Welcome to the practice of Market Street Dental

Whether you are looking for a family dentist in Brantford, Ontario or experiencing a dental emergency, we at Market Street Dental have the team and experience you need. We provide caring preventive dental care, cosmetic and family dentistry, and laser assisted dental procedures. We are committed to maintaining good oral health. In order to achieve this, we will strive to provide a warm, supportive and fun environment for both patients and staff. Dr G. Boyd Van Allen is proud to have served Brantford and the surrounding community for over 40 years.
His daughter, Leah, followed in her father's footsteps and celebrates 15 years of practice this year.

For dental emergencies please call the office at 519-756-2510.



 

Please email marketstreethealth@rogers.com to request an appointment. 

Archive for April 2015


Maintaining good oral health is very important in life. As we get older, we often think there’s not much we can do to strengthen our teeth once we pass a certain age. We seem to believe that strong teeth can only be developed when we’re still young. The good news is with some simple lifestyle adjustments, adults of any age can make their purely whites stronger.

Tooth decay is largely based on mouth chemistry – a chemistry that can be changed at anytime in your life by adjusting your eating habits. Decay begins when your teeth enamel become weak leaving you susceptible to cavities, chipping and other teeth problems. By eating the proper foods you can stop this process, known as demineralization, and reinforce your teeth enamel. Here are 5 great foods for stronger healthier teeth.

You know how you should brush after every meal? Actually, you don’t. Sugar isn’t the main cause of cavities. And bleaching doesn’t weaken your teeth. With so many misconceptions surrounding dental health, it’s not surprising that we’ve made up a few myths over the years to explain our dental issues. So why do we believe these myths? We usually heard them from somewhere, and they get repeated over and over again that we just take them for face value. But when it comes to your dental health, having false information can be dangerous. For your benefit, we have debunked four of the most common dental myths below:

Myth #1: You should brush after every meal
It’s obvious that brushing your teeth is important. But you may be surprised to learn that brushing right after a meal may be harming your teeth.
Wait, what!?

Yep! When you eat, your mouth produces acids, which soften your tooth enamel while it breaks down food particles. Brushing too soon after eating can actually wear away the protective tooth enamel, your mouth’s primary defense against cavities. It’s best to wait at least 30 to 60 minutes before brushing to give your saliva time to neutralize the high acid levels in your mouth caused by eating and drinking.