Dentist

How To Brush Your Teeth. Yes, Seriously.

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Watching people brush their teeth in movies or on TV can really irk Dr. Andrea Johnstone.A Toronto-based periodontist with a gleaming smile,...

Why You Should Fear the Dentist No More

Dr. Sam Daher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dr. Sam Daher

If you are like 40 percent of the Canadian population, you have a strong fear of the dentist. According to Stats Canada, that's how many people in this country avoid dental care because they are afraid of the poking, scraping, gagging and choking that occur during dental and orthodontic treatments. But new dental technology, like the use of digital impressions, is ensuring a more comfortable experience and helping to dramatically reduce many patient fears tied to the dental chair.

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.

10 Dental Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Mark Burhenne | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada Living
Mark Burhenne

Sometimes tooth sensitivity or bad breath are just symptoms of a flu bug that will go away when your flu does. But sometimes, these symptoms that show up in the mouth are the body's way of letting you know that something much more serious is going on elsewhere in the body. Know these dental symptoms that you should never ignore and when to see your dentist.

You Paid For my Teeth Cleaning, So Thanks

Irfan Dhalla | Posted 10.24.2012 | Canada Politics
Irfan Dhalla

How did you end up paying for my teeth cleaning? My private health insurance plan reimburses me for dentistry and optometry, as well as prescription drugs and other health care services. But health insurance premiums aren't taxed the way the rest of income is. People without private health insurance are disadvantaged the most by the private health insurance subsidy. They have no private health insurance themselves, yet they still end up subsidizing everyone else's coverage.

Should You Whiten Your Teen's Teeth?

Erika Katz | Posted 09.18.2012 | Canada Living
Erika Katz

As a mom, you may have noticed your teen struggling with self esteem. While it could be acne, weight gain or hormones, it might be your teen's smile. Are they proudly displaying their pearly whites or do they cover their mouth when they laugh? I spoke to Jennifer Vishnevsky, a contributor to TopDentists.com and she gave me some great guidelines to help you decide if tooth whitening is the right choice for your teen.