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.
Friday, April 13th, 2018
Wisdom teeth are formally referred to as the ‘third molars’. Third molars adopted the commonly used name ‘wisdom teeth’ because they appear much later than other teeth. Wisdom teeth appear at an age where people are presumably ‘wiser’ than as a child when the other teeth had already erupted.
An individual’s first molars usually erupt at 6 years of age, his/her second molars at an average age of 12 and his/her third molars between the ages of 17 and 21 years, the so called ‘age of wisdom.’
If wisdom teeth grow into the mouth in a proper orientation and relationship to opposing teeth and if they allow the surrounding gums to be kept clean, Wisdom teeth can be functional and useful. Otherwise, various complications can occur.
Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
Root Canal Specialist Vancouver-Vancouver Dental Group
A root canal, also referred to as (Endodontic) therapy, is basically the removal of the ‘pulp of the teeth’ (the part in the center of a tooth made up of living connective tissue) that is either damaged, dead or diseased.
Once the pulp has been removed, the space that then remains is then cleaned out, shaped and then filled.
So now that you have a basic understanding of what a root canal is, let’s walk through each phase of root canal therapy.
Friday, April 6th, 2018
Cost of Root Canal Vancouver
Questions about the cost of dental procedures are amongst the most common questions asked at a dental clinic and one of the first thoughts that pop into one’s mind when the phrase ‘root canal’ is mentioned by a dentist. “How much is this going to cost me?”
Generally, root canal costs are the lowest for the teeth in the front and increase in cost as you proceed towards the back teeth. The back teeth are generally more difficult and time consuming to treat, thus increasing the overall cost of the root canal procedure.
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
What is the difference between a general dentist and a cosmetic dentist?
There are a multitude of dental fields that are in existence today, with the two most popular fields being cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry.
In the majority of instances, patients that require dental work such as checkups, general cleaning procedures or basic and preventive procedures, typically visit a general dentist who is skilled in providing such services.
Thursday, March 29th, 2018
What are dental implants?
Dental implants, also referred to as a fixture or an endosseous implant , is a surgical procedure that involves using the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis. Simply stated, a dental implant is an “artificial root” (typically made of titanium) that is implanted into the jaw bone (upper or lower).
When are dental implants used?
The goal of implant dentistry is to replace a missing tooth or teeth, by providing a fixed solution. This solution has many advantages over traditional approaches such as the use of dentures.
Not only do dental implants look incredibly natural, but also, they are extremely strong and stable and require little maintenance (occasionally, that may require tightening or potential replacement do to natural wear).
When considering dental implants, once must look at the advantages.