Why Flossing Is Essential to Your Oral Health

Did you know, you can have a cavity hidden between your teeth or along your gumline? Well, it’s true! Flossing has many benefits and is essential to your oral health. To help you understand more about flossing, our doctor, Dr. Nathalie Dowsett, here at Dowsett Dental Health in Calgary, Alberta, is happy to give you the information you need to... read more »

The Enemies of the Mouth

If you want a top-notch smile and oral health, then you need to avoid the enemies of the mouth. Those enemies include plaque and acid. To tell you a little more about these enemies, our dentist, Dr. Bill Cryderman, is happy to share some information with you. Plaque This is the biggest rival to the mouth. It’s a sticky, hard-to-see... read more »

Coping with Your Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety affects many people. While some people may experience some apprehension about visiting the dentist, others may be so uncomfortable about a dental visit that they will avoid making an appointment altogether. While this may keep their dental phobia at bay, putting off dental visits can have serious implications. Tooth decay and tooth loss, gum disease, and serious complications... read more »

A Dental Crown Might Be Needed to Treat a Tooth with a Severe Cavity

Cavities generally start out as a small area of tooth decay on a tooth’s enamel layer. With early treatment Dr. Nathalie Dowsett might be able to treat a small cavity with a simple dental filling. If the cavity goes unnoticed between dental checkups, the tooth decay could spread to compromise a significant amount of the tooth. To effectively treat a... read more »

Frequently Asked Questions About Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is a harmful disease that starts with plaque buildup on the teeth and gums. As plaque begins to eat away at healthy tissue, gingivitis can set in. If gingivitis is left untreated, or even if it not properly treated, gum disease can occur. Listed below are some frequently asked questions about periodontal disease: Question: What... read more »

Composite vs. Amalgam Dental Fillings

Over the history of dental care, there have been many different ways dentists have repaired cavities. As we’ve advanced in our dental technology, resin composite fillings began to take the place of amalgam fillings as the cavity filling of choice. There are many advantages to composite fillings over amalgam. The first and most obvious advantage is the visual aspect. Amalgam... read more »

Did You Know Sugarless Gum Has Oral Health Benefits?

Did you know that sugarless gum has oral health benefits? Although the ingredients in sugarless gum are not directly responsible, the gum acts as a tool to wash away harmful germs and residue left behind by eating and drinking. Although regular gum has the same benefits, the sugars in traditional gum can lead to further damage to your teeth and... read more »

Insights on the Philosophy of Biological Dentistry

In a certain light, Biological Dentistry is a term designed to help practitioners stand apart in their holistic philosophy of treating a patient’s teeth in relation to their overall health. Your teeth are a part of your body, if your health fails, so will your teeth. One of the main areas that biological dentistry addresses, is the concern over sources... read more »