Who doesn't look forward to the Summertime and all the exciting things that the season has to offer? There's so much to look forward to between the exciting, outdoor fun and the calm relaxation as you soak up the sun. And, no doubt, accompanying you will be your favourite liquid refreshment to cool things off.… Continue reading Healthy Summer 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
So, you've just spent 5 minutes carefully and attentively brushing your teeth and flossing. They feel great and your mouth smell minty fresh - or does it? What about that other place in your mouth full of strands of tissue that make the perfect hiding place for all of those nasty germs that you just… Continue reading Bad Breath Buster
Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork... So, you go to the dentist for a matter concerning your teeth or perhaps you're there for your bi-annual dental check-up and cleaning and your exam begins with a bunch of questions about your overall health. Why does a dentist or hygienist want an update of your medical history at every visit?… Continue reading Your Dental History
Foods that Help Teeth Fruits and Vegetables: Fruits and Vegetables that contain a high volume of water–such as pears, melons, celery, and cucumber– help balance ingested sugars and help to clean the teeth. Many fruits and vegetables also contain vitamin C (important for healthy gums and quick healing of wounds) and vitamin A (key nutrient in… Continue reading Healthy Teeth start with Healthy Choices
When Laughing Hurts Are you experiencing jaw pain, headaches, or can hear/feel clicking sounds when you open your mouth? Does your jaw, "pop or lock up? You may have a condition that is commonly referred to as TMJ - Temporal Mandibular Joint. While the TMJ is an actual anatomical part of your head, this acronym… Continue reading TMJ Pain
No doubt, you have heard how important it is to take care of your gums for the health of your teeth, but it can also affect your overall health. Gums, also known as gingiva, is a barrier tissue that covers and protects your teeth and the bone that surround and support your teeth. When gums… Continue reading What is a Periodontal Screening?