According to the Canadian Dental Association, your son or daughter should schedule an appointment within six months of the eruption of their first tooth.

To stop the bleeding, first, bite on gauze. Next, you will want to fill a container with milk or saline and place your tooth inside. If these options aren’t available, you can place your tooth under your tongue alternatively. See your dentist as soon as possible. Don’t delay visiting your dentist within an hour.

For specific recommendations, speak with your dentist. Typically, patients are advised to use a toothbrush that has soft bristles and toothpaste containing fluoride to strengthen and protect their teeth. We always advise that you search for dental products that have the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) Seal of Acceptance.

For all missed and short notice cancellation appointments, our dental office reserves the right to charge up to $200.

Generally, you should visit your dentist a minimum of twice per year. To determine the frequency of scheduling dental visits, speak with your dentist.

It’s advised that you brush your teeth twice daily for optimal oral hygiene. At the very least, you should be brushing your teeth for a minimum of two minutes. Tip—for fresh breath remember to also brush your tongue.

When plaque and bacteria build-up, gum disease can form. This build-up can develop into advanced gum disease when it is not addressed quickly. Advanced gum disease can lead to irreversible problems such as tooth and bone loss. Fortunately, you can reverse gum disease if it’s in its early stages by following a proper oral hygiene routine and visiting your dentist for regular dental check-ups and cleanings.

Everyone is advised to change their toothbrush every three months, however, if you are using an electric toothbrush it may not be necessary to change the head as frequently—refer to the directions.