Dental News

Five Tips to Make Your New Crown Last

When you started having a toothache, you knew you had a problem; but you didn’t want to face what it meant. A year later, your tooth is broken, and you’re in a lot of pain: it’s past time to get to the dentist. Even without a set of x-rays, the dentist can tell you have an infection and likely will need a root canal and a crown.

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Flossing vs. Bleeding Gums: Make The Right Choice!

Dental hygiene seems to be a pretty straightforward thing. You brush twice a day, floss and rinse at night, and visit the dentist twice a year. At least, it should be that easy. But most adults in North Vancouver either don’t brush long enough or skip the floss, so the condition of their teeth and gums starts to suffer.

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Three Times You Might Need A Filling – Even If Your Tooth Doesn’t Hurt!

Have you ever been surprised on a visit to the dentist? Sometimes, even if you’ve been having your six-month cleanings and keeping up with your dental hygiene, you still get a cavity. They don’t necessarily hurt, but cavities need to be fixed as soon as they’re found, to prevent further destruction to your teeth! Here are three examples of cavities that you might not feel, but need to be treated…quickly!

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Relaxation Options for Anxious Dental Patients

A mother with two small children. She knows the value of dental treatment, and takes her children to the dentist regularly. Their teeth are healthy and clean, and so far have had no cavities. But her teeth are another story entirely. When she was a child, dental techniques were not so gentle as they are today. She recalls the hour spent in the chair with horrible tastes in her mouth with no way to swallow or be comfortable.

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Early Cancer Screening with VELscope

When you make your six-month appointment at the dentist, you know just what to expect: dental x-rays, the hygienist using special tools to clean off plaque and check your gums, the high-powered polishing that buffs away stain, then your dentist examining your teeth and checking for new cavities.

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How to Know What Your Dental Insurance Covers

Has it been a while since you last saw a dentist? At Pier Dental Centre, we’re committed to help our patients minimize the financial impact of their oral health care. We believe that you deserve to know what you need to pay for, when you’re required to pay for treatment, and how much your insurance plan really covers.

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5 Tips for Getting Your Kids to Take Care of Their Teeth

We all know how important good dental hygiene is, especially for our children. Even before their adult teeth come in, the health of their smile is determined by good habits and proper cleaning. Getting your kids to take care of their teeth can be a chore, especially since brushing is usually done in the morning and before bed, which are two of the busiest times in most households.

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What Could Cosmetic Dentistry Do for You?

Visits to the dentist aren’t just about drilling and filling. Although these oral health treatments are vital, your dentist can do much more. Cosmetic dentistry is all about improving the appearance of your smile by fixing problems with your teeth, and it can leave you happier, more confident, and more relaxed in public. What treatments could you benefit from?

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Why Dental Health is a Personal Investment

We all know the saying: “health is wealth” – it never gets old because we know it always rings true. Health is a treasured source of wealth because it spares you from many serious conditions and illnesses, as well as the accompanying costs that come from the required treatment. The same is also true in the case of dental health. Maintaining your dental health is an easy way to invest in your own health and well-being.

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