5 Fun Ways to Get Your Child to Brush Their Teeth

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Ah, bedtime with young children. The time when some children would rather eat Brussel sprouts than brush their teeth. It can be frustrating for you, as a parent to get your kids to brush. In fact, some parents just bypass it altogether. While it’s easy to dismiss baby teeth because they’ll fall out anyway, it’s important to remember baby teeth … Read More

Can an Abscessed Tooth Kill You?

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Whether you’re just plain stubborn or you have specific reasons for putting up with a toothache;  an abscessed tooth can indeed kill you. What is an abscessed tooth? An abscessed tooth is a tooth with an infection that has spread to the root or root tip of the tooth. For a variety of reasons, bacteria got into the tooth (cavity, … Read More

West Airdrie Dentists Talk About Where You Keep Your Toothbrush

West Airdrie Dental talks about good oral hygiene.

You’ve probably heard the story about toothbrushes and toilets. The theory goes that even if it is several feet away, airborne germs from a toilet flush will infect your toothbrush with fecal bacteria. It sounds pretty scary, and many people now make sure to close the cover of their toilet before they flush. The problem is that this attitude causes … Read More

Tough Talk About Oral Cancer from West Airdrie Dentists

West Airdrie Dentists talk about oral cancer warning signs and symptoms.

No one likes to hear the word “cancer”. Oral cancer, or mouth cancer, can be especially devastating because the surgeries, radiation/chemotherapy, and other forms of treatment are typically visible on the face and neck. Oral cancer can be fatal. According to American Cancer Society statistics, more than 36,000 people were diagnosed with the disease in 2010, and almost 8,000 deaths … Read More

The Power of Flossing, According to Your West Airdrie Dentist

Did you know that you miss cleaning 35% of your tooth surfaces if you aren’t flossing? Many patients believe that regular brushing alone will give them a good report with the hygienist at their next appointment. And yes, brushing twice a day is a very important step in good oral hygiene, you’re really not reaching a lot of the cavity-causing … Read More

Do You Have Ties to George Washington?

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Contrary to popular myth, the first President George Washington never had wooden teeth. His dentures were made from ivory, gold, and other human teeth. The dentures were apparently very uncomfortable and made Washington extremely self-conscious, causing his lower lip to jut out unnaturally. Dentists weren’t very popular back then, so teeth falling out and needing to be replaced was common. … Read More

Gummy Candy and West Airdrie Dental Clinic

Yes, it’s probably common knowledge that ingesting sugar can result in cavities. Some foods are obviously worth than others in that respect. The higher sugar content is one obvious reason, but gooey, chewy candy is the worst culprit! Candy that sticks to the teeth can get stuck between the crevices of a tooth, and saliva can’t wash it away. Some … Read More