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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 […]

What is sleep bruxism?

Teeth grinding is the gnashing or grinding of the teeth when not chewing or swallowing, as the teeth naturally touch then. Although it may occur both day and night, such grinding normally occurs during sleep. It is also referred to as sleep bruxism.   Teeth grinding has many consequences: premature wear of teeth broken fillings, […]

Doctor, why do I have bad breath?

Bad breath, or halitosis, can cause personal and social discomfort. In most cases it is a temporary condition. Morning breath is a perfect example. It is caused by decreased saliva flow during sleep, combined with reduced movement of the tongue and cheeks. A wholesome, well-balanced breakfast and brushing your teeth and tongue is enough to […]

Oral health for pregnant women

Oral health and pregnancy? During pregnancy the mother’s body undergoes hormonal changes that may trigger fatigue, nausea and vomiting in the first trimester of pregnancy. Pregnant women may also crave unusual foods, which can increase their risk of developing cavities. It is recommended that expectant mothers see the dentist for cleaning and scaling early in […]

What is Oral cancer?

We don’t tend to hear much about oral cancer. But there are several places in the mouth and throat where it can appear, for instance on the tongue, lips, palate, salivary glands and tonsils. Your dentist can detect oral cancer as soon as it begins, with a clinical examination, or screening, during your routine check-up. […]

June promotion

Been a while since your last cleaning? We’ve got you covered. Because our june promotion is here! Get a Complete exam, Cleaning for 99$. This price includes a Tooth whitening, as a gift after you finish your treatments, if applicable. Good Saint Jean everyone!

Sécurité des cabinets dentaires

Vous êtes-vous déja demandé quelles sont les mesures de sécurité que votre dentiste doit prendre? Un grand nombre de patients fréquentent les cabinets dentaires. Votre dentiste et son équipe appliquent des mesures rigoureuses de sécurité et de prévention des infections pour assurer à tous un environnement sécuritaire. Ces précautions sont universelles.  Elles constituent l’ensemble des procédures devant être suivies par […]

A dental hygienist in my bathroom?

Philips Sonicare is launching a new smart toothbrush that connects to an app via Bluetooth. I know, the first thing you’ll say is: why do I need a toothbrush that has Bluetooth? And that’s a valid question. You probably don’t, but you might if you really care about oral hygiene and don’t mind spending more […]