1. Flu season is upon us

    Everything you need to know about this year’s flu season Canada is in the midst of a challenging flu season: cases are spiking across the country, particularly among the elderly and in long-term care facilities, and experts predict a surge in infections in the coming weeks. Why is this season shap…Read More

  2. Oral health in men

    It’s become evident in oral health studies that perhaps the single most dangerous factor to a man’s oral health is his attitude. In short, men routinely take the “strong, silent” approach, seeing their dentist or doctor less frequently than women, and often only when there is a serious probl…Read More

  3. Dentally dangerous dancing

    For anyone else, having a tooth accidentally knocked out while practicing a dance routine would be a very big deal. But not for Dancing With The Stars contestant Noah Galloway. Galloway, an Iraq War veteran and a double amputee, took a kick to the face from his partner during a recent practice sessi…Read More

  4. Your baby’s dental care: start early

    You can't go wrong with an early start caring for your child's teeth and gums. In fact, dental care should begin in earnest when their first tooth appears. You should begin by gently cleaning your infant's gums and new teeth after each feeding with a clean, water-soaked washcloth or gauze pad. Once …Read More

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    Never ignore tooth pain

    For many people, tooth pain triggers a certain calculus (and we don’t mean the technical term for tartar): Is the pain worse than the thought of going to the dentist? Tight schedules, dread of the dentist and concern over of the bills that follow can lead to people to neglect tooth problems when t…Read More

  6. Read the label: 61 different names for sugar

    As consumers, we are becoming better at reading food labels and ingredient lists. You may be trying to limit added sugar in your diet as one way to prevent cavities. But what happens when sugar is labeled so it is unrecognizable on packaged foods? Here are 61 different names for added sugar: Agave n…Read More

  7. Why lovebirds have better teeth

    Being struck by Cupid's arrow can be good for your teeth. According to University of Queensland researcher Grace Branjerdporn, finding a soul mate puts a smile on your face in more ways than one. "We studied how the dynamics of our romantic relationships affect our oral health," Ms Branjerdporn said…Read More

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    WHO urges curbs on online food marketing to children

    Governments must do more to protect children from sophisticated online methods used to market unhealthy foods to them, the World Health Organization in Europe said in a report released Friday. By using digital analytics and geo-location data, companies were defining their audience with great precisi…Read More

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    Sports and Activities

    Mouthguards aren't just for adults! Remember to add a mouthguard for each child to your list of school supplies. Protecting your child's head, jaw and teeth, even for seemingly non-contact sports, is very important. Mouthguards not only protect the teeth. They may also prevent serious injuries by he…Read More