Manual vs Electric Toothbrush
A sonic toothbrush has sonic technology which makes the brush vibrate at 30,000-40,000 strokes per minute.
Oscillating toothbrushes come with smaller, round toothbrush heads that turn quickly in one direction and then in another direction to clean your teeth anywhere from 2,500-7,000 strokes per minute.
Why you need Fluoride
Fluoride is everywhere; the dirt, the ocean, natural drinking water in parts of South-East Asia and the wind can even carry it when it’s windblown soil. The only time someone may have a chance to get fluoride poisoning is due to exposure of industrial explosion.
Are Amalgam (silver) fillings bad for your health?
This is a question that has come up many times throughout my dental career (as I’m sure with many dentist’s as well). This is a legitimate concern if you don’t have the facts and that’s why I’m here to help. These facts are not just mine. These are backed up by years of research by the; ADA, CDA, Mayo Clinic, The International Journal of Dentistry, The New England Journal of Medicine and the FDA.
What Amalgam “Does:”
What Amalgam “Doesn’t” Do:
How many X-Rays are too many?
Dental X-Rays are necessary for the dentist and the patient to find and locate tooth decay, gum disease and other problems that might be under the surface that would be harder if not possibly missed by the conventional methods used by dentists. The overall benefit should bring a peace of mind to the patient. But how many dental x-rays are too many? That’s a seemingly simple, yet complicated, question and, unfortunately, there isn’t a simple answer. There are many factors to consider. For example, your age, how much work has been done, especially recently. This can help your dentist to identify problems such as;
These are just a few of the many of factors that go into this decision. The dentist’s decision to take an X-ray “always has to be patient-specific and risk-based,” explains Dr. Susan Sutherland, chief of dentistry at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. This is a guide-based decision that every dentist should consider. The patient’s oral health is important but will it risk their overall health with another X-Ray? She explains that, “It is our job and our duty to do X-Rays as little as reasonably possible.”
There are general guidelines established by the American Dental Association (ADA) when it comes to when and how many X-Rays are performed. This is to help establish a guideline for dentists for the overall health of their patients. But, to be clear, not all patients are the same and neither is their oral care.