Dental Blog

Advice for Seniors on Maintaining Your Real Teeth

As we age, our bodies change, and that includes our teeth. Old age puts people at risk for a variety of dental issues, and these can be made worse by neglecting proper dental care.

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Healthy Habits for Kids’ Teeth

Developing healthy dental habits early is critical to long term teeth health. By the time your child is 3 years old they will likely have their full set of 20 baby teeth. Start teaching your kids the importance of brushing and cleaning those teeth when they are toddlers and the habits will be ingrained in…

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Do I Need to See the Dentist for My Tooth Pain?

Typically, if you are experiencing pain, that is an indication that your body is attempting to protect itself, and you, because something is wrong. As much as we want to make sure that you are treating pain seriously, and working with your dentist to prevent and treat any pain that  you might experience, we realize…

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How to Handle Your Kids’ Loose Teeth

Losing your first tooth is a major milestone in a kid’s life. There can be a lot of anxiety about what will happen.  Can I wiggle it? What if I swallow it? Will my new teeth hurt when they come?  These are all fairly common questions.  Handling these questions properly can go a long way…

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Why is Flossing So Important?

You’ve heard the refrain again and again from your dentist: you need to floss your teeth. Yet, unless you are one of the approximately 28% of Canadians who do floss at least 5 times a week, you aren’t listening. Maybe you will wrap some around your fingers to get at a piece of mango fiber,…

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Why You Need to Get Your Kids to the Dentist

A study out of Toronto has shown less than one percent of children under the age of 1 have received dental care and the longer it takes for that first dental visit the more likely they will have cavities. Researchers from St. Michael’s Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto analysed data on…

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Teaching Your Kids to Like the Dentist

Dentists have spent a lot of time and money to make dentistry less scary. I maintain that most of the fear is based on experiences that happened years ago, fears that were passed on and shared with others, especially children. It’s incredibly important to maintain good oral hygiene. Not only is a healthy smile attractive,…

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Tooth Care for Teens

Taking good care of your teeth should happen at any age and should be taught starting at a young age, after all we only have one set of teeth and once they are gone that is that. According to recent studies the teen population tend to slack a little more than other age groups when…

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Best and Worst Foods for Your Teeth

Foods to avoid: While citrus fruits have awesome nutritional benefits like being rich in vitamins, they can actually be quite harmful for your teeth. The acidity in products like grapefruit juice can slowly erode the enamel of your teeth. Look for orange juices fortified with calcium, which can help your teeth counteract the harmful acidity….

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Caring For Your Dental Implants

You always hear about how important it is to take care of your teeth and your oral hygiene and when you have dental implants that is no different. In fact it may be more important to take proper care of your dental implants, simply because of the amount of time and money you have invested…

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