It’s hard to believe that another year is almost over. And even though we’re wondering where all the days went, we’ve had a busy year. From being nominated for a 2019 Top Choice Award and reaching a new Facebook fan milestone to achieving a 4.9 star Google rating and of course, publishing new blog articles just like this one monthly, we can start to see where our time has gone. But even though the year is almost over, we’ve got time for one more blog post. So, in honour of a new year, we’ve decided to reflect on 2018 with a recap of every blog post we shared over the last 12 months.
Getting Invisalign Braces for Children and Teens
Getting braces can be a stressful time in any child or teen’s life— dealing with the slight discomfort as well as getting used to their new look, but the truth is, it doesn’t have to be. Sure, any type of braces will cause some discomfort, but as you’ll read in January’s blog post, Invisalign braces are a perfect option for any young one concerned with appearance. But this past blog post doesn’t stop there, it also shines some light on the process of getting Invisalign braces for your child or teen.
How to Effectively Treat Dry Mouth
Dry Mouth is a medical condition brought on by stress, medications or even other medical conditions that can make day-to-day activities tough. But if you or someone you know suffers from Dry Mouth, there’s no need to worry. February’s blog post provides readers with various effective options to treat this condition. We understand that Dry Mouth can be annoying, frustrating and sometimes embarrassing and that’s why we work with patients of all ages to explore treatment options that work best for them.
Superfoods for Your Teeth and Oral Health
We've all heard of Superfoods— those foods that are incredibly high in nutrients and good for our bodies and our well-being. But did you know that there are Superfoods for your teeth and oral health too? It's true! In fact, unlike some of the regular Superfoods, the foods on this list are mostly ones that we consume on a regular basis anyway. Check out March's blog post to find out what foods you're already enjoying are working wonders on your teeth and oral health.
Protecting Your Teeth During the Spring and Summer
The Spring and Summer can be a damaging time for our teeth and mouths. It tends to be the time of year when our activity levels hit an all-time high, and popular food and drinks tend to contain more ice than the rest of the year. But despite these things, there are many different things you can do to protect your family's teeth and mouths and ensure you spend your Spring and Summer doing the things you enjoy most rather than recovering from an oral injury. If this sounds like something that could be of use to your family, we suggest clicking below to read April's article.
Everything You Need to Know About Sports Mouth Guards
It may not have been hockey season when we published May's blog post, but sports mouth guards are equally as crucial for summer sports too. Sports like football, rugby, soccer and even mountain biking and skateboarding all pose risks to our teeth that can be protected against by a mouth guard. Read May's blog post for an in-depth look at sports mouth guards, the different options available and the benefits of wearing one.
Tooth Sensitivity Explained
Tooth sensitivity is a dental condition caused by aggressive brushing or the excessive consumption of acidic food and drinks. It happens as the enamel on our teeth wear down and expose the dentin underneath. Tooth sensitivity is often classified in one of two categories and can also sometimes be confused with other, more severe, dental problems. To learn all about tooth sensitivity and how to treat it, check out June’s blog post.
Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Smile While Camping
There’s something about camping that makes it so enjoyable. Maybe it’s the peacefulness of being surrounded by nothing but trees and animals or perhaps it's the satisfaction of knowing you survived without needing electricity or other modern amenities. Regardless of what makes camping so enjoyable for you, when you choose to "rough it" in the woods, it shouldn't be rough on your teeth and mouth. July's blog post was dedicated to sharing tips for maintaining your teeth cleaning routine no matter how far into the wilderness you choose to go. On top of these tips, we also shared some ways to minimize the impact your teeth cleaning has on the surrounding environment. Check it out.
Back to School Snacks for a Smarter Smile
August was back to school time, and that meant families were preparing their school supplies, bags, wardrobes and of course, planning lunches. This is why we thought it was the perfect time to share a list of school-ready snacks that would benefit not only your child's learning but also their smile too. And even though it's no longer the start of a new school year, we will be heading back to school in 2-3 weeks, and so this article is more relevant than ever. Give it a read to start the second half of your child's school year off right.
Four Dental Stats Your Probably Didn’t Know
As a bonus, August saw a second article published dedicated to dental stats that we’re pretty sure you didn’t know. If you missed it the first time around, give it a quick read to learn something new about the dental situation in Canada.
The Benefits of Eating Pumpkin
As September rolled around, our daydreams shifted from popsicles and sitting poolside to pumpkins and playing in piles of leaves. This inspired us to research and write about the benefits of eating pumpkin. But not that sugar-packed pumpkin spice stuff, no, September’s blog post focused on the many dental benefits of eating pumpkin in its natural form.
The Best and Worst Halloween Candy For Your Teeth
Nothing says October more than Halloween. Costumes, Jack-o-lanterns, parties, decorations, and of course, candy. And as a dentist office, you can imagine we're not the biggest fans of candy. Packed with sugar and sometimes as hard as rocks, these treats can cause some severe damage to our mouths. But we get that sometimes you have a craving for chocolate. That's why we put together a list of the best and worst types of candy for your teeth in October. Yes, all candy is bad for your teeth in one way or another, but if you're going to enjoy it, you might as well cause as little damage as possible.
What to do if You Have a Dental Emergency Abroad
Last but not least, November’s blog post focused on what to do if you experience a dental emergency abroad. With many families choosing to head south over the holidays, we wanted to make sure readers knew what to do whether they had a toothache, lost a tooth or had a problem with their dentures. If you’re still planning to head south or are maybe experiencing a dental emergency abroad right now, check out November’s blog post to learn how to handle a dental emergency away from home.
We hoped you've enjoyed reading our blog articles over the past year. We know we've certainly enjoyed creating them for you. Stay tuned in 2019 as we plan to continue to post new articles every month. Have a topic you think we should write about? Send us an email or Facebook message, and we may just use it. And as always, if you have any dental questions or emergencies over the holidays or any other time, please reach out to us by phone or email and a member of our team would be glad to help.
Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!