How to Floss

We all have heard it, from our parents probably and from our dentist for sure. You need to floss everyday. As a dentist when we ask our patients if they floss, the most common answer usually is “Not as much as I should”, it will surprise us if a patient says “yes, I floss everyday.” We have talked about importance of flossing but how to floss is even more of a question, do you floss properly? Because if not you are leaving 80% of bacteria behind. Let me first assure you that you do have to floss every single day, […]

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Gingivitis

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Are you bleeding every time you brush?   ok maybe not every time , but few times a week? do you avoid flossing your teeth because every time it causes tenderness and bleeding of your gums? Well here is what usually is the reason – needs to be confirmed with your dentist , on an actual dental examination , no google cannot fully diagnose (yet!) – inflammation. very first stage of gum disease is gingivitis, which is common these days but does not mean it can be ignored, as I said, it is the first stage, if not acknowledge and […]

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My Smile Plan and how to plan the treatment you need or you have always wanted

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have you always thought of having those beautiful sets of Porcelain veneers to have a gorgeous smile that will light up the whole room? Are you thinking of having your tooth removed because that Root Canal Treatment is too expensive? Well Worry no more here comes MySmilePlan to save you so much trouble, You can put your dental treatment on a payment plan, does not matter if it is your next annual cleaning or your dental crown. No Interest Best part is you will not pay interest with MySmilePlan, it is completely Interest free. 20% of the total amount you […]

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Your Oral Health is Saving Your Life

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Brush, Brush and Brush those problems away! You’ve heard it before, poor dental hygiene isn’t something you want to practice. So what happens when you decide to save some time and not focus on your oral health? Unfortunately, not looking after your gums,teeth and mouth can become a serious problem. We’re not just talking about a root canal or an extraction but other health issues that could affect your overall health. We just want to remind everyone that your mouth has a lot of bacteria and we mean a lot, over 600 strains to give you an idea. If left […]

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Bad Breath

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We are all afraid of having it and will do anything to get rid of it including chewing gum 24/7. So lets take a closer look at this topic and find out  why we get this and how to get rid of it. When we think of bad breath we tell ourselves maybe it was what we just ate, or maybe we did a naughty and didn’t floss last night and you are correct. There are a number of things that contribute to this. Halitosis is the medical term used for bad breath. Contributing factors that can lead to bad […]

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Dental Implants and a whole new smile

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  The idea of losing a whole tooth and then replacing it with a fake tooth that’s drilled into our jawbone is enough for the tiny little hairs on the back of our neck to stand up from the horror. Well lets provide a little relief and tell you this procedure over the years has become so precise that the pain and recovery time is no where near what people had to go through many years ago! What is a dental implant you ask? It basically looks like a metal screw that is placed where the root of your tooth […]

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Discoloured Teeth

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We’ve all been there. Why does this happen? Can we reduce this? What can we do at home to help?! Discoloured teeth can happen to anyone depending on a number of things like genetics, environment, trauma and poor hygiene. We all go through that stage in our lives where we question the colour of our teeth so let’s take a closer look at this topic further. Sometimes tooth discolouration can be normal over time and not harmful. Remember no one is born with pearly white perfect teeth. Discolouration can show as white streaks, yellow tinge or even brown spots. Firstly, […]

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Wise words for Wisdom Teeth

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We cringe at the thought of the pain related to those teeth. I mean really, what’s so wise about teeth who only provide unconditional pain! Let’s talk specifics and talk about wisdom teeth in more detail. First things first, what are wisdom teeth? Most adults have four wisdom teeth which are the third and last molars which are located at the back of your mouth on each side and found both on the upper and lower side of the jaw. These little bad boys are the last of your adult teeth to grow. Some people are extremely lucky and have […]

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Oral Hygiene Routine

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Oral Hygiene   A lot of our patients think that the hard part is visiting the dentist but really, the toughest part of oral hygiene is what you do at home to look after your teeth in between dental visits. In this blog, we’re going to go through some dental commandments that we live by if you want to have a happy and healthy mouth! Remember, your teeth are important but don’t forget your gums, tongue and roof of your mouth are just as important.   Brush to your hearts Content You probably didn’t know this, but there is technique […]

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Composite fillings VS Porcelain Fillings

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Regular White Fillings Vs Porcelain Fillings :   This is a hot topic that we get asked about at the clinic all the time. So really what is the difference between the two? Both use the same method which involves a blue light to harden and set the material used. Regular white fillings are known as composites or resin and are made of powdered glass and acrylic resin. When they are inserted the material is soft and hardens after blue light exposure. These types of fillings are bonded to your tooth. Where as the porcelain fillings are made of porcelain […]

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