Bleeding After Flossing

You’ve brushed your teeth regularly since you were young. You know that regular brushing keeps plaque and cavities at bay, and you recognise that brushing keeps bad breath under control.

Furthermore, you enjoy swishing your mouth with antibacterial rinse. You know that mouthwash plays an important role in the fight against gum disease, and you’ve used the rinse to soothe irritated canker sores.

But you absolutely dread one step in your daily and nightly dental routine: flossing. Every time you floss, your gums feel sore and irritated. And when your gums bleed, you wonder if you cause more harm than good.

Are you doing something wrong?


5 Easy Goals

Each day, week and month presents countless opportunities to set goals, improve your health and better your lifestyle. But of course, New Year’s Day, in particular, is the perfect time to make resolutions to follow for the rest of the year.

As you set goals in the upcoming days and weeks, don’t forget to account for your oral health. When you commit to taking care of your teeth, you not only ensure your teeth stay in good shape but you also improve your smile’s appearance.

Not sure what resolutions to make? Try these five suggestions.


4 Foods

To take proper care of your smile, you know that you should brush your teeth twice daily, floss at least once per day and visit your dentist twice a year. But did you know that you can do a few other things at home to ensure your oral health?

In a previous blog, we mentioned five easy goals for healthier teeth. One of those goals included eating fibre-rich foods each day. These foods stimulate saliva production, strengthening your enamel and clearing away loose food particles.

But fibre-rich foods aren’t the only foods you can consume to improve your oral health. Below, you’ll find a list of five different foods you can eat and drink to maintain a healthy smile.


Parent’s Guide

One of the best features of a baby is his or her smile. Therefore, it’s important that every baby tooth develops properly. Poor dental hygiene in infants could cause tooth loss, illness or speech-development difficulties later in the child’s life.

To make sure your child has the best dental care possible, start to prepare for that first tooth now by practicing safe dental hygiene. Here are some ways you can promote good dental hygiene for your baby.


About Happy Gas

Nitrous oxide, more colloquially known as ‘laughing gas’ or ‘happy gas,’ has become a standard sedation option in many dental offices. However, new patients may mistake portrayals of happy gas in popular media for how they’ll experience this technique.

This misunderstanding can make patients hesitate to take advantage of this option or overlook it altogether. In this blog, we answer four of the most common questions patients have about happy gas.