Dental Health in Intensive Care

Patients with compromised health in the intensive care unit were at a lower risk for respiratory infections if they received proper dental care. New research shows vulnerable patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) who received enhanced oral care from a dentist were...

The Toothbrush

Not all toothbrushes are created equal. Regardless if you are choosing a manual or an electric toothbrush, there are a couple of things to look for. Size: There are many sizes available, but see that your toothbrush allows easy access to all surfaces of your teeth,...

Halloween candy and teeth

Halloween is here and the trick or treating and parties mean candies, and lots of them. When your child eats sweets the bacteria in the dental plaque uses the sugars which results in acid production. Each time we eat or drink something, especially something containing...

Answering Machine Woes in the Dental Clinic

When one leaves a message at a dental clinic, one expects that message to be answered.  Am I right? When we at the clinic are left a message we expect to speak to the person who left the message so we can either arrange for an appointment or at least, answer a...

Face & Jaw Excercises before Dental Treatment

Jaw and facial tension is a very common stress-related problem. The most easily recognized symptoms are unconscious grinding or clenching of the teeth, pain around the eyes, headaches, and neck pain. Chronic jaw tension can even cause shoulder pain and lower back...

Dental Examination

The importance of a dental examination cannot be understated as it is an integral part of preventive dental health care. Many dentists suggest that it is necessary to have one every 6 months but our dentist, Dr. Mikael Kahn, recommends having a dental check-up once a...