Recovering After Wisdom Tooth Extraction Surgery

The third molars (or wisdom teeth) of roughly 22% to 66% of Canadians will become impacted at some point in their life1. So it is no surprise that wisdom tooth extraction surgeries are among the most common dental procedures performed by any oral surgeon or dentist in Vancouver. It is also no surprise that many…

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Do I Need A Night Guard For teeth Clenching & Grinding?

Sleep bruxism — which involves involuntarily clenching the jaw and grinding the upper and lower teeth together while asleep — is a complex and common dental problem.  It regularly affects nearly 9% of the general population in Canada (and sometimes affects as much as 90%), while about half of people who experience it also have…

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4 Signs You Might Have a Tooth Cavity

People seeking care for non-traumatic dental health conditions account for approximately 1% (12,300) of emergency room visits in British Columbia. Knowing the signs of a tooth cavity can help you decide whether or not you need to visit a dentist. Especially before it becomes an emergency. Related Post: Recent Post: Dental Cavity Fillings: What to…

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Can Your Wisdom Teeth Cause A Sore Throat?

Many people who develop a persistent sore throat debate whether they should contact a physician, find a dentist, or simply “wait it out” at home. This is especially true in cases where throat pain is not clearly related to any other health condition (like allergies, recent illness, or exposure to contagious diseases like strep and…

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How Often Should I Get Teeth Scaling And Root Planing?

Scaling and root planing are non-surgical procedures performed at dental clinics. They are the best ways of dealing with advanced or chronic periodontitis (gum disease). This professional cleaning by a dentist removes the built-up plaque and tartar below the gumline that we simply cannot reach by ourselves. If left untreated, bacteria in pockets along the…

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Bad Breath – Symptoms and Causes

Bad breath, or what your dentist might call halitosis, is a problem that affects everyone at some point. While it’s normal to experience bad breath every so often, for 50% of the adult population bad breath can become a more chronic issue. You may have seen a range of gums, breath strips, mints, and oral…

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Dental Cavity Fillings: What to Expect

Dental clinics offer fillings as a way of repairing cavities in teeth that have been damaged by tooth decay. Using fillings, a dentist will restore the tooth’s shape, allowing you to bite and chew again without the pain caused by the cavity. Recent Post: 6 Possible Causes of Bad Breath What are dental cavity fillings?…

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