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Stay away, secondary decay!

The Low-Down on Secondary Cavities

Are you familiar with the term “secondary caries”, or “secondary cavities”? Well, hopefully you’re more familiar with the term than you are with the actual problem!

Shark Teeth

What’s the Deal With “Shark Teeth”, and Should I Be Concerned?

Have you ever heard of a child having “shark teeth”? Don’t be alarmed – these aren’t actual shark teeth that grow inside a child’s mouth (but we’re sure everyone knows that). In this article, we’ll talk more about what exactly the deal is with “shark teeth”, an oral health condition that occurs in some children.

tooth sensitivity

Tooth Sensitivity Getting on Your Nerves?

Do you suffer from tooth sensitivity (or “dentinal hypersensitivity”)? Many of us unfortunately do… but there are many different effective ways of managing and preventing this uncomfortable yet common condition. Sensitive teeth can be a problem of the past!

Types of Cavities

Which of These Three Cavity Types Are You Prone to?

Did you know that there are three types of dental cavities that a person can experience? It’s true! Not all cavities are equal. With that said, these are the three types of cavities that can crop up on our teeth, as well as what you can do to prevent each type.

Diabetes and effects on oral health

How Uncontrolled Diabetes Affects Oral Health

Did you know? Diabetes in Canada is on the rise – and there’s actually a connection between uncontrolled diabetes and oral health. If you or someone you know is a diabetic, here’s some information you might find useful.

wisdom teeth

“Should I Remove My Wisdom Teeth?”

Your “third molars” (most commonly referred to as “wisdom teeth” can pose a lot of problems, even if it doesn’t currently seem like it. Are your wisdom teeth likely to cause you issues in the future? Are they causing you any problems now?

risk of oral cancer

Are you at risk of developing oral cancer?

It’s an unfortunate and scary reality: oral cancer is on the rise, and you don’t need to be a smoker or tobacco user to be at risk. Luckily, a simple preventive screening can save your life. Have you been screened for oral cancer lately?

Your Little One Should Visit the Dentist Sooner Than Later!

Did you know that troubling tooth decay is extremely common among babies and toddlers? As much as 40 percent of 2-5 year olds have cavities. An early visit to the dentist will ensure a smart and healthy start to your child's oral health.

baby tooth decay

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay: Protect Your Baby

Are you underestimating the importance of your child's baby teeth? Looking after these primary teeth is crucial, and if neglected care, can lead to serious problems. Want to know how to ensure your child is protected against early tooth decay?

The right dentist

Choosing the Right Dentist to Look After Your Smile?

Finding a new dentist doesn't need to be a challenge. In order to make the right choice, it's smart to take several things into consideration during your search. Here are some things to look for and keep in mind when looking for a new dentist.

chewing gum

Does Chewing Gum Help to Reduce Plaque and Prevent Cavities?

Are you a habitual gum chewer? If you are, then you've actually been practicing a very healthy habit for your teeth and gums (we're talking about sugar-free gum, of course)! In addition to sticking to a proper oral health care routine of daily brushing and flossing, keeping a pack of sugar-free gum in your pocket can actually be another great way to boost your oral care game!

tooth enamel

Treasure Your Tooth Enamel!

You know the saying that goes... "You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone"? Well, this could definitely be said for tooth enamel – the very valuable protective surface layer of the teeth. You'll want to keep enamel around for as long as you can, as it protects the teeth from decay and sensitivity. Unfortunately, tooth enamel cannot regenerate once it's lost.