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Understanding Alberta’s Fee Guide

Dental and medical expenses can feel like a bit of an enigma to many people. Insurance is confusing; all the different “codes” are daunting. In reality, you really have no idea what the “standard” prices are for the treatment you received. Alberta Dental Fee Guide 2018 On January 1st, 2018, a guideline was published outlining…

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Sealants May Help Protect Your Child’s Teeth From Decay

What Are Sealants? A sealant is a clear or white acrylic-like material that bonds with the tooth to help shut out decay-causing bacteria from the chewing surface of the back teeth. They form a protective barrier over the pits and fissures to prevent cavities from developing in the hard-to-clean back teeth. Children are often better…

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Maintain Good Oral Health With Regular Professional Teeth Cleanings

You should get your teeth professionally cleaned twice per year to ensure your dental hygiene is at optimum levels. If it’s been a long time since you’ve had teeth cleaning, you may need to undergo a deep cleaning session where your dentist will clean your mouth to treat gum and periodontal disease. Book your dental…

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How to Properly Brush & Floss Your Teeth

Brushing & Flossing Are Important Parts of Oral Hygiene We have all inherited different genetics; some have inherited remarkably strong teeth, while others have inherited teeth with dental problems. Devoting a few minutes a day to thoroughly brushing and flossing your teeth can help do away with plaque and preserve your teeth. All of our…

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The Proper Way to Use an Electric Toothbrush

Electric vs Manual Toothbrushes Both electric and manual toothbrushes are effective tools for keeping our teeth clean and our mouths happy. To properly clean your teeth you should be brushing for a full two minutes, brush the fronts and backs of your teeth, and make sure you aren’t neglecting those hard to reach teeth at…

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Halitosis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

What is Halitosis? Halitosis, more commonly known as bad breath, can cause a lot of anxiety. We spend a lot of money on breath mints, gum, mouthwash, and other items in the effort to combat bad breath, but these temporary fixes do not address the root of the problem. Practicing good oral hygiene by brushing…

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Why You Should Absolutely Spend at Least Two Minutes Brushing Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth is an essential part of your daily oral hygiene routine. By brushing and flossing twice per day for at least two minutes, you can prevent gum disease, remove plaque, and prevent tooth decay. Why Two Minutes? It is important to brush for the full two minutes so that you can be sure…

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How to Tackle Tartar Buildup

Tartar is one of the leading causes of gum disease, so it is important to tackle it quickly and efficiently. Though we all know that an annual trip to the dentist is important for keeping our teeth and gums happy and healthy, good oral hygiene also depends on a solid routine at home. Brushing, flossing,…

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Is ZOOM3! Whitening Right for You?

ZOOM3! Whitening is a relatively new form of teeth whitening procedure that’s performed by professionals throughout North America. As a slightly different type of whitening product, many people have questions about what ZOOM3! is and how it works. What is ZOOM3! Whitening? Zoom! Whitening uses two components to whiten teeth: Zoom gel and the Zoom…

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4 Common Dental Emergencies & How to Handle Them

Not every unexpected dental occurrence warrants the categorization of emergency. However, here are four situations where it’s definitely best to get in to see a dentist right away, and what you should do in the meantime. 1. Knocked Out Tooth As upsetting as it is painful, a knocked out tooth requires you to have a…

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6 Tips for a Healthy Mouth

Most people know that routine check-ups at the dentist are important. But did you know that taking good care of your teeth and gums is an important part of maintaining your overall health too? Poor oral health is associated with major chronic diseases, such as cancer and heart disease. It may also cause complications with…

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