Stress is a fact of life- there’s no getting around it. Most adults experience some kind of stress every day either from the larger stressors that can come from our jobs, our family lives, or a time of crisis, little run-of-the-mill stressors such as sitting in traffic or an annoying phone call. Some people… Read more »
Posts By: Farzad Shadkami
Heart Conditions, Medications, and Dental Care: How To Avoid Complications
When you visit your dentist for the very first time and are asked to fill out a questionnaire regarding any pre-existing conditions you have or whether you’re taking any medications, the dentist isn’t simply being curious- she’s trying to keep you safe, healthy, and out of harm’s way. Certain procedures or aspects of treatment,… Read more »
Oral Health and Overall Health
It’s easy to think that our oral healthcare is separate and distinct from our overall healthcare. Even the health insurance companies in Canada distinguish between the two, putting an emphasis on overall physical care and categorizing dental care as an extra benefit, which results in many people overall healthcare coverage but not dental. This does… Read more »
Risks with Dental Treatments
As with everything in life, there are risks. Certain things have an extremely high degree of risk: cliff diving, jumping from airplanes, or hiking Mount Everest. Other things we do in our daily lives have a very low degree of risk, such as eating a salad, taking the car to work, or going for a… Read more »
Investing in dental insurance is investing in your peace of mind. Insurance premiums may seem expensive when you look at the lump sum you’re required to pay at the beginning of the term; however, over the year, those premiums tend not only to pay for themselves, but fund a good deal more than your initial… Read more »
What Type of Dental Exam Do You Need?
When it comes to visiting the dentist, you may not always know what kind of exam you need. Whether it’s preventative, an emergency, or an issue requiring the services of a specialist, a visit to your dentist can help you get- and stay- healthy. General Maintenance Maintaining our oral health is an essential part of… Read more »
Why We Need Our Dentists?
It can happen to anyone: pain in a tooth. If you’ve had this in the past, you knew that the pain probably meant you had a cavity, which meant just getting a simple filling and being on your way. A dentist, however, has special and specific tools at her disposal to make sure that the… Read more »
How anxious you are in the dental chair?
Many people experience some nervousness when they visit their dentist because they are afraid of pain or discomfort. This is entirely normal and the dentist is well trained to take every step to make these actions as painless as possible and put her patients’ fears at ease. But if you find you are more than… Read more »
Body piercings have long been used among different ethnic groups as a means of identification, for beauty, or to express one’s status. Nowadays, piercings are commonplace amongst people of all ages, genders, and cultures. Youth culture and alternative groups in particular have broadened the concept of piercing for beautification and being unique; we now see… Read more »
Pregnancy and Oral Health
Pregnancy causes changes throughout the entire body, and your mouth is no exception. Because during this important time your mouth is susceptible to more issues such as infection, your dentist may suggest that you see your hygienist for cleaning every three to four months. During the pregnancy your dentist will check your gums and look… Read more »