Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
It’s always a good idea to ensure that you have excellent dental health before becoming pregnant. This includes a full cleaning, and having any fillings or other repair work done prior to pregnancy. This will allow your dentist to do a full assessment of your teeth and gums. It will also allow you to have any issues that are causing you pain or discomfort treated before you become pregnant, so that you will have as comfortable a pregnancy as possible.
Friday, January 12th, 2018
Another informative dental article by your Vancouver Dentist!
Should You Get a Second Opinion From a Dentist?
While many of us have a regular family dentist that we have been going to for years,there are many people, who for a variety of reasons, do not. Perhaps these individuals are fortunate and simply don’t have a lot of dental issues, or perhaps they can’t afford regular dental care due to the absence of a dental plan.For those of you without a good dental plan, contemplating a visit to the dentist probably requires a bit more investigation and consideration than those that have dental plans that partially cover their dental needs.
Regardless of your dental coverage, should you decide to visit a dentist, you may want to consider seeking an opinion from another dentist under the following circumstances:
Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
What is Dental Bruxism?
Dental bruxism, otherwise known as teeth grinding, is a condition where a person regularly grinds their teeth and/or clenches their jaw. While this can occur consciously or unconsciously during the day, it most often occurs at night during sleep.
When bruxism occurs during sleep, it is considered to be a sleep-related disorder, and is likely just one of several other symptoms of sleep-related issues that include snoring and sleep apnea.
Friday, January 5th, 2018
These days, having a perfect smile is just as important as how we dress and wear our hair when it comes to looking good. A beautiful smile gives the impression that one is healthy and prosperous. And while it’s easy to choose what clothes we wear, and which haircut looks best on us, it’s not as simple when it comes to how our teeth look. Not all of us are born with a perfect white ‘grill’.
Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
Vancouver Dentist discusses amalgam fillings in this informative dental article.
Most of us have at least one or two amalgam fillings in our mouths. If you’re unsure,just open your mouth and have a look at your teeth. If you see fillings that are silver in color, you have amalgam or ‘silver’ fillings.
Amalgam fillings are offered to patients for a variety of reasons including budgetary (for patients who don’t have a dental benefits plan), and stability.
Friday, December 29th, 2017
Dealing with Dental Anxiety
Do you suffer from anxiety and fear at the thought of going to the dentist? If so, you’re among a high percentage of Canadians that feel the same way. In fact, the majority of our patients here at Vancouver Dental Group have some level of anxiety about their dental procedures.
And while it’s common for most to experience some fear at the thought of drills and other tools, some people actually suffer from a phobia about having dental work. Either way, any type of fear of the dentist can cause some people to disregard their dental health, and the repercussions of this are much higher than actually facing their fears.
Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why people are afraid to go the dentist.
Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
Vancouver dentist provides potential home remedies for minor tooth pain!
From time to time, we’ve all suffered from the odd bout of dental pain. And while you should always check with us at Vancouver Dental Group if you have sudden tooth pain, there are some home remedies that may be effective in treating pain when you can’t immediately get in to see us.
It’s important to note that any sudden severe dental pain should be looked at as soon as possible as it could be due to a fracture, a very serious infection, teeth decay and other oral considerations. That said, for minor dental pain and toothaches, here are some natural home remedies to try:
Friday, December 22nd, 2017
When we see a new patient at Vancouver Dental Group, we like to do a full diagnostic work-up of the patient’s dental health so that we have a full understanding of what, if any, treatments the patient will require.
During this initial exam, we will take a full medical and dental history. After a visual examination and inspection of your teeth and gums, we will have X-ray pictures taken. This will enable us to see the teeth, bones and soft tissues of your mouth to detect cavities, problems with wisdom teeth, and many other things.
Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
Are you looking for a way to straighten your teeth, but not have to live with braces for years on end? If so, there’s a fairly new treatment called Accelerated Orthodontics available. Increasingly, adults are seeking to straighten their teeth quickly, and Accelerated Orthodontics is a great option to accomplish this.
Accelerated Orthodontics is a method of straightening teeth that involves remodeling of the bone that holds the teeth, and restructuring the actual teeth so that rapid movement and repositioning is possible. In addition to helping straighten teeth, Accelerated Orthodontics can also help with spacing problems, repositioning the front teeth, and closing gaps in between the teeth.
Friday, December 15th, 2017
Who is the Tooth Fairy?
The Tooth Fairy is one of many mythical beings most of us learn about in childhood. Right up there with Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy is a fantasy figure that most children look forward to meeting, but never actually do. Like Santa and the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy visits us when we are asleep, leaving behind little presents or goodies for us to find in the morning.