What You Should Know About Your Wisdom Teeth

Impacted wisdom tooth

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” – Aristotle   Here’s something you should know about your wisdom teeth.   Nine out of ten people have at least one impacted wisdom tooth. Ouch! When there isn’t enough room for a tooth to enter the mouth fully, it’s referred to as being “impacted.” If left untreated, it may damage neighboring … Read More

Diabetes and Dental Health: Part 4 – Infection and Cold Sores

young man showing cold sore - Poor blood sugar control can cause slow healing, especially or cold sores

With so many Canadians struggling with diabetes, this blog series on Diabetes and Dental Health, is providing a few tips on what to look for and some answers as to what you might do to help.   Obviously, the importance of brushing, flossing, and keeping your blood sugar under control is number one on the list. But there may be … Read More

Diabetes and Dental Health: Part 3 – 2 More Signs in Your Mouth…

Diabetes can give you dry mouth leading you to be more thirsty than normal.

As part of this series on Diabetes and Dental Health the importance of brushing, flossing and keeping your blood sugar under control have been discussed. Here are two more signs you may notice and, when possible, what you can do. The first mouth sign many diabetics complain of is dry mouth. If you find you’re thirstier than usual, it could … Read More

Diabetes and Dental Health:  Part 2 – Diabetes Can Lead to Bone Loss …

bone loss in jaw

Dentists get a lot of questions about diabetes and dental health.  In this series of posts regarding diabetes and your dental health, one top question has to do with bone loss. Specifically, the loss of bone in the jaw. If you were wondering if diabetes can lead to bone loss…the answer is (unfortunately) yes. Here’s how it can happen if … Read More

Diabetes and Dental Health: Part 1 – How to Prevent Poor Dental Health

Diabetes can affect your dental health.

According to the website Diabetes Canada, in 2015 an estimated 3.4 million people have diabetes in Canada. This number is targeted to jump to a whopping 5 million by the year 2025. These numbers don’t even consider the additional 6.4 million prediabetics aged 20 or older expected by the year 2025. With that many people dealing with diabetes, it’s no … Read More

Sedation Dentistry – Your answer to pain-free dental work…

woman comfortably in dentist chair for sedation.

With the increasing knowledge and popularity about sedation dentistry; people who have not used it want to know if it might be a good choice for them. And more importantly, is this a good choice for you?   People are asking dentists much more frequently, “Will sedation dentistry work for me?” The answer is just about always “YES!”   But … Read More

Tips on Teeth Whitening

snowman teeth blackening cartoon

“Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life.” – Yoko Ono   But maybe you, like many others, don’t like looking at their smiles in the mirror.   It’s just not the white, bright smile it should be. The teeth are dull, yellow or stained and you’re embarrassed.   … Read More

What’s the Problem with Chewing Ice?

woman eating ice

Many don’t know this, but people who have anemia, which is a low level of iron in the blood, have a desire to chew ice. If you are doing this, and you’ve not been diagnosed, while it may not be, you should bring this to the attention of your physician and find out.   But, when it comes to your … Read More

What You Can Do About Common Causes of Dental Injury

dental injury

There are a variety of reasons someone may experience a dental injury. The injury can stem from severe causes such as automobile accidents and falls to simple normal wear and tear or biting down on hard objects, like candies. The good news is, while many dental injuries are painful, they’re usually not life-threatening. Broken teeth, fractures in the teeth, swollen … Read More

Are Cough Drops Bad for Your Teeth?

Choose sugar free when possible to help prevent cavities.

So, the cold and flu season is now in full swing. You’ve got a whopper of a cold and are coughing up a lung. You’ve been getting relief from cough drops, but, you wonder, are they really bad for your teeth?   Let’s see…   Most cough drops are high in sugar. You do know sugar, in general, is not … Read More