How Can You Fix a Dry Mouth?

How Can You Fix a Dry Mouth?

Digestion begins in the mouth, where we chew our food and enzymes in our saliva begin breaking down nutrients. Sounds simple enough – but what if we have a dry mouth? Dry mouth is undeniably uncomfortable, and a mouth with moisture and saliva is something we take for granted until…

How Can You Avoid Bruxism?

How Can You Avoid Bruxism?

Do you often wake up with a sore jaw? Are your teeth a bit more sensitive than usual? If yes, you may suffer from bruxism, one of the most common dental conditions. Bruxism is simply the clinical term for teeth grinding. Bruxism is highly associated with stress, so managing stress…

Is Medical Marijuana Harmful to Dental Health?

Is Medical Marijuana Harmful to Dental Health?

Now that marijuana is legal in Canada, it’s important to look objectively at the effects it has on your body. Here at Dawson Dental, our primary concern is how medical marijuana impacts your teeth. Is medical marijuana harmful to dental health? Or is it really as innocent as its advocates…

What is Bruxism and How Can You Treat It?

What is Bruxism and How Can You Treat It?

Bruxism is a condition that’s characterized by the grinding, gnashing, or clenching of teeth. Mild cases might not require treatment. But severe cases can lead to headaches, temporomandibular joint disorder, jaw pain, and other health concerns. Left untreated, this condition can cause your tooth enamel, dental crowns, and fillings to…

What Can You Eat with Braces?

What Can You Eat with Braces?

If you’ve made the decision to seek orthodontic treatment, you’re one step closer to achieving a straight, beautiful smile. Although braces are a great way to straighten your teeth, they do bring about some disadvantages, namely fewer food choices. As most people who wear braces can attest, removing food particles…

5 Misconceptions About Veneers

5 Misconceptions About Veneers

There are a large number of misconceptions about veneers and what they can do for your teeth. Porcelain veneers are custom-made shells of tooth-coloured material designed to cover the front surface of your teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers can also provide additional benefits that are not strictly cosmetic. However,…

When to Bring Your Child in for Their First Dentist Appointment

When to Bring Your Child in for Their First Dentist Appointment

Your child receives their first health check-up at just one week old when they meet their pediatrician for the first time. They’ll have their length and weight checked, their feeding patterns noted, and reflexes tested. You have a plan for your baby’s health, but what about their teeth? The Canadian…

How to Care for Your Teeth After a Whitening Treatment

How to Care for Your Teeth After a Whitening Treatment

If you ask people what they would most like to change about their smile, they usually reply that they’d like whiter teeth. The colour of your teeth is one of the most immediately visible ways for strangers to tell you take care of yourself. For coffee, chocolate, and red wine…