After much debate and after hearing for many years about the benefits of oral health care on overall health, the government of Ontario has finally introduced a provincially funded program for low income seniors to get the routine dental care they need!
A cold sore is a relatively common viral infection occasionally experienced by a large percentage of the population. Those who have had a cold sore before can tell you that they are uncomfortable and embarrassing.
Did you know that the natural grooves in permanent molars are a very common place to find that a child has developed a first cavity? These grooves are so narrow that even with very good tooth brushing skills bacteria, food and stain can get inside and cause decay. What if you could prevent cavities from forming in the deep grooves of your child’s newly erupted adult molars?
A regular part of the assessment of your dental health involves a periodontal screening. You may have had your dentist or dental hygienist tell you they need to “probe” your gums or you may remember your dental professional walking a small ruler around your teeth and calling out numbers…
It is no secret that gum disease is prevalent in our society. In fact, according to the CDC it can be estimated that half of the adult population has some form of gum disease varying in degrees of severity. So what is gum disease and how do you know if you have it?
Have you had a case of sensitivity to one or more of your teeth when eating or drinking something cold? Are you noticing your smile is looking “long in the tooth”? You may be experiencing recession. Read on to find out what causes gum recession and how you can help to prevent it!
With Halloween right around the corner, many parents begin to dread the amounts of candy that come home in the Halloween bucket as well as the inevitable sugar crash that comes after! Cavities are directly related to high sugar foods and can be prevented by following a few important tips.
We have all seen recent news stories regarding the dangers of vaping and how vaping affects your respiratory system. If that isn’t enough to deter you from using this nicotine replacement product, let’s have a look at some of the ways it affects your oral health.
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a dental hygienist? Maybe you have been curious about what your dental hygienist was thinking as he or she cleaned your teeth? Here is a little round-up of things your dental hygienist wishes you knew
Are you looking to brighten your smile with professional teeth whitening? Simcoe Family Dentistry is currently having a promotion for our new patients. With a comprehensive exam and a hygiene appointment, you may qualify for a free take-home whitening kit!