The Power of Brushing Twice a Day

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to overlook the importance of a simple yet crucial habit: brushing your teeth. A recent study found that Americans admit to forgetting to brush their teeth up to five times a week!  No matter how much we might begrudge this seemingly mundane task, it holds […]

3 ways pregnancy affects oral health

Just like with any other time in life, oral health is an important determinant of overall health during pregnancy. Here are 3 ways that pregnancy affects oral health: Hormonal Changes During pregnancy, hormonal fluctuations can affect how the body responds to bacteria, particularly in the mouth. This hormonal surge can result in swollen, tender gums […]

5 Negative Effects of Nail Biting

Nail biting might seem harmless, but it’s a habit that can silently damage more than just your nails. Your oral health is also at risk. In this post, we’ll explore the overlooked consequences of this habit and why it’s crucial to break it for the sake of your dental health. 1. Increased risk of gingivitis […]

How vaping affects your oral health

We know from many years of research on the tobacco industry that smoking has adverse health effects on many parts of the body, including dental and gum health. In recent years e-cigarettes and vaporizers have become increasingly popular substitutes for smokers not keen on the effects of tobacco. Smoking e-cigarettes and vaporizers, or vaping, has […]

Benefits of Fluoride on Dental Health

There is some debate on the pros and cons of fluoride on your teeth. In this article, let’s take a look at both sides and let you come to your own conclusions. What is fluoride? Fluoride is a mineral that is found in nature when salt interacts with rocks and soils. It’s also a naturally […]

5 Tips to Prepare Your Child for the Dentist 

Going to the dentist can be scary for a child, especially if it’s their first time. In this post, we’re giving you some tips and tricks to help you prepare your child for their (first) dentist appointment.  Be positive Regardless of your own feelings, try your best to talk about the dentist in a positive […]

Vegetarians, Calcium and Dental Health

Many people choose a vegetarian diet for ethical, social, or environmental issues. For vegetarians, it can be more difficult to get enough calcium in their diets, though there are many foods (like leafy greens, legumes, and soy-based foods). This is because dairy and meat products are main sources of calcium in our diets. Calcium is […]

Gum Recession: Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention

Gum recession occurs when the gums pull away from your teeth and expose the roots. It is a common symptom of gum disease and can be diagnosed by your dentist during your routine checkups (it’s that part where they poke at your gums and take measurements).  What causes gum recession? The main cause of gum […]

4 Factors that Affect the Lifespan of a Dental Crown

So you’ve gotten your dental crown and now you’re wondering: How long will my crown last? Well, that depends! The average lifespan of a dental crown is anywhere from 10 to 30 years, but like everything in life – there are no guarantees.  1. Regular wear and tear Like with your other teeth, a crown […]

Different types of dental bridges

Dental bridges are a convenient way to restore your smile when you have one or more missing teeth. The bridge gets its name because it literally “bridges the gap” between the remaining teeth. The different types of dental bridges There are four main types of dental bridges: traditional, Cantilever, Maryland, and implant-supported.  A traditional bridge […]