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.
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?
After much debate and after hearing for many years about the benefits of oral health care on overall health, the government of Ontario has finally introduced a provincially funded program for low income seniors to get the routine dental care they need!
A regular part of the assessment of your dental health involves a periodontal screening. You may have had your dentist or dental hygienist tell you they need to “probe” your gums or you may remember your dental professional walking a small ruler around your teeth and calling out numbers…
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.
There is no question that getting food out of the hard to reach places between your teeth is essential to keeping your teeth and gums healthy, but what if flossing is really not for you? The good news is that there are many alternatives to traditional floss and depending on the anatomy of your unique teeth, one of these alternatives may actually be a better solution!
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?
There are many reasons you may at some point find yourself missing a tooth or more than one tooth. You may have had an accident, gum disease or a very deep cavity that has caused the loss of a tooth. Not to worry, we are here to help you navigate tooth replacement options to come up with the best solution for you.
What an exciting time! Your child is ready to go to the dentist! The Canadian Dental Association recommends children are seen by a dental professional within six months of the eruption of their first tooth, or by the age of 1 year. Now you may be thinking “there is no way my child will sit still for a dental appointment”!