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Dental Tips

How to Deal with Bad Breath

How to Deal with Bad Breath (Halitosis)

At one point or another, we all may have suffered from “bad breath.” For most of us, this problem goes away after gargling with mouthwash, brushing teeth, or popping a mint. For others, beating halitosis is more challenging: it can be chronic and can last for months. Causes of Bad Breath Neglected Oral Hygiene Hygiene…

The History of Dentistry

The History of Dentistry

Dentistry history is a long and fascinating tale. Since ancient times, cultures all over the world have been studying teeth and attempting to treat tooth maladies. We may shudder to hear about antiquated dental practices, but the evolution of those techniques contributed greatly to modern dentistry. The background of the profession offers unique insight into…

Whether temporary or chronic, tooth sensitivity is treatable

What You Need to Know about Sensitive Teeth

Dentin hypersensitivity, more commonly known as “tooth sensitivity,” is the discomfort or pain experienced when your teeth come into contact with certain substances. It can affect people of any age for any number of reasons, and can be felt on one, several, or all of a person’s teeth. The experience can also be temporary or…


Top 10 Tips for Healthy Holiday Teeth

The holidays can be hard on your teeth and gums. With all the lovely sugary, sticky, and delicious snacks available for us to eat, we might find ourselves with a toothache in the new year. Candy, cakes, pies, cookies, candy canes and more can be enjoyed with some efforts to maintain a healthy mouth. Follow…


Safe Teething Remedies for Baby

A full set of 20 baby teeth can take up to three years to come in properly. Teething can begins between the 6th and 24th month of age. Unfortunately for baby, the teething process can be painful and irritating. Teeth moving beneath the gums can make the surface area red and swollen. There are some…


What is Cosmetic Dentistry? Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Cosmetic dentistry, or “aesthetic dentistry,” can make mouths healthier and teeth more attractive and natural-looking. If you’re considering having a procedure with your dentist, here are some common questions and their answers: What is Cosmetic Dentistry? Although the word “cosmetic” usually refers to a person’s appearance, cosmetic dentistry includes several procedures that focus on restoring…


Breastfeeding and Your Baby’s Dental Health

Breastfeeding and Your Baby’s Dental Health Welcoming a newborn is an exciting chapter in a parent’s life. Being a mother, you know that breastfeeding will be an immediate focus. Breast milk provides babies with essential nutrients that protect them from infections and disease. Breastfeeding your baby does not only save money on formula, it also…

Giving cough syrup

The Surprising Link between Cough Syrup and Cavities

Many people know that excess sugar intake and poor oral hygiene are the leading causes of tooth decay. Did you know cough syrup can also contribute to cavities? The fructose and sucrose in most cough syrups are used to mask the unpleasant taste of the medicine. This high sugar content can cause cavities and other…

Protecting Your Teeth from Chlorine while Swimming

Swimming is a great physical activity that works the entire body and improves cardiovascular health. No matter what stroke you use, swimming targets multiple muscle groups as you move against the gentle resistance of the water.   However, researchers have found that swimming in a chlorinated pool with pH balance between 2.7 and 7 can…

Does Bottled Water Contribute to Tooth Decay?

Your dentist may have warned you of the harmful dental effects of drinking sweetened fruit juices, sodas, and sports drinks. But did you know you can also damage teeth by drinking bottled water? According to Canadian Dental Association president Dr. Jack Cottrell, it is not bottled water itself that causes decay but the water’s lack…