Infant Oral Care
Many parents often wonder when to bring their infant in for their first dental visit, and often times have many questions on how to take care of their infant's oral health. This article will help answer some of those questions! When should my baby's first teeth come in? You should expect the first tooth to show between 4-6 months. Although most babies do not get teeth till 6 months old, it is still very important to care for their oral health early on. It is a good idea to ge
What happens during a dental checkup?
We all know someone who is afraid of the dentist or perhaps, you are afraid of the dentist yourself. This fear can come from a bad experience from a previous visit, or because of the uncertainty that comes with each appointment. Fear not however, our dentists are here to make sure you are comfortable and well aware of what goes on during each appointment! If you have been holding back on making an appointment with the dentist and want to know what goes on during a checkup and
* No Copyright Infringement Is Intended There are many different types of mouth sores that can develop in or around the mouth. Many of them can be painful and unsightly. If your mouth sore does not go away within a week or 10 days, it is important to consult your dentist as it may be a sign of something more serious. Getting your mouth sore diagnosed early can eliminate further complications and get you on your way to feeling better much faster! Here are 3 common types of mou
What exactly is plaque?
We've all heard about dental plaque and generally know what it is, but not many know about its causes and effects and how it is different from tartar. What is plaque? Plaque is a sticky, colourless film of bacteria that constantly forms on our teeth and along the gum line. Believe it or not, everyone develops plaque because bacteria are constantly growing in our mouths and can be hard to see with the naked eye. Plaque that is not removed from around the gum line can cause inf
Happy Canada Day!
It's that time of the year again, Canada Day! While we all party the long weekend away and eat our hearts out, a dental emergency may happen at any moment. Maybe while eating some ribs or a corn on the cob, who knows? One thing for sure is, dental emergencies seem to happen at the worst possible times! What can be worse than having a dental emergency on Canada Day, and then realizing that all the dental offices are closed for the long weekend?! We understand our patients and
Oral Health and Smoking
Smoking can have major and detrimental effects on the health of your teeth, gums, mouth and throat. Some commonly seen problems caused by smoking include the staining of teeth and bad breath. Although these problems may be annoying and unpleasant, they are not a threat to health. However, smoking may contribute to unseen and far more serious conditions such as: - Gum disease that results in tooth loss - Increased risk of tooth decay - Leukoplakia: White patches in the mouth t
Periodontal disease is the inflammation and infection of the gums. More often than not, it is caused by plaque, a thick and sticky film of bacteria that builds up on the surface of teeth. When not removed, plaque can harden to become calculus, also known as tartar. Plaque and calculus are caused by poor oral hygiene. In the early stages of gum disease, bacteria in plaque and calculus can damage the gums and cause gingivitis, which is an inflammation of the gums. Gingivitis ca
Dental bonding is a safe, strategic procedure that uses a type of dental material – in this case, composite resin to reshape misaligned, injured, or decayed teeth. Bonding is an easy treatment that requires little if any advanced preparation and usually no enamel reduction. It’s tooth-colored resin material (a durable plastic material) is applied and hardened with a special light, which ultimately “bonds” the material to the tooth to restore or improve person’s smile. It can
Night Guards Many people clench or grind their teeth during their sleep or in the day without even knowing it. If you frequently wake up with a sore jaw, a dull headache or tooth pain, you might be suffering from a condition called bruxism. Bruxism, or teeth grinding, can be caused by stress, or even when the upper and lower teeth do not fit properly in an ideal bite amongst other reasons. The grinding of teeth causes damage to the surfaces of the teeth and even to existing r
Richmond Dentist Dentudio provide porcelain veneers to correct colour, shape, size of your teeth with porcelain veneers.