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Kenneth Hamin

Dentist

Dr. Kenneth Hamin is a top Dentist in Winnipeg, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Kenneth Hamin is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Kenneth Hamin is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Kenneth Hamin is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Dr. Kenneth Hamin is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Kenneth Hamin
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Univeristy of Manitoba
  • Accepting new patients

My son grinds his teeth. What can you do to help him?

First of all it’s important to know how old he is. Recent research shows s coorlation with sleep disorders and bruxism. Check with your dentist to see about airway and sleep

Is chewing gum often bad for your teeth?

Typically chewing gum will not garm your teeth. If anything it is good for your teeth as it promotes saliva flow which help reduce acid attack on the teeth and promotes remineralization. READ MORE
Typically chewing gum will not garm your teeth. If anything it is good for your teeth as it promotes saliva flow which help reduce acid attack on the teeth and promotes remineralization. Make sure its sugar free and ideally a Xylitol containing gum is best. If you chew too much it can be straining on the muscles edpecially if thd gum gets hard and difficult to chew so like anything moderation is best.

Can calcium deficiency impact teeth?

Of course calcium deficiency is not good for the teeth and bones especially during growth and development. Talk to a dietician for alternatives

The dentist has recommended my son’s tooth extraction. Is it the right way to go?

If the teeth are decayed into the nerve, then they should be removed. The risk of an infection can permanently damage the adult teeth. If it is only a cavity, then restoring the READ MORE
If the teeth are decayed into the nerve, then they should be removed. The risk of an infection can permanently damage the adult teeth. If it is only a cavity, then restoring the tooth is an option. My son lost his front two teeth at age four and the only problem was a delay in the eruption of his permanent teeth when he was six which was not a problem at all.

I am a diabetic and my gums have been bleeding. Is there something to be concerned about?

Yes. You definitely need to have that looked at. A Diabetic is at higher risk for infections

Can calcium deficiency impact teeth?

Any mineral deficiency will have some effect on different body structures. A dietician can provide you accurate assessments and recommendations

I am getting abscesses in my infected tooth. How do I treat them?

First an x-ray and clinical exam will determine if the tooth can be saved as well as where the jnfection is coming from. It could be from the pulp of the tooth or the structures READ MORE
First an x-ray and clinical exam will determine if the tooth can be saved as well as where the jnfection is coming from. It could be from the pulp of the tooth or the structures around the tooth that support it, i.e., the gums.

I underwent a root canal treatment and it is paining again. What could be the reason?

It could be a secondary infection from a canal that was not effectively cleaned out. That is most common reason with chances of a cracked root or periodontal pocket being other READ MORE
It could be a secondary infection from a canal that was not effectively cleaned out. That is most common reason with chances of a cracked root or periodontal pocket being other possible causes of the infection.

What is the reason behind tooth sensitivity?

There are many reasons for tooth sensitivity. Depending on the history and type of sensitivity as well as what makes it worse or better will determine a correct diagnosis. Basically READ MORE
There are many reasons for tooth sensitivity. Depending on the history and type of sensitivity as well as what makes it worse or better will determine a correct diagnosis. Basically irritation of the tooth nerve is reason for the pain. If the nerve has irreversible damage it will need a root canal

Pain after a filling?

Depending on the symptoms and history of the tooth and severity of the pain will determine your course of action. Your best action is give it time if the symptoms are improving READ MORE
Depending on the symptoms and history of the tooth and severity of the pain will determine your course of action. Your best action is give it time if the symptoms are improving or if not improving then call the drntal office to see if it is something that needs adjustment or other treatment . Make sure you can describe all the symptoms accurately to thr best of your ability. Your dentist who did the work is your best resource

Is the fluoride treatment at the dentist really worth it?

The chemistry in your dental office applied treatment is different than an at home rinse. It is definitely worth it and the cost of prevention far worth it compared to the cost READ MORE
The chemistry in your dental office applied treatment is different than an at home rinse. It is definitely worth it and the cost of prevention far worth it compared to the cost of disease. I have worked in different cities somd with fluoride and some without anc the benifits of fluoride are clearly evident. Especially now with so much bottled water being consumed we will see an increase in dental decay if we havent already.

Can a gum infection pass to other parts of the body?

Great question. There is actually new evidence showing DNA confirmed bacteria that originated in the mouth being found in blood clots that cause heart attacks and strokes. It shows READ MORE
Great question. There is actually new evidence showing DNA confirmed bacteria that originated in the mouth being found in blood clots that cause heart attacks and strokes. It shows direct relationship and if that isnt enough to say take care of your mouth what is?! Study done in Los Angeles done with patients who suffered from strokes and heart attacks!

What is gingivitis and its risk factors?

Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing is your first red flag! Sometimes bad breath or bad smell on the floss will also be a warning sign.

How can flossing help in maintaining the health of teeth and gums?

When flossing which is hugely important make sure you invest in a good quality floss. Some of our patients use the one we use in the office and get it at a very good price as we READ MORE
When flossing which is hugely important make sure you invest in a good quality floss. Some of our patients use the one we use in the office and get it at a very good price as we order it. It is teflon coated and waxed so it resists breaking and shredding. Used at night is best . Use it gently and after brushing with a little residual paste in your mouth allows some paste to make it down between the contacts of the teeth where cavities and gum disease can start

Biting down on side of cheek when eating

Many times teeth can shift if the retainer is not worn. It sometimes just may be that the cheek is swollen due to teeth grinding or cheek biting whereby you may need to wear an READ MORE
Many times teeth can shift if the retainer is not worn. It sometimes just may be that the cheek is swollen due to teeth grinding or cheek biting whereby you may need to wear an appliance or nightguard until the swelling and chronic trauma is resolved

Is reflux giving me bad breath?

The only way to see if the badbreath is from volatile sulfer compounds which come from bacteria in the mouth or sinus is with a Halimeter. If that is negative then it could be READ MORE
The only way to see if the badbreath is from volatile sulfer compounds which come from bacteria in the mouth or sinus is with a Halimeter. If that is negative then it could be systemic in origin or your teflux contributing or combination therof.

What are the most visible signs and symptoms of a gum disease?

The easiest way to assess the presence of gum disease is to get a complete examination including a periodontal examination at a dentist. Bleeding or puffy gums can be an initial READ MORE
The easiest way to assess the presence of gum disease is to get a complete examination including a periodontal examination at a dentist. Bleeding or puffy gums can be an initial sign that things may be going wrong.