Anaida Deti, owner and CEO of DentalX, and a registered dental hygienist explains how charcoal toothpaste can potentially cause more damage to your oral health, than good. It’s in our shampoo, facial masks and even bars of soap and thanks to our obsession with health trends and celebrities doing their part in showing-off the latest all-natural magical remedies, Activated Charcoal has resurfaced again; this time in the form of toothpaste with the promise of giving you a smile that’s Hollywood-worthy—only this new trend is more like a tabloid rumour. Although Activated Charcoal is known for it’s incredible benefits—it’s been touted...
As well all know, our teeth are good indicators of our health. Our teeth are responsible for aiding digestion as they chew, crush, grind, and cut our food to let our body easily digest the nutrients contained within. The food we eat is important in keeping every part of our body healthy.
Cold weather and feeling under the weather go hand in hand once the winter months arrive, with coughs, sneezing, fevers and sore throats becoming the status quo. But before you head to your local pharmacy and reach for the syrup and/or throat lozenge, take note that what may offer you fast relief, can potentially have longer term side effect: tooth decay.
Tooth be told, there’s a lot of potential misunderstandings when it comes to dental treatment and proper dental care which fuels the lack of excitement when you see an upcoming dental appointment on your calendar. And while its true that going to the dentist isn’t all fun and games, knowing the truth behind certain myths will certainly help your chances of maintaining good oral health.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…well at least for parents: Back to school! And while you rejoice in rushing your little ones out the door—books, pencils and jackets in tow—you’ll want to make sure to pack them a healthy and tooth-friendly lunch; one that will help keep those cavities at bay.
Women know that a slew of bodily changes occurs once they enter menopause—most commonly, hot flashes and night sweats; but what may be surprising, are the oral symptoms that they can also be experiencing. Registered Dental Hygienist Anaida Deti is regularly tapped to provide tips and commentary to Canadians on how to take better care of your oral health. She explains that women are at an increased risk for oral health problems because of the dips in progesterone and estrogen that accompany menopause hormonal fluctuations.