Thursday, August 27, 2015
White is considered by most people as the ideal colour for their teeth. The truth, however, is that the natural colour of teeth ranges from light grey to yellowish shades, and teeth are not naturally meant to be completely white. This does not mean that most Canadians won’t stop at nothing to achieve a more brilliant set of pearly whites. Teeth do more than just aid you in talking and chewing, for these can also make or break your appearance. It doesn’t help that your teeth naturally gradually darken as you age, and it can happen earlier when you consume more teeth-staining food and drinks and use tobacco products. Fortunately, dental experts have the solution to your pearly whites, and reveal the best-kept secrets to gaining that whiter smile you’ve always dreamed of.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Maintenance of proper dental health starts at a young age. You’ll want a dentist to check your child’s teeth as he grows and make sure that his pearly whites are straight and cavity-free. Then again, you ought to know that the dental needs of children are different from those of an adult. Fortunately, there are dentists who are trained in handling the dental and oral care needs of young patients. Special Needs Require Special Training Needless to say, the best dentist in Guelph for your child is someone trained in pediatric dentistry like Dr. Shivesh Ruparelia of the Woolwich Dental Group. There are specific needs that children have when it comes to their dental health. For one, since children have their teeth growing in, it is possible for them to develop incorrectly.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, is the federal agency responsible for the enforcement of safety measures in any workplace, including every Guelph dental office. Basically, the OSHA sets up guidelines in these establishments to keep people safe while they are working. The guidelines that OSHA has set up for dental offices are very strict and must be followed to the letter to ensure the safety of dental practitioners—and their patients as well. From the patient’s point of view, the OSHA guidelines for the dental office make sure that your dentist in Guelph is working safely and following the necessary procedures in order to keep you, his patient, healthy. Dentists are doctors, too; so just like any medical building, a dental office must be kept hazard-free.
The word “oral” refers to anything that relates to the mouth. This includes your gums, tongue, jawbone, supporting tissues, and most of all, your teeth. That said, good oral health doesn’t only mean you have shiny white, perfectly aligned teeth—you likewise need to ensure that the rest of your mouth is well-taken care of as well. After all, oral health affects your entire body, so maintaining good oral health is essential to the maintenance of your total well-being. Conversely speaking, your oral health condition may also be indicative of your body’s overall condition. Many diseases like diabetes, malnutrition, and cancer can cause oral health problems such as mouth sores, periodontitis, gingivitis, and even tooth loss. For people afflicted with disease and other health conditions, regular visits to a dentist in Guelph are a must.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Gum or periodontal disease is one of the most common reasons for tooth loss among adults in Canada. All forms of this disease begin with a condition called gingivitis, characterized by reddening and bleeding of the gums when brushing. Anyone may experience gum disease at any time, but its symptoms are usually not evident and it develops without pain. Some people only discover that they have the condition when they are already suffering from severe bone loss or one of their teeth falls off. Despite the sneaky development of periodontal disease, residents around Guelph can prevent this oral problem through proper oral hygiene and regular dental checkups. Symptoms When the gums are prone to bleeding when touched, and the bone supporting the tooth has been greatly reduced, these are common signs of periodontitis. The disease doesn’t actually attack the gums alone. It also damages the attachment between the teeth and the gum, eventually causing tooth loss.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
As much as nobody likes bad breath (halitosis), it is unfortunately quite common. Although precise epidemiological data is a bit scarce, several studies have suggested that bad breath may fall close behind dental cavities and gum disease as the foremost reasons for visiting a dentist in Guelph and nearby areas. Bad breath isn’t exactly a pressing medical problem, per se. It’s neither fatal nor a harbinger of deadlier underlying diseases you might not know about just yet. The problem is: halitosis can still be extremely embarrassing and socially limiting, which can seriously harm anyone’s self-esteem and overall emotional state—they don’t like the idea of social gatherings because bad breath might let them and other people down. Now that is a problem definitely worth fixing.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
A visit to a local dentist in Guelph and elsewhere is pretty straightforward, right? You come in and the dentist thoroughly scans your mouth for cavities so he can treat them. A host of other procedures he can do include teeth cleaning, applying preventive treatments like sealants, and identifying the tell-tale signs of gum disease. Afterwards, you settle the bill and go on your merry way. What you don’t realize, however, is that a dental visit is way more than that. A clinic director from the University of Minnesota stresses that while a routine dental exam is important for maintaining oral health, it’s also a good opportunity to detect oral cancer as early as possible. Dentists have a critical role to play in the treatment process, since oral cancer’s 5-year survival rate is a bit low (50 per cent), making early detection all the more important, and that dentists are the professionals who work most closely with the mouth.