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Beyond Teeth: What Exactly is in Your Mouth?

Good oral health goes beyond brushing and flossing. Your mouth plays many more roles than you think. But what is actually in your mouth? Well, In addition to your teeth, your mouth is made up with gums, oral mucosa, upper and lower jaw, the tongue, salivary glands, the uvula, and... Read More

Happy Birthday to US!

Blackburn Shoppes Dental Centre turns 14 today!! Thank you to all our patients, staff, friends, and family! We couldn’t have done it without you all! Click Here!

Smoking Cessation

Tobacco is a known risk factor for many chronic diseases.  Tobacco is also a major oral health concern for your dentist as it is linked to oral cancer, development and worsening of periodontal disease, poor oral wound healing, dulled taste and smell, and tooth staining.  According to the Center for... Read More

How Nutritional Counselling Can Help You

Nutrition has the ability to impact our health, activity levels, confidence, and overall that feeling of well-being.  While many people have some nutritional knowledge, most times it is based on current trends sourced from the media and anecdotal evidence from friends and family.  Having a trusted medical professional with whom... Read More

Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist

When is the right time to first take your child to the dentist? The answer is when the first tooth erupts in the mouth, no later between one and two! The first visit isn’t about doing real work, it’s to help familiarize the child, create comfortability, association, and trust with... Read More

Why Sedation?

Know someone who is anxious or even fearful of the dentist? Are they compromising their health due to this fear? Are they feeling as if it’s impossible to overcome it? Here at Blackburn Shoppes Dental Centre it is possible. Our staff and office are well equipped and trained in the... Read More

Toothpaste 101

Usually a gel or paste, necessary for maintaining good dental health. Toothpaste helps fight periodontal (gum) disease, plaque and bacterial build up. Most toothpastes contain the following ingredients: A combination of abrasives – ie. magnesium carbonate, dehydrated silica gels, calcium carbonate, hydrated aluminum oxides, and phosphate salts “Binders” (what holds... Read More

Why Flossing Is So Important

“Have you been flossing regularly?” A question you’re guaranteed to be asked by your dentist, but how honestly do you answer this? Toothbrushes clean the tops and outer surfaces of gums and teeth but it cannot reach the tight places in between which can eventually lead to serious oral and... Read More