Teeth

Teens And Teeth Whitening: What You Should Know

Anaida Deti | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Parents
Anaida Deti

Teenagers deal with all sorts of pressures and self esteems issues, and their appearance are high on that list; so, what do you do when they say their smile isn't as bright and white as they want it to be? As parents, we strive to help our kids feel better about themselves; but before you buy those whitening strips or make that teeth whitening appointment, you should sink your teeth into the facts, first.

How To Manage Your Kids' Halloween Candy

Anaida Deti | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada Parents
Anaida Deti

It may just be a sweet coincidence that October is both Dental Hygiene Month and Halloween but with Halloween just around the corner, your little ghosts and goblins are eager to hit the candy jackpot. But what else can be spookier than creepy crawlies and witches? Rotting teeth from too much sugar and dental plaque.

Play It Safe By Having Your Kids Wear Mouth Guards This Summer

Anaida Deti | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Parents
Anaida Deti

Dental injuries are the most common type of facial injury in sports; and as you get your children ready for their summer sport(s) activities, a mouth guard should be at the top of that list of equipment you need to get. They don't just protect the teeth, but also the mouth and jaw; areas that are not protected my regular helmets.

Health Reform In Ontario Must Include Oral Health Care

Jacquie Maund | Posted 05.23.2016 | Canada Living
Jacquie Maund

Our teeth and gums are part of our body, and poor oral health affects our overall health and well-being. Primary mouth care is not covered under OHIP, and hospitals are not equipped to deliver dental care. Ontario only has public dental programs for low income children under 18, and a patchwork of basic services for people receiving social assistance.

The Disgusting Reason You Need To Floss

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada Living

Your toothbrush can only do so much.

How To Manage Your Fear Of The Dentist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 12.04.2016 | 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.

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.

Top Tips To Keep Your Breath Fresh and Teeth White

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.22.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I wanted to learn more about how to keep your breath fresh (for such occasions) and also my teeth white (for all those blueberry smoothies I love). So I spoke to Jo-Anne Jones, RDH International Lecturer, President, RDH Connection Inc. and Key Leader for Philips Oral Healthcare. Jo-Anne shared with me her top tips to keep breath fresh and teeth white.

How To Brush Your Teeth. Yes, Seriously.

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.10.2014 | 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,...

Paleo People Didn't Need Dental Check-Ups, But You Do

Mark Burhenne | Posted 10.09.2013 | Canada Living
Mark Burhenne

It's strange that we have to have teeth cleanings every six months, isn't it? Humankind is certainly older than dentistry, so before the modern of age technology, how did humans prevent their teeth from falling out? Assuming that we consider early man to be between two- and four-million years old, cavities have only become an epidemic in the last half of one percent of our existence. So what changed?

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.

5 Surprising Smile Saboteurs

Everyday Health | Posted 03.28.2012 | Canada Style

By: Alexis Farah You know coffee and red wine can stain your teeth, but there are other, sneakier culprits that can yellow your smile and damage yo...

8 Good-for-Your-Mouth Foods -- Including Some Surprises

Everyday Health | Posted 01.11.2012 | Canada Living

By Kristen Stewart; Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH Eat. Brush. Floss. Repeat! You know the keys to dental health involve a toothb...

A Dentist Ensures A Perfect Smile: Quick Study

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 12.02.2011 | Canada Living

Quick Study [kwik stuhd-ee]: The Huffington Post Canada's tips to make your life a little sweeter, five minutes at a time. Think of it as a cheatsheet...