When Should Fillings Be Replaced?

Dental fillings are intended to restore or replace the tooth structure that has been lost to decay. These fillings may remain functional for many years. However, constant pounding from eating and drinking, particularly from clenching and grinding may be a fundamental reason for dental fillings to fail and need replacing at a later time. When…

How Teeth Change With Age

Over the course of a lifetime, a lot of changes happen with our teeth.  Just as bones, skin and muscles change with age, so do our teeth.  Since teeth are at the front line of our digestive functions, they are prone to receiving a lot of wear and tear.  Factors such as oral hygiene, dental…

Foods To Avoid After Teeth Whitening

Sparkling, white teeth is something that most people like to achieve.  Whether it’s done through professional teeth whitening services, take home kits or over the counter whitening product,  careful consideration as to what is eaten after the whitening procedure should be taken.  The teeth are particularly susceptible to staining after a whitening treatment.  How you…

How Alcohol Affects Your Teeth

Dental Tips for keeping your teeth healthy from Dentists at North Burnaby Dental Group. For many people over the holidays they indulge in savoury meals, sugary treats and alcoholic beverages.  While consuming them may be fun at the time, have you ever thought about whether or not alcohol can have a negative effect on your…

How Does Teeth Whitening Work

Maybe you’ve always wanted a beautiful white smile. Or your teeth have yellowed over time. Or you’re not happy with the staining that has resulted from drinking coffee, tea or cola. Whatever your reason for wanting whiter teeth, you’re not alone. Surface stains and internal discoloration can be caused by the natural aging process, the…

Smile Your Way to a Longer Life

Research has shown that people who smile a lot are usually happier, have more stable marriages, better cognitive skills and better interpersonal skills, but science has also uncovered another benefit of a happy face: people who have big smiles live longer. In the study called “Smile Intensity in Photographs Predicts Longevity“ published in the Journal of Physiological Science, Michael…