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Halloween Oral Hygiene: Keeping Your Child’s Smile Healthy

Oct 27, 2011   //   by Grandview Corners   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on Halloween Oral Hygiene: Keeping Your Child’s Smile Healthy

Halloween is on the horizon and your health partners at Grandview Corners Dental & Wellness Centre want to help you protect your kids from something even scarier than zombies, ghosts and goblins this Halloween. There’s something even more bone-chilling called tooth decay!

We all remember the joys of trick-or-treating, and coming home to unload our sugary spoils and eat candy until our tummies ached. Parents are in the scariest position at Halloween, predicting the cavities, temper tantrums and hyperactivity that will result from the copious candy intake by their youngsters.

The best way to avoid any of these truly tricky consequences in the aftermath of Halloween is not to consume any candy at all. However, we know that’s highly unlikely and that’s why your experts at Grandview Corners Dental have created a Halloween candy guide to help protect your kids from tooth decay and thereby ensure their optimal oral health for life.

Below is a listing from most harmful to the safest treats your kids should be choosing from their trick-or-treat bag:

Sour Power – Sour candies are the absolute worst in that studies have revealed that the acids in sour candies are so destructive because they dissolve enamel on contact!

Hardly Harmless – Hard candy needs to be sucked on for an extended period of time and very chewy candies are harmful in that they get stuck between the teeth. Both hard and chewy candy allow bacteria to wreak havoc on your child’s teeth for a much longer period of time.

Resist Raisins – Don’t be fooled by their natural derivative. Raisins easily damage dental work because they are very sticky and do not mix well with fillings, braces or retainers.

Candy Bars Get Four Stars – While we can’t say candy bars are good for your oral health, they are less harmful because they are eaten quickly allowing less time for the sugar to damage with acid.

Dissolve Your Worry – Powder candy is fairly safe as the sugar dissolves quickly and makes little contact with the teeth.

Eat Two or Three if They’re Sugar Free – As obvious as it seems, sugar-free candy is the most highly recommended Halloween treat for your children’s teeth. You can even prevent cavities by chewing sugar free gum! Sugar free gum promotes increased saliva which neutralizes harmful bacteria.

If your little monsters will be in need a routine dental cleaning after Halloween give us a call and book an appointment today!

Keep Your Smile Sparkling with Regular Dental Cleaning and Checkups

Oct 20, 2011   //   by Grandview Corners   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on Keep Your Smile Sparkling with Regular Dental Cleaning and Checkups

Sometimes due to fear, laziness or anxiety, patients tend to forget  about booking a regular dental cleaning or checkup at their local, friendly dental clinic. In order to encourage you to schedule your next checkup and cleaning at Grandview Corners Dental now, here’s a few good reasons why regular dental visits are so important:

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“Patients who visit the dentist regularly are much less likely to need major procedures such as root canals, gum grafts and tooth extraction.”

1. Avoid Painful Procedures: Patients who visit the dentist regularly are much less likely to need major procedures such as root canals, gum grafts and tooth extraction. This means that patients are saving money, avoiding painful dental procedures and staying healthy!

2. Beautiful Smiles: A good looking smile starts with healthy teeth, and regular checkups and cleanings at Grandview Corners Dental will keep you looking your best. A professional cleaning can also help remove stains on your teeth, giving them a healthy shine that will impress everyone you meet.

3. Detect oral cancer early: One of the deadliest cancers, but easiest to diagnose, is oral cancer. At our Surrey dental clinic, we have invested in the VELscope exam system, which works to detect cancer at the earliest stages.

4. Good example for your kids: If you have children who look up to you, make sure you practice good oral hygiene habits. Make dental checkups a priority in life, allowing for a future full of healthy smiles.

5. Reduce gum disease: Many adults will eventually get some type of periodontal disease, a leading cause of tooth loss. Luckily, gum disease can easily be treated or reversed, but only if your oral health is checked closely by the team at Grandview Corners Dental.

For more information on maintaining good oral health, or to book a dental cleaning and checkup, contact us today!

Learn About Wisdom Teeth Removal: Procedure and Recovery

Oct 13, 2011   //   by Grandview Corners   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on Learn About Wisdom Teeth Removal: Procedure and Recovery

Wisdom teeth removal is a common dental procedure in Surrey, but most patients are not even aware of why wisdom teeth removal is necessary. The extraction experts at Grandview Corners Dental & Wellness Centre have written this handy guide on wisdom teeth to answer any questions you may have.

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“Wisdom teeth removal is a common dental procedure in Surrey, but most patients are not even aware of why wisdom teeth removal is necessary. “

What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth, the last molars in your bite, typically show up in people aged 16 to 25 years old. In the past, wisdom teeth were useful for our diet of harder foods and meats. Nowadays, with softer diets and orthodontic treatment, wisdom teeth are left with little room to erupt.

Some people are unaffected by wisdom teeth, while others experience painful situations that require immediate removal. It’s a good idea to ask a dentist at Grandview Corners Dental for more information on your wisdom teeth development.

Why should I get my wisdom teeth out?

Wisdom teeth removal is necessary because:

  • There is no room for them to erupt
  • Improper oral health care has caused tooth infection
  • The teeth are erupting at an abnormal position
  • The wisdom tooth has lacked proper oral hygiene care

How will my dentist take out the wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth removal is typically pain-free due to oral or IV sedation. The procedure will begin by:

  • Using a local anesthesia to numb the area
  • Removing tissue or bone that is on top of wisdom teeth
  • The tooth is loosened from any connecting tissue in jaw
  • The wisdom tooth is removed with the proper dental tools

After the procedure, dental stitches are typically utilized to help with healing. There is likely to be swelling or bruising, but a cold compress and medication should aid in a faster recovery.

For more information on wisdom teeth removal in Surrey, or to book an appointment, contact Grandview Corners Dental today.

Introducing Early Oral Health for a Future of Healthy Smiles

Oct 6, 2011   //   by Grandview Corners   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on Introducing Early Oral Health for a Future of Healthy Smiles

Children’s dental care is often overlooked in Surrey, because many parents think that baby teeth are just going to fall out and be replaced by adult teeth. However, regular family dental care is important for all family members ”young and old.

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“Aside from the fact that tooth decay is the most preventable illness in children, not taking care of baby teeth can lead to future problems as an adult.”

Taking care of baby teeth is one of the most valuable lessons to teach young, impressionable children. Aside from the fact that tooth decay is the most preventable illness in children, not taking care of baby teeth can lead to future problems as an adult.

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Cavities are painful and they can also cause embarrassment, wasted time, speech impediments and more. Even though baby teeth are going to fall out, protecting these teeth will not only help improve overall health and wellness at the present, they will also help lead to healthy adult smiles.

Practice Good Oral Health

Maintaining great oral health should be a fun experience for both you and your child. From an early age, it is an important idea to promote brushing and flossing daily. Bad habits form at an early age, visit your local family dental clinic to learn tips and tricks on how to encourage proper oral health habits.

For more information on children dentistry, or to book an appointment at Grandview Corners Dental, contact us today.

Dental Veneers: Whitening Teeth for a Winning Smile

Sep 29, 2011   //   by Grandview Corners   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on Dental Veneers: Whitening Teeth for a Winning Smile

In existence for over 30 years, dental veneers are still not commonly understood or utilized by many dental patients in Surrey, BC.

While most people have heard of whitening teeth with bleach treatments, they are not aware that they are being exposed to the bleaching alternative almost daily. In fact, dental veneers are worn by actors, models and professionals and play a huge roll in the cosmetic dentistry industry.

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“Dental veneers do more than just make your smile look beautiful, they can also help fix for biting problems, help fill in gaps between teeth, or straighten overlapping teeth.”

Dental veneers are similar to acrylic fingernails, where a replacement is shaped and placed on the natural nail. Veneers are made of a thin layer of custom-made porcelain or composite material, which are then placed over the natural tooth.

However, unlike an acrylic nail, veneers are incredibly tough. Patients with dental veneers are still able to bite into carrots, eat fudge, or enjoy anything else they would normally. Dental veneers are completely sealed against the natural tooth, lasting for several years without regular maintenance.

While professional teeth whitening may have a few limitations, veneers are used to solve a variety of oral health issues. Bleaching is typically used only to lighten teeth, without the ability to change the position, size or shape of teeth.

Dental veneers do more than just make your smile look beautiful, they can also help fix for biting problems, help fill in gaps between teeth, or straighten overlapping teeth.

Dental veneers also allow you to keep much of your natural tooth, which is always ideal. Veneers are custom-made to cover just the front and biting surface of your teeth, which leaves the back area untouched.

Don’t forget, if you are interested in any cosmetic dentistry solutions from Grandview Corners Dental, it is incredibly important to maintain proper oral health.

For more information on dental veneers, or to book an appointment at our Surrey dental clinic, contact us today!

Smile Correction 101: Fixing a “Gummy Smile”

Sep 22, 2011   //   by Grandview Corners   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on Smile Correction 101: Fixing a “Gummy Smile”

Cosmetic Dentistry has become increasingly more accepted for patients thanks to popular reality shows that focus on dramatic smile makeovers. Dental patients in Surrey, BC are beginning to understand how easy it is to create their ideal smile with the available cosmetic dentistry solutions.

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“Cosmetic Dentistry in Surrey, BC has come a long way in providing smile correction. Dental patients can benefit greatly by taking advantage of gummy smile treatment and other cosmetic dentistry solutions.”

We are often asked questions about what a cosmetic dentist can accomplish at Grandview Corners Dental, and many patients are surprised at all the smile correction solutions we provide.

One popular cosmetic procedure is gummy smile  treatment or correction. A gummy smile occurs when a large section of gums appear when the patient smiles or laughs. In some cases, there will be more gum area visible than teeth.

Patients complain about their gummy smile  because they seem to resemble an adolescent, with prominent gums and small teeth. Generally, this smile comes from genetics, which causes the typical gum development to stop early, leaving teeth shorter than they should be.

A gummy smile correction can be treated in a few different ways. First, patients with less severe or moderate gum problems can be treated by lifting the gums and utilizing dental veneers. This “gum-lift”, similar to a face-lift, sculpts the gums to a natural height, allowing veneers to be affixed to the teeth to allow for a beautiful, new smile.

Second, for severe gum disproportion, treatment can include the physical breaking and repositioning of the upper jaw. This can require a healing time of up to two months and the jaw will be wired shut.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Surrey, BC has come a long way in providing smile correction. Patients at Grandview Corners Dental are able to benefit greatly by taking advantage of gummy smile treatment and other cosmetic dentistry solutions. For more information on cosmetic dentistry in Surrey, BC or to book an appointment, contact expert team at Grandview Coners Dental.

How To Know If You Have Gum Disease

Sep 15, 2011   //   by Grandview Corners   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on How To Know If You Have Gum Disease

Do your gums often get red, swollen, and tender or do they bleed easily? Have your gums pulled away from your teeth at all? Are your teeth loose or separating? Do you suffer from chronic bad breath (halitosis) or a bad taste in your mouth? Have you experienced any changes in your bite?

If your answer was yes to any of these questions you may have gum disease, also known as periodontal disease.

Gum disease is essentially an infection of the teeth’s supporting tissues. Gum disease targets the area just below the gum line, where it can break down the attachment between the tooth and its supporting tissues. As the tissues are damaged, pockets are created where bacteria can thrive and impact your oral health.

Did you know it’s possible to have gum disease without any symptoms or warning signs? Gum disease has two main stages known as gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is the less severe and reversible form of gum disease, which affects the gums only. If Gingivitis is neither identified nor reversed it will likely lead to periodontitis, a more severe form of gum disease which in turn affects your overall health.

The dental experts at Grandview Corners Dental assess the health of your teeth and gums at every appointment, checking for the signs of gum disease and performing professional cleaning to ensure that pockets of bacteria and plaque don’t build up in your mouth.   Your hygiene professional will provide personalized guidance on how often you should visit to prevent gum disease or what is required to get rid of active infection.   They will also instruct you on how best to care for your teeth between visits.

Contact Grandview Corners Dental & Wellness to book your preventative dentistry appointment today, and we will work with you to ensure that your smile is healthy and your energy levels high to support your active lifestyle.

Modern Advances in Cosmetic Dentistry

Sep 8, 2011   //   by Grandview Corners   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on Modern Advances in Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry has evolved rapidly over the last decade.   Makeover shows such as Ten Years Younger  and Style by Jury  have highlighted the amazing strides modern dentistry has made in the realm of smile design.

The exciting news is that you don’t have to be chosen as a contestant on a makeover show to experience the outstanding benefits of advanced cosmetic dentistry!   In fact, there are smile design experts located in your very own Surrey, BC neighborhood.

Our caring team at Grandview Corners Dental & Wellness Centre has the specialized training needed to take your unique facial features into consideration and give you the gorgeous, natural-looking smile you’ve always wanted.

A beautiful smile is the trademark of a happy, successful, and confident person.   It can enhance your quality of life, empowering you with the self-esteem you need to fulfill your potential.   We love seeing our patients leave our office overjoyed by the new found confidence that comes along with a Grandview Corners Dental smile makeover.

When you come into our office for a cosmetic dentistry consultation, we take the time to create an individualized treatment plan which addresses all of your aesthetic needs.

Recent findings indicate that 99.7 percent of adults say an attractive smile is an important personal asset. Invest in your personal and professional success – contact us to book your smile consultation today!

Dental Veneers Can Transform Your Smile

Sep 1, 2011   //   by Grandview Corners   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on Dental Veneers Can Transform Your Smile

Do you find you avoid smiling, or are embarrassed to show your teeth due to damage or severe discolouration? Do you wish you could have a Hollywood smile makeover that will give you the confidence to achieve your full potential?

If you answered yes, then Dental Veneers might be the right cosmetic dentistry solution for you!

Dental Veneers are extremely thin custom-shaped shells made of ceramic, porcelain or a composite material that can be bonded to your existing teeth to quickly and flawlessly eliminate imperfections. Veneers allow us to completely remodel the shape and style of your smile – we can brighten your teeth and cover discolorations, cracks, or uneven spacing in only a few appointments.

Our cosmetic dentistry experts have years of experience with Dental Veneers and the artistic ability to match your aspirations. At Grandview Corners Dental & Wellness Centre in Surrey, BC we’ll take the time to discuss your needs and desires, and our artisan dentists will work with our expert dental labs to develop a set of custom Dental Veneers with the size, shape, and color that provide a natural look that complements your facial structure.

Patients receiving Dental Veneers will often tell us that they wished they had asked for them sooner – the burden of portraying unattractive defects or damage due to staining or injury is considerable and hard to put into words.   We understand, and are ready to give you the powerful lift and confidence boost that a beautiful natural smile brings.

Contact us today if you want to unlock your smile potential and think veneers might be the right cosmetic dentistry solution for you!

Upcoming Wedding? Time To Get Your Smile Looking It’s Brightest

Aug 25, 2011   //   by Grandview Corners   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on Upcoming Wedding? Time To Get Your Smile Looking It’s Brightest

Summer is in full swing and it’s wedding season! Are you a bride, groom, or a member of the wedding party?   Then chances are you are going to want to look incredible on that special day and nothing can complete that polished look like a sparkling white smile care of your experts at Grandview Corners Dental & Wellness Centre.

Many of the beverages we all enjoy like coffee, tea, and red wine as well as foods like strawberries and cherries stain your teeth over time and leave your smile appearing discoloured and lackluster.   Our professional in office teeth whitening solutions are the fastest, most effective way to brighten your smile in time for that upcoming wedding.

Whitening is the trendy new activity for members of the bridal party to do together along with the traditional manicures, hair, make up, and dress shopping! Everyone wants to make his or her smile pop  for the special day with healthy and natural radiance.

Is your son, daughter, brother or sister getting married and you want to look great in all the family photos that will be passed on for generations?

Grandview Corners Dental’s professional in office whitening solutions can dramatically whiten your smile in less than an hour!

Most of us are receiving a handful of wedding invitations in the mail this time of year. When you see your old friends, colleagues and family members at that upcoming wedding reception we can help you make a terrific and lasting impression.

Contact us to book an appointment with one of our expert dentists and we’ll give you the white bright smile that communicates confidence and success!

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