Teeth-whitening is Not Just for Women

  • See Your Dentist When...

    8 May 2018

    You want to make sure you see your dentist for your annual exams and cleanings. However, in some cases, your dentist may wish to see you more often, such as twice a year. If this is the case, then this is the schedule you will want to follow. Along with having your routine check-ups done, there are many other reasons why you may want to make an additional visit to see the dentist, and you can learn about some of the common reasons for extra visits right here.

  • Down Syndrome and Acute Necrotizing Gingivitis: 4 Things Parents Need to Know

    1 April 2016

    Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that occurs when a child inherits an extra copy of chromosome 21. This extra copy leads to both intellectual and physical disabilities, as well as related health problems like gingivitis. Gingivitis, also called gum disease, is a serious problem for people with Down syndrome, and severe gum disease tends to develop early for those with this condition. A particularly serious type of gum disease that affects Down syndrome children is acute necrotizing gingivitis.

  • 3 Things Braces Wearers Need To Know About Gum Disease

    1 September 2015

    It's hard to keep your teeth and gums clean when you have braces. The brackets and wires get in the way of both your toothbrush and your floss, and if you're not careful, it's easy for tartar to build up on your teeth. This can lead to gum disease. Here are three things that you need to know about braces and gum disease. What causes gum disease? After you eat, a slimy, white substance called plaque develops on your teeth.

  • How to Make a Non-Toxic Glue from Gelatin to Temporarily Repair Cracked Dentures

    27 July 2015

    If your dentures are cracked, but you aren't able to get to a dentist in a timely fashion, then don't despair. You can make a completely safe, non-toxic glue using simple ingredients available at your local grocery store and pharmacy. This glue will securely seal the break, and you will be able to wear your dentures safely until you are able to get them professionally repaired. Below is how to make a gelatin-based glue and use it to temporarily fix your broken dentures:

  • 7 Things You Need To Know About Verrucous Carcinoma

    6 July 2015

    Oral cancer is a common problem in Canada. The Canadian Cancer Society estimates that in 2015 alone, 4,400 Canadians will find out they have some type of oral cancer and 1,200 will die from this cancer. There are many different types of cancer that can develop inside your mouth, like verrucous carcinoma. Here are seven things you need to know about this slow-growing type of cancer.  What is verrucous carcinoma? Verrucous carcinoma is a type of oral cancer that affects your squamous cells.

  • 5 Ways Celiac Disease Affects Your Oral Health

    8 June 2015

    Celiac disease is a digestive disorder that makes your small intestine unable to process wheat and other foods that contain gluten, but it doesn't just affect digestion. Celiac disease also causes lots of problems in your mouth. Here are five oral health problems that people with celiac disease need to worry about. Aphthous stomatitis Aphthous stomatitis, also called canker sores, are one of the ways that celiac disease can manifest itself inside your mouth.

  • Not Just For Aesthetics: Therapeutic Uses For Botox In Dentistry

    4 May 2015

    When you hear the word Botox, the first thing that you probably think of are its applications in cosmetic surgery. Botox is most widely known for being used to treat the appearance of wrinkles, but there are many therapeutic and clinical applications for Botox that are less widely known about. Botox can be used in many different medical fields, including dentistry. There are a few therapeutic uses for Botox in dentistry that are lesser known.