Entries by Susan Belza

Why Get Cosmetic Dentistry?

If you regularly head to your dentist for checkups — you do come in for checkups once a year, right? — you’re already well aware that your dentists and dental hygienists wear many hats. But both can do much more than simply keeping your teeth in working order, whether that means cleaning them, filling cavities […]

Do Teeth Whiteners Really Work?

Chances are, you’ve seen promising ads for teeth whiteners while watching TV or flipping through a magazine and asked yourself this question: do teeth whiteners really work? After all, the promises made in ads seem too good to be true. Just apply this strip for ten minutes and your teeth will gleam like Snow White’s! […]

How to Help Your Child Through Their First Visit to the Dentist

Regular visits to the dentist are important not just to your child’s dental health but also to their overall well-being. Establishing a good relationship with a dentist early on will ensure your child develops good oral hygiene from the beginning, potentially saving them from costly procedures down the line. Your child’s first visit to the […]

Nervous about dentists? Sedation dentistry can help

If you’re nervous about going to the dentist, you’re not alone. A recent study found that 5% to 8% of Canadians avoid dentists entirely out of fear, and even more people as high as 20% will only go to the dentist when they are in pain. The trouble is, avoiding regular check-ups and cleanings or […]

Monitor your medication!

Many prescription drugs and over the counter medications, (including most vitamins) can be high in sugar content. Take your medication as prescribed, and remember to brush afterwards. Also, some medication can cause the mouth to be dry, making it easier for bacteria in the mouth to act on the teeth. If you do experience dry […]