Did you know that the Canadian Dental Association recommends that the first visit to the Dentist take place 6 months after the eruption of the first tooth? This is usually before your child's first birthday and although it may seem
Everyone knows that braces are the most effective way to realign your teeth and get that perfect smile you’ve always wanted. But there are still some crazy myths or beliefs that people have about braces. So it’s time to set the record straight (along with your teeth!).
We sat down with Aurora / Newmarket dentist Dr. Jo-Anne Meyer to ask her a few questions about how she translates her love for dentistry into an exceptional patient experience. Dr. Meyer has been practicing with Dr. Gelfand since 2001
Brushing your teeth is not just important for a whiter smile and fresher breath, it's also vital for your overall health. When you brush, you remove plaque - a thin film of bacteria that sticks to your teeth that can cause cavities, gum disease, and potentially the loss of teeth. If this sounds gruesome, it gets worse. Think of your mouth as the doorway to the rest of your body. Besides being a dental health concern, bacteria developing inside your mouth can invade other systems in your body. Research shows that poor dental health may contribute to a number of very serious conditions you'd never expect.
1. Prevent Dental Health Problems Like Gum Disease and GingivitisWhile this is a bit more obvious than the other reasons, regular brushing will help prevent gum disease. Gum disease and Gingivitis are caused by the plaque buildup around your teeth, leading to swollen gums and teeth that bleed when you brush. Avoid high dental costs by regularly brushing and visiting your dentist. Here are nine indicators that you are at risk for developing gum disease.
2. Avoid Periodontitis and the Resulting High Dental CostsAfter your gums begin to swell and bleed, the gingivitis can potentially spread to the bone surrounding your teeth. This results in a loss of bone that if left untreated can lead to the loosening and subsequent loss of teeth. Be sure to take a preventative approach to best avoid the associated pain and potential costs of dental implants.
3. Prevent Heart DiseaseA 2012 study in the American Journal of Medicine has shown that older adults who properly brush and get thorough dental cleanings may have a lower heart attack risk than people who follow a less-stringent oral health regimen.
4. Prevent StrokeThis same study also found a link between brushing and visiting a dentist for regular
The number of kids who require 6-10 fillings is on the rise. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has noted that increase in the past 40 years. Nationwide, dentists have also observed this phenomena which is occurring at all