With the new year almost upon us, we often start thinking of complex resolutions like exercising more, eating better, or reading a new book every month. Whatever your resolutions are, make properly replacing your dental hygiene tools one of them. Whether it’s your toothbrush, the floss you’ve had for 5 years, or the tongue scraper your aunt recommended, these things all become worn and collect bacteria over time. We’re going to give you the scoop on why you should start this year fresh.
In our day to day dental practice, there are some common problems that we encounter often. Fortunately, many of them can be either reduced, or prevented altogether with good dental hygiene. We’re going to talk about what we encounter most often and how you can improve your oral health habits to avoid them.
Sometimes it’s as fast as tripping on your own two feet, and sometimes it’s a tooth you left a little longer than you should have. Whatever the cause, a dental emergency is something that needs to be taken very seriously! We’re going to talk about some common ones that we often see at Acadia Dental, and what to do if they happen to you!
Even though our little tot’s teeth are impermanent, they still need to be diligently cleaned. Encouraging good oral hygiene habits early has a long lasting positive effect on your child’s teeth and prevents future complications caused by cavities and premature tooth decay. Preventing cavities in kid’s teeth is an important part of a pediatric dentist’s job and we’re here to tell you why.
What are invisible aligners ?
Invisible aligners such as Invisalign are an alternative to metal braces for anyone who is interested in straightening their smile. They consist of a set of transparent and removable moulds that work to correct the alignment of teeth gradually over time. While they may not replace the effectiveness of metal braces for severely crooked teeth, for minor misalignments they provide a suitable solution with many benefits.
The effect of sugar on your oral health
The human mouth is host to a variety of bacteria, whose populations fluctuate based largely on your diet and oral health care habits. The key to optimal oral health is maintaining a healthy balance of these bacteria. When you expose your teeth and gums to sugary food and drinks, you are essentially feeding the bacteria that contribute to oral health issues such as bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease. You’ve probably heard your dentist tell you time and time again that sugar is bad for your oral health, but have you ever wondered what happens when sugar is reduced or removed from the equation? Keep reading to find out the four ways your oral health improves without exposure to sugar.
When it comes to your oral health, taking care of your gums is just as important as tending to your teeth. Many Saskatoon patients seeking oral health services forget to consider the health of their gums. Although easily overlooked, the gums play an important role in the protection of the teeth and underlying bones. It’s true, healthy gums are a vital component of oral health.
One of the most common dental treatments we perform in Saskatoon is to fill cavities or repair teeth damaged by decay. Fluoride is a natural mineral that contributes to strong bones and teeth. While controversy exists around the safety of fluoride, the benefits of fluoride for dental health are scientifically proven. Read on to find out more about why fluoride is good for your teeth.
Bad breath is a common condition for people of any age. It can be embarrassing, but it is preventable and treatable. Most bad breath starts in the mouth as a result of dry mouth, insufficient oral care, diet or lifestyle. Chronic malodor – also called halitosis is bad breath that doesn’t go away and may indicate a more serious problem. Here’s what the team of Saskatoon dentists at Acadia Dental Clinic think everybody should know about bad breath and halitosis.Read more
Another busy holiday season is upon us, and with it comes many opportunities to indulge in festive food, drink, and other holiday habits that are detrimental to our oral health. Of course, we want you to enjoy all that the holiday has to offer without having to worry about jeopardizing your oral health. The team of dentists at Acadia Dental Clinic in Saskatoon want to prepare you for a season of joy and bright smiles with our tips and easy tricks to support your oral health through the holidays.Read more