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preventative care

4
Dec

Why Root Canal Therapy is a Good Thing

If those holiday beverages are hurting because of hot or cold sensitivity, you might need a root canal. But contrary to the way we usually react to that news, it’s nothing to be worried about. Root canal therapy is a treatment that some people might initially feel nervous about receiving, only to realize these fears are unfounded. In fact, root canal treatment is a good thing because it is the only way to preserve and protect a tooth badly damaged by infection or trauma. Read more

24
Oct

What to do if your child is afraid of the dentist

Dental fears and anxieties are genuine, and a visit to the dental clinic may seem especially scary for a young child. As a parent, you may be wondering what to do if your child is afraid of the dentist. Read more

21
Sep

How to reduce your risk of tooth decay

Despite improvements in oral care, tooth decay is still incredibly common. Most people will have at least one or two fillings, but it is possible to reduce your risk of cavities. Read more

19
Aug

How to keep your gums in the pink of health

Approximately 70% of Canadians will develop gum disease at some point during their lifetime, according to figures from the Canadian Dental Association. Read more

27
May

Simple tips to help your child enjoy a healthy smile

It is never too early to establish a good oral care routine, gently wiping your baby’s gums with a clean washcloth or damp gauze. Once their first tooth comes through, you can begin to carefully clean it using a baby toothbrush. Read more

15
Jan

Get flossing for a fantastic smile

Are you one of those people who only floss is when you know you’re about to visit the dentist, or whenever you have something stuck in between your teeth? We know a lot of people don’t floss regularly but it’s definitely a habit we like to encourage here at Tsawwassen Place Dental. Read more

20
Nov

Why see a dentist regularly? Here’s why preventive care matters

Everybody is so busy these days we know it can be difficult to fit in regular professional dental care, especially if all seems well with your dental health. After all, if your teeth seem fine, then how much can it really hurt to miss an appointment or two? Read more

18
Oct

Dry Mouth and how it can harm your dental health

The correct medical term for dry mouth is xerostomia and it’s something we all suffer from occasionally. It’s perfectly normal to have a dry mouth if you are feeling nervous or anxious or if you are dehydrated. However, a persistent dry mouth can be a problem and it could affect your dental health. Read more

21
Aug

Why wear a mouthguard during sports?

Playing sports is a great way to stay healthy, but with the best will in the world accidents can and do happen. Sports related dental injuries can result in fractured or chipped teeth, or even in the loss of teeth, leaving you with the prospect of paying for restorative dentistry for the rest of your life. Read more

7
Jul

Periodontal Therapy and how it could help save your smile

Although tooth decay is incredibly common, periodontal disease or gum disease is a far bigger threat to your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss because of the way it destroys gum and bone, the structures responsible for holding your teeth firmly in place. It is also one of those diseases where the early signs are easily ignored, but a late diagnosis can allow the disease to become chronic so ongoing treatment is needed to keep it in control. Read more