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Braces…what we want you to know.

Congratulations on your decision to proceed with orthodontic treatment and taking the first step towards a new smile! There will be challenges along the way, however we hope the benefits of a pleasing smile and healthy bite in the end will make it all worthwhile. To ensure your treatment proceeds as smoothly as possible, we […]

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Bruxism Guards…what we want you to know.

Your Bruxism guard (grinding appliance, brux guard, night guard, occlusal splint) is specifically designed to both protect your teeth and your jaw joint (TMJ). Depending on your diagnosis/symptoms, your guard may be worn: Regularly at night Nightly during periods of stress and/or During the day when you are under stress Your speech may initially be […]

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Chemotherapy and Oral Hygiene

There is a risk of harmful bacteria getting into the blood stream if oral hygiene care is not adequate. This starts with a very gentle but effective tooth brushing technique. Optimum plaque control measures may include gentle oral rinsing, increased baking soda-saline rinses, toothbrush bristles softened in hot water or the use of a super […]

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Clear (Essix) Orthodontic Retainers…what we want you to know.

Congratulations! You have now completed the hardest phase of treatment, the active phase, and have begun the last and easiest phase, retention.  Not to be taken lightly, this phase is equally as important as the previous phase(s) of treatment and is essential to maintain the results we have achieved. Removable retainers are to be worn […]

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Complete Denture(s)

Introduction Now that you have received your new denture(s), what can you expect from them?  Your mouth is an ever-changing soft environment and your dentures are relatively hard and unyielding.  Consequently, a short period adapting to them is usual.  To function comfortably and to keep your mouth healthy, here are some suggestions. Eating It will […]

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Dental Development…what to expect and when.

8As a sign of general development, an infant’s tooth is a significant event.  But that first tooth is also the signal that an important process, dental development, has begun. The process goes on for a long time.  Teething occurs almost constantly for about two years.  Then there is a short break before the permanent teeth […]

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Fillings: Post Operative Instructions

It is normal the day of treatment to experience some general discomfort.  Your jaw muscles may also be tired from opening.  In most cases this will subside quickly and can be relieved with your normal over-the-counter pain medication. It is normal to experience some sensitivity to cold.  This is your tooth’s way of saying hey […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants

What are dental implants? They are substitute replacements for tooth roots made out of a biocompatible (no known allergies) material called titanium. They serve as the anchor for replacement teeth and preserve jawbone, preventing changes to facial appearance that occurs after tooth extraction. They are considered the “standard of care” in tooth replacement. They are […]

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Oral Surgery: Post Operative Instructions

Bleeding Normal oozing may occur for up to 24 hours following surgery and is controlled by firm biting pressure on several gauze pads placed over the tooth socket. Maintain pressure on the socket for 30 minutes after surgery and then replace gauze pads if necessary for further 30-minute intervals if necessary. Smoking, drinking with a […]

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Orthodontic Appliances…what we want you to know.

Congratulations on your decision to proceed with orthodontic treatment and taking the first step towards a new smile!  There will be challenges along the way, however we hope the benefits of a pleasing smile and healthy bite in the end will make it all worthwhile.  To ensure your treatment proceeds as smoothly as possible, we […]

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Orthodontic Retainers…what we want you to know.

Congratulations! You have now completed the hardest phase of treatment, the active phase, and have begun the last and easiest phase, retention.  Not to be taken lightly, this phase is equally as important as the previous phase(s) of treatment and is essential to maintain the results we have achieved. Removable retainers are to be worn […]

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Radiation Therapy to the Head and Neck

Prior to the initiation of your radiation therapy, a complete and thorough oral health evaluation should be performed. This is often done in conjunction with the dental consultant with the BC Cancer Agency.  A comprehensive dental examination, including select radiographs, should be done to eliminate any potential problems that could complicate your therapy. All essential […]

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TMD Self Care Tips

Avoid opening the mouth too wide Stifle yawns to prevent opening the mouth too wide. Take small bites of food. Cut apples, sandwiches or other large foods into small pieces. Apply heat and cold, stretch Freeze a Styrofoam cup of water and cut off the upper portion, exposing the ice. Apply ice to jaw muscles, […]

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Whitening Your Teeth

Congratulations on your decision to enhance your smile with professional tooth whitening.  To achieve maximum results please follow the instructions carefully.  If you are in doubt, please don’t hesitate to contact the office.  When you have completed your whitening, please contact the office to schedule an appointment to evaluate your results.  Remember to store the trays […]

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Your NTI…what we want you to know.

Your NTI (nociceptive trigeminal inhibition) is specifically designed to both protect your teeth and your jaw joint (TMJ) by suppressing jaw muscle contraction (clenching and grinding). Depending on your diagnosis/symptoms, your NTI may be worn: Regularly at night Nightly during periods of stress and/or During the day when you are under stress NEVER wear your […]

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