If You've Ever Had A Dental Filling You Need To Watch This

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 10.06.2016 | Canada Living

Just another reason to brush and floss regularly.

Dental Care During Cancer Treatment: What You Need To Know

Anaida Deti | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Living
Anaida Deti

It's important to understand the negative effects of cancer care on your dental health, including the teeth, gums, salivary glands and other oral tissues. When there are pre-existing dental issues such as cavities, abscesses, or gingivitis, the infection may become worse during treatment.

Tooth Fillings May Sometimes Be Unnecessary: Study

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 12.15.2015 | Canada Living

Researchers found that preventative oral care reduced the need for fillings by 30 to 50 per cent.

How To Manage Your Fear Of The Dentist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

About one in five people have some fear of going to the dentist, often stemming from a traumatic experience. Even general life anxiety can manifest into fear of the dental chair. Many of these people cancel appointments or avoid dental visits altogether. And for those who do come in, it's often when a dental issue is far more advanced and harder to treat.

Using Bacteria to Fight Disease May One Day Improve Oral Health

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.22.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

The premise of using bacteria to combat bacteria isn't new. It has shown promise to combat the potentially lethal Clostridium difficile and also has helped to resolve other gastrointestinal disorders, particularly in children. The concept of transplantation appeared to be transferrable to the mouth.

How Chewing Gum Can Help Your Oral Health

Jason Tetro | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

The question has plagued dental professionals for years. Is chewing gum good or bad for your teeth? Last week, an international team of researchers provided the first comprehensive look at the impact of gum on oral health. It seems a few minutes of gum chewing might be an excellent way to keep a healthy mouth.

7 Surprising Cavity Fighters

Everyday Health | Wyatt Myers | Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada Living

By Wyatt Myers, Everyday Health Avoiding sugary sweets and regular brushing and flossing top the list of steps to take to avoid tooth decay. But o...

11 Of The WORST Foods For Your Teeth

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Living

A cold can of pop may satisfy your thirst on a hot day, but it isn't doing any favours for your teeth. We all know certain foods (especially sugar...

How Germs Can Ruin Your Smile

Jason Tetro | Posted 04.26.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgA trip to the dentist is for many a stressful event, especially when accompanied by the dreaded words: "You have a cavity." Naturally, you can blame germs for this aggravation. The main cause is a group of bacteria known for their ability to grow on hard surfaces, such as the enamel of the teeth.