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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

Guide for the prevention and treatment of bad breath

Bad breath is a very common problem for people, everyone has it from time to time. We often get questions like "What is the best mouth rinse for bad breath?", "What can I do to prevent it?", and "What might be causing it?" Dr. Graas recently wrote an ebook on this topic. If you [...]

2019-06-24T09:21:20-06:00June 19th, 2019|Educational|0 Comments

Would you like to lower your risk of getting cavities by 24-74%?

One of our core values at Eau Claire Park Dental is prevention. What a lot of people don't realize is that caries (the dental term for cavities) is a disease of susceptibility - it is not just about how well you brush and floss your teeth everyday. Dr. Graas recently wrote an ebook on [...]

2019-06-12T17:23:13-06:00June 12th, 2019|Educational|0 Comments

Stress and Oral Health

What brought this topic on? Well, we've had several patients in for appointments lately that were experiencing symptoms like burning mouth and canker sores that they had never had before. After a long discussion and history, we discovered that an increase in their stress was likely one of the big factors in these new [...]

2019-06-05T21:08:23-06:00June 4th, 2019|Educational|0 Comments

Can a cleaning at the dentist damage tooth enamel?

It is surprising how often we get asked this question in our practice! Can a cleaning damage tooth enamel? The short answer is no. During a cleaning at the dentist’s office, it can feel like teeth are being damaged or over-scraped. The scraping sound and sensation of the cleaning tool can also be uncomfortable. [...]

2019-05-06T15:57:35-06:00May 13th, 2019|Educational|0 Comments

Does Whitening with Activated Charcoal Work?

When we ask our patients if there is anything they would like to change about their smile, the #1 answer we get is that they would like them whiter! There are many claims online and in social media about whitening your teeth naturally with activated charcoal. It's no surprise that people are interested in this [...]

2019-06-05T21:14:14-06:00April 24th, 2019|Educational|1 Comment

Dietary Tips for Preventing Acid Wear

Protecting your teeth from acid attack should be part of an overall balanced diet... these suggestions should help you keep to a healthy eating pattern for your teeth and your overall health! If you have carbonated flavoured drinks, have them over a short time period. Try not to sip, swish or hold [...]

2019-04-05T19:00:22-06:00April 5th, 2019|Educational|0 Comments

Dry mouth?

The feeling of a dry mouth, or xerostomia, is a very common condition affecting about 20% of our patients. Dry mouth is often a side effect of taking certain medications (antidepressants, high blood pressure medications, muscle relaxants, antihistamines etc), but can also be caused by radiation therapy for cancer, aging, or by a disease [...]

2019-01-29T09:29:28-06:00February 13th, 2019|Educational|0 Comments
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