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How Often Should I Brush My Teeth?

August 17, 2021

You should brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. This will help prevent the plaque from building up so much, as well it will give your mouth a much-needed dosing of fluoride. I recommend that all of my patients use a fluoridated toothpaste as it is the single most helpful thing they can do to help decrease their cavity risk.

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4 Things You Need to Know About Your Dentures

August 17, 2021

Dentures shouldn’t have to feel loose. Did you know that having dentures doesn’t mean the end to your food enjoyments? If you have a poorly fitting denture it won’t sit well, and it won’t allow you to chew well. There are things that can be done to fix this.

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Avoid These 3 Foods To Protect Your Gums

August 17, 2021

As dental professionals we at Today’s Dental Grande Prairie often get asked “what foods should I avoid in order to protect my gums?” There’s nothing worse than having a piece of food get stuck between your gums, especially when you’re on a date! Another similar question is what foods might be bad for the long-term...

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My Kid Hates Brushing Her Teeth. What Can I Do to Change That?

August 17, 2021

Here are some tips that our dentist in Grande Prairie, AB recommends to parents who are looking to improve the oral hygiene habits of their children: Incentives Make some small incentives for the kids to brush their teeth. Go for a fun outing or for a special treat if they manage to brush their teeth...

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Can Dental Cleanings Damage Enamel?

August 17, 2021

Dental cleanings are integral part of our oral health, and are typically recommended twice a year. Keeping our teeth and gums free and clear of harmful bacteria is important. At Today’s Dental, our team is proud to offer general dental treatments like dental cleanings in Grande Prairie, AB. We strive to provide quality services for...

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What is the Difference Between Dental Implants & Veneers?

August 17, 2021

Dental Veneers and Dental Implants both can give patients a beautiful white smile. Deciding what restorative or cosmetic option works best for you depends on the condition of your teeth. Our staff at Today’s Dental in Grande Prairie, AB provides cosmetic and restorative consultations to all our patients to take a detailed look at your mouth and...

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Is Marijuana Bad for my Teeth?

August 17, 2021

With Marijuana now legalized in Alberta, we as Dentists are likely to see more patients being open about their usage of Marijuana. By being more open and accepted, we are able to offer more personalized recommendations. There has been an explosion in Marijuana Retailers in Grande Prairie as of my writing this (June 2020), so...

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When Should a Person Switch Dentists?

August 17, 2021

Switching dentists can be a hard decision, but patients need to make a change if they notice things aren’t working out with the current practice. Knowing when to make the move can be hard, but there are some tips you can follow to help you find your new dental office or dental clinic in the...

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What Is ‘Burnt’ During a Root Canal?

August 17, 2021

Root canals are required when the soft tissue inside the root canal of a tooth is inflamed or infected. In most cases root canals are from bacteria, or an injury to the tooth. This causes an infection, and in order to save a tooth a root canal must be done. Root canals must be treated...

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Is Gum Disease Over if Bleeding Gums Stop?

August 17, 2021

If you have inflammation in your mouth or gums it may be time to consult with a Periodontist. Gum disease is one of the most common disease patients face today. This condition must be treated promptly to avoid receding gums, or even tooth loss. Attending regular visits to our office can help to prevent gum...

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What’s Better for a Tooth Cavity? A Dental Filling or a Root Canal?

August 17, 2021

When patients have cavities the surface of the tooth is permanently damaged, and tiny holes develop. They can be caused by bacteria, the food you eat or drink, and poor oral hygiene. The severity of the decay, and the condition of the tooth will determine what course of treatment is best. At Today’s Dental Grande...

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When Should I Start Brushing My Child’s Teeth?

August 17, 2021

Before your child has their first tooth be sure to always be wiping the gums with a clean wet cloth. This can be done in the bath or simply after the child has fed. Some children enjoy the feeling of their gums being cleaned or wiped. This feeling will also help them get used to...

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How Can Poor Oral Health Affect the Rest of the Body?

August 17, 2021

Oral health is extremely important for many reasons. If patients suffer from gum disease, cavities, or bad breath this can cause issues with your teeth and mouth. Our mouths are a pathway for bacteria to enter the body. The bacteria are able to enter the blood stream, and this can also cause infection or inflammation...

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How Do I Help with Tooth Pain?

August 17, 2021

If you think you may have a dental emergency it is important to know what to do to ensure your issue is addressed as soon as possible. Our office provides same day or next day appointments to accommodate our patients that need immediate treatment. One of the most common dental emergencies that patients experience is tooth...

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How Do I Know If I Have a Cavity?

August 17, 2021

Taking care of your oral and overall health must be a priority. Knowing when you need to call your dentist is important. Practicing good oral hygiene habits help to prevent tooth decay, cavities, and many other issues. Cavities are one of the most common issues patients face, and about 30 percent of Americans have untreated...

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What are the Pros and Cons of Dental Crowns?

August 17, 2021

A dental crown is a type of dental restoration that places a cap over a tooth or dental implant. Crowns help keep the underlying tooth from breaking apart, and can be used to help fix an area on a tooth that is broken. There are different types of crowns available to patients, and depending on

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What Can a Cosmetic Dentist Do?

August 17, 2021

Cosmetic Dentists help enhance or improve the appearance of the teeth, gums, or jaw. When patients are not happy with their smile, or those who have chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth, cosmetic dentistry can help give you that perfect smile. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the overall appearance of a patient’s smile including the color, position,

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How Can I Reduce My Costs for Dental Care?

August 17, 2021

Dental care can be costly, and simple procedures can even run up your bill. Caring for your teeth is necessary to keep your oral and general health in check. Many people have no dental benefits at all, or if they retire their benefits are lost. Skipping dental care is not an option, and can lead...

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Are There any Differences Between Mouth Washes?

August 17, 2021

Mouthwash is used to help rinse away bacteria or food particles after you brush and floss each day. Using mouthwash is an additional way to help protect your teeth and gums. Knowing the differences between mouthwashes can help you choose the right one to incorporate into your oral hygiene routine. What Are The Different Types...

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How Long do Dental Crowns Last?

August 17, 2021

Crowns are similar to a cap that is placed over a tooth, and are used to save and restore a damaged tooth. Crowns look natural and allow patients to use their tooth again. The color of a crown can also be matched to your natural teeth, and crowns help to make damaged teeth strong again.

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Do Oral Piercings Cause Infections?

August 17, 2021

Oral piercings are popular among young adults and adolescents. Piercings are the cool thing to have, and they give people a way to express themselves. Piercings can interfere with your speech or your ability to chew and swallow. Many people also wonder if their choice to have a piercing can lead to infection. Can My...

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How Painful is the Dental Implant Process?

August 17, 2021

Patients that choose to move forward with the dental implant process wonder how painful the procedure will be. Dental implants look and feel natural in the mouth, and are a great restorative solution for those that have missing, cracked, or broken teeth. Our customized treatment plans work for each patient’s needs, and we work closely...

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What are Common Dental Emergencies?

August 17, 2021

Knowing when to call the dentist is important, and if you have a dental emergency you should get in touch with your dentist right away. Our practice offers same or next day appointments to address any emergency situations for our patients. We want our patients to feel comfortable calling us in an emergency situation. There...

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How Can I Fix a Gummy Smile?

August 17, 2021

Do you notice when you smile you see gum tissue more than your teeth? This is known as a gummy smile, and many patients are bothered by how their smile looks. There are treatment options to correct a gummy smile, and we are here to help you find a treatment that works best. What Can...

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Can Small Cavities Heal By Themselves?

August 17, 2021

If you have a cavity and are reluctant to call your dentist, you may be hoping the cavity will just heal itself. A cavity is tooth decay that causes a hole in the tooth. If cavities are not treated more serious issues can develop. At Today’s Dental – Grande Prairie, it is important to take...

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What Types of Treatments Do General Dentists Provide?

August 17, 2021

General Dentists provide services to diagnose, treat, and maintain your oral health. Our office specializes in general dentistry, and this includes preventative, corrective, and restorative treatment for patients. Our general dental care services allow us to remove any decay or disease from your teeth and gums. We preserve your natural teeth and keep you looking...

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Is Tooth Sensitivity Permanently Curable?

August 17, 2021

Tooth sensitivity is a common problem, and many patients encounter pain or discomfort when they eat certain foods that are hot or cold. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, around 40 million adults suffer from sensitivity. Usually, the pain is temporary and can be treated to improve, but not cure the condition. At Today’s...

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How Can I Remove Coffee Stains From My Teeth?

August 17, 2021

Coffee is a popular beverage, and many enjoy that cup or two in the morning each day. The downside to coffee is that it can cause staining on your teeth. There are treatments patients can do at home, or in our office to remove those annoying coffee stains. At Today’s Dental – Grande Prairie, we...

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What Does Gum Pain Around a Dental Bridge Suggest?

May 19, 2021

If you have pain in the gum area around a dental bridge, it may be time to see your dentist. There are several things that can cause pain around a dental bridge, and it is important to make an appointment right away. At Today’s Dental – Grande Prairie, we offer a flexible schedule and extended...

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Does Laser Teeth Whitening Have Any Side Effects?

May 19, 2021

Teeth whitening is a great cosmetic option for patients that want a beautiful white smile. Teeth whitening builds confidence and choosing the right method is important. Laser teeth whitening treatment is the latest technology available, and can brighten your teeth many shades lighter. Our doctors have years of experience in cosmetic dentistry, and can help...