Although, gums that bleed while being brushed or flossed is a common and mild form of gum disease called gingivitis, it is neither normal nor something that should be ignored. Gum disease is the number one reason for tooth loss in Canada. Early intervention Receiving early treatment is critical if you want to reverse any damage… Continue reading Bleeding Gums
This is the time of year that we start to think of winter sports and the one piece of equipment that we want our patients to include in their purchases - mouth guards! Risk Management Most sports related activity carry some element of risk for injury. The more contact involved in the activity the higher the risk. We've… Continue reading Defend Your Smile!
Dental implants have long since been the standard of care for missing teeth and have changed the face of dentistry! Dental implants act as a complete replacement for missing teeth and provide a strong foundation for permanent crowns, bridges, or dentures. "Made to match your natural teeth, a tooth implant provides a strong foundation for permanent… Continue reading Dental Implants: Your Best Solution for Missing Teeth
So many people want whiter than white teeth that many will often go to extremes to get it. Make no mistake - we love white teeth too and promote the use of whitening in our office, but when it comes to overdoing it, we have seen a few unfortunate mishaps arise from the DIY playbook. Beautifying… Continue reading Too Much of a Good Thing
Tooth whitening is still a popular and effective way to brighten Your Smile without removing any of your natural tooth surface. With all the commercial and dental professional whitening solutions available, your choices are many. Very few of us have brilliantly white teeth and there are many things that can cause discolouration of the surface enamel… Continue reading Prolonging Your Teeth Whitening
Sugar feeds the bacteria in our mouths, giving them the energy they need to breed and form the sticky plaque colonies that accumulates on tooth surfaces. Because plaque forms repeatedly over teeth throughout the day, it continues to grow in size making it difficult for saliva to simply wash it away. This is why we need… Continue reading Why is Sugar bad for Teeth?
Babies are born with a very strong instinct to suck, which is often evident even in the womb. Of course, this is necessary for successful feeding and there are distinctive actions that are associated with this need such as a rooting (search for breast) reflex, turning the head, sticking out their tongues, hand to mouth reflex,… Continue reading Kick the Thumb Sucking Habit!