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The Cloverdale Crossing Dental Health Library

Our Surrey dentists have compiled this Dental Health Library to provide our patients with a comprehensive online resource for  all things oral health.


Treating Bad Breath

Treating Bad Breath

Posted Dec 26th, 2016

It is important to conduct thorough oral hygiene at home twice daily utilizing tooth brushing with a fluoride antibacterial toothpaste and flossing to remove food debris and plaque on teeth, bridgework and implants, and brushing the tongue to remove odor-causing bacteria.

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Soft Tissue Grafts

Soft Tissue Grafts

Posted Dec 21st, 2016

Periodontal procedures, such as soft tissue grafts, are available to stop further dental problems and gum recession, and/or to improve the aesthetics of your gum line.

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Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal Therapy

Posted Dec 16th, 2016

Non-surgical periodontal therapy removes plaque and calculus by controlling the growth of harmful bacteria and by treating conditions that encourage gum disease.

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Malocclusion

Malocclusion

Posted Dec 12th, 2016

Occlusion refers to the alignment of teeth and the way that the upper and lower teeth fit together (bite). Ideally, all upper teeth fit slightly over the lower teeth. Malocclusion means the teeth are not aligned properly.

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Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants

Posted Dec 7th, 2016

Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that protect the chewing surfaces of children's back teeth from decay (cavities).

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Ceramic Crowns

Ceramic Crowns

Posted Dec 2nd, 2016

A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely encircles remaining tooth structure or a dental implant.

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Dental Crowns (Caps)

Dental Crowns (Caps)

Posted Nov 30th, 2016

As far as a dental restoration goes, the terms "crown" and "cap" are synonymous. Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth.

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Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Problems

Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Problems

Posted Nov 25th, 2016

Among the most common, irritating and difficult to diagnose problems with head and neck pain are temporal mandibular joint problems, more commonly known as TMJ problems.

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Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride Treatments

Posted Nov 21st, 2016

For decades, fluoride has been held in high regard by the dental community as an important mineral that is absorbed into and strengthens tooth enamel, thereby helping to prevent decay of tooth structures.

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Dealing with Traumatic Dental Injuries

Dealing with Traumatic Dental Injuries

Posted Nov 16th, 2016

Dealing with traumatic dental injuries and emergencies can be unnerving, but knowing what to do can help you manage the situation with a level head. Here's some advice and tips for how to handle a traumatic dental injury for the best possible outcome.

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Dental Veneers

Dental Veneers

Posted Nov 11th, 2016

Porcelain veneers, sometimes called tooth veneers, can be used to correct both color and shape problems and make for a great smile makeover.

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Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Posted Nov 7th, 2016

Dental Implants are a great advancement in dentistry as they permanently replace missing teeth in a way that no previous dental technique was able to accomplish.

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Crown Lengthening

Crown Lengthening

Posted Nov 2nd, 2016

Periodontal procedures, such as crown lengthening, are available to lay the groundwork for restorative and cosmetic dentistry and/or to improve the esthetics of your gum line.

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Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy

Posted Oct 28th, 2016

When the pulp, or soft inner tissue, of a tooth becomes infected, it can be extremely painful, and if left untreated, can result in the loss of the tooth. Dentists perform root canals to repair the damage and save the tooth.

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Oral Cancer

Oral Cancer

Posted Oct 24th, 2016

Oral cancer includes cancers of the mouth and the pharynx (the back of the throat). Oral cancer accounts for roughly two percent of all cancers diagnosed annually in the United States.

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Best Flossing Practices For Healthy Teeth & Gums

Best Flossing Practices For Healthy Teeth & Gums

Posted Oct 19th, 2016

Combined with brushing, flossing is a very important daily step in maintaining good oral hygiene.

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Toothaches

Toothaches

Posted Oct 14th, 2016

A "toothache" is pain typically around a tooth, teeth or jaws. In most instances, toothaches are caused by a dental problem, such as a dental cavity, a cracked or fractured tooth, an exposed tooth root, or gum disease.

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Invisalign Clear Aligners

Invisalign Clear Aligners

Posted Oct 10th, 2016

Invisalign® has changed the face of orthodontics. Instead of wires attached to your teeth, your teeth can now be straightened invisibly.

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Dental Bleaching / Teeth Whitening

Dental Bleaching / Teeth Whitening

Posted Oct 5th, 2016

Whitening of the teeth is performed for patients who desire a brighter smile. Tooth whitening can be performed to reduce discoloration and staining, or simply to provide the patient with whiter, brighter teeth.

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Q & A: Fixed Bridges

Q & A: Fixed Bridges

Posted Sep 30th, 2016

A fixed bridge replaces a missing tooth or teeth. It is called a fixed bridge because it is not removable.

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Why Periodontal Surgery?

Why Periodontal Surgery?

Posted Sep 26th, 2016

If you're diagnosed with periodontal disease, your periodontist may recommend periodontal surgery. Periodontal surgery is necessary when your periodontist determines that the tissue around your teeth is unhealthy and cannot be repaired with non-surgical treatment.

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Composite Fillings

Composite Fillings

Posted Sep 21st, 2016

Composite fillings provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small-to-mid size restorations that need to withstand moderate chewing pressure.

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Types of Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Types of Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Posted Sep 16th, 2016

There are many different varieties of periodontal disease, and many ways in which these variations manifest themselves. All require immediate treatment by a periodontist to halt the progression and save the gum tissue and bone.

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How to Brush Properly For Good Oral Health

How to Brush Properly For Good Oral Health

Posted Sep 12th, 2016

Proper brushing is essential for cleaning teeth and gums effectively. Use a toothbrush with soft, nylon, round-ended bristles that will not scratch and irritate teeth or damage gums.

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Orthodontic Treatment & Braces

Orthodontic Treatment & Braces

Posted Sep 7th, 2016

Orthodontics is a type of dentistry focused on the correction of improper bites and tooth irregularity. The most common form of orthodontic treatment is braces.

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Dental Bonding To Repair Damaged Teeth

Dental Bonding To Repair Damaged Teeth

Posted Sep 7th, 2016

The dental bonding procedure utilizes a composite resin and is used for a variety of structural as well as cosmetic purposes. One can draw a parallel between dental bonding materials and a sculptor's clay.

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Complete & Partial Dentures

Complete & Partial Dentures

Posted Sep 7th, 2016

A removable bridge, more commonly known as a denture, is a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues. It is made of acrylic resin, sometimes in combination with various metals.

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Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatments

Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatments

Posted Sep 7th, 2016

Periodontal treatment guidelines stress that periodontal health should be achieved in the least invasive and most cost-effective manner. This is often accomplished through non-surgical periodontal treatment.

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About Amalgam Fillings

About Amalgam Fillings

Posted Sep 7th, 2016

Used by dentists for more than a century, dental amalgam is the most thoroughly researched and tested restorative material among all those in use.

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Tooth Decay — Past, Present & Future

Tooth Decay — Past, Present & Future

Posted Sep 7th, 2016

Tooth decay, known formally as dental caries, has been a serious health problem for all nations since time immemorial.

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Dental Hygiene

Maintaining good oral health and preventing gum disease is supported by regular dental exams and cleanings.

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Invisalign®

Invisalign, clear braces are the invisible way to straighten teeth using a series of custom-made, nearly undetectable aligners.