DIY Teeth Whitening Trends: Fact Or Fiction?

TRENDS IMPACT JUST about every aspect of life, from slang and fashion to which toys are collectibles this year and which fad diet everyone’s aunt is doing. Most trends are harmless symptoms of an ever-evolving society and culture, but when they affect the ways we take care of ourselves, they can become serious. In recent years, do-it-yourself teeth whitening has been a “trendy” topic, so let’s take a look at a few of the more popular methods. Charcoal Versus Tooth Enamel As counterintuitive as it seems to rub black powder on your teeth and expect them to become whiter, the rationale behind the idea makes sense. Charcoal is extremely porous and absorbent, and has been used even in hospitals to safely neutralize toxins. In theory, it could do the same for [...]

By | 2017-10-27T02:28:29+00:00 November 6th, 2017|General|Comments Off on DIY Teeth Whitening Trends: Fact Or Fiction?

Your Kids Will Love Flossing With GumChucks®!

WE’VE SAID IT TIME AND TIME AGAIN… flossing is essential for a healthy mouth! But it’s not always the most enjoyable task of the day, especially for kids. If you’re looking for an easier way to help your kids floss–and have fun while they’re at it–we’ve got just the product for you! GumChucks® Make Flossing Easy And Fun GumChucks are a flossing system that’s designed to not only make flossing easier for your kids, but also help them floss correctly. And when your floss looks like miniature nunchucks, there’s no doubt some fun will ensue! Here’s why we love GumChucks: Functional design promotes correct “C” shape flossing technique as recommended by the Canadian Dental Association  The two-handled system makes flossing easy for kids with limited dexterity Long handles make for [...]

By | 2017-08-11T22:49:01+00:00 May 13th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Your Kids Will Love Flossing With GumChucks®!

What Causes Stained Teeth?

WE OFTEN TAKE STEPS to achieve that sparkling white smile when we brush in the morning and before we go to bed. The truth is, what we consume throughout the day is often the largest contributor to whether or not our smile will light up a room.Although there are several causes for tooth discolouration, we can separate them into three basic categories: intrinsic, extrinsic, and age-related discolouration. Here’s how each affects your teeth, and what you can do to ensure a life full of bright, healthy smiles.Food And Drink Are Large Contributors To Surface StainsExtrinsic tooth discoloration occurs when the enamel—the outer layer of the tooth—becomes stained. These stains are caused by pigments, acidic content, and other chemical factors (natural or artificial) present in things we enjoy eating and drinking. A few [...]

By | 2017-08-13T15:20:43+00:00 June 30th, 2016|General|Comments Off on What Causes Stained Teeth?

Saliva: The Unsung Hero of Oral Health

EVER THINK ABOUT HOW GREAT your saliva is? Probably not. We’d love to enlighten you! Saliva has an all-important role in your oral and digestive health. Saliva Has Many Important Functions Our bodies make two to four pints of saliva a day. That means that over a lifetime, a person will create enough saliva to fill two swimming pools! So, why is saliva important? Well, there’s more than one answer to that. Besides allowing us to give wet willies or make spit wads when we were kids, our saliva has many important functions. First, saliva aids in digestion. It begins the process of breaking down food and helps us chew, taste and swallow. In fact, without our spit, we wouldn’t be able to taste at all! Additionally, saliva is essential to maintaining our oral health. Our [...]

By | 2017-08-13T15:32:01+00:00 May 19th, 2016|General|Comments Off on Saliva: The Unsung Hero of Oral Health

Are Sports and Energy Drinks Damaging Your Teeth?

DRINKING ENERGY AND SPORTS DRINKS on a regular basis is becoming increasingly popular, especially among young people. But did you know that these drinks can be extremely damaging to your teeth? Sports and Energy Drinks Are Highly Acidic It’s important to remember the purposes of these drinks so you don't consume them more often than you should. Energy drinks may provide a quick pick-me-up during a long day at work, but did you know drinking one or more energy drinks everyday can damage your teeth in the long run. Sports drinks were made to keep your body hydrated and energized during bouts of intense or prolonged exercise. While they may be beneficial during a good workout, these drinks should never take the place of water  Both energy and sports drinks are highly acidic and [...]

By | 2016-04-27T11:59:17+00:00 April 27th, 2016|General|Comments Off on Are Sports and Energy Drinks Damaging Your Teeth?