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

Charcoal Toothpaste: Science Versus Fads

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Charcoal has become one of the biggest trends in the world of health, wellness, and cosmetics. We’ve seen it pop up in everything from face masks and scrubs to toothpaste. While many toothpaste brands have jumped on the charcoal train, it must be a sign that the highly absorbent compound really works. Right?  One thing that we’ve all come to … 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

Recovering From Oral Surgery

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Having an oral surgery procedure can be necessary to ensure your oral health is at its maximum. The recovery, on the other hand, might be difficult. There are many things that you should be mindful of when it comes to the recovery period. Your dentist or oral surgeon might have given you some instructions after the procedure, which are essential … 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

Coping With Dental Anxiety

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If you feel a bit nervous at the dentist’s office, you’re not the only one; that’s how many patients feel before a dental procedure. But what if your anxiety interferes with your ability to take care of your teeth? Dental anxiety does more than cause mental distress—it also leads to poorer oral health. Many patients avoid dental treatment for fear … 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