It’s always beneficial to be proactive about your health. Awareness and education can help you actively prevent some of the dental challenges you could face. Dr. Pasha shares some of his insights on prevention below.
Remember the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, where you pick an actor and then name actors they’ve worked with until you land on a Kevin Bacon film? Instead of actors, I’m going to relate Vitamin A to Halloween.
Sugar is often vilified as a primary cause of tooth decay among youngsters, and it certainly deserves this mantle. But there’s a new baddie on the block; another sinister force looking to take down your lovely smile.
What does cheese have in abundance? Flavour? Yes. Delicious, unearthly texture? That too. What else does it offer that would make only a dentist happy?
Oral cancers are common in Canadians, and while serious, are also among the more preventable. Around 75 percent of oral cancers are linked to modifiable behaviours like tobacco use and excessive alcohol consumption.
As an active guy, winter offers so many awesome options it’s hard to know where to start. There are tons of ways to stay active and have fun. The drawback of course, is that they all bring with them a certain element of risk.
Our teeth are magical things, but for all their strengths they’re mighty fragile. Over the years most of us will develop bad habits when it comes to our teeth.
Halitosis (chronic bad breath) is a tough subject; I talk about with patients all the time. They’re embarrassed, often because they don’t know how to fix the problem. This is, of course, if they even know that there is a problem.
Did you know that mouth breathing is one of the most common causes of bite problems in children and adults?
Academic reading on the link between diabetes and periodontal disease makes the facts plain: diabetics are more likely to contract infections, and if you have diabetes, you’re more likely to develop periodontal disease.
There’s a lot that goes on when a person goes to bed and falls asleep. Much of what goes on is positive, but there are many sleep disorders that can have a negative impact on our health.
Do you have pain in your teeth when you breathe in cold air? What about when you eat something cold, like ice cream?
I like to think that my insights offer a good perspective on the issues affecting our oral health. In the course of writing I find that several topics continue to surface. Notable among them: acid and acid erosion.