Dr Mikhail and the team at Simcoe Family Dentistry would love to welcome the Barrie Community to our 2nd Annual Community BBQ in support of the Barrie Food Bank on July 27th in our parking lot at 11 Ferris Lane! This free family event was such a great success last year that we thought we would do it again this year – but bigger and better!
Throughout our life stages our oral health care needs change. Today, we would like to discuss the unique dental needs of seniors – what seniors can do for homecare to support these needs as well as what we can do as oral healthcare providers.
We know how important it is to take care of our teeth and that regular dental appointments are an integral part of that care. Did you know that it is estimated that 75% of adults have some degree of fear of the dentist? For some, the fear is so great that they are actually unable to have dental treatments.
There is no question that getting food out of the hard to reach places between your teeth is essential to keeping your teeth and gums healthy, but what if flossing is really not for you? The good news is that there are many alternatives to traditional floss and depending on the anatomy of your unique teeth, one of these alternatives may actually be a better solution!
The CDA reports that while 73% of the population brushes twice per day, only 28% are regularly flossing. Could this be due to the (highly inaccurate) report back in 2016 that flossing was not beneficial to your oral health? Or is it just because most people hate the feeling of string wrapped around the fingers and two hands trying to maneuver the floss between the teeth?
Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes? If so, you should know that there is a link between diabetes and gum disease. In fact, diabetes and gum disease often go hand in hand. If bacteria in the mouth reproduces unchecked, it causes inflammation.
We often strive to make sound eating choices based on our personal health requirements as well as recommendations by the nutritional experts. Did you know your dental health team also has nutritional recommendations that will help to improve your oral health?
There are many reasons you may at some point find yourself missing a tooth or more than one tooth. You may have had an accident, gum disease or a very deep cavity that has caused the loss of a tooth. Not to worry, we are here to help you navigate tooth replacement options to come up with the best solution for you.
What an exciting time! Your child is ready to go to the dentist! The Canadian Dental Association recommends children are seen by a dental professional within six months of the eruption of their first tooth, or by the age of 1 year. Now you may be thinking “there is no way my child will sit still for a dental appointment”!
We have all been there, and there is nothing quite like the pain of a sore tooth to affect your day-to-day living. But is it an emergency? Here are some signs and symptoms to look out for that will give you an indication that you need to come in right away!