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The Real Cost of Dental Care

What's the real cost of dental care? While financial cost is often the biggest influence when making a decision about dental care, it's not the only cost to consider.  There is a common misconception that if an insurance carrier doesn’t cover a service or a treatment, in the patients' mind, that means the procedure [...]

2019-05-08T10:28:30-04:00May 8th, 2019|Oral Health|

Root Canal: Root Cause Analysis Part Two

Update April 16th, 2019: Netflix removed Root Cause from its library as of February 27, 2019. The American Dental Association (ADA), American Association of Endodontists (AAE) and the American Association of Dental Research (AADR) expressed immediate concern about its release due to misleading content.  I wrote an analysis of the Netflix Documentary “Root Cause” to [...]

2019-04-16T14:14:51-04:00January 29th, 2019|Oral Health|

Root Cause Netflix Documentary Part One

Root Cause Update April 16th,2019: Netflix removed Root Cause from its library as of February 27, 2019. The American Dental Association (ADA), American Association of Endodontists (AAE) and the American Association of Dental Research (AADR) expressed immediate concern upon its release due to misleading content.  Have you watched the "Root Cause" documentary on Netflix? It follows the [...]

2019-04-16T14:04:53-04:00January 22nd, 2019|Oral Health|

Holistic Dentist Helps in Early Diagnosis of Many Diseases

They say that your eyes are the windows to your soul; for a holistic dentist, your mouth is a glimpse into your overall health.  There is a lot of research that shows a number of links between the state of your mouth and how it relates to your overall health, helping us diagnose health [...]

2019-04-29T11:22:49-04:00July 2nd, 2018|Oral Health|

Dental Fear – Why are Dentists so Feared?

Dental fear, also known as dental phobia, or dental anxiety, is the fear of dentistry and of receiving dental care. It is estimated that as many as 75% of adults experience some degree of dental fear, ranging from mild to severe. What causes Dental Fear? The most common cause for people to [...]

2018-10-10T13:15:43-04:00February 26th, 2018|Oral Health|

About Tooth Bonding Dentistry

Tooth bonding is the application of a tooth-coloured resin material using adhesives and curing it with a high intensity light. The procedure gets its name because materials are “bonded” to the tooth.  This material comes in many shades of tooth colour and has been sometimes used to enhance a tooth's appearance. [...]

2018-10-10T13:15:44-04:00December 11th, 2017|Oral Health|

Oral Cancer on the Rise?

In my dental office, we screen all our patients for oral cancer every time they come in for their cleaning. Some people may think that’s too frequent but with oral cancer on the rise, I disagree. Oral Cancer is on the Rise In the last 10 years, oral cancer rates [...]

2018-10-10T13:15:45-04:00December 4th, 2017|Oral Health|

Dental X-rays – How Safe Are They?

We are all exposed to all sorts of radiation daily,  including the sun, minerals in the soil, appliances in your home, like your TV, and dental X-rays.  We know that large amounts of radiation can damage the body's tissues and cells and lead to the development of cancer. Fortunately, the dose of [...]

2018-10-10T13:15:45-04:00November 27th, 2017|Oral Health|

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