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An Update on Dental Tourism, Study by SFU

The Canadian Dental Association recently published a study done by Dr. Krystyna Adams out of Simon Fraser University on Dental Tourism. While we mainly see the negative consequences in terms of patient care resulting from dental tourism (to many countries, not just Mexico), there are other repercussions I hadn't realized or known about. One [...]

2019-09-15T20:37:49-06:00September 15th, 2019|Educational|0 Comments

Another article about the health risks of E-Cigarettes

We are seeing new articles coming out on a regular basis now about the health risks of e-cigarettes, wether or not they contain nicotine... "The common belief is that the nicotine is what is toxic, but we have found that dangers exist, independent of nicotine,” Wehrli said. “Clearly if there is an effect after [...]

2019-09-09T09:03:10-06:00September 9th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Think Twice about that Charcoal Toothpaste!

Charcoal toothpastes are still gaining traction so I thought I should repost about the risks of using them! I had a patient in this week that had recently switched to a charcoal toothpaste by Colgate. She almost immediately noticed an increase in tooth sensitivity, so much so that she booked an appointment to see [...]

2019-09-04T14:13:05-06:00September 4th, 2019|Educational|0 Comments

Study linking fluoride intake in pregnant women to drop in child’s IQ

A lot of attention this past week has been brought to a recent study that found fluoride intake among pregnant women to be linked to a small drop in their child's IQ at age 3-4. Below is a link to the response from the American Academy of Periodontology which summarizes their analysis of the [...]

2019-08-25T13:16:42-06:00August 25th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Start School Smiling Program

We are excited to be volunteering to participate in the Alberta Dental Association and College's Start School Smiling program this year! Start School Smiling is designed to promote dental health to children under age 7. Volunteer ADA&C member dentists will provide a free examination (with bitewing X-rays if needed) for Grade 1 students, from [...]

2019-08-31T10:07:22-06:00August 19th, 2019|News, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Electric Toothbrushes Outperform Manual Toothbrushes in 11 year study

Finally! A study proving what we have always noticed in our practice - patients who use electric toothbrushes have decreased incidence of gum disease and cavities. I was taught in dental school that it didn't matter if you used powered vs. manual toothbrush as long as you brushed with the proper technique. In the [...]

2019-08-15T19:48:46-06:00August 15th, 2019|Dental tips|0 Comments

Why are some food allergies relevant to your dental treatment?

We often get asked why we have such a detailed medical history for our patients. Many don't see the relevance... but every question we ask is an important one! Did you know that many allergies can have dental implications? For example, patients with allergies to certain foods such as avocado, kiwi, pineapple and banana [...]

2019-07-05T15:57:45-06:00July 26th, 2019|Educational|0 Comments

Why your dentist needs to know if you use Cannabinoids

We often have patients question why our medical history is so detailed. Every question is an important one, and withholding information can be dangerous for your health. One example I thought I would highlight today is the use of Cannabis products or Cannabinoids. Why do we ask this? First let me say that our [...]

2019-07-05T15:49:11-06:00July 19th, 2019|Educational|0 Comments

An update on community water fluoridation

The Canadian Agency for Drugs, Technology and Health (CADTH) recently undertook a Health Technology Assessment (HTA) to comprehensively review the multidisciplinary evidence related to Community Water Fluoridation (CWF). This review sought to address whether community water fluoridation should be encouraged and maintained in Canada through an assessment of its effectiveness and safety, economic considerations, [...]

2019-07-05T15:31:04-06:00July 12th, 2019|Educational|0 Comments

Study finds 74% increase in youth vaping in Canada

The results of this study are very concerning... it is important to educate our young patients about the risks of e-cigarettes. "E-cigarettes are supposed to be for adult smokers who have been unable to quit," says Rob Cunningham, Senior Policy Analyst, CCS. "But the results of this new study regarding youth trends are of tremendous [...]

2019-09-15T20:41:12-06:00July 5th, 2019|News|0 Comments
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