Do You Use a Tongue Scraper? What Is It?

Bacteria thrive in dark, moist places such as your mouth. There are approximately 600 types of bacteria hiding within your mouth. The buildup of these bacteria can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, bad breath, and other dental conditions. This is why proper dental hygiene is so important. You may be thinking, this doesn’t […]

By |May 20th, 2017|General Dentistry, Oral Health|Comments Off on Do You Use a Tongue Scraper? What Is It?

5 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Embarrassing Bad Breath

Halitosis, more commonly referred to as bad breath, is the result of many factors. Things like enjoying stinky foods, bacteria residing on your tongue, improper brushing and flossing, and poor dental hygiene are just a few causes worth mentioning. Bad breath can be embarrassing, but by following these five tips, you can easily reduce […]

By |May 6th, 2017|Diet, General Dentistry, Oral Health|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Embarrassing Bad Breath

Dental Conditions and Genetics

How are your genes?
If you’re one of the lucky few who’ve never had a cavity, congratulations, because you’ve won the oral health edition of the genetic lottery. Most of us, however, are not so lucky, and our teeth and gums possess only average resistance to decay and infection.

If you’ve never given a thought to […]

By |March 28th, 2017|General Dentistry, Oral Health|Comments Off on Dental Conditions and Genetics

Dry Mouth Causes and Cures

Dry Mouth – It’s Worse Than It Sounds
Xerostomia, or dry mouth, is a condition that can affect anyone and precipitate untold damage to your oral health. Many cases go untreated because sufferers think it’s only a minor annoyance, and not a legitimate medical complaint. However, even brief periods of reduced saliva production can significantly […]

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Medical Conditions that Contribute to Cavities

We might think of our body health and oral health as separate battlegrounds, but the truth is that they are incredibly connected. We understand now that there is a connection between chronic oral health conditions and heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis. For example, the same bacteria that causes gum disease, streptococcus mutans, has […]

By |February 10th, 2017|General Dentistry, Oral Health|Comments Off on Medical Conditions that Contribute to Cavities

What Bad Breath Means

You’d be lying if you said you’ve never had bad breath (halitosis). For example, “morning breath” is unavoidable for most people, as a natural result of reduced saliva production overnight. Certain strong-smelling foods leave an odor in the mouth as well, such as garlic, onions, and curry.

But bad breath should always be monitored, as it […]

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Five Signs You May Have Gum Disease

At Docklands Dental Studio, we want your teeth and gums to stay healthy, so you can keep your smile beautiful and strong for life. Unfortunately, gingivitis and periodontitis (gum disease) are common conditions, with millions of people affected.

Since gum disease can damage mouths with perfectly healthy teeth, many people are not aware they suffer […]

By |November 30th, 2016|Gum Disease, Oral Health|Comments Off on Five Signs You May Have Gum Disease

Keeping Your Teeth Healthy for Life

Everybody wants a healthy smile, because our smile is often the first thing people notice about us. We brush our teeth twice a day and floss between them to keep them looking and feeling good. While brushing and flossing help keep our teeth healthy, attending regular checkups with the dentist remains the most important […]

By |August 18th, 2016|General Dentistry, Oral Health|Comments Off on Keeping Your Teeth Healthy for Life

Mouth Guards for Children and Adults

Occasionally, our patients need a little extra help maintaining healthy teeth. Even regular brushing and flossing will not protect teeth from wearing or cracking due to excess pressure. Patients often come to us complaining of tooth pain or pain in their jaw, and wondering how to alleviate the pain. Many of these people suffer […]

By |July 30th, 2016|Childrens Dentistry, General Dentistry, Oral Health|Comments Off on Mouth Guards for Children and Adults

Inlays and Onlays for Damaged Teeth

Occasionally, our doctors see patients with extensive damage to their teeth from tooth decay. They may have damaged areas too large for a regular filling, yet not severe enough to warrant a dental crown. In these cases, the doctors turn to inlays and onlays to repair the decayed teeth.

Inlays and onlays allow the doctors […]

By |July 16th, 2016|Oral Health, Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Inlays and Onlays for Damaged Teeth