dental health

10 Health Benefits to Straight Teeth

1. Straight teeth and gums are healthier Crowded teeth or widely spaced teeth may lead to swollen, red gums. Unfortunately, these are also signs of periodontal disease. When teeth are properly aligned, it helps the gums fit more securely around the teeth, allowing for the strongest and healthiest defence against potential periodontal problems. 2. Straight teeth are […]

Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST), what is it exactly?

What is the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST)? The Pinhole Surgical Techniqueis a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, PST is scalpel and suture free. All of the tools and techniques used to perform the Chao Pinhole Surgical Techniquewere created by Dr. John Chao. What is gum recession? Gum recession refers to […]

What is a Cerec, or one appointment crown?

It’s called a Cerec. It’s the next technology. You come in with a broken tooth, you leave with a crown. One appointment! HOW DOES IT WORK? CEREC is an internationally-renowned dental technology developed in GermanyUsing CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing), this process allows dentists to construct, produce, and insert individual ceramic restorations chairside in a single […]

My oral health reflects my general health

Did you know that your mouth serves as a mirror of your overall health, in a way? It can both reflect and affect your general health. Diabetes Many studies have shown a link between gum disease and uncontrolled diabetes. People with uncontrolled diabetes are apparently more susceptible to gum disease, which in turn may aggravate […]

Brushing your baby’s teeth

Should I brush my baby’s gums? Brushing for very young children You should start cleaning your child’s mouth as early as possible after birth. It is important to get him or her used to the process, while keeping his or her mouth as clean as possible. How to brush the baby’s teeth To start, clean […]

Docteur, j’ai une phobie du dentiste!

Christiane, une jeune femme de 43 ans, se prépare pour sa sortie de filles semi-annuelle. Tous les 6 mois, avec ses copines les plus proches, elles se paient un bon resto à Montréal. Pendant qu’elle se maquille, une douleur atroce la prend par surprise. Ça provient de sa dent cassée en bas à gauche. Bizarre… […]

Breast Cancer Risk Linked to Gum Disease- Study

Women who report having periodontal disease are at greater risk for breast cancer, especially if they smoke or recently quit smoking, a new study reports. “We have seen associations between periodontal disease and chronic diseases including stroke and heart attacks. Our hypothesis was that it would also be associated with breast cancer,” says Jo Freudenheim, […]