The primary, or 'baby' teeth are important for the growth of the jaw and the permanent teeth. When primary teeth are lost early, the other teeth can shift, leaving not enough space for the permanent teeth to come in properly. Large cavities often lead to infection and pain. Having a toothache and needing the tooth [...]
Children's teeth and jaws change rapidly and small cavities become large much more quickly in primary teeth than in permanent teeth. As well, there can be a short window at certain stages of growth to minimize orthodontic problems than can be more difficult to correct at later stages of development. Preventative measures such as sealants [...]
The CDA recommends a first visit within six months of getting the first tooth or by the age of one. Our goal is to make the dental office a familiar, friendly place for your child and to catch small problems while they are easy to treat. We also give you advice and tips to help [...]
Just because a filling is old or made of a specific material doesn't mean that it needs to be replaced. Replacement of fillings depends on the condition of the individual tooth. We will be happy to discuss your individual situation at your next visit.
YES. Studies have shown that medium and hard bristled toothbrushes can damage your teeth and gums. A soft or extra soft toothbrush is enough to remove the plaque and debris that collects on your teeth. Different toothpastes can protect or harm your teeth. Many toothpastes are very abrasive, scratching the enamel as they physically scrub [...]
It depends. Everyone has specific oral and total health needs. The goal is to fix problems when they are small or prevent them altogether. Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease, and certain medications can require more frequent visits as well.
It depends on your individual needs. If you are not sure why a specific X-ray is required, please ask a member of our team and we will be happy to discuss it with you.
Yes. Your oral health is linked to your whole body. Periodontal disease or PD is a serious inflammatory condition, caused by a bacterial infection, which contributes to your risk of other diseases such as heart disease and stroke. When bacteria cause gums to become infected and inflamed, the bacteria in plaque can spread and grow [...]
Yes, pregnant woman are at a higher risk of periodontal disease due to hormone fluctuations. Because periodontal disease in pregnant woman has been linked to preterm, low birth-weight babies, it is essential that you maintain optimal oral healthcare during pregnancy.
I’ve always been told eating sugary foods is bad for my teeth. Are there any other foods I should be careful of?
Yes, although sugar intake should be limited, we have to take special attention to the amount acid we intake. Many foods such as lemons, oranges and all carbonated drinks (sports drinks, energy drinks, pop) have a high level of acid. Once sugar is in our mouth it turns into acid and the acid is what [...]