Electric VS Traditional: Toothbrushes and Floss

Electric VS Traditional: Toothbrushes and Floss

Dental tools like toothbrushes, floss, and other teeth cleaning gadgets make up a multi billion dollar industry. There are so many different oral health care tools on the market that it can sometimes be overwhelming when trying to pick the best option for your mouth. Some are electronic, many are not, and it is often difficult to know which ones really are more effective in keeping your oral health in check.

Do electric toothbrushes really clean better than traditional ones? What can waterpiks do that normal floss can’t? To help make it easier, we have laid out the pros and cons of powered and traditional versions of two tools that you use twice daily to clean your teeth: the toothbrush and floss.

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The History Of Saint Patrick’s Day

The History Of Saint Patrick’s Day

Most people celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day this March 17th won’t be aware of the true origins of the holiday, or even its true meaning. Aside from celebrating the Irish, the colour green and whatever shamrock shakes are made from, what is it really about? How did it evolve into the holiday we celebrate today?

We wanted to take a look at the history and evolution of St. Paddy’s Day and hopefully give you and your friends some great talking points when you enjoy that green coloured beer at the neighbourhood Irish Pub.

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International Women’s Day: A Celebration of Women in Dentistry

International Women’s Day: A Celebration of Women in Dentistry

Times have certainly changed since 1898, when Emma Gaudreau Casgrain became the first woman licensed to be a dentist in Canada. Today women are a growing force in the dental industry within Canada and beyond. According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, the number of women dentists in Canada rose from 16 percent in 1991 to 28 percent in 2001. By 2011, the proportion had grown to 29.5.

International Women’s Day is the ideal time to take a closer look at the role of women in the field of dentistry.

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Dentists Use New Technology DIAGNOdent to Catch Cavities Early

Dentists Use New Technology DIAGNOdent to Catch Cavities Early

Dental technology is continually evolving as better methods are sought for a variety of tasks. One of these recent developments is the DIAGNOdent, which finds cavities early in their development, helping dentists to save more of a decaying tooth using minimally invasive dental procedures. Since it is relatively new, it is worth exploring more about this device. As a technological tool, the DIAGNOdent finds cavities early enough to help prevent the need for invasive dental procedures such as root canals and extractions. The benefits to the patients are enormous in scope, ranging from financial savings to relaxed visits.

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What is denture adhesive and do I need it?

What is denture adhesive and do I need it?

Whether you are new to dentures, have worn them for years, or know someone who struggles with them, you likely have some questions about how best to get them to stay in place securely and comfortably. If your dentures fit well but you are looking for some extra security, denture adhesive can offer some piece of mind.

Denture adhesives are available in a few different forms including gel, paste, powders, and even pads, but knowing which to use, or even if adhesive is the right choice for you, can be difficult. Luckily we have everything you need to know about denture adhesives right here.

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The Couples Guide to a Non-Cheesy Valentine’s Day

The Couples Guide to a Non-Cheesy Valentine’s Day

Every year on the 14th February, card companies, florists, and restaurants make a fortune. Why? Because a nice card, a nice bunch of flowers, and a nice dinner seem to be what most couples have in mind. It’s great to feel loved, but this traditional Valentine’s scenario is a little too plain, a little dull, and more than a little cheesy.

Get creative, and read on to find out how you can make Valentine’s Day more unique and memorable.

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How Effective Are Whitening Toothpastes?

How Effective Are Whitening Toothpastes?

Whitening toothpastes are effective for removing surface stains from the teeth, but they can’t change the natural tooth colour. Those who have noticeable stains from soda, coffee, or cigarettes can expect visible changes with regular use of a quality whitening toothpaste. However, if your discoloration runs deeper, there are other whitening products that can better bring about the changes you’re after.

Understanding the active ingredients used for tooth whitening as well as the differences between various products will help you choose the treatment that best meets your needs.

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