The Ladner Village Dental Blog

For tips, advice and and important information from our Ladner dentists and team, be sure to visit our blog often!


After Invisalign: What’s Next?

After Invisalign: What’s Next?

Posted Jul 5th, 2019

When you start getting near the end of your Invisalign treatment you might begin wondering what happens next. Here’s what to expect once your treatment is complete!

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How to Keep Your Gums Healthy

How to Keep Your Gums Healthy

Posted Jun 21st, 2019

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

Posted Jun 7th, 2019

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

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Invisalign Teen: Compliance Indicators

Invisalign Teen: Compliance Indicators

Posted May 17th, 2019

Invisalign clear aligners are removable allowing patients to remove them to eat, drink, and care for their teeth. However, this can make it tempting to remove them more often and for longer than prescribed…and that’s where compliance indicators are helpful.

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How to Keep Your Teeth White After Whitening

How to Keep Your Teeth White After Whitening

Posted May 3rd, 2019

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?

Posted Apr 19th, 2019

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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Speaking with Invisalign

Speaking with Invisalign

Posted Apr 5th, 2019

Our Delta dentists offer their top tips for getting used to speaking while wearing your Invisalign aligners.

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Less Is More When Whitening Your Teeth

Less Is More When Whitening Your Teeth

Posted Mar 15th, 2019

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?

Posted Mar 1st, 2019

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

Posted Feb 15th, 2019

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?

Posted Feb 1st, 2019

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?

Posted Jan 18th, 2019

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

Posted Jan 4th, 2019

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?

Posted Dec 21st, 2018

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?

Posted Dec 7th, 2018

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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Why Are My Dentures Loose?

Why Are My Dentures Loose?

Posted Nov 16th, 2018 in Dentures

Your dentures should fit firmly on your gums but sometimes they may become loose and stop fitting as well as they did when you first got them.

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How Long do Implants Take to Heal?

How Long do Implants Take to Heal?

Posted Nov 2nd, 2018

The dental implant process usually happens in multiple steps. This means that more than one healing stage is be needed. Healing times will vary depending on a number of factors such as how many teeth are being replaced and the patient’s health.

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What happens if I don’t treat my sleep apnea?

What happens if I don’t treat my sleep apnea?

Posted Oct 19th, 2018

When you have sleep apnea, you experience pauses in your breathing while you sleep; in short, you’re having short bouts of...

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How to Improve Your Flossing Technique

How to Improve Your Flossing Technique

Posted Oct 5th, 2018

Many people don’t take too much care with flossing, or even skip it completely, because they think brushing is sufficient. If that’s you and you want to do a better job flossing, here are few tips that will help.

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Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-Supported Dentures

Posted Sep 21st, 2018

As you may expect, an implant-supported denture is supported by and attached to a dental implant.

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How Sleep Apnea Affects Mental Health

How Sleep Apnea Affects Mental Health

Posted Sep 7th, 2018

Sleep Apnea has a variety of physical effects on the body, but many people don’t realize that it can have a negative impact on mental health as well.

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After Your Extraction: Filling the Space

After Your Extraction: Filling the Space

Posted Jul 20th, 2018

If you have had a tooth extracted, getting the space filled as soon as possible is very important in maintaining your long-term oral health. There are several tooth replacement options you can choose from.

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Sleep Apnea & Weight Loss

Sleep Apnea & Weight Loss

Posted Jul 6th, 2018

There are many Sleep Apnea treatment options available out there, and in some cases, it can even be cured! For people who are overweight and suffering from sleep apnea, simply losing some weight may resolve the disorder.

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The Parts of a Dental Implant

The Parts of a Dental Implant

Posted Jun 29th, 2018

Dental implants have three components: The implant itself, the abutment, and the crown. Today, our Delta dentists provide a brief overview of each part.

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Can Children & Teens Get Their Teeth Whitened?

Can Children & Teens Get Their Teeth Whitened?

Posted Jun 15th, 2018

At Ladner Village Dental, our Delta dentists advise against teeth whitening for children for a few important reasons.

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When Are Tooth Extractions Necessary?

When Are Tooth Extractions Necessary?

Posted Jun 1st, 2018

A tooth extraction is only performed when less invasive procedures would be ineffective Here are some reasons a tooth extraction might be necessary.

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How Long Will Invisalign Treatment Take?

How Long Will Invisalign Treatment Take?

Posted May 18th, 2018

Invisalign is an inconspicuous orthodontic appliance that straightens your teeth, eliminating the need for traditional metal braces. Read on to find out how long the Invisalign process will take.

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Oral Sedation: How It Works

Oral Sedation: How It Works

Posted May 4th, 2018

At Ladner Village Dental, our Delta dentists provide oral sedation to help our patients feel less nervous about about their dental treatment. Here’s how the process works.

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Professional vs. Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening

Professional vs. Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening

Posted Apr 20th, 2018

There are many over the counter teeth whitening products out there, but at the end of the day, professional whitening systems are safer and more effective. Here, our Surrey dentists explain why.

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Straight Smile Centres Wins 2018 Vancouver Consumer Choice Award

Straight Smile Centres Wins 2018 Vancouver Consumer Choice Award

Posted Apr 11th, 2018

Straight Smile Centres is proud to announce that we’ve been selected as a winner of the 2018 Vancouver Consumer Choice Awards, in the Health & Wellness category!

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