Myths And Facts About Flossing

The Canadian Dental Association encourages everyone to floss daily to maintain a healthy and clean mouth. Although, many Canadians ignore the benefits of flossing and forgo the habit altogether. Here are the facts about flossing and the truth about common flossing myths. Myth: Flossing is difficult Flossing is easier today than it ever was. If…

How Often Should You Go To The Dentist?

Visiting your dentist regularly as a child might have seemed daunting, but it was necessary. Of course, as an adult, you no longer have someone making appointments for you. Even if your teeth seem okay, you might still be wondering how often you should see your dentist. The truth is, the answer will depend on…

Eating Disorders and Your Dentist

The food you eat and your overall dietary habits play a big role in your oral health. We’ve all heard in the news, or from our health care providers, that eating too much sugar in our diets can lead to cavities, but it’s also true that eating other highly acidic and readily-available “diet” foods can…

Blood Thinners and Bleeding Gums Explained

There are many reasons why a person’s gums might bleed, and certain medications, such as blood thinners, may be to blame. Blood thinners are necessary for a number of conditions, and if you are taking blood thinners, it is important to understand how your medication can impact your overall oral health and your day to…

Dialysis and Your Dentist

What You Need to Know to Make Sure Your Dental Visits Go as Smooth as Possible If you, or someone you know have kidney disease, it’s a good idea to make your dental health a priority. For a person with this disease, keeping a healthy smile can take some extra effort. Kidney disease and dialysis…

Flossing: The Perfect Time to Check Your Mouth for Oral Health Issues

Like many patients, chances are you’ve been sitting in your hygienist’s chair, every six months or so, admitting that you don’t floss regularly. Flossing is an instrumental component in keeping your mouth healthy – free from disease and cavities. Because there is no instant gratification from flossing like there is from brushing, it’s often a…