1. gingivitis

    All About Gingivitis

    What Is It? People with gingivitis have inflamed gum tissue around their teeth, caused by bacteria found in dental plaque. Normal, healthy gums should be firmly attached to the teeth and underlying bone. They are pale pink in light-skinned people and brown, gray or mottled in people with darker comp…Read More

  2. First Tooth = First Dental Visit

    The Canadian Dental Association recommends the assessment of infants, by a dentist, within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth or by one year of age. The goal is to have your child visit the dentist before there is a problem with his or her teeth. In most cases, a dental exam every six month…Read More

  3. dry mouth

    What Do I Need to Know About Dry Mouth?

    Everyone has a dry mouth once in a while — if they are nervous, upset or under stress. But if you have a dry mouth all or most of the time, it can be uncomfortable and can lead to serious health problems. Dry mouth ... Can cause difficulties in tasting, chewing, swallowing, and speaking Can increa…Read More

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    High Sugar Diets

    In our society, it’s very common to have a high sugar diet. From sweets brought in to work or to schools to bakeries in the grocery store, it’s impossible not to find sugar somewhere. Additionally, it is also in foods that you wouldn't necessarily expect to have any sugar in such as beans or cor…Read More

  5. toothbrush

    Ten Facts From Your Dentist

    Fun facts about dental care from a dentist will allow you to further your knowledge on taking care of your oral health. Continue to read on to learn about fun facts from a dentist. 1. Brushing Twice a Day Helps to Keep the Cavities Away When you brush your teeth properly, at least twice a day, you a…Read More

  6. emerg

    All About Dental Abscesses

    What Is It? An abscess is a limited area of pus formed as a result of a bacterial infection. This can occur in the mouth when you don't practice the proper dental care. The body's immune system reacts to the infection and sends white blood cells to the area to try to get rid of the bacteria. Pus is…Read More

  7. diastema

    How to Treat Spaces Between Teeth

    You brush your teeth every day, even twice a day, but you’re still being told by your dentist that you are missing areas and need to brush more thoroughly. You aren’t sure how you could possibly be missing areas; after all, you’ve been checking over your pearly whites after you brush them to m…Read More

  8. oral cancer awareness

    Oral Cancer Screening

    Cancer. The word alone probably brings a nervous shiver down your spine. You’ve probably known people in your life who have gotten sick with cancer. It’s an ugly disease and has laid a hand in a majority of people’s lives. Oral cancer is one of the more scary ones that people can be diagnosed …Read More

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    How Parents Influence Children’s Oral Health

    It may come as a surprise to some parents that dental caries, more commonly known as tooth decay, has been found to be the most common disease affecting children. This can have a huge impact on the child in terms of enduring pain and discomfort, inability to eat properly, embarrassment due to damage…Read More

  10. flossing

    How to Prevent Gingivitis

    Dental care experts say that most people will experience gingivitis at some point in their lives. While gingivitis may be considered a mild form of gum disease, it can still cause changes in color and appearance of gums, as well as, cause discomfort and pain if left untreated. Gums that may bleed, a…Read More