Nine Simple Tips to Prevent Tooth Decay

November 27, 2018

Fact:  Our mouths are full of bacteria. In fact, hundreds of different types of bacteria live on our teeth, gums, tongue and other places in our mouths. That is what causes tooth decay. The bacteria feeds on the sugars in the foods and drinks we consume, leaving behind a  sticky bio-film also known as plaque. Read More…

Is Fluoride Necessary For Children?

November 20, 2018

Keeping your child’s teeth healthy means more than just daily brushing, it consists of developing a proper oral regime including, brushing, proper oral health techniques and regular visits to the dentist. At these visits, your dentist will talk about your child’s teeth, brushing and how much water they drink. Your child’s water intake is important Read More…

When Are Antibiotics Recommended for a Tooth Infection?

November 13, 2018

If you have a tooth infection, seeing a dentist as soon as possible is important to prevent any sort of infection from spreading. Your dentist will likely prescribe an antibiotic to help kill the bacteria causing your tooth infection. The good news is that if the infection is caught early enough it can be treated. Read More…

Signs of a cavity and how to avoid them

October 31, 2018

According to our dentists, oral cavities are one of the most common health problems faced by the majority of patients they see. Don’t let this alarm you. Cavities are treatable and with the proper techniques you can drastically reduce the chances of you ever getting a cavity. However, do you know what the warning signs Read More…

Tips for Teaching Your Kids Better Dental Habits

October 24, 2018

Healthy teeth are important to your child’s overall health because it helps set good oral health habits as your child grows. If dental care for kids is overlooked, it can lead to infection, disease, or other teeth problems. Kids live by their parents’ example, so remain calm at the dentist’s office in front of your Read More…

Fast facts on oral abscesses

Fast Facts on Oral Abscesses

October 19, 2018

What is an oral abscess? An oral abscess is an infection at the root of the tooth or between the gum and a tooth. It’s a result of tooth decay and erosion, which is caused by cavities or poor oral health habits. It creates buildup of pus that forms inside the teeth, gums or throat. Read More…

chewing gum oral health

Does Chewing Gum Replace Brushing Your Teeth?

October 16, 2018

If you’ve heard the rumours that chewing gum is as effective as brushing your teeth, you’re not completely wrong. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), sugarless gum containing xylitol helps prevent tooth decay, especially after eating. More than just freshening your breath, chewing gum can also help improve your oral health.  These are just Read More…

What Are the Five Most Common Dental Problems?

October 2, 2018

You can’t be healthy without good oral or dental health. According to Dental Hygiene Canada, Canadians spend approximately $13 billion dollars a year on oral health care, diseases, and injuries that are almost all preventable. The good news is brushing twice a day, flossing, eating properly and regular dental check-ups are essential steps in preventing dental Read More…

Teeth Whitening Techniques

Four Teeth Whitening Techniques You Should Consider

September 26, 2018

In recent cosmetic dentistry industry surveys, findings showed that teeth whitening was the most popular performed dental care treatment in most dental offices. However, with so many options out there, you want to ensure you’re choosing the best and safest product. Knowing the answers to these questions will help you decide which option is most Read More…