There seems to be quite a bit of confusion lately about what fluoride is, and why it is recommended. With the differing opinions readily available on the internet, it is often hard to determine good information from bad. Our dental professionals at Simcoe Family Dentistry (as well as the Canadian Dental Association) often recommend a fluoride varnish treatment for our patients.
For some reason, there are few words in dentistry less fear inducing than being told that “you need to have a root canal”. While any lengthy dental procedure can be less than pleasant, we certainly do our best to keep you as comfortable as possible.
‘Tis the season for making resolutions for the upcoming year! Some of the most common and popular resolutions are losing weight, eating more healthfully, spending more time with family and… flossing??? The new year is a great opportunity to improve your oral and overall health by taking up a new great habit - daily flossing!
Have you noticed white or brown spots on your front teeth? Perhaps you had braces as a child and ended up with white areas of decalcification around where the brackets were. Or maybe brown mottling on the front teeth from fluorosis?
Many people love having their teeth cleaned, others not so much. The fact is, no matter how you feel about your hygiene appointments, they are a necessary part of keeping your whole self healthy.
Does your child need a filling in a primary tooth? We now have the option of sparkly, coloured fillings for use in children! Not only does this make kids excited about coming to the dentist, but it will make keeping their teeth clean fun as well!
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…