World Oral Health Day
Blairmore Dental Blog
by Nathan Hamilton
2y ago
World Oral Health Day is March 20, 2022, and the message of the campaign is: Be Proud of Your Mouth. This year’s focus is on the importance of oral health for your happiness and well-being. Good oral health has a positive impact on your general health, well-being and quality of life. This month on the blog we hear from Dr. Hamilton and a few of the patients at Blairmore Dental Centre about why caring for their oral health is important for them.   What makes oral health important? “The mouth is a small part of your body, but it’s an important part. We know there is a link between or ..read more
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How Often Should You Head to the Dentist?
Blairmore Dental Blog
by Nathan Hamilton
2y ago
When was the last time you were at the Dentist? If you have to think long and hard about that question, it’s probably time to book your next appointment! Today on the blog Dr. Hamilton discusses the importance of not being a stranger at your local dental clinic and why it’s important to maintain regular check-ups and cleanings. Make sure to book your dentist appointment So Let’s Set The Stage According to CDA (Canadian Dental Association), roughly 80% of Canadians have a dentist. 85.7% of Canadians visit a dentist within a 2-year period. We know that not prioritizing your oral health creates ..read more
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Forming Good Dental Habits
Blairmore Dental Blog
by Nathan Hamilton
2y ago
JANUARY CAN BE A NEW BEGINNING, AND A GREAT TIME TO THINK ABOUT YOUR INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING YEAR. TODAY ON THE BLOG WE ARE DISCUSSING THE IMPORTANCE OF FORMING GOOD DENTAL HABITS; WHY THEY ARE IMPORTANT AND SOME TIPS ON HOW TO SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS. The importance of good oral hygiene It can’t be said enough, prevention is key for maintaining oral health. Removal of plaque, tartar, and debris from your mouth is critical to preventing unhealthy teeth and gums. Maintaining a balanced diet is important because our bodies need nutritious foods to help form and maintain healthy bones and t ..read more
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2021 Wrap up with Blairmore Dental
Blairmore Dental Blog
by Nathan Hamilton
2y ago
Finding joy and appreciation in the little things 2021 has flown by, and we wanted the opportunity to share with you all some of the highlights from the clinic this year, and talk about what’s coming in 2022. Before we get to that, we want to take a minute to thank all the front-line workers for their resilience, and support during this unprecedented time. It’s been another tough year dealing with the pandemic and associated challenges throughout our community, however we are hopeful for a better tomorrow, and our entire team at the clinic has been working tirelessly to ensure the safety ..read more
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The History of Dentistry
Blairmore Dental Blog
by Nathan Hamilton
2y ago
We are finishing up our invention blog series with a topic very close to our hearts. Yes, you guessed it - The history of dentistry. We are going to go back as far as recorded history will allow, to give you insights into how the industry began and give you some of the major milestones along the illustrious journey!  Hello, Dr. Hamilton here! I’m excited to share the proud history of dentistry. It’s rare that we often stop and ask the question - How did this come to be? When you consider the craft of dentistry for what it is today, it’s a really interesting field to imagine pre-industria ..read more
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History of the Toothbrush
Blairmore Dental Blog
by Nathan Hamilton
2y ago
Our invention blog series kicked off with the history of toothpaste, and this month Dr. Shire will be walking us through the history of the toothbrush. Have you ever wondered about where it all started? Let’s jump right in! Overview Hello, Dr. Shire here! Today I will be talking about the toothbrush. The magical little instrument that cleans our teeth, keeping them strong and healthy! I’ll be diving into a brief history of the tooth brush and also talk about what they are made of. I’ll also talk about all the options there are for consumers and which ones I recommend. The origin story (what we ..read more
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The History of Toothpaste
Blairmore Dental Blog
by Nathan Hamilton
2y ago
Have you ever wondered where toothpaste was invented or how it’s made? Or how has toothpaste evolved since its introduction to the world? Well, this month at Blairmore Dental Centre we will be starting an invention blog series featuring some of the things we use to take care of our mouth! Let’s jump right into toothpaste. Photo of toothpaste origin from Ancient Egypt History of toothpaste (what we know) Toothpaste in various forms dates back to 3000 BC where ancient Egyptians built a dental cream made of oxen hooves, myrrh, eggshells, pumice and water (sounds yummy right?). I bet you are than ..read more
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What’s actually in your mouth?
Blairmore Dental Blog
by Nathan Hamilton
2y ago
This month Dr. Hamilton gives the 101 on what tooth structure is, how your teeth grow, function and operate and what the role of each tooth is within the larger ecosystem of your mouth. Have you ever wondered how your teeth actually work? Or why certain teeth look different? People may not understand how teeth function and today I plan on walking you through the need to know areas surrounding mouth structure. Image of tooth structure So why do we have various shaped teeth? Many people think that all teeth in your mouth serve the same function. Well that isn’t correct. Your mouth is made up o ..read more
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Can you make your teeth white?
Blairmore Dental Blog
by Nathan Hamilton
2y ago
Dr. Shire discusses the truths and myths around getting your teeth to a perfect shade of white. It’s been almost a year of mandatory masks in Saskatchewan and now it’s time to show everyone your shiny pearly whites! But what if they aren’t white, or shiny? Why are teeth a certain colour? Can that colour change… and how? We will dive deep into tooth colour, the process of colouration and common myths about whitening teeth. Strap yourselves in! Why do people have different colours of teeth?  In dentistry the colour of a tooth is called ‘shade’. The shade of our teeth is determined by m ..read more
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It's Tool Time.
Blairmore Dental Blog
by Nathan Hamilton
2y ago
Dentists use some incredible tools to perform precise dental technical procedures. Dr. Hamilton goes into detail about some of the tools we like to use in the clinic. Drill burrs and some frequently used hand tools What purpose do dental tools serve in the clinic? Dental tools exist in all forms. Some are procedure specific, while some are used for many and all procedures. Without the use of modern day dental implements, maintaining oral health wouldn't be possible. Here are a few of the most common tools you’ll see around the clinic. Drills The primary use of a dental drill is to cut structu ..read more
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