Did you know there is often gluten in toothpaste? It's because gluten is a nice, sticky protein that helps the toothpaste stay, well, a paste. Corn and grain-based starches have long been the best way to thicken and stabilize toothpaste. For most people, this is not a problem. However, we all ingest … [Read more...]
I had a root canal 5 years ago. What do I do now?
If you're one of the millions of people who has received root canal therapy over the last few years, then you're probably wondering what you can do to keep your teeth healthy and safe. Luckily, in the majority of cases your root canal should be absolutely fine if you continue to practice good … [Read more...]
Regular Cleaning vs Deep Cleaning: What’s the difference?
Regular dental checkups and cleanings are essential for good oral health. But what if the dentist advises you need a deep cleaning to treat gingivitis or periodontal disease? Let’s take a look at why different dental cleaning types are sometimes needed and what to expect. How Gum Disease … [Read more...]
Gum disease affects more than just gums
Your oral health is known as a window to your overall health placing even greater emphasis on good oral hygiene practices. To understand how gum disease can affect wellness, let’s explore what gum disease is, how it can harm the body, and ways to protect and improve your oral health. What is Gum … [Read more...]
Porcelain Veneers vs. Teeth Whitening Pros & Cons
Your teeth experience a tremendous amount of use and are exposed to a wide range of stain- causing food and drink. It’s no wonder that teeth become discolored or are just not as white as they could be. Because your smile helps to make a good first impression, you owe it to yourself to explore how … [Read more...]