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With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) being declared a pandemic, it is foremost on the mind of many. Schools will be closed to prevent the spread of the virus and to implement better sanitation measures for when children return. Many businesses have implemented a work from home policy, bars and restaurants are also shutting down and a state of emergency has been declared. It makes sense that the general public is worried about contracting the virus. The best way to handle this health crisis it to take precautionary measures and receive up to date information to avoid getting COVID-19 and to protect

Coping Strategies to overcome Anxiety and Fear surrounding the Coronavirus Normally we’d be celebrating that Spring has finally arrived after a long winter, but this April doesn’t have the same excitement it usually does due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Fears of what will happen next have many of us anxious and stressed. This is a normal response to a crisis. But for those who already suffer from anxiety it can become overwhelming. That’s why we wanted to share some coping strategies for how to ease stress and anxiety and some resources if you think you need further help. Anxiety.org offers these

Your Enamel What it is and Why it Matters What is tooth enamel? Enamel is the thin outer covering of the tooth that covers the part of the tooth, visible outside of the gums. Enamel covers the crown which is the part of the tooth that's visible outside of the gums. Why is tooth enamel important? Enamel helps protect your teeth from daily use such as chewing, biting, crunching, and grinding. This tough shell is the hardest tissue in the human body even tougher than bone and acts as the first line of defense in protecting teeth from exposure to chemicals and acids from

We know that foods high in sugar have a negative impact on our oral health, but what about beverages? What you drink can have just as much of a negative impact on your smile as what you eat. And some drinks that are deemed healthy may not be the best choice for oral health. What are the best and worst beverages for your smile? Read on to find out… What are the worst drinks for my teeth? Sodas or Soft Drinks It’s not a shock that this pretty much tops the lists for the unhealthiest beverage in terms of oral health. Highly

Visiting the dentist with your child-how to make it easier on both of you Getting your child to the dentist can be a chore on the best of days, and some visits go more smoothly than others.  At Diamond Dental we understand that it can be tricky to get young children to cooperate which is why we wanted to help make it as easy as possible for your child to have a pleasant dental experience by offering our tips for success such as what time of day best works for your appointment and how to ensure an easier visit. Read on

The beginning of hibernation season is here. We are trying to enjoy the calm before the storm of the holiday season and de-stress and hope you have a chance to do the same. Stress can affect your immune system-not a good thing in cold and flu season- as well as your mental outlook. That’s why it’s important to get some downtime. This month we’ll share some suggestions to chill out in November. What’s new around the office? The month of celebrating facial hair is upon us. You may be aware that November, better known as Movember is the month where many men

This is an update to our original blog post about braces for 2019. If you have any questions please contact our friendly staff at Toronto Diamond Dental.   What are Braces? Braces are one of the most common orthodontic treatments provided by dentists or orthodontists. They are used to correct problems with dental alignment by straightening teeth and/or by correcting the way teeth fit together. There are several types of braces used in modern orthodontics, beyond traditional metal braces. Read on to learn about if you might need braces, the types available and what to expect in terms of cost and comfort. How do I know if

What you need to know if you’re an adult considering braces Guess what? Everyone deserves a smile they are proud of, no matter what their age. If you missed out on the opportunity to have orthodontia as a child, it isn’t too late. If you’re self-conscious about your smile and have always wanted straighter teeth but are concerned about the stigma surrounding adult braces, this post may help alleviate your concerns. You may be surprised to learn that the benefits go beyond the cosmetic. Read on to learn about orthodontic treatments for adults and whether they may be right for you. Am

The best kind of checkup is a cavity-free checkup. Moms and dads can help make this happen by encouraging kids to brush twice a day for two minutes and floss once a day. Of course the approach to dental care shifts as your children age. Your approach to your child’s brushing habits may work at one age and not another. According to the ADA there are different ways to convince your child to brush and develop healthy habits depending on their age. Read on for age appropriate guidelines for children’s dental and oral health care. Oral Health for Kids Ages 6