Although tooth decay is incredibly common, periodontal disease or gum disease is a far bigger threat to your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss because of the way it destroys gum and bone, the structures responsible for holding your teeth firmly in place. It is also one of those diseases where the early signs are easily ignored, but a late diagnosis can allow the disease to become chronic so ongoing treatment is needed to keep it in control. Read more
Every parent wants their child to grow up with a healthy and attractive smile, but childhood tooth decay is all too common. One common misconception is that children’s milk teeth or primary teeth don’t need that much dental care, as after all they are going to fall out after just a few years. Read more
Did you notice your gums bled when you last brushed or flossed? If this is becoming a regular occurrence then it is time to take action. Healthy, strong and properly maintained gums will not bleed and this is often a sign that they have become infected and you could have the early stages of gum disease, a condition called gingivitis. 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
More people are becoming aware, but we’d like to continue spreading the message! Unfortunately gum disease is quite prevalent, and data collected by Statistics Canada between 2007 and 2009, shows that more than one fifth of the adult population who still have their teeth have had, or still have moderate to severe gum disease.