Entries by Dani

Anomalies in Teeth – lets get weird.

Did you know that teeth can form incorrectly in ways that affect their function and appearance? Here are some of the rarest tooth anomalies seen in dentistry. Tooth Fusion Tooth fusion occurs when tooth buds make contact before calcification occurs. It is the union of two or more teeth during development. Tooth fusion occurs in […]

Oral Cancer, what you need to know.

Approximately 1 in 800 British Columbians have a precancerous area in their mouth and about 3,200 Canadians are diagnosed with oral cancer each year. Oral cancer is a disease of soft tissue not teeth, so it can also affect anyone even older adults who do not have their natural teeth. Oral cancer generally has a […]

Quiz Time – What do you know about teeth?

Pop Quiz – how much do you know about your teeth and how to care for them? 1 – How many teeth does the average adult have? A) 20 B) 28 C) 32 D) 36 2 – True or False: Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body 3 – How many litres […]

Celebrities with Unique Teeth

While celebrities are usually the image of “ideal” beauty standards, some have chosen to keep their unique dentition in tact. Here are 5 examples of stars who don’t have Hollywood smiles. Tom Cruise The Mission Impossible star has what fans have come to call a “middle tooth”. You can see that the space between his […]

Bulimia, how it harms your teeth.

How Bulimia Harms your teeth Bulimia teeth typically look worn in ways that healthy teeth do not. The back sides of the front teeth show significant wear and tear. This uncommon pattern is a major sign. It only takes 6 months to begin to see the negative effects of vomiting. Teeth can’t hold up under […]

Tonsil Stones – What are they?

What are tonsil stones? Tonsil stones are small, white or yellowish calcifications that form in the crevices of your tonsils. They can be as small as a grain of rice or as large as a marble. What causes them? Poor dental hygiene Chronic mouth breathing (during the day or at night) Deep crevices (crypts) in the […]

Dental Anxiety – How we can help

The Fear Stops Here: Techniques for Coping with Dental Anxiety Every day, your dentist welcomes patients into their practice that are dealing with dental anxiety. While there are many degrees, the fear and anxiety associated with dental visits can sometimes prevent patients from seeking the dental care they need, resulting in more significant problems in […]

Dental Cleaning – What to expect

Have you every gotten your invoice after your dental cleaning and wonder what the heck it all means? What on earth is prophylaxis… or root planning? What am I paying for?! Recall/Recare exam This exam is performed by your dentist – they will check any areas of concern noted by your hygienist, check your oral […]

Travelling Tooth Tips

The world is opening up again and more and more people are travelling. Here’s how to keep your oral hygiene it’s best while on the road. 1. Schedule a dental appointment before your trip If you are due for a cleaning and check up, now is the time to get it done. Your annual x-rays […]

Sparkling Water and your teeth

Is your raging Bubly habit risking your oral health? Any drink with carbonation has a higher acidity level – including your favourite sparkling waters. Some reports have questioned whether sipping sparkling water will weaken your tooth enamel (the hard outer shell of your teeth where cavities first form). According to available research, carbonated water is […]