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
This old piece of wisdom certainly holds true when it comes to your dental health. Good dental care starts with you, but unfortunately, so many people still neglect the basics, let alone making other lifestyles changes that will help keep the mouth healthy. An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure! "Brush three… Continue reading Want to Lower Your Dental Costs?
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
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
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
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
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?
With all the New Year, New You choices this time of year, how can we possible complete with all the great suggestions out there? Every year flossing makes our list and every working day we dental professionals remind our patients how very important this ritual is. Over and over again! If the following reasons aren’t… Continue reading Flossing: Why You Should Make Make it Your New Year’s Resolution