Friday, May 11th, 2018
Its great to be outside and work out in a beautiful place like Kitsilano! There’s lots of local places to go to be active regularly, below are just a few.
Cycling is great for the environment and is a great way to get some exercise during your day. Kitsilano has a lot of bike lanes that make for easy access around the area. Take your bike to work or to the park for some exercise and fresh air, especially in the summer. Cycling is a great way to get some cardio that can increase your cardiovascular system and break a sweat. It can also help you get to your destination faster by avoiding traffic. Just make sure to wear bright clothing at night to make sure that you are visible and safe.
Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
Some dental symptoms need to be addressed urgently to prevent tooth decay and loss. If you experience any of these symptoms, then you need to book an appointment to see us as soon as possible.
1. Bleeding From The Gums
Bleeding or sore gums can be a sign of gingivitis, an inflammation of the gum tissue often caused by the presence of dental bacteria. Gingivitis can lead on to serious periodontal disease, so you should get your painful gums checked out by a dentist without delay.
Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
A healthy smile starts with a healthy lifestyle. Not only do you need to clean your teeth regularly, but you also need to think about the things you put into your body, and take advantage of the preventative care offered by your dentist. Here are three lifestyle tips that can help to keep your teeth strong and beautiful.
1. Quit Smoking
Smoking has negative effects on your whole body, but it can be truly disastrous for your oral health. Smoking tobacco causes teeth to take on an unpleasant yellow shade, which can dull down the brightness of your smile. But the effects of smoking go far deeper than just affecting the colour of your teeth: it also increases the risk of gum disease and oral cancer. Kicking the habit will not only help to protect your body; it will also give you a healthier, more beautiful smile.
2. Eat a Healthier Diet
The foods you eat can have a big impact on your dental health. Consuming a varied diet that contains plenty of vitamins and calcium allows your body to build strong, healthy teeth. However, if you wash healthy foods down with cola, your smile will still suffer. Try to ditch carbonated beverages, which contain acids that harm your teeth, in favour of unsweetened drinks such as water, herbal tea or milk.
3. Visit the Dentist Regularly
Your dentist is your best ally in the fight against tooth decay, so don’t avoid attending appointments. Dentistry today is a largely pain-free experience, thanks to a range of anesthetic and sedation options that can help you relax or remove feeling in part of your mouth, so there is no need to fear dental treatments.
No matter how busy you are, you should attend regular dental check-ups. If you wait until you are actually in pain, then you will miss the chance to fix minor problems early using non-invasive procedures. Make time to visit the dentist regularly, and if you do experience concerning changes in your mouth between check ups, get in touch as soon as possible to get the problem checked out quickly.
Friday, April 13th, 2018
Wisdom teeth are formally referred to as the ‘third molars’. Third molars adopted the commonly used name ‘wisdom teeth’ because they appear much later than other teeth. Wisdom teeth appear at an age where people are presumably ‘wiser’ than as a child when the other teeth had already erupted.
An individual’s first molars usually erupt at 6 years of age, his/her second molars at an average age of 12 and his/her third molars between the ages of 17 and 21 years, the so called ‘age of wisdom.’
If wisdom teeth grow into the mouth in a proper orientation and relationship to opposing teeth and if they allow the surrounding gums to be kept clean, Wisdom teeth can be functional and useful. Otherwise, various complications can occur.
Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
Here are ten interesting things that perhaps you didn’t know about your teeth and oral care in general.
1-If you don’t floss; you actually miss cleaning approximately 40% of the surface of a tooth.
2-The average North American, will spend a total of 38 days brushing their teeth over a lifetime
3-The average person only brushes approximately 45 seconds. It is recommend that you brush your teeth for approximately two minutes
Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
We all know that toothpaste is used to brush your teeth, but did you know that toothpaste also has some other interesting and effective uses? The properties in toothpaste, including it’s texture and smell, makes toothpaste an extremely versatile product.
Check out some of these other uses for toothpaste!
Friday, March 9th, 2018
What is a periodontist? By this point, you’ve already discovered it’s a specialized form of dentistry. These doctors spend an average of three extra years studying the supporting structures of your teeth—also known as your periodontium.
The periodontium is made up of a number of different structures such as the gingiva (gums), the alveolar bone (which holds your tooth sockets), cementum (which covers the root of your tooth), and the periodontal ligament (this connects your tooth to the alveolar bone.)
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
That little bit of blood in the sink after you finishing brushing your teeth is never something to ignore. While bleeding gums is quite common, leaving it untreated can cause an array of damage to your mouth and the rest of your body.
To nurse those sore, inflamed gums back to health, we need to be aware of what causes it in the first place. Although a multitude of reasons could be the culprit, the general and most common is gingivitis—inflamed gums due to plaque build-up. Plaque is a bacterial film that gets into the hard to clean places between your teeth and around your gums (this is why flossing is so important.) This plaque build-up also cause gums to recede, and when the plaque doesn’t get removed, it hardens into to tartar. This can progress gingivitis to periodontitis and jawbone disease. Even worse, once your gums are bleeding due to the plaque, the bacteria can sneak directly into your blood stream via the ulcerations on your gum tissue and lead to stroke and cardiovascular disease.
Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
What makes our teeth decay?
If you’ve ever had a cavity, you’ve experienced decaying of your teeth. But why do teeth decay and what are some of the causes?
Tooth decay occurs when an acidic, tacky film called ‘plaque’ forms up on your teeth and begins to break down the surface of your teeth. Plaque is formed when small food particles are combined with bacteria in your mouth and saliva.
Sugary drinks and food containing sugar, as well as food and drinks high in carbohydrates are turned into energy by the bacteria in plaque and at the same time, produce acid. The acid, plaque and bacteria, all play a role in tooth decay.
Friday, February 2nd, 2018
Gingivitis is a type of periodontal disease that impacts the gums. Gingivitis occurs when plaque and tartar form and build up on the teeth. The bacteria in plaque and tarter can cause the teeth to decay, and the gums to become inflamed and bleed.