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.
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…
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
According to the Canadian Dental Association, 70% of adults have some form of gum disease. This is a very sobering statistic considering what we now know regarding the presence of oral bacteria and the effect it has on our overall health.