Archive for April, 2020

Why should I replace my missing teeth?

People lose teeth for all sorts of reasons: tooth decay, gum disease, accidents/trauma, or simply just wear down over time. Losing a tooth at the front of the mouth could impact your appearance. It will also impact your ability to bite into food properly. Losing a tooth at the back of the mouth will impact […]

Why see a periodontist for your dental implants?

As a periodontist, I have three more years of extra training above and beyond what a General Dentist has. A general dentist has 4 years of dental school training. There is MINIMAL time spent on dental implants because it is a specialized procedure taught in either Periodontics or Oral surgery training for 3-4 years following […]

How to find a good periodontist?

The best way to find a good periodontist is to start with the reviews online. You can check RateMDs and Google. You can enter keywords or phrases like “Best Periodontist Toronto”, “Best Dental implant surgeon Toronto”. This will at least give you a good start. Once you’ve narrowed down your search, you can look up […]

The Perils of Gum Disease-Associated conditions

10 common and serious health problems caused by bad oral health: 1. Cardiovascular Disease Having poor oral health puts a person at risk for heart disease. If the gums are inflamed due to the bacteria that causes periodontal disease, that same bacteria can actually get into the bloodstream causing the arteries to build up plaque […]

Aftermath of COVID19

During the week of March 15, 2020, The Royal College of Dentists of Ontario and the Ministery of Health for the province of Ontario have effectively shut down the practices of 7000 dentists in Ontario. The only services which are considered acceptable are emergencies, such as broken teeth or attending to someone with facial injury. […]