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Don’t Eclipse Mouth Safety Either

With all this talk about eye protection with the solar eclipse, it should remind us that sometimes we neglect protecting our teeth. It sounds silly but everybody should own a mouth guard. When you’re playing sports or doing some activities it’s a good idea to protect your teeth. Unlike looking at the sun during a […] Read more

Brush Camping

A lot of preparation goes into making a camping trip a great experience for the whole family. Something that’s overlooked is tooth brushing and flossing, especially without running water and a sink. It’s just as important to brush while camping especially those evening’s s’mores and popcorn, and for those mornings with pancakes and syrup. A […] Read more

Back to School Check-Up

Kids love the summer off from school. This usually entails different routines when going on vacation, summer camps, or lazing doing their favorite activities.  Hopefully going to the dentist is the last thing on their minds. That’s good because their teeth have not been a concern. Let’s keep good dental health  As a parent, helping […] Read more

Baby Boomer Teeth

If you were born between 1943 and 1964 you have Baby Boomer Teeth.  *Baby Boomer generation refers to a Boom in birthrates following World War II.  Baby Boomers are aging and their dental needs are changing. As this generation is transitioning from adults to seniors, tooth cavities can be more frequent.A few causes for an […] Read more

To Tell The Tooth..

There were inquiries of why the Canada Day post celebrating 150th had a “barber pole” for a dental clinic. It refers to the nostalgia of when some dental procedures were under the Guild of Barbers established in France in 1210. 150 years ago, when the illiteracy rate was much higher, the pole with red and/or […] Read more

Happy Canada Day!

Discover what the striped pole has to do with dentists…

Jul, 17, 2017

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Why Is There Blood On My Toothbrush?

If your gums bleed during brushing it could be a sign of Gum Disease. What Causes Gum Disease (Gingivitis)? Plaque is the primary cause of gum disease, but other factors can contribute to periodontal disease, such as: Hormonal changes, like those occurring during pregnancy, puberty, menopause, and monthly menstruation, could make oral gums sensitive, which […] Read more

What Can I Do To Treat My TMD?

If you have TMD (temporomandibular disorder) https://www.smileworkscalgary.com/by-mr-smiles/do-i-have-tmd/ you might feel like you may never get over of the fatigue, stress and/or pain. The good news is there are successful treatments for TMD ranging from relaxation techniques to custom made dental appliances.   Self-care for TMD: Cool or warm compresses (whichever feels better) to help ease […] Read more

How Did I Get TMD?

If you ever have pain around your ear or lower jaw when you’re inflating a balloon, chewing toffee, drinking through a straw or just talking you could be suffering from TMD (temporomandibular disorder). Your dentist can help determine whether or not your jaw pain, headaches, clicking in your jaw, and other symptoms may be caused […] Read more

Do I Have TMD?

Do you ever have pain around your ear or lower jaw when you’re inflating a balloon, chewing toffee, drinking through a straw or just talking?  These are symptoms that you could be suffering from TMD (temporomandibular disorder). TMD is often mistakenly called TMJ. TMJ is the name of the joint that is having the problem. […] Read more

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