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Oral health: A window to your overall health
Did you know that your oral health is linked to your overall wellness? Oral health is not only important to your appearance and sense of well-being, but also to your overall health. In some cases, oral problems can be a symptom of other diseases. Here are several ways that... Read more
5 Dental Tips to a Beautiful Smile
Ever wonder how to keep your teeth healthy and white? Protect the Enamel to keep them beautiful. Enamel is the white part of the tooth and is very strong. If the enamel is damaged, it can never come back. So here are some tips to maintain beautiful teeth. 1.... Read more
4 ways to make brushing teeth fun for your kids!
Getting kids to brush their teeth can be a challenge! Here are some tricks to have up your sleeve to make brushing fun. Tasty Toothpaste Choosing the right toothpaste flavour is important for kids. Some find certain flavours too strong, and some don’t like the taste of mint. Try... Read more
The benefits of Xylitol
Xylitol is a natural, non-fermentable sweetener that helps restore a proper pH balance in the mouth. Xylitol is not a sugar, but a sugar alcohol. And the bacteria in the mouth cannot use this sugar to produce decay. It’s a dentist’s dream, as it protects the teeth, and prevents... Read more
The Best and Worst Halloween candy for your teeth
Halloween’s candy haul is pretty much a dentistry fright fest. But are some sweets worse than others when it comes to our teeth? The answer is Yes!  The WORST candies The WORST candies for our teeth are those that stick around for a long time. Sticky candies, like toffees and... Read more
What you should know about oral cancer!
Have you had an oral cancer exam? Most of us are aware that the following signs could be cancer: a skin lesion with irregular borders, a lump in our breast, blood in our urine. However, few know that if we have a non-tender lump in our neck, a persistent... Read more
Dr. Skinner’s favourite dental products for Mamas! (& WIN)
Choosing the right dental products can be overwhelming. I have some favourites, and I thought I’d share them with you. Favourite floss Honestly, ANY floss is my favourite! So many of my patients have difficulty making flossing a daily habit. So, if you have a floss that you like,... Read more
5 Tips to Having a Positive First Dental Visit for your Child
Our goal for your child’s first dental visit is ensuring a healthy mouth, while making it a fun time. We want your child to be happy and excited to come back to the dentist! Here are a few tips to making this happen! 1. Educate Your Child Use your... Read more
Infant Oral Care: When and how to get started
Baby oral care should start as early as possible. Babies love routine… so why not take advantage. Choose a time of the day that suits you best, whether its first thing in the morning, or during baby’s bath time. I personally have found right before bath time to be... Read more
Top 5 reasons your kids need regular dental check-ups
The Canadian Dental Association recommends that your child see the dentist every six months. Your child is growing and changing quickly, and the same goes for their teeth. Regular dental checkups allow the family dentist to make sure their pearly whites are in tip-top shape. Here are the top... Read more