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Gum or periodontal diseases are one of the leading causes of tooth loss. Most of these diseases begin with a simple inflammation of the gums that starts spreading rapidly if left untreated. However, periodontal disease can be quite easily controlled simply by following healthy dental habits. Here are some ways you can protect your gums...
Smile. Do you like that curve? While your teeth form only a small portion of your body, they dictate your image and looks to a great extent. Don’t worry, it is quite easy to maintain your teeth and turn that smile into one you love and cherish. Here’s a small compilation of some easy ways to get a glowing smile. The...
Healthy teeth are everyone’s wish, however, while your dental hygiene plays an important role in the health of your teeth, about 60% of the risk for tooth decay appears to be due to genetic factors. Scientists have identified five areas where genes play a role in tooth decay: sweet preference, tooth enamel, taste ability, saliva...
For those of you who feel squeamish about fillings for cavities, there is good news.  Researchers at King’s College in London are developing a procedure called “electrically accelerated and enhanced remineralization” that uses low frequency currents to assist teeth in healing without the feared drill. How it works? Through...
Are you hesitant to move closer to your partner due to bad breath from either one of you? It is no secret that bad breath can interfere with the intimacy in relationships. Let’s be honest, bad breath is a big turnoff. Bad breath can be caused by a variety of factors: Food Odours Some foods while are quite tasty can cause...
Are you brushing the right way? While you may think so, check out some of the most common mistakes people make when brushing to find out. Brushing Only Teeth It’s great you are brushing your teeth, however, are you brushing your tongue and roof of your mouth also? Bacteria also deposits here causing bad breath, so make sure you...
Has your baby or toddler visited the dentist yet? If not, then you may want to read more. The Canadian Dental Association’s recommendation is that children visit a dentist within 6 months of the arrival of their first tooth, or by age 1. However, in reality, less than 2% of children under age 2 have actually seen a dentist....
Have you noticed that people who smile more have beautiful teeth? Having white teeth increases your confidence and lets you smile and laugh freely without feeling insecure and shy about your smile. However, there is no reason you need to hide your smile. At Markham NS Dental, we can talk to you about our safe and effective procedures...
May 11, 14 Happy Mother’s Day! In honour of Mother’s Day, we thought we would share some oral health tips for women. Women are so good at taking care of the needs of others, their husbands, children, parents and relatives that sometimes they forget to take care of their own. Tip 1: Brush and floss daily....
Looking for love and work with no success? Well, you may not have to look far: a study by Procter and Gamble revealed that whiter teeth could lead to greater success in work and love success. When you have beautiful white teeth, you are more likely to smile and be comfortable in social settings, which as a direct impact on social...
There are foods that heal, and foods that harm. Some foods are not good for your teeth, and its best to avoid them for good oral health. Dried Fruit It may be easy to snack on dried fruit, but did you know that dried fruit is full of sugar? Plus, since dried fruit is so sticky, it can easily get stuck in...
Throat Lozenges Throat lozenges are high in sugar, and sucking on them leaves the sugar sticking to your teeth, resulting in potential tooth decay. It’s imperative to remember to brush after sucking on throat lozenges. Apple and Orange Juice Fruity juices are very sugary and often times, when told to drink more fluids...
Weekend plans? Why not make plans to visit your dentist on the weekend? The weekend is all fun and games, but it is also a time to get caught up on all that has been delayed. Visiting the dentist is important for kids, and making time this weekend should be a priority. A ...
Have you been taking good care of your teeth? Or are your horrible habits running them? How many of the habits below are you guilty of? Our advice? Nix these habits in bud, and stop now! Biting ice cubes Did you bite and chew your ice cubes the last time you had a drink? You may want to think again next time,...
Are dental x-rays necessary? With some people saying that x-rays carry too much radiation, it is natural to be concerned whether dental x-rays are necessary. Dental x-rays give your dentist the full picture behind your teeth, much like a blood test you do with your doctor. Dental x-rays reveals much more than is visible to the...

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