It seems that more often than not people wait for pain before seeking treatment from a dental professional.
This is usually the case when people are:
- fear the dentist
- lack of funds
Did you know that a root canal with crown work costs about the same as having five cavities filled?
The filling work is also far less invasive than root canal treatment or extraction. Make sure to visit your dentist regularly to maintain a healthy mouth and avoid unexpected dental costs, you won’t be sorry.
School starts today! We hope you all enjoyed your summer and got caught up with some rest and relaxation.
When packing up your child’s lunch, try to think of healthy “teeth friendly” snacks and avoid cariogenic (producing/promoting the development of tooth decay) foods.
Foods that are less cariogenic include: vegetable, fruits, dairy products and grain products. Some examples are: slice of cheese, glass of milk, baby carrots, sliced apples. These snacks should be chose over foods high in sugar such as candy, cookies, fruit drinks and soft drinks!
Come to our office and experience the leading newest form of oral cancer detection. This tool uses a blue spectrum light and causes the mouth to fluoresce when something abnormal is detected.
A recent study at the University of Washington has provided insights into VELscope’s potential. A number of mucosal abnormalitlies were detected when using the VELscope during a routine exam. These abnormalities included:
- Viral, fungal and bacterial infections
- Inflammation from a variety of causes
- Squamous papillomas (benign tumors, common in HPV patients)
- Salivary gland tumours
In Canada, oral cancer is the 13th most common cancer. Oral cancer can be successfully treated if it is caught at an early stage.
Book your appointment for a full exam today! Be in the know!