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.
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?
Are you looking for a new Dental Family? Maybe you are new to the area, or just looking for a change. Simcoe Family Dentistry is the home away from home for you! We are currently expanding our small, family oriented dental practice and accepting new patients. If you are curious about our family dentistry, anxious in the dental setting, or maybe wishing to discuss some treatment you have been putting off, we would love to meet you!
Please help us in our efforts at Simcoe Family Dentistry to give back to the community we live in! We are currently accepting donations to the Barrie Food Bank. For every non-perishable item you bring in, your name will be entered into our grand prize draw for a family pass to Christmas Glow Barrie, held at Bradford Greenhouses!
Have you ever not completed a recommended dental procedure because you didn’t understand your insurance coverage? We have you covered at Simcoe Family Dentistry! Sarah is our expert when it comes to insurance, and she can help you understand yours. In Ontario, our patients may have one of well over 100 dental insurance plans. No two are the same!
Thank you so much to all our patients and to everyone new that we met last Saturday at our community barbeque! The weather could not have been better, and the burgers and hotdogs were grilled to perfection! Between the bouncy castle and the face painting, it was hard to tell which the kids liked more. We even had two of our patients realize they live very close and enjoy many of the same activities.
The team at Simcoe Family Dentistry welcomes you to join us for a special Patient Appreciation BBQ! We will be hosting our little party on Saturday, September 15, 2018 in the parking lot at 11 Ferris Lane, Barrie, Ontario. We will offer entertainment for the children, delicious burgers and hotdogs and a chance to win a $100 Moose Winooski’s dining card if you bring in a non-perishable food item for our local food bank.