Just like your family doctor, your dentist may work with dental specialists to provide you with the best care possible.Learn more »
Prevent problems early. Your child's first dental visit should occur by age one or within six months of when you see the first tooth.Learn more »
Dental care during pregnancy is not only safe, regular dental visits support your health and your baby's.Learn more »
Most dental disease is preventable—starting with these five steps to take at home.Learn more »
Clenching or grinding your teeth (often at night) may be the reason and can also cause damage to your teeth and jaw.Learn more »
Your dentist may recommend a number of treatment options to replace missing teeth, such as a denture.Learn more »
Pain management: Dentists and patients should have conversations about pain management and bleeding before a dental procedure. Your dentist will carefully consider the benefits and risks of various pain management options before prescribing medication. Because your dentist knows there is a risk of addiction to opioids, he or she may discuss other ways to manage pain. Be aware that opioids are most beneficial for short-term pain management - such as a few days after surgery or an injury.
What you can do: Let your dentist know before your treatment about any medication you're taking, including natural supplements, edibles and marijuana, heart medication, insulin for diabetes, and benzodiazepines. Also disclose whether and how often you've had any alcohol. Having a discussion like this is especially important if you're going to be sedated. Take any medication exactly as your dentist, dental specialist or pharmacist have instructed.
The Canadian Dental Association offers Tips for Care After Minor Oral Surgery.