Amazing Dental Smile Blog

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    COVID-19 Update from Amazing Smile Dental

    The protection of our patients and staff is our number one core value and highest priority.

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  • iTero intraoral scanner for orthodontic treatment in Langley
    Say Goodbye to Dental Impressions with the iTero Scanner

    Our iTero intraoral scanner provides a 3D model of your mouth without the need for messy orthodontic dental impressions.

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    Flossing Your Way to Total Oral Health

    Did you know that brushing doesn’t completely clean your teeth? Flossing plays a key role in oral hygiene and is the only way to remove plaque and food from between your teeth and under your gumline where a toothbrush can’t easily reach.

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    What Are Braces Like?

    If you’re nervous about getting braces because you don’t know what to expect, you’re not alone. Here’s everything you’ve always wanted to know about the experience, from getting braces put on to the day they’re removed.

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    A Dental Routine to Keep Your Mouth Healthy

    Even conscientious brushers and flossers can miss a spot on their teeth. Others don’t bother to floss, or if they do, they’re not doing it the right way. It’s important to know the best way to brush and floss so you can keep your teeth and mouth in great shape.

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    Do You Need a Permanent Retainer?

    You’ve finally achieved the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted, but without proper care, your teeth may drift back to their original position. You may need a permanent retainer.

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    Does Oral Health Affect Overall Health?

    Most people know that not taking care of their teeth can lead to cavities and gum disease. However, not everyone is aware that the bacteria that cause these conditions can also have a negative impact on their overall health.

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    Caring for Your Invisalign

    Invisalign® is a great alternative to braces. The plastic aligners are more comfortable, can be taken out to eat or drink and take less time to create the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Best of all, you can go about your daily life without anyone noticing that you’re wearing them.

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    Overcoming Your Dental Anxiety

    Some people don’t think twice about going to the dentist, but for others, the thought of sitting in a dental chair is enough to cause feelings of anxiety. Whatever the cause, dental anxiety can have a negative impact on your oral health and general well-being.

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    The Truth about 7 Dental Beliefs

    With so much information to be found on the internet, it’s hard to know what’s true and what isn’t when it comes to taking care of your teeth. There are many dental myths and misconceptions out there, and we want to make sure our patients know the facts.

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    What is a Root Canal?

    Each of your teeth has a tiny passage running through it filled with pulp made of nerves and blood vessels. This passage is called the root canal. However, the phrase root canal is usually used to refer the process of removing and replacing infected, injured or dead pulp from the canal.

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  • bad breath teeth cleaning langley
    Beat Bad Breath with Regular Teeth Cleaning

    Bad breath, or halitosis, is a common but embarrassing issue. Luckily, once you’ve found the cause, it’s usually possible to eliminate it.

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  • gum disease langley dentist
    Your Guide to Gum Disease

    Gum disease happens when the immune system reacts to a buildup of plaque and bacteria around teeth and gums. One of its most common causes is poor oral care. Not regularly removing plaque and bacteria from your teeth and gums will eventually cause your gums to become infected.

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  • 05/12/2018
    Holiday Promotion from Your Local Langley Dentist: Discount Botox Treatments!

    Would you like to look fresh faced and youthful for your coming holiday parties? If you want to revitalize your look for the festivities, take advantage of our latest promotion.

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  • 05/12/2018
    A Friendly Reminder from Your Local Langley Dentist About Dental Benefits: Use it or Lose it!

    The holiday season is almost here, and it can be harder than ever to keep your teeth white and clean when you are surrounded by rich, sugary foods. If you have dental coverage, remembering to take full advantage of the services available to you before the end of the year ensures you get the most out of your plan.

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  • 26/11/2018
    Get Rid of Bad Breath Before the Holidays

    The holidays are a time for catching up with old friends and celebrating with loved ones. But all the greeting and goodbyes you’ll be doing are sure to put you in close proximity with other people, and the last thing you need is to worry about is your breath.

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    Stay Cavity-Free this Halloween!

    Halloween is more than just a time where everyone dresses up as his or her favourite character or a movie star they have always admired – it is also about the candy! Adults and children alike are guilty of indulging in sugary treats on Halloween, and how can you not? After all, everywhere you turn there are bowls of bite-size candies, and after trick-or-treating, you find yourself submerged in it.

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  • Patient holding custom Invisalign® retainer
    How Old is Too Old for Invisalign®?

    Let’s admit it, most of us have dreamt of that perfect smile. A complete set of pearly white teeth that can light up our face and make heads turn. The good news is that age is no longer a deterrent in your quest for that dream smile.

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  • little girl brushing teeth
    Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Baby Teeth

    Everyone has two sets of teeth: baby teeth and permanent teeth. While most of us are aware of that, many of us do not understand the importance of baby teeth. Baby teeth might be temporary, starting to fall out when your child turns 6; but they serve a critical purpose for your child’s oral health.

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    4 Myths About Cavities Debunked

    We’ve all heard the phrase “don’t eat that, you’ll get a cavity” at some point in our lives. Whether it was from our parents or our dentist, the fear of cavities has also been a major reason for avoiding sugary junk food. We were told that cavities hurt and they make your teeth rot, but what if a lot of what you were told was only part of the truth? 

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  • 08/01/2018
    When Should You Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

    Wisdom teeth appear anywhere from ages 17 to 25. However, not all individuals have their wisdom teeth removed. Determining the appropriate time to remove wisdom teeth comes down to space in the mouth and how those teeth affect your oral hygiene. If they do not cause an issue, your dentist in Clayton Heights may not recommend a removal.

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  • 03/01/2018
    What Exactly is Fluoride, and What Does it Do?

    Keeping your teeth healthy can be tricky. It’s important that you see your dentists in Surrey or Langley at least once every six months to ensure that your teeth shine their brightest. But your dentist isn’t the only thing keeping your teeth healthy. 

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  • 18/12/2017
    Protecting Your Teeth in the Winter – Tips from Your Trusted Orthodontist Serving Surrey, Langley, and Surrounding Cities

    Winter can be an exciting time for people of all ages. Participating in wintertime sports, attending holiday parties, and spending time with the family are activities that many Canadians look forward to all year.

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  • 13/12/2017
    "How Do Sugary Treats Affect Your Teeth?" - Ask your Pediatric Dentist in Langley, BC

    With the holiday season upon us, there may not be a better time to think about the effect that sugar can have on the teeth. Although you are probably aware that sugar is not good for the teeth, you might not know exactly how it wreaks havoc within the mouth. If you have children, learning more about how sugar affects oral health is advisable.

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  • 04/12/2017
    Why You Should Visit a Dentist in December

    When it comes to visiting your dentist, most people believe there isn’t a perfect time of year for a bi-annual cleaning, but at Amazing Smile Dental Clinic we don’t think that’s entirely true. There are a number of reasons why a dental visit in December can be a good idea for you and your family! While our clinic offers our services year round, let us walk you through the many benefits of having your teeth cleaned during the month of December.

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  • Orthodontist in Langley British Columbia
    Smile Science: What Does a Bright Full Smile Do for You? Here’s what Your Langley Orthodontist has to Say…

    Did you know you are a superhero? While you do not fly around with your cape, you have a powerful source of magic inside of you. What is this magical power you contain? Your smile, of course!

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  • Dentist in Langley British Columbia
    Insights and Interesting Facts About Teeth from Your Langley Dental Clinic

    Do you know how many teeth the average human being has in their mouth? There is a lot you might not know about your mouth. Whether you are curious about how many teeth you have as a child versus an adult, or you want to learn some quirky facts about your teeth, the team at Amazing Smile Dental loves to educate our patients.

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    Suffering from Tooth Sensitivity? Your Dentist in Langley Has Options to Bring Relief

    Whether you wince at drinking ice water or chewing on food creates a spark of pain, tooth sensitivity puts a damper on your life. 

    The reasons behind your tooth sensitivity can vary, but luckily you do not have to live with sensitive teeth for good. In fact, your local dentist can help bring relief so that you can get back to sipping iced tea in the summer, enjoying coffee, or eating your favourite foods.

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    Gum Recession – Signs, Symptoms, and How it Could Lead to Tooth Loss

    For all the chatter and concern about “gum disease” in recent years, it seems few patients really understand the important functional role gums play in their mouths. Gums hold your teeth in their proper place. They cover and protect the bone where your teeth are embedded, ensuring sensitive areas are not exposed to the base, acidic, and bacterial substances that enter your mouth. Gum recession is a fairly common problem that can lead to serious dental health problems. If you think you may have early signs of gum disease, make an appointment to visit your dentist in Langley.

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  • 26/04/2017
    Top 10 Excuses People Use to Avoid Their Dentist

    Does the idea of going to the dentist make you anxious? If so, you are not alone. Many people avoid the dentist, and they often have a list of numerous excuses why. Regardless of the reasons holding you back, regular checkups at your Langley dental clinic are necessary. Not only will it ensure a smile that is bright and healthy, but good oral health leads to better health overall.

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  • Dental implants in Langley British Columbia
    Missing Adult Teeth? Find Out Why and Visit Your Oral Surgeon in Langley

    Most people lose their ‘baby’ teeth and quickly have their adult teeth emerge into place. Crooked, straight, crowded, or spaced, 32 permanent teeth usually fill the spaces left along developing jawlines. This is not the case for everyone, though. Over 20% of the population lack one or more of their adult teeth.

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  • Are Invisalign® Braces Right For You? Tips from Your Langley Orthodontist
    Are Invisalign® Braces Right For You? Tips from Your Langley Orthodontist

    Simple, subtle, and effective, it is not surprising that Invisalign has become a popular method for tooth straightening in Langley and across the country. With clear trays, patients can customize their journey to a straight, even smile without the noticeable wires and brackets of traditional braces. It may seem strange that people would opt for the old style, but the truth is that Invisalign braces may not always be suitable for everyone. Different factors come into play when choosing the right orthodontic treatment in Langley, whether you want a straight smile or corrected bite. No matter your particular concerns or what is suitable for your personal oral health, the team of orthodontists in Langley at Amazing Smile Dental can find an appropriate and effective solution.

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    How to Tell the Difference between Tooth Pain & a Sinus Infection in Langley BC

    With cold season in full swing, many people are facing sniffles, coughs, and… tooth pain? It may not be the most common symptom of a sinus infection, but many individuals find their sinus pressure and pain extends to impact their teeth. If you are facing discomfort from ongoing tooth pain and are unsure of the cause, schedule an appointment with your dentist in Langley. The team at Amazing Smile Dental offers oral surgery and regular dental checkups so that you can get back to feeling and smiling your best.

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  • 07/03/2017
    Dentistry through the Ages: Historic Milestones in Dentistry from Your Langley Dentists

    Most of us take preventative dentistry services for granted now. You know to expect a thorough cleaning, set up your next appointment, and leave with a new toothbrush. We have come a long way when it comes to dental work, and now most routine cleanings and dental procedures are fairly comfortable. This wasn’t always the case! Canadian dentistry and dental health around the world has progressed through a lot of technological advancements, research, and trial and error. You may not think of history when you visit your Langley dental clinic, but a brief look back in time will make you appreciate the streamlined, safe, and preventative dentistry services we enjoy today.

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  • Top 5 Causes of Tooth Pain
    Top 5 Causes of Tooth Pain – When to See Your Langley Dentist

    Tooth pain is one of the most common concerns and complaints that patients report to their Langley dentists. A range of causes and factors can lead to a sore tooth or sensitive jaw, so narrowing down the cause and practicing a good oral hygiene routine are essential. Consider the common causes of tooth pain outlined below. If your discomfort is severe or your symptoms persist over an extended period of time, visit your Langley dental clinic. Amazing Smile Dental offers preventative dentistry services and welcomes new patients of all ages. If your tooth pain has progressed, don’t hesitate to give us a call right away.

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  • Treating cavities and tooth decay in Langley British Columbia
    Think You May Have a Cavity? Get Advice from Your Local Langley Dental Clinic
    • Do you feel pain or discomfort when you eat or drink?
    • Do you consume too much acid-rich food and/or processed sugar?
    • Is your tooth problem preventing you from enjoying the foods you love?
    • Has it been a while since you last visited your Langley dental clinic for a cleaning?
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  • Controlling tooth sensitivity in Langley British Columbia
    How to Control Tooth Sensitivity to Cold Temperatures

    If you suffer from tooth sensitivity, there are a number of options available to you to help reduce the discomfort you feel when you eat certain foods. Cold sensitivity can occur at the gumline, where the dentin (which is responsible for transmitting food temperatures directly to the tooth’s nerve cells) is exposed due to enamel wear. Cavities, a loose filling, or an exposed root surface can all cause sensitivity issues, which can lead to pain and dietary restrictions.

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    Taking Care of Your Braces

    Wearing braces is a ‘stage’ many of us have to go through for achieving a beautiful smile. Luckily, they have come a long way from the bulky and uncomfortable technology of the past. Although, it is still important to take the right steps and ensure your braces can straighten your teeth as quickly and painlessly as possible. By keeping a few simple tips in mind and making smart choices, you can avoid costly repairs and get the best results from your dental braces.

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    Did You Know These Fun Facts About Teeth?

    They help you pronounce words, make chewing your food possible, and communicate your confidence and joy to the world. Your teeth do a lot for you every day, but how much do you really know about your pearly whites? From fun facts to the best tips for keeping them in healthy condition, the Cloverdale dentists at Amazing Smile Dental are knowledgeable experts who can help you maintain a healthy smile for years to come.

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  • Braces for your teeth in Langley British Columbia
    Braces FAQs: What You Need to Know

    Braces are a common orthodontic treatment for patients who want straight teeth. A smile that is properly aligned can give a person confidence and make their teeth much easier to clean. If you or your children need braces, you may have questions about what options are best for you. Despite being a popular and practiced dental procedure, many people have concerns before getting braces.

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  • Children and the dentist in Langley British Columbia
    Tips for Parents: Help Your Children Overcome their Fear of the Dentist

    It isn’t easy getting your kid into the dentist’s chair. Competing afterschool schedules, work responsibilities and limited convenient times can make just scheduling the appointment tricky for busy families. If your child is afraid of the dentist, it can be even tougher. Many children have worries about visiting their local dental clinic. Luckily, there are a few ways parents can help ease their concerns and make visiting the dentist’s office an enjoyable and easy experience for the entire family.

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  • Anxiety and dental health in Langley British Columbia
    Mental Health and Dental Health: How Anxiety Can Impact Your Teeth

    It isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when people mention the side effects and health problems associated with anxiety, but many people face oral health issues. Anxiety can impact your body, and your teeth are no exception. Whether you or a loved one suffer from anxiety, it is important to take care of your physical health and not allow your oral hygiene to suffer. The symptoms can manifest in a number of ways and aren’t always obvious, so visiting your Langley dentist is crucial to taking care of your teeth. Contact Amazing Smile Dental to schedule your routine teeth cleaning and checkup.

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  • Tooth replacement in Langley British Columbia
    Choosing the Best Tooth Replacement Option for You – Dental Implants or Dentures?

    There are many factors that people consider when getting dental work completed. Tooth replacement options can seem overwhelming and confusing if you try to figure out yourself what is the ideal option. Losing a tooth or teeth can also be a scary and emotional time, so seeking guidance and advice from the professionals at a Langley dental clinic will ensure you make a choice that takes into account your unique concerns and oral health.

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  • Woman Receiving a Botox treatment in Langley
    Is Botox a Safe Way to Reduce the Signs of Aging?

    Sometimes Botox can have negative connotations, but the truth is that, when administered correctly, Botox can be a perfectly safe and effective way to reverse the visible signs of aging. Keep reading to learn more about Botox treatments in Langley and whether they’re right for you.

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    Dental Implants: General Information Before Visiting Your Langley Dental Clinic

    Thinking about replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant, but not sure if it’s the right choice for you? One of the most important considerations for a dental implant is whether or not you have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. Arranging a check-up appointment with your dentist is the best way to find out if you are a good candidate for a replacement tooth.

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  • Teeth Whitening Kits in Langley British Columbia
    Is DIY Teeth Whitening Safe? Consult Your Langley Dental Clinic

    Did you know that some over-the-counter teeth whiteners can actually harm your tooth enamel? Many people turn to at-home bleaching systems without fully understanding the effects it can have on their oral health. It is important to know that not all stains can be lightened with a store-bought bleaching kit, particularly if you have had bonding or tooth-coloured fillings placed in your front teeth. Before proceeding with a do-it-yourself whitening routine, it’s highly recommended that you speak with your dentist to determine whether or not you will benefit from the treatment. Your dentist may discourage teeth whitening if you have sensitive teeth, gum disease or teeth with worn enamel, as the risk of gum irritation or damage to previous dental work may increase.

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  • Oral health in Mexico and Langley British Columbia
    Dental Clinic in Langley, BC Gives Back Through Global Outreach Initiative in Mexico

    The team from Amazing Smile, a dental clinic in Langley, BC, recently travelled to San Quintin, Mexico to help improve the oral health of more than 600 patients in the city’s largest orphanage. The team consisted of four senior dentists, one hygienist, seven dental students and four Spanish interpreters who all worked tirelessly to help the underprivileged receive immediate dental care.

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  • 21/12/2015
    Eat Your Way to Whiter Teeth
    Teeth whitening has become a popular trend because it really is an easy way to boost your confidence and refresh your look. There are a lot of options available for individuals of all ages looking to whiten their smile. Over-the-counter products that promise a whiter smile include toothpastes, mouthwashes, strips, and gels. However, some of these products have been known to cause enamel erosion and deteriorate tooth health while improving their appearance. Instead of taking a risk, consider natural alternatives or safe teeth whitening treatments from a dentist in Langley to brighten your smile.
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    Choosing Between Dental Implants and Bridges

    A few years ago, patients with missing or damaged teeth had one option: a three-tooth bridge. These days, you can choose between two options: dental bridges and dental implants. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, but it is all up to you and your dentist to decide which option is best for your teeth. By comparing the two side-by-side, it may be easier to make a decision.

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  • 16/12/2015
    How to take Care of Dentures
    Dentures are an investment in your dental care and overall wellness. It is important that you take care of them. If taken care of properly, you could get up to seven years from your set of dentures. If not, you could find yourself putting forth a bigger investment sooner than expected.
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  • 16/12/2015
    Tips for helping your child care for their braces
    Braces are often recommended by dentists and orthodontists as a way of preventing cosmetic and dental health problems later on in life. Getting braces as a child ensures a straight smile and helps to avoid issues of crowding and spacing as teeth come in and settle. However, dealing with braces does require some extra care and maintenance, and so it is important that you help your child grow accustomed to them. Here are some tips for helping your child adjust to and live with braces.
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  • 05/10/2015
    Tips for Brushing Your Tot's Teeth
    Good dental hygiene needs to start early if you want your baby's teeth to grow in strong and healthy. In fact, you should start taking care of your child's oral health before their first teeth even come in! Simply use a soft, clean, damp washcloth to wipe your baby's gums. This will prevent the growth of bacteria and keep their gums in good shape.
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  • 05/10/2015
    What May Be Causing Your Bad Breath and How You Can Stop It
    Bad breath is a common problem that many people in the Langley, Clayton Heights, and Cloverdale areas visit their dentist about. Choosing to consult with a dental professional about bad breath is always a good idea, as it has numerous different possible causes and proper treatment can't begin until you get to the root cause of the issue.
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  • 22/09/2015
    The Overall Health Benefits of Keeping Up with Dental Visits
    Dental health and overall health are closely intertwined, and problems in your mouth can lead to problems throughout the rest of your body. Since going to the dentist is an important component of achieving and maintaining good oral health, it is crucial for ensuring good overall health as well.
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    Ways to Cope with Fear of the Dentist

    Are you stressed about going to the dentist? You’re not alone. Many people are afraid to go to the dentist, for a variety of different reasons. Some people may have had negative experiences with dentists in the past. Others may fear the lack of control they have while in a dental chair.

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  • 18/08/2015
    Does the Tooth Fairy Travel Around the World?
    Few things are more exciting to a child than losing his or her first tooth and leaving it under a pillow for the tooth fairy to find. During the night, the tooth fairy swaps the tooth and leaves money behind.
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  • 18/08/2015
    What You Need to Know About Braces for Adults
    Many people require braces well into their adult years and, in fact, orthodontic treatment may be necessary at any age. Seeing an orthodontist can help give you the smile you've always wanted, but many adults living in Surrey and the surrounding area are reluctant to look into teeth straightening treatments because of cosmetic concerns.
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  • 18/08/2015
    How to Find the Right Dentist in Langley, BC
    Choosing a dentist for you and your family is a very important decision. If you are looking for a dentist in Langley, Clayton Heights, Cloverdale, or anywhere else in the Surrey, BC area, then there are a few factors you need to consider before walking into a dental office for your first appointment.
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  • 13/08/2015
    What to Do If Your Child Chips or Loses a Tooth
    If your child chips, breaks, or completely knocks out a tooth, the first and most important step you can take is to remain calm. As your child will likely be crying and in some pain, it is important that you try to comfort them and give them an over-the-counter children's painkiller if need be. Modern dentistry has the tools to repair and even reimplant teeth, so take a deep breath and follow the advice below.
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  • 14/07/2015
    What You Should Know Before Visiting the Dentist
    Many people aren't too sure about what to do before visiting a dentist for the first time in Langley, BC. Is it enough to just book an appointment and show up, or should you have important information and documents prepared as well?
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  • 02/07/2015
    How Coffee, Wine, and Cigarettes Affect Your Teeth
    The modern lifestyle comes with many habits and indulgences which, unfortunately, can have a negative impact on your teeth. Drinking coffee, drinking wine, and smoking cigarettes can erode your teeth and cause them to yellow, creating both a dental health and cosmetic problem.
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