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5 Dental Tips For A Healthier Smile
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5 Dental Tips For A Healthier Smile

Your dental health can have a big impact on your overall health. An unhealthy mouth can be a contributing factor to cardiovascular disease, dementia, respiratory infections, and diabetes; this is just a fraction of the problems bad dental health can cause.

Tooth or False? Five Dental Myths Debunked
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Tooth or False? Five Dental Myths Debunked

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.

Back To School: The A-B-C’S Of Tooth Friendly School Lunches
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Back To School: The A-B-C’S Of Tooth Friendly School Lunches

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.

Have Your Cake & Eat It, Too: 7 Tips to Being Cavity Free This Easter
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Have Your Cake & Eat It, Too: 7 Tips to Being Cavity Free This Easter

Children everywhere are waiting anxiously to see what treats the Easter Bunny will bring them this Easter. And since the shelves at the grocery stores are stock-full of chocolates and candy, you can guarantee there won’t be any vegetables in those Easter baskets…aside from a few carrots for the bunnies themselves. Registered Dental Hygienist Anaida...

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A Sweet Summer Could be a Dental Bummer

With summer in full gear, it’s easy to fall into the sugary trap of so-called ‘healthy’ cool-down treats. You’d be surprised at how quickly your sugar consumption can sky rocket as you reach for another slice of refreshing mango (a whopping 13grams of sugar in only 3oz) or another cup of fruit sorbet (roughly 35...

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Healthy Teeth, Healthy Heart?

Giving your dental hygiene a little extra TLC doesn’t only give you a set of healthy and shiny white pearls; it can also keep your heart healthy. Although the connection between the two isn’t conclusive, studies have shown that the mouth breeds the warning signs to many systematic diseases—including heart disease. Many of the risk...

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What the Tooth Fairy Knows: How to Care for Little Wiggly Teeth

One of the biggest misconceptions is that a baby’s’ and toddler teeth are not as important because they “just fall out anyway”. This sentiment couldn’t be more wrong. Starting your child off with good dental habits—even before a tooth makes its grand appearance—can help keep their teeth healthy, strong and protected for decades to come!...

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Dental Care During Cancer Treatment

Those undergoing cancer treatment have to endure a lot – the path to better health is a difficult one. But there is one aspect of cancer treatment that isn’t widely known: how it negatively affects dental health, including the teeth, gums, salivary glands and other oral tissues. When there are pre-existing dental issues such as cavities, abscesses, or gingivitis, the...

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Tips for Keeping Smiles Healthy at Halloween

It’s hard to believe, but Halloween is already here. Children all over North America will be dressing up and heading door-to-door to collect treats from their neighbours. For a child it’s a fun an exciting holiday, getting to wear a costume and receive free candy! And while it’s fun for parents as well,  it can also create...

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How to Take Care of Your Toothbrush

We use our toothbrushes everyday, hopefully more than once a day, and we count on these tools to help us keep our teeth clean and healthy. But are we taking the best care of them? Toothbrushes can be breeding grounds for bacteria and germs, so it’s important to rinse them well after brushing, and then keep...

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Keeping Up With Anaida Deti

In case you’ve missed it, our CEO and Registered Dental Hygienist Anaida Deti has been staying busy. Not only by working with Dental-X patients and keeping their smiles healthy, but she’s also had appearances on TV and radio, as well as in articles, sharing her dental expertise. Here are a few of the places you may have seen Anaida recently: This Parents...

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Do You Suffer From Tooth Sensitivity?

One of the best parts about warmer weather is the tasty cold treats – who doesn’t enjoy popsicles, ice cream, or an icy drink to cool us down? But for those that suffer from tooth sensitivity, those treats can cause a great deal of pain. And if you’re one of the sufferers, read on – we...

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You Spring Clean Your House – But What About Your Mouth?

When the warmer weather returns, it’s often time for many home owners to “spring clean” their house – get to all the chores we’ve been ignoring over the winter, and make our homes as fresh and clean as possible. But have you ever thought about doing the same with your dental care? Here are some...

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Our Brand New West Toronto Location

The Dental-X Smile team is excited to announce our brand new location – 1474 Dundas St West in Toronto! Dental-X Smile Centres At Dundas is focused on providing the high-quality dental hygiene care you would expect from our dental team. At this location, we offer teeth cleaning, teeth whitening, oral examinations, fluoride treatments and much more. Visit our website...

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Gift from the Heart

Dental-X was recently featured in OH Canada! (Oral Health Canada) Magazine, with our CEO Anaida Deti discussing a charity initiative we are involved in called Gift From The Heart. Last year, independent dental hygienists across Canada opened their clinics to provide oral health care services at no cost to those who need those most. For this event, we had...

The Importance of Regular Dental Check-Ups
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The Importance of Regular Dental Check-Ups

Everyone knows that it’s important to visit your dentist/dental hygienist for check-ups regularly. But have you ever stopped and wondered why? While it’s true that regular brushing and flossing go a long way toward optimal dental health, there are very good reasons for your regular check-ups.