Bad Breath – What Causes It and How to Remove?

Bad Breath – What Causes It and How to Remove?

What is causing my bad breath ? As a dental hygienist with over 20 years in the business, I get this question more than any other.  I’d love to provide a quick answer but, it’s complicated, and usually requires some investigation to pin down the root cause. Therefore,...
Bleeding Gums – Why Is This Happening To Me?

Bleeding Gums – Why Is This Happening To Me?

As a dental professional I occasionally have a patient that gets my spider sense tingling. From The moment I started cleaning her teeth I knew I was going to be running late,  and miss my daughter’s piano recital. Talk about bleeding gums . I ask her if she had...
Floss Smell Bad? That’s not good

Floss Smell Bad? That’s not good

It’s time; you’re going to heed the words of your dentist and start flossing…finally. So, today being a new day, you endeavor to include this action into your oral routine. However, when performing this task, you’ve discover an offensive odour, that is slightly...
Why Does My Floss Smell Bad?

Why Does My Floss Smell Bad?

We’ve all had that moment where today is going to be the day. We’re finally going to heed the words of our dentist and start flossing. This is usually predicated by a dental visit where we were calmly informed that in addition to improved tooth brushing we should...
Are Electric Toothbrushes Really Better?

Are Electric Toothbrushes Really Better?

Electric vs manual, which one is better?  It all depends on who you talk to. I’ve practiced Dental Hygienist for over 20 years and have seen just about every conceivable version of electric tooth brush known to man. Furthermore, there’s not a week that goes by...