1. 4 Steps to Encouraging a Child to Brush More Frequently

    Why do kids become so resistant to brushing their teeth? That’s a difficult question to answer, and while every child is different, it could be related to the fact they don’t seem to get any enjoyment out of it, it is viewed as a chore, or they don’t see the benefits of doing something like that for themselves. Here are four steps you might consider taking to encourage your child to brush mo…Read More

  2. Crooked Teeth, Flossing, and 3 Ways to Improve this Important ‘Habit’

    For those who have crooked teeth or some other issues that make it difficult to floss, here are three ways you can improve this habit over time. Choose the right type of floss. A waxed floss may be more practical for somebody with crooked teeth. Some of those teeth can be wedged together, making it extremely difficult to maneuver floss between them. However, if your dentist can do it, so can you. …Read More

  3. Hard Bristle Toothbrushes and How They Can Damage Your Teeth

    Brushing your teeth is incredibly important, but technique and the type of toothbrush you use can have a big influence on whether or not it’s doing the right type of job for your teeth. The best type of toothbrush to use is either a soft or medium bristled one. A lot of people immediately pick up a hard bristle toothbrush because they assume it’s going to clean their teeth much more effectivel…Read More

  4. 4 Relaxation Techniques that May Help on Your Next Dental Visit

    Heading to the dentist for a regular visit can cause anxiety and stress for many people. Even if you take care of your teeth properly, brushing and flossing at least twice a day and rinsing with mouthwash when you do, that doesn’t mean you’re completely in the clear with regard to potential oral health problems. Your dentist could find a cavity, a crack in the tooth, gum disease, or other issu…Read More

  5. 3 Ways Your Oral Health Affects Overall Health

    The body is an incredible system. Just about every single component of the human body can affect other areas of health and well-being. When you are focused on maintaining proper oral health, it has a direct and positive influence on your overall health. There are number of ways this happens. One of the most significant is that when people don’t brush and floss on a regular basis, they are not ge…Read More

  6. With Proper Dental Care, You Don’t Have to Hide Your Smile Anymore

    You may have a tendency to hide your smile because of the poor condition of your teeth. Maybe you brush regularly, floss every once in a while, and rinse with mouthwash every night, but that might not be enough to help avoid stained teeth. You also may have some bad habits that could be staining your teeth, causing you to feel self-conscious about them when you smile. If you drink a lot of coffee …Read More

  7. 3 Steps to Fresher Breath

    If you’re concerned about your breath, it could be directly linked to your oral care. If you don’t brush your teeth, floss, and rinse with mouthwash at least twice a day, morning and night, it can lead to halitosis, more commonly referred to as bad breath. That can have a direct impact on the rest your life, including your self-confidence and willingness to be close to other people. Even if yo…Read More

  8. 4 Reasons Once-a-Year Dental Visits Aren’t Enough

    It’s probably easy to assume that just getting to the dentist once a year is enough to take care of your teeth. It’s not. There are plenty of reasons why dentists recommend getting a regular cleaning every six months, and here are four of those reasons to make it more often than just once a year. Reason #1: It helps to keep your teeth white. When you have white teeth, you usually have a much m…Read More

  9. What does it mean to be proactive with regard to oral health care?

    When you are proactive about your oral health, you will be brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash at least twice every day. It’s best to brush after every meal, but that’s not always practical, especially for people when they’re out at work. Being proactive about your oral care also includes visiting the dentist every six months for regular cleaning and checkup. During those regular …Read More

  10. Dental Care on a Budget: 4 Tips to Help Save Money without Sacrificing Oral Health

    Being on a budget can be difficult, especially if you have a lot of things that need to be done. Living in Canada, we enjoy free basic healthcare, but that doesn’t include dental coverage. That means, unless you have some type of dental insurance, you will need to pay for dental care out of your own pocket. This is one reason why so many people avoid going to the dentist; they simply don’t bel…Read More