Oral Health Basics

Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is a disease resulting from abnormal cell growth in the mouth or throat or on the lips or tongue. Oral cancer is more common in people over 45 who smoke, chew tobacco, or abuse alcohol. Early signs of oral cancer are often difficult to detect without an examination by a dentist. We recommend […]

Oral Health Basics


Mouthguards aren’t just for hockey. Sports-related dental injuries ranging from tooth loss to lacerated gums to jaw fractures are common among children and adults and can have long-term consequences. Mouthguards protect against trauma to the teeth, gums, soft tissues, and supporting bones. Mouthguards are necessary in any sport where there might be a high chance […]

Oral Health Basics

Kids & Teens

Setting proper dental health habits is important for children. These will differ depending on your child’s age. Talk to your dentist if you have any questions or concerns regarding proper dental treatment for your child. Newborns and infants Baby teeth start to emerge between six and nine months of age. These milk teeth or first […]

Oral Health Basics

Dry Mouth

When your saliva glands do not work properly, you can develop dry mouth. Saliva is essential to good dental health as it keeps your mouth moist, washes away food, and neutralizes the acids plaque produces. Dry mouth can damage your teeth and make it difficult to eat, swallow, taste, and even speak. Talk to your […]


Canadian dentists to government: Here’s how to build a strong dental care plan

Dentists want to help the government develop a plan that will work well for patients, dental care providers and taxpayers alike.


A Proposed Framework for the Canadian Dental Care Plan

Dental associations across Canada have come together to develop A Proposed Framework for the Canadian Dental Care Plan.


Canadian Dental Care Plan / Canada Dental Benefit

Once fully implemented, the Canadian Dental Care Plan will support up to 9 million uninsured Canadians who have an annual family net income of less than $90,000 in getting the oral health care they need, with no co-pays for those with family incomes under $70,000.


Canadian dentists to MPs: We need answers about the Canadian Dental Care Plan

Lack of consultation with provincial and territorial dental associations has dentists across Canada concerned.


Dr. Heather Carr Appointed New President of CDA

The Canadian Dental Association (CDA) has announced the appointment of Dr. Heather Carr as its president for 2023-2024. A practising general dentist, Dr. Carr is a partner at Atlantic Dental Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.