Diabetes and Your Teeth

Diabetes is a condition in which your body has difficulty processing sugar. While it is unfortunately easy to consume too much-refined sugar, sugar is important to your body because it helps generate energy. To convert sugar into energy, your body produces insulin which helps transfer sugar into your cells for energy. Diabetes is presented in two conditions: If a person has Type …

How Smiling Affects your Health

Smile and it will brighten your day, seriously! Smiling is actually good for your health and will positively affect your mood. Still don’t believe us? Here’s what the power of a smile can do to your health:  Your Body Smiling may be the best medicine after all! Did you know that smiling increases your white blood cells? Yes, it’s true! Smiling helps …

Is Chocolate Good for your Teeth?

Everyone loves chocolate! But is it good for your dental health? The answer might just surprise you!  Chocolate and other sweet treats are generally considered bad for your teeth. When you consume foods that are high sugar, bacteria in your mouth turns that sugar into acid. This eventually leads to tooth decay. However, chocolate can be beneficial to your dental health (When …

Smoking and Your Dental Health

As well as your overall health, smoking has a negative impact on your dental health. When you smoke, bacteria in dental plaque become more harmful. This ultimately affects not only your teeth, but your gums and mouth too. Let’s take a deeper look into the effects of smoking:  Discoloration and Tooth Decay The most obvious impact is tooth and tongue discoloration. Over …

Ways to Cut Sugar

Consuming too much sugar will have a negative impact on your overall health and dental health. Consistently high sugar levels result in increased blood glucose levels and weight gain. As for your dental health, bacteria in your mouth takes the sugar you consume and produces acid. This acid eventually breaks down your teeth and causes tooth decay/cavities. Thus, it is …

Oral Cancer Warning Signs

Like all cancers, detecting oral cancer early greatly improves the likelihood of successful treatment and remission. However, oral cancer can sometimes be difficult to identify because symptoms are similar to a common cold. So, how does oral cancer form and what are the warning signs? Let’s take a look: Formation of Oral Cancer Oral cancer can form on your lips, …

Vitamin C and Your Oral Health

We all know Vitamin C has many health benefits. It’s good for your skin and eyes, strengthens your immunity, and can even help prevent cancer and strokes! Vitamin C is truly amazing. But how does it help your dental health? Let’s find out:  Benefits of Vitamin C Vitamin C creates a protein called collagen, which is also infamous as the …

Dental Visit: What to Expect

Visiting us twice a year is important for your dental health. Regular dental examinations ensure that your teeth are healthy and strong. If there are any issues with your teeth, such as cavities, a dental exam will help our dentists seek them out and correct them right away. So, what can you expect from your dental visit with us? Let’s …

Impacted Teeth

So what exactly is an impacted tooth? An impacted tooth is a tooth that does not pass through the gums completely. An impacted tooth may never erupt or partially grow in. Impacted teeth occur because there is not enough space in your mouth (crowded teeth), your jaw is too small, or your teeth are tiled/sideways. Third-year molars (aka wisdom teeth) …

Post-Op: Dental Extractions

There are many reasons to undergo dental extractions, with most cases arising from tooth damage from decay or infection. A tooth may also need to be removed if your mouth is crowded or you have experienced trauma. Taking care of your teeth following an extraction is extremely important. Below are common steps that should be taken after a dental extraction …