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
The Audacity of Hope... Most dentists will tell you that the last thing they ever want to have to do is to remove a permanent adult tooth. In fact, they will fight tooth and nail to try to save one (sorry, tacky pun?) When a patient presents us with a tooth that has severe decay,… Continue reading Hopeless teeth
Stainless Steel Crowns My Dentists wants to put crowns on my child’s teeth. This seems like an extreme measure since they will eventually fall out anyways! Usually, dentists repair decayed teeth with filling material. However, when teeth are badly broken down by the cavity (decay) process, have had nerve treatment or are weakened by a… Continue reading Crowns for Baby Teeth
Avoiding the Dentist? If the mere thought of going to the dentist causes your heart to race and your hands to sweat you are not alone. While many people will choose to make dental health care one of their New Year priorities, according to Statistics Canada more than 40% of Canadian will give the dentist the… Continue reading You Don’t Need to Fear the Dentist!
Top 10 Aging Smile Solutions: Aging can affect your oral health just like it can your overall health. Even if you have taken care of your teeth meticulously over the years, your teeth can show the signs of aging and can make you look older than you are or feel! Fortunately, there are steps you… Continue reading Aging Well
Ewww! Did you just put that in your mouth? It's hard not to have this reaction when we hear of people never cleaning their sports guards and just throwing them into their smelly equipment bags after use, then the next week, retrieving said guard from same bag and popping it in their mouth again. Sick,… Continue reading Sports Guard Care
Why are my front teeth chipping? A few years ago, I began noticing that my front teeth were starting to chip. First the chips were small and my dentist filed them down, but they keep chipping and I'm afraid that one day they might break right off. Help! It's not always a simple fix... Of… Continue reading Frustrated about Chipped Teeth?