It is recommended that you go and see your dentist at least twice a year, even if you brush and floss your teeth regularly. The visits are important, as the examinations and professional cleanings you receive can help maintain healthy teeth and gums. However, you may find it necessary to see your dentist more frequently if you are suffering from certain dental complications.
Millennials and working professionals are busier than ever, which means dealing with packed schedules. When your day-to-day life is a hectic one, how can you make sure you’re taking good care of your teeth and gums? Keep the following tips in mind to maintain good oral health no matter how busy you are.
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.
The effectiveness of flossing recently became the subject of controversy based on findings published by the Associated Press. Essentially, the AP announced that there hadn’t been enough reliable research conducted on the benefits of flossing and the overall effects it has on oral health. Their conclusion? Maybe we don’t need to floss after all.
Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat a cartridge containing a liquid solution to create an aerosol that the user can inhale. This process is called “vaping.” The solutions usually contain nicotine, flavouring agents, a diluent, and various other chemicals. Because the industry is not regulated in Canada, there is no control over the exact contents of the cartridges.
Cancer is one of those unfortunate illnesses that seemingly affects all of us in some way, either directly or through a family member or friend. The impact is significant for cancer patients and their friends and family alike. Before a patient begins cancer treatment, it is crucial to see a dentist, and this article will explain why.
Many things can change with our health as we enter the golden years of our lives. We can expect the same to happen with our oral health as well. Below is a small list of things we (or our parents, or our grandparents) should be aware of as we age.
Dry Mouth (xerostomia)
From my experience with senior dentistry,