The Importance of a Smile

The Importance of a Smile

Smiling’s our first facial expression-babies can be seen smiling while still in the womb. Several studies show that smiling has a direct positive effect on people’s mood, affecting neurotransmitters in the brain that stimulate good feelings. Smiling is also a universal form of communication and helps create a connection with does around us. Therefore, when […]

Periodontitis: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Periodontitis

Gingivitis is caused by infection and inflammation of the gingiva that can grow to involve the tooth-supporting structures, which is called periodontitis. When dental plaque builds up near the gum line, it can allow bacteria to invade toward the root of the tooth. Diagnosis is done via visual inspection, X-rays, and probing the gums, and […]

Understanding Cracked Tooth Treatment and Symptoms

Cracked Tooth

Sometimes teeth can develop cracks, and when not treated this can have serious consequences for your oral health.Cracks can come from injury, or large fillings that weaken the rest of the tooth. Even small cracks can allow bacteria into the tooth, causing decay or infection, leading to further destruction.A cracked tooth may or may not be sensitive […]

Diet Recommendations After Dental Implant

Implant Diet

We’d like to give you some implant diet guidelines to help you remain healthy following your dental implant surgery. The dental implants that we just placed in your mouth are not stable. It will take time for them to heal and integrate into your jawbone. If the implants move, they will likely fail. You must […]

ODSP – Ontario Disability Support Program

WHAT IS ODSP IN ONTARIO?

If you have a low income and live in Ontario, you may be able to get funding through one of the following programs: OW (Ontario Works) Some people call it a welfare program run by municipalities or local city governments. ODSP (Ontario Disability Support Program) Some people call this program the benefits of disability ODSP is for people with severe […]

Dental Health During Pregnancy

Dental Health During Pregnancy

Pregnancy can cause dental problems in some women, such as gum disease, and increase the risk of tooth decay. During pregnancy, the body’s hormone levels increase and cause it to affect dental plaque. Pregnancy will not automatically cause tooth damage. If the mother does not get enough calcium during pregnancy, the calcium needed by the fetus […]

What Is a Wisdom Tooth and Where Is It Located in the Mouth?

Wisdom Tooth

Our teeth continue to grow in different stages. The last tooth that completes this process is a tooth called the wisdom tooth. The wisdom tooth is behind the molar tooth. on either side of the upper and lower jaws, usually grow between the ages of 17 and 25. Of course, this does not mean that […]