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Westmount Dental Surgery Blog

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
Happy Bonfire Night

 

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Happy Bonfire Night
The Impact Smoking Has On Dental Procedures

We all know that smoking cigarettes can have adverse effects upon one’s health. However, were you aware that this habit may also impact common procedures performed by a dentist? For example, smokers are at a higher risk for developing complications[…]

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The Impact Smoking Has On Dental Procedures
End of British Summer

 

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End of British Summer
Tooth Infections Don't Always Hurt

An aching tooth is often an indication of infection and should be investigated by your dentist as the problem will not simply resolve itself. However, teeth can sometimes be infected without resulting in any pain, sensitivity or swelling of the[…]

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Tooth Infections Don't Always Hurt
Causes of Jaw Tension and Tightness

Regularly experiencing a feeling of tension or tightness in the jaw, neck or throat is not just uncomfortable but can also be worrying. If these symptoms persist, they should be checked out by a dentist and, if necessary, a doctor.

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Causes of Jaw Tension and Tightness
Are There Any Risks Associated With Baby Teeth Extractions?

As a child begins to grow, their baby teeth will naturally be replaced by their adult counterparts. The good news is that this process does not normally result in any issues. However, there are still times when a dentist may need to extract one or[…]

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Are There Any Risks Associated With Baby Teeth Extractions?