Is juice good for your teeth?

Juice, whether it’s cold-pressed or warm and steaming, is hot right now. Sometimes it seems like a juice bar has sprung up on every corner and a juicer adorns every kitchen countertop. As far as trends go, this seems to

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How to be smoochable on Valentine’s Day

Everyone wants to be smoochable on Valentine’s Day, but bad breath can make your sweetie recoil. Breath mints might mask the problem, but don’t address the underlying bacteria that cause bad breath. What would a dentist advise you to do?

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How often should you get dental X-rays?

How often should you get dental X-rays? The short answer: if you’re a healthy adult with no symptoms or history of dental problems, every 24 to 36 months. The long answer: it depends. So what does that mean for you?

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If Monkeys Were Dentists

Have you ever felt ridiculous attempting to make small talk while someone sticks their hand into your mouth? Have you ever noticed that the chairside conversation in dental offices always seems to turn to travel? This great video, from the

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Make it a habit: How to keep that New Year’s resolution to floss daily

Have you made a New Year’s resolution to floss every day? How is it working out for you? According to The Washington Post, about half of us make New Year’s resolutions, two-thirds of us have kept the resolution four weeks

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10 awesome facts about shark teeth

What makes sharks such finely tuned biting machines? Their choppers, of course. In honour of Shark Month at the Discovery Channel, we’ve compiled a list of fun facts about shark teeth. Sink your teeth into these nuggets: The outside of

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Woody Allen and the art of dentistry

As the Toronto Globe and Mail reports, some dentists are miffed that Woody Allen’s latest flick, Blue Jasmine, portrays dentists in a less-than-flattering light. Woody Allen’s obsession with dentists actually goes way back. His 1978 short story, “If the Impressionists

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Watch the Ikea monkey brush his teeth

Not only is the Ikea monkey a sharp dresser… he’s also got great teeth cleaning skills. Darwin, the Japanese macaque known in Toronto and around the word as the “Ikea monkey,” demonstrates his tooth brushing technique in a video posted

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For healthy teeth, say cheese

For healthy teeth, say cheese

Who knew that cheese could be so mysterious? Scientists know that eating cheese will protect your teeth against cavities and acid damage… but they’re not sure why. What we do know: We know that eating cheese increases the calcium level

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Your gums don’t think lip piercing is cool

Your gums don't think lip piercing is cool

You might think lip piercings are cool, but your gums don’t agree. Here’s the thing: having a lip piercing can make your gums shrink back from your teeth. Gum recession can lead to gum disease, which can cause otherwise healthy

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