Category: Gum Disease in Calgary

Call Your Calgary Dentist if You Have a Dry Socket

In previous blogs we discussed the challenges of dealing with dry mouth – a condition that exists due to a lack of saliva flow that is sometimes caused by taking certain medications, diuretics, and some medical conditions.  There are effective products on the market to deal with dry mouth – as if left unaddressed can contribute to an increase in tooth

Diabetes and Periodontal Disease

Studies reveal that patients suffering from diabetes are at a higher risk of developing periodontal disease.  Periodontal disease involves inflammation of the hard and soft tissues surrounding teeth – bone, gum and periodontal ligaments.  SW Calgary Dentist – Dr. Andy Hoe – focuses on educating all patients to the risks of developing periodontal disease as a few basic steps can help…

Dental Care for Calgary Seniors

Our last blog highlighted the importance of regular dental cleanings in Calgarywhich is especially important for aging members of our community to help prevent serious dental issues.  Seniors in Calgary are often challenged when it comes to dental home care due to; arthritis (which leads to poor dexterity), being bed ridden, disorders like Parkinson’s disease, and mental degeneration that affects the…

Teeth Cleaning in Calgary – Why It’s Important to See Your Hygienist Regularly

Bad Breath in Calgary may be one motivating factor that gets you to make an appointment for a dental cleaning; but there are many health benefits associated with regular oral cleanings that not only address bad breath concerns but potential overall health issues.  In our previous blogs we’ve mentioned the positive impact dental cleanings have on an individual’s physical health –…

Gum Disease and Gingivitis in Calgary

Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that resembles red (instead of pink) swollen gums that bleed when brushed and flossedDentists in SW Calgary  are familiar with the signs of gingivitis and are able to provide solutions to stop the inflammation, and prevent gingivitis from becoming gum disease.

What is Gingivitis?
Gingivitis is the

Keeping Your Teeth & Orthodontic Braces Clean

Over the past few weeks we’ve talked about the importance of regular check-up exams and dental cleanings. When it comes to keeping teeth and gums healthy; prevention is key and that means seeing your dental team routinely and practicing excellent home care.

But for patients who are wearing orthodontic braces, effective brushing and regular dental cleanings are even more important. Orthodontic

Need to ‘Brush Up’ On Your Technique?

The proper brushing technique can make the difference between clean healthy teeth or swollen, bleeding gums, due to plaque build-up.  Brushing your teeth at least twice a day contributes to your overall health, but it also has more specific rewards such as:

Prevents Bad Breath

Studies reveal that approximately 80% of adults deal with bad breath during their life time. Halitosis (bad breath) can…