oral hygiene

  • 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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  • X-PUR CariØ

    Our office has tried the new X-PUR CariØ, and here are our thoughts! Great taste, gentle toothpaste, and effective at preventing cavities. It is a non-fluoride toothpaste, with a new 25% Xylitol formulation. It helps control the cavity-causing bacteria, and prevents plaque formation. It works during the colonization and adhesion…

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  • Your Pets Teeth

    Does your Pet get regular dental care? Ultimately, keeping up with your pet's teeth is just as important as feeding them a healthy diet daily. Pets can get gum disease just like us. The key to managing dental health is through prevention. Preventing gum disease can help prevent serious health…

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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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  • Halloween Candy – How to Maintain Good Oral Health

    Halloween can be a fun and exciting time of year… filled with costumes, pumpkin carvings, and of course – candy! Many parents fear this holiday, due to the immense amount of sugar and treats their children will have. However, Halloween can be a wonderful time to teach your children good…

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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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  • Dental Health for Athletes

    Did you know that energy and sports drinks are linked to poor dental health among athletes? Sports drinks were originally developed to improve hydration and performance in athletes taking part in high intensity sporting events. These drinks contain high amounts of carbohydrates (sugars), salt, and citric acid. These ingredients create…

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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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