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Dental Procedures

Dental Procedures

Because dentists believe the best teeth are your own teeth, modern dental offices perform many different dental procedures to make sure you keep your teeth. Your dentist may recommend a treatment or procedure to restore or replace a tooth that has been lost or damaged or to improve the appearance, health and function of your […]

Oral Health — Good for Life

Oral Health — Good for Life

Most of us realize that diet and exercise play an important part in keeping us healthy. But did you know that a healthy mouth is also an important part of a healthy body? Poor oral health can affect a person’s quality of life. Oral pain, missing teeth or oral infections can influence the way a […]

Canadian Academy of Periodontology on lasers in periodontics

Canadian Academy of Periodontology on lasers in periodontics

The Canadian Academy of Periodontology (CAP) does not recommend or support the use of lasers in the treatment of periodontal disease. The CAP has adopted this position because long-term comparative clinical studies have not been completed on the efficacy of lasers in the treatment of periodontal disease. In addition, claims that laser surgery causes less […]

The “Sunshine Vitamin” and Periodontal Health: A Vitamin D Update

The “Sunshine Vitamin” and Periodontal Health: A Vitamin D Update

By: Wendy E. Ward, BArts & Sci (hons), MSc, PhD & Peter C. Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), PhD OCTOBER 2010 Vitamin D is also known as the “sunshine vitamin” as we can endogenously synthesize vitamin D via stimulation of our skin by ultraviolet B rays. Arguably, reports on vitamin D and health are among the […]

Patient Check List: Prevention

Patient Check List: Prevention

Good Preventive Care habits Visiting the Dentist Regularly – The regular checkup is important. Almost all oral diseases are asymptomatic in their early stages; including periodontitis, gingivitis, decay, and oral cancer. In addition, these problems are much easier and less expensive to fix when caught early. Updating Medical History with Dentist – Many medical conditions […]

Sweeteners In Medication

Sweeteners In Medication

The Canadian Dental Association is concerned about the high levels of sugar used as sweeteners in both prescription and over-the-counter drugs. The sugar content of the formulations is from 20% to 80%. Patients particularly at risk include those with special needs and infants on long-term medications who have not yet established proper oral hygiene. The […]

CDA Position on Tobacco Products and Health

CDA Position on Tobacco Products and Health

CDA Position on Tobacco Products and Health The use of tobacco products is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in Canada accounting for some 30,000 deaths annually. The Canadian Dental Association (CDA) recognizes with deep concern the effects of the use of tobacco products on both general and oral health. Practising dentists see […]

Association between Periodontal Disease and Systemic Disease

Association between Periodontal Disease and Systemic Disease

The Canadian Dental Association recognizes the impact of systemic diseases, such as diabetes and immunocompromised states on the periodontal tissues. A report on oral health (‘Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General’) released May 25, 2000 supports the possible association between periodontal disease and systemic disease. This report suggests that the signs […]

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