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Here, you can find everything you need to know about your dental and oral health. Our latest blog articles offer tips and information on some of the best practises you need to follow to maintain good oral health. Please be sure to keep bookmark this page to refer often. If you need more information, call us today!

  • 18/02/2020
    How to prepare your kids for their first dentist’s appointment

    Teaching your kids proper oral hygiene sets them up for a lifetime of strong and healthy teeth and gums. Regular dental visits play an important part in this. However, many parents worry about taking their kids to the dentist for the first time. Here are some tips to ensure the visit goes as well as possible.

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  • 18/02/2020
    Tooth decay 101

    Tooth decay refers to the softening and destruction of the enamel, which is the hard-outer layer of the tooth. It eventually leads to cavities, or holes in the tooth. Almost everyone will develop tooth decay at some point in their lives. Here’s everything you need to know about this common dental health issue.

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  • 27/01/2020
    Should you be concerned about bleeding gums?

    Have you noticed blood in your spit when you brush or floss your teeth? If so, you should know that bleeding gums could be a sign of gum disease or other health problems. Here’s a look at why gums bleed and what you can do about it.

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  • 27/01/2020
    How to beat bad breath

    Bad breath can be a source of embarrassment and social anxiety. Even worse, it could indicate an underlying medical problem. Here’s a look at the causes of bad breath and how you can avoid it. 

     

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  • 24/01/2020
    Everything you need to know about plaque and tartar

    You’ve probably heard the words plaque and tartar in commercials for toothpaste. But have you ever wondered what they are exactly? Here’s everything you should know about them.

     

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  • 24/01/2020
    Manual or electric toothbrushes: which is best?

    The right toothbrush can help make brushing your teeth easier and more enjoyable. Both electric and manual types are effective at cleaning your teeth, so the one you choose is a matter of personal preference. Here’s what you should know about each type of brush before making your choice.

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  • 24/01/2020
    An oral hygiene routine for the whole family

    Tooth decay is preventable. If you develop healthy oral habits now, you can mitigate the need for costly dental treatments as you age. Here’s some information to help you establish an oral hygiene routine for your entire family.

     

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  • 24/01/2020
    An overview of dental bridges

    Are you missing one or more teeth? If so, a dental bridge may be the right treatment for you. Here are a few commonly asked questions about them.

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  • 24/01/2020
    The 5 most common cosmetic dentistry procedures

    Whether it's for a teeth whitening treatment, a porcelain veneer or a dental bridge, people all across Edmonton rely on cosmetic dental procedures to perfect their smiles and boost their confidence. Indeed, thanks to modern dentistry you can create the smile you’ve always wanted, and with recent advancements in modern dental technology and techniques, cosmetic procedures are becoming more commonplace and more affordable.  Here are five common cosmetic dental procedures that you should know about.  

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  • 24/01/2020
    Why you may need a dental crown

    While dental crowns are used in  cosmetic dentistry procedures and are typically outside the scope of what insurance providers deem to be necessary, for many patients in Edmonton, they’re much more than a smile enhancing device. Here’s what you should know about them and why they might be right for you.

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  • 16/01/2020
    7 Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

    Do you experience pain in your teeth when they come into contact with substances that are too hot, cold or acidic? If so, you have sensitive teeth, an issue that effects millions of Canadians. This problem is usually caused when the inner core of your tooth is exposed. Wonder how this happens? Here are the top seven of the leading causes of tooth sensitivity.

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  • 16/01/2020
    Preventing and Treating Exposed Dentin

    Dentin is one of the main components of your teeth. It protects the soft, nerve-filled pulp and in turn is protected by an enamel coating. When the dentin is exposed, it can cause sensitivity or pain when it comes into contact with substances that are hot, cold, sugary or acidic. These are the main causes of exposed dentin:

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  • 16/01/2020
    6 Reasons Your Mouth is Dry

    Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, occurs when your salivary glands don’t produce enough saliva. While most people experience this once in a while, when it becomes a chronic issue, it can lead to halitosis (bad breath), gum disease and tooth decay.

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  • 16/01/2020
    Braces or Invisalign: Which is Best?

    There are two main types of teeth-straightening treatments: traditional braces and clear aligners (commonly known by the brand name Invisalign). Here are the advantages and disadvantages of both options.

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  • 03/12/2019
    What You Can Expect When You Get a Tooth Extracted

    If you’ve never had a tooth extracted before, you may be unsure of what to expect. This common dental procedure may make you feel easy, but it’s in fact fairly straightforward. Here’s some information about what to anticipate during a standard tooth extraction and some general dentistry advice straight from your neighbourhood South Edmonton dentist.

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  • 03/12/2019
    What Exactly Does a Root Canal Involve and is this Treatment Right for Me?

    Among dental procedures, the root canal inspires the most dread. But this routine treatment is often one of the best, most effective ways to save an infected tooth and preserve your smile. So, what exactly is a root canal treatment? When would you have to get one? And is there anything to be afraid of? Here’s what you should know.

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  • 26/11/2019
    Taking Care of Your Kids’ Teeth

    In addition to helping your kids to eat and speak, healthy teeth are important for your children’s overall health. If kids establish an oral care routine early in life, they’re more likely to maintain the practice into adulthood.

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  • 26/11/2019
    Gum Disease 101: Everything You Need to Know About Gingivitis and Periodontitis

    Gum disease is a common dental problem for Canadians. It’s most often caused by poor oral hygiene, which leaves a buildup of plaque and bacteria on your gums and teeth. Eventually, this buildup can lead to infections that cause gum disease.

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  • 19/11/2019
    What To Do if You Knock a Tooth Out

    While you may think of it as a problem only professional hockey players face, anyone can suffer from a knocked out tooth. Luckily, if the tooth is intact it can be saved with quick action. Here’s what to do if your tooth has been knocked out.

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  • 19/11/2019
    Is Professional Teeth Whitening Better Than At-Home Treatments?

    Are you embarrassed by your less-than-white teeth? Red wine, coffee, tea and cigarette smoking can all stain your teeth. Many people turn to teeth whitening to restore their smile.

    However, it can be hard to decide on the best way to whiten your teeth. Do you buy a kit at your local pharmacy or do you see your dentist for a professional job? In-office bleaching treatments are often preferable to over-the-counter treatments. Here are a few reasons why.

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  • 05/11/2019
    Different Types of Cavity Fillings

    There are many different types of materials used to fill cavities and otherwise repair your teeth. Some, however, are more popular than others. Here are a few types of products that your dentist may use to fix your teeth and what you should know about them.

     

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  • 05/11/2019
    How Your Oral Health Affects Your Overall Health

    You probably know that a healthy diet and regular exercise are the key to staying healthy. But did you know that taking care of your teeth is just as important? Many people don’t realize that your oral health has an effect on your overall health. Here’s what you should know.

     

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