The Never Ending Debate: Are Electric Toothbrushes Better Than Manual?

Plaque is a sticky film that will cause tooth decay and disease without removal. The best way to prevent plaque buildup has been debated for years. Some people are team electric while others are team manual… The Pros of Electric Toothbrushes: Timed brushing cycles to ensure you are brushing for the right time. Some light […]

The Hidden Treasures Found In Dental X-rays!

Many people are at fault for running straight to Google and filling the search bar with their symptoms. It is important NOT to self-diagnose at home because the results can be misleading and inaccurate. Instead, book an appointment with your dentist! A proper oral exam with X-rays at the dentist can unearth the real problem. […]

The SCARY Truth about Charcoal Toothpaste- What You Need To Know:

What is Charcoal Toothpaste and Why is it Popular? Charcoal toothpaste has become a widely popular dental hygiene trend and is picking up momentum across social media. However, before you jump on this bandwagon learn all the secrets hidden in this health fad. The product is composed of finely ground substances such as shells, wood, […]

Yes… You Need To Wear Your Retainer After Braces!

What Is an Essix Retainer? Retainers are dental aftercare products typically worn after braces or tooth alignment treatments. They are custom made to the patient so the appliance fits their bite perfectly. Materials such as plastic or acrylic are used to give your retainer a translucent barely there appearance. Why you should Wear Your Retainer? […]

Tooth Loss – think again: the truth about grinding

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Many of us grind our teeth without even realizing it until it is too late. By this time patients have severe wear and tear on their teeth. An example of long-term effects of grinding is presented below from one of our patients. You can see that the teeth have turned into small stumps giving an […]

The truth about the teeth whitening products you see online.

Why professional teeth whitening is your best option? Online options are cheap, but as with most things in life, you get what you pay for.  It is important to remember that only dental bleach will WHITEN your teeth. However, buying cheap bleach products from non-professionals sites online could lead to gastrointestinal damage and burns in […]

Why do my dentist makes me sign all this paperwork?

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Patients and dental professionals may sometimes have different expectations as to the outcome of treatment.A key step is to make sure that the patient has realistic outcomes regarding the treatment having an open and honest conversation. Why should I sign a consent or treatment plan? Usually after you have your initial visit, if you need […]

How to prevent thrush while wearing dentures?

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Denture wearers who develop stomatitis, or mild inflammation of the oral membrane, have thrush in about 90% of cases. It’s normal to have small amounts of candida in your mouth. But when there’s an imbalance, the candida can grow out of control, resulting in a fungal infection. Stomatitis caused by candida is also commonly referred […]

Had your Wisdom Tooth removed? We will tell you how to prevent Dry Socket.

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After a tooth is extracted, especially wisdom teeth, some people might experience a condition referred to as “dry socket”. Have you ever heard of that? Dry socket is a painful condition that is many times worse than the discomfort following tooth removal. Thankfully it can be treated, but it is best if you can prevent […]