You want to take care of your teeth, just like anyone. Keeping them clean and healthy enhances your smile while saving you money, because when your teeth are in bad shape, you’ll have to spend more correcting them. One of the basic decisions you’ll face in safeguarding your teeth is which toothpaste to use. Each day, the toothpaste you pick will clean your teeth and will have ramifications for years to come. Here’s a guide on what toothpaste you should use.
You want to practice excellent dental hygiene. You also know how long it takes to get a dental appointment sometimes. That’s why you hate the idea of cancelling. But what should you do if you are sick? If your options are keeping the appointment or rescheduling, what’s better for you, the workers in the dentist’s office, and the other patients? Here’s a guide on whether you should go to the dentist when you’re sick.
Dental scaling is routinely performed to help patients with gum disease and excessive plaque buildup. While a standard cleaning will address the surface of the tooth, scaling goes much deeper. If your dentist suggests dental scaling and root planing for your teeth, it’s helpful to know what this means so you can prepare for what’s ahead.
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.
We’re pleased that one of our very own dentists was the guest on CTV Morning Live’s “Ask An Expert” segment on March 22, 2017.
Dr. Trevor Treasure, provided information about some of the non-cosmetic reasons for Orthodontics in a video segment with Keri Adams.
We’re pleased that one of our very own dentists was the guest on CTV Morning Live’s “Ask An Expert” segment on February 22, 2017.
Dr. Alison Fransen, owner of Wesbrook Village Dental Centre, a dental clinic at UBC, provided tips for a healthy smile in a video segment with Keri Adams.
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.
If you visit your dentist regularly, you likely experience getting a dental X-ray every few visits. These X-rays are extremely useful for dental professionals looking to diagnose oral issues and see what is going on below the surface of your gums. You may have wondered to yourself just how useful and safe these X-rays are they when you are exposed to them regularly. Well, we’re here to give you the answers you’re looking for!
Read on to discover everything you need to know about dental X-rays.
As we get older, our bodies go through various changes which can sometimes lead to new health issues. The same situation happens in your mouth, although many people are not aware of differences in their oral health until something drastic has happened. This is why we’ve written down all the things changing in your mouth that you should be aware of as you age.
The holidays come with plenty of temptation. You’re surrounded by sweets, but you want to keep your healthy, beautiful smile as fresh as ever. Fortunately, you don’t have to deprive yourself of holiday goodies to protect your teeth. Just follow these seven simple smile tips as the holidays approach.