Summer has finally arrived, and that means it is time to head outside and enjoy sunny days and warm breezes. For many of us, summertime memories are shaped by favorite seasonal treats. After all, who doesn’t look forward to that first big slice of watermelon or a taste of homemade ice cream? However,
Whiter teeth can improve the attractiveness of your smile and help you look younger (teeth typically become yellowed or grayish as we age). Teeth whitening is a very popular cosmetic dental procedure, and you have the option of in-home treatments or treatments provided only by your dentist. However, there are several differences between the two options.
There are several DIY projects that you can complete with just a little time and effort, but do it yourself braces should not be one of them. Other than flossing, brushing, tongue scraping and perhaps using a gentle whitener is the only DIY dental treatments and oral health care you should do. Attempting to do your own dental care is downright dangerous.
Teeth grinding affects more than 40 million people nationwide. It has been estimated that 30% of all children ages 3-13 also grind their teeth. Although bBruxism may seem like nothing more than an annoying habit, it can have a detrimental effect on the health of your teeth. Often resulting in broken teeth,
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, which makes this a great time to go over important oral care tips for kids. Following these tips on a regular basis helps ensure that your children’s teeth and gums stay healthy, and lowers their risk of cavities and other oral heath problems.
When the winter season arrives, Jack Frost may be nipping at more than your nose this year. If the New Westminster chilly weather seems to bother your teeth more than seems reasonable, the cold temperatures may be exposing some underlying problems. Cold-induced tooth pain can be caused by hidden issues like old fillings,
With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, you may have already been thinking about getting started on your New Year’s resolutions. Are you thinking about resolving to change careers, save money, or lose weight? Many people’s top goal for the new year is committing to a healthier lifestyle. If you are considering adding living healthy to your New Year’s resolution list,
Patient education is an important aspect of dentistry, and advising our patients of the effects of marijuana use on their oral health is important. Although most people are aware there may be negative consequences to consuming marijuana, there are misconceptions about how extensive the damage may be.
Christmas is a great time for gathering with family and friends and enjoying a lot of food, but it’s not always a good time for your teeth. Before reaching for a treat this holiday season, keep in mind that you should avoid the following foods and drinks in order to maintain a healthy smile.
You notice a red tinge of blood in the sink after brushing your teeth. Your gums are red and swollen and now your dentist says you have gum disease. Is there any hope in saving your smile? Of course there is! Periodontal disease may be serious, but that doesn’t mean you can’t treat it.