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The benefits of choosing a career in dentistry

The benefits of choosing a career in dentistry

Friday, June 8th, 2018

Career In Dentistry

A career in dentistry brings many rewards. Both the working conditions and the compensation can be very attractive for qualified dentists. Dentists must complete several years of training before being allowed to practice independently, but once qualified can enjoy long, stable and satisfying careers. Here are some important advantages of choosing a career in dentistry.

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The Prevention of Alveolar Osteitis

Friday, June 1st, 2018

Prevention of Alveolar Osteitis

Dental alveolar inflammation, also known as alveolar osteitis or “dry socket,” often occurs after a dental extraction procedure. This procedure, more formerly known as exodontia or tooth removal, is performed to treat a variety of medical conditions such as tooth decay, dental caries (cavities), gingivitis, and other severe gum disease. Teeth are also extracted for cosmetic reasons, such as fitting braces. In the past, the teeth of institutionalized and mentally unstable individuals were also extracted; it was believed that this procedure would aid in the treatment of mental illness.

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What Is the Difference Between a Night Guard Made by a Dentist and the One You Buy in a Store?

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Vancouver Night Guards

Designed specifically to offer protection for the teeth, different night guards provide better results because of the materials and procedures used to fabricate them. These differences are clearly noticeable if you compare different night guard styles (store-bought versus made-by-a-dentist versions) on your own. However, there’s no need to go out and buy two different night guards so that you can form an opinion as to which type is going to be best for your needs. It’s simpler to look at a portrayal of the advantages of night guards made by dentists over the ones that you can purchase in the store.

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Four Great Attractions in Vancouver For Your Weekend!

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Attractions in Vancouver

Surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains, Vancouver is a beautiful city no matter which direction you look.   In addition to its breathtaking landscape, it also has a trendy downtown core, great natural areas, and many attractions to visit.  With a city that offers so much, it is easy to feel overwhelmed.  This guide offers four attractions that no person should miss while visiting Vancouver.
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The Four Most Common and Harmful Dental Myths

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Harmful Dental Myths

With so many claims being made about dentistry and what you can expect from your dentist, it is unsurprising that there are dozens of unhelpful yet popular dental myths. While some of these dental myths are harmless, there are many dental myths that could lead to delayed diagnoses, unnecessary fears and a higher likelihood of suffering from poor oral health. Here are four of the worst.

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Four Signs That Your Dentist Is the Right Dentist for You

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Vancouver Dentist

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.

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Is Colorectal Cancer Caused By Oral Bacteria?

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Colorectal Cancer Caused By Oral Bacteria

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.

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How to Get Physically Fit In Kitsilano

Friday, May 11th, 2018

How to Get Physically Fit In Kitsilano

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.

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Don’t Ignore These 5 Dental Symptoms

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

5 Dental Symptoms

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.

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What Different Procedures Can Dentists Use to Remove Wisdom Teeth?

Friday, May 4th, 2018

Remove Wisdom Teeth

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.

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2219 West Broadway,
Vancouver BC V6K 2E4

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