Now and again a patient will say, "Maybe I should get all my teeth removed and just get dentures." All dental office staff have heard a patient say this and most times, it said out of frustration due to dental or financial issues. Although it may be said jokingly, the underlying thought process behind a… Continue reading The Real Truth about getting all your Teeth removed to get Dentures
Your body needs water to function properly and constant dehydration can cause problems. Is it possible your dental issues are being caused by not drinking enough water? Your Smile also depends on water and not getting enough of it can affect your oral health. Bad Breath When you become dehydrated, your body does not produce… Continue reading Dehydration and Your Smile
Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become less dense making them more likely to fracture. The term "porosis" means spongy, which describes the appearance of bones when they are broken in half and the inside is examined. Normal bone marrow has small holes within it, but a bone with osteoporosis will have much… Continue reading Osteoporosis and Your Smile
Ask yourself, is missing teeth causing: you to hide your smile? you to have to wear uncomfortable, unstable dentures? you difficulty while eating? your food to become stuck in between teeth? your face to look sunk in? Your dental health is important and having teeth that allow you to smile, speak, eat and laugh confidently… Continue reading Looking for Your Smile?
So you've decided to make flossing an addition to you home oral care routine. Great idea! Your local pharmacy is be stocked with all kinds of different types of floss and the choices can be confusing. Which one is right for you? Floss comes in different flavours, coatings, sizes, thicknesses, textures and specialized uses. Finding… Continue reading Choosing Dental Floss
You can’t see them, feel them or taste them, but your mouth is home to hundreds of nasty...
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
We are seeing a growing number of patients that are experiencing dryness of their mouths and a number of dental issues associated with this dryness. Xerostomia is the clinical term for this condition and some dryness of the mouth can be so severe that it is not just uncomfortable, but it can become very painful. Additionally, there are times when the… Continue reading Medications and YOUR SMILE
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
Even though it was last year that the Associated Press report suggested that flossing was overrated and unnecessary, we are still being asked by patients whether flossing is necessary or not. The simplest answer seems to be answering their question with another question: "What do you suggest for cleaning plaque and food from in between… Continue reading The Flossing Debate