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Effects of carbonated beverages

Ca r b o n a t – ed sugary drinks, while refreshing and satisfying to the taste buds, can wreak havoc on dental health. The combination of sugar and carbonation creates a perfect storm for tooth decay and erosion, leading to a host of oral health issues. From enamel erosion to cavities, the effects of these beverages on teeth […]

Importance of yearly recalls

Regular dental recalls, t y p i c a l l y scheduled once a year, are paramount for maintaining optimal oral health and preventing serious dental issues. While many people may view these appointments as unnecessary or inconvenient, their importance cannot be overstated. Here’s why yearly dental recalls are crucial. PREVENTION OF DENTAL ISSUES Yearly dental recalls provide an […]

The importance of children’s oral health

As a dentist, I’ve witnessed firsthand the profound impact that oral health can have on a child’s overall well-being. From preventing cavities to promoting healthy development, maintaining good oral hygiene habits from an early age is crucial. In this article, I’ll delve into why children’s oral health matters and provide practical tips for parents to ensure their little ones’ smiles […]

Choosing a crown or a veneer

Ch o o s i n g b e t w e e n crowns and veneers is an important decision for dental patients seeking to enhance the appearance and functionality of their teeth. Both crowns and veneers serve different purposes and have distinct advantages, making it crucial for individuals to understand their unique characteristics before making a decision. Crowns, […]

Dealing with dental emergencies

Dental emergencies can be unsettling and often require prompt attention to alleviate pain and prevent further complications. From sudden toothaches to injuries, understanding common dental emergencies and knowing how to respond can make a significant difference in preserving oral health. One of the most prevalent dental emergencies is a severe toothache. This intense pain can result from various issues, such […]

The impacts of a root canal

Root canals are dental procedures d e s i g n e d to treat infections and damage within the pulp of a tooth. The pulp, located at the center of the tooth, contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues. When this area becomes infected or damaged due to decay or injury, a root canal becomes necessary to save the […]

How often should you brush your teeth?

Red Deer dentist offers tips for better dental health In the fight against tooth decay, regular brushing, flossing and visits to the dentist will make a difference to your dental health. But how often should you brush your teeth? The Alberta Dental Association says that adults and seniors should brush and floss their teeth at least twice a day. “Ideally, […]

Jaw clenching: symptoms, solutions, and advice

Officially known as Bruxism, teeth grinding and jaw clenching can have serious consequences Involuntary patterns of jaw clenching and teeth grinding is known by dentists as bruxism. The level of bruxism a child or adult experiences can vary throughout their life, and occurs mainly while you sleep but to a lesser extent when awake. “Many people are unaware that they’re […]

4 ways to support children’s healthy teeth

From preventing accidents to proper gum care, many factors influence oral health We know that indulging in too many sticky sweets can increase children’s risk of cavities, but did you know that candy isn’t the only culprit when it comes to their oral health concerns? In fact, everything from when teeth and gum care begins to their sports activities can […]