Healthy smile

5 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Smile this Summer

The weather in St. Catherines and surrounding regions is finally on par with spring and summer standards, and the team here at Dr. Vlahos Dentistry is so excited to enjoy the warm weather and longer days. As we add more activities and commitments to our schedule, we can sometimes get off track with sustaining our […]

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How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

Do you recall the last time you replaced your toothbrush? It’s normal for us to throw out expired foods, restock vitamins and supplements, and replace our beauty products often, but when it comes to our dental hygiene, it doesn’t get as much attention or thought as other areas of our regimen. Swapping out your old […]

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Connecting the Dots: Diabetes & Oral Health

Diabetes, or hypertension is a disease that affects millions of people from various social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds. In 2017, 7.3% of Canadians aged 12 and older (roughly 2.3 million people) reported being diagnosed with diabetes. It is safe practice for those diagnosed with diabetes to monitor glucose levels, diet, activity, and more to keep […]

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root canal

Eating After a Root Canal

  After undergoing a root canal, you may have a few concerns about diet and routine changes for a few days while the tooth heals. Although, modern-day procedures are fairly comfortable, and recovery is pretty quick; few precautions are necessary but there are some things you should note. You should pay attention to your eating […]

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Cheap Dental Implants: You Get What You Pay For

Cheap Dental Implants: You Get What You Pay For

There are many dental professionals who aggressively market bargain-basement dental implant treatment.  Dental implant treatment can be costly.  But the big question is: are you getting value for the cheap dental implant treatment?  The proper placement of dental implants to replace missing teeth is not as simple as just placing a titanium screw in the […]

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healthy oral diet

Combating Tooth Decay – Controlling Your Diet

When consuming sugary and starchy foods or drinks, you may not realize it, but you’re potentially feeding the plaque that can cause problems in your mouth. Here’s a list of food items you should add to your diet and foods you should steer clear of if you’re looking to prevent any possibilities of tooth decay […]

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Orthodontist

Choosing the Most Suitable Orthodontist

An orthodontist diagnoses overbites, occlusions, misaligned teeth and jaws, and overcrowded mouths. After the diagnosis, the orthodontist tries to solve any issues they discover by using treatments like dental braces.  Ask for Recommendations Selecting an orthodontist for you or your child’s dental needs may seem like an intimidating task if you’ve never done it before, […]

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