When was the last time you brushed or scraped your tongue? Did you even know that you should? Your tongue is full of little grooves and folds where cavity- and gum disease- causing bacteria love to hang out and cause bad breath!
Vitamin D has been proven essential in healthy immune function as well as bone health. In our North American climate vitamin D, or the sunshine vitamin, is often not naturally produced in high enough quantities for optimal health. How does this affect your dental health?
What is the importance of a smile? What does your smile convey to those you know? Did you know that a smile means the same thing no matter which language you speak? Today we will explore some of the little known facts about the benefits of smiling!
We have previously discussed ways to make brushing and oral health care fun for little ones, and one of the ideas was to download an oral care app that engages children. In a world where there is now an app for everything, we have checked out and will report on some of the good ones for improving oral hygiene!
Many of us have been home – working or otherwise – for a week or more now. With the kids out of school and safe at home with parents you may be noticing that kids (parents too!) are starting to get bored and a little bit restless! We have come up with a list of 5 things to do to help you stay entertained!
These are strange times in dentistry and in the world in general. We are practicing social distancing, businesses are closing and the streets are empty. The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario has advised dental offices to be open only in the case of a dental emergency. How do you know if you are having a dental emergency?
Dear Patients, in accordance with the recent strong recommendations of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, our office will be open for emergency and essential appointments only effective immediately. Our primary concern as always is the health and well-being of our patients as well as our team.
Are you avoiding eating the foods and drinks you love due to sensitive teeth? We may have some insight regarding the cause of sensitive teeth, but more importantly, we have some things you can do to help!
This week’s dental blog is about a pretty hot topic not just in the dental world, but in our Barrie dental office as well! As dental professionals (and parents!) who are regularly seeing children in our practice, we have some tried and true methods for getting kids interested in caring for their teeth.
There is a newer kid on the block when it comes to innovative dental tools – and now it is available at your favourite dental clinic in Barrie! The diode laser we use can be applied in a variety of ways during a dental appointment with very little (if any) discomfort to the patient. In our office, our laser is used by our dentist as well as our hygienists.