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The Covid-19 Pandemic:  Hard on your Teeth!
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The Covid-19 Pandemic: Hard on your Teeth!

A disturbing trend has been emerging, noticed by dentists across North America. Offices have been seeing far more broken and cracked teeth since the start of the pandemic. What could be causing this phenomenon? Likely one of a few factors…

Back to School – In a Mask?
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Back to School – In a Mask?

Ready or not, it is that time of year again! While this school year may be different from others, the importance of a healthy packed lunch remains the same. Nutrient-dense, packable food items that are fun to eat make kids (and parents!) happy! We have rounded up a few choices that are nutritious overall, but also help to keep the teeth healthy.

Toothpaste – Too Many Choices!
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Toothpaste – Too Many Choices!

The oral health care aisle at your local pharmacy or superstore can be a pretty overwhelming place to be! All too often, it is easiest just to choose the toothpaste that is on sale. We are here to help you navigate the aisle and choose the toothpaste that will most suit your individual needs.

UV Lights – What’s That Glow?
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UV Lights – What’s That Glow?

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.

Pets Get Gum Disease Too!
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Pets Get Gum Disease Too!

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!

Vitamin D – Are You Getting Enough?
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Vitamin D – Are You Getting Enough?

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 Your Reason for Smiling?
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What is Your Reason for Smiling?

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!

Making Brushing Fun – There’s an App For That!
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Making Brushing Fun – There’s an App For That!

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!