dental health

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, […]