When you visit Tsawwassen Place Dental for your regular checkups with Dr. Sarah Harland or Dr. Tom Greene, it is a great idea to schedule an appointment with one of our friendly hygienists at the same time. Regular hygiene appointments are an easy and effective way to maintain a healthy and sparkling fresh smile. Read more
Toothache can be miserable, and the pain may be continuous or only felt when you try to bite down on the tooth. It is always preferable to see a dentist sooner rather than later for toothache. The more quickly we can diagnose and treat a dental problem, the better the prognosis, and it’s far more likely we can save the tooth and, of course, relieve that discomfort and pain. Read more
Usually, sipping a cold drink or biting into an ice cream should be a pleasurable experience, but these treats can cause discomfort or a twinge of pain if you have sensitive teeth. The same sensations can also be experienced when eating or drinking anything hot, sweet, or acidic. Sometimes even breathing in on a crisp winter’s day can be painful. Tooth sensitivity is also called dentin hypersensitivity and could be a temporary or more permanent problem. It can affect a single tooth or multiple teeth and may be due to several different reasons. Read more
It is an important milestone when those first baby teeth poke through the gums. But while baby or primary teeth look cute, they have a crucial role to play in your child’s growth and development. Although they are not permanent, baby teeth will be around for quite a while. The last sets of baby teeth, the canines and second molars are not replaced with permanent adult teeth until ages nine to twelve. Every one of your child’s baby teeth needs the proper dental care to ensure they remain healthy, strong and cavity-free. Read more
Gum recession is a common problem, but most people are unaware they have receding gums as this condition gradually develops over time. If your gums begin to recede, they will gradually pull away from your teeth, exposing more of the crown of the tooth and even the tooth root. Read more
Do you find yourself occasionally clenching your teeth or grinding then in moments of anger or frustration? Most of us do this every now and then and it’s unlikely to cause any real harm. It’s a different matter if this develops into a regular habit as it can cause substantial damage to the teeth, gums and even the joints in your jaw.
Has it been a while since you visited the dentist? Perhaps you only ever feel the need to go when you think there is a problem? If so then you are missing a trick. Regular preventative dental care, combined with a good oral hygiene routine at home, will help you to save money and time and could even prevent you from experiencing dental pain. Read more
More people are becoming aware, but we’d like to continue spreading the message! Unfortunately gum disease is quite prevalent, and data collected by Statistics Canada between 2007 and 2009, shows that more than one fifth of the adult population who still have their teeth have had, or still have moderate to severe gum disease.
Improving your smile is increasingly on people’s radar, and for good reason. Cosmetic dentistry can make a huge difference to the appearance of your teeth. You can improve your smile without spending a fortune. Tsawwassen Place Dental works with patients to make sure their smile makeover fits into their budget.