Welcome to our Dental Blog
This dental blog is the best source for our Port Coquitlam community to learn how to maintain good oral health.
Helpful Dental Blog Links
- Learn the difference between tooth decay and cavities.
- Understand how plaque can cause cavities, tartar, and gum disease.
- Learn the steps to preventing gum disease.
- Learn about the importance of dental check-ups, dental cleanings, and how to maintain a healthy smile.
Are You Looking for a New Dentist?
As you begin your search for a Port Coquitlam dentist, take a moment to read the top five reasons patients choose their dentist. As well, take the time to read patient testimonials. Don’t avoid taking care of your smile. Any untreated oral issues can lead to symptoms, such as pain, infection, or loss of teeth.
Dentistry, Oral Health, and Nutrition
Dentistry is the prevention and treatment of oral disease, including diseases of the teeth and supporting structures and diseases of the soft tissues of the mouth. Oral health refers to the health of the teeth, gums, and the entire oral-facial system that allows us to smile, speak and chew.
A balanced and nutritious diet is good for your general and dental health. Healthy eating and oral health go hand in hand, for the most part. However, there are some outliers; however, it’s clear that nutrition directly impacts your teeth and gums. Specifically, poor nutrition may lead to tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. Researchers have also linked oral diseases to diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and premature/low-weight births in some cases.