Entries by Dani

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 […]

Fluoride Benefits and Information

Fluoride is a mineral which is naturally found in Canada’s water, food, soil, and air. We have used fluoride to prevent tooth decay since the 1940’s. In fact, it has been scientifically proven to: strengthen tooth enamel lower the amount of acid in your mouth rebuild minerals that make teeth stronger Sources of fluoride to […]

Is your Vape Causing Cavities?

New research from Tufts University finds people who use vape products are more likely to develop dental decay. The CDC finds 9.1 million adults, and 2 million use tobacco-based vaping products, that puts a lot of teeth at risk! Over the last few years, public awareness has increased about the dangers of vaping to systemic […]

Aligner Tray Cleaning – How to

How To Clean Aligner Trays: What TO DO There are plenty of varying tips for cleaning your aligner trays, and advice will probably differ slightly even from dentist to dentist. That being said, the general guidelines are as follows: Take your aligners out each morning and clean your teeth and the trays Rinse the aligners every […]

Bad Breath and Bacteria

Bad breath happens. If you’ve ever gotten that not-so-fresh feeling on a date, at a job interview or just talking with friends, you’re not alone. Studies show that 50 percent of adults have had bad breath, or halitosis, at some point in their lives. There are a number of reasons you might have breath odour. […]

Piercing and Oral Health

What is an oral piercing? Oral piercings usually consist of a barbell through the tongue or labret (the space between the lower lip and chin). Other common oral piercing locations include the lips, uvula and cheeks. The jewellery comes in different styles, including studs, barbells and rings. They can be made of stainless steel, gold, […]