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Celebrate Oral Health Month with Oral Cancer Screening

Apr 23, 2012   //   by Grandview Corners   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on Celebrate Oral Health Month with Oral Cancer Screening

April
 is 
Oral 
Health
 Month
 and
 to 
celebrate
 – and
 encourage
– great
 oral 
health 
care,
 members 
of 
the
 123Dentist.com Community 
Dentist
 Network across 
the 
Lower
 Mainland
 are 
offering
 a VELscope
 Oral 
Cancer 
Screening 
on 
April 
26, 
2012.

The
 VELscope
 system
 is 
a 
laser
 device
 that 
was
 invented
 by
 the 
BC 
Cancer
 Agency
 as 
a 
tool 
to 
fight
 Oral 
Cancer
 through
 early
 detection.
 Oral
 Cancer
 is
 a
 potentially
 deadly
 disease
 and
 early 
detection
 and
 early 
treatment are
 key 
in 
the 
fight
 against Oral 
Cancer.

The 
VELscope
 oral 
cancer
 scanner 
works
 by 
using 
fluorescent
 light 
technology
 to help
 detect 
signs 
of 
cancer 
and
 precancer
 that 
are 
not 
visible
 to 
the 
naked 
eye. 
Quick and
 painless,
 an 
oral 
cancer
 screening
 often 
takes 
just 
2 
to 
3 
minutes.

Consider
 this: over
 3,400
 new
 cases
 of 
oral 
cancer
 were 
found
 last 
year 
in 
Canada
 alone.

Take 
just 
5 
minutes 
out 
of 
your 
day
 on
 April 
26,
 2012 
to
 ensure 
you 
have
 a
 safer
 Oral 
Health 
Month.

Oral Health Care: Is Nail Biting Really Bad for Your Teeth?

Apr 19, 2012   //   by Grandview Corners   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on Oral Health Care: Is Nail Biting Really Bad for Your Teeth?

We all know that nail biting is a bad habit, but do you know why? The dental team at Grandview Corners Dental and Wellness Centre in Surrey want to clarify why this habit is so detrimental to your overall oral health.

Nail biting is a common habit within certain age groups, including children, teens and young adults. Stress often triggers nail biting, and can diminish as you get older. However, nail biting should be stopped at a young age because it is unclean and unhealthy.

Biting your nails can be detrimental to your oral health for a variety of reasons:

It’s unsanitary. Nails are filled with dirt and they’re even filthier than your fingers. If you bite into your nails, germs will easily get into your mouth and help the spread of bacteria.

Chewing objects is bad for your teeth – When you bite your nails, your teeth will be chewing constantly. The motion of chewing wears down teeth quite fast and puts stress on your teeth which can cause them to misalign.

They harm braces – If you have braces, you know how much pressure is placed on your teeth. If you want to add to this pressure, biting your nails is a great idea! This will stress your teeth out and weaken them, harming your  orthodontic treatment and your overall bite.

It can end up costing you –  You wouldn’t think that nail biting would be an expensive habit, but it can end up costing you up to $4,000 in extra dental bills during your life!

So what can you do about your problem? Just knowing the facts and how damaging nail biting can be should help you take action and kick that habit for good. The dental team at Grandview Corners Dental and Wellness Centre in Surrey can answer any questions you might have about nail biting. Contact us today!

 

Children’s Oral Health Care: Taking Care of Baby Teeth [VIDEO]

Apr 12, 2012   //   by Grandview Corners   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on Children’s Oral Health Care: Taking Care of Baby Teeth [VIDEO]

Your children’s oral health is important, and keeping teeth and gums healthy is crucial on so many levels. Recently, experts have discovered that children’s teeth might be able to help treat Parkinson’s disease and diabetes because of stem cells located in the pulp chambers of the teeth. Clearly, your child’s teeth are vitally important and the dental team at Grandview Corners Dental and Wellness Centre in Surrey want to make sure your children’s oral health care is top notch.

Practicing proper oral health care

If you’re wondering when the right time is to start brushing your baby’s teeth, we have some tips for you.  Regular dental cleanings should be done after your baby has their teeth. After you have breastfed or bottle-fed your baby, take a damp washcloth and softly rub your baby’s gums. To make cleaning easier, you can wrap the cloth around one of your fingers to remove all those food scraps from your baby’s mouth.

As soon as your baby’s first tooth comes, a baby toothbrush will be needed. You can easily find special children’s oral health care toothbrushes at your local drugstore. These brushes are gentle and have only a few bristles. You don’t have to worry about buying toothpaste, you’ll only need water to clean your child’s teeth.

Children’s oral health care experts have determined that when more teeth start to come in, that’s when toothpaste becomes necessary. You will only need a very small amount and be sure that there is no fluoride in the toothpaste for the first few years. A great exercise is to have your child pretend to spit out toothpaste after brushing – then they will have already formed good habits when it comes time to use fluoride toothpaste which is hazardous when swallowed.

Here’s a great informational video about baby teeth:

For more questions or concerns about proper children’s oral health or your baby’s teeth, call or visit us at Grandview Corners Dental and Wellness Centre in Surrey, BC.

 

Have a Sweet Easter from Grandview Corners Dental and Wellness Centre!

Apr 6, 2012   //   by Grandview Corners   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on Have a Sweet Easter from Grandview Corners Dental and Wellness Centre!

Did you know the first edible Easter bunnies were made in Germany in the early 1800s out of pastry and sugar? Nowadays, Easter treats can include Peeps, Cadbury eggs, donuts, marshmallows, Mars bars, cake, ice cream – all things that might cause cavities and tooth decay.

If you’re worried that your sweet tooth might turn into tooth decay, don’t be! You can enjoy your Easter treats and keep your teeth healthy! Just keep in mind these simple things when hunting for your Easter eggs:

  • Pick Dark Chocolate – dark chocolate can help lower your cholesterol and blood pressure.
  • Avoid Anything Gooey – candy that sticks to your teeth is more likely to feed the bacteria in your mouth that causes cavities
  • Water It Down – water can help wash away-cavity causing bacteria, so be sure to keep a glassful close at hand.
  • Practice Good Oral Health – be sure to brush twice a day for 3 minutes, floss daily before bed and visit Grandview Corners Dental and Wellness Centre in Surrey for your dental hygiene appointment every 6 months or if you suspect that you might have a cavity.

The dental health team at Grandview Corners Dental and Wellness Centre wishes you and your family a sweet Easter filled with smiles!

 

 

How To Prevent Gum Disease In Your Pregnancy

Apr 5, 2012   //   by Grandview Corners   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on How To Prevent Gum Disease In Your Pregnancy

If you’re pregnant and wondering what effect your oral health might have on your unborn baby, the dental health experts at our dental practice want patients to know the facts about how oral health can impact pregnancy.

There has been evidence that shows a correlation between gum disease and premature babies. Researchers have revealed that pregnant woman who have gum disease are more likely than other pregnant women to have a premature birth.

There needs to be more research on this subject, but it does seem that gum disease is detrimental to fluids that induce labour. If gum disease worsens during pregnancy, the risk will be greater of having a baby born too early or too small.

The dental health team at Grandview Corners Dental and Wellness Centre encourages pregnant women to visit our Surrey dental practice for regular dental appointments so that oral health issues can be treated before they have an impact on pregnancy.

While you are pregnant, the team at our Surrey dental practice will pay close attention to your teeth and gums. In order to keep your mouth healthy, brush and floss on a regular basis and make sure your diet is nutritious. Ensure that you visit Grandview Corners Dental and Wellness Centre in Surrey  for your regular checkups and to prevent dental issues.

Aside from gum disease, another issue that women may develop during pregnancy is gingivitis. This occurs when plaque is stored in the teeth, causing gums to be irritated. Symptoms of this dental problem are red, swollen and bloody gums, and inflammation.

Gingivitis is a major concern for pregnant women who visit our Surrey dental practice because the high level of hormones make the way gums respond to plaque much worse. It should be noted that plaque is the major cause of pregnancy gingivitis, not hormones.

If you are diligent about keeping your teeth clean, this will reduce your chances of gingivitis. Make sure to pay special attention to the gumline, as it attracts plaque and bacteria the most.

Let the Grandview Corners Dental and Wellness Centre team at Surrey know about your pregnancy when you make your appointment.

Is Thumb Sucking Dangerous To Your Child’s Oral Health? [VIDEO]

Mar 29, 2012   //   by Grandview Corners   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on Is Thumb Sucking Dangerous To Your Child’s Oral Health? [VIDEO]

It is common for parents to wonder whether it is bad for kids to be sucking their thumbs or fingers. Lots of households have at least one “thumb-sucker” and we at Grandview Corners Dental and Wellness Centre in Surrey are here to set the record straight about the problems that arise from thumb sucking.

The big question is, should you worry about your child if they are sucking their thumb? For the most part, there is nothing to worry about. Thumb sucking is completely natural for most children, making them feel secure and content and even being quite relaxing for them. This habit is something that most kids can easily grow out of when they hit the ages of two to four.

However, thumb sucking does become a problem when your child continues to suck their thumb after they’ve received their permanent teeth (usually around the ages of four to six). This habit can become quite problematic at this point, causing pressure inside their mouth and preventing teeth from growing or aligning properly.

If you think that thumb sucking is becoming a problem for your child, contact the dental team at Grandview Corners Dental and Wellness Centre in Surrey and we can evaluate what’s happening and give you some helpful tips on how your child can stop this habit.

Click here for a helpful video about thumb sucking and what you can do to discourage it.

 

 

 

Have Bad Breath? Freshen Up With These Tips [VIDEO]

Mar 22, 2012   //   by Grandview Corners   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on Have Bad Breath? Freshen Up With These Tips [VIDEO]

Bad breath can scare away a variety of people, whether it be your boss, family, or a potential new love interest. The team at Grandview Corners Dental and Wellness Centre in Surrey are always available to share the latest tips and tricks on how to freshen bad breath.

At Grandview Corners Dental and Wellness Centre, we know that many patients are worried about how their breath smells. However, while some cases of bad breath are persistent and chronic, bad breath can typically be kept at bay.

The following video thoroughly explains the causes of bad breath and how it can be prevented. Most of the time, bad breath can be stopped if you brush your teeth twice a day after eating and floss regularly. The video focuses on morning breath and how this can be controlled, providing tips such as brushing inside the cheek and tongue where most of the bacteria accumulates. It is also recommended to drink plenty of water to encourage saliva production.

Watch the video below for more tips on how to get rid of bad breath.

To learn more about proper oral health, feel free to contact Grandview Corners Dental and Wellness Centre in Surrey if you have any questions.

 

 

Are You Exercising Enough? Find Out Now

Mar 15, 2012   //   by Grandview Corners   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on Are You Exercising Enough? Find Out Now

Along with maintaining proper oral health, fitness is essential for people to improve their lifestyle. We here at Grandview Corners Dental and Wellness Centre in Surrey want our patients to get active by exercising or playing sports. However, when participating in contact sports, it is incredibly important to wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth and jaw bone.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human services suggest people exercise one hour each day, engaging in moderate physical activities, for example: a brisk walk or playing sports. People should also spend 1 hour and 15 minutes doing high intensity exercise like going for a run or dancing.

Staying in shape is vital for feeling great and looking great too. With daily exercise and a stunning smile from Grandview Corners Dental and Wellness Centre, you will be able to make any of your lifestyle or work goals a reality.

Stay safe while exercising with a custom mouthguard and make sure you are living the proper lifestyle with a healthy, beautiful smile so you can be the best version of yourself.

Contact Grandview Corners Dental and Wellness Centre in Surrey if you have any questions or would like to book an appointment.

 

 

Sedation Dentistry: Conquering Dental Phobia [VIDEO]

Mar 15, 2012   //   by Grandview Corners   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on Sedation Dentistry: Conquering Dental Phobia [VIDEO]

Dental phobia is something various people experience, but it shouldn’t keep you from getting the oral care you need. The sedation dentistry experts at Grandview Corners Dental and Wellness Centre in Surrey can help you conquer your fears by making a visit to the dentist a relaxing place to be.

Why to Conquer Dental Phobia

Before negative thoughts take you over, you need to know that dental treatment is a significant component in your overall health. Avoiding dental issues will result in a more serious problem and easier and less expensive treatment options will become available at that point. If cavities are left alone, the decay can get worse and lead to root canals, infections, and you might even lose your teeth. Gum disease is harmful and can cause tooth or bone loss if it is not treated, so it is imperative that you get your regular checkups.

For people who have fears of the dentist, specific sights, sounds, and smells can be traumatizing and increase anxiety. If a patient feels out of control, they may leave the appointment to never return. To avoid this outcome, be sure to talk to the sedation dentistry experts at Grandview Corners Dental and Wellness Centre in Surrey about your needs so you can be in control of your dental appointment. If you don’t tell your Grandview Corners Dental and Wellness Centre dentist about your issues, they’ll think that you’re comfortable and at ease and not know anything is wrong.

How to Eliminate Dental Phobia

At any time during your procedure you need to take a break, you can invent a code with your dentist so you won’t feel helpless once the procedure begins. If you want to use non-verbal communication during your appointment, your dentist can give you a pen and paper at the start of your appointment.

You may also want to take some time to sit down and analyze what bothers you about going to the dentist. Caffeine can add to people’s stress because it makes people jittery or on edge. Also, make sure you allot yourself enough time to get to the dentist or even arrive early, because arriving late may add to your stress. If you get there very early, take a book or iPod with you to distract you from your upcoming procedure.

Sedation Dentistry for Dental Phobia

If you think there is no solution for your dental phobia, it’s time to discover sedation dentistry. Simply sit down in the dental chair, relax and get all your dental work done in one easy session. At Grandview Corners Dental and Wellness Centre Surrey in we offer sedation dentistry options for your ultimate comfort. With sedation dentistry, you will “wake up” refreshed, renewed and with a brand new smile!

If you want to forget your dental phobia, we here at Grandview Corners Dental and Wellness Centre in Surrey can guarantee you will receive a relaxing and timely session with sedation dentistry. Contact us for an appointment today.

Below you’ll find a video that dispels common sedation dentistry myths:

Proper Oral Care: Children’s Dental

Mar 8, 2012   //   by Grandview Corners   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on Proper Oral Care: Children’s Dental
If your child is 1 years-old or their first teeth have come in, be sure to take them to their first dentist appointment. Giving your child the proper oral care is essential to their well-being.

We all know that maintaining oral health is important, especially when it comes to children. Experts suggest that parents should start taking care of their children’s oral health at age 1 or as soon as their first teeth come in. However, a report from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital indicates that the majority of children from ages 1-2 have not even begun seeing a dentist.

At Grandview Corners Dental and Wellness Centre, we want to encourage our Surrey patients to bring their children to our dental office as soon as they turn 1 or as soon as their first teeth come in. We will give your child the proper oral care they need, so they can lead healthy lives with a lifetime of smiles.

The reason that children may not be getting the proper oral care is because parents may be oblivious when it comes to early dental care. At Grandview Corners Dental and Wellness Centre, we can discuss your child’s proper oral care and what steps you need to take to ensure your child is getting the dental care they need.

For more information about proper oral care at Grandview Corners Dental and Wellness Centre in Surrey or to book an appointment, please click here.

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