What is Wearing Down your Enamel?

Your tooth’s enamel is the strongest substance in your body. Keeping your enamel strong is important because it protects your teeth when chewing and crunching foods. However, over time our daily habits cause our enamel to weaken and break down. Let’s take a closer look:  Food and Beverages  When acids from food and beverages wear down our enamel, this is called …

Brushing your Teeth

Brushing your teeth every day is important to your dental health. It helps get rid of harmful plaque that can build-up and cause tooth decay, gum disease and many other dental complications. But, are you brushing your pearly whites properly? Let’s find out:  How to Brush To keep your teeth shining and healthy, it is best to brush them twice a day for two minutes. …

White Spots on Teeth

Do you have stubborn white spots on your teeth? These white spots can be due to plaque build-up, excess fluoride intake, and many other causes. Let’s take a look: Demineralization Demineralization occurs when you do not take proper care of your teeth. When you do not brush and floss your teeth on a daily basis, plaque grows and white spots …

Summer Smile Whitening Tips

Ahhh, it’s that time of year again…summer! Summer is all about beautiful weather, being with family and friends, and attending outdoor events! To keep your smile looking bright and fresh all summer long after a whitening treatment at our office, we’ve gathered together our top tips.  But first, what causes your teeth to become discolored anyway? Stains can develop on your enamel, …

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, …