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Cannabis and Oral Health

With cannabis being legalized in Canada, it is important to discuss the use of cannabis on your oral health. Cannabis use is generally associated with oral health effects. Some conditions that are related to cannabis use include: A) Xerostomia. This is a dry mouth condition. A decrease in saliva production leads to an increase in caries, […]

Gum disease

Why prevention is the key: Just about every part of your body is susceptible to infection, even your mouth. The difficult part is that there are many factors influencing the conditions of your mouth. Things like age, race, genetics, smoking, and oral hygiene are just a few. While there are many factors that you are unable to control, […]

Dental Anxiety and How We Can Help

Many people struggle with anxiety or fear around dentistry. As someone who personally struggles with anxiety, I understand that it’s not something that is easy to overcome.  Even coming in to a dental clinic can be difficult for some people. This anxiety can come from past negative experiences or many other factors. Our overall goal […]

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 […]

October is Dental Hygiene appreciation month!

     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 foundation […]

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