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How To Care For Your Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are usually done after a root canal treatment. When a dentist recommends a dental crown, it is because the tooth has undergone many restorations and is at risk of a fracture because of its weakened state. A dental crown is often used on anterior teeth to improve their aesthetics. At Dr. Ralph Bastian’s […]

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Signs That Your Dentures Need Adjusting or Replacing

If you have a denture that is giving you problems, the first question to ask is why doesn’t it fit well? Generally speaking, the denture itself doesn’t change over time. Dentures are made of very hard plastic that doesn’t warp. What has probably changed is your mouth. The denture is fitted on the gums that […]

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Waking Up With Headaches And Jaw Pain? Here Is What To Do:

If you suffer from painful jaw muscles and headaches, the problem might be that you grind your teeth. This is a problem that many Canadians experience. For a lot of people, stress is one of the biggest causes of teeth grinding. Other underlying issues can be sleep apnea, which is a condition where one stops […]

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Common Causes of Jaw Joint Pain – And How to Prevent It

The joints in the jaw are a delicate mechanism that can easily be injured or inflamed due to chronic stress. It can make chewing and talking uncomfortable. Looking after our teeth is important, so is taking care of your jaw also a top priority. The three most common causes of jaw discomfort are sports injuries, […]

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Save your teeth: oral surgery is a last resort

Our teeth are precious and can last for a lifetime if we take care of them properly. This often means seeking care when we need it. The dentist’s chair can be daunting but too often serious problems occur because we leave a trip to the dentist too late. At Bastian Dentistry- we will do all […]

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Getting Dental Veneers? Here Is What Happens:

Many people who have a chipped tooth, gaps between their teeth, irregularly shaped teeth or a discoloured tooth opt for veneers. Dentists can bond super thin pieces of porcelain to your teeth to improve your smile. If you have been self-conscious about certain aspects of your smile, then you should book a consultation with Dr. […]

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Proudly Supporting our Community – Rotary Club of Peterborough-Kawartha Auction

One of the many activities we do in the community is to support worthy fundraising efforts for local groups Please check this year Rotary Auction,  proceeds from this year’s auction going toward the purchase of Isaac the newest member of the Peterborough Lakefield Police K9 unit. All items been donated by local businesses, Rotarian’s and […]

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Professional Teeth Whitening Vs. DIY Solutions

Everyone wants the perfect smile and for good reason! A bright smile is a sign of health and makes you more attractive. Moreover, investing in improving your smile can boost your confidence and self-esteem, as well as expand your job prospects. The first thing that people do when they start to research tooth whitening options […]

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Athletic Mouth Guards: How to Protect Your Teeth While Playing Contact Sports

Athletic mouth guards are designed to distribute the force of an impact of a puck, elbow or stick during contact sports. Damage can be devastating without a sports guard, especially in contact sports such as hockey, football, basketball and even soccer. Protect your precious pearly whites while playing these sports and avoid a trip to […]

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How To Teach Children Good Dental Health Habits

Dr. Ralph Bastian is a family dentist who has worked with many children of all ages. Here are his tips on how to teach children good dental habits: Lead by example As most parents know, you won’t be able to teach your kids good habits if you don’t show that you are following the good […]

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