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

Poor oral health linked to higher blood pressure

According to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension, people with high blood pressure are more likely to benefit from their medication if they have good oral health. This study looked at medical and dental records of more than 3600 people with high blood pressure, and showed that people with healthier gums [...]

2018-11-12T21:50:09-06:00November 20th, 2018|Educational, Health|0 Comments

Why go to a Kois trained dentist?

Drs Graas and Swanlund are both graduates of the Kois Center in Seattle (Dr. Punnett is well on her way, having completed over 50% of the courses). Our patients often ask us what the Kois Center is, so here goes! The Kois Center is an evidence based teaching center with the latest advances in [...]

2018-11-13T08:47:29-06:00November 12th, 2018|Educational|0 Comments

The Truth About Dental X-Rays

Ever wondered how much radiation is in dental x-rays? How often should you have them taken? Why do dentists want to take them? Radiation from dental x-rays varies depending on the type of equipment your dentist uses. In our clinic, we have the most up to date digital x-ray sensors which allow us to [...]

2018-10-31T15:35:37-06:00October 31st, 2018|Educational|0 Comments

Cannabis and Oral Health

Cannabis has been a hot topic in the media this week, as Canada has become the second country to make the sale and use of recreational marijuana legal on October 17th, 2018. Uruguay made recreational cannabis legal in 2013. Evidence-based research suggests that there are certain indications for the medical use of cannabinoids. As [...]

2018-10-18T14:21:41-06:00October 18th, 2018|Educational|0 Comments

What is Xylitol and How Does it Prevent Cavities?

Xylitol is an effective anti-cavity agent and also potentiates the effects of even small amounts of fluoride. However, it is rarely found in dental care products at an effective concentration due to cost. In order to provide therapeutic benefit, the product should have a minimum concentration of 10% xylitol. While xylitol may be listed on [...]

2018-10-12T04:01:34-06:00October 9th, 2018|Educational|0 Comments

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