All About Dental Assistants!
Last week was Dental Assistants Recognition week and we celebrated Flawless Dental’s dental assistants on our Facebook page. Today, we will talk a little about the role of a dental assistant within a dental practice! What is a dental assistant? Dental assistants play an integral role in any dental practice. They have many responsibilities, including […]
Benefits of calcium on tooth enamel
Did your parents ever tell you to drink milk for stronger bones? That’s because your parents knew that milk has calcium in it. But strong bones aren’t the only thing calcium is good for. Calcium plays an essential role in our oral health because just like it helps to strengthen bones, it helps to strengthen […]
Should I get dental implants?
There are plenty of reasons why someone might be missing one or a few teeth. Tooth loss can be due to tooth decay, gum (periodontal) disease, or injury. In the past, the only options for tooth loss were bridges and crowns. Luckily, since the 1970s, dental implants have become more and more popular. Benefits of […]
Genetics and Oral Health
Do you ever wish a test could tell you what your oral health will look like in 5, 10, or 15 years? Unfortunately, there is no such test. You might be wondering why… According to the American Dental Association, there is no single gene that is responsible for cavities and/or periodontal disease. These oral health […]
What are tonsil stones and how to prevent them
You’ve probably heard of kidney stones or gallstones, but have you ever heard of tonsil stones? Your tonsils are made up of tissue in the back of your mouth that contain lymph nodes and help to filter out viruses and bacteria. Tonsil stones are a build-up of all that crosses through your mouth. What are […]
You might have difficulty enjoying your favourite foods if you have sensitive teeth. Discomfort when eating ice cream, an ice-cold lemonade, or watermelon out of the fridge might actually be a sign of something going on with your teeth. You’re not alone! More than 45 million American adults suffer from sensitive teeth according to the […]
What is dry socket?
Dry socket (alveolar osteitis) is a painful condition that can happen when a tooth is extracted and the underlying nerve and bone are exposed. Usually, when a tooth is removed, a blood clot forms that covers and protects the nerve and bone. Sometimes, though, a blood clot won’t form and will cause exposure. It is […]
4 common causes of dry mouth
Dry mouth (xerostomia) is more common than you’d expect. It’s estimated that 1 in 4 people suffers from dry mouth. But what is it and why does it happen? In a nutshell, dry mouth is a person’s experience of their mouth feeling dry. This could show up as having difficulty eating dry foods like bread […]
What are oral parafunctional habits?
In a nutshell, oral parafunctional habits are those we do unconsciously. Often, they are habits we turn to when we are feeling stressed. Oral parafunctional habits often discussed in adult dentistry are jaw clenching and bruxism. Jaw clenching occurs when a person clamps their teeth down on top of each other without movement. It can […]
3 tips for taking care of your teeth around Halloween
As dental hygiene month ends, Halloween is right around the corner! Today we’re sharing some tips on keeping you and your kids’ teeth clean and healthy while you indulge in Halloween treats. 1. Choose smart treats Whether it’s the candy your kids bring home or leftovers from what you were handing out, try to make […]