Happy Halloween 2014

We want to wish all the buoys and ghouls a happy and safe Halloween this year. The team at Broad Street Dental Centre love Halloween too. Just a little to reminder to drink lots of water, brush your teeth and lots of flossing! Last weekend we were very happy to be invited for the third year to participate in the …

Wisdom Teeth – “None the wiser”

Wisdom Teeth Why do we have wisdom teeth? Where did the name come from? Should we have them removed and if so when? If you have ever wondered about your wisdom teeth or “third molars” this article is for you. Read on to find out more about wisdom teeth… Wisdom teeth are the last molars to come in, and are …

April is Oral Health Month

In April of every year dental professionals across Canada promote National Dental Health Month. Here are five great ways to keep your teeth healthy from the Canadian Dental Association: See your dentist regularly for dental check-ups and professional deep cleaning. Brush at least twice a day and floss at least once daily between dental office visits. Choose a toothpaste that …

Can’t have rainbows…

While waiting for at the Westcoast Air Terminal in downtown Victoria for one my closest friends to arrive from Vancouver the sky opened up and down came a torrent of rain. However, instead of running inside, in true west coast fashion we saw people turn around and admire the beauty of this great city as it was adorned with a …

“Broken Teeth” by Sam Roberts

Just saw this on CBC’s Sports amazing coverage of the Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Catchy and dentally aware. 🙂 Just wishing the athletes bring home medals, memories and more experience. Hopefully no “Broken Teeth.” [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3AkEvbWO5M&rel=0] or on the CBC website.

Thumb sucking – Is it okay?

Many children use thumb sucking as a means to soothe themselves. At birth, babies reflexively suck any object placed in their mouths, and this the reflex responsible for ensuring breast feeding. For many babies, thumb sucking becomes a habit that may last several years or more. A question often asked by parents is whether or not thumb sucking (or use …

Diabetes and Gum Disease

What’s the link between diabetes and gum disease? Well, it turns out that people with diabetes are particularly prone to developing gum disease. Periodontal disease (including gum disease) occurs when plaque bacteria build up below the gum line, infect the gums and damage the bone that supports the teeth. The symptoms of gum disease include redness, swelling and bleeding of …

Update: Dentistry from the Heart 2013

Update regarding this year’s Dentistry from the Heart event at Dr. Ross Crapo’s Saanich dental practice. It was a wonderful time and kudos to the staff for such a well-organized event. Thank you again to Dr. Crapo and Dr. Ed Lowe of Vancouver for sharing this brilliant experience. The final stats are in and the team were able to treat …

Healthy Teeth this Halloween

More fun and less fright for parents and kids Halloween is just around the corner, and for many children, that means a big bag of chocolate and sweets. The sugar in these candies is never a good thing for their teeth (or yours, if you also indulge). Here are a few ideas as to how you can limit the impact …