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Are you interfering with your screening for infection, cysts and oral cancer?

Are you interfering with your screening for infection, cysts and oral cancer? The truth is you probably didn’t even realize that your Dentist screens for infection, cysts and cancer during your routine dental appointments. At Westmount Dental, we visually assess every patient. ...
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When Antibiotics Stop Working

When Antibiotics Stop Working Ontario Medical Association, Ontario Medical Review March 2013 Antibiotic resistance refers to the ability of bacteria to resist the effects of antibiotics that had previously been successful used to obliterate them. This resistance allows bacteria...
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Use it or lose it! 5 Reasons to use Your Dental Insurance Before the End of the Year

Use it or lose it! 5 Reasons to use Your Dental Insurance Before the End of the Year 1. Unused Benefit Does Not Roll Over Most insurance companies have a dental benefit deadline of December 31st and unfortunately, any unused benefits cannot be transferred to other family members...
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FAQ Pregnancy & Dental Care

Pregnancy, Breastfeeding & Dental Treatment How a woman cares for her teeth during her pregnancy can affect her health and her developing baby. During the course of pregnancy, some women have a reduced ability to fight bacteria and, as a result, may have sore and bleeding...
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Dental Injection May Interrupt Wisdom Tooth Development

Anyone who has seen The Matrix will never forget the scene involving the character played by Keanu Reeves when he has been presented with two pills. “This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your...
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Managing & Understanding Oral Ulcers

Oral ulcers are a common clinical problem affecting both adults and children.  Generally, an ulcer is a round or oval yellow defect of the skin, which has exposed the deeper layers to the external environment. These ulcers can appear as individual or multiple lesions, forming...
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Our BPA-Free Dental Office

Source: JCDA June 2008, Vol. 74, No. 5 Health Canada released a report regarding their assessment for the risk of bisphenol A (BPA) release from dental restorative materials (“fillings”) and concluded that the amount released is extremely small in comparison to other sources. The...
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FAQ Children & Dental Care

  As a father with three young daughters, I understand how hectic your schedule can be. That is why I know finding a dental office with a team who is great with kids and has flexible hours to accommodate your schedule are important. We also know how important it is for families...
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Tooth Whitening (Part 2 – Is It Safe?)

This is the second instalment of my Tooth Whitening series of articles that will address the most common safety-related issues. When I ask my patients what they would like to improve about their smile, the most common response is whiter and brighter teeth. If you are searching...
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