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Gum Disease: The Connections Between Oral Health and Overall Health

Dentistry and medicine have been considered separate disciplines for more than a century despite the fact that there is plenty of evidence to prove the connections between oral health and overall medical health. It has been known since the 19th century that an abscessed tooth can lead to death if not treated. In more [...]

2021-06-14T16:07:59-04:00May 24th, 2021|Waterdown Dental Blog|

Brighten Your Day with a Brighter Smile

How white should your teeth really be? Do you ever look in the mirror and think to yourself that your teeth are not as white as they should be? What are you comparing them to? How white are they supposed to be? Thanks to TV, movies and social media, we associate bright white teeth [...]

2021-06-14T15:47:50-04:00May 11th, 2021|Waterdown Dental Blog|

How Seasonal Allergies Can Affect Your Oral Health

Spring has sprung, and if you are one of the many people out there who suffer from seasonal allergies, it may mean that you will be spending a lot more time breathing through your mouth. Even if allergies don't affect you, many people breathe predominantly through their mouths when sleeping. Doing so can have [...]

2021-05-17T07:58:34-04:00April 25th, 2021|Waterdown Dental Blog|

There’s No Magic in Toothpaste

Stand back and take a look at the oral care aisle in your local pharmacy, and you'll see a vast selection of toothpaste to choose from. Each one is a little bit different, though the prices range significantly. What's so special about one toothpaste over another? Are the expensive ones better than the cheaper [...]

2021-05-17T07:58:22-04:00April 5th, 2021|Waterdown Dental Blog|

Everything You Need to Know About Flossing

Do you floss your teeth every day? While most people know that flossing daily is good for oral health, the reality is that not as many of us actually do it. Flossing can be a bit of a chore if you have braces, an appliance or teeth that are very close together. But none [...]

2021-04-26T08:10:40-04:00March 26th, 2021|Waterdown Dental Blog|

Straight Teeth Do More Than Improve Your Smile

The percentage of people who grow up with naturally straight and well-aligned teeth is small. The rest of us have what dental professionals call malocclusion—literally translated as 'bad bite.' Without getting into the clinical definition of each one, there are several categories of malocclusion caused by overcrowding of teeth, crooked teeth, overbite, and crossbite [...]

2021-04-26T08:02:39-04:00March 15th, 2021|Waterdown Dental Blog|

Dental Sealants are Extra Protection for Little Teeth

The back molars have top surfaces that are craggy and pitted, allowing us to chew our food more effectively. The pits and fissures, as they are referred to by dentists, are also notorious for collecting food particles and bacteria. Molar surfaces are already challenging to clean because of their location at the back of [...]

2021-05-17T07:27:27-04:00March 14th, 2021|Waterdown Dental Blog|

Should You Invest in an Electric Toothbrush?

Brushing your teeth at least twice a day is one of the keys to good oral health. That's not news. Does using an electric toothbrush make a difference in your ability to clean your teeth? The ads for new models with extra features, multiple modes and special brush heads would have you believe so. [...]

2021-05-17T07:35:51-04:00March 11th, 2021|Waterdown Dental Blog|

5 Myths About Your Oral Health

There can be a lot of misconceptions out there when it comes to oral health and it is important that you know the facts! Below are some of the more common myths that people seem to think about oral health and how they are all proved to be wrong.  Myth #1: Brushing Your Teeth [...]

2021-01-18T08:57:05-05:00January 12th, 2021|Waterdown Dental Blog|

Treating Sensitive Teeth

There is nothing worse than having sensitive teeth and worrying that every food or drink you go to consume will trigger your sensitivity. Hot or cold food/drinks often tend to trigger teeth sensitivity, however if you have constant pain this can be a sign of a more serious issue. Visit your local dentist or [...]

2021-01-18T08:56:11-05:00January 12th, 2021|Waterdown Dental Blog|
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