Do’s and Don’ts of Oral Health Care Practices

December 16, 2021

This article is for all those who have had questions about the do’s and don’ts of oral hygiene. There are obvious answers, but here, we take the science of these steps seriously. Read on to learn the basics of oral health care.

Why Do We Need to Develop Good Oral Health Routine

This might be a no brainer, but good overall oral health care practices help prevent issues related to poor dental health management. Simple as that. Your total health is dependent on your oral health.  Daily preventative care, including appropriate brushing and flossing, can help prevent problems from arising and is far less painful and less expensive than treating disorders that have progressed. If you do not develop good dental habits, issues could arise that may affect your overall well-being.

Do’s and Don’ts of Oral Healthcare Practice

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November 29, 2021
Mouth Sores: What Are They and How Are They Treated?

Mouth sores can occur at many points of our lives. There are varying causes, symptoms, and severity. Although sores in the mouth are often mild, more serious and chronic conditions can be a symptom of deeper underlying issues. Some of these issues may go beyond the scope of dental health. Here’s what you need to know about sores:

Types of Sores

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  • Canker Sores

Aphthous ulcers, also known as canker sores, are small, shallow lesions that appear on the soft tissues of the mouth or at the base of the gums. Canker sores, unlike cold sores, do no

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October 22, 2021
Tonsil Stones: What Are They and How to Manage Them

Have you ever noticed white nodules that look like small stones at the back of your throat? These are called tonsil stones. Although tonsil stones may have a serious name, they are quite common. In fact, a number of people develop these but don’t even notice them at all. On most occasions, they often don’t become a bother to those who develop them, while others have reported persistent cases that usually lead to debilitating effects. Fortunately, there are ways to manage them.

What Are the Tonsils and Why Are They Affected?

The tonsils are two small mounds of tissue that lie at the back of the throat, one on either side. They help fight infections that enter through the mouth. They trap bacteria, viruses, and other foreign invaders and then “teach” the immune system how to fight these germs. Your tonsils aren’t smooth. There are folds around them to help protect them, and this is usually where the debris and small particulates collect. Overtime, these particulates calcify and attract bacteria which can most often

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September 27, 2021

1201095361000779.y73fC3vsRuqCWpGjFhSK_height640 Why You Need an Electric Toothbrush As a general rule, dentists typically advise you to brush twice a day to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy. Brushing twice a day is the bare minimum of maintaining good oral health, however. You also need to choose the right toothbrush. When it comes to doing just that, an electric toothbrush may well be a great move for your oral health. Investing in a quality electric toothbrush is one great way to go the extra mile in giving your teeth the TLC they deserve.  Benefits of Electric Toothbrushes For some, there is an ongoing debate over the merits of electric toothbrushes versus manual toothbrushes. The bottom line is that getting yourself an electric toothbrush is a prudent choice if you’re one to take oral health seriously. Electric toothbrushes offer

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August 25, 2021

1201085022546822.1ZZWteEgQ1fTSnyUAuQI_height640 The Dangers of Teeth Whitening Trends

One of the most coveted facial features is a brilliant white smile. Unfortunately, not everyone can have it. Yellow stains on the teeth can make it difficult for anyone to achieve that gorgeous bright smile. Because of this, one of the most popular trends to date is teeth whitening services.

In addition to in-office procedures, DIY treatments and homemade recipes have also gained momentum. From organic substances to industrial chemicals, it seems like every discovery can work wonders for your teeth. However, not every teeth whitening trend is safe for you. Here’s a quick rundown of the pros and cons of whitening trends.

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Going with the flow is not necessarily a good thing when it comes to cosmetic and health procedures. To answer the question, “Does teeth whitening damage your teeth?“ would have to depend on the typ

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July 9, 2021
Things About Your Mouth That Might Surprise You

Your mouth is one of the fascinating parts of your body that you use for the majority of the day. Yes, you use your mouth from breathing to eating to communicating and socializing with other people, but you probably go through your day without giving it much thought. Every day, you brush and floss your teeth, but do you know what is really going on in your mouth? Brace yourself as we are about to share several strange and surprising facts about your mouth.

  • You spend more than 2 months brushing your teeth in your lifetime

Brushing-is-an-essential-part-of-our-oral-hygiene Things About Your Mouth That Might Surprise You The total days you spend brushing your teeth for 2 minutes, twice a day, every day for the rest of your life is between 70 to 80 days.

  • Your teeth are as unique as your fingerprint

Dental records are often used by detectives to identify bodies. The way a person’s teeth rest in his mouth is completely unique — even for identical twins.  

  • Your tongue also has a unique print

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June 28, 2021
Am I a Good Candidate for Veneers?

These days, there are various products and procedures available to those who wish to improve their appearance. One such example is cosmetic dentistry treatments like dental veneers. Learn more about veneers to find out if you are eligible for the treatment. How Do I Know If Veneers Are Right for Me? Veneers-can-fix-minor-imperfections-in-teeth Am I a Good Candidate for Veneers? Veneers are custom-made to fit your teeth and can be used to treat cosmetic concerns such as discoloured, chipped, and gapped teeth. With dental veneers, teeth become more resistant to stubborn stains and have added protection against damage. However, the most striking change according to those who had veneers installed is their confidence. Veneers are excellent investments to make you feel more confident. However, before you decide to get veneers, there are a few things you need to consider:

  • Cosmetic Concerns

If you are concerned about the heavy yellowing of your teeth and the stains that just do not se

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May 31, 2021
Deep Cleaning for Teeth — Do You Need It?

Universally recognized as a social cue for content and joy, a simple smile can brighten any mood. Known as one of the friendliest people in the world, Canadians are no strangers to sharing their smiles. With their upbeat demeanour and warm personality, they can make anyone feel welcome. However, with 47% of the country dealing with dental issues, preventing many from showing off their pearly whites. Fortunately, a quick dental appointment and a deep dental cleaning can fix that. With proper dental care, you too can share your happiness with confidence and ease. However, when do you need a deep cleaning at the dentist? And are dental appointments really necessary? Advantages of Dental Deep Cleaning A-periodontal-probe-is-used-to-measure-pocket-depths-around-a-tooth Deep Cleaning for Teeth — Do You Need It? Also known as gum therapy, the deep teeth cleaning process is not as complicated as some might think. Similar to regular dental cleaning, this hygienic process washes the entire gunk out from your gum

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April 29, 2021
How Does GERD (Acid Reflux) Affect Your Teeth?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common digestive disorder that can decrease the quality of life of individuals as well as impact the community. In Canada, an average of 5 million individuals experience GERD symptoms like heartburn and/or acid reflux at least once every week. This can result in employee absenteeism and lost productivity of up to $21 billion annually.  GERD also has a direct impact on other parts of the body, including your teeth. Understand how GERD can affect and make your teeth hurt and learn how to prevent acid erosion on teeth so you can maintain your oral and overall well-being. How Do Stomach Acids Affect Teeth?  Stomach-acids-are-a-necessity-but-too-much-can-damage-teeth How Does GERD (Acid Reflux) Affect Your Teeth? Stomach acids are natural substances that enable your body to break down and digest food for better nutrient absorption.

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March 30, 2021
What Does Your Mouth Say About Your Heart Health?

In terms of heart health, typical recommendations involve performing cardiovascular exercises, eating a balanced diet, and avoiding stress. However, there is one other thing that can contribute to a healthy heart — the state of your teeth and gums.  Yes, that’s right. Oral health can affect your heart as well. Poor dental hygiene promotes the accumulation of dirt and bacteria in the mouth. When mouth bacteria reach the bloodstream they will then go to your heart. Read on to find out what your mouth says about the health of your heart. Signs of Poor Oral Health Know-the-signs-of-poor-oral-health What Does Your Mouth Say About Your Heart Health? The following symptoms can indicate that you may problems with your heart as well:

  • Chronic dry mouth condition
  • Popping of the jaw

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