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!
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?
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.