Have you ever experienced a sharp pain in your teeth when consuming hot or cold foods and drinks? This is a common symptom of sensitive teeth and affects around one in eight people. But what is the cause?
Here are common cosmetic dentistry concerns and options available at the dental office to address them.
The difference between holistic dentistry and traditional dentistry and holistic techniques that may improve your oral and general health.
The sequence does matter when cleaning your teeth. Learn about the better order between flossing and brushing in this post.
Here are potential causes of tooth discolouration and some ways to minimize staining.
Learn more about cavities -how common they arein Canada, how they form, and what you can do to prevent them.
What are Dental Sealants? by: Dr. Tom Swanlund Catch Cavities Early!For many children and adults dental decay starts in the deep pits and grooves of teeth. These areas can be hard to clean and thus cavities may start. Knowing this your dentist may recommend sealants be placed on your child's teeth to help prevent dental
What is a Dental Abscess? When bacteria collects in a closed space in the body and causes an infection it is called an abscess. When an abscess forms around a tooth in the gum tissue or bone, it is called a dental abscess or a periodontal lesion. Dental abscesses can be very painful. Two types […]
We talk about reasons why the wisdom teeth may need to be removed and why you may be able to keep them. Why do wisdom teeth get removed? Should your wisdom teeth be removed or kept? Wisdom teeth, aptly named because they erupt around the age of 18 when people are presumably older and wiser, are located at the back of the mouth.
The purpose of wisdom teeth, signs they're erupting, and how to care for them. They come through between the ages of 17-25 when people are presumably wiser. Hence the term, wisdom teeth.
All about dental visits - how often you should go and why they're important.
Healthy food choices are important to sustain excellent general health as well as your oral health. The vitamins and minerals that come from healthy foods can help you fight cavities and prevent gum disease.
Keep your baby's teeth healthy and clean by brushing 2-3 x day after they erupt. You can use an infant toothbrush or even a damp washcloth to clean and remove food from the teeth
Here's why you should take bleeding gums seriously and take steps to treat it.
How the mouth is related to the heart, as various studies suggest.
With simple bad breath a few tips can help to keep your breath fresh between professional dental visits.
Most people are aware that cavities which are untreated can cause pain, infection and possibly even tooth loss. Dental decay is one of the world's most common diseases. With proper home care and regular examinations by the dentist, cavities can be prevented and detected before they cause serious damage. Cavities are caused by certain strains of oral bacteria.
Periodontal disease causes, signs and symptoms, treatment options, and prevention.
Should you still see your dentist despite the pandemic?
Do your gums bleed when you brush, eat or floss? This indicates a chronic infection is present in your mouth. Bleeding gum tissue equals infection, plain and simple. Does the skin on your arm, leg, or face bleed when you touch it? Your gums shouldn't either.
Are you hurting your teeth without you knowing it? We're aware of the importance of daily brushing and flossing, but not everyone knows about common habits that may damage the teeth. While these habits may not immediately ruin our smile, they can have a long-term impact on our oral health. Here are some of them and how you can avoid them
At Aqua Dental Wellness we work closely with patients who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea as well as with their physicians. Learn More..
Always wear your sports guard in contact sports. It doesn't hurt to be thinking about the reduction of sugary sports drinks chilling in your mouth guard.
Here at Aqua Dental Wellness we have taken all the necessary steps and precautions to ensure the safety and health of our patients and staff.
We all know the importance of visiting your dentist on a regular basis to maintain your oral health and prevent disease, but did you know that your dentist is also screening your overall health when you visit as well?
Many look at a bright smile as a standard of beauty. This idea can be largely attributed to models and personalities donning a white set of teeth. Teeth whitening has, thus, become a popular procedure for people of all ages. While it's no longer new as a form of cosmetic dentistry, you might be wondering whether it's safe.
Why do I have bad breath? Do you have bad breath?by: Dr. Tom SwanlundBad breath otherwise known as halitosis can affect anyone at one time or another. In most circumstances it is a temporary condition and due to food or beverage that was consumed prior. In other situations bad breath becomes a chronic condition and can […]
A Lifetime of Oral Health by: Dr. Tom SwanlundMost people understand that diet and exercise play a large part in keeping our bodies healthy. Besides diet and exercise practicing positive oral hygiene habits and keeping our mouths healthy go a long way in keeping our body healthy. Deficient oral hygiene habits and poor oral can health […]
8 Tips To Keep Your Mouth Healthy by: Dr. Tom Swanlund Follow these tips to keep your mouth healthy! 1. Brush at least 3x per day, preferably after breakfast, after lunch and after dinner. If you are unable to brush, drink water to naturally cleanse the food from your mouth. This can help prevent cavities. 2. […]
Cavities Are Caused by Bacteria by: Dr. Tom SwanlundCavities, simply, are openings through the protective structure of the tooth/teeth caused by infectious bacteria. The protective outer surface of the tooth is enamel. At times, due to wear and disease, other areas of tooth structure may be exposed called dentin and cementum. Enamel is the hardest/strongest structure […]
Electric or Manual Toothbrush? Electric or Manual Toothbrush?by: Dr. Tom SwanlundA recent poll on Sootoday.com showed that out of 1369 people who responded, 73% voted manual toothbrush over electric. This was not a scientific poll or study but it did show what the majority of the sootoday.com readers were using most. We have come a long […]
What is Gingivitis? Gingivitis is a common gum disease characterized by swelling and redness of the gingiva. Gingiva is the gum tissue surrounding the base of the teeth. Gingivitis is caused by the body's response to bacterial overgrowth in the mouth. Bacteria naturally exist in the mouth. Some are good and some are bad. The […]
What is Dry Mouth? Does your mouth feel dry when you wake up or even during the day? Dry mouth can be uncomfortable and can also cause bad breath. But you don't have to endure it for long. Your dental team can help you manage to treat it. Dry mouth or xerostomia is caused by […]
“Operation Esperanza” In Ecuador At the end of January, myself, my wife Julie and my son Liam had the privilege of being part of a medical/ dental mission entitled “Operation Esperanza” in Ecuador. In English, this means “Operation Hope”. Every year, this mission, organized at ground level by the local Rotary Club in Cuenca, Ecuador, […]
There are a few superfoods and beverages that can help prevent tooth decay. It is recommended to include these when snacking...
For those that live with acid reflux disease, they are all too familiar with the painful burning sensation that occurs when stomach contents come back up into the esophagus.
Teeth can be sensitive due to a variety of reasons but most of the time it is usually due to an irritation to the nerve of the tooth...
Tooth decay process Long-term tooth decay leads to holes forming in the tooth, also called a cavity. Tooth decay can be stopped and even reversed before a cavity forms. You can learn how the tooth decay process starts and how to disrupt it below.
Different Methods Of Teeth Whitening and Their Strengths & Weaknesses Dental discolouration is an incredibly common phenomenon that affects people, no matter their dental hygiene routine. No matter how often some people brush, floss, or visit the dentist, they can have persistent staining. While staining is only a cosmetic problem it can make people feel […]
Immense Benefits of Routine Dental Cleaning and Check-ups Visiting the dentist at least once a year to get a cleaning is important to keep your mouth healthy. However, many people tend to avoid it year after year until they develop problems with their teeth and gums. You may be on top of your oral hygiene […]
How 2d and 3d Dental Digital X-rays Works The digital X-Ray scanner is fixated on a rotating arm and uses digital technology, instead of previously used films, to record the images. The technique is called 3D ConeBeam because the scanner casts x rays in a cone-shaped beam. No prior preparations are needed. The patient rests […]
Looking in the mirror and noticing that you chipped a tooth isn't fun at all. Is the chipped tooth up front, or is it in the back?...
Here’s the average lifespan of dental fillings and crowns, and the factors that affect them.
Why Flossing is Important Most people who go to the dentist for cleanings have heard a lecture or two about the importance of flossing. While it may seem unimportant though, flossing is a critical part of maintaining short-term and long-term oral health. Teeth do not have two sides; they have five sides. If you only […]
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