Although our teeth are among the strongest materials in the human body, they are still susceptible to injury. A chipped or fractured tooth is a common, often preventable condition resulting from excessive or repetitive force or physical impact. Not all teeth break the same—there are a variety of causes and types of tooth trauma. Depending on the nature and severity of the fracture to your tooth, you may require emergency treatment. Our Saskatoon dentists give their advice on what to do if you or your child has chipped or fractured a tooth.
In Saskatoon and across North America, whiter teeth is one of the most commonly desired dental treatments. There are a plethora of ways to brighten the appearance of your smile, but not all methods are equally effective or safe. It’s important to do your research and consult your dentist before choosing a course of action. Here’s what your dentist wants you to know about tooth whitening:Read more
The promotion of lifelong oral health for any child begins through educating expectant mothers about the importance of oral care during pregnancy. As a Saskatoon dental clinic concerned about pediatric dental care, we aim to help all of our patients understand the links between oral health and overall health. Because pregnant women are even more susceptible to oral health problems and the risks associated with such problems, any prenatal care plan should include conversations about oral health. Preemptive oral health care during pregnancy is essential to ensuring the overall health of both mom and baby into the future. If you or someone close to you is expecting a child, here’s what you should know about oral health during pregnancy:
How to Prevent Dental Decay
As oral health service providers in Saskatoon, preventing dental decay is central to our goal to promote your oral health. Dental decay is a common dental problem that begins with enamel erosion and often without symptoms. As it progresses to form cavities, you may notice increased tooth sensitivity. Discomfort may be minimal at first, but can develop and worsen as the problem persists. If left untreated, dental decay can cause toothache and damage to the root canal. In order to effectively prevent dental decay from developing in your mouth, it’s helpful to understand exactly what causes the process to begin. Read more
Teething and Kids Dental Services in Saskatoon
Good pediatric dental care starts early with the education of parents! By working together with a reliable pediatric dentist in Saskatoon, a parent can start setting their baby up for a lifetime of oral health long before the first teeth come in. When parents know what to expect and understand the process of teething, they’ll be equipped to keep baby’s mouth as comfortable and healthy as possible during the transition into having teeth. Read more
To chew or not to chew? What you need to know about chewing gum and your teeth.
Any oral health services would be incomplete without a conversation about chewing gum. As your Saskatoon dental care specialists, we’re here to let you in on a little secret: not all chewing gum is made equal. You probably already know that chewing gum with sugar is no different than candy and consequently bad for your teeth. But, you might be surprised to hear that when it comes to your oral health, chewing gum is not all bad. To help you make the right choices for your teeth, this is what you should know about chewing gum.Read more
Which tooth replacement option is right for me?
There are many reasons for tooth loss. Cavities, gum disease, and injury or trauma to the face are all common causes. Regardless of why, if you are missing a tooth you probably already understand the implications this can have for the appearance of your smile and your confidence. A gap in your teeth can also influence your speech and eating. What you may not know, is that leaving a gap unfilled in the mouth can actually jeopardize the structural integrity and overall wellness of your jaw and mouth. Fortunately, you have options when it comes to replacing teeth. Read more
The History of Toothpaste
Our ancestors determined that oral cleaning meant better oral and dental health dating back to 3500-3000 BC, when the Babylonians and Egyptians fashioned early forms of toothbrushes by fraying the ends of twigs. And long before the predecessor of the toothbrush was engineered, as far back as 5000 BC in ancient Greece, people were using tooth powders to practice oral hygiene. People have been thinking of dental care long before dental clinics were established.Read more
Getting to the Root of Root Canals: What Are They and Why Do They Happen
If you’re in need of an endodontic procedure (root canal), you’re not alone. According to the American Association of Endodontists, more than 15 million endodontic procedures are performed every year. For those who may not be familiar with what a root canal entails, it is a procedure whereby a dentist or endodontist removes inflamed or infected pulp encased inside of the tooth or the dead debris of such former remnants. Next, the inside of the root canal is cleaned, shaped and internally filled. From there, a dental impression, which is a negative imprint of hard and soft tissues in the mouth, is used to create a crown that will cover the tooth. In this article, we will take a closer look at what this type of dentistry entails and why it may be needed.Read more
Oral Fixations and How they Ruin your Smile
Many individuals can be found chewing or having something in their mouths, whether that is a toothpick, pens, one’s thumb, or a cigarette. We want to keep our mouth occupied, as it can relieve our nerves for the time being.
Remember in middle and high school when you had a big test, and when pondering over a question, you found yourself chewing on the end of your pen or pencil? You were not hungry, but you find yourself doing this peculiar behavior multiple times. It makes you feel comfortable or allows you to vent your frustration physically without causing harm to others. This is an oral fixation.
People with an oral fixation need some type of oral or mouth stimulation. As you got older, you noticed your smile isn’t the same as it used to be. The culprits are the items one puts in their mouth or activities that harm their oral health. The common form of oral fixation are chewing on pens or pencils and smoking.Read more