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.
It’s that time of year again! Cooler evenings, falling leaves, pumpkin spice everything and back to school! While parents (and kids!) are secretly enjoying getting back into the regular routine, there is always one worry – what do we pack for lunch?
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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?
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?