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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)

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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)

Aging and Oral Health

The old adage, “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth” applies in some ways to the topic of oral care for the elderly. The original meaning of the saying comes from the technique of determining the age of a horse by looking at its teeth. The patterns of tooth eruption and wear can…(Read More)

Legality in Ontario some snacks and something to smoke. party on. At the moment (September 2019) cannabis products in edible form (“edibles”) are illegal in Ontario. That will soon change however: on October 17 2019 new regulations will come into effect, paving the way for some forms of cannabis products — including edibles — as…(Read More)

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Orthotreatment with Space Maintainers

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…

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Infant Dental Care

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…

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COVID-19: The Coronavirus Disease

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…

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Diabetes and Oral Health

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…

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Aging and Oral Health

Aging and Oral Health

The old adage, “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth” applies in some ways to the topic of oral care for the elderly…

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Erosive Tooth Wear

What is Erosive Tooth Wear? The term “erosive tooth wear” broadly describes various types of loss of tooth enamel. Significant erosive tooth wear occurs in…

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Eating Disorders and Dental Health

Eating disorders affect the whole body, and impact oral health as a part of overall health. In addition to negative overall health effects, eating disorders…

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Overcoming Fears of Dentistry

Anxiety, fears, and phobias The anxieties of being a dental patient begin before even going to the dentist: many people balk at visiting a dentist…

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Dentistry for the Pregnant Patient

Safety concerns During pregnancy, women are particularly attuned to health matters, and dental considerations included. Fortunately, relatively few dental procedures need to be handled differently…

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Care of Dental Implants

The supporting matrix The first thing to remember when thinking of proper care of dental implants is that they are in important ways more like…

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Just How Safe Are Herbal Medications?

Healing with medicinal plants is as old as mankind itself. Herbal medications are typically made from plants, herbs, roots and are known as Complementary Alternative…

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