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Welcome To Our Dental Group in Edmonton

January 19, 2014

Did you know?

Pucker up! Kissing fights cavities! When two people are kissing you are stimulating more saliva in your mouth. This will neutralize acids and that washes away plaque on your teeth that lead to cavities.

January 12, 2014

Is over brushing bad for your teeth?

The answer is yes. Brushing your teeth two to three times a day is recommended. However over bushing your teeth can cause toothbrush abrasion where over bushing your teeth will wear the tooth enamel down and damage the inner structure of your teeth.

People often think if they brush 4 to 5 times a day or even after every meal will help prevent cavities. However this is not the case. It’s is important to remember that brushing the right way is as important as the amount of time a person brushes a day. When brushing your teeth it is recommended to use a soft toothbrush or an electric toothbrush ( making sure not to apply to much pressure when using an electric toothbrush) with a fluoride toothpaste. When brushing your teeth angle the tooth brush at 45 degrees to the gingiva and brush using gentle circular motions. The tips of the bristles of the toothbrush should be between the teeth and gum line in order to get the plaque out. Then move on to brush the occlusal (chewing surface) of the teeh by taking short strokes. Finally make sure to brush the inside of the teeth at any angle.

January 12, 2014

Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder whereby a person pauses in breathing during sleep. Each pause in breathing is called an apnea. This can last from a few seconds to minutes and up to 30 times or more an hour. Normal breathing will begin again with a loud choking sound or snoring sound. As a person breathing stops or becomes weak while sleeping, she/he will typically go from deep sleep to light sleep. As a result often a person in the morning may feel tired , wake up with a headache and feel really sleepy in the daytime.

There are three types of sleep apnea. The first type and most common type is Obstructive Sleep Apnea where your airway becomes blocked and as a result pauses your breathing. The second type is of sleep apnea is Central Sleep Apnea where when the area in the brain that controls breathing does not send a signal to your breathing muscles.The third type of sleep apnea is Complex sleep apnea where you have a mix of obstructive and central apnea. Untreated sleep apnea can cause stroke, heart failure or hypertension.

Sleep apnea can be treated by an adjustable acrylic dental appliance whereby the dentist will custom fit the dental appliance to your mouth. The appliance positions the lower jaw forward in order to clear the obstruction of the airway and prevent the sleep apnea from happening.

Our Convenient Locations

Northside
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9711 137th Ave.
Edmonton, AB
T: 780-456-2552
Mon.:9am - 7pm
Tues.:9am - 7pm
Wed.:9am - 7pm
Thurs.:9am - 7pm
Fri.:9am - 6pm
Sat.:9am - 3pm
Sun.:CLOSED
Downtown
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10200 102 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB
T: 780-476-6226
Mon.:10am - 6pm
Tues.:9am - 5pm
Wed.:10am - 6pm
Thurs.:10am - 6pm
Fri.:10am - 6pm
Sat.:10am - 3pm
Sun.:CLOSED
Ellerslie
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830 Parsons Road W
Edmonton, AB
T: 780-485-0562
Mon.:9am - 7pm
Tues.:9am - 7pm
Wed.:9am - 7pm
Thurs.:9am - 7pm
Fri.:9am - 5pm
Sat.:10am - 3pm
Sun.:CLOSED
South Boulevard
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4224 Gateway Blvd.
Edmonton, AB
T: 780-425-4333
Mon.:11am - 7pm
Tues.:10am - 5pm
Wed.:10am - 5pm
Thurs.:11am - 7pm
Fri.:10am - 5pm
Sat.:10am - 3pm
Sun.:CLOSED
St. Albert
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250 665 St. Albert Trail
St. Albert, AB
T: 780-470-9550
Mon.:9am - 5pm
Tues.:9am - 5pm
Wed.:By Appointment
Thurs.:10am - 7pm
Fri.:By Appointment
Sat.:10am - 3pm
Sun.:CLOSED
Sherwood Park
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150 55 Salisbury Way
Sherwood park, AB
T: 780-464-0146
Mon.:10am - 7pm
Tues.:By Appointment
Wed.:10am - 7pm
Thurs.:By Appointment
Fri.:9am - 5pm
Sat.:10am - 3pm*
Sun.:CLOSED
Dental Lab
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300 8225-105 Street
Edmonton, AB
T: 780-436-4404
Mon.:8am - 4pm
Tues.:8am - 4pm
Wed.:8am - 4pm
Thurs.:8am - 4pm
Fri.:8am - 4pm
Sat.:CLOSED
Sun.:CLOSED