How Dry Mouth Affects Your Dental Health

Did you know that having a “dry mouth” can lead to many dental issues including bad breath, plaque build-up, gingivitis and an increased risk of cavities? One of the reasons for dry mouth is acidic saliva. Drinking more water is only part of the solution. Consult an experienced Waterloo dentist to determine your saliva pH levels and the cause of ‘mouth acidity’. Dr. Husain will explain the oral science of dry mouth and advise you on the right treatment.

Is Fluoride Good for Me? Will It Make Me Sick?

Fluoride is present in most oral care products, from toothpastes to mouth rinses. However, there are plenty of misconceptions about fluoride, especially when it comes to using fluoride supplements or adding it to drinking water. Many Canadians are worried about fluoride use and concerned that it could make them sick. Here is some light on the subject.

Reasons Fluoride is Good and Safe

Fluoride, whether added to water or in oral care products, is considered safe. Just some reasons it is good for adults and children include:

It Prevents Tooth Decay – Fluoride is one of the more effective ways to prevent tooth decay, especially in children.

Oral Hygiene Tips from Dr. Fawzia Husain

Practicing good oral hygiene ensures healthy teeth and gums, without gum problems like Gingivitis, tooth decay, cavities, bad breadth, etc. We all love individuals that have an attractive smile, perfect teeth and confident personality. With good oral hygiene habits, you look great and tend to have higher confidence levels. A recent research revealed that dental plaque and plaque that accumulates in cardiac arteries are similar. This goes on to show the importance of oral hygiene. Let’s take a look at important aspects in oral hygiene.

Waterloo Smiles Dentistry Insights Shocking State of Oral Health with Olympic Athletes

As professional dentists in Waterloo”, we disbelievingly read a study released on 30 September that made shocking reports on the state of the oral health 2012 Olympic athletes, with some athletes reportedly having never visited a dentist before. University College London researchers examined the teeth and gums of 302 Olympic athletes who visited a London 2012 Olympic Village dental clinic.

The athletes examined took part in 25 different sports:

Tooth decay has become the most prevalent chronic childhood illness

Tooth decay has become the most prevalent chronic childhood illness. It may surprise you but tooth decay is five times more common than asthma and four times more common than early childhood obesity. None of us want our children’s teeth to rot and fall out. I’m sure we’ll all agree that it’s not always easy getting them to floss and brush every day- after every meal.

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