How Do I Get Rid Of Bad Breath?

Let’s be honest, everyone is self-conscious about bad breath. Once you realize you have it, you immediately jump into action and buy chewing gum, mints, mouthwash, etc…but everything feels like a temporary fix! Unfortunately, bad breath can be caused by multiple factors – dry mouth, poor oral hygiene, tartar build-up, medications, the type of food you eat, and even infections.…

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Supermarket Whitening Products

This article will discuss whitening strips, whitening toothpaste and whitening mouth rinses. But beware, before going to the supermarket and buying tooth whitening products, I always recommend patients to get a full dental check-up. If the whitening products are placed on teeth with cavities or recessed gums (meaning your gums have gone down), then supermarket whitening products can cause tooth…

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Instagram Whitening Products

In recent years, with the rise of social media and paid influencers, tooth whitening products have taken over the internet. Some are advertised as “natural” tooth whitening products, while others offer an LED light to help you speed up the whitening process. This article will discuss popular whitening products found on social media; are they safe, are they a gimmick,…

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DIY Clear Aligners vs Invisalign with a Dentist

You want straight teeth…who doesn’t? Looking at footage from the Toronto Raptors Championship parade shows Kyle Lowry does too! You may have noticed him taking off his clear aligners during the event. This approach to straighten teeth has become very popular these days for individuals of all ages. Certainly, you may have heard of DIY braces or direct-to-consumer aligners, often…

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Professional Tooth Whitening Services & Products

The safest and most effective whitening services are provided by dentists. However, something to keep in mind is that whitening gels or services from a dentist will NOT whiten your fillings, veneers, or teeth that have intrinsic stains. Intrinsic stains are usually caused by trauma, medications, or high exposure to fluoride in childhood. Whereas, extrinsic stains are more common and…

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What makes clear aligners different from braces?

Straightening teeth and getting a beautiful, healthy smile with invisible/clear dental materials is the new hot trend! Clear aligners, most notably Invisalign, work as a series of trays that progressively move your teeth. Clear aligners (Invisalign) looks great, so it definitely has an aesthetic benefit, but it comes with a huge patient responsibility - compliance. I will discuss some common…

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