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Electric Flossers — Are They Legit?

October 20, 2020

You may have seen advertisements in recent years for electric flossers and wondered if they work. Traditional floss is still the most effective way to clean plaque and tartar from the sides of teeth and remove food particles from between them. However, if the idea of new technology excites you and will help you clean your […]

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How Does Vaping Affect Your Teeth?

October 12, 2020

The use of vaping devices represents an increasing proportion of tobacco consumption and poses a significant threat to oral health. While these devices are advertised as a better alternative to regular cigarettes, they have not been approved as a smoking cessation aid in Canada.  What are the effects of vaping on teeth and oral health? We explore the answers to […]

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How to Minimize Cavities in Kids During Halloween

October 5, 2020

Fall is on the horizon, and it won’t be long before pumpkins appear on doorsteps and children start putting together this year’s costume plans. The Halloween season brings a lot of treats, but if you aren’t careful, those trickster cavities can set in! On average, Canadian households purchase enough candy to give three pieces to each […]

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What Are the Four Types of Teeth and Their Functions?

September 28, 2020

We sometimes take our teeth for granted, but they’re essential for healthy functioning. Teeth help us speak clearly, as well as chew and tear food. They also give us our unique smiles. Most adults have between 28 and 32 teeth, depending on whether or not they have undergone wisdom tooth removal. However, not all teeth are […]

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7 Things to Know About Invisalign®

September 23, 2020

7 Things to Know About Invisalign® If you want to straighten your teeth, you have a few options, including traditional braces and clear aligners from Invisalign®. Patients considering Invisalign® therapy can consider the following seven factors in their decision. 1. Invisalign® Is an Alignment Treatment for Crooked Teeth Invisalign® treatment uses clear aligners to straighten the patient’s […]

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Protecting Your Teeth for Fall Sports

September 21, 2020

Autumn brings more than just cool breezes and pending holidays. It’s also the start of several fall sports, especially for children and teenagers. Getting involved in athletic activities offers tons of benefits, including regular exercise, an understanding of the value of teamwork and improved mental focus. Nevertheless, sports can be hard on the mouth, particularly […]

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Who Should Be Wearing a Nightguard?

September 14, 2020

During the day, you probably find it pretty simple to protect your teeth. You brush and floss them when you wake up and before you go to sleep at night. In between, you make sure to treat your teeth well throughout the day, maybe adding another brushing session at lunchtime. What happens when you’re asleep, […]

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Teeth Whitening: Trays, Strips and Pens, Oh My!

September 9, 2020

Teeth Whitening: Trays, Strips and Pens, Oh My! If you want to make your teeth whiter but don’t have a condition that requires veneers or crowns, you might benefit from teeth whitening. As you browse your options, you may notice just how many choices you have. Many products advertise whiter teeth, but which ones make […]

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The Tongue — A Forgotten Part of Mouth Care

September 7, 2020

Most people spend a lot of time keeping their teeth and gums in tiptop shape. While that’s great, everyone needs to remember another essential part of the mouth: the tongue. The tongue plays many important roles. It helps us speak clearly and articulate sounds. It also provides a method for us to get food and […]

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The 10 Worst Foods and Drinks for Your Teeth

August 31, 2020

On a night out, the last thing you’re likely thinking about is the bacteria in your mouth feeding off of the glass of wine you had with dinner or the ice cream you ate for dessert. When it comes to dental hygiene, what you consume throughout the day is just as important as brushing and […]

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