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Best wishes for a happy, healthy & prosperous 2018 to all our loyal readers! Many people make New Year’s resolutions to improve their lives, and If you find yourself smiling and expressing yourself less than you really want to because you’re uncomfortable with the unattractive appearance or condition of your teeth; now’s the perfect time to resolve to enhance your smile & improve your life.read more
The holiday season is here and it can be a tricky time for your teeth. No matter what you celebrate at this time of year, be it a traditional Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Yule, the “most wonderful time of the year” may not be so wonderful for your dental health.read more
Don’t allow unrecognized bad breath to spoil your holiday celebrations this year, as the festive season is about to get into full swing for so many people. We encourage you to kiss up a storm this season as you greet friends and loved ones, but before you do, please take the time to insure that bad breath doesn’t spoil those memorable moments!read more
Your toothbrush could be home to millions of nasty bacteria, lurking deep down in between it’s bristles, but how many of us know how to keep it clean? You may not view your toothbrush as a germ carrier, but depending on how humid your bathroom is, germs & viruses that can prolong colds, sore throats, flu and oral infections, can flourish on the brush; surviving for days in an infective state unless proper care is exercised.read more
Could Bruxism Be Affecting Your Dental Health? Bruxism Dr. Allen Sun, Laurentian Dental, Kitchener We all get stressed out once in awhile. And when we do, our mental stress can actually create physical symptoms including grinding or clenching of the teeth, a condition...read more
The loss of a tooth, for whatever reason, can have a significant effect on your self-esteem, confidence and facial appearance, not to mention the rest of your mouth.read more
A child’s primary teeth play a crucial role in dental development. It’s essential to remember that your child’s primary teeth serve as place holders for their adult teeth that will follow. Without them, a child cannot chew foods properly and may experience difficulty speaking clearly. Primary teeth are also vital to the development of your child’s jaws.read more
Did you know that early indications of type II diabetes can be found in a person’s mouth?
People with diabetes often have problems tasting foods and they may produce less saliva causing the mouth to feel dry, and because a person’s saliva protects their teeth, they can be at a higher risk for cavities and plaque build up. The gums can become inflamed and bleed easily resulting in gingivitis.
Gum or periodontal disease is a very real and potentially dangerous condition. Infections in the mouth can play havoc elsewhere in our bodies. Recent research has shown that there is a link between periodontal (gum) disease and other chronic inflammatory conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even Alzheimer’s disease.read more
Bad breath happens, but it’s a sensitive subject for discussion. Chronic bad breath can be a serious source of embarrassment. Would you feel comfortable telling someone they have bad breath? If you have bad breath, do you think someone would tell you? It’s an unpleasant condition that affects both genders and all age groups. It can be very distressing because it can affect close personal and intimate relationships.read more
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