The Ladner Village Dental Blog

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Is there a way to treat sleep apnea besides CPAP?

Is there a way to treat sleep apnea besides CPAP?

For many people C.P.A.P. is the best way to treat moderate to severe sleep apnea. That said, if you have been diagnosed with mild obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), there may be other ways to reduce your sleep apnea symptoms effectively besides CPAP.

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How to Keep Your Dentures Looking Great

How to Keep Your Dentures Looking Great

We know that it's bound to take a little time to get used to caring for your new dentures, so here are a few tips from our Delta dentists on how to keep your new teeth in tip-top condition.

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What are the benefits of a dental bridge?

What are the benefits of a dental bridge?

Dental implants and dental bridges are excellent ways to replace a number of missing teeth. That said, both of these tooth replacement options have their pros and cons. Below, our Delta dentists explain more about dental implants vs dental bridges.

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Dental Appliances to Help Reduce Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Dental Appliances to Help Reduce Sleep Apnea Symptoms

If you have mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) a dental appliance may help you to reduce your symptoms and get a good night's rest.

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Why bother flossing? I brush thoroughly twice a day.

Why bother flossing? I brush thoroughly twice a day.

Our Delta dentists are often asked about the importance of flossing. Patients wonder why they should bother to floss if they brush thoroughly twice a day? Today our dentists explain why flossing should be an important part of your oral hygiene routine.

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Bone Grafting & Dental Implants

Bone Grafting & Dental Implants

Our Delta area dentists often restore the appearance and function of patient's smiles with dental implants. That said, if you'd like to replace your missing teeth with dental implants, but lack healthy bone to support the implants, you will require a bone graft. 

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What is the difference between snoring and having sleep apnea?

What is the difference between snoring and having sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea and snoring have similar symptoms, but they are very different issues. Our Delta dentist explains what sleep apnea is and shares some of the differences between snoring and sleep apnea.

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Common Brushing Mistakes to Avoid

Common Brushing Mistakes to Avoid

Are you ready to take your oral health to the next level? Our Delta dentist shares three common brushing mistakes to avoid when cleaning your teeth. 

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Who can get dental implants?

Who can get dental implants?

While dental implants are a natural looking way to replace missing teeth, they may not be the best tooth replacement option for everyone. Our Delta dentist explains who makes a good candidate for dental implants.

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What are the signs and symptoms of dental cavities?

What are the signs and symptoms of dental cavities?

A strong oral hygiene routine helps to keep your teeth healthy and free from cavities. That said, no one is perfect, so here are a few ways to know if you might have a cavity. 

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What are the parts of a dental implant?

What are the parts of a dental implant?

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If you're considering dental implants you may be wondering exactly what dental implants consist of? Here, our Delta dentist explains what the parts of a dental implant are. 

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How to Retain Optimal Oral Health as We Age

How to Retain Optimal Oral Health as We Age

Whatever your age, a strong oral hygiene routine is vital to keeping teeth strong and smiles bright. That said, there are a number of oral health conditions that people should be aware of as they age.

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When is it appropriate to request dental sedation?

When is it appropriate to request dental sedation?

For most of our patients, local anesthetic is sufficient to prevent pain during many dental treatments. That said, for some patients sedation may also be appropriate to ensure the safe, efficient delivery of dental procedures. Here, our Delta dentist explains more.

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What causes sleep apnea?

What causes sleep apnea?

Those who suffer from sleep apnea experience frequent breathing pauses during sleep. Here, our Delta dentist explains the causes of sleep apnea.

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Which type of electric toothbrush should I get?

Which type of electric toothbrush should I get?

When it comes to choosing a model of electric toothbrush, the final decision is largely down to personal preference. That said, here are a few features our Delta dentist suggests you look for while shopping for the perfect electric toothbrush for your smile. 

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How do dental implants feel?

How do dental implants feel?

During consultations our patients ask if dental implants will feel like their natural teeth do. Implants are a popular replacement for missing teeth because they give wearers a very natural look and feel. So, how natural do they really feel?

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Is mouthwash an important part of a good oral hygiene routine?

Is mouthwash an important part of a good oral hygiene routine?

In spite of what some headline grabbing studies seem to indicate, mouthwash may be a safe way to rinse away food debris and bacteria after brushing and flossing. That said, it's important to remember that mouthwash is not and essential part of a good oral hygiene routine.  

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How long do dental implants last?

How long do dental implants last?

If you're looking to replace missing teeth, dental implants are dental restorations that look, feel and act almost exactly like natural teeth do. With proper care dental implants can last for decades or even a lifetime.

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How to Keep Your Gums Healthy

How to Keep Your Gums Healthy

Good news! Keeping your gums healthy requires many of the same steps as keeping your teeth healthy. Here, our Delta dentist explains more about how to keep your gums healthy and improve your overall oral health.

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Preparing for Your Dental Sedation Appointment

Preparing for Your Dental Sedation Appointment

Here's a little about how you should prepare for a safe and successful appointment dental sedation appointment.

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How to Keep Your Teeth White After Whitening

How to Keep Your Teeth White After Whitening

Once you've had teeth whitening done on your smile, you’ll want to keep it looking bright! Here's a few tips on how to keep your smile white after teeth whitening treatment.

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Can I get sedation for dental checkups and cleanings?

Can I get sedation for dental checkups and cleanings?

Generally dental sedation is not offered for routine dental cleanings or checkups, however, we may be able to offer it to patients who suffer with with extreme anxiety.

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Less Is More When Whitening Your Teeth

Less Is More When Whitening Your Teeth

Whitening your teeth is a great way to improve the appearance of your smile for relatively little effort. However, it's important to remember that when whitening your teeth less is more!

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Is dental sedation safe for children?

Is dental sedation safe for children?

Dental sedation is a very safe procedure for children. Here’s how it works, and a few details about the safety precautions parents can take to make the process go more smoothly.

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Tips to Help You Adjust to Wearing Dentures

Tips to Help You Adjust to Wearing Dentures

If you have missing teeth, dentures can help to restore your smile and your confidence. Dentures can also help you with everyday tasks such as speaking and eating. Nonetheless, it's important to note that adjusting to wearing new dentures will take a little time. Here are some tips to help.

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Do whitening strips really work?

Do whitening strips really work?

Whitening strips do work, but they’re not the most effective way to whiten your teeth. Here’s how they work, how to use them safely, and what you should be know before trying them.

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What is the cycle of obstructive sleep apnea?

What is the cycle of obstructive sleep apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea causes a cycle of breathing disruptions during sleep. Here’s a little about how the obstructive sleep apnea cycle works.

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Tips for Talking with Dentures

Tips for Talking with Dentures

If you're new to wearing dentures you may find that speaking isn’t quite as easy with a dental appliance in your mouth. Here are a few tips for our Delta dentists on how to help you get better at talking with your dentures in.

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How can I tell if I should whiten my teeth?

How can I tell if I should whiten my teeth?

If you’re wondering whether to invest in teeth whitening, here are some points from our Delta dentists on how to tell if teeth whitening would be right for you.

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What causes sleep apnea?

What causes sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a common condition that causes suffers to experience frequent breathing pauses during sleep. The following are a few of the reasons people experience sleep apnea.

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Get on the path to a brighter, healthier smile. Contact Ladner Village Dental today!