Oral Health and Tips

  • 6 Causes of Bad Breath and How to Treat It

    Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be an embarrassing problem. A supply of breath mints may not be enough. While nearly everyone has had an experience with bad breath at some point, Scientific American reports that 25 % of people worldwide experience chronic halitosis. There are many causes and…

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  • Say Cheese! Research Shows Smiling Promotes Longevity and Happiness.

    We have spent most of our early years smiling, but are you still smiling? In a recent TED Talk, Ron Gutman, CEO and founder of HealthTap, discussed the results of various studies on smiling. Thanks to 3D ultrasounds, it has been shown that developing babies actually smile in the womb.…

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  • How Often Should You Go for Dental Exams

    You brush your teeth every day, after every meal. You probably also floss once a day (if you don’t you really should). But taking care of your mouth is not just about cleaning: it is important to visit your dentist regularly to check your oral health and to be sure…

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  • What is Gum Disease?

    At Third Street Dental, our team of dentists and hygienists boast decades of expertise in all facets of dental care. From general hygiene to more invasive surgeries and procedures, you can trust that you and your family are in great hands the minute you step into our office. Some dental…

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  • Tips for Better Oral Health This Easter

    Easter weekend is here, and that also means a visit from the Easter bunny and all the chocolate goodies! It can be difficult for parents to manage all the sugary treats. Here are some tips to keeping healthy teeth and preventing cavities this Easter holiday.

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  • Tips to Help Break the Soother or Thumb-Sucking Habit

    Sucking is one of an infant’s natural reflexes! Many children begin sucking a thumb or finger at a very young age. Infants and young children may suck on thumbs, other fingers, pacifiers or other objects. It makes them feel secure, relaxed and it helps them learn about their world.  According…

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  • Back to School Dental Tips

    As summer holidays come to a close, parents and children of all ages begin to plan for a new back-to-school routine. The start of school brings new beginnings– new clothes, new friends, a new teacher and new activities. This is also a good time of year to establish a healthy…

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  • 10 Tips to a Beautiful White Smile

    Healthy white teeth require healthy Enamel. This is the outermost part of the Tooth. Preserving the enamel is essential, as it can never grow back. Once this hard, white part of the tooth is lost, teeth become darker in colour. At my North Vancouver dental practice, I get asked a…

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