It might sound like a broken record for us to tell you that brushing and flossing your teeth is the foundation of a healthy mouth, but it’s true––and it’s often neglected. In this blog, we’re going to look at why these two tasks are necessary for a healthy smile.
At Midtown Dental, we can say with certainty that the number one way our patients neglect their oral health is by failing to keep a regular check-up schedule. Regular visits to your dentist are vital to maintaining your oral health –– even if you think everything is fine! Continue reading to find out why we recommend visiting us 1-2 times per year.
Your dentist can see your habits like a map on your teeth. One thing we notice a lot as dentists is Bruxism. When we encounter stress and anxiety in our day to life, that can often cause physiological responses in our body, and have consequences for our teeth! This blog will tell you all about bruxism, what it encompasses, and some tips to help manage this condition.
A cavity is a permanently damaged area in the hard surface of your teeth which develops tiny openings or holes. These begin to grow as the acid produced by plaque build-up begins to damage the layers of the tooth. At Midtown Dental, we work closely with you to identify and treat cavities before they require more costly interventions, such as root canals or extraction. Depending on the nature, location and severity of damage, your dentist may recommend a dental amalgam, a composite filling, or a crown—keep reading for an overview of how they each work, plus some tips for how to avoid needing them!
At Midtown Dental, the oral hygiene of children is our specialty. The first dental visit sets the stage for healthy oral care habits, and regular dental visits can prevent anxiety and tooth decay, both of which have lasting effects for your child’s oral health. We offer the fun of Kidtown to help mitigate any anxiety and make regular dental visits exciting for our little patients!
At Midtown Dental, we emphasize preventive care and good oral hygiene habits to prevent things like cavities, halitosis, and gum disease. Cavities can happen sometimes even when we do our best. Don’t worry, we will explain what cavities are and how you can best prevent them.
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