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The Dangers of Vaping and Your Teeth: What Your Victoria Dentist Says

Most of us recognize cigarette smoking tobacco is bad for our teeth and mouths. Smoking is known to substantially boost your threat for oral cancer, create extra plaque, persistent foul-smelling breath, as well as an enhanced opportunity of periodontal condition. But what about vaping? Many of our patients that visit Urban Smiles Victoria ask us […]

What’s in your Toothpaste?

Have you ever wondered what are the ingredients of your toothpaste? You likely check your food ingredients, but not your toothpaste. We seem to rely on brands rather than the ingredients. Fortunately, you’re in luck!  Today we’ll be covering the main ingredients found in toothpastes and their respective purposes. Toothpastes are composed of several ingredients […]

It’s Time to Fill Your Holiday Cavities!

The holidays were filled with love, family and friends, and of course, a seemingly endless amount of food and drinks. We know it’s the perfect time of the year to pull out all different kind of sweets for desserts. With the holidays now over and back to the usual routine, have you visited your dentist […]

Preventing Dry Mouth in the Winter

Dry mouth is one of the most common dental problems experienced during the winter season. It is often caused by decreased saliva production of salivary glands, medications, and certain medical conditions. However, during the winter, most of us stay indoors as much as possible with the heat on, which draws out moisture in the air. […]

Holidays Sugar Craze

With the holiday season upon us, celebrations with family and friends are coming left and right. And with these parties and events comes non-stop eating and drinking too. It’s the sugar season and aside from being mindful about our diet, we should also be thinking about our teeth. How does sugar affect our teeth Sugar […]

Dental Care Must-Haves for Holiday Travel

When packing for a trip, we often forget the simplest things we need to keep our travel enjoyable and hassle-free. Typical travel checklists often forget to include what you need to keep your teeth clean and happy. Here are six items you should always have on your trip to ensure you’re on track with your […]

Ways to Replace an Extracted Tooth

If your dentist has told you that he or she will need to pull out one tooth or more… don’t fret because there are several ways on how the dentist can replace it. The following are the options to replace a missing or extracted tooth: Removable partial denture If you are missing one or more […]

The Benefit of Sealant for your Kids

You, parents, might be doing a great job in teaching your child how to properly brush their teeth and floss; but it’s not very easy to clean some teeth in the oral cavity – particularly the molars.   Teeth in the most posterior part of the mouth are called molars. It is used primarily for […]

Diabetes and Your Smile

Effective dental management is vital for patients with diabetes mellitus. If you have diabetes, you may have a lowered resistance to infections, delayed healing, and multiple systemic infections. The presence of an infection such as periodontitis, a gum disease, may intensify symptoms and make diabetes more difficult to regulate. Diabetes affects how your body metabolizes […]