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All smiles for back-to-school time!

One sign that we are slowly returning to normal is that the beginning of the school year is here, with children going back to school and parents once again on the run. The Ordre des dentistes du Québec has allowed resumption of dental visits, subject to strict protocols to ensure everyone’s safety. If you’ve had […]

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Your teeth are your mirror/Your teeth are a reflection of your health

These are uncertain times, but did you know that your dental health provides a valuable clue about your overall health? It is even said that the mouth is the mirror of our health. A dentist’s gum exam—like an eye exam at the optometrist—can sometimes detect the warning signs of certain disorders and help prevent them. […]

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Choosing the right toothpaste

There are several types of toothpaste on the market that meet the various needs for various age groups. When choosing, look for toothpastes displaying the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) logo, which have been analyzed and found to be beneficial to oral health. Whitening toothpastes: These toothpastes are formulated to remove stains caused by coffee, wine […]

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Explaining cavities to children

Getting a cavity can cause some children to worry, while others see no problem—until they have to get their first filling! Share this cool video with them; it’s a great way to start a conversation with them and add your own parenting advice.  

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Ready for back to school?

This year, August promises to be a transition between summer and a back to school period that will be somewhat different this year. We hope that going back to school will be as normal (and successful!) as possible! When you think about it, changing habits is the perfect opportunity to rethink your lifestyle, work, diet, […]

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6 foods that are good for your teeth

When it comes to good health, food is at the centre of everything. Not surprisingly, some foods are more beneficial to our teeth than others. Here are 6 food that can easily be added to your diet. Apples and raw vegetables Crunchy fruits and vegetables force us to chew and dislodge tartar. They also stimulate […]

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Anti-migraine tips

Migraines and sleep have a connection that is well-known to those suffering from them. Sleep can relieve a migraine—or trigger one! Lack of sleep can cause migraines, and sleeping too late can also cause migraines. In other words, it’s important to strike the right balance. Daily stress, a snoring partner, an irregular schedule that disturbs […]

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Is snoring so bad?

Does your better half snores. Can’t sleep? Are you looking for ways to mitigate your snoring? Is snoring really a problem? Our Sleep Disorders Professionals have an informative video that will give you an in-depth look at the issue. And rest assured: there are solutions! Click here to watch the video.  

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Smile! It’s summer!

Summer is here and we are all starting to get back to our somewhat normal routines after being confined by the COVID-19 pandemic. Outdoor activities, especially in nature, are especially recommended for social distancing. The good news is that summer is the perfect time to go outside more often, exercise more often, and eat more […]

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Apnea: A disturbing sleep disorder

Is the news causing you sleep issues? You are not alone, especially when considering Canadian sleep habits—even before the pandemic! In Canada, 1 person in 20, which represents 5% of the population, suffers from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)*. It is a disorder that causes breathing to stop during sleep and includes various symptoms, such as […]

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10 tips to eat better

COVID-19 truly changed our lives and habits. Lineups at the grocery store. Trips and events cancelled. Our homes became our world. Here are 10 tips to snack better—whether during confinement or not. Nibble on snacks: When hiking, at the park, or stuck in traffic, people often eat on the run. Pack healthy snacks, such as […]

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Have a great Spring Break!

Spring Break is finally here! It’s a sign that winter is coming to an end. For many, it’s the perfect opportunity to unwind and spend more time with your family, especially at this moment of the year when the lack of sunshine makes us feel more tired. If you’ve been putting off going to the […]

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Apnea: A disturbing sleep disorder

In Canada, 1 person in 20, which represents 5% of the population, suffers from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)*. It is a disorder that causes breathing to stop during sleep and includes various symptoms, such as headaches, difficulty concentrating, drowsiness, fatigue, etc. To find out if you suffer from OSA, you should consult a doctor for […]

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Detecting good dental hygiene in 3 easy steps

How do you know if you have good dental hygiene? It’s as easy as 1-2-3! Your teeth are clean and free of plaque. Your gums are pink and don’t bleed when you brush or floss. Yin general, you do not have bad breath. Good oral hygiene involves brushing after every meal, regular dental cleanings and […]

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Bye to sleep disorders!

How does an appointment at the Dr. Lechner Sleep Health Clinic look like? After more than 30 years of treating sleep disorders related to dental health, Dr. Lechner gives an overview of the steps and state-of-the-art equipment used, including virtual design. Do you dream of a truly restorative sleep? Click here to see..

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Chocolate can be your teeth’s ally?

Those who love chocolate and other delicacies are said to have a “sweet tooth.” Indeed, the relationship between teeth and sugar can be…difficult. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get your sugar fix once in a while! In fact, far from being an enemy to your teeth, chocolate is a little treat with surprisingly beneficial […]

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Think you don’t have time to take care of your teeth?

Think you don’t have time to take care of your teeth? Good dental hygiene only takes 5 minutes every morning and evening (and after lunch, if possible). It’s as simple as 1-2-3!       2 minutes: The time you need to brush your teeth. Given that children have not developed their internal stopwatch, buy them a […]

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Hello, meditation. Goodbye, pain!

Regular meditation does not only improve your mental health but also boosts your mood. Some studies1 suggest that it helps reduce anxiety, addiction, chronic pain, and blood pressure—all while improving memory, awareness and harmony in interpersonal relationships. Eight weeks of practice is more than enough to reduces stress and anxiety, or help you concentrate. Regularly […]

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Do you have bad breath?

Halitosis is the scientific name for bad breath, a condition often caused by bacteria on the tongue or teeth that produce an unpleasant odour, including the smell of sulphur. Bad breath does not pose a major health problem, but it can cause awkward situations with other people and be a source of stress. There are […]

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Happy Holidays!

Christmas is fast approaching with its smorgasbord of meals with family and friends—and multiple photo ops that keep you smiling. Make sure you sleep at least seven to eight hours a day and drink plenty of water to keep looking refreshed despite your hectic schedule. It is very important to brush your teeth after each […]

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Winter health is important!

Do you want to stay warm and cozy at home at the first hint of wind and sleet? Make sure to stay active in both winter and summer to keep your body and teeth healthy! There are many exercises that people of all ages and interests can take part it. Keep moving—the benefits are immeasurable! […]

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Superfoods: Your secret allies for good health

 Eating well during the Holidays (and flu season) is often on many people’s minds. Consider adding healthy food to your even festive menu, such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and superfoods, which are very beneficial to improve your immune system, energy levels and both dental and intestinal health. Slip them into soups, salads and smoothies, […]

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Finally! Truly invisible orthodontics

Have you resolved to take care of your health? Are you aware of the fact that more and more adults are resorting to invisible orthodontics to eliminate the dental overlaps that develop over the years? InvisalignTM clear aligners (and without braces!) allow you to realign your teeth easily, without a smirking metal smile. Well-aligned teeth […]

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Are you ready for winter?

With November’s gloomy weather, cocooning is on everyone’s minds. Maintaining healthy habits is important—especially if you’re in hibernation mode. During the harvest season, eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day, and excise for at least 30 minutes, regardless of weather conditions. Do your teeth hurt when you breathe in some fresh […]

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Easy tips to mitigate snoring

Do you snore so much that your family grinds their teeth in frustration? Snoring can be caused by sleep apnea, which may require medical and dental care. Here are a few tips to help you reduce snoring. Clear your nasal cavities before going to sleep: a warm shower, a nasal solution, and nasal strips sold […]

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High-tech dental aesthetics

You can improve your smile like never before thanks to the use of technology and dental aesthetics. Invisalign’s invisible orthodontic aligners, tooth enamel restoration and porcelain veneers are all ways to improve the appearance of your teeth. It is even possible to preview the result in advance thanks to design software! For instance, tooth whitening […]

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Enjoy winter sports safely

Children and adults are very happy to strap on their skis and skates in winter—whether it’s for a weekend getaway or a hockey game. Mouthguards are the most important sports equipment for everyone’s well-being. Are you aware that, according to studies1, treating the loss of a frontal tooth can cost between $5,000 and $20,000? Meanwhile, […]

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Smile as you enjoy fall!

October has always been a time when farmers’ markets are overflowing with vegetables and fruit—and eating better is more appetizing than ever. It is time to fill up on calcium and other minerals that are so beneficial to dental health, all while fully enjoying what’s on your plate. Remember to also include food, such as […]

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Metallic smiles are a thing of the past!

Properly aligned teeth improve your smile and help your mouth to perform certain functions better, such as chewing or articulation, in addition to facilitating brushing and reducing the risk of cavities. Our orthodontic specialists can realign your teeth more comfortably than ever thanks to INVISALIGN transparent and removable orthodontic appliances. These appliances have clear, pin-free […]

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Our tips to prevent dry mouth

Everyone says it is important to stay well-hydrated in the summer; however, many often lose this good habit in the fall. You may be taking medication for seasonal allergies, colds, acne, diarrhea, asthma, etc., which may cause your mouth to be dry. If saliva deficiency is not serious in itself, it can cause bad breath […]

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Is there such a thing as the perfect smile?

Yes, anything is possible with Digital Smile Design. This software analyzes the proportions of your face and mouth, including the teeth, gums and lips. Then, a model is created and provided so you that can discuss the possibilities and expectations with the dentist. In a way, you become the co-creator of your own smile. Does […]

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Migraines, the silent enemy

Do you suffer from migraines that are affecting your quality of life? Did you know that these can be caused by a simple sleep disorder? In addition to severe headaches, there are tell-tale symptoms related to lack of sleep: Painful jaws when you wake up Difficulty opening your mouth when you wake up Sensitive or […]

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Back to school!

September has arrived! Now that you’re back to the grind, whether at school or at work, it’s time to return to a familiar routine that many of us abandoned during the summer. During the warmer, carefree months, our dental hygiene takes a hit; brushing and flossing become less regular. Now that you’re returning to healthier […]

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Eat better, be better, and be more successful!

Getting back to your routine means a return to regular schedules, the challenge of putting together lunches, the bedtime routine and so forth. Making the right food and dental choices for our children can be a big challenge. Did you know that, according to recent studies, children with poor dental health are more likely to […]

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Is teeth whitening for you?

Your teeth may have lost their desired whiteness over time because of your genetics, nutrition or just the passage of time. Whitening toothpastes partially clean the coloured spots on the teeth (the extrinsic spots). However, only a lightening agent can remove the totality of spots. The reason? The agent can reach the spots between the […]

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The effects of snoring on you…and others

Did you know that snoring, which is bothersome for the entire household, can indicate obstructive sleep apnoea? When we sleep, our tongue and tissues at the back of the throat relax, partially blocking the air and vibrating when we breathe and causing us to snore! Certain conditions, such as pregnancy, being overweight, having very large […]

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Family dentists

In Québec, people not having access to a family doctor has been making all the headlines. Yet, the benefits of having a family professional, dentist or a doctor, are many: You benefit from better continuity of care, with regular check-ups and easier to obtain consultations. You are treated by a professional who knows your file […]

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Summer is synonymous with sports!

You don’t have to be a dentist to know that sports are good for your teeth. Everything that makes our heart and muscles work contributes to our overall health as well as our psychological and social well-being. Did you know that when you exert yourself while playing sports, you often have to hold your breath […]

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Mouth guards are cooler than ever

Basketball player Stephen Curry, of Oakland California’s Golden State Warriors, refuses to play without his mouth guard. He feels that it helps him relax when shooting at the basket. Canadian tennis player Milos Raonic, who suffers from back pain, wears one to relax his jaw and improve the alignment of his spine. With these kinds […]

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Smile, it’s summertime!

The sun has finally arrived, giving you a big reason to have a smile on your face. Here are few seasonal precautions to help you enjoy your summer while protecting you from the season’s harmful effects on your teeth: Watch what you eat In the summer, we are all tempted to cool off with ice […]

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