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
Today, most of us are aware of the important link between our oral health and our overall health. Cardiovascular health is one area of special consideration. Not only can the signs in the mouth warn us of undetected diseases or conditions, studies show that you are at a greater risk of heart disease if your… Continue reading Cardiac Devices and Your Smile
Although e-cigarettes have been around for more than a decade, user rates have skyrocketed in recent years, especially among teens. Listening to a recent radio ad for a popular vaping company, it’s not hard to understand the appeal. With it’s cool-styled marketing offering so many fun flavors, colours and styles, they’re selling cool. Of course,… Continue reading Vaping and Your Dental Health
Q: Can I get a cavity if my tooth is covered by a cap? This is a common question. Actually, it's a good question because people are often surprised to learn that the tooth is still susceptible to the decay process even with a strong crown fitting snugly over it. It is one of the… Continue reading Cavities under Dental Crowns
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
Your Smile is important and the health of your teeth has an impact on your overall health. But what if your teeth feel and look great to you? Many people still believe that unless they are experiencing pain or have broken a tooth, it's not necessary to see a dentist for regular examinations, but in… Continue reading How often should you go to the dentist?
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!