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Can Braces Change Your Face Shape?

2020-10-01T13:35:59-06:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Our Dental Blog|

A human face is rarely symmetrical. For some people, however, the degree of asymmetry is particularly pronounced as a result of their jaw alignment or crooked teeth. Braces can change the facial structure by shifting the teeth and jaw, which alters the angles of the face and restores symmetry. Mouth Braces [...]

8 Benefits of Dental Implants

2020-08-27T11:40:32-06:00August 27th, 2020|Categories: Our Dental Blog|

A dental implant is a tooth replacement option that mimics a genuine tooth structure. A titanium root is inserted into the bone to support a crown, bridge, or denture. Dental implants are designed to look, feel, and function like a real tooth and come with benefits that other tooth replacement options don’t. [...]

What is the Difference between a Pediatric Dentist and a Family Dentist?

2020-07-28T11:50:18-06:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Our Dental Blog|

Much like a pediatric doctor, pediatric dentists specialize in caring for children. While a family dentist practices general dentistry for all ages, pediatric dentists have specialized training and education that make them more qualified to work with infants, toddlers, young children, and teens. Children have different dental needs than adults and, when [...]

How can having Bad Teeth Affect Your Heart?

2020-07-08T15:07:34-06:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: Our Dental Blog|

Poor oral hygiene can affect more than your smile. Studies have shown that heart disease is linked to poor oral care because of the body’s response to inflammation caused by bacteria from infection. Oral hygiene issues like cavities, gingivitis, periodontal disease, and untreated tooth decay can lead to an increased risk of [...]

Is Poor Oral Hygiene Connected to an Increased Risk of having a Heart Attack?

2020-07-08T15:09:11-06:00June 4th, 2020|Categories: Our Dental Blog|

Poor dental hygiene has been discussed as a possible cause of cardiovascular disease for many years. Studies have shown that: • Poor oral health leads to an increased risk of cardiovascular problems such as heart attack or stroke • There is a connection between tooth loss patterns and coronary artery disease • [...]

Are Canker Sores a Sign of Poor Dental Hygiene?

2020-07-08T15:10:44-06:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: Our Dental Blog|

Canker sores, also known as aphthous ulcers, are ulcerated lesions or sores that develop inside the mouth. They appear most often on the inner cheeks and lips, tongue, the base of gums, and the roof of the mouth. Contrary to popular belief, canker sores are not the same as cold sores which [...]

What are The Benefits of Dental Implants?

2021-04-20T04:46:04-06:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Our Dental Blog|

Dental implants are an innovative solution to replace missing or damaged teeth. Unlike conventional dentures, implants never come out and are secured to the jaw like natural teeth. Permanent dentures provide a lot more than replace missing teeth. There are many benefits to having permanent dentures than traditional dentures and bridges don’t [...]

Why do I have sensitive teeth?

2019-04-03T21:17:24-06:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Our Dental Blog|

This is another common dental question that I get asked from patients. Sensitivity may vary from not being able to eat the ice cream that you are craving, to having to use warmer water to brush your teeth. Sensitivity is not only uncomfortable, but it can also start to interfere with everyday [...]

What can you do for soft teeth?

2019-04-02T14:18:41-06:00March 12th, 2019|Categories: Our Dental Blog|

“I have soft teeth. It runs in the family” This is a comment that I hear a lot at our Airdrie dental clinic. I wanted to talk about it because while there can be some truth to this (bacterial content in the saliva), the overwhelming majority of "soft teeth" result from something [...]

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