We want our patients to stay informed. That's why our Guelph clinic publishes thought-provoking blog articles about oral health every month. It never hurts to read up and become more dentally aware! Feel free to explore below, and check back every month for a new topic.
Did you know that when you properly care for the health of your gums, you’re also helping to look after the health of your heart? It’s true – and there’s a stronger relationship between your mouth and body health than you may realize.
Five Common Types of Toothpaste
What’s the best choice for your smile?
Did you know? There are many different types of toothpaste products available for purchase. Have you been using the best type of toothpaste for your unique smile? Let’s find out!
Do You “Overbrush” Your Teeth and Not Realize It?
Here’s why you might want to re-think your brushing technique.
When you brush your teeth, do you apply a lot of pressure or are you gentle on your smile? Being gentle is always the way to go when it comes to teeth cleaning, as a harsh technique has the potential to damage your teeth in the following ways.
How Exactly Are Cavities Formed?
Contrary to popular belief; sugar isn’t solely to blame.
Contrary to what you may believe, it isn’t sugar itself that’s the direct cause of tooth decay and cavities. Let’s talk about what else is to blame when it comes to tooth decay, and how exactly cavities are formed on your teeth.
What Is Dental Fluorosis, and Are Your Child’s Teeth Affected?
There’s an explanation to those white spots…
Ever heard of “Dental Fluorosis”? Or, better yet, have you ever noticed multiple spots on a person’s teeth that are noticeably whiter (appropriately termed “white spots”)?
Are Your Wisdom Teeth Impacted? Read this.
Impacted third molars can cause some serious problems…
Wisdom teeth can cause a number of issues if they’re partially impacted… or in other words, not fully erupted out of the bone and gum. Are your wisdom teeth fully erupted? Chances are, there’s at least one of them that isn’t! But why can this be a problem?
What’s Your Gum Type, and What Does It Mean?
Let’s Compare Periodontal Biotypes
There are two kinds of gums (gingival biotypes) in this world: thin and scalloped, and thick and flat.
And while these two types may be more susceptible to two different problems, both of them can be prevented with the right care. So, what’s your gum type?
Why Are Regular Dental Visits Important?
We’ll give you two VERY good reasons!
Are you committed to seeing the dentist and hygienist every 6 months? If not, here’s why you should definitely consider going as often as the professionals recommend – despite how confident you may be feeling about your oral health. Continue reading...
Are Dental Implants the Right Choice for My Smile?
Four Reasons Why Dental Implants are SO Worth It
If you have one or some teeth missing, a restoration with dental implants can change your life dramatically, and for the better. Everyone deserves a full smile – and if you can do something about your missing teeth or tooth, then why not? We’ve got some reasons as to why dental implants are a smart choice. Continue reading...
Four Ways to Win the Fight Against Cavities This Halloween
Because nothing’s spookier than a cavity that could have been prevented!
It’s that spooky time of the year again! Are you as excited for Halloween as we are? This month, we want you and your family to be prepared for the sweet treats that are notorious for causing tooth decay. Here are four things you can do to protect your family’s smiles this Halloween. Continue reading...
Beautiful Smiles: Beware of This Oral Bacteria…
Why We Don’t like S. Mutans
This oral bacteria is responsible for causing tooth decay and cavities. Its name is probably just as scary as what it can do to our teeth! But don’t worry, here’s how you can win the fight against strep mutans, and what you can do to help protect your smile! Continue reading...
Healthy Gums are as Easy as One, Two, Three!
How well do you care for your gums?
Healthy gums ensure a healthy overall smile. If your gums aren’t in good shape, your whole mouth will suffer… and there’s no question about that. How healthy are your gums? By doing these three things every day, you’ll be working to keep your gums, and your smile, healthy as can be! Continue reading...
Quiz: Test Your Dental Smarts!
How much do you know about oral health?
How well-informed are you about oral health? This little quiz might be able to give you an idea… and you might even learn a few things along the way. What do you have to lose? Let’s see where you rank on the oral-health-smarts scale! Continue reading...
It’s National Men’s Health Month…
Let’s Talk About Men vs. Women’s Oral Health!
Happy National Men’s Health Month! This June, let’s talk about men’s and women’s oral health, and how they differ statistically. We’ll also talk about what you, no matter what gender you are, can do every day to ensure a healthy smile for life! Continue reading...
Veneers Will Give You Your Best Smile
Does your smile make you… well, smile?
Did you know: there's a cosmetic dental treatment that can conceal multiple flaws at once and give you your most beautiful smile? It's true… and we offer it here at our clinic! Continue reading...
Dentures Can Truly Be Life-Changing!
Should You Restore Your Smile with Dentures?
When a patient loses several of their teeth, it can unfortunately result in trouble with function, as well as a decline in self-esteem and overall quality of life. Fortunately, dentures can serve as a wonderful restoration for many... and we can help! Continue reading...
Taking the Steps to Prevent Enamel Erosion
Keep Your Enamel Safe
Our tooth enamel is a very important protective layer of our teeth, so we should always do our best to preserve it and protect it from erosion and wear. How much do you know about protecting your enamel? Continue reading...
February is National Children's Dental Health Month
Growing Healthy Little Smiles
Happy National Children's Dental Health Month! Let's shine a light on the importance of oral health care in little ones. Continue reading...
Teeth Whitening for a Brighter 2017
Treat Yourself to a Whiter Smile
Are you one of those patients who could benefit from a whitening treatment? If so, why not bring in 2017 with a beautifully brighter smile? We can help! Continue reading...
Dental Sealants: Protect Your Child's (and Your Own) Teeth
Pits and Fissures Render Some Teeth Cavity-Prone
Many molars contain deep grooves that trap food and bacteria and are hard to clean, leading to tooth decay. Do you have cavity-susceptible teeth? A dental sealant treatment may be right for you. Continue reading...
Avoid Cavities this Winter Holiday
Prevention is Key!
As we prepare for winter celebrations with friends and family, we should also prepare to protect our precious teeth from the sugary holiday sweets (because, let's face it, they'll be everywhere). Here are some ways you can enjoy your winter confections while keeping your teeth cavity-free. Continue reading...
How Can I Improve My Smile?
Our Guelph Dental Clinic Can Help!
If you could improve your smile, what would you do? Whether you need a professional cleaning, a cosmetic improvement or a major restoration... we provide a wide range of services to treat your smile. Oh, and we welcome patients of all ages! Continue reading...
Dr. Coman Dentistry
85 Norfolk Street, Suite 308
Guelph, ON N1H 4J4