The Importance of Cleaning your Tongue

If you think that brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing daily will prevent you from having dental cavities and gum disease, think again! You are missing one essential factor that determines your overall oral health and that is cleaning or brushing your tongue regularly. Whether to prevent halitosis (bad breath) or

Toddler Teeth Tips

Caring for your child’s dental health is an important job! You love to see your child smile, so investing the time to keep it healthy is a no-brainer. A child should ideally start visiting a dentist when their first teeth appear in their mouth. Baby teeth usually start to grow at 6 months old and

Why the Stains?

Have you ever wondered why your teeth get stained? It can be anything from a small amount of discoloration, to spotting, yellowing, or a bright white spot. There are typically two kinds of stains which cause discoloration. The first is intrinsic and develops inside of the tooth structure. This can occur following dental trauma or

What’s Causing Your Toothache?

Toothache can be very painful! The sensation can come from in or in and around your tooth/gums. Sometimes a toothache can be caused by another problem elsewhere in your body. Regardless, you should never ignore a toothache! If left untreated, it can become worse over time. Here are 5 possible reasons causing a toothache: Cavities

What is a filling?

If you have ever had a cavity, you may have heard of a dental filling. Tooth decay destroys part of the tooth, leaving a cavity. The purpose of a filling is to help to restore the tooth back to it’s normal function and shape by filling in the cavity. Pit and fissure sealants can also

How Long is Invisalign Treatment?

If you’re a new patient who has chosen an Invisalign orthodontic treatment, the first question that pops into your mind would probably be, “how long is Invisalign treatment?” Invisalign, like any other orthodontic treatment management, works by pushing teeth into new proper positions. Unlike traditional braces, which works on pulling and pushing teeth into correct

Preventing Childhood Cavities

Your child has precious small teeth and you want to help protect them as much as you can! Preventing early childhood cavities isn’t hard, here are a few tips! An important tip is not let your child fall asleep with a bottle. The sugars in the milk will sit in their mouth and around their

FAQ: Gingivitis

What do you know about gingivitis? ? You may have heard it on a mouthwash and/or toothpaste commercial on T.V.? It is a very common disease amongst Canadians and Americans. Food particles, plaque and tartar build-up causes gingivitis, which is the first stage of periodontal disease. The good news is that if gingivitis is diagnosed

Consuming Alcohol + Oral Health

When raising our summer cocktail to say cheers, we are most likely not thinking of our oral health care. Whether it’s a summer cocktail, wine or champagne, you should understand that alcohol is not a friend to your teeth. Here’s how alcohol can affect your teeth and how to choose your drinks wisely! Sugar Content:

Bad Breath – Be Gone!

If you are experiencing bad breath, it is best to consult your dentist! The accumulation of plaque and tartar is the primary cause of halitosis (bad breath).  From different types of food, to alcohol, cigarettes or poor oral hygiene – bad breath can stem from many different things. Even severe dieting or gastrointestinal issues can

Smoking: Effects on Oral Health

Smoking, in general, affects many organs in the body. It can cause lung cancer, emphysema, brain damage, cataracts, macular degeneration and increase the risk of having a stroke. While many know the side effects of smoking on major organs of the body, the side effects of smoking on oral health should not be ignored. Here

Senior Dental Care

Taking care of your dental health has no age limit. Even when you reach your senior years, you still have to maintain optimum oral health. Here at Centre Dentaire Saint-Lambert, we make sure you know how to take care of your oral health even in your senior years. Senior years can put you in danger

Reasons for Dental Implants

If you have missing teeth and you want them replaced by something as natural as your teeth, then schedule a visit to your dentist to discuss dental implants. Dental implants are a popular way to replace or substitute your missing teeth. A typical implant consists of a dental crown and a titanium post. The titanium

Preventive check ups

You should bring your child for their first dental exam when their first teeth appears in the mouth . Parents should brush the child’s teeth with a soft toothbrush. It is important to understand that it is easier to maintain than to treat a damaged tooth. Thus it is recommended to plan dental check-ups every

Oral Care Importance During Invisalign Treatment

Oral care is essential to everyone, but it is significantly more important if you’re undergoing Invisalign treatment. Food residues or debris could get trapped easily in your mouth if the proper care is not taken when wearing your clear aligners. Also, food residues, if not washed away, could also damage or stain your aligners, making

Invisalign treatment

Do your overlapping teeth bother you aesthetically or inconveniently?  Invisalign can help align your teeth and improve your smile. Nevertheless, before considering this treatment option it is important to understand how it works. What is Invisalign treatment? Invisalign treatment is one of the most advanced treatments in the world. A series of thermoplastic trays are

How to Manage Sensitive Teeth

Do you experience a sudden sharp tooth pain while eating ice cream or drinking hot chocolate? If yes, you are one of the many people who have tooth sensitivity or dentin hypersensitivity. Tooth sensitivity is one of the most common dental issues in the world. While some people experience sensitivity in one or more tooth,

Got Dry Mouth?

Dry mouth happens when you don’t have enough saliva to keep your mouth moist. Everyone can experience dry mouth at some point, especially when stressed, dehydrated or alcohol consumption. However, a constant dry mouth can be very uncomfortable. A lack of saliva can also cause other health problems. Saliva is very important to our bodies

Facts About Fluoride

For decades, Fluoride has been held in high esteem by the dental community. Fluoride is quickly absorbed into the tooth enamel, and increases the strength of the enamel, preventing tooth decay. In most U.S. and Canadian communities, sodium fluoride is added as a supplement in its water filtration systems. This practice has been known to

Are You Scared of the Dentist?

Dental Anxiety is a common occurrence, and many people throughout the world feel anxious about seeing a dentist. If you have dental phobia  you will most likely delay or put off going to the dentist for several years unless you’re forced to do so. There are many causes of dental fear and anxiety about seeing a dentist.

Why Drinking Soda is Bad for Your Oral Health

Many people enjoy drinking a refreshing soda. The sugar, caffeine, bubbles, and fizz from the carbonation make you want to drink soda, especially during the warmer months. Drinking soda can negatively affect your teeth, gums and your general oral health. According to a study done in 2009, soft drinks pose many potential health problems, and

Are You Suffering from TMJ?

Have you heard about TMJ syndrome? Are you familiar with the term temporomandibular joint? Here at Center Dentaire Saint-Lambert, we provide our patients with valuable information that can help them understand their condition. In this particular post, we will discuss TMJ syndrome. TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint syndrome is a collective term for disorders or problems

The Benefits of Choosing Dental Veneers

Are you self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth? If you have a chipped or discolored tooth that affects the way you smile and talk, you may want to look into this cosmetic dentistry service offered in our dental office. Here at Centre Dentaire Saint-Lambert, we offer dental veneers to patients who want to have

Trends in Cosmetic Dentistry

The dental industry is ever changing with the cutting-edge development of technology and use of advanced equipment; you can achieve your dream of having your best smile! With the introduction of minimally invasive dental procedures, the demand for cosmetic dentistry treatment and management has skyrocketed and is still growing. Cosmetic dentistry is a collection of dental

Tooth Decay Prevention Tips

Tooth decay is one of the most prevalent dental problems in the world. When you have tooth decay, also known as cavities, it is important to seek a dental expert. In addition to regularly visiting your dentist, it is important to take preventative steps. Here are some important prevention tips that you can follow to

The Root Canal Treatment Procedure

If you want your teeth to last a lifetime, then you must take care good care of them through proper oral hygiene. However, there are instances that you may still experience dental problems like pulp damage due to accidental tooth injury or dental cavities. With a root canal treatment, you can save your teeth and

What happens when you don’t floss regularly

Just like brushing, flossing is important to keep your teeth and gums healthy. If you don’t use floss, you will have to face the consequences sooner or later. Here are some of these consequences: – Bad breath or halitosis – Tooth decay between teeth – Gingivitis and gum disease When you don’t floss daily, food

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Procedure

There are some dental complications that some people are not aware of such as unbearable pain and swelling. The third molars are also referred to as the wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth usually grow in your late teens or early adulthood. The Wisdom Tooth Extraction Procedure Extraction of a wisdom tooth is a simple surgical procedure.

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