Gift From the Heart #GFTH2018


    GIVE A GIFT FROM THE HEART We have all experienced the client who comes into our lives that cannot financially afford our dental hygiene care. They are the under-serviced, the neglected, those without dental insurance or those on a fixed income. In 2009, Gift from the Heart was founded by Bev Woods. GFTH is a one day event which allows registered dental hygienists to give back to their communities by providing no cost dental hygiene care. For the 10th consecutive…

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Silver Diamine Fluoride will stop tooth decay — painlessly!


For years, it has been a challenge for many to fix cavities by visiting a Dentist! I’m thrilled to introduce a new service that helps individuals in our community overcome a major obstacle and ultimately solves a dilemma that has worried me for years! Stopping cavities from growing when my clients cannot seek care with a Dentist. Leaving cavities to grow can cause more complicated issues and result in pain or broken teeth. Now there’s an alternative to having a…

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How Xylitol 100% Natural Sweetener Be Beneficial For Your Teeth?


How Xylitol 100% Natural Sweetener Be Beneficial For Your Teeth?   Xylitol is a natural Sweetener from Birch Trees, or vegetable sources. Over twenty years research indicates Xylitol can effectively help with a dry mouth and reduces tooth decay. Xylitol has a low impact on blood sugar, therefore individuals living with Diabetes can appreciate the positive benefit of its low glycemic index. Xylitol helps to stimulate & make our own saliva. Salvia is very important for strengthening our enamel and…

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Holistic/ Natural Approach for dental health?


First of our series is coconut oil. Oil pulling involves swishing oil around the mouth like a mouth wash. Ancient Ayurvedic history believes this to cure 30 systemic diseases as well? Benefits for your mouth may include: drawing out toxins in the mouth & keeping the healthy bacteria. Reduce plaque build up, reduce staining on the teeth & whitens teeth naturally. Reduces Streptococcus Mutans, one of the main "bad" bacteria in your mouth that can contribute to dental decay.Nothing will…

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New liquid treatment stops tooth decay painlessly


Dr. Katherine Roche hopes she can now avoid drilling many of her patients' teeth. A few weeks ago, the Edmonton dentist received her first shipment of a new, non-invasive treatment for tooth decay called silver diamine fluoride. When applied to an affected tooth, the liquid treatment stops decay by killing cavity-causing bacteria, then remineralizes, or hardens, soft spots in the tooth, eliminating the need for drilling and filling. So far, Roche has tried it on about a dozen patients, some…

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What is dry mouth?


Dry mouth can occur related to medication side effects & other contributing factors. This increases the risk of bacterial plaque and tartar formation. A dry mouth can be very uncomfortable. It can contribute to swallowing issues, increase the risk of oral related infections and impact overall health. Older adults are at an increased risk of xerostomia (dry mouth) from medication side effects and natural aging. A dry mouth can also promote candidiasis – a yeast infection of the mouth. Detection…

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What is soft plaque?


Soft plaque is a deposit of living and dead bacteria. When this plaque remains in the mouth it will form a hard deposit, known as tartar. Tartar is an irritant to the gums and often leads to more serious conditions. Tartar is a rock-like substance that will form on dentures and natural teeth. Tartar can only be removed by a Registered Dental Hygienist or Dentist.

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What is Gum Disease?


Gum or periodontal disease is an infectious condition that can result in the inflammatory destruction of gums and the supporting bone of the teeth. When the inflammation becomes well established it can allow bacterial toxins into the blood stream. When left untreated this can contribute to more serious conditions such as: Acute gum infection & dental pain Loose teeth & cavities Aspiration pneumonia Complicate existing diabetes Heart attack & Stroke Pre-mature birth & low weight babies

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