When Your Dental Filling Takes a Tumble: Managing Pain and Taking Action

Dental fillings are a common and effective solution for treating cavities and restoring the structural integrity of teeth. However, like all dental procedures, fillings are not immune to issues. There may come a time when a filling becomes dislodged, causing not just a dental dilemma but also significant discomfort or pain. If you find yourself grappling with a fallen filling, it's crucial to know how to manage the situation effectively to prevent further complications. Why Fillings Might Fall Out Fillings can [...]

The Ultimate Guide to Mouthguards: Safeguarding Your Child’s Dental Health

Your child is beaming with excitement. They've worked tirelessly, dedicating themselves to their favourite sport, and now, their hard work has paid off—they've made the team! It has been an incredible season full of victories, challenges, and unforgettable moments. But just when you think everything is going smoothly, a sudden incident in the last game leaves your child with a facial injury and damaged teeth. The pain and frustration that follow could have been avoided with the simple, yet crucial, [...]

Revealing the Path to a Sculpted Jawline: Achieving a Defined Jawline without Surgery

Introduction: Your facial appearance is a reflection of your unique identity, and having a well-defined jawline can make a powerful statement. A strong and sculpted jawline exudes confidence, enhances your overall facial contour, and leaves a lasting impression. In today's image-conscious world, many of us yearn for that perfectly chiseled jawline that enhances our natural beauty. While surgical options exist, there is an exciting alternative that can help you achieve a defined jawline without going under the knife. Let's explore this [...]

A Simple Guide to Eating with Braces

 We recently delved into the world of orthodontics and explored how to care for your braces.  Certainly, any foreign objects in our mouths are going to be uncomfortable, at least for the first few days while we get used to them.  The next logical questions, and ones that we get asked a lot, revolve around eating with braces. What can we eat, what should we eat, and what do we need to avoid? Eating with Braces Knowing what not to eat and [...]

Here’s How to Care for Braces

The journey to beautiful, straight teeth isn’t always quick or easy, but it’s certainly worthwhile. If you or your child has taken the leap into the world of orthodontics, then you likely have dozens of questions on how to best care for these braces. Braces are neither cheap nor terribly comfortable, we understand. However, the better care you take of your braces and teeth during this short period of your life, the better results you’ll enjoy. Please take a moment to [...]

At What Age Should My Child Have Their First Dental Visit?

We should view our child’s first dental visit as we would any other firsts in their life. As a necessary part of our ongoing focus on health and wellness, we parents know that the sooner we start our little ones on the road developing good oral hygiene habits, the better. Thankfully, the first dental visit is usually short and fun. It allows your child to meet their dentist and start forming a relationship of trust. So, when should we start, and [...]

Should You Pull Your Child’s Loose Tooth?

We like to think that we live in enlightened times, don’t we? From a dental perspective, this is certainly true as we look back on the somewhat barbaric exercises of yesteryear.  However, the parental debate around whether or not to pull a loose tooth remains.  A few short years ago it was common practice to tie a string around a loose tooth, connecting the other end to a doorknob, and count down ominously as the child waits with uncomfortable anticipation for [...]

When Will My Child Start to Lose Their Baby Teeth?

As parents we know that our children will all develop at different paces. However, this academic knowledge seems to dissipate when we feel that our child is falling behind others of their age, or when milestones come about sooner than we expect. When it comes to dental matters, it’s good to know what to expect and when to expect it, which is why so many parents search for information online about when their child will lose their baby teeth. We’d like [...]

When Do Babies Start Teething? What Can I Expect?

As parents, we’re naturally concerned about the milestones that our little ones will be facing. Smiling, teething, rolling over, and hopefully sleeping through the night. If you’re a new parent, however, you’ve probably Googled information on what to expect and asked the question, “When do babies start teething?” A certain amount of anxiety is normal when it comes to our child’s development, and it is certainly important to monitor their progress to make sure that everything is as it should [...]
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Bright White Teeth and the Tireless March of Technology

Who wants yellowing or discoloured teeth anyway? Don’t we all want that bright, white, Hollywood smile? Many online resources are focused on how to get and keep gleaming white teeth. Some are actually fascinating and list many safe and natural products to achieve this. (As opposed to foreigners’ urine as we discussed in our previous article.) One website lists several natural combinations, one of which is mustard oil and salt. They say, “It is a unique home remedy for teeth whitening [...]

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