Are your little ones excited about Halloween? We bet they can’t wait to put on their costume and get out there for a scary good time! Not to mention all the sweets and treats they are sure to collect! And while Halloween is a fun time of year, it can be a bit of a nightmare for teeth.
Most of us now know that smoking is bad for our health. It can cause various health problems including life threatening diseases like lung cancer. However, the effects of smoking on your oral health can be just as severe. How does smoking impact the appearance and health of your mouth and gums? Read on to learn more about smoking and your oral health.
The yearly dentist visit, likely not an appointment you particularly look forward to, but one that is very important nonetheless. Undergoing a dental examination at least once a year, if not every six months, is key to ensuring your teeth and gums are healthy. Routine checkups and cleanings can prevent cavities, diseases and other oral health problems.
Mouth cancer or oral cancer can be defined as the abnormal growth and spread of cells in the mouth. These “mutations” can cause damage to surrounding tissues. In 2009, Health Canada estimated that there would be 3,400 new cases of oral cancer in Canada. Read on to discover the causes, symptoms and treatment of oral cancer.
Oral hygiene is important to your overall health. Taking care of your teeth and gums will not only give you a pretty smile but can also impact your self-esteem and confidence. Furthermore, poor oral hygiene can have negative impacts on your health and well-being. Here are five benefits to maintaining good oral hygiene.