March 02

What Can Happen if a Tooth Infection is Left Untreated


When you have a bacterial infection in your mouth, you run the risk of developing a tooth abscess. An abscess is a pocket of puss that develops somewhere on one (or several) of your teeth. When you have an abscess, you’ll notice that your teeth are very sensitive to hot or cold. You may have a severe toothache, sensitivity to pressure when biting, and a fever and swelling.


February 23

How to Fix Crowded or Crooked Teeth?

Many patients, upon learning that they should undergo orthodontic treatment for crooked teeth, are understandably nervous. It’s a lot to take in, regardless of age. One of the main concerns patients have regarding crooked teeth treatment is the amount of time they will have to wear braces.



February 16

How to Get Your Kids to Stop Using a Sippy Cup

When it comes to keeping your floors from being covered in sticky fluids, the sippy cup is a great invention! But when it comes to protecting your children’s developing teeth, the sippy cup carries a dark side. A sippy cup usually means your child is wandering around all day drinking sugary drinks and keeping any new and emerging teeth braces coated in sugar. Over time, that sugar builds up and will cause cavities and tooth decay.



February 11

What To Do When You Have a Dental Emergency While Travelling

If your child’s tooth is knocked out, acting quickly is important. With the right precautions, the tooth can be saved and re-implanted (though dentists rarely re-implant a baby tooth). The most successful re-implant cases usually happen within an hour of the tooth coming out, so take your child to an emergency dentist right away.

When picking up the tooth, avoid touching the roots. Only handle it by the crown, and gently rinse off the tooth with water. Keep the tooth wet during transportation, either in milk or saliva for a young child, or by keeping it in an older child’s cheek.



February 02

5 Tips to Help Kids Overcome Fear of Dentists

Children often wear their fears on their sleeves, so it should be easy to spot when they’re getting uncomfortable with the thought of going to the dentist. You also know your kids best, so you probably have a good idea how the experience will go during their first visit. The good news is there are plenty of things you can do to get your kids ready for a positive dental visit.
Here are some ways you can reduce your child’s fears of the dentist.



January 27

How to Prepare your Child For Their First Dental Visit

Children often wear their fears on their sleeves, so it should be easy to spot when they’re getting uncomfortable with the thought of going to the dentist. You also know your kids best, so you probably have a good idea how the experience will go during their first visit. The good news is there are plenty of things you can do to get your kids ready for a positive dental visit.



January 19

What is the worst Halloween Candy For Your Teeth?

Sugar-free gum is a much healthier alternative to bubble gum. Whereas regular bubble gum has harmful acids attack your teeth, this gum cleans your mouth! Xylitol is one of the main ingredients in sugar-free gum and it has been proven to reduce decay-causing bacteria. This is a great way to get the chew you love without sacrificing your teeth. Popular brands that have sugar free options include:



January 12

What are the worst candies for your teeth?

Don’t let sugar trick you, not all Halloween treats are bad for your teeth! Did you know that some can actually benefit your overall health? If you’re looking to hand out a healthier alternative this Halloween or want to keep little mouths cavity-free, check out the five best and worst Halloween treats for your teeth.



January 05

How Do I Take Care of My Teeth During Pregnancy?

Preventative dentistry is especially important when you’re expecting. Pregnancy causes you to be at greater risk of developing serious health problems with your teeth and gums.

Tooth Erosion: One of the most common health issues for expecting mothers is tooth erosion due to morning sickness, the stomach acid that comes into contact with your teeth can cause an irreversible loss of structure due to chemical dissolution. It is important to rinse your mouth out with water and wait 30 minutes after experiencing morning sickness to brush your teeth. With regular visits to your dentist, tooth erosion is something that can be dedicated and likely prevented early on.



December 28

How To Help A Child Not Brushing Teeth

By building a story around the act, you’re both making it more interesting and giving them a reason to brush. It doesn’t have to be complicated, either—“We have to brush away the sugar bugs, so they don’t make holes in our teeth!” Try incorporating tooth brushing into bedtime stories, too. Knowing their favourite hero makes sure to brush before bed is a big incentive to do the same.

December 22

The Dangers of Sugar for Your Teeth

These drinks have been proven to be very harmful to your teeth, starting with your tooth enamel. Tooth enamel is the hard outer layer of your teeth that protects against tooth decay. It is considered the hardest mineral substance in your body, even stronger than bone but the hardest substance in the human body dissolves in these highly acidic drinks. Energy drinks, with a pH of roughly 3.2, are almost as acidic as battery acid!

December 15

Fight your sugar cravings with these healthy eats

Sugar is among the most popular food cravings, especially for women! It is easy to reach for a sugary snack to satisfy your sweet tooth but have you thought of the effect it has on your other teeth? Satisfying a sugar craving doesn’t have to mean junk food, there are healthy sugars that will suit your needs and not harm your teeth. Check out these five tooth-healthy foods that fight sugar cravings!

December 09

Think colas are the only enemy drinks?

The fact that carbonated, sugary drinks are bad for teeth won’t be revelatory for most. Dental and pediatric orthodontist Edmonton have been railing against pop, energy drinks, and flavoured sodas almost since their invention. Cavities, tooth decay, plaque buildup, and discolouration are only some examples of the havoc they can wreak.



December 03

Invisalign vs Braces: How to Choose the Right One

Traditional metal braces are metal wires connected to brackets that are adhered to your teeth. Your orthodontist will use tightening procedures with this wire to help guide your teeth into their appropriate shape and location.



November 27

4 Tips to Help Kids Overcome Fear of Dentists

Frequent visits to the dentist are a great way for your child to overcome their fear, bringing them to regularly scheduled cleanings will expose them to the environment and over time help them understand there is no reason to be afraid.