1. Your Guide To Periodontal Treatments

    Not many people know what gingivitis or periodontal disease is, yet according to the Canadian Dental Association, nearly 70 percent of Canadians will develop some form of gum disease over the course of their lives. While this figure might come across as alarming at first, it makes sense when you con…Read More

  2. What Does A Periodontist Do? Part 2

    In part one of this blog series, we defined periodontal disease and some of the gum treatments our periodontists provide for patients with gingivitis, or early-stage gum disease. These include a preventative method called root planing, where we gently remove tartar from the gumline with a small meta…Read More

  3. What Does A Periodontist Do? Part 1

    Here at Trillium Dental in Ottawa, patients often ask our periodontists what they do and how their services can help those with periodontal disease. As it turns out, not many people know the main differences between periodontistry, orthodontics, and general dentistry, which are all very different an…Read More

  4. Screen for Oral Cancer as Part of Your Oral Hygiene Routine

    KANATA AND OTTAWA, ONTARIO – There are many different types of cancer, and the Canadian Cancer Society reports 29 percent of all Canadian deaths in 2009 were due to cancer. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and in an effort to raise awareness about this disease our Ottawa family dentistry team…Read More

  5. Four Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Dental Cleaning

    OTTAWA, ONTARIO- You know it’s coming. Every six months, it’s time to visit the dentist for those pesky cleanings. If your smile is in generally good health, you may not see the necessity in these regular checkups. However, skipping the occasional dental cleaning can produce serious and unsightl…Read More

  6. The Signs, Symptoms and Risk Factors of Oral Cancer

    OTTAWA, ONTARIO- According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, around 43,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. Unfortunately, oral cancer is often discovered late in its development. Trillium dental, a family practice, is able to detect oral cancer during routine denta…Read More

  7. The Top 10 Reasons to Treat Gum Disease

    STITTSVILLE AND OTTAWA, ONTARIO – The Stittsville dentistry team at Trillium Dental knows how important it is to treat signs of gum disease early. Gum disease is detrimental to your tooth and gum health, and it can cost you permanent teeth if left untreated. At every regular teeth cleaning, our St…Read More

  8. Gum Disease and Your Overall Health

    You already know that brushing and flossing is important for your smile. But did you also know that what happens to your smile can have a significant impact on the rest of your body as well? Recent studies have shown that many serious health problems can be tied to gum disease. Among the biggest are…Read More

  9. Oral Cancer Screenings Go a Long Way for National Oral Health Month

    KANATA AND OTTAWA, ONTARIO-April is National Oral Health Month in Canada and Dr. David Bartos, Dr. Mark Northcott and the Trillium Dental team stress the importance of regular screenings in honor of it. Our dentists provide oral cancer screenings during each regular office visit to ensure your mouth…Read More

  10. New Research Reveals Gum Disease’s Destruction of the Jaw Bone

    KANATA, ONTARIO- The established repercussions of gum disease are already gruesome, but things just got a bit nastier. According to a recent study, the bacterium found to induce gum disease is also capable of destroying the jaw bone. Interestingly, this bacterium wreaks its havoc not by damaging the…Read More