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Back to School Dental Checklist

Hard to believe, but it’s almost that time of year again already. It seems like the summer just flew by, and soon school will be back in session! However, before that occurs, it’s important that certain things are done first..purchase school supplies, get new weather approproate clothing and ensure your dental health is where it should be. Here are some important tips from a dental pro to keep in mind: ‘Oral hygiene Don’t forget to include toothbrushes and toothpaste to your “back-to-school” supply list. I always recommend a soft bristle brush, and these should be replaced every 3-4 months. Brush at least twice a day for a minimum of two minutes each time and floss daily. Doc’s tip: After brushing, spit but do not rinse. This allows the … Continue Reading

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Potential Effects of Mouth Inflammation

Maintaining the best health is something that everyone should do; whether that means eating a more balanced diet, exercising and being mindful of things you do (and don’t do) or all of the above, this is how one will be able to live a better life. When it comes to dental health in particular, be mindful of your teeth and gums, and anything that may seem out of the ordinary. If inflammation is every noticed, make sure to visit your dental professional as soon as possible. “Women with gum disease are 14% more likely to develop cancer than those with healthy teeth and gums, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. The link appears to be strongest for esophageal cancer, but associations were also … Continue Reading

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How Saliva Saves

Mouth maintenance aka dental hygiene is very important; regular brushing, flossing, rinsing and visiting your dental professional for check ups and cleanings is crucial. The cleaner you keep your mouth, the more saliva will be produced which is also a great way to help keep your teeth and gums clean. “Saliva found to have properties that help speed up the healing process,” reports the Mail Online. Researchers in Chile investigated how human saliva may help wounds to heal more efficiently. They used lab-grown skin cells and fertilised chicken eggs to see how a protein found in saliva, histatin-1, affects the way cells grow, spread and create new blood vessels. They found it encouraged cells to spread and move in a way that promoted the formation of blood vessels … Continue Reading

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Oral Hygiene

If it seems like every blog post is about oral hygiene and it’s importance, you are right! Staying on top of your dental health is key; not only can it have an affect on your overall health, but it can also affect confidence levels and how you interact with others. Not to mention, one of the perils of ignoring dental health for too long is costly repair work, and putting your mouth in harm’s way. “Jay, a 21-year-old man from the U.K was a guest in a recent episode of Embarrassing Bodies for his killing not-so-white smile. He has abstained from brushing his teeth for the majority of his life. He ate everything wrong, from fizzy drinks to chocolates. And the daring fellow didn’t bother to floss or … Continue Reading

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How to Protect Your Teeth

Achieving and maintaining the integrity of your teeth and gums is important, and is a topic that we frequently discuss due to our passion for dental health. Since humans are creatures of habit, it’s important to establish routines that promote healthy practices, and it all starts with being educated the right way from the beginning. Here are some elements to be mindful of in order to facilitate your healthiest smile possible: “Doing it wrong Back and forth, left to right: it’s how we were all taught to brush our teeth. In fact, the correct way to clean is to work from the gum downward. Place the head of the toothbrush at a 45 degree angle at the gum-line and using circular up-and-down motions, gently stroke the teeth rather … Continue Reading

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The Link Between Halitosis & Heart Disease

Halitosis, or ‘bad breath’ as it is more commonly referred, is something that affects everyone from time to time. Whether it’s from eating a certain item of food (ex: onions, etc.), lack of dental hygiene/maintenance or the result of an underlying health issue, getting to the bottom of it’s cause is important in order to remedy it. The idea of halitosis being connected to a more serious issue is a scary thought, but a reality that everyone should be aware of. “Bleeding gums and bad breath could be early indicators (of heart and circulatory disease). The link between oral health and overall body health is well documented and backed by robust scientific evidence. Despite this, only one in six people realizes that people with gum disease may have an … Continue Reading

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New Year’s Reso-tooth-sions

A new year represents a fresh opportunity to try new things or to more effectively accomplish tasks which may have proved challenging in the past. A lot of times mastering the art of proper and consistent dental maintenance is on that list. Here are some important tips to consider to help optimize dental health moving into 2017 and beyond: “Eat More Mouth-Healthy Foods When you cut back on sugar, resolve to add more orally healthy foods to your diet to solidify your diet’s benefit to your teeth. Dairy products, which are high in calcium, are great for your teeth, as are fibrous foods that call up saliva and scrub away plaque and other food bits, according to Delta Dental. Kick the Habit Smoking doubles your risk for gum disease, … Continue Reading

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Saving your Teeth

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Teeth play a very important role in our lives; with them were are able to bite, chew and have a smile that is full and beautiful. Keeping teeth always looking their best starts at home with the proper maintenance techniques and is continued with regular visits to your Aylmer Dentist. Modern technology is taking things a step further when it comes to helping to preserve your teeth by actually generating tissue that will be able to replicate any lost or damaged teeth. “Researchers have created complex gum tissue and bone structures in the lab, using 3D bio-printing. The printed tissue has already been transplanted successfully into animals, and could be used by dentists to replace missing teeth and bone in human patients within two years. The pioneering work … Continue Reading

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Improving Gum Health

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The health and strength of your teeth is important for your dental health and overall health. The foundation of all teeth is your gums so ensuring they are as healthy as they can be is very important. You’ve been informed by your Ottawa dentist about the importance of flossing regularly to improve your gums, but are you doing it? When you don’t maintain your gum health you may need to have to go through the process of having teeth extracted. 30 to 35 percent of extractions are caused by periodontitis, which is gum disease. She said healthy, supporting tissues in the mouth can be eaten away; teeth can either fall out or need to be extracted. Periodontal disease (gum disease) is caused by plaque, which, according to Gentile, … Continue Reading

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Informed Parents means Healthier Kids

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Being a parent means constantly staying updated on the latest information regarding the health of children. The world moves at such a fast pace it can be difficult to keep up with the right way to ensure the best health and safety of your children. Knowing the right information to trust can also be another obstacle. The key is to always do thorough research and then you can make a more solid decision. When it comes to oral hygiene and your children dealing with pain associated with their teeth and gums, there are a few things that parents should know in order to keep the mouthes of their children as healthy and pain free as possible. “Pain can indicate a serious problem An untreated cavity can cause severe … Continue Reading

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