Thursday, July 30, 2015
Gum or periodontal disease is one of the most common reasons for tooth loss among adults in Canada. All forms of this disease begin with a condition called gingivitis, characterized by reddening and bleeding of the gums when brushing. Anyone may experience gum disease at any time, but its symptoms are usually not evident and it develops without pain. Some people only discover that they have the condition when they are already suffering from severe bone loss or one of their teeth falls off. Despite the sneaky development of periodontal disease, residents around Guelph can prevent this oral problem through proper oral hygiene and regular dental checkups. Symptoms When the gums are prone to bleeding when touched, and the bone supporting the tooth has been greatly reduced, these are common signs of periodontitis. The disease doesn’t actually attack the gums alone. It also damages the attachment between the teeth and the gum, eventually causing tooth loss.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
As much as nobody likes bad breath (halitosis), it is unfortunately quite common. Although precise epidemiological data is a bit scarce, several studies have suggested that bad breath may fall close behind dental cavities and gum disease as the foremost reasons for visiting a dentist in Guelph and nearby areas. Bad breath isn’t exactly a pressing medical problem, per se. It’s neither fatal nor a harbinger of deadlier underlying diseases you might not know about just yet. The problem is: halitosis can still be extremely embarrassing and socially limiting, which can seriously harm anyone’s self-esteem and overall emotional state—they don’t like the idea of social gatherings because bad breath might let them and other people down. Now that is a problem definitely worth fixing.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
A visit to a local dentist in Guelph and elsewhere is pretty straightforward, right? You come in and the dentist thoroughly scans your mouth for cavities so he can treat them. A host of other procedures he can do include teeth cleaning, applying preventive treatments like sealants, and identifying the tell-tale signs of gum disease. Afterwards, you settle the bill and go on your merry way. What you don’t realize, however, is that a dental visit is way more than that. A clinic director from the University of Minnesota stresses that while a routine dental exam is important for maintaining oral health, it’s also a good opportunity to detect oral cancer as early as possible. Dentists have a critical role to play in the treatment process, since oral cancer’s 5-year survival rate is a bit low (50 per cent), making early detection all the more important, and that dentists are the professionals who work most closely with the mouth.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Summer is at its peak, and photo-ops could go on until kingdom come. This is as good a time as any to exert effort in looking brilliant in photos, since those things will technically stick around for years and are reminders of landmark events. If there’s one thing that could ruin your photos, it’s not the clothes or the hair. It’s your smile. An immaculate set of pearly whites is what can truly make a smile radiate, not just in person, but on Polaroid prints, digital stills, and blow-up shots as well. If you’re aiming for a radiant smile but worrying that it’ll cost you much, don’t fret. Woolwich Dental Group, a local practice in Guelph, has your back. From June 15 to August 31, 2015, you’re entitled to the best dentist discount in town for professional whitening services (from $385 to $149). Ditch going DIY; we have a better deal for you.