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How often should you visit the dentist?

We recommend visiting the dentist every 6 months to keep your gum and mouth health to its optimum level. On your regular checkup and cleaning visits to the dentist we check for any cavities or other dental issues to come up with a treatment plan that is right for you!  At Mount Pleasant Dental Group we are committed to providing our patients with the best dental experience.  So if you are in a need of a checkup and cleaning or have any other dental concerns we are here to help.

Dental Humour

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We thought it would be fun to put some dental humour on the blog. One of my all time favourite joke is …..

Question: What time do most people go to the dentist?

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Answer: At tooth – hurty (2:30pm) … LOL, wonderful joke 🙂

Here is one more:

A little boy was taken to the dentist. It was discovered that he had a cavity that would have to be filled.
“Now, young man,” asked the dentist, “what kind of filling would you like for that tooth?”
“Chocolate, please,” replied the youngster.

So what’s your favourite dental joke?

Seal of Approval

If  you take a moment and look at what oral hygiene products are filling the shelves of your local supermarket you may begin to realize the enormity of it all. From toothbrushes to mouthwash, there are so many to choose from — teeth whitening to sensitivity — cool refreshing mint to citrus — what is a consumer to do to make head way in the oral hygiene jungle of the supermarket??

Fear not though —- the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) has a Seal of Recognition. Products that have been reviewed by the CDA and have demonstrated specific oral health benefits bear the Canadian Dental Association Seal of Recognition. For a list of oral health products recognized by the CDA, visit www.cda-adc.ca

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Canadian Dental Association

Prevention plays an important role in dental health. Visit the Canadian Dental Association website at www.cda-adc.ca to find some great information and resources on maintaining your oral health and the oral health of your family. Under the “Your Oral Health” tab they cover topics such as “Caring for Your Teeth”, “Visiting Your Dentist”, “Teaching Kids”, and they have a FAQ section.  There’s lots of useful information about how to maintain a healthy mouth.

The next time you come in for an appointment, we can discuss the best preventative measures you can take against gum disease.   Contact Mount Pleasant Dental Group to book your next appointment!

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Happy New Year!

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It is now officially 2014, YAY! And that means many of you will have a ton of New Year’s resolution! It could be exercise more, eat healthier, pick up a sport, cut your hair, etc.  A new year also means a new you. How can we help you achieve that? As you know from our pervious blogs we offer teeth whitening, traditional braces, Invisalign, crown, bridges, implants, tooth-colored fillings, and of course check-up and cleaning.  Please allow us to help you achieve your goals for the year 2014.

 

CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA

Christmas is just around the corner! And who of us are not doing last minute shopping? Choosing a gift is definitely stressful and time consuming. So we have a suggestion! Have you ever thought about giving an electronic tooth brush? The receiver would be able to use it every day, and if used properly will contribute to a healthier lifestyle.

There are several brands of electronic toothbrushes. It is best for you to do your research before choosing one. Below we’ll link the most popular electronic toothbrushes:

Oral B – Toothbrushes http://www.oralb.com/en-CA/products/electric-toothbrush/

Phillips Sonicare –  http://www.philips.ca/c/electric-toothbrushes/139852/cat/en/#stab=2&prd=0

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MOVEMBER

How many of you have participated this year for Movember? Moustaches and beards has been the autumn trend for men to raise an awareness of men’s health issues.  The Movember Foundation has raised $174-million worldwide with this event. Did you know that as of 2011, Canadians were the largest contributors to the Movember charities of any nation? WOOHOO GO CANADA!

Men, women and children’s health are all important, and we thank you those ones that participated in this event. The Movember Foundation recommends that men become more aware of their health, to choose a healthier lifestyle, and to get regular doctor check-ups. One part of taking care of your health is taking care of your teeth! You know the drill: Brush for 2 minutes in the morning and at night, and flossing once before you brush at night. Please don’t neglect coming to the dentist for regular dental checkups as well. They are educated and trained professionals that want to help you. So please do not hesitate to book your appointment!

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Year End – Insurance Benefits

Many of the insurance companies set up the dental benefit plan on a calendar year basis, which means from January 1 to December 31. If you don’t use your benefits before December 31st any remaining balance will not be carried over to the next benefit year. If you have the dental benefits available to help you maintain your dental health, why not take advantage of them?

The insurance plans can sometimes be confusing, but we may be able to help clarify them for you. If you’re having trouble making sense of what your dental insurance plan does or does not cover or if you have any questions about your oral health, please don’t hesitate to ask us. If you need to book your dental appointment before December 31st, call us as soon as possible.

5 Fun Dental Facts

#1) An average person has 32 teeth. That number includes 4 wisdom teeth. We have 8 incisors, 4 canines, 12 molars and 8 pre-molars.

#2) The first set is your baby teeth. You will start to lose your baby teeth at around 6-7 years of age. By the time your 21 years old, you will only have permanent teeth.

#3) Children smile about 400 times a day!

#4) An elephant’s tooth can weigh more than six pounds!

#5) A root canal isn’t usually painful. With the use of today’s modern technology, root canals are nothing like what most people think it is. It can be as painless as a tooth filing.

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