Fluoride is a mineral that can have many positive benefits for our teeth, like reducing your risk of cavities or tooth decay. Fluoride does not directly whiten teeth but can be combined with teeth-whitening treatments to help reduce tooth sensitivity. At Southgate Dental Centre, we provide fluoride treatments with regular dental cleanings to help promote […]
Is Mouthwash Necessary?
Halitosis, or bad breath, is a common occurrence amongst Canadians. Many assume that rinsing with mouthwash morning and night is the best solution. And while that can certainly help alleviate unpleasant smells in the short-term, it’s not typically the best or most surefire solution. But if mouthwash isn’t the solution, then what is? First, flossing […]
Can Electric Toothbrushes Cause Gum Recession?
Picking an Electric Toothbrush Visiting your dentist for routine dental exams and cleanings is crucial for preventing and treating oral health problems. However, your everyday dental care also plays a significant role. Caring for your teeth and gums at home takes many forms, but the best-known practice is probably brushing your teeth. Toothbrushes are available […]
Does Toothpaste Expire?
Do you know how long your toothpaste lasts? Does it matter how long that tube has been kicking around in your bathroom? Old toothpaste is never a danger to your health. But it can lose its ability to protect your teeth over time. During your dental exam and cleaning, your dentist will make sure that […]
Does Whitening Toothpaste Work?
Making sure your teeth sparkle requires healthy oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings. But sometimes your pearly whites need extra treatment to stay, well…white. One of the ways to help accomplish this is by using whitening toothpaste. There are alternative whitening treatments to help you get that perfect smile. But whitening toothpaste is accessible and […]
How to Pick the Best Toothbrush
The toothbrush might well be one of the most important tools in your arsenal against tooth decay, along with a roll of floss. Aside from the type of toothbrush, how well you brush and how long you brush for are key factors in your oral health. In addition to brushing, interdental cleaning, like flossing, you […]
Show Your Best Smile By Following These Teeth Brushing Tips
Over 70% of Canadians are said to be brushing twice a day. If that’s the case, how is it possible for almost 60% of Canadians to have a cavity at least once in their life? Maybe the answer does not lie in how many times you brush your teeth, but rather with how you brush […]
The Truth Behind Store-Bought v. Custom Sport Mouthguards
A very intense field of study, traumatic brain injury and concussions in sport have been under a microscope lately, and rightly so. With the increasing popularity of contact sports, prevention of major injury, especially in children, is of the highest priority. Most protective gear, including body padding protection and regulation helmets, are a mandatory standard […]
Are Teeth Cleaning Trends Helping or Harming?
Today there are trends for almost everything: nutrition, fashion, tech, and even teeth. And with the advent of social media, these trends quickly gain traction and permeate into popular culture at lightning speed. After all, when you see your favourite celebrity sharing their teeth cleaning secrets and showing off their pearly whites (think: How Does […]