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Westmount Dental Surgery Blog

Simple Home Exercises That Can Help Reduce Bruxism

Teeth grinding or bruxism is a dental problem that affects more than one million people in the world. It can cause serious fractures, gum inflammation and tooth loss. There are many treatments available for this condition. You can also take steps on[…]

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Simple Home Exercises That Can Help Reduce Bruxism
Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?

If you suffer from sensitive teeth, then you likely find that eating hot, cold, sweet or spicy foods can cause pain or sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity is usually due to enamel damage. To protect your teeth -- and lessen the pain -- follow these steps:

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Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?
Causes of a Bad Taste in the Mouth

There are a number of factors which could be causing a bad taste in the mouth, one which does not go away when you brush your teeth. If a bad taste lingers you should consult your dentist to try to find the root cause of the issue.

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Causes of a Bad Taste in the Mouth
How To Treat Canker Sores At Home

Canker sores are a common type of mouth ulcer. They don’t affect the health of your teeth and they usually resolve in two weeks. Very often, they occur when you’re experiencing stress in your life. Below are some tips to treat them at home.

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How To Treat Canker Sores At Home
Need to Know: Is Fluoride Safe for Children?

Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel and protects teeth from decay. In many cities, fluoride is added to drinking water. However, using too many fluoride-enriched products can expose children’s teeth to too much fluoride.

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Need to Know: Is Fluoride Safe for Children?
Keeping Your Teeth Healthy, Even When You’re Sick

When you've been ill, this can take a toll on overall well-being, including our dental health. But it only takes a few small steps to keep your teeth and mouth healthy, even when you’re sick. 

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Keeping Your Teeth Healthy, Even When You’re Sick
What Causes Tooth Loss?

While seeing a dentist on a regular basis is important, it is critical to understand some reasons why tooth loss can occur at nearly any age. Here are three situations which can lead to losing one or more teeth: -   Acute trauma (such as a slip or a[…]

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What Causes Tooth Loss?
Benefits of Mouthwash

Although mouthwash may make your teeth feel fresh and clean, it should never be used as an alternative to brushing and flossing but as an additional aid to good dental health. It should be noted that there are two types of mouthwash available. 

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Benefits of Mouthwash
Dentist Can Help Cure Snoring!

A dentist may actually be able to help solve the problem of snoring. This is because the root cause of snoring can usually be attributed to a blockage in the air passage and this obstruction is often linked to an underlying medical condition. 

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Dentist Can Help Cure Snoring!
Dental Braces and Plaque

Braces are often necessary to correct misaligned teeth -- but the wires and attachments can make keeping the teeth clean problematical. Plaque can build up if brushing and flossing cannot fully clean the surfaces of teeth and the gaps in between. 

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Dental Braces and Plaque