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5 Things Your Hygienist Wants You to Know
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5 Things Your Hygienist Wants You to Know

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

The Waterpik Water Flosser – Your Secret Weapon To Better Oral Health
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The Waterpik Water Flosser – Your Secret Weapon To Better Oral Health

Do you love the idea of flossing and the health benefits that go with it but hate actually flossing? You are like many people! Not to worry, there are alternatives to string floss that have similar benefits and may be easier depending on the patient. Our team recently had a short seminar outlining the benefits of the Waterpik and we certainly learned some interesting facts!

Are You Up For Our Flossing Challenge?
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Are You Up For Our Flossing Challenge?

We all know how important flossing is to not only your oral health, but your overall health. If you have forgotten, have a look right at our flossing blog! Even though we know we need to floss, our hygienists report the most common response to the question “How often are you flossing?” is “Not nearly enough!”

Bad Breath Stinks!
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Bad Breath Stinks!

Bad breath is a common complaint that we hear in the dental office. Whether you feel that your breath is not as fresh as it could be, or worse yet, someone else has told you your breath is bad, there is often a solution for this embarrassing issue.

Oral Health and Cannabis Use: What is Cannabis Doing to You?
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Oral Health and Cannabis Use: What is Cannabis Doing to You?

With the recent legalization of Cannabis in Canada we now have approximately 15% of the population over the age of 15 using these products. While it is portrayed as relaxing or a way to unwind or manage pain, it should also be noted that there are some serious health implications (oral health included!) that have been proven to be associated with use of Cannabis.

Alternatives to Flossing
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Alternatives to Flossing

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!

Flossing – Do I Have To???
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Flossing – Do I Have To???

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?