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We love Collingwood – throwback to our past charity initiatives



On April 1st The PLAQUE PEDDLER’S rode their hearts out at our local YMCA as their way of ‘Moving to Give’. This year we had 15-20 Participants, including all of our Dentists!

Last November our dental team at Collingwood Dental Centre had the privilege of being able to give back to the community, by providing a day of free dentistry for the people of Collingwood region. This free dental clinic was the first of its kind in Collingwood and it was a huge success!

In June of 2016 as part of the Guatemala Outreach Mission, Collingwood Dental generously donated local dental anaesthetics for the cause.  Pictured here is Dr. Lun accepting the donation from Dr. Mohammed Saigar on behalf of Collingwood Dental Center.

For the first Guatemala Outreach Mission back in November 2015 Dr. Saigar and his assistant Jade packed up $6000 worth of dental supplies for the mission, courtesy of the Rotary Club of Collingwood and the Rotary Club of SGB.

Bowling for a cause! In March of 2016, our wonderful Collingwood Dental Centre Team raised $500 on Friday bowling for Big Brother Big Sisters of the Georgian Triangle!

Back in summer of 2015 our team at Collingwood Dental traded in their medical gloves for work gloves and spent the day helping build for Habitat for Humanity!


Laser Dentistry is Here!



Once again Collingwood Dental is at the cutting edge of dentistry using the latest technology; Laser!

The Waterlase performs many dental procedures nearly pain-free with fewer shots, less need for anesthesia, less use of the drill, and fewer numb lips!

The WaterLase is very versatile, and can be used for a wide range of procedures; from decay removal, cavity preparation, root canals, smile design, gum and bone surgical procedures and many others.

For gum procedures it reduces bleeding, post-operative pain, swelling and the need for pain medication in many cases.

We are very excited to be able to offer this treatment to our community.

http://www.waterlase.com/benefits.html


Athletic Mouthguards: They’re Not All Created Equal



“Recent estimates suggest that nearly 5 million teeth are injured or lost in children and adolescents in the United States every year,”

 

There are three main types of athletic mouthguards:

 

1.Stock mouthguards – You can buy these ready-made in stores that sell sporting goods. You simply place the appliance in your mouth and use it “as is.” They are also sold over the Internet.

2. Boil-and-bite mouthguards – You place this type of mouthguard into very hot water until it softens, and then bite into it so it will take the shape of your mouth and fit more closely over your teeth. These are made from materials that are resilient under normal conditions, but become pliable when heated. Like stock mouthguards, these are sold in sporting goods stores and over the Internet.

3. Custom-made mouthguards: You work with a dental professional who will prescribe and custom fit your mouthguard. The process involves making a model of your teeth and then moulding the mouthguard material around the dental model to ensure a close and comfortable fit.

 

Resources

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/healthy-living/your-health/lifestyles/athletic-mouthguards.html

http://www.news-medical.net/news/20170601/Athletes-spread-awareness-about-avoiding-injuries-to-the-mouth-and-face.aspx


Sunshine and Our Teeth: A Fragile Relationship



We now have another reason to get out and enjoy this beautiful spring weather and SUNSHINE!

Sunshine is our main source of vitamin D, and when we aren’t getting enough,  (many Canadians don’t) our bones aren’t the only thing to suffer.

“In 2016, the researchers first established that dentine — the material that forms the bulk of the tooth — carries a permanent record of Vitamin D deficiency, or rickets. During periods of severe deficiency, new layers of dentine CANNOT MINERALIZE, leaving microscopic markers scientists can read like rings of a tree.”

So be sun safe, but make sure you spend plenty of time outdoors from May to October to capitalize on the wonderful SUNSHINE VITAMIN.

 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170518140323.htm