Warning signs of oral cancer - Altima Dental

Warning Signs of Oral Cancer: Are You at Risk?

Cancer is a serious disease and has several different variants,  but oral cancer is particularly dangerous because it’s not always caught early. It can fester for months without producing pain or symptoms you’re familiar with and often when it’s detected it may be too late as the tumours may have already started to grow. According […]

causes of bleeding gums

Main causes of bleeding gums

Do you ever notice that your gums are bleeding after you floss or brush your teeth? Many people see this as a normal occurrence, but the reality is that the gums should not be sensitive enough to bleed from slight pressure. If a person’s gums are bleeding, it may be a sign that they are […]

Deep Teeth Cleaning - Altima Dental Canada

When Do You Need a Deep Teeth Cleaning?

Deep cleaning your teeth sounds like something you should do after you’ve missed a few visits to the dentist. It is actually a specific procedure performed by your dental hygienist to treat gum and periodontal disease. When is a deep cleaning required? Everyone experiences some form of plaque buildup, but a deep clean is not […]

Mild Gum Disease Treatment - Altima Dental

13 Ways You Can Treat Gum Disease

You probably weren’t aware that most people experience gum disease at some point in their lives.  The good news is that treating mild gum disease (i.e. gingivitis) is really easy. Once treated, you can prevent re-occurrences by following a simple oral hygiene routine. If you have sore or bleeding gums and think you have gum […]

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Dental Implant Procedures: The Differences You Should Know

You have just had a tooth removed or you are about to get one removed.  Your dentist has recommended dental implant surgery. Traditional dental implants continue to be excellent choices for replacing missing teeth; however, there are many options for implants. It is important to talk to your dentist about all the options so you […]

Wisdom Teeth Removal Altima Dental Canada

Wisdom Teeth Extraction and Recovery

Don’t be alarmed if your dentist recommends that you should have your wisdom teeth pulled. They only recommend wisdom teeth removal for patients who have impacted teeth. If you do have wisdom teeth that have fully grown in but are not causing any crowding or pain, the choice is absolutely yours to have them removed. […]

Emergency Dental Appointment Altima Dental Canada

How to Know You’re Ready For an Emergency Dental Appointment

Your tooth is hurting…but does that actually qualify as a dental emergency? We know that discomfort is easy to identify, but knowing whether you need to make an appointment after office hours isn’t always as easy. Many of our patients try to simply ignore their pain, thinking it will go away on its own, or […]

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Gingivitis Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

Did you know that having a healthy mouth is also an important part of a healthy body? It’s because oral health problems can reduce a person’s quality of life by affecting their well-being. And like any other ailment, an oral disease, like any other disease, needs to be treated. However, how do you know if […]

Woman's oral health - Altima Dental Canada

Different stages of a woman’s life and their oral health conditions

Were you aware that women’s oral health needs change and different stages throughout their life?  In fact, women have special oral health requirements during the unique phases in their lives because of the unique hormonal changes they encounter. These hormonal changes not only affect the blood supply to the gum tissue, but also the body’s […]

Oral Health and Heart Disease Altima Dental Canada

How Does a Good Oral Care Regime Benefit Your Heart

The link between oral health and the heart has been known for a century, but within the last few decades, health professionals have seen the evidence of two specific links between oral health and heart disease. First, if you have gum disease in a moderate or advanced stage, you’re at a greater risk for heart […]

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