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Bad Habits & Dental Health

We are all creatures of habit and routine, but in being mindful of how these particular habits can affect us, it becomes easier to make choices aimed at improving the quality of life. When it comes to dental health, there may be things that you are doing every day that could be negatively impacting your teeth and gums. Here are a few important things to keep in mind: ‘ If we don’t breathe correctly we could be susceptible to tooth grinding and sleep apnea The mouth is the start of the respiratory system, therefore the shape of your upper and lower jaw, the position of the tongue and way the muscles around the lips and cheeks work affects the quality of your breathing and sleeping. For optimal health and … Continue Reading

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Sedation & Optimized Dental Comfort

At Aylmer Dentistry we aim to provide our patients with the most comfortable environment possible before and during the examination process. However, it is during the exam where comfort and relaxation are the most important and we are proud to be able to offer different sedation options for patients who need it. ‘Often the dental office is a source of anxiety for our patients … even under the best of circumstances. When confronted with the need for a surgical procedure, the level of anxiety may increase substantially, to a point where the patient may neglect to undergo treatment and ultimately compromise their oral health. Conscious sedation dentistry is a most welcome option for patients in this situation visiting our Gatineau clinic. Conscious sedation is a technique to diminish … Continue Reading

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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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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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Why Women’s Dental Health is Important

Firstly, the health and proper maintenance of one’s teeth and gums is important for everyone, however it can be especially important for women as their bodies undergo so many more complex and beautiful things than anyone else. What time more fitting to examine this than during ‘Women’s History Month’ and right after International Women’s Day! “The disparity between women’s and men’s dental health is nothing new. Increasing studies show that poor oral health puts women at the center of many predisposed health conditions that can be life-altering. There are several reasons that women experience worse dental health than men. One significant factor is hormones, a major cause of periodontal disease which is characterized by chronically irritated and inflamed gums. Women are most susceptible to oral health issues during … Continue Reading

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Evolution of Cosmetic Dentistry

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As time progresses our environments (work spaces, homes, etc.) continue to evolve and improve, which means that we as people must adapt to the new capabilities and functions which these landscapes now represent. Sometimes this means that there is a period of education and growth during the transition which can be challenging, but is a necessary part of moving forward. In the world of esthetics and how they relate to the health and beauty industries, the idea of cosmetic dentistry is something which has become more mainstream as of late which can be attributed to the accessibility of the services (it has become much easier and more affordable for people to get cosmetic dentistry done than ever before). Some of the things improvements which cosmetic dentistry can make … Continue Reading

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Teeth and Hand Dominance

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In life sometimes there are things that on the surface may not seem to go together or have any apparent connection, but if you dig a bit deeper you’ll see just how connected they truly are. Whether it’s an odd food pairing, etc there are connections that exist that go beyond our basic comprehension, such as the relationship between teeth and hand dominance. “Roughly 90% of humans are right-handed and this is one of the traits that separates us from most other primates who don’t really show any overall preference for left or right handedness. It’s believed that handedness played an important role in human evolution, with a recent study on the earliest evidence of right-handedness in the fossil record shedding light on when and why this trait … Continue Reading

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