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    Dental Emergencies at Home

    Dental Emergencies at Home
    Dental emergencies occur all the time and most of the time there isn’t a dentist around to help or it occurs outside your dental clinics working hours. Therefore, it is important to understand common dental emergencies and how to deal with them at home until you are able to see your dentist and visit a dental clinic close by.

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    Tooth Discolouration

    Tooth Discolouration
    Tooth discoloration is a problem many patients come to our office about and since your smile is the first thing people see, tooth discoloration can be a big problem for some people. There are mainly 3 types of tooth discoloration that occur in the mouth.

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    Temporomandibular Joint – TMJ

    Temporomandibular Joint – TMJ
    The temporomandibular joint, otherwise known as TMJ, can often be a source of pain for patients and frequently is misunderstood for the disease – temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Simply put, the difference between the two is that the TMJ is the joint that connects the upper jaw (maxilla) to the lower jaw (mandible), and TMD is the malfunction of the TMJ.

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    Wisdom Teeth

    Wisdom Teeth
    Do all wisdom teeth need to be removed? This is a very common question dentists are asked on a regular basis and a lot of patients are confused about. The simple answer is that no, not all wisdom teeth have to be removed. A careful assessment is made for each patient and their situation, in hopes of preventing any dental emergencies. Through the use of clinical exams, patient history and complete intra-oral x-rays, your dentist can determine if it is in your best interest to keep your wisdom teeth or have them removed. This article will try to explain the case in which your wisdom teeth should be removed and when they can be left as is.

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    Teething

    Teething
    A baby goes through many changes as it grows but one of the toughest on them is the teething stage. For any parent who has ever had to suffer through a night or week of their child teething, they will tell how difficult it can be on not only the child but also the parents’ abilities to cope. This article will address this stage of development for a child and what can be done to help ease the troubles that are associated with it.

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    Fluorosis

    Fluorosis
    Fluorosis is a common condition that not many people know about. It’s not a serious health or physical problem in most cases, but it can be quite the esthetic issue for many people. Fluorosis occurs when too much fluoride is consumed during the developmental stages of teeth. Teeth affected by fluorosis can show a variance of signs from no visual changes to pitted and discoloured spots. This article will shed some light on how fluorosis occurs and what can be done for it.

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    Dry Mouth

    Dry Mouth

    Everyone’s mouth can feel dry from time to time but this feeling usually passes. However, if the condition remains long-term and becomes a chronic issue, then this can be a concern. This article will discuss some common causes of dry mouth and what can be done for it.

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    Cracked Tooth Syndrome

    Cracked Tooth Syndrome

    Over time, people develop cracks in their teeth from normal wear and tear and usually remain superficial without causing any problems (called craze lines). However, if these the cracks run deeper, they can cause mild to intense pain especially when biting down on those teeth. This is known as Cracked Tooth Syndrome. This most often occurs in the back teeth because they absorb the most forces during chewing. People who tend to clench or grind are also more prone to Cracked Tooth Syndrome. Teeth with large fillings or root canals also have a high chance of cracking.

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    Children’s Dentist in Langley BC

    Children’s Dentist in Langley BC
    At Langley Village Dental, we pride ourselves in taking care of our littlest patients. Children can be a challenge for any kind of activity, whether it’s a haircut or bath, and dental care is no exception. In fact, it can be the most challenging thing for a child. To sit still, with their mouth open for an adult they don’t know can be a scary and intimidating experience. Our mission at LVD is to make the visit as comfortable and fun as possible.

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    When Should Children Start Using Fluoride Toothpaste?

    When Should Children Start Using Fluoride Toothpaste?
    Over the last several years, there have been several studies and reports on the effects of fluoride in the body. Reading through these reports, there are obvious benefits to fluoride but also some health concerns as well. Therefore, it’s natural to feel a little apprehensive towards fluoride.

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    Dental Amalgam in Your Teeth – What Should I Know?

    Dental Amalgam in Your Teeth – What Should I Know?

    One of the most frequent questions we receive at our dental clinic is about dental amalgams and health issues they might cause. I have heard many different concerns ranging from the way they look to someone saying the fillings interfere with their radio while driving! Therefore, it is important to clear up some of this misinformation so that patients can make a more informed decision.

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    Are Dental X-Rays Taken by Your Dentist Safe?

    Are Dental X-Rays Taken by Your Dentist Safe?
    Recent articles and studies have stated their concerns about dental x-rays and their effects on patients. Some have gone as far as stating a link between dental x-rays and certain tumours. But experts agree that these studies are deeply flawed in not only their conclusions but also in their methods.

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    Ways of Reducing Pain When Getting Anesthetic at the Dentist

    Ways of Reducing Pain When Getting Anesthetic at the Dentist
    The biggest fear most people have when visiting their dentist is the pain from the anesthetic (also known as freezing) needle. Getting needles, in general, can be tough, but the fact that the mouth is one of the more sensitive areas of your body compounds that problem. Bad experiences in the past also increase the fear most people have. I hear many stories about childhood experiences where the dentist shoved the needle in and would get upset if the patient complained.

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    Teeth Sensitivity and How Your Dentist Can Help

    Teeth Sensitivity and How Your Dentist Can Help
    Over half the population will suffer sensitivity in their teeth at some point in their lives. For some, it will be transient but for others, it can occur on a more chronic basis. In order to treat sensitive teeth, first, it is important to understand what causes it. Teeth have two layers in their crowns: dentin and enamel. Enamel is the outer layer that gives teeth their strength and appearance. In the inner layer, dentin is a layer that surrounds the pulp chamber which houses the nerves and blood vessels that supply the tooth. Within dentin, there are thousands of tiny tubes that run from the nerves to the outer surface of the dentin layer. Within these tubes are fluid that react to hot and cold and send signals to the nerves. The enamel layer covers these tubules and helps reduce the stimulation of these tubes.

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    How to Prevent Bad Breath

    How to Prevent Bad Breath
    Bad breath is a problem a lot of us face. Usually, it’s a temporary situation that passes quickly, but for others, it can be a long, often embarrassing battle. There are many factors that can contribute to bad breath and some those will be discussed here.

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    Gum Disease and How Your Dentist Can Help

    Gum Disease and How Your Dentist Can Help
    A lot of times, patients are told they have periodontitis or gingivitis but a good explanation of each is not given. This can leave the patient confused and frustrated because they are told they have a disease but don’t understand its cause or remedy. Therefore, this article with an attempt to shine some light on what is known as gum disease.

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    How Your Dentist Can Help with Bruxism

    How Your Dentist Can Help with Bruxism
    Have you ever woken up in the morning with sore jaw muscles or a headache? Has someone sleeping next to you told you about the horrible grinding sound of your teeth at night? This condition is known as bruxism and this is an unconscious habit that many people suffer knowingly and unknowingly. This can be a temporary problem for some, but for others, this a chronic issue. If left untreated, then this constant grinding can lead to painful or loose teeth, wearing-down of your teeth, and pain or discomfort in your jaw joint (TMJ). With this continued pressure on the teeth, tooth fracture is also quite common.

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    Invisalign

    What is Invisalign? Is it right for me?


    Invisalign is a revolutionary treatment for correcting dental problems. Teeth are aligned to their proper place with the use of clear aligners that are specifically designed for your teeth. When it comes to the discussion of Invisalign vs. braces, there are pros and cons for each option. Invisalign can provide the many benefits that your traditional braces can. Here we have outlined some of those benefits.

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    Dental Care and Pregnancy

    Dental Care and Pregnancy

    It's important for you to care for your teeth and gums while pregnant. Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that increase the risk of developing gum disease which can affect the health of your developing baby.


    Below are some tips to help you maintain good oral health before, during, and after pregnancy.

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    The Importance of Regular Visits to the Dentist

    The Importance of Regular Visits to the Dentist

    There are two parts to a routine dental visit: the cleaning and the check-up. During the dental check up, your dentist will check your overall oral health for any trouble areas. During the cleaning, your hygienist will remove any plaque and tartar buildup and may polish your teeth.

     

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    In-Office Whitening vs Home Whitening

    In-Office Whitening vs Home Whitening

    Is it better to pay a visit to your dentist for teeth whitening or should you try at-home products to whiten your teeth? We have outlined the differences so you can compare your options for a whiter, brighter smile.

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    Dry Socket

    Dry Socket

    Having a tooth pulled is never an enjoyable experience. You undoubtedly expect to have some discomfort afterward. But if the pain becomes intense and perhaps even worsen after a few days, it may be a symptom of a condition called alveolar osteitis, or more commonly known as dry socket.

     

    Only a very small percentage develop dry socket after a tooth extraction. In those who have it, dry socket can be very uncomfortable. Fortunately, it's easily treatable.

     

    The socket is the hole in the bone where the tooth has been removed. After a tooth is pulled, a blood clot forms in the socket to protect the bone and nerves underneath. Sometimes that clot can become dislodged or dissolve a couple of days after the extraction. That leaves the bone and nerve exposed to food, fluid, air and anything else that enters the mouth. This can lead to an infection and pain that can last for 5 or 6 days.

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    Charcoal Toothpaste for Teeth Whitening: The Pros and Cons

    Charcoal Toothpaste for Teeth Whitening: The Pros and Cons
    Charcoal is currently a big trend in the world of wellness and cosmetics. It is an ingredient found in face masks, scrubs, and some people also swear by it for whitening their teeth.  Activated charcoal, the type used in beauty products and toothpaste, is a fine grain powder made from wood, coconut shells, and other natural substances that are oxidized under extreme heat.


    There are many charcoal toothpaste products available in most drugstores and online. It’s highly absorbent and used medically to remove and absorb toxins. But the question here is, does it really work for teeth whitening?

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    E-cigarettes/Vaping and Oral Health

    E-cigarettes/Vaping and Oral Health

    Vaping and e-cigarette devices have become increasingly popular in the past decade. Although studies are ongoing, there’s still a lot we don’t know about its long-term effects. Many say that vaping does appear to pose fewer oral health risks than smoking cigarettes. With that being said, vaping can still harm your teeth and overall oral health.  

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