Year: 2019

Periodontal (Bone Disease) and Its Implications in Men’s General Health

I thought, as we have just concluded Movember – the month of good and bad facial hair, to raise awareness of men’s health issues. It would be appropriate to write a blog on how periodontal disease affects men’s health. Periodontal disease, or as I like to call it, bone disease, is a chronic inflammatory condition […]

Dental Microscope at Braeside Dental Clinic

Dentistry has undergone many advances in the last 50 years. One of the most significant aspects of its advance can be attributed to the use of magnification and additional light sources. When I started practicing nearly 26 years ago, the number of practitioners using magnification loops was small. When I started using magnification loops with […]

Regular Dental Hygiene Therapy

       Fall isn’t just for big comfy sweaters and pumpkin spice everything; it is also for dental hygiene appreciation month! So lets talk about why having regular dental hygiene therapy is so important to maintain optimal oral health. Prevention is cheaper in the long run. Having regular hygiene appointments not only keep the […]

Children’s First Dental Visit “Happy Visit”

  Your child’s first visit to the Dentist should be around the age of one, unless you have any concerns.  We call this first visit a “Happy Visit”. We want this to be a happy, positive experience for your child. It is also a great opportunity for parents to share any concerns or get answers […]

A Dental Guide for Older Adults

  As we age, or become a caregiver to those who raised us, we see greater changes in teeth and gums. These changes require more care, rather than less.  As well, older adults have greater challenges with: Missing teeth Heavily restored teeth Higher rates of gum/periodontal disease Very high rates of tooth decay Higher rates […]

Why is flossing so important?

  Oral hygiene and the use of interdental aids are pivotal for the preservation of oral health. The accumulation of Bio-film, plaque, and calculus are still considered the leading cause of gingivitis, with the potential to lead to an onset of periodontal disease (Gum and bone disease). Since soft plaque begins to harden on the […]

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