how do i get rid of bad breath?

Many people suffer from chronic bad breath or halitosis. Bad breath is something you do not want to be known for, and typically finding the cause is easy. If you suffer from bad breath but also brush, floss, or gargle each day the cause may not be obvious. Taking the…

Tips to consider when choosing an emergency dentist?

When you have a dental emergency there are a few things to consider when choosing what dentist to visit. Choosing the right dentist can make the process smooth and recovery quicker. In many cases patients do not have time in an emergency to search for the perfect dentist. Doing your…

what is the main cause of crooked teeth?

Many patients long for that perfect straight smile. It seems everywhere you turn; you see people with beautiful smiles as a result of braces. If you have crooked teeth, you may feel isolated and your self confidence is lost. Not everyone is born with perfect teeth, and some people will…

how soon can i work after getting a root canal?

Root canals can help save a tooth and are a common procedure done today. Most patients can return to their normal activities directly after their root canal procedure. Patients should plan to rest the day of their root canal procedure, and most can return to work the very next day.…

Can Wisdom Teeth Cause Headaches and Dizziness?

Toothaches can be painful and cause other symptoms to arise. Common symptoms of toothaches include prolonged pain, swelling, and soreness around the gums or jaw. In addition to these common symptoms, patients may experience a headache or dizziness from their wisdom teeth. Wisdom tooth headaches can be caused by nflammation…

Can Dentists Tell if you Smoke?

If you are a smoker and you have your regular dental exam and cleaning scheduled, you may wonder if your dentist will know you smoke. Stained teeth and gum recession are both issues your dentist will see that will indicate you are a smoker. Patients that smoke tendto have gums…

can a dentist pull an infected tooth?

Cana Dentist Pull an Infected Tooth? Infection in a toothis serious and typically the infection must be treated with antibiotics beforeany treatment can be done. If the damage to the tooth is severe, a root canalprocedure can be done to try and save the tooth. In some cases, the internalstructure…

how does a dentist fix a chipped tooth?

How Does a Dentist Fix a Chipped Tooth? There are many degrees of chipped teeth. If your chip is notsevere the tooth can be repaired using cosmetic dental bondingor porcelain veneers tofix your tooth. Both dental bonding and porcelain veneers are durable and stain-resistant andare a quick way to cosmetically fix your…

How Much Radiation is in a Dental X-ray?

Dental x-rays are commonly used when you visit your dentist. Many patients wonder if dental x-rays are safe and if they should worry about radiation exposure. Expressing concerns about your health and safety is normal, and the good news is that dental x-rays are extremely safe. You may notice your…

How Much Do Veneers Generally Cost?

Veneers can help patients correct chips, cracks, uneven, or stained teeth and restore a smile quickly. Dental veneers are made out of either porcelain or composite, and both materials are the color of our natural teeth. Dental veneers are used to cover the front surface of your teeth and require…

Do Kids Need Dental Crowns?

If your child is prone to cavities, you may wonder if there is anything dentists can do to save their teeth. Cavities are very common in children, and many children are prone to cavities while others are not. If a child has a small cavity, we may choose to just…

How to Get Rid of Swollen Gums?

Our gums are sensitive, and if we do not practice good oral hygiene habits, they can become inflamed, painful, or infected. Gums are important and help to hold our teeth in place and protect our tooth roots. If gums are not taken care of, bacteria can spread and cause gum…

How Long Does a Dental Cleaning Generally Take?

Taking care of our teeth is important and can help avoid problems or unnecessary visits to the dentist’s office later in life. We recommend patients visit our office for their cleaning and exam at least twice a year. These appointments are crucial and can help maintain your oral health and…

How Long Is Wisdom Teeth Recovery?

Wisdom teeth are the back molars in our mouths and tend to erupt between the ages of 17 and 21. Most people do not have enough room in their jaw for wisdom teeth to properly erupt. Wisdom teeth can be impacted, or cause issues once they erupt such as overcrowding…

Are Porcelain Veneers Better Than Composite Veneers?

If you have chipped, cracked, stained, or uneven teeth and are embarrassed to speak around others, veneers can transform your smile. Veneers can make your teeth look natural and the process is easy and minimally invasive. The veneers are bonded to your teeth using a cement material and little preparation…

How Does Digital Smile Design Work?

Digital Smile Design gives patients the ability to transform their smiles and get rid of imperfections they are unhappy with. The Digital Smile Design process can look at the entire picture, and gives our doctors the ability to create a smile using combinations of various cosmetic services. We begin with…

How Can I Remove Coffee Stains From My Teeth?

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…

Is Tooth Sensitivity Permanently Curable?

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…

What Types of Treatments Do General Dentists Provide?

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…

Can Small Cavities Heal By Themselves?

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,…

How Can I Fix a Gummy Smile?

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…

What are Common Dental Emergencies?

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…

How Painful is the Dental Implant Process?

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…

Do Oral Piercings Cause Infections?

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…

How Long do Dental Crowns Last?

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…

Are There any Differences Between Mouth Washes?

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.…

How Can I Reduce My Costs for Dental Care?

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…

What Can a Cosmetic Dentist Do?

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…

What are the Pros and Cons of Dental Crowns?

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…

How Do I Know If I Have a Cavity?

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…

How Do I Help with Tooth Pain?

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…

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

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…

When Should I Start Brushing My Child’s Teeth?

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…

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

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…

Is Gum Disease Over if Bleeding Gums Stop?

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…

What Is ‘Burnt’ During a Root Canal?

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.…

When Should a Person Switch Dentists?

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…

Is Marijuana Bad for my Teeth?

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…

What is the Difference Between Dental Implants & Veneers?

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…

Can Dental Cleanings Damage Enamel?

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…

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

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…

Avoid These 3 Foods To Protect Your Gums

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…

4 Things You Need to Know About Your Dentures

One 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.…

How Often Should I Brush My Teeth?

How Often Should I Brush My Teeth? 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…

Does Laser Teeth Whitening Have Any Side Effects?

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…

What Does Gum Pain Around a Dental Bridge Suggest?

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…