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Food Guide History Canada’s Food Guide has been around since 1942, and in that time has undergone numerous revisions. Throughout the years, the Food Guide has attempted to take into account nutritional concerns, as well as the latest understanding of health and science. In addition, the Food Guide has also attempted to consider broader…(Read More)

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 about 30 percent of adults and is something that increases with age. Three general types of erosive tooth wear exist, and they have different causes. Demineralization The first type of…(Read More)

Marijuana leaves Cannabis Use in Ontario With some forms of marijuana use now legal in Canada, and with the individual provinces setting specific regulations, it’s a good time to review this changing landscape. In Ontario, legality entails restrictions on the quantities of marijuana legal for possession, permissible sites for cannabis consumption, restrictions regarding mixing…(Read More)

What is Temporomandibular Joint Disorder? While “temporomandibular joint disorder” (or “TMD”) is a mouthful to pronounce, it’s actually a simple concept: it’s a term to describe pain or other difficulties associated with the joints — one on each side of our face — that connect our jawbones to our skulls. As the image from the…(Read More)

Sucrose The world is complicated, and growing more so all the time. Complication applies to the sweeteners we find in our foods as well: many have been developed in the last 100 years, and many foods use sweeteners in new and often hard to detect ways, complicating things further. As far as reducing the role…(Read More)

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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 have specific, direct impacts on teeth, gums, and the mouth. From the dentist’s point of view, it’s not always evident that a patient has an eating disorder. If…(Read More)

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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 because they haven’t seen a dentist for a long time. They might be embarrassed about the condition of their teeth, the state of their gums, or the freshness of…(Read More)

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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 during pregnancy. When pregnant, it’s especially important to have a dental checkup, dental cleaning, and any necessary treatment because pregnant women are particularly susceptible to gingivitis (inflammation of the…(Read More)

Biodentistry: The Organic Approach to Dentistry

“Biodentistry” broadly aims to minimize the introduction of strong chemicals to the mouth, to avoid unnecessary uses of interventions such as antibiotics, and to consider approaches to dentistry broadly, as when looking at diet and nutrition as aspects of dental practice. Biodentistry also looks carefully at the effects of dental treatments on the immune system…(Read More)

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Looking for a dentist does not need to be difficult, but there are a few things to bear in mind. As you look, consider both your dental needs and your personal requirements and desires, since selecting a dentist is actually one of the more intimate choices you make. It’s not like choosing a plumber…(Read More)

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Erosive Tooth Wear

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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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Breast Cancer: Why Me?

Breast Cancer Prevention and Oral Health Bruce Wylde (B.Sc. Hons., DHMHS) is a holistic practitioner who sees a connection between general holistic practice and…

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Dealing with Bleeding Gums

It’s something most of us have experienced at one time or another: after brushing or flossing we see a bit of blood in the…

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Living with Dentures. Part 2

Getting used to the look and feel of dentures New dentures can feel uncomfortable or loose in the mouth, and it takes time for the…

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Aging and Dental Health

The dental care needs of the elderly are not very different from those of other adults, but they are complicated by a number of impairments…

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Baby Bottle Induced Tooth Decay

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay (or “Early Childhood Caries”) is caused by precisely the same things as any other tooth decay: acidity produced by bacterial action…

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Root Canals: What, Why, and How

What is a root canal? A “root canal”, also known as an “endodontic treatment”, is a dental procedure that removes inflamed or infected tooth pulp…

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