The Lesser-Known Tips to Dental Health from Your Family Dentist

No doubt you already know the basics of good oral hygiene, including: Why stop at three when there are so many more habits that will improve your overall dental health. Here are 6 of the more lesser-known tips to achieve optimal oral health. It is important to note that while these may be lesser known, they are

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Oral Cancer Screenings During Your Regular Dental Visits

You already know about the importance of regular dental visits. Along with a thorough, consistent home-based oral hygiene routine, this is the best chance for you to keep your teeth and mouth clean and healthy. Regular dental visits give your dentist and team the opportunity to identify many common and small dental problems like early-stage

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Teeth Grinding and What You Can Do About It

If you wake up with tightness or pain in your jaw, or you suffer from frequent headaches, there’s a good chance you’re grinding your teeth in the night. Tooth grinding, also known as bruxism, is a common condition impacting millions of people around the world. Bruxism can cause several problems, including: Pain and discomfortWhen you

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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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