Over the last few months, as we were in preparations for re-opening in this new world of Covid-19, Dr Mikhail has been consulting with experts in order to make Simcoe Family Dentistry a safe place to have dental treatment even during these uncertain times.
Most of us have heard it over and over again from childhood – wash your hands! Never has this piece of advice been more important than now. With the pandemic in full swing, the best thing we can do as a society is learn an effective hand-washing technique and implement it often through the course of the day.
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!
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!
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.
This Valentine’s Day, instead of addressing the obvious chocolate consumption and cavity risk for our weekly blog, we are going to discuss heart health and its relationship to oral health!
Tongue and lip piercings have become more popular in recent years. As dental professionals, we see many patients with mouth jewelry - and the risks to the teeth associated with this form of self expression.
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.
‘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!
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.