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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 […]

Clean air helps keep patients comfortable

Air purification in dental offices plays a crucial role in maintaining a clean and safe environment for both dental practitioners and patients. The dental setting is unique, with potential risks associated with aerosolized particles, pathogens, and odours. Implementing effective air purification systems addresses these concerns, contributing to improved overall health outcomes. One primary concern in dental offices is the generation […]

The Ultimate Guide to Dental Mouth Guards

In the world of oral health, prevention is key. Dental issues can arise from various factors, and one effective way to safeguard your teeth and gums is by using dental mouth guards. Whether you’re an athlete seeking protection during sports or someone dealing with teeth grinding at night, understanding the types, benefits and proper usage of oral guards is crucial. […]