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6 Tips for Making Dental Care Fun for Your Kids

March 15, 2023

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family smiling while brushing teeth together

Is your child reluctant to brush and floss, perhaps even complaining or dragging their feet? Regular brushing is crucial for kids as it helps remove plaque, prevent cavities, and maintain good oral hygiene. Developing good brushing habits at a young age can also set them up for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. If your child is resistant to brushing and flossing their teeth, there are ways to make oral hygiene a fun and exciting experience. There are several ways that you can make cleaning their smiles more enjoyable, so read on to learn about six of them.


4 Signs That You’re at Risk for Gum Disease

January 5, 2023

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Gum disease is one of the most common oral health conditions there is; it’s estimated that 50% of children and adults in the U.S. have it to some extent. Considering how common it is, one of the most important aspects of oral health is watching out for oral infection.

As it turns out, some people have a higher risk than others. If you’re curious, here are the biggest risk factors for gum disease.


New Year’s Resolution Ideas for a Healthier Smile

December 14, 2022

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A dentist discussing New Year’s resolutions with a patient

Well, it’s December —2022 is nearly over and done. You’re thus likely prepping for another year with new chances. In particular, you may be setting New Year’s resolutions to help you live better. However, have you considered making a great smile one of your 2023 goals? If not, your Saskatchewan dentist suggests you do. Now’s the perfect time to boost your oral health! As for how to go about it, there are a few ways. Here are three resolutions sure to give you healthy teeth in the new year.


Benefits of Invisalign Extend Beyond Just Appearance

November 4, 2022

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adult holding Invisalign

Some patients, particularly as they get older, don’t want to commit to orthodontic treatment because they envision a hassle when it comes to wearing metal wires and brackets. Not only are traditional braces noticeable, but they can cause discomfort at times. Fortunately, Invisalign is an excellent alternative that allows people to discreetly and more comfortably get the smile they’ve always wanted. Although one of the most significant advantages is the clear aligners are virtually invisible, there’s far more to it. Read on to learn from your dentist in Prince Albert about other incredible benefits of Invisalign.


Want to Save Money? Visit Your Dentist

October 30, 2022

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Woman in dental chair looking in mirrorMany people are pinching pennies right now. As a result, visiting a dentist isn’t at the top of most people’s priority lists. If you’ve been putting off seeing your dentist because money is tight, your good intentions are increasing your risk of costly dental treatments. You don’t have to take the risk if you have dental insurance. Your policy gives you access to the affordable services you need to preserve your smile, but time is running out to use your coverage. Your benefits will expire at the end of the year. Here’s why now’s the perfect time to visit your dentist to reduce your long-term oral health expenses.


5 Things Your Dentist Does During a Routine Dental Visit

August 6, 2022

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patient undergoing a dental checkup in Prince Albert

One of the best ways to preserve good oral health is to visit your dentist every six months for checkups and cleanings. However, you might be wondering what exactly they do during your biannual appointment. While they do look for signs of cavities, their job involves much more than that. Read on to learn about five things your dentist does when you visit and the importance of routine dental checkups for protecting your smile!


How Do You Know if Cosmetic Dentistry is Right for You?

July 14, 2022

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Woman selecting tooth color for cosmetic dentistry

As the world moves further into the ‘Internet Age,’ more people are now aware of cosmetic dentistry. After all, everyone’s looking for ways to improve their smiles on social media. Depending on who’s watching, having white and shiny teeth could make you an online star! Still, many don’t know whether cosmetic dental work is the best choice for them. If you feel the same way, though, your Saskatchewan dentist can help. Here’s a summary of cosmetic dentistry basics that’ll give you an idea of what to expect from the field.


Five Great Benefits of Choosing a Family Dentist

April 29, 2022

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Dentist with family of patients.

You’ve just had your teeth cleaned, and now it’s time to pay your bill and schedule your next appointment. You’re due back in six months; however, your partner must come in next week to have a cavity filled. Not only that, but your youngest must go see another dentist on the other side of town three weeks from now, which is a different office than the one your teenager visits. How are you supposed to keep track of all these logistics? Finding a family dentist for you and your loved ones might be a smart move—here are five instant benefits.


Is Dental Sedation Safe for Children?

March 11, 2022

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Child having dental procedure under sedationIf your child needs a dental procedure, their pediatric dentist may recommend sedation to ensure a pain-free appointment. However, you’ve watched stories on the news about children experiencing complications after sedation. It’s normal to wonder, is sedation dentistry safe for children? Despite what you might have seen on TV, dental sedation is safe for young patients who meet specific guidelines. 


Can Sleep Apnea Make You Age Faster?

January 6, 2022

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Alarm clock next to sleeping womanIf you have untreated sleep apnea, you know firsthand the challenges the disorder can create for your quality of life. Fatigue, irritability, and headaches can affect how you feel throughout the day. You might feel years older than you should. You’re not imagining things. A recent study has found a connection between age acceleration and sleep-disordered breathing. Here’s what you need to know to slow down the clock and feel your best.


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