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Healthcare Industry Blogs

Various Blogs written for Diamond Dental Clinics and a local Optometrist

Your Sight and Sugar-What to Watch out for this Holiday Season

Can eating too many sweets impact your sight? Tis the season to indulge on sugary treats. Everywhere you look there are cookies and sweets providing temptation. Though sugar and its negative health effects have been in the spotlight over the past few years, discussions about the impact on our waistline and type II diabetes, did you know it can also affect your eyesight? That’s right, eating lots of sugary, starchy foods may make eyes more vulnerable to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Am

New Year’s Resolutions - Time to lose the sugar?

Ah, January…time for a fresh start. 2019 will be the year we make better choices, eat well, make up for our holiday indulgences—at least until mid-January. We don’t expect you to give up sweets for good but knowing which sweeteners are the best for your teeth may help you make better choices overall. While some culprits may be obvious, (cane sugar, corn syrup) others sweeteners that seem healthier, may not be the best choices for your smile. Read on to find out some sweet alternatives if you’re

Oral Hygiene and Your Health Series

How important is oral health to overall health? Most people know that not brushing your teeth daily can lead to cavities, bad breath and tooth decay but recent studies find that poor dental hygiene can also have unexpected health consequences including; increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia. Poor oral hygiene can lead to serious health problems and has been linked to increased risk of heart attack, stroke, complications from diabetes, and more. We’ll discuss possible dis

Dental Hygiene

How important is Oral Health to your Overall Health? Fifty-seven percent of Canadians say their smile is important to them, yet shockingly only four percent follow the dentist-recommended oral care regimen of brushing, flossing and rinsing, according to Many cite time as the reason yet it takes three minutes a day to practise good oral health. Compare that to an hour in the gym or time spent at the salon and it seems like as small price to pay for a beautiful smile and more importa

Dental Crowns

You hear a lot about crowns these days—especially if you’re a royal watcher (Meghan Markle is pregnant-see what rules she has to follow!) or a fan of the Netflix series, The Crown—but you may not know a lot about dental crowns, an important form of tooth restoration. Read on to learn more… In the world of dentistry a crown—sometimes known as a dental cap—is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. It’s typically bonded to the tooth using a denta

Dental Bridges

Remember when you were a kid and a lost tooth was cause for excitement and celebration as you placed it under your pillow in the hopes that the Tooth Fairy would come? Yeah, not so much the case when you lose a permanent adult tooth. After you receive your permanent teeth, a missing tooth no longer comes with the promise of money under your pillow, and can actually be quite devastating. Missing teeth can be a source of discomfort interfering with chewing or speaking and can undermine your confid

Tooth extractions/removal

The expression, “it’s like pulling teeth,” is said to be cited as early as the 17th century. The idiom refers to something that is difficult and painful. For example, getting my kids to do their chores is “like pulling teeth.” Sigh. That’s very true. Fortunately, the pain associated with the actual procedure is no longer true. This expression relates to the early days of tooth removal. According to Wikipedia, until the early 20th century in Europe, dental extractions were often made by travellin