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Plaque Attack – More Canadians Need to Make Floss Boss

Fewer Canadians than ever before can expect to lose teeth because of cavities, thanks to fluoridated drinking water and good brushing routines. Now for the bad news: many of us may lose perfectly healthy teeth because of gum disease. In addition to brushing teeth...

Have Fun but Remember to be Extra Cautious

Ever have the urge to try bungee jumping?Or sky diving? I’m really hard pressed for something to do when I think of it, or when I decide I’ve lived long enough. But you don’t have to go to these extremes to test your fate.This week,some examples of pushing your luck...

The Age of Gingivitis

The Age of Gingivitis

SALEM ALATON Special to the Globe and Mail, Toronto   If you’ve still got the teeth for it, you may owe your dental hygienist a big smile. Gingivitis and periodontitis – inflammation and disease of the gums have long been the oral hygiene problems that led to the...

Tooth Damage may indicate celiac disease

Tooth Damage may indicate celiac disease

Sherry Lee DeMone suffered from allergies, depression and intestinal issues for more than seven years before she was diagnosed with celiac disease. Many of her symptoms improved after she eliminated gluten from her diet, but her mouth shows permanent damage. At 46,...

Dentists treat you, not your dental plan

Dentists treat you, not your dental plan

According to the 2010 Canadian Health Measures Survey, 62% of Canadians have a dental plan, but many don’t realize that group plans aren’t designed to meet individual health needs. “Dental plans are a valuable component of extended health benefits and are designed to...

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