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The goal of dental bone grafting is to create a solid base to support a dental implant, by replacing and regenerating lost bone. Implants need to be established in sound bone because of the forces of chewing. Grafting is necessary if the site for implanting lacks adequate bone; either the jawbone is not thick enough…(Read More)

In considering whether manual or electric brushing is the better way to brush teeth, remember first: brushing teeth any way is better than not brushing teeth at all. Both technologies are effective at removing plaque and reducing the opportunity for harmful bacteria to assist in forming dental cavities. Advantages of Manual Toothbrushes While they are…(Read More)

The International Association of Dental Traumatology (IADT) is a professional organization whose mission is to promote optimal prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up services in the field of traumatic dental injuries. In August of this year, the fourth version of IADT guidelines for the management of dental trauma will be published in Dental…(Read More)

What are Ortho-Spacers and Why are They Used? Ortho-spacers (or “space maintainers”) are temporary dental appliances used to maintain a separation between teeth in the jaw. Normally, teeth are arranged side by each, and each tooth is fixed in place by the teeth adjacent to it. However, the mouth is actually a dynamic…(Read More)


Dental research has a new area of investigation: the role of Vitamin D in the development of prenatal teeth, and how that development might be a factor in preventing Early Childhood Caries (ECC). While the studies showing the positive role of Vitamin D in the dental condition of older children and adults is fairly well…(Read More)

When should dental care begin? A baby’s dental care should begin even before their teeth have appeared. Care begins with cleaning the baby’s gums, and continues from there on. Their primary teeth will be a part of your baby’s eating, speaking, and appearance in their early years. Moreover, some of those primary…(Read More)

The world at the moment is deeply concerned about the current and future impacts of a new viral respiratory disease, called “COVID-19”. This blog post briefly discusses approaching your dentist in this environment, and then covers the characteristics and issues of COVID-19 in some detail. Approaching your dentist For the safety of all…(Read More)

The connection between oral health and overall heath is perhaps nowhere clearer than in the case of diabetes. Diabetics are at a higher risk of oral and dental problems, and fully 25% of Canadians are either diabetic or pre-diabetic. Notably, diabetes increases the risk of infection and slows healing—a particularly bad combination for…(Read More)

As is so often the case, evidence again appears emphasizing that oral health is just one part of overall health. In this case, low thyroid function (“hypothyroidism”) is seen as a potential case of problems in the mouth. The First Link: Pesticides and Hypothyroidism Recent studies have investigated the role of exposure to pesticides and…(Read More)

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