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Oakville dentist Dr. Agatha Bis offers info about tooth pain, symptoms, self diagnosis, at home care tips, and when it’s time to see your dentist.

Treating TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder)

Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is the name given to a group of signs and symptoms related to TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint), or jaw issues. Many people suffer TMD and if left untreated, can lead to many debilitating challenges, including pain, dizziness, and migraines.  Very often, the [...]

2021-02-09T01:10:50-05:00February 1st, 2021|

A Scientific Study that shows why it’s even more important to see your dentist regularly

For as long as I have been a dentist, I’ve been telling, educating, stressing, and even nagging my patients to please come in for their periodontal therapy (often referred to as a “cleaning”) more frequently.  Many patients don’t want to come in that frequently [...]

2021-02-09T05:41:41-05:00January 4th, 2021|

New Dental Technology Helps Dentists Diagnose and Treat Chronic Pain

Angela was like many patients we see in my office.  She had pain, chronic pain that would not go away despite numerous visits to the dentist, and nothing on the x-rays showed up to explain it.  A decade ago, I would have done root [...]

2021-02-09T05:34:26-05:00December 2nd, 2020|

More On The New Definition of Optimal Dentistry

One thing that has become critical to many of our patients in the last few years is the desire to be treated as a whole person.  More and more people are getting frustrated with their current doctors and dentists, and looking to alternative treatments [...]

2020-10-26T09:49:53-04:00October 26th, 2020|

Good-bye Sloppy Impressions. Hello to Our Scanner!

If you have ever had dental impressions, you know exactly how messy, uncomfortable, and gaggy they can be. But what you probably didn’t know is that when we take an impression of your teeth, this impression is sent to the lab with their driver, [...]

2020-09-22T20:44:12-04:00September 21st, 2020|

How COVID changed my Cosmetic Dentistry Practice

Six months ago seems like a lifetime away now.  Looking back on how cosmetic dentistry was practiced and delivered to our patients, I am amazed at the number of ways I have changed how we do this now.  In this blog, I will outline [...]

2020-09-28T09:32:48-04:00September 7th, 2020|

Common Treatment for TMJ That May Cause More Harm Than Good

TMJ is the term used for Temporomandibular joint, which is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull.  When this joint is injured or damaged, it can lead to pain, difficulty chewing, clicking and popping, headaches, locked jaw, and other issues. There are [...]

2020-08-10T11:55:50-04:00August 10th, 2020|

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