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How Long Does Numbing Last After the Dentist?

A young boy receiving local anesthetic during a dental appointment.

Usually, you can expect the sensation to fade within a few hours. But sometimes, it may take until the next morning for your mouth to feel completely normal again. Shorting-acting local anesthetic can last 1–3 hours, long-lasting local anesthetic can last 2–5 hours, and extra long-lasting local anesthetic can last up to 8 hours. […]

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10 Tips to Prevent Gum Recession

A close up of a mouth and teeth showing gum recession due to tooth brush abrasion also known as brushing too hard.

Gum recession is a common dental issue. Caused by a combination of lifestyle, environmental, and hygiene factors, this condition leads to the gums pulling away from the teeth. Gum recession can create pockets for bacteria to breed and thrive, which can lead to all kinds of dental conditions. But how do you prevent gum recession? […]

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What Is Laser Dentistry?

A dental patient having a laser dentistry treatment.

Dentistry is a constantly-changing field full of technical innovations, and one of the most revolutionary techniques used in today’s day and age is laser dentistry. This technique offers a modern approach to traditional dentistry by targeting specific areas with remarkable accuracy, allowing for an effective way to address many common dental issues. This innovative technology […]

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What Is the Canada Dental Benefit? Your FAQs Answered

A child with dental bib sitting in the dentist office, smiling and looking directly at the camera

Everyone needs dental care, especially children. Dental exams, crowns, and restorative dental services are necessary to protect your family’s health. No one should lose access to dental care because of financial trouble, and the Canada Dental Benefit was recently launched to help support this need. You likely have several questions about this benefit, which we […]

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