Guelph Dental News

We aim to provide you with the information you need about dentistry—whether it is information on dental techniques, new dental tools, tips on how to take care of your teeth, or any innovations in the dental industry. Our team of Dentists and Hygienists believe that everyone should be informed about dental care and oral hygiene.

Dental News and Advice from the Stonegate Dental team in Guelph, Ontario

Sometimes, reading a quick article about a procedure, or knowing what you can expect during your dentist appointment is all you need to calm your nerves. The more you know the more confident you will feel. We like to cover a wide range of topics that help you and your family with oral hygiene. Many of our topics also go through our commonly asked questions and answers.

The Stonegate Dental team is always looking for ways to ease dental anxiety for children and for adults. We will continue to provide you with tips and tricks to deal with dental anxiety no matter what age you are. You can also check out this news section for updates on anything important happening in our Guelph Dentist Office.

Feel free to browse through our articles. Should you have any further questions, we are always happy to answer them!

What to do if You Have a Dental Emergency Abroad

Every year, right around this time, many families choose to head south for the holidays. Rather than stick around to enjoy the snow, gift giving and holiday treats, they decide to trade it all for sun, sand and sitting poolside. But just because you've decided to put a pause on your day-to-day life, doesn't mean your teeth and mouth will do the same.

The Best and Worst Halloween Candy For Your Teeth

With Halloween only hours away, we're positive all your little goblins and ghouls are dreaming of bags full of candy. And while we're not here to put a damper on the party by recommending you not eat any of it, we wanted to share the best and worst types of candy for your teeth. We hope to provide you with more insight as to the different ingredients and chemicals found not only in candy but in all food and how they affect your teeth.

The Benefits of Eating Pumpkin

Fall is upon us! And if you’re like our team, you believe fall is one of the best seasons of all. Sweater weather, boots, gorgeous colours, crunchy leaves and of course, pumpkins. And as enjoyable as pumpkins are to look at (especially when they’ve been carved out), did you know that pumpkins are also an excellent source for many dental and oral benefits? It’s true! Pumpkins offer our mouths many different benefits.

Four Dental Stats You Probably Didn’t Know

Unless you have a dental emergency or are experiencing pain, you probably don’t think about your teeth and the dentist outside of your regular checkup. With that being said, we feel these four stats are worth special consideration.

Back to School Snacks for a Smarter Smile

The new school year is just around the corner (yes, we went there) and that means packing lunches for your young scholars for a full day of learning. And after a summer filled with sugary snacks, your child’s mouth could use some smarter choices. Snacks that are not only good for them but good for their teeth too. But as you may have already guessed, not all snacks are equal.

Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Smile While Camping

Summer is the season of adventure. And nothing says summer adventure like camping and roughing it in the woods. But just because you’ve chosen to rough it, doesn’t mean you have to be rough on your teeth and the environment. Not brushing your teeth is not an option, but there are still ways to maintain a proper teeth cleaning routine out in the woods without affecting the surrounding environment.

Tooth Sensitivity Explained

Summer is synonymous with ice cream, popsicles and other cold treats. And while these things can all be quite delightful, they can also be painful for people who suffer from tooth sensitivity. They can even be the first indicator that someone has sensitive teeth. So as summer continues to ramp up and as cool treats become a more regular part of our adventures, we wanted to take this opportunity to give you a quick overview of tooth sensitivity.

Everything You Need to Know About Sports Mouth Guards

As the official start of summer quickly approaches and summer sports get into full swing, sports mouthguards might not be something you think of when it comes to equipment unless you or your children are playing football or lacrosse. But believe it or not, a sports mouthguard is equally as crucial for non-contact sports like soccer, skateboarding, BMX riding and volleyball too. It's not uncommon to be hit by a stray ball while playing soccer, to come in contact with concrete ramps while skateboarding or even be hit by a spiked ball while playing volleyball.

Protecting Your Teeth During the Spring and Summer

Warm weather, sunshine and sandals— what’s not to love about spring and summer? As we all prepare for months filled with friends, food and hours spent outdoors, it’s important we remember that with new seasons comes new potential risks to our teeth. Everything from summer-inspired food and drinks, to sports and the non-conventional use of our teeth, raise new risks to our teeth that we may not be aware of.

Superfoods For Your Teeth and Oral Health

When we think about the food we eat, we probably don’t think much about what it does for our teeth or oral health. There’s a reason your parents told you to drink milk when you were a kid—and that’s because it’s one of the superfoods for your teeth. Superfoods are exactly what they sound like. They’re foods that are high in nutrients and are generally good for your health and wellbeing. And when it comes to teeth, there are superfoods out there that can do wonders for your oral health. Here’s what they are and what they do!

How To Effectively Treat Dry Mouth

Suffering from a dry mouth leaves a very undesirable feeling for most people. To repeatedly suffer from dry mouth due to medical conditions, stress or medications can be a hindrance to your daily life and can lead to some serious dental health problems. So what should you do if you experience dry mouth on a regular basis?

Getting Invisalign Braces for Children and Teens

Seeing children and teens wearing braces is nothing new, but what if you couldn’t immediately tell that they even have them? That’s the perk of Invisalign braces for children and teens. Invisalign also makes it easy to maintain your child’s oral hygiene. Here’s what you need to know about this dental innovation.

Children's Oral and Dental Health Month-What You Need To Know

Each year, during the month of February, the American Dental Association (ADA) brings awareness to children’s dental health in hopes to get oral health and oral hygiene under control at a young age. Although Canada does not specifically have a month for Children’s Dental Health, most dental offices across Canada recognize the ADA’s month long campaign and join in with their efforts.

Why Do Teeth Get Stained and How to Fix Stained Teeth

Teeth that have been stained and are no longer white can be a result of direct and indirect actions. Before we dive into how to get rid of stains, we let’s discuss where stains and discolouration on teeth comes from.

What Can Porcelain Veneers Do For Your Smile?

Porcelain Veneers are used for fixing cosmetic dentistry concerns and for filling in gaps and spaces where the smile could use a bit of extra help.

National Flossing Day: Importance of Flossing for Oral Hygiene

November is the month where brushing your teeth and flossing your teeth gets a lot of attention. Today is National Flossing Day and our Guelph Dentist Office is celebrating by sharing the facts of flossing you need to know.

National Brush Your Teeth Day

November 1st each year means it’s National Brush Your Teeth Day! It should be no surprise that this dental day comes the day after Halloween.

Beat the Halloween Candy Cavity Party

When it comes to candy in the house, Halloween is the jackpot for kids (…and parents). But with all the extra sugar, sweets and stickiness, cavities can pop up alarmingly fast! Learn how to beat Halloween cavities and reinforce great oral hygiene routines with these tips from our Guelph Dentist Office.

Celebrate Orthodontic Health Month

October is exciting. Thanksgiving. Halloween. And Orthodontic Health Month! Okay, maybe it’s not as exciting as the other holidays this month, but our Guelph Dentist Office believes that Orthodontic Health is important for patients of all ages.

Celebrate World Smile Day

As a local Guelph Dentist Office, we know just how important smiles are. To celebrate World Smile Day this Friday October 6th, our office wants to share some facts about smiles, oral health and ways that you can share kindness

Reasons NOT To Use Activated Charcoal

The trend of using activated charcoal for whitening teeth is one of the more dangerous practices that dentists are seeing. Today, we’re sharing why you need to stay clear of using activated charcoal on your teeth and giving you safer methods of whitening teeth, including our Whitening Tray Systems.

Why Choose Stonegate Dental As Your Guelph Dentist?

Emergency care, friendly and caring staff, rigorous hygiene standards, the highest standards of laboratory work and materials and affordable dentistry. At the end of the day, we always keep you in mind. Here are 4 great reasons to choose Stonegate Dental for your dental care. 

Celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day

Did you know that August 22nd is National Tooth Fairy Day? Here at Stonegate Dental, we want to celebrate this special day by talking about children’s oral hygiene and what happens when they lose a tooth.

Does Aloe Vera Help Mouth Ulcers?

Aloe Vera is a common plant around the world and has been used as part of naturopathic and medicinal practices for years. It is known for its soothing, anti-inflammatory properties and moisturizing effects on the body. Recently, Dental Researchers have taken interest in the use of Aloe Vera products, such as Aloe Vera juice and topical products like Aloe Vera gel, for the treatment of mouth ulcers.

Invisalign Tips: How to Clean Invisalign Trays

"How do I clean Invisalign?" A major concern of patients and a question we get asked here at Stonegate Dental is how you should take care of your Invisalign trays. The good news is that unlike metal braces, Invisalign is easy to maintain and your oral hygiene routine doesn’t change too much!

Flipper Dentures: Make Your Smile Flippin' Fabulous, Today!

Flipper Dentures are a great temporary solution for filling in gaps after dental work, or for our younger patients who may need to fill in the gaps while the Tooth Fairy visits!

How Much Does a Dental Implant Cost?

Visit our team of professionals in Guelph for a dental implant procedure that is cost effective and completed to high quality standards.

How to Become a Dentist in Ontario

Have you considered becoming a Dentist in Ontario? Although tooth diseases are on the decline thanks to modern dentistry, the dental industry’s growth is on the incline in Ontario and Canada.

Looking For a Guelph Dentist That Takes Payment Plans?

If you are looking for a Guelph dentist that takes payment plans or has payment plans, Stonegate Dental can help.

5 Steps For Your Next Dental Cleaning

Be aware of the steps to professional teeth cleanings, and feel at ease during your next appointment with the dental hygienist.

Tooth Extractions - 3 Ways to Prepare

Here are 3 great tips from Guelph dentist Dr. Gokhan Shevket for preparing to have a tooth extraction that will make the process easier.

4 Reasons NOT To Dread That Root Canal

Here are 4 fast facts about root canals that may have you actually looking forward to your appointment!

4 Reasons To Choose Dental Implants Over Bridges

One great, affordable and easy way to bring your smile back with confidence is to have a dental implants fitted at our Guelph dentist office.

Inlays and Onlays vs Fillings

Inlays and Onlays have many advantages over standard fillings or crowns. Learn more about the difference from your trusted Guelph Dentist.

Don't Skip Your Dental Exam!

Many adults skip their annual routine dental exam altogether, opting only to see a dentist when pain or issues arise.

Custom Whitening vs Drugstore Whitening

Here are 3 reasons custom whitening trays from Stonegate Dental in Guelph are the best choice for safely and effectively whitening your smile.

Yes, We Have Nitrous!

NEW: Nitrous Oxide in Guelph! Stonegate Dental is excited to announce that we now have Nitrous Oxide available as a treatment option.

Invisalign Clear Braces: 4 Myths and Facts

You may have heard the following things about Invisalign braces, but are they accurate? Your team at Stonegate Dental is here to bust the myths!

3 Reasons to Consider Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a popular option for cosmetic dental restoration, which can quickly and permanently correct various aesthetic flaws in your smile.

3 Reasons to Have Your Mouthguard Custom Made

With so many options for mouthguards on the market, you may find yourself wondering if a custom fitting from your dentist is really necessary.

5 Dental Emergencies and What To Do About Them

If you need help urgently, go to the ER at Guelph General Hospital. Here’s what to do while you’re waiting to see the dentist.

Dental Anxiety: 3 Creative Ways To Soothe Children

Make your next children's dental appointment in Guelph a piece of cake (without the cavities!). Here's 3 creative ways to soothe dental anxiety.

5 Reasons To Choose Stonegate Dental in Guelph

Without a doubt, Stonegate Dental is the go-to dentistry in all of Guelph. With over 60 Google Reviews we have been rated a solid 4.9 on average.

Dental Implants: Are They Right For You

Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.

Becoming A Dentist: How To Start Your Dentist Career

Thinking of becoming a dentist? Here's some advice before starting your dentist career from Guelph dentist, Dr Nancy Wat.

Smiling with Stonegate

From the ‘smile experts’ here at Stonegate Dental in Guelph, here are our top 5 reasons to smile more in the new year.