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Update from Alberta Dental Association and Braeside Dental

Alberta Dental Association Revised Guidelines on Emergency Treatment and the Dental Emergency Protocol. Effective immediately, the ADA and the Alberta Government has changed the definition of what emergency dental care consists of: “Emergency dental treatment includes treatment of oral-facial trauma, significant infection, prolonged bleeding or pain which cannot be managed by over-the-counter medications.” As such, […]

Sensitive toothpaste

Dentinal hypersensitivity (or what is most commonly known as tooth sensitivity) effects many people on a daily basis. Having pain every time you eat, drink, breathe in cold air, or brush your teeth, can be debilitating and change quality of life for some individuals. Sensitivity can be the result of enamel wear, erosion, and/or receding […]

How much do dental implants cost?

In a conversation regarding the replacement of single or multiple missing teeth, I hear this question quite often. Dental implants can be a very effective way of replacing teeth for both functional and aesthetic purposes. At this time, dental implants are the closest thing we have to provide to our patients with when replacing a […]

Oral Cancer Screening

Cancer is unfortunately a topic that usually comes up at some point in our lives. Whether it be a family member, a friend, ourselves, or a friend of a friend, I think we all have had to deal with cancer in some way or another. Did you know that we offer oral cancer screenings here […]

Zoom Whitening

Spring is fast approaching, travel plans are being made, and wedding and prom season is coming up. Are you looking to brighten your smile? We at Braeside Dental Centre can help you! We are here to help you determine what option is best suited to you and your desired results. One of the possible options for […]

Are you brushing right? How to pick the most effective style of toothbrush for your oral health needs.

Yes, you heard right! Not all toothbrushes are created equally. Picking the appropriate toothbrush for your personal oral health needs can become confusing. Although the type or brand of toothbrush that you choose is not nearly as important as HOW you brush your teeth, this task can nevertheless be daunting. So, the next time you […]

Baby Bottle Caries

Baby bottle caries (cavities) can happen to your baby’s or toddlers’ teeth. You may be thinking, “It’s just their baby teeth, they are going to lose them anyway,” but your baby’s first set of teeth are very important. Primary teeth help set the path for permanent teeth to come through. If you take out a […]

Cannabis and Oral Health

With cannabis being legalized in Canada, it is important to discuss the use of cannabis on your oral health. Cannabis use is generally associated with oral health effects. Some conditions that are related to cannabis use include: A) Xerostomia. This is a dry mouth condition. A decrease in saliva production leads to an increase in caries, […]

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