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The Importance of Flossing

We’ve all heard our dentist tell us time and time again how important it is to floss every day. Many people don’t, even though it’s been proven to help in preventing oral diseases and protect your teeth. Here’s everything you need to know about the importance of flossing and why you need to start doing…

Long Term Planning

When people think of long-term medical planning they almost inevitably start thinking about their relationship with their physician and what kind of family history they have that may indicate what’s coming down the road. It isn’t often that they consider that a long-term plan for your dental health is just as important, with just as…

The Structure Of Your Teeth

There are a series of white monuments that stand within the pink cave that is our mouths, and we all most commonly know them by the name ‘teeth’. But aside from their incredible utility in speaking and eating, how much do most of us know about them? The answer, sadly, is “not much”, a sorry…

What Periodontists Do For Patients

We’ve all heard of dentists, dental assistants, and hygienists, but there aren’t as many of us that are familiar with the specialty within dentistry known as a periodontist.  What a dentist does for your teeth, a periodontist does for your gums and other supporting structures for your teeth, making them an important part of your…

7 Ways To Help Your Child Overcome Dental Phobia

No matter how gentle and compassionate your dentist is, your child may harbour fears about their dental appointments. Advanced numbing medicines and technology are increasingly allowing patients to relax more, but it’s always hard to convince little children; 20% of school kids reportedly get anxious about dental visits. Forest Hill Family Dental in Kitchener has…

A Checklist for Your Next Dental Visit

At Forest Hill Family Dental, we realize that visiting the dentist can be a somewhat stressful occurrence. Even if you don’t suffer from dental anxiety, the business of everyday life can also make important details tough to recall. In order to get the most from your dental appointment and maximize your time spent in the…

7 Ways to Help Your Child Overcome Dental Phobia

No matter how gentle and compassionate your dentist is, your child may harbor fears about their dental appointments. Advanced numbing medicines and technology are increasingly allowing patients to relax more, but it’s always hard to convince little children; 20% of school kids reportedly get anxious about dental visits. Forest Hill Family Dental in Kitchener has…

What Questions Should I Ask My Hygienist?

Being an active participant in your dental care will help you to make the most of your dental appointments. Asking questions is an important part of self-education and participating in your dental health. At Forest Hill Family Dentistry, we encourage you to be an active participant in your dental care and we welcome any questions…

Best and worst foods for your teeth

When it comes to dental hygiene, we all try our best to brush twice a day and floss daily. For most of us, that is all we focus on when it comes to keeping our teeth healthy and clean. However, there are some steps we need to take to ensure our teeth are getting the…

What Happens at a Dental Checkup?

Before scheduling that trip to the dentist you’ve been meaning to get around to, you may be wondering what to expect. Knowing what happens during a dental checkup is an easy way to alleviate any anxiety you may have and it will also help you to be more prepared for your dental checkup. While individual…

Pediatric Dentistry

Children have different dental needs as compared to adults, and because of this they should have their own dentist. Pediatric dentistry is a specialized field of dentistry that focuses on infants and preadolescent children. This specialization is important is ensuring that your child receives the best dental care available to them. You may be wondering…

The Don’ts of Oral Hygiene

Following a strict oral care regime is crucial to having healthy teeth and gums. Most people brush their teeth, floss daily, and use mouthwash to get a deeper clean, and that’s great! However, some people don’t properly protect their teeth outside of their dental care routine. Here are common things that people do that they…

Importance of having a crown on RCT treated tooth

Root canals are those treatments performed when there is a very deep cavity that causes pain or infection in the surrounding dental bone. A root canal which had it tooth treated do not have blood flow or nerves and this loss can cause the tooth being brittle. A brittle tooth must be protected by a complete coverage restoration, which also called a crown.

Why You May Need A Dental Crown After Your Root Canal

If a tooth’s root canal becomes infected, it may lead to serious dental problems, including tooth and bone loss. In order to treat serious tooth infections, dentists may recommend root canal therapy. This treatment can keep you from losing a tooth, but it can’t restore tissue that’s been lost to decay. If you’ve recently undergone…

What is Periodontitis?

What is Periodontitis? Periodontitis is one of the most common dental diseases. It happens when periodontal bacteria builds up over time, which results in inflammation and infected gums. Periodontal bacteria grows rapidly due to the presence of plaque which they feed off of. Most people who have periodontitis get it because of poor oral hygiene…

Following Your Doctor’s Post-Implant Instructions

If you’re looking to take the next step toward a healthier smile through implants it’s likely you’re doing your research to make sure you know exactly what to expect before, during, and after the surgery. It’s critical to understand the various stages of the dental implant procedure because it helps you set and manage expectations.…

Teeth Sensitivity

Our teeth can become sensitive to the rigors of chewing, as well as being affected by hot and cold foods.  When we begin experiencing this kind of discomfort we often just wish it would stop, though we often feel like there’s little hope of it ending.  People all over the world, millions in the US…

Treating Gum Disease

Oral health is very important, and this means that we should all take the proper measures to ensure we are looking after our teeth and gums in every way possible. One of the most crucial problems to watch out for is gum disease, which affects millions of people around the world in different ways. Gum…

Following Post-Operative Implant Instructions

Congratulations, you’ve gone through dental implant surgery and now have a brand-new set of beautiful white teeth to help you take on the world.  Now that the hard part’s done, it’s time to learn the steps of maintaining your teeth through the post-operation recovery.  This is arguably one of the most important periods of receiving…

Bone Grafting Surgery

Bone grafting might sound like a scary procedure, but it’s often something that must be done for patients being prepared for dental implants. Implants are a form of permanent prosthetics that’s can’t be removed like dentures. They help restore function to mouths that have lost teeth due to diseases like periodontitis, and also give patients…

Teeth Whitening

A bright, white smile that exudes confidence is one that many people want. Unfortunately, today’s lifestyle of eating junk food and drinking, coffee, tea, and red wine don’t always make achieving that goal easy. Thankfully, today’s dentists have a variety of tooth whitening options available to patients and all at an affordable price. There are…

Periodontitis

One of the most common dental diseases we see is periodontitis. This is inflammation and infection of the gums and affects 3 million people in the U.S. alone. This disease is caused by periodontal bacteria that build up over time. Most often this is because an individual has poor oral hygiene habits. The most common…