A dental epidemic is brewing, and it's called Xerostomia, or "Dry Mouth". It sounds innocuous enough, and perhaps that is why many people affected by the problem fail to treat it, or...
Do DIY Teeth Whitening Methods Really Work?
Some "natural" ways of whitening teeth, such as brushing them with a strawberry and baking-soda mixture, do not actually whiten teeth, and may even weaken them, new research finds.
Child Development: Anxiety and Children
Just like adults, children can experience anxiety. The pressure to succeed in school and sports can begin at an early age, even before children understand what these stressful feelings are. When children begin experiencing abnormal amounts of anxiety, parents often notice them beginning to isolate themselves, acting out in class or social situations, chewing their fingernails, picking at their skin or pulling their hair out. Children suffering from anxiety often feel incapable of completing normal, everyday tasks that their peers easily complete, such as putting away and organizing toys in their bedroom or classroom. This anxiety is often triggered by simply being told to complete a task that a teacher or parent may view as reasonable…
What is sleep apnea? How can my dentist help?
If you snore and suffer from sleepless nights you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is caused by a blockage of the airway, resulting in the temporary stoppage of breath during sleep. This often happens with the jaw goes back and the tongue falls into the throat. This decrease in oxygen can have damaging effects on the brain and the cardiovascular system, and can also lead to frequent awakenings or arouses at night which result in the patient being very fatigued during the day. Now there is a solution with sleep apnea dentistry. Your dentist can develop custom sleep appliances to help effectively treat sleep apnea. Sleep appliances place the jaw in a position to help maintain an open airway during sleep. Custom sleep devices are sleek and ergonomically designed with…
10 Oral Hygiene Tips [Infographic]
Brushing your teeth regularly is good, but if you brush with an old and worn out toothbrush you’re not doing your teeth any favors. The dentists at Yaletown Dental in Vancouver advise you to replace your toothbrush after every three months to keep your pearly whites shining bright. If you notice that your bristles are getting bent out of shape, you know they will not be effective in removing food debris from your mouth. Brushing every day, twice a day can wear out your toothbrush and you will be the best judge of when to replace it – so if you notice that it is looking worn out, it is time to replace it. However, the thumb of rule is three months to be on the safe side.