aware, but World Oral Health Day is celebrated every March. This year it is on March 20, but we think the entire month is an excellent opportunity for us to inspire our patients to care more for their mouths. We ask that during this month you spend a few moments at […] Read more

Mar, 22, 2020

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Read Our Top Tips on Keeping Cavity Free This Easter!

It’s practically inevitable that you will enjoy some sweet treats this Easter, but when you eat your chocolate and how frequently can make all the difference to your dental health and especially to your risk of tooth decay. The sugar in Easter eggs feeds harmful bacteria that produce acid as a byproduct. The acid softens […] Read more

Mar, 22, 2020

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International Women’s Day – The Evolution of Women in the Dental Industry

Just recently, we celebrated International Women’s Day, and we thought it would be interesting to look at how the face of dentistry has changed over the past few decades as more women choose a career in the dental industry. Certainly, when you come to see us here at Happy Rock Dental, it’s quite likely you […] Read more

Mar, 22, 2020

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Give Your Kids a Gift for Life – Establishing a Dental Home

One of the best gifts you can give your kid is good dental health, and it is essential to establish a ‘dental home’ for them, beginning preventative dental care when a child is still in infancy. Everyone here at Happy Rock Dental loves seeing children and we will care for your child as if they […] Read more

Feb, 04, 2020

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Smiling about Your Fresh Breath

Fresh breath important year-round and especially if you have or are hoping to meet someone special. It doesn’t matter if you been married for decades or are just going on your first date, as there’s nothing more embarrassing than being told you have bad breath, no matter how gently they give you the bad news. […] Read more

Feb, 04, 2020

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