WE TEND TO think of straight teeth as being mainly about looks, but they actually come with several very real health benefits too!
THE ONE INGREDIENT a tube of toothpaste must contain to earn the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance is fluoride. (And, conversely, it must NOT contain sugar.) Fluoride is also added in trace amounts to drinking water to help keep our teeth healthy and strong. We’ve been relying on fluoride like this for decades, and the history of it is fascinating. (more…)
ACROSS THE COUNTRY, some provinces and cities are starting to reopen, but that doesn’t mean we should immediately stop all precautionary measures and go straight back to life as usual. Every little bit we can do helps ensure that hospitals don’t get more new cases than they can handle, so let’s quickly review the basics. (more…)
DECEMBER IS HERE, and that means so is the holiday season! We’re looking forward to it just as much as you, which is why we got our team together to share some of our favorite holiday traditions!
BASED ON RECOMMENDATIONS from the RCDSO (Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario) and the ODA (Ontario Dental Association), we’re temporarily changing the way our practice operates. We recommend that all of our patients check the Public Health’s website for information on the coronavirus and what we can do to slow the spread.
Temporary Changes to Our Schedule (more…)
COMING DOWN WITH the flu is never any fun, but it’s still no time to let up on your oral hygiene routine. The same applies if you get a cold. With flu and cold season starting up, we thought this was a good time to share some tips for maintaining good oral health through one of these common illnesses. (more…)
IF GIVEN THE CHANCE to change something about their smiles, most people would choose to have whiter teeth, and quite a few are willing to try just about anything for it, including something as counterintuitive as scrubbing them with toothpaste made of charcoal.
EVERY MEDICATION COMES with a list of potential side effects. Sometimes those side effects include a negative impact on oral health.
THERE ARE A NUMBER of reasons why someone might need a new dentist. Maybe their insurance changed, they’re moving to a new area, or they simply haven’t looked for a dentist yet. Whatever the reason, if you don’t already have a dentist, it’s a good idea to choose one now so that you and your family can get regular dental exams and so that you’ll be ready in the event of a dental emergency. (more…)
T’S EASY TO ASSUME that our pets don’t need dental care like we do. After all, wild animals can’t exactly brush their teeth, and that doesn’t seem to be a problem for them. However, it turns out that our pets’ teeth have a very different situation than the teeth of wild animals, and they do need our help to stay healthy.