Everything You Need to Know About Bleeding Gums

Have you noticed blood on your toothbrush or floss? If you start to see blood during your regular oral hygiene routine, don’t panic, but call your family dentistry office in South Edmonton to schedule an assessment. Why are my gums bleeding? Bleeding gums can be caused by injuries or rigorous tooth brushing, but they are

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April is Oral Health Month

April is Oral Health Month in Canada. Oral health often takes a back seat to other signs of physical health and Oral Health Month is a great reminder to not neglect your dental health. Dentists in South Edmonton want to make sure that patients take care of their oral health and listen to signs of

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Everything You Need to Know About Tooth Bonding

Do you have a gap between your teeth that bothers you? Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to have the gap closed, or fixed? Here at Petrolia Dental, we have a team of general dentists providing cosmetic dentistry that can introduce you to dental bonding and help close the gap that’s been staring at

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Everything You Need to Know About Dental Implants

Dental implants are a common, effective solution that many turn to when they are ready to replace their missing teeth. Dental implants are surgically attached to the jawbone by your dentist in South Edmonton, acting as a sort of replacement to dead or damaged tooth roots. Once the implant is installed and the gums and

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Everything You Need to Know About Periodontal Disease

Periodontal diseases usually occur when an infection and/or inflammation develops in the gums and bone surrounding the teeth. This is called gingivitis in its early stage. Patients with gingivitis will often notice red, swollen gums that can even bleed at times. If the gingivitis is left to worsen, it can develop into periodontitis. This is

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What to Expect From Your Dental Visit

Regular dental checkups are an important way to stay on top of your overall health and well-being. They help ensure your teeth and gums are clean and healthy, they give your dentist a chance to check for signs of serious diseases that are linked to problems in your mouth, and they help make sure that

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The Basics of Tooth Brushing

We’ve all been told time and time again about the importance of keeping up with your regular visits to your dentist and dental hygienist. Regular check-ups are important to making sure that any small problems are identified and treated before they have the chance to develop into larger, more complex problems. But there’s also a

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Oral Cancer – Prevention, Detection and Treatment

Regular visits to the dentist are an important part of your oral hygiene routine. They help keep your teeth clean and healthy, and they give your South Edmonton dentist the opportunity to notice small problems developing in your mouth, before they get the chance to turn into big problems. One of these problems that your

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The Importance Dental X-Rays

Every oral health routine should include regular dental x-rays. These help your family dentist see what’s happening under the gums and tooth enamel to help catch small problems before they become big problems. X-rays can be taken intraorally or extraorally.  Intraoral x-rays are taken inside the mouth, and extraoral x-rays are taken outside of the

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