Dental Health

Frequent Marijuana Use Doubles Risk to Oral Health

Marijuana is being recognized for its benefits to both physical and mental health, but that doesn’t mean the drug is completely safe. A recent study from Columbia University offers evidence that recreational pot use increases the risk of gum disease and tooth loss. The study determined that frequent recreational use of the cannabis plant can double users’ risk of periodontal…

Gum Problems and Tooth Loss are Linked to Frequent Marijuana Use

Marijuana is being accepted for its benefits for both physical and mental health, but that doesn’t mean the plant is completely safe. A recent study from Columbia University offers evidence that the recreational plant use increases the risk of to oral health. The study determined that frequent recreational use of the cannabis plant can double users’ risk of  periodontal…

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Everything You Need to Know About Fluoride

Everyone knows that fluoride is synonymous with teeth and dental health. Your toothpaste has plenty of it, your mouthwash may contain it, and even your drinking water has some in it. But if fluoride is so prevalent in our lives, why is there controversy surrounding it? Why is there cause for concern at all when...

Secondhand Smoke Linked to Increased Risk of Tooth Decay in Children

There is a high level of dental caries in deciduous teeth in developed countries; at a rate of 20.5% in children, aged 2-5 in the US and 25% in children aged three in Japan. Traditional methods to prevent tooth decay in young children include sugar restriction, oral fluoride supplementation and fluoride varnish. A new research…

Canadians who Live with Diabetes are Susceptible to Oral Health Problems

According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, more than 9 million Canadians are living with diabetes or prediabetes. These Canadians are particularly susceptible to oral health problems because of a lowered resistance to infection and higher potential for inflammation. In particular, people with diabetes are twice as likely as those without diabetes to develop gingivitis, an…

A Lifetime of Dental Health

Our dentists at Sunrise Village Dental Centre in Vancouver, BC on Hastings St. have put together this infographic for our dental patients who want to maintain optimal oral health throughout their life. Kid-friendly dental care Clean your baby’s gums with a washcloth - gets child used to oral care. Start brushing when the first tooth...

New Smart Toothbrush Claims to Improve Brushing Habits

Kolibree is an innovative new company on the rise and is dedicated to digital solutions for people’s health and well-being. One way their dedication has paid off has been with the unveiling of the Kolibree toothbrush at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 in Las Vegas. This new connected toothbrush keeps you ahead of the…

Gingivitis – What it is and how you can avoid it

Gingivitis is simply the inflammation of the gums (known as gingiva). It occurs most commonly when a sticky film of bacteria known as plaque surrounds the teeth, as it does constantly. If the plaque is not removed with proper daily brushing and flossing, the gums can become irritated, inflamed, and may even bleed. The irritated…