Friday, May 18th, 2018
Since your dentist could end up performing major procedures on your teeth and gums, you will want to find the right dentist. If you don’t have the right dentist, any dental fears that you have may be magnified, or you may just find yourself worrying about whether certain treatments will be properly performed. Here are four major signs that you have found the right dentist.
1) You feel comfortable discussing anything to do with your oral health
You know you’ve found the right dentist if you feel entirely comfortable being candid about your worries (even if they relate to anxieties about bad breath or awkward reasons why a tooth has been damage). For example, you will want to feel like your dentist is not judgmental, and like she can give suggestions in a helpful and constructive way. If you find yourself worrying about what your dentist will think if you are honest about a particular problem, you may not have found the right dentist.
Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
There are many risk factors for colorectal cancer, including family history, diet, age, obesity, and smoking. However, recent research has suggested that dental health could also be a factor.
The Dangers of Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer, also known as bowel cancer, occurs when cells in the colon or rectum begin to grow into a tumour. This growth can cause symptoms such as constipation or pain, and the cancer can also spread to other parts of the body as cells begin to break off and travel through the blood to other organs. Colorectal cancer has a high mortality rate unless it is detected early.
How is Dental Health Related to Bowel Cancer?
The mouth and the bowel might feel like completely separate parts of the body, but scientists have suggested that bacteria from the mouth might be involved in the development of bowel cancer. A type of bacteria known as fusobacteria has been found in tumours in the bowel, raising the question of whether these bacteria are responsible for causing the cancer to develop.
Friday, May 11th, 2018
Its great to be outside and work out in a beautiful place like Kitsilano! There’s lots of local places to go to be active regularly, below are just a few.
Cycling is great for the environment and is a great way to get some exercise during your day. Kitsilano has a lot of bike lanes that make for easy access around the area. Take your bike to work or to the park for some exercise and fresh air, especially in the summer. Cycling is a great way to get some cardio that can increase your cardiovascular system and break a sweat. It can also help you get to your destination faster by avoiding traffic. Just make sure to wear bright clothing at night to make sure that you are visible and safe.
Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
Some dental symptoms need to be addressed urgently to prevent tooth decay and loss. If you experience any of these symptoms, then you need to book an appointment to see us as soon as possible.
1. Bleeding From The Gums
Bleeding or sore gums can be a sign of gingivitis, an inflammation of the gum tissue often caused by the presence of dental bacteria. Gingivitis can lead on to serious periodontal disease, so you should get your painful gums checked out by a dentist without delay.
Friday, May 4th, 2018
Often referred to as the third molars, wisdom teeth are the last of the permanent teeth to erupt through the gums. Quite often, there isn’t enough room to accommodate these teeth, making wisdom teeth removal a necessary dental procedure for many people. Patients experiencing problems with the third molars between the ages of 17 and 25 typically have them removed by a dentist or oral surgeon.
Wisdom Teeth Removal: When Is It Necessary?
Unless the jaw has enough room to allow the wisdom teeth to grow in properly, most dentists will recommend having them taken out. When there isn’t enough room, these molars do not come in properly. Sometimes, they emerge in a sidewise direction, exerting pressure on the existing arch of teeth. This can cause these teeth to become crooked and uneven in appearance. Wisdom teeth removal is recommended to prevent this from happening.
Additionally, the risk of infection is also present when the third molars fail to erupt completely. It becomes difficult to keep them clean, and plaque begins to build up. This increases the risk of caries (dental decay) as well as infection. Due to this possibility, wisdom teeth removal becomes the prudent thing to do.
Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
Anyone who has lived in Kitsilano knows this friendly, comfortable community comes with many claims to fame. Whether you’re spending an afternoon at Kits Beach or shopping on West 4th, Kitsilano’s rich historical roots can be seen just about anywhere. Below are just a few of Kitsilano’s historical claims to fame, can you name more? Leave a comment with your Kitsilano historical claim to fame under the Facebook post for this blog and let us know!
Vancouver’s Hippy Hangout
Free love, antiwar marches and flowers were found in abundance if you lived in Kitsilano during the 1960s. Kitsilano’s unique and charming character housed Vancouver’s largest hippy population, making this period one of Kitsilano’s historical claims to fame. It wasn’t surprising that many bands and events were also based in Kitsilano during this time. A popular Canadian pop music group, The Poppy Family, emerged from Vancouver in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Poppy Family released three albums from the early 1970’s: “That’s Where I Went Wrong”, “Which Way You Goin’ Billy” and “Poppy Seeds” and became popular worldwide.
Friday, April 27th, 2018
Cosmetic dentistry is no longer used only by the rich and famous. Every day, ordinary people choose to have cosmetic dental treatments carried out to boost their confidence and improve the appearance of their smile. Some cosmetic treatments also have practical benefits, such as reducing discomfort in the mouth.
Cosmetic Orthodontic Treatment with Invisalign braces
Crooked teeth can have a big impact on your confidence. They can also cause discomfort, particularly when eating. Invisalign braces can gradually reposition your teeth to give you a straight, regular smile. These clear plastic braces are almost invisible, so you do not have to feel self-conscious during your treatment.
Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
A healthy smile starts with a healthy lifestyle. Not only do you need to clean your teeth regularly, but you also need to think about the things you put into your body, and take advantage of the preventative care offered by your dentist. Here are three lifestyle tips that can help to keep your teeth strong and beautiful.
1. Quit Smoking
Smoking has negative effects on your whole body, but it can be truly disastrous for your oral health. Smoking tobacco causes teeth to take on an unpleasant yellow shade, which can dull down the brightness of your smile. But the effects of smoking go far deeper than just affecting the colour of your teeth: it also increases the risk of gum disease and oral cancer. Kicking the habit will not only help to protect your body; it will also give you a healthier, more beautiful smile.
2. Eat a Healthier Diet
The foods you eat can have a big impact on your dental health. Consuming a varied diet that contains plenty of vitamins and calcium allows your body to build strong, healthy teeth. However, if you wash healthy foods down with cola, your smile will still suffer. Try to ditch carbonated beverages, which contain acids that harm your teeth, in favour of unsweetened drinks such as water, herbal tea or milk.
3. Visit the Dentist Regularly
Your dentist is your best ally in the fight against tooth decay, so don’t avoid attending appointments. Dentistry today is a largely pain-free experience, thanks to a range of anesthetic and sedation options that can help you relax or remove feeling in part of your mouth, so there is no need to fear dental treatments.
No matter how busy you are, you should attend regular dental check-ups. If you wait until you are actually in pain, then you will miss the chance to fix minor problems early using non-invasive procedures. Make time to visit the dentist regularly, and if you do experience concerning changes in your mouth between check ups, get in touch as soon as possible to get the problem checked out quickly.
Friday, April 20th, 2018
If you’re seeking a Pediatric dentist in Kitsilano Vancouver, the team at Vancouver Dental Group have the expertise and care you expect when dealing with dentistry for children. Located in Kitsilano in Vancouver, our clinic is conveniently located to serve clients located in downtown Vancouver, Olympic Village, Kitsilano and otehr surrounding areas.
What exactly is a Pediatric Dentist?
Pediatric dentists specialize in providing complicated, therapeutic and preventive oral care for children (ranging from infants to teenagers), as well as those with special needs, the mentally challenged, the chronically ill or those that are disabled in any way. Pediatric dentists are also great choices for adults that may require special needs. Commonly, adults that have Down syndrome, HIV infection, Cerebral Palsy (CP), cleft lip or cleft lip palate, hearing or vision impaired, seizure disorders or any other conditions that affect the skull and or learning development may also benefit from pediatric dental care.
Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
Early childhood tooth decay can occur in infants as a result of ‘early childhood caries’ (ECC). This term is also referred to as baby bottle tooth decay, baby bottle caries or bottle rot.
What are the causes of Childhood tooth decay?
ECC is an infective process inducted by the transmission of oral bacteria from mother to infant and is a very common bacterial infection. The primary culprit for ECC is a group of bacteria called Streptococcus mutans. If that bacteria has been transferred (which can be transferred from the use of shared utensils or from the mother cleaning the baby’s pacifier with her mouth), it can easily multiply.