Regular brushing and flossing is important for good dental health, but your diet can also make a difference. While there is nothing wrong in having a little bit of everything now and then, there are certain foods that might be beneficial for dental health. Read more
If you regularly visit the dentist then you probably have your teeth cleaned at the same time. This is a very good routine to get into and should form part of your preventative dentistry plan. For most of us, regular professional cleanings will be a treatment that leaves the mouth feeling beautifully fresh and clean, and teeth can often look a little whiter after being gently polished. But are you aware of how regular dental cleanings can help your oral health? Read more
It is becoming increasingly common for people to plan a smile makeover in time for a special event and even small changes can make quite a difference. For example, you might wish to improve your smile in time for a wedding or other celebration, but equally you don’t need to have an excuse to treat yourself. These days cosmetic dental treatments are often far more affordable than you might think and it could be that you only require very small modifications to improve the appearance of your teeth. Read more
There are a lot of different types of oral cancers, and the condition can become life threatening if you don’t receive an early diagnosis. Oral cancer can affect the lips, cheeks, floor of the mouth, the sinuses and the hard and soft palate. If you think about it, the person who most often examines the inside of your mouth is your dentist, and in fact dentists are specially trained to detect any early signs of cancer, or to pick up changes to the tissues in your mouth. Read more
Gum recession is a common problem, but most people are unaware they have receding gums as this condition gradually develops over time. If your gums begin to recede, they will gradually pull away from your teeth, exposing more of the crown of the tooth and even the tooth root. Read more
Does the thought of visiting the dentist make you feel fearful or anxious? It’s far more common than you might think, and a 2005 study carried out by the University of Toronto showed 16% of Canadians have some dental anxiety while 8% are so fearful they are unable to seek treatment.
Do you find yourself occasionally clenching your teeth or grinding then in moments of anger or frustration? Most of us do this every now and then and it’s unlikely to cause any real harm. It’s a different matter if this develops into a regular habit as it can cause substantial damage to the teeth, gums and even the joints in your jaw.
With an increasing emphasis on having a beautiful smile, more people are interested in learning how this can be achieved. There are numerous dental procedures that can be used as standalone treatments, or in conjunction with others to help improve the overall appearance of teeth. One procedure you might find helpful is to consider having your teeth veneered at Tsawwassen Place Dental.