Everyone needs dental care, especially children. Dental exams, crowns, and restorative dental services are necessary to protect your family’s health. No one should lose access to dental care because of financial trouble, and the Canada Dental Benefit was recently launched to help support this need. You likely have several questions about this benefit, which we […]
How to Clean Invisalign
One of the primary benefits of Invisalign is that they’re removable. This makes eating, drinking, and brushing easier and allows you to take a break from your aligners for special events. Removing your Invisalign to practice your oral hygiene routine daily is critical for healthy teeth and gums, but cleaning the Invisalign aligners is necessary, […]
Does Fluoride Whiten Teeth?
Fluoride is a mineral that can have many positive benefits for our teeth, like reducing your risk of cavities or tooth decay. Fluoride does not directly whiten teeth but can be combined with teeth-whitening treatments to help reduce tooth sensitivity. At Southgate Dental Centre, we provide fluoride treatments with regular dental cleanings to help promote […]
Can Dental Crowns Be Replaced?
Dental crowns are a popular solution for restoring damaged or decayed teeth. These custom-made caps are designed to fit perfectly over the top of your tooth. But what if your crown is damaged or needs to be replaced? Are dental crowns replaceable? Dental crowns can and should be replaced if necessary due to wear and […]
6 Alternatives to Flossing
Flossing isn’t everyone’s favourite activity, and there are many reasons why you might dread having to perform the task each morning. Nonetheless, flossing is crucial to our oral hygiene and combating plaque that builds up on our teeth. Without it, you’re more likely to experience gum disease, cavities, and other oral health issues. Therefore, we’ve […]
Can You Eat with Invisalign On?
There are great advantages to having Invisalign as your orthodontic treatment. One of the main benefits being how simple eating will be. While you can’t eat with your Invisalign on, you can easily remove your clean aligners before a snack or meal. Being able to remove your Invisalign before you eat makes a world of […]
Alberta Dental Fee Guide: Understanding Your Dental Costs
Whether you need a routine dental exam, a root canal, or a comprehensive orthodontic treatment, one of the first thoughts that pop into your head is, “how much does this cost?” According to a study performed in 2014, the cost of dental services is among the most common reasons Canadians avoid going to the dentist. […]
Is Invisalign Worth It?
A smile is an expression of positive feelings and is often contagious. Yet, many people hide their smiles because they don’t like the appearance of their teeth. You want to enjoy your smile but need a solution that fits your comfort and lifestyle. For patients who believe traditional braces are an eyesore, Invisalign is a […]
Is Mouthwash Necessary?
Halitosis, or bad breath, is a common occurrence amongst Canadians. Many assume that rinsing with mouthwash morning and night is the best solution. And while that can certainly help alleviate unpleasant smells in the short-term, it’s not typically the best or most surefire solution. But if mouthwash isn’t the solution, then what is? First, flossing […]
Can You Brush Your Teeth Too Much?
We all know that a solid dental care routine is the foundation of strong oral health. Consistent brushing and flossing is just as important as having regular dental exams and cleanings, but is it possible to brush your teeth “too much?” And if it is possible, how does over-brushing affect your oral health over time? […]