Why You Need to Floss: A Dentist’s Perspective


When it comes to flossing, the statistics aren’t good. Despite having plenty of access to affordable and effective dental floss, the numbers speak for themselves. Only 28 percent of Canadians floss! That’s why a dentist must sometimes become a Read more

Straumann Dental Implants: How Do They Work?


A dental implant is a device that is used to replace the root of a missing or irreparably damaged tooth. Whereas bridges replace only the crown of the tooth, dental implants are inserted into the jaw and act as Read more

Root Canals - Why They Are Important


Ah, root canals—perhaps the most dreaded of all dental procedures. Not only do the words “root canal” strike fear into the hearts of dental patients young and old, but it also compels many a penny-pincher to begin gripping their Read more

Why You Need to Floss: A Dentist’s Perspective

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When it comes to flossing, the statistics aren’t good. Despite having plenty of access to affordable and effective dental floss, the numbers speak for themselves. Only 28 percent of Canadians floss! That’s why a dentist must sometimes become a teacher as well. Once you realize how truly importance regular flossing is to not only your smile, but your overall health, you’ll wonder what took you so long to begin implementing this simple but highly effective preventative measure. Read more


Straumann Dental Implants: How Do They Work?

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A dental implant is a device that is used to replace the root of a missing or irreparably damaged tooth. Whereas bridges replace only the crown of the tooth, dental implants are inserted into the jaw and act as an artificial root for the crown. Dental implants are generally made of titanium alloy. Dental implants offer a permanent solution to missing teeth or tooth loss. Read more


Root Canals – Why They Are Important

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Ah, root canals—perhaps the most dreaded of all dental procedures. Not only do the words “root canal” strike fear into the hearts of dental patients young and old, but it also compels many a penny-pincher to begin gripping their wallets. Root canals, however, are important preventative procedures that can actually save you money in the long run by eliminating the need for dental implants in the future. Read more


What Are Mini-implants?

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Mini implants, also known as mini dental implants or SDIs, are a relatively new innovation in the field of dentisty. Created twenty years ago by a Manhattan dentist named Victor I. Sendax, DDS, the mini dental implant is a very small implant made of titanium alloy and measuring only 1.8 millimeters in diameter. Read more


Fluoride Facts – What is Fluoride?

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There has been a lot of controversy over the years regarding fluoride and its use in toothpaste as well as in public water supplies. Fluoride is commonly used in over-the-counter toothpastes, as a supplement added to drinking water, and in rinses and treatments administered as part of regular oral hygiene practices both at home and in a dentist’s office. Read more


Dry Mouth and Menopause

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If you’re going through menopause, then its effects on your dental health may seem like the least of your worries. With its many uncomfortable symptoms and emotional ups and downs, menopause can wreak havoc on your physical and emotional wellbeing. One of the lesser known consequences of menopause is its contribution to dental problems. Read more