Tag: health

Why Everyone Should Get a Six Month Checkup

It seems like every time you leave the dentist’s office, the receptionist wants to schedule you for your next visit in six months. Maybe you think it’s a hassle, after all, your appointment went fine and there’s no sign of decay. Or perhaps your schedule isn’t constant. Your kids’ school activities change, your work schedule fluctuates, and setting up an appointment six months in advance seems silly if you’re just going to have to break it again. But the truth is, you need to make and keep your routine to benefit your overall dental health.

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Four Steps to Brushing Your Teeth Properly

You’ve heard your entire life that you need to brush twice and floss every day. But have you ever stopped to consider if you are brushing correctly? As it turns out, there are bad ways to brush as well as recommended ways. If you want to have a successful dental check up and healthy teeth, use these tips to help you get there:

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Root Canal Treatment: What You Need to Know

If there’s any dental treatment that has acquired a bad reputation because of old wives’ tales, it’s root canals. Fortunately, modern endodontic therapy is easier than ever. At Pier Dental Centre, we tell our patients that it’s a lot like getting a filling, it just takes a little bit longer.

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How Healthy Dental Habits Contribute to Overall Health

How Oral Health Contributes to Overall Health

Oral health is linked to physical and mental health in a variety of ways. A healthy mouth is associated with increased confidence and positive social interactions. Individuals who feel good about their teeth tend to feel more comfortable speaking and smiling in front of other people. In addition, a healthy mouth enables full functionality of the jaw and teeth for chewing a wide variety of foods as part of a nutritious and balanced diet.

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The Importance of Dental Check-Ups

Dental check-ups are known to be an important part of a healthy lifestyle and many dentist recommend an appointment every six months. You may wonder why regular dental exams are encouraged and what exactly your dentist is checking for.

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Sugar and Dental Health

Sugar Guidelines and Dental Health

On Wednesday, March 4, the World Health Organization (WHO) released updated recommendations for sugar consumption, warning that added sugar increases the risk of tooth decay, obesity, and other health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Top Vancouver dentists agree that sugar is a leading cause of dental problems. A balanced and nutritious diet is best for both your general health and your dental health.

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Modern Dental Technology

Digital Technology in Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentistry, like most other fields, has seen changes in technology over the past several years, but many experienced dentists still prefer their time-tested methods for certain procedures. Cosmetic and restorative dental procedures, such as having a tooth crowned, can now be completed through faster, more automated procedures. However, digital technology cannot always match the hand crafted fit and aesthetic look of a lab-made crown.

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Emergency Dental Care in Vancouver

If you have healthy teeth, you probably only see your dentist once or twice per year during scheduled visits. Do you know what to do in case of a dental emergency? Vancouver is home to many athletes and outdoor enthusiasts including skiers, mountain bikers, and cyclists. These activities can lead to dental emergencies including chipped and cracked teeth. Before heading out for athletic or recreational activities, it’s good to know how to respond in a dental emergency.

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