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Thank you

March 20, 2017 | Posted Dental | Be the first one to comment.

Thank you to all my patients who have expressed support & concern for my brother and myself during these recent months. We have indeed lost our mom and immediately after suddenly my brother’s wife passed 
away. Both had their trials and now rest with God. We have the memories of them to give us peace & 
my brother and I have each other. Thank you again to all of my family of patients for every 
exchange of words & thoughts. HUG and love your family however you describe family. 
 Carlo Pavan 

A great article thqat was found ont he Canadian Dental Hygiene Associations Facebook page last week. The article was originally published in the Seattle Times. Some good information!


August 09, 2016 | Posted Dental | Be the first one to comment.

Floss or Not to Floss

Recently you may have heard about some negative statements about flossing being dissementated by a dentist. There are a very select few where floss may not help but the vast majority of the population will always benefit from the act of floss or even better a water flosser or waterpik.
As to the question of to floss or not to floss being raised. The statement is flawed because the question isn't that. The weakness of the evidence about flossing in preventing gum disease or tooth decay is more a refelection of difficulty to conduct a long term study not on the value of proper flossing for long term good oral health.
Brushing, flossing, eating healthy, protective aides and seeing us regularily has demonstrated marvellous results in having healthy teeth gums and mouth.
If you have any questions about this or anything else ask any one of our office members for more information about you or your family's oral health.

The following is a statement from the Candian Dental Association as well as the American Dental Association in regards to this topic, which was issued on August 2nd.
  • The Canadian Dental Association supports flossing as one step of maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Flossing is an effective preventative measure to remove plaque, the main cause of gum disease. The weakness of the evidence supporting the value of floss in the prevention of gum disease is a reflection of the difficulty of conducting the necessary studies, not of the value of flossing for the maintenance of good oral health.

    Brushing, flossing, eating a healthy diet, and seeing your dentist regularly are all steps in preserving a healthy mouth.
  • The American Dental Association has also issued a statement in support of interdental cleaners and regular dental visits.
  • Here are some key messages you can relay to your patients:
    • Cleaning between your teeth removes plaque from areas your toothbrush can’t reach. Plaque build-up contributes to tooth decay and gum disease.
    • Let's talk about what types of dental-care products will be most effective for your individual needs and the proper techniques for each.
    • Cleaning between your teeth is just one part of a maintaining good oral health, along with brushing twice a day, eating a nutritious diet and seeing your dentist regularly.

A good article at the following website for those interested in learning of the different types of dental trauma. This was found on the International Association of Dental Traumatology website in April of 2014.

Please follow the link below to read a great article found on The Canadian Dental Association Oasis discussions website.

Thank you

September 17, 2015 | Posted Dental

We are so very appreciative of the many wonderful patients that we have crossed paths with over the years. We thank you all and truly miss you when you have to move on to new chapters. Thank you!

Our First Blog Entry!

July 29, 2015 | Posted Dental

Welcome to our Blog Page!
We are very excited to share updates of our office as well as some great information that you may find of interest. A place we hope all will find helpful and enlightening in your dental health and overall well being as patients of the Whitehills Dental Family. Attached are 2 links to a couple of great articles. The first article speaks of the benefits to women with Osteoporosis and their choice of tooth replacement. How the choice can better their dental overall health. The second article talks about the effects of exclusive breastfeeding and dental malocclusion (bad bites), a reduced risk with breastfed babies up to 6 months for overbites in their growth.

We hope you find these articles informative!