Bleeding Gums: Causes & Treatment

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Are you sick of hiding your mouth while everyone else shows off their pearly white smiles? While taking care of your teeth is an important factor in oral health, your gums require just as much attention.  Neglecting your gums during your oral hygiene routine can breed serious consequences and explain the cause of bleeding gums. If you’re noticing that your … Read More

The Impact Of Diabetes On Teeth & Gums

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Everyone learns about the basic tools involved in managing oral health. You’ve got the pillars of oral hygiene: A toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash. If you’re regularly practising good oral hygiene, chances are you have a healthy mouth. However, if you’re someone with diabetes, you might notice a drastic and significant change in your teeth and gums.  But how exactly … Read More

Spotlight On Women’s Oral Health

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Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is integral to keeping up with good overall oral health, especially for women. However, many people may not be aware of the differences between women and men. In fact, women and men deal with very different challenges in the field of dental hygiene and health. Women have some advantages over men while also being at … Read More

A History Of Dentures

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When thinking about dentures, the first image that comes to mind might be George Washington’s famed wooden teeth. What you may not know is that he never had wooden dentures at all, they were carved ivory!  Dentures date back further than you may think. It’s incredible to see how far dental care has come over the decades, especially the progression … Read More

Everything You Need To Know About Root Canals

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With root canal treatment (or endodontic treatment), you can preserve infected or badly decayed teeth. But what makes a root canal procedure different from a typical cavity filling? Here’s something you might not know: The word “endodontic” has its roots in the Greek language; “endo” is the Greek prefix for “within”, and “odont” means “tooth”. Now you know what endodontic … Read More

How Dental Health Impacts The Rest Of Your Body

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Did you know that harmful bacteria in your mouth can affect other parts of your body? Dentists do more than give you a pearly white smile—they also help prevent health conditions that result from poor oral health.  All of the systems, organs, and tissues in our body work together. They aren’t isolated from each other—they’re all interconnected. If you have … Read More

What Is Recommended Versus What Is Covered By Your Insurance

In Canada, all citizens have access to free healthcare; however, that coverage doesn’t apply to oral health services. To be reimbursed for dental treatments, you’ll need to seek out a dental insurance plan. You might receive insurance through your family, your school, or your place of employment. Dental coverage varies depending on your insurance provider. Some companies will cover a … Read More

How Often Should You Go To The Dentist?

There are some things we’ve heard so often that they’re ingrained in our minds. We know that we should brush our teeth twice a day, floss at least once, and visit the dental office every 6 months. But do you need to have your teeth cleaned as frequently as your dentist says? For some patients, your dentist may advise that … Read More

Benefits Of A Routine Hygiene Treatment

We all know that brushing and flossing is important for our dental health. It keeps our teeth pearly white and gives us a winning smile. However, many people don’t realize that routine hygiene actually has more benefits than just keeping your teeth clean. It can impact every aspect of your health from your gums to your cancer risk to your … Read More