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April 10, 2018

What Things Put Me at a Risk of Having Dental Caries?

Our teeth are constantly being damaged and repaired. Damage occurs as acids in the mouth dissolve the minerals necessary to make up the tooth. We call […]
April 4, 2018

Cosmetic Dentist Addresses Stained Teeth

A very common cause of tooth discoloration is a childhood injury called a pulpal bleed or bruise of the tooth due to force or trauma. This […]
February 8, 2018
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BC Dentist Addresses Oral Health Education

Besides brushing and flossing, what else can we do to optimize oral health? This is a great question and while not every BC Dentist, or dental hygienist, […]
February 6, 2018
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Let’s Address Bad Breath

Halitosis, or what we commonly refer to as bad breath, affects almost 1 in 3 people– but that doesn’t make it any more enjoyable. Going through […]
January 22, 2018
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Mercury Free (Amalgam Free) and Mercury Safe

Strictly speaking, the term “mercury free” refers to dentists who do not put amalgam fillings in their patients’ teeth. This term was first used over 40 […]
July 26, 2017

Teeth Whitening? Everything You Need to Know

Teeth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface. It cannot make […]
June 20, 2017
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Dentists in Alberta Suspended from Providing Anesthesia

The Alberta Dental Association and College (ADA&C) has permanently suspended single operator sedation. Is this a trend that could spread throughout Canada? The motion was passed […]
January 17, 2017
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New Alzheimer’s Drug Claims to Regrow Teeth

The research was performed at King’s College London and was published this month in Scientific Reports, explaining how the new drug can stimulate stem cell growth in tooth pulp. The process generates new dentine, the mineral that surrounds and protects the tooth, which would essentially eliminate the need for fillings or cement.

Something that has been in the news as of late is the claim that a new drug used to treat patients with Alzheimer’s has been found to have the fortunate side effect of triggering dental regrowth. Tideglusib has been on the market for a few years due to its effectiveness in treating the horrible degenerative disease, but now further research has shown its effectiveness in patients with dental trauma or infection. This is huge news in the dental world because this breakthrough can one day lead to the complete elimination of dental fillings.