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!


Will my Invisalign treatment be painful?

Will my Invisalign treatment be painful?

If you're considering Invisalign to straightening your smile, you may be wondering whether Invisalign treatment is painful. Here's a little about what you can expect if you choose Invisalign clear aligners to straighten your teeth. 

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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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How to Clean Your Invisalign Aligners

How to Clean Your Invisalign Aligners

Caring for your Invisalign clear custom aligners is easy. Here's a little about how to keep your aligners clean, clear, and in tip top condition.

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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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Celebrities Who Have Worn Invisalign

Celebrities Who Have Worn Invisalign

Invisalign’s clear aligners are almost invisible when worn. That makes Invisalign the perfect orthodontic treatment choice for celebrities who are constantly in the spotlight.

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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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After Invisalign: What’s Next?

After Invisalign: What’s Next?

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

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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Invisalign Teen: Compliance Indicators

Invisalign Teen: Compliance Indicators

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

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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Speaking with Invisalign

Speaking with Invisalign

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

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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Why Are My Dentures Loose?

Why Are My Dentures Loose?

Posted 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?

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?

When you have sleep apnea, you experience pauses in your breathing while you sleep; in short, you’re having short bouts of suffocation. Left untreated, this can lead to a variety of serious health problems.


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How to Improve Your Flossing Technique

How to Improve Your Flossing Technique

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

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

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