Tooth Loss & Smoking

All of us are aware about the consequences of smoking. Apart from affecting your oral health, this habit also effects everything else. The majority of smokers know that smoking is bad for the teeth. If you are one of them, you should learn by now that quitting this habit can both save your general health…

Smoking and Dental Health (3)

Addressing Your Oral Hygiene With Your Dentist Clearly the use of tobacco of any kind — whether it’s smoking or snuff — can be harmful to your gums and teeth. The best solution to this issue is to stop using tobacco entirely. We know that’s not easy. Many people have tried and failed to quit…

Are you making these brushing mistakes?

Brushing your teeth is something you probably do two or three times a day. But does that make you an oral hygiene hotshot? Could you be making brushing mistakes without even realizing it? Check out these five common brushing boo-boos, and find out if you’re doing what it takes to look after your teeth and…

4 signs you’re brushing the wrong way

You’re using the wrong brush What kind of brush are you using? It really does make a difference, says Dr. Ron Smith, president of the Canadian Dental Association and a dentist in Duncan, B.C. “You want a toothbrush that has relatively soft bristles and has lots of them,” he notes. Your mouth is also better…

[Video]: HEY…Hey You!

As a passionate and committed individual to improving standards in oral disease prevention, we commend Lady Dentist for her fantastic message in teaching young people everywhere the importance of a good dental hygiene routine. Her video ‘HEY…Hey You!’ is a great reminder to keep your teeth clean and healthy.   Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEnVyG5qa2wQ5uOj8356_gg

7 rules for denture care

If some or all of your permanent teeth have fallen out or been removed, you may be using dentures: complete dentures if you’re missing all of your natural teeth (which is the case for one in 15 Canadian adults under 80) or partial dentures if you’re missing just one tooth or a few teeth. Both…

What’s the best way to care for removable dentures?

Removable partial or full dentures require proper care to keep them clean, free from stains and looking their best. For good denture care: Remove and rinse dentures after eating. Run water over your dentures to remove food debris and other loose particles. You may want to place a towel on the counter or in the…

What is Dental Calculus?

Dental calculus, both supra- and subgingival occurs in the majority of adults worldwide. Dental calculus is calcified dental plaque, composed primarily of calcium phosphate mineral salts deposited between and within remnants of formerly viable microorganisms. A viable dental plaque covers mineralized calculus deposits. Levels of calculus and location of formation are population specific and are…

Home Remedies To Remove Tartar And Plaque Build Up On Teeth

When bacteria-filled material settles on your teeth, either due to improper flossing or inadequate brushing, the result is plaque. If the plaque is left ignored, then calculus or tartar forms, which is essentially solidified plaque. Once there is tartar buildup on your teeth, it becomes very difficult to get rid of and could lead to…

What is plaque?

Plaque is a soft, sticky film that builds up on your teeth and contains millions of bacteria. The bacteria in plaque cause tooth decay and gum disease if they are not removed regularly through brushing and flossing. When you eat, the bacteria in plaque use the sugars in your food to produce acids that eat…

How To Spot A Cavity Before It’s Too Late

Many patients are surprised to hear that around 60 percent of school children and nearly 100 percent of all adults worldwide have at least one minor cavity. Even more surprising is the fact that a vast majority of cavities are preventable with the proper oral hygiene habits at home and regular dental checkups. Here is…

Info-graphics: Dental Health Facts You Need to Know

Not taking care of your mouth can lead to many dental problems: bad breath, gum disease, cavities, sensitivity and even tooth loss. But the good news is these issues are preventable. For ideal dental health, there are numerous good habits you need to adopt. Here are few dental health facts you should know. Maintaining your oral…