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Bad Habits That Can Damage Your Kid’s Teeth. Keeping your children’s dental health in optimal condition is one of your top priorities as a parent.

Bad Habits That Can Damage Your Kid’s Teeth

Taking care of their oral health should start as early as the first eruption of their tooth. It’s vital to continue encouraging children to practice good dental hygiene, such as brushing their teeth for a full 2 minutes twice a day. Unfortunately, some kids develop bad oral habits along the way. These bad habits can potentially sabotage everything you’ve taught them about oral care. If notice any signs of such behaviours, nip those in the bud. Biting Fingernails. Can Eating Disorders Impact Teeth? Eating disorders are a serious group of mental health disorders that have an impact on how you feel about food, your body, and yourself.

Can Eating Disorders Impact Teeth?

It can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, race, and sexual orientation. The National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED) reported that about 1 million Canadians suffer from an eating disorder. Also, other reports claim that an increasing number of Canadian teens are engaging in poor dieting behaviour, which increases their risk of developing an eating disorder. Transforming Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry. You may not realize it but your smile plays a significant role in your life, relationship, and career.

Transforming Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry

A healthy smile can communicate happiness, confidence, excitement, health, and vitality. How to Protect Your Mouth From Infection. Paying attention to your dental health is crucial if you want to prevent oral infection.

How to Protect Your Mouth From Infection

While the mouth is home to a myriad of good bacteria, various factors, like sugary food and poor oral hygiene, can lead to bad bacteria and viruses entering and accumulating in the mouth. Know the risks and how to prevent them. Types of Oral Infections The dark, wet, and warm environment of the mouth makes it a good thriving place for 500 different species of mouth bacteria. What Dentists Wish You Knew About Teeth Stains. Struggling with unsightly teeth stains that won’t go away no matter how hard your brush?

What Dentists Wish You Knew About Teeth Stains

There are several reasons for tooth discolouration. It could be eating habits, your choices of food and drinks, medication, or neglected oral care habits. In general, teeth stains can be surface-level or occur underneath the teeth enamel. Orthodontic Relapse: Causes and What to Do. Many individuals get orthodontic treatment to help correct the positioning of their teeth or an improper bite.

Orthodontic Relapse: Causes and What to Do

The treatment can either be cosmetic to help improve a person’s appearance, but it can also enhance oral functions. The duration of the treatment can be limiting in terms of diet and activities which is why most people are relieved when their dentists finally take off their braces. However, for some people, orthodontic relapse happens. Here’s the lowdown on this condition, its causes, and treatment: What Is Orthodontic Relapse? The teeth have a tendency to move back to their original position even after a dentist declares the orthodontic treatment complete. Dentists recommend that patients religiously show up on follow up appointments. The retainers can be worn for a couple of weeks or longer depending on the relapse tendency. Teeth and Mouth Care During the Pandemic. Since the coronavirus pandemic struck, dentists were forced to adjust the way they deliver dental services.

Teeth and Mouth Care During the Pandemic

In Ontario, the provincial government ordered to stop non-essential dental services like routine checkups, teeth cleaning, and cosmetic procedures in a bid to minimize infection risk. Only emergency services are allowed. However, despite the health crisis, dentists are still receiving a surge of dental emergency cases. At this time, good oral health is crucial. The pandemic might extend beyond your regular annual checkup, and it might be long before all dental services are allowed for all.

Why You Need to Build a Lasting Relationship With Your Dentist. Most of us usually look for steadiness in romantic relationships, income streams, and even in our own state of mind.

Why You Need to Build a Lasting Relationship With Your Dentist

Few of us realize that it’s important to find a reliable dental care provider who can look after our dental health not just in a single visit but for years to come. Things in your life can change anytime. No matter what happens, the truth remains that your oral health needs care and attention. Orthodontic Relapse: Causes and What to Do. Many individuals get orthodontic treatment to help correct the positioning of their teeth or an improper bite.

Orthodontic Relapse: Causes and What to Do

The treatment can either be cosmetic to help improve a person’s appearance, but it can also enhance oral functions. The duration of the treatment can be limiting in terms of diet and activities which is why most people are relieved when their dentists finally take off their braces. However, for some people, orthodontic relapse happens. Here’s the lowdown on this condition, its causes, and treatment: What Is Orthodontic Relapse? The teeth have a tendency to move back to their original position even after a dentist declares the orthodontic treatment complete. Understanding Children's Fear of The Dentist and How to Help. Dental anxiety is a common fear, especially for kids.

Understanding Children's Fear of The Dentist and How to Help

It is estimated that up to 20% of younger patients experience some dental anxiety or dental phobia. This anxiety can lead to the patients being uncooperative during examinations and procedures, and may even result in the patients refusing to go to the dentist, or delaying needed treatments. There are many reasons for a child’s dental anxiety. The most common causes include: A bad or painful first dental experienceSeeing adults with dental anxietyUnfamiliar sights, sounds, and smells in the dentist officeAn unknown or scary dentist office settingNot being adequately prepared for a first visitFamily relationships and attitudes towards the dentist.

Why You Need to See a Family Dentist Regularly. Your dentist will tell you it’s important to brush and floss twice a day, but there’s more you can do to ensure you stay up to speed on your oral health. It’s typically good dental practice to see your family dentist at least twice a year for regular checkups. Your dentist isn’t just there in case of a dental emergency, after all. It’s also their job to help you keep an eye on your oral health to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy. Here’s a list of specific reasons seeing your family dentist frequently is a great idea for your overall dental health: Service for the Whole Family As the name implies, a family dentist can provide service for the whole family. Different ages have different dental needs. Dental Care: Surprising Methods To Prevent Tooth Decay.

Getting cavities, also known as tooth decay, is one of the most common preventable dental issues for Canadian adults and children. When you eat, bacteria in your mouth feed on the sugars from the food and forms a sticky plaque on your gums and teeth. The plaque erodes the enamel on your teeth, which can turn into cavities. Your dentist has told you how important it is to brush and floss every day and get regular dental checkups. Did you know that there are other ways, and some ways you may not have heard of that can help to prevent tooth decay? Here are just a few. Watch What You Eat. Teaching Your Child To Care For Their Teeth. Laying the foundation for healthy teeth must start in the first years of life. Poor nutrition and improper oral care habits during the first two years of a child’s life can increase their chances of developing tooth decay later on. This makes proper oral hygiene education in children essential. Parents play a significant role in this undertaking and they must set an example to their little ones.

Children are able to appreciate the importance of daily oral care habits when they see their parents practice these habits daily, as children learn best by emulating their parents. How To Care For Your Braces — Dos and Don'ts. Getting braces is one of the first steps of achieving that perfect smile and, in time, it will be worth it! To make sure that you reach that goal in the end, you need to pay extra attention to your oral health so you can keep your teeth, gums, and braces in excellent condition. If you’ve just gotten braces or are thinking of getting braces, there are a few things you need to know besides how to reduce pain after a fitting. here’s a rundown of what you should and shouldn’t do when caring for your braces: Dos:

The Better Brush: Comparing Electric and Manual Toothbrushes. As the oral health industry expands, the array of products in your drugstore can feel overwhelming. Toothbrushes now come in a dizzying variety of colours, styles and shapes. However, determining which is the better brush may depend on your circumstances. When comparing electric and manual toothbrushes, there’s no “one size fits all” solution. Before you buy, consider which type best suits your lifestyle and health profile. What to Do When a Filling Falls Out. Dental emergencies can happen when you least expect them. Whether it’s a missing tooth, tooth injury, or a loose filling, address the emergency right away to ease the pain and prevent further damage. Benefits of Orthodontic Treatments. For many people, getting the right treatment for their teeth matters, especially when it comes to getting the perfect smile. That’s especially true for your kids, since they’re still growing. When it comes to fixing your smile, an orthodontist is generally your best bet.

The Long-Term Benefits of Professional Dental Cleaning. Many people may not recognize the importance of good oral health to the quality of your overall health. Lifetime Teeth Whitening Program. Project Description. Teaching Your Child To Care For Their Teeth. Hygiene Services. Project Description. Lifetime Teeth Whitening Program. Women in Dentistry. Even as recently as the 1980s, women studying to be dentists in North America were still being told that they were taking “a man’s place.” Dr. Harriet Seldin of San Diego, who graduated from dentistry studies in 1978, said she was shocked by how few women were in her class.

What's In A Toothpaste? How to Choose The Best Option. Walk down any drug store aisle, and you’ll be amazed at the toothpaste options available. Lining the shelves are colourful packages promising dazzlingly white cavity-free smiles while another tube promises improved gum health, fresh breath, and plaque protection. Given all the options available, it can be challenging to know what product to choose. Here are some facts about the different kinds of toothpaste available to help you select the best option for your mouth. The Long-Term Benefits of Professional Dental Cleaning. Root Canal vs. Dental Implants: What You Need to Know. Are you suffering from a tooth infection, and deciding between a root canal or implants? Root canals have been successfully performed for decades. Sedation Dentistry. Project Description.

Dental Fillings Services. Cosmetic Dentistry. Project Description Today’s oral care and hygiene has gone beyond managing the health of teeth and gums but has included the vital area called cosmetic dentistry. This is rightly so since cosmetic surgery focuses on the appearance, which can have a huge impact in a person’s life. The Benefits of Overdentures vs. Basic Dentures. Quit Smoking and Improve Your Dental Health.