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!


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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What Do Healthy Gums Look Like?

What Do Healthy Gums Look Like?

Posted Apr 6th, 2018

It’s important to know what healthy gums look like so that you can better prevent gum disease from developing. Our Surrey dentists describe some of the ways that can tell the difference between healthy gums and unhealthy ones based on appearance.

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How to Clean Your Invialign Aligners

How to Clean Your Invialign Aligners

Posted Mar 23rd, 2018

Invisalign aligners are removable, making it easy to clean your teeth during treatment. But you have to keep the aligners clean, too! Here’s how.

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How Sleep Apnea Affects Your Relationships

How Sleep Apnea Affects Your Relationships

Posted Mar 9th, 2018

Sleep Apnea can negatively impact your health, and it can have some surprising impacts on your relationships as well.

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How Many Dental Implants Can I Get?

How Many Dental Implants Can I Get?

Posted Feb 23rd, 2018

You can replace any number of teeth with dental implants from just a single tooth or multiple adjacent teeth, to a full upper or...

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Electric vs. Manual Toothbrushes

Electric vs. Manual Toothbrushes

Posted Feb 9th, 2018

Our Surrey dentists often recommend electric toothbrushes for patients who need a little extra help brushing their teeth...

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Teeth Whitening: What Are the Risks?

Teeth Whitening: What Are the Risks?

Posted Jan 12th, 2018

Though there are few risks associated with teeth whitening, there are still some important factors our Surrey dentists ask patients to think about when they are considering this cosmetic dental procedure.

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Components of a Good Oral Hygiene Routine

Components of a Good Oral Hygiene Routine

Posted Dec 22nd, 2017

Good oral hygiene isn't just about brushing and flossing. Here are all the ways you can make sure your teeth and gums stay healthy, clean and disease-free.

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How is Invisalign Teen Different from Standard Invisalign Treatment?

How is Invisalign Teen Different from Standard Invisalign Treatment?

Posted Dec 8th, 2017

Invisalign is a series of clear aligners that straighten your teeth over a period of months. Invisalign has also designed a line specifically for teenagers. Our Surrey dentists explain why Invisalign Teen is a great choice for adolescent patients.

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Dealing with Dental Anxiety

Dealing with Dental Anxiety

Posted Nov 24th, 2017

Many people feel fear or anxiety about visiting the dentist. Here is some advice and tips from our Surrey team to help you get over your dental anxiety.

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Will I Need a Bone Graft for My Dental Implant?

Will I Need a Bone Graft for My Dental Implant?

Posted Nov 10th, 2017

Dental implants are a permanent replacement option if you are missing teeth that both look and feel like natural teeth. However, they are also the most invasive option, and sometimes require supplementary procedures, including bone grafts.

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Can My Dentist Really Tell if I Haven’t Been Flossing?

Can My Dentist Really Tell if I Haven’t Been Flossing?

Posted Oct 20th, 2017

While you may be able to “fool” your dentist for a while after you stop flossing consistently, he will eventually be able to tell.

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Is it possible for adults to get Invisalign treatments?

Is it possible for adults to get Invisalign treatments?

Posted Oct 6th, 2017

Many adults think it’s too late for them to get orthodontic treatment. Not so! Anyone with healthy teeth and gums can have their teeth straightened. In fact, our Surrey dentists consider Invisalign to be an ideal treatment option for adults. Here’s why.

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CPAP Treatment for Sleep Apnea

CPAP Treatment for Sleep Apnea

Posted Sep 22nd, 2017

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is among the leading therapies for sleep apnea. Here, our Delta dentists describe how...

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Eating with New Dentures: Soft Diet Options

Eating with New Dentures: Soft Diet Options

Posted Sep 8th, 2017

During the first few days and weeks after your get your new dentures, your mouth will be adjusting to your new appliance, and you’ll find you’ll have to subsist on a soft diet for a while. Here are a few food suggestions to help you avoid getting bored!

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Teeth Whitening: How White is Too White?

Teeth Whitening: How White is Too White?

Posted Aug 25th, 2017

If you’re considering whitening your teeth, you may be wondering: how white is too white? Here are some tips for teeth whitening to help ensure you don’t go a step too far.

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Dental Implants vs. Dental Bridges

Dental Implants vs. Dental Bridges

Posted Aug 11th, 2017

Dental implants and dental bridges are both dental restoration options that fill the space left by missing teeth. Our Surrey dentist will take the following factors into consideration when prescribing either of these teeth replacement options.

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