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Smiles for Life: Keeping Your Teeth Natural

Dec 22, 2011   //   by Grandview Corners   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on Smiles for Life: Keeping Your Teeth Natural

It has come across our attention at Grandview Corners Dental & Wellness Centre that many aging patients are concerned about losing teeth as they grow older. The truth of the matter is that there is no reason for senior citizens to lose their teeth other than because of oral disease.

Your perfect smile can last you a lifetime, if you take proper care of it.

However, a natural smile that lasts a lifetime is only possible with proper oral health care- which typically requires an annual visit to the team at Grandview Corners Dental & Wellness Centre.The aging generation is now one of the fastest growing populations in North America. Most dental professionals are seeing that these citizens are keeping their teeth healthy, allowing for a natural smile with no need of dental implants or dentures.

“We have found that seniors take longer breaks from visiting the dentist,” says Dr. Felix Zhang, “and it seems as if they stop caring because they don’t think their oral hygiene matters anymore.”

Proper oral health care is essential for older people for a multitude of reasons. One of which is dry mouth, which slows down the production of saliva. Often seen in elderly patients, dry mouth can be harmful because saliva helps to prevent tooth decay by washing away food particles and eliminating acids. Luckily, a dentist can fix dry mouth.

Senior citizens should also remember to maintain a regiment of daily flossing and brushing with fluoride toothpaste. Elderly people are likely to get cavities where older fillings have broken or where receding gums have left unprotected surfaces.

In addition, for elderly patients to maintain optimal oral health, snacks with sugars and starch should be eliminated.

Keep your smile healthy and complete with proper oral care! Take some time to contact us at Grandview Corners Dental & Wellness Centre for a check-up and cleaning today.

Grandview Corners Dental & Wellness Centre Staff Help Serve Meals at Union Gospel Mission Centres

Dec 20, 2011   //   by Grandview Corners   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on Grandview Corners Dental & Wellness Centre Staff Help Serve Meals at Union Gospel Mission Centres

As a part of the Community Dentist Network, we are committed to giving a helping hand in our community. To support social responsibility, members from Grandview Corners Dental & Wellness Centre helped serve meals at the Union Gospel Mission this December.

Grandview Corners serves food at Union Gospel Mission


We work hard to support the local community and are always encouraging others to donate or volunteer. The Union Gospel Mission has a wealth of information on how you can better the lives of others and change our community for the better.

Happy holidays from your friends at Grandview Corners Dental & Wellness Centre and here’s to a New Year of good deeds! For more information about our commitment to community, please click here.

Dental Tips To Help You Enjoy the Holidays

Dec 15, 2011   //   by Grandview Corners   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on Dental Tips To Help You Enjoy the Holidays

The winter holidays are swiftly approaching and we at Grandview Corners Dental and Wellness Centre want to help you look and feel your best this season! We want to offer you the following tips to keep your holidays happy and healthy this year:

1. Do you want to make a statement about how happy and beautiful your life has been in 2011? There is no better way to make a lasting impression that exudes confidence, joy and success than a gorgeous smile. Come in for your cleaning or book a appointment for whitening and dazzle your friends and family with a healthy stunning smile just in time for seasonal visiting!

2. Carbonated beverages are consumed more frequently during the holidays. Pop is loaded with sugar and acid, which can cause cavities and wear down the natural enamel protecting your teeth. We recommend that you use a straw to drink soda, to reduce contact with your teeth. Rinse your mouth with water after drinking pop, especially before brushing your teeth. Water will help neutralize the acidity as toothpaste combined with pop can do even more damage to your tooth enamel.

3. Candy canes are everywhere this time of year. Your health partners at Grandview Corners Dental and Wellness Centre want to encourage you to limit your hard candy consumption this holiday season. Hard candy can damage teeth when chewed and has a tendency to get lodged between your teeth, causing bacteria to collect near the gum line. So if you are eating a lot of hard candy this holiday please remember the health of your teeth and gums by brushing and flossing daily!

4. With all your party hopping and trips to see family out of town, remember to bring dental floss and your toothbrush. Sneak away to the bathroom after your feast to brush and floss away the bacteria that causes gum disease.

5. Keep Grandview Corners Dental and Wellness Centre contact information handy in case of a dental disaster! There is nothing worse than a cracked, chipped or broken tooth haunting all your family photos throughout the holiday. Check out our holiday hours, and come in to see us right away we promise to correct the problem, relieve the pain and restore your smile to ensure your holiday is all that it should be!

On behalf of the entire Grandview Corners Dental team we want to wish you a happy holiday season!

Fast Food Puts Teens on the Fast Track to Cavities

Dec 15, 2011   //   by Grandview Corners   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on Fast Food Puts Teens on the Fast Track to Cavities

With teenagers eating an increased amount of fast food and carbonated beverages to keep up with their busy lifestyle, family dental clinics are witnessing a generation inflicting serious damage to their oral and overall health.

One of the leading causes of cavities is from carbonated beverages; which not only result in cavities but also increase obesity in today’s teenager. A poor diet that consists of sugary treats and fast food can result in premature loss of tooth enamel, resulting in a weaker tooth structure. Due to this, it is especially important that teenagers try to maintain a healthy diet.

The citric, tartaric, carbonic and phosphoric acids that come from pop can often lead to the breakdown of tooth enamel, naturally leading to cavities or tooth decay.

In order to actively prevent cavities from occurring, teenagers and parents need to decrease the amount of sugar-filled pop consumed. In addition, regular checkups and cleanings need to be scheduled at your local family dental clinic to ensure optimal oral health.

Contact Grandview Corners Dental & Wellness Centre today to book an appointment or to learn more about cavity prevention for teenagers.

Ready to Climb the Ladder? Come See Us First!

Dec 8, 2011   //   by Grandview Corners   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on Ready to Climb the Ladder? Come See Us First!

The Academy of General Dentistry has confirmed that historically, on average men are less likely to visit the dentist than women. Studies further revealed that men have been either afraid to go and embarrassed about it, or they just don’t have the time for it.

Interestingly, these days men are getting back into the dental chair as they realize that a dazzling smile is an invaluable asset in the business world. More and more male patients are coming into our office asking for cosmetic dentistry procedures like whitening and veneers!

The truth is, nothing closes the deal like a healthy, handsome smile care of your dental experts at Grandview Corners Dental & Wellness Centre. We no longer live in the days were most men worked one job for their entire life, in today’s world a man will go though many interviews and work for a variety of employers.

It’s also now common place for middle aged gentlemen to be in competition with young men in the workplace which has placed greater importance on a man’s appearance.

In today’s world, a winning smile is the key to success in business, but aside from that routine 6-month hygiene visits are imperative to maintaining optimal oral health.

Modern dentistry is safe, relaxing and keeps you feeling energetic and youthful. The days of being afraid of the dentist are over thanks to sedation dentistry. More and more men and realizing the benefits of great oral health extend into helping you achieve your personal and professional goals.

So guys, it’s time you give us a call today, and we’ll get you looking and feeling great for your next interview, boardroom meeting or sales call!

Reminder: Your Dental Insurance is About to Expire!

Dec 6, 2011   //   by Grandview Corners   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on Reminder: Your Dental Insurance is About to Expire!

It’s hard to believe that we are almost nearing the end of 2011!

This is just a friendly reminder that now is the time to be thinking about using your insurance benefits before they may expire at the end of the year!

Appointments are still available, if you are unsure of what benefits are remaining, please call us to get a Benefits Summary.

Best wishes for a joyous holiday season and a Happy New Year!

Learn more by contacting us online of by calling 604-541-9919 today.

The Facts About Wisdom Teeth

Dec 1, 2011   //   by Grandview Corners   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on The Facts About Wisdom Teeth

Many of our patients have many questions about wisdom teeth and wisdom teeth removal so for your convenience Grandview Corners Dental & Wellness has put together a blog post that covers the facts about wisdom teeth.

Wisdom teeth are the last to erupt in your mouth and usually this occurs between the late teens and early twenties. This youthful time of life has been referred to as the Age of Wisdom hence the name of this particular molar.

Anthropologists speculate that our early ancestors rough diet caused an enormous amount of wear of their teeth. Their teeth then drifted to compensate for the wear, making space for wisdom teeth to come in during adolescence.

In modern times our diet is significantly softer, along with the orthodontic tooth straightening popularity have developed a fuller dental arch, leaving no room for wisdom teeth to come in. This creates problems when the wisdom teeth erupt in the mouth.

Impacted wisdom teeth are very painful and lead to infection, in addition they may damage adjacent teeth and roots. Despite the serious concern with regard to impacted wisdom teeth the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation as well as the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons confirm that wisdom teeth that are impacted are just as prone to disease as wisdom teeth that erupted in the mouth in an upright, normal position.

The question is often asked, “If my wisdom teeth don’t hurt, why must I get them removed?”. The fact is not all problems caused by wisdom teeth are painful or visible. Whether you are aware of it or not, your wisdom teeth can cause serious damage.

The roots of your wisdom teeth become longer as they grow, making the wisdom teeth very complicated to remove. We can’t foresee what problems will occur as you age with your wisdom teeth in tact, however we do know it can be extremely painful, as well as more complicated to treat as you get older.

Our sedation dentistry makes procedures like wisdom teeth removal a comfortable and relaxing experience for all our patients who require it, especially those who suffer from dental anxiety.

Contact our Surrey office to book your wisdom teeth removal appointment today.

The Proven Ways to Prevent Cavities

Nov 24, 2011   //   by Grandview Corners   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on The Proven Ways to Prevent Cavities

In our continuous series of the best ways to prevent cavities, Dr. Felix Zhang from Grandview Corners Dental & Wellness Centre explains why vending machines are causing more and more cavities in children and adults.

When you choose to satisfy your hunger with a chocolate bar or bag of candy, the bacteria in your mouth starts digesting sugar, quickly turning it into acid. This harmful chemical stays on your teeth and begins to eat away at the natural enamel (the material that protects your smile from tooth decay). When enamel gets eaten, you get a cavity!Vending machines are quick, easy and cheap. Put in some of your extra pocket cash and instantly enjoy a chocolate bar, chip bag, or even a can of pop. That’s not the only thing you’re getting for cheap, vending machines are not only giving out sugar-filled treats; they are also giving out cavities!

So what are some helpful ways to prevent cavities from occurring? Always remember to brush your teeth after eating any sugar-filled treat. If you don’t have a chance to brush, don’t even think about treating yourself!

Instead of this cavity-causing, sugar-filled, junk food, consider the following alternatives that will not only satisfy your sweet tooth, but limit cavities from occurring:

  • Bread
  • Sliced meat
  • Milk
  • Raw veggies and fruit
  • Nuts and seeds

Subscribe to our blog for more helpful ways to prevent cavities, or contact the friendly team at Grandview Corners Dental & Wellness Centre to learn more about what causes cavities.

Toxic Teeth: Smoking and Oral Health Issues

Nov 17, 2011   //   by Grandview Corners   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on Toxic Teeth: Smoking and Oral Health Issues

It is a commonly known fact that smoking leads to health problems such as lung cancer, but did you know that smoking and oral health problems often go hand in hand?

In fact, smoking is the leading cause for almost 75% of gum disease in adults. This percentage includes adults who smoke from pipes and cigars, as well as those enjoying smokeless tobacco.

As soon as you begin using tobacco products, you are more likely to experience these common problems that are tied with smoking and oral health problems:

  • Stained teeth and tongue
  • Gum disease
  • Gum recession
  • Tooth loss
  • Bone loss in the jaw
  • Delayed healing process after dental treatment
  • Mouth sores
  • Decreased sense of taste and smell

At Grandview Corners Dental & Wellness Centre we are always dedicated to helping you maintain optimal oral health, that is why we strongly recommend patients to quit using any tobacco products.

For the sake of your teeth, gums and oral health, use these steps recommended by the Surgeon General to help make quitting smoking easier.

  • Be prepared
  • Ask for help from friends/family members/co-workers
  • Invest your free time in an interesting activity
  • Be prepared for a relapse
  • Get medication, if necessary, and use it correctly

The team at Grandview Corners Dental & Wellness Centre understand how difficult and time-consuming quitting smoking can be. However, we are dedicated to helping you protect your most valuable asset ”your beautiful smile.

Contact our clinic if you   are in need of any support or advice on your journey to understanding smoking and oral health issues.

Get The Rest You Need: Put A Stop To Teeth Grinding Today!

Nov 10, 2011   //   by Grandview Corners   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on Get The Rest You Need: Put A Stop To Teeth Grinding Today!

Has anyone ever told you that you grind your teeth in your sleep? Perhaps a parent or partner may even try to wake you up while you’re grinding. Unfortunately, most people who grind their teeth in their sleep, don’t even know they’re doing it. Teeth grinding is one of the most common sleep disorders referred to in the medical profession as Bruxism. The symptoms for which are broad and far reaching, including: jaw stiffness and soreness, anxiety, stress, depression, headaches as well as insomnia. Your health partners at Grandview Corners Dental & Wellness Centre want to empower you to combat Bruxism, so you wake up feeling rested, pain free and ready for the day!

Quality of sleep factors greatly into how you perform in your waking hours, whether at work or at home. If you are resting well, you are feeling well and needless to say the reverse is true as well. There are several ways dental professionals diagnose and treat bruxism. As with any other health problem, early detection is the key to treating this particular sleep disorder. There are various ways to test the frequency and duration of your grinding throughout the night. Most importantly, there are treatment methods available such as dental guards and splints which are typically worn on a long-term basis during each and every night’s sleep.

Over the counter mouth guards sold at drug stores, while inexpensive, are considered by dental professionals to be ineffective in preventing tooth erosion and further decay. A good night’s rest is imperative to maintaining a healthy quality of life for you and your family. If you or your children experience bruxism, consult your Surrey Dental expert for treatment options as your oral health depends upon it.

Contact our Surrey dental clinic to find out how we can help you get the rest you need.

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