The Truth Behind How Sugars Affect Your Teeth and Overall Health

While most people are guilty of having a sweet tooth, is the impact of sugar on your teeth and health considered? Understanding how sugars affect your teeth might make you rethink how often you eat your favourite sugary snack. There's a reason why it's not common to celebrate birthdays with a tray full of [...]

2022-05-02T14:39:58-04:00July 19th, 2021|Waterdown Dental Blog|

Understanding Your Teeth Straightening Options: Invisalign or Braces

Braces and Invisalign are two great options for those looking to achieve a straighter smile. Both options work to align, straighten and adjust spaces between teeth. Whether you're in your teens or forties, it's never too late to inquire about ways to improve the alignment of your teeth. Your dentist can discuss which teeth [...]

2022-05-02T14:41:48-04:00July 2nd, 2021|Waterdown Dental Blog|

The Psychological Benefits of Smiling and Laughter

Whether you’re meeting someone for the first time over a zoom meeting or in person, your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you. Although we haven’t had much control over the events this past year, you do have control over how often you smile. While it’s something small, its [...]

2022-05-02T14:38:13-04:00June 18th, 2021|Waterdown Dental Blog|

Foods That Benefit Your Oral Health

In addition to practicing good oral care through brushing your teeth, flossing and having your teeth regularly cleaned professionally, you can also take care of your teeth through the food that you eat. By incorporating foods into your diet that are rich in the vitamins and minerals that strengthen and protect your teeth and [...]

2021-06-29T15:52:47-04:00June 12th, 2021|Waterdown Dental Blog|

Gum Disease: The Connections Between Oral Health and Overall Health

Gum disease 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 [...]

2022-05-02T14:32:15-04:00May 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 [...]

2022-05-02T14:36:43-04:00April 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|
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