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April, with the beginnings of a bright new season, is a good time to remember how important healthy teeth and gums are to our overall health and well-being.read more
With an overwhelming amount of buying options for everything from toothbrushes to irrigation devices, here’s our summary of the basic tools to have in your medicine cabinet for your best oral health.read more
When shopping for toothpaste in your local store you’ll likely face dozens of brands to choose from. Your purchase decision may be made based upon personal preferences, budget, recommendation from a friend, or even experimentation. However, it must be said that choosing the right kind of toothpaste requires some careful thought.read more
X-rays are a vital part of all dental care. Whether you’re suffering from an easy to spot dental issue or are just due for a checkup – regular x-rays give us the whole picture. Not only offering clear diagnostic imaging but preventative benefits to your long-term health.read more
We’ve all heard that brushing properly is essential for cleaning our teeth and gums effectively. But when you get right down to it, do we know what proper brushing really means?read more
While most people don’t love visiting the dentist, there is a point of avoidance that can become a psychological condition known as dental phobia. Also referred to as dentophobia, dental anxiety, odontophobia, or dental fear.read more
Having excellent oral health doesn’t mean just brushing, flossing and visiting the dentist regularly – it’s also connected to proper nutrition. Eating a well-balanced, nutrient-rich diet provides your body with the immunity to fight infections that could contribute to periodontal disease, a leading cause of adult tooth loss.read more
Good dental care for your baby actually begins before he or she is born. It begins with you, the mother. It’s important to continue proper dental hygiene during pregnancy and special attention may be needed at this time because red and tender gums that bleed easily may be caused by increased hormone levels. Snacking too often on foods that have a high level of sugar can also lead to tooth decay.read more
How to Get Relief From Canker Sores CANKER SORES Dr. Allen Sun, Laurentian Dental, Kitchener Canker sores are mouth sores that plague millions of people. They are actually ulcerations of the skin lining the inside of the mouth, leaving the sensitive tissue underneath...read more
With the summer sports season just around the corner, we’d like to remind everyone to think about safety. What do you think might happen if you (or one of your children) got hit in the mouth or jaw while playing a contact sports activity? If you weren’t wearing properly fitted mouth guard, the answer in a nutshell is: A Lot!read more
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