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Dental Health Blog

Our dentists at Highland Dental Centre in New Glasgow take pride in helping our patients from across Pictou County achieve optimal oral health. Our blog contains helpful information and tips for keeping your smile happy and healthy.

TMJ: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is one of your body’s most complex joints. Here, our Pictou County dentists explain three types of TMJ disorders (TMD), symptoms and treatment options.

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How to Avoid Needing a Root Canal

While a root canal is an effective way to treat an infected tooth, preventing the need for one is always best. Today, our Pictou County dentists explain how preventive oral hygiene can help you avoid a root canal procedure.

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What Jaw Pain Means: What Causes It and How to Treat It

Jaw pain can indicate dental issues such as a toothache, TMJ Disorder, or perhaps a more serious condition. Today, our Pictou County dentists explain some possible causes of jaw pain and what to do with those aching joints.

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How to Know if You are Having a Dental Emergency or Not

Many of us will have a dental emergency at some point, sometimes as a result of underlying oral health conditions or injuries. Our Pictou County dentists share tips on how to know if your dental issue is an emergency, and what to do.

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Do These Simple Things to Avoid Gum Disease

Gum disease is a very common issue among Canadian adults, and it’s often caused by poor oral hygiene. Here, our Pictou County dentists explain how poor oral hygiene leads to gum disease, and what actions you can take to avoid the condition.

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Do's and Don'ts After Dental Fillings

If you’ve got a cavity, having a dental filling placed by your dentist is a necessary procedure. There are a few tips that can make the time immediately following the filling a bit easier. Our Pictou County dentists offer some advice about what you should and should not do after a filling.

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How Can I Prevent Periodontitis?

Periodontal disease (also called gum disease) can negatively impact both our oral health, and our overall physical health. Today, our Pictou County dentists define periodontitis and offer tips on prevention.

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How to Choose the Right Dentist for You

Are you looking for a dentist in Pictou County? Trying to find just the right dentist can be a tricky task, so today our dentists are sharing a few tips to help you make the right choice.

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Dental Appliances Can Help You With Sleep Apnea

Sleep is essential to your health and well-being, and sleep disorders can seriously impact physical health. There are dental appliances available to help treat sleep apnea, and today our Pictou County dentists explain the options.

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Why Does My Tooth Hurt? 5 Possible Answers

If you are being plagued by tooth or gum pain contact your dentist right away to schedule an appointment. Here, our Pictou County dentists explain some possible reasons for your discomfort and what you can do until you get to the dentist.

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