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Root Canals – What are they?

What is a root canal? Root canal treatment is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root of the tooth, prevent reinfection of the tooth, and save the natural tooth. When one undergoes a root canal, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then…

The Truth About Fluoride

Chances are you’ve heard of fluoride before. Fluoride is one of the most abundant elements found in nature and is a mineral found in your bones and teeth. It’s also commonly used in dentistry and in toothpaste to strengthen your enamel, the outer layer of your teeth. Many cities in Canada also add small amounts…

How Often Should You Replace Your Toothbrush?

The CDA (Canadian Dental Association) recommends that you replace your toothbrush (or toothbrush head, when using an electric toothbrush) every three to four months for optimal usage, as long as you use it at least twice daily. Over time, as toothbrushes go through normal wear and tear, they become less effective with removing plaque from…

Let’s Talk Toothbrushes

Manual vs Electric – What’s the Difference? Regardless of their oral health status, everyone should be brushing their teeth twice a day for two minutes. But have you ever wondered about the toothbrush you’re using? Is an electric or manual toothbrush better for your oral health? Read on to find out! Electric Toothbrushes: An electric…

Dry Mouth Driving You Crazy?

Some tips and tricks to help: What is dry mouth? Most people describe dry mouth as a dryness or “cotton ball” sensation in the mouth that might accompany saliva that seems thick and stringy, bad breath, dry or sore throat, or difficulty with swallowing, chewing, or speaking. It’s common, too. Around 10% of the general…

Give Your Smile Some Extra Love this Valentine’s Day

Consuming an excess of sugar and acidic beverages are some of the worst things you can do when it comes to the health of your teeth and keeping cavities at bay. With Valentine’s Day coming up, it’s easy to get caught up in the romance without thinking about your oral health. Here are some tips…

Sleep Apnea and How Dentistry Can Help

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)? Obstructive sleep apnea is the momentary cut-off of breathing when someone is sleeping. In addition, obstructive sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that occurs in about 25% of men and nearly 10% of women.  Sleep apnea can affect people of all ages, including babies and children and particularly…

Clear Correct vs. Invisalign – What’s the Difference?

Only teenagers wear aligners to help straighten their teeth and achieve a beautiful smile, right? Not anymore. Today, one-quarter of all orthodontic patients are adults. [1] Nearly 80% of adults who have straightened their teeth stated that it was one of the most “valuable transformations they have ever done”, while more than 90% said that…