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Bad Breath: How It’s Caused & What You Can Do About It

May 17, 2019

Having bad breath is embarrassing and can even cause anxiety. But halitosis affects 25% of people, whether it is lingering morning breath or chronic halitosis. It is no surprise that millions are spent annually on products to freshen our breath and keep our mouths clean. Oral hygiene is the leading cause of bad breath, but there Read More…

How Dry Mouth Can Cause Cavities

May 10, 2019

Dry mouth, called xerostomia, is the medical condition of not having enough saliva to keep your mouth wet. It can happen to anyone – especially when they are stressed or nervous. When untreated, it can make chewing, swallowing, and even talking difficult. Dry mouth increases the risk for tooth decay or infections, and is a Read More…

How to Prepare Children for their First Pediatric Dentist Appointment

May 3, 2019

The Canadian Dental Association recommends that children see a pediatric dentist within 6 months of their first tooth eruption or by their first birthday. This ensures they get their teeth checked before any problems can arise.  In most cases, a dentist visit every 6 months is recommended for preventative measures. There are numerous reasons for Read More…

Leading Causes of Oral Cancer

April 26, 2019

Unlike other types of cancer, oral cancer includes cancer of the lips, tongue, cheek, throat, and sinuses.  It is life threatening if not caught early enough and treated properly.  Children and young adults have minimal risk for oral cancer, but the odds increase over the age of 45. Men are more likely to be diagnosed Read More…

What is Gingivitis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

April 19, 2019

Gingivitis is, in short, inflammation of the gums. It is common and, fortunately, a mild form of gum disease (periodontal disease) that causes your gums to be red and swollen around the base of your teeth. Gingivitis, if not treated, can turn into a serious disease called periodontitis. This disease causes infection that destroys the Read More…

Tooth Decay: Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention

April 12, 2019

Tooth decay, or cavities, is among the most common oral health problems in the world. They are particularly common in small children and older adults, but anyone who has teeth is susceptible to getting cavities or battling tooth decay. Tooth decay is the destruction of the tooth structure. It can affect the enamel – the Read More…

Pros and Cons of Dental Implants

April 5, 2019

Despite the advances in oral care and dental hygiene, aging is not the only reason for tooth loss.  In fact, 1 out of 4 adults lose all their permanent teeth by age 74. Tooth loss, dental decay, gum disease, accidents, and oral infections are all common dental problems that lead to getting a tooth removed. In Read More…

What to Expect After a Tooth Extraction

March 29, 2019

A tooth extraction is sometimes necessary as a part of staying healthy. Keep your mouth healthy by visiting a dentist regularly. This helps prevent serious infections or conditions that affect your whole mouth and body. Reasons for Tooth Extraction In adulthood, there are reasons that they may need to be extracted, although our teeth are Read More…

Things to Know Before Getting Dental Implants

March 22, 2019

Getting dental implants is a popular alternative to dentures that don’t fit well or if your natural tooth roots do not allow for bridgework or other repair options. Dental implants offer significant support for your teeth because during the process, the bone heals around the implant. However, this process can take many months for completion. Read More…