Prevention. You’ve no doubt heard the phrase and know what it means when it comes to your dental health. To prevent cavities and other dental diseases, the basics of prevention are:
We were taught at dental school that anything other than a natural tooth with sound, healthy enamel and gums is a compromise to dental health, and can sometimes be the beginning of a long, downward spiral for the affected tooth. This is why we have such a focus on preventive dentistry in our practice. If […]
[Series] Dental Resolutions For The New Year – Resolution #6 In order to keep a vehicle running smoothly, most people make sure to change the oil and check the fluids regularly. Maintaining good dental health requires a similar commitment to regular care. If you want to maintain good oral health, it is recommended to visit […]
The holidays are often a social time, and you want to be at your best. Bad breath is not a good thing to have at Christmas time, nor at any time of the year.
Consider this: if you forgot to pack your undergarments for your trip you would stop at the nearest shop and pick some up, right? Your toothbrush, toothpaste and floss are just as important as your undergarments. Take the time to stop at the supermarket and pick up new supplies. Your teeth (and your holiday companions) […]
Chocolates, tea and coffee, jams and wine are commonly consumed foods and beverages during the holidays. Unfortunately, these holiday “staples” are foods that stain teeth and therefore aren’t very tooth-friendly. Chocolate, wine, gravy, jam, tea and coffee are all dark in colour, and can cause discolouration of teeth. This is why they are included […]
The festive season can be a very busy time. Many of us stay up later than usual to enjoy the company of those we love. Being tired from all the festive activities, or feeling under-the-weather because of too much egg nog, might sabotage good habits, such as dental hygiene. It becomes tempting to drop into bed […]
This holiday tradition of kissing under the mistletoe may be one of your favourites but could also be one of the worst for your dental health.
As festive and joyful as the holidays are, we can probably all agree that sometimes, with the holidays comes just a bit of added stress. Shopping, working, cooking, cleaning, extended family in town visiting…we have more on our proverbial plates during the holidays than at most other times of the year. It’s no wonder some […]
There are lots of things to open during Christmas: presents, packets of food, and, dare we mention them, bottles! Despite the fact that there are a host of perfectly good tools that could make this easy, some may be tempted, especially when in a rush, to use what we have on us at the moment: […]