Dental Blog

Dental Procedures

Believe it or not, if you take care of your teeth properly, they’ll last a lifetime but sometimes things happen and you might need help in keeping your pearly whites in good shape. Your dentist may recommend a procedure or treatment to restore or replace a tooth that has been lost or damaged or to…

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Day Care Visit

The kids from a local daycare came into the Summerlea Dental Office one morning to experience the dental office and some of the important factors that contribute to good oral hygiene. We began by putting them in groups with leaders and travel around the office to the five different stations. The stations we had set…

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Dental Implants

Replacing missing teeth is important to your general health and to the health of your other teeth. Not only do you lose chewing capacity when a tooth is lost, but by not replacing your teeth can cause other teeth to be lost, tipped or crowded and create subsequent problems. There are also the obvious problems…

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Dental Cleaning

You may be on top of your oral hygiene routine — brushing twice a day with the latest do-it-all toothpaste and top of the line toothbrush, flossing regularly and properly, using the best mouthwash and even scraping your tongue too. That’s great but it doesn’t mean you don’t a dental cleaning. A deep cleaning of…

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Dental-Phobia

Dental Phobia

Fear of the dentist is not uncommon. In fact, over 40% of Canadians admit to having a fear of the dentist that is so strong it causes them to avoid going in at all. For some, this may originate from past trauma such as a painful experience at the dentist, while other people may have had anxiety…

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Tooth Pain

We use our teeth on a daily basis — mostly for eating our daily sustenance and a little bit for smiling! Now imagine if you have tooth pain, how hard would it to be to eat? To smile? Now imagine if you have unbearable tooth pain? You get the picture. You don’t have to be…

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Foods That Are Good For Your Teeth

We all want to have a great smile and great smiles start with your teeth. A good oral hygiene routine is a great but that’s not all you can do. We know certain foods can affect our teeth in a bad way but certain foods can also help whiten them as well — here are…

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The Right Toothbrush

You are committed to a great oral hygiene routine — brushing your teeth, flossing your gums, scraping your tongue and using mouthwash. But are you using the right toothbrush? Electric versus regular? There are more questions than you think, let’s look into what you should be considering when you get your next toothbrush. Soft-bristled toothbrushes…

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Thoughts On Toothpaste

Everyone has teeth, or has had teeth at one point, and all you have to do is brush and floss. But there’s so many different types of toothpaste available — which is the best one for you? Every mouth is different and no toothpaste can address the needs of every individual person, which is why there…

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Gapped Teeth

Gapped teeth, or diastema, is a distinctive gap between teeth. The term diastema or gapped teeth is used most often for describing a gap between the two upper front teeth — the condition is very common in children at the early stages of dental development. About 50% of children between the ages of 6 and…

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