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.
There is a newer kid on the block when it comes to innovative dental tools – and now it is available at your favourite dental clinic in Barrie! The diode laser we use can be applied in a variety of ways during a dental appointment with very little (if any) discomfort to the patient. In our office, our laser is used by our dentist as well as our hygienists.
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.
We have heard about the recent statistics about how stress affects your body – prolonged stress can cause increased risk of heart attack, stroke, mental illness and even diabetes. What we don’t often hear about in the media is how stress adversely affects your oral health. Is your stress causing issues in your mouth?
You have been in an accident and severely injured your tooth. You called an emergency dentist in Barrie and ended up having an emergency extraction. Now what? We have compiled a list of answers to commonly asked questions regarding a tooth extraction.
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.
For some reason, there are few words in dentistry less fear inducing than being told that “you need to have a root canal”. While any lengthy dental procedure can be less than pleasant, we certainly do our best to keep you as comfortable as possible.
‘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!
Have you noticed white or brown spots on your front teeth? Perhaps you had braces as a child and ended up with white areas of decalcification around where the brackets were. Or maybe brown mottling on the front teeth from fluorosis?