November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and there are over 11 million Canadians living with diabetes or pre-diabetes today. Diabetes can lead to a wide variety of health problems, but were you aware that it can also put you at risk for dental issues? High blood sugar affects every part of the body, including the teeth and gums.Read More »
Cannabis And Your Oral Health
As of October 17, 2018, cannabis is legal in Canada! Estimates say that 15% of Canadians use cannabis (marijuana) for recreational or therapeutic purposes and it can be consumed by smoking, vaporizing, within food, or as an extract. Smoking marijuana typically has a more immediate, short-lived effect, whereas “edibles” exhibit effects more slowly that often last longer. So how does cannabis use affect your oral health?Read More »
Consider a Career in Dentistry!
Dental care is a team effort – we all work together to provide oral care and dental health maintenance. While becoming a dentist is the most obvious career choice, there are many types of job opportunities within the dental field, requiring different levels of education.Read More »
Play It Safe with a Sports Mouthguard
Get your athletes ready for spring and summer sports! One essential piece of equipment for many sports is a custom-fit sports mouthguard. It will help protect against injury to the face and teeth, as well as lessening the severity of concussion. At Horizon Dental, we can customize your mouthguard with your name, team colours, and logo!Read More »
Let’s “Spring Clean” Your Oral Health
Winter is passing and signs of spring are all around us! Does this inspire you to start spring cleaning your home and yard? Before you grab your bucket, squeegee, and mop, take a moment to think about your dental health routine. Check out these tips to “spring clean” your oral health routine so your smile is healthy, vibrant, and ready for the new season!Read More »
Beyond Straight Teeth – The Value of Orthodontics
Orthodontics can make a huge difference in a person’s life by treating irregularities in the teeth and jaws. Not only will it help straighten your smile – which will make you look and feel great – but it also helps align your bite and your jaws for better function.Read More »
Protect That Smile – 5 Tips for Today’s Parents
We all know it’s important to brush twice and floss daily. For some parents this can be a battle, and for others it’s a breeze. But it’s not all about brushing – check out my top 5 tips for protecting your child’s smile:Read More »
New Year, New Smile!
For me, New Year’s resolutions are all about goal setting. I love that feeling of accomplishment when I can make something happen. For most of us, New Year’s resolutions are about health, fitness, and diet. Basically, quitting all our “bad” habits and creating new “good” habits. Might I suggest that in 2018 you focus on doing something for yourself?! Something that doesn’t involve giving anything up or starting some crazy new fad diet that you’ll be sick of by February. I’m thinking New Year, New Smile!Read More »
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies this Holiday Season
We all make plans over the holidays – but no one plans for a dental emergency! So, let’s look at how to handle the most common dental emergencies, just in case!Read More »
Hypnosis at the Dentist?!
What is hypnosis? Experts can’t agree but we know that clinical hypnosis has been used in medicine and dentistry for decades as a way to manage pain, anxiety, and enhance healing and reduce post-op complications. Check out the video below to hear about my experience training to perform clinical hypnosis!Read More »