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Oral Hygiene and COVID-19

July 17, 2020

In an article published in the British Dental Journal volume 228 no. 12, researchers have identified a possible connection between the oral microbiome and COVID-19 complications. The oral microbiome refers to the colonies of bacteria that reside in your teeth, gums, tongue, cheeks, palate, and tonsils and is comprised of over 600 different types of bacteria. Read More…

Dental DIY Don'ts

July 10, 2020

Some things should not be do it yourself (DIY), and dentistry is one of those things. With accessibility and affordability being the main appeal of at-home or direct-to-consumer dentistry, we understand why these alternatives seem like a good idea. However, not all smiles are created equal, and some things should be left to the professionals. Read More…

Does A Healthy Mouth Mean A Healthy Heart?

July 6, 2020

Research has shown the connection between oral health and heart health. People who have poor oral health pose a higher risk of having cardiovascular problems. Studies have linked periodontal disease (gum disease) to numerous health conditions including heart attack and stroke. As the mouth is the primary gateway to bacteria and viruses, oral bacteria can Read More…

What Should I Expect At My Next Dental Appointment?

June 19, 2020

We can start cleaning your teeth again! Although, our procedures will look a little different at your next dental appointment. We are just as excited to see your smiles as you are to see us, and we are taking the proper precautions, as outlined by the dental colleges of Canada, to ensure patient comfort, knowledge, Read More…

How Dirty Is Your Toothbrush?

April 28, 2020

Did you know that the average toothbrush can contain more than 10 million bacteria, including E. coli and Staph? Did you also know that you can avoid the spread of those germs by regularly cleaning your toothbrush? It is recommended that you change your toothbrush or electric toothbrush head every three months or after you Read More…

How To Conduct An Oral Cancer Self-Exam

April 21, 2020

Every year in April, Oral Cancer Awareness Month helps bring attention to the disease and highlights the importance of regular oral cancer screenings. Although it is recommended that your visit your dental team regularly for in-clinic exams, at-home oral cancer self-examinations should be conducted monthly. Now that you can’t visit a professional for an exam, Read More…

At-home Oral Healthcare Tips

April 10, 2020

In these unprecedented times of staying at home and self-isolating, good at-home oral healthcare is even more important. Now that you can’t visit a professional for oral hygiene, it is up to you to make sure that your teeth, tongue, and gums get the best possible self-care. We have compiled a list of five important Read More…

What is an Oral Abscess?

September 13, 2019

What is an oral abscess? An oral abscess is an infection at the root of the tooth or between the gum and the tooth. It’s a result of tooth decay and erosion, which is caused by cavities or poor oral health habits. An abscess creates a pocket of pus on the inside of the teeth, Read More…

Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Mouth

September 6, 2019

Brushing, flossing, and rinsing is the trifecta of keeping your teeth and mouth healthy. But there is more to maintaining a healthy mouth for your overall health. There is more to keeping your teeth and gums healthy than ditching sticky sweets, soda, and smoking.  5 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Mouth 1. Regular visits According Read More…