While UV environmental disinfection is certainly not a new technology, it is one that has been gaining more popularity during the current pandemic. We thought we would give an interesting update on why our Barrie dental office has chosen to use this technology as an added measure to help keep our environment safe for our patients as well as for our team.
Category: Oral Health
You walk him, make sure he has the best food and treats and brush his fur to make it shiny. But do you brush your dog’s teeth? Did you know that dogs and cats can get gum disease and tooth decay just like humans? With the right tools of the trade and some patience, your pet may actually like to have his or her oral health looked after!
When was the last time you brushed or scraped your tongue? Did you even know that you should? Your tongue is full of little grooves and folds where cavity- and gum disease- causing bacteria love to hang out and cause bad breath!
Vitamin D has been proven essential in healthy immune function as well as bone health. In our North American climate vitamin D, or the sunshine vitamin, is often not naturally produced in high enough quantities for optimal health. How does this affect your dental health?
What is the importance of a smile? What does your smile convey to those you know? Did you know that a smile means the same thing no matter which language you speak? Today we will explore some of the little known facts about the benefits of smiling!
We have previously discussed ways to make brushing and oral health care fun for little ones, and one of the ideas was to download an oral care app that engages children. In a world where there is now an app for everything, we have checked out and will report on some of the good ones for improving oral hygiene!
Are you avoiding eating the foods and drinks you love due to sensitive teeth? We may have some insight regarding the cause of sensitive teeth, but more importantly, we have some things you can do to help!
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!