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New Review Suggests Protruding Teeth More Likely to Be Damaged in the Long Run

When you smile, chances are you are showing a simple smile with flat teeth arranged in a curving arch as they contour to your face. Not everyone has the luck to have flat teeth and occasionally, teeth come in at a variety of angles. Some teeth may even be altered by simple acts like sucking [...]

Are You Kept Waiting at Your Dental Office? – Kanata Ottawa Dentist

This week, I had the dubious pleasure of attending an appointment at the Genius Bar at my local Apple Store to deal with my son's malfunctioning phone (for non-iPhone users, this is where techies help non-techies like me figure out how to troubleshoot and diagnose problems with Apple products). What does this have to do [...]

Don’t Tell Your Dentist What To Do! Kanata Ottawa Dentist

In this very interesting era of internet usage, it is so common for us to receive treatment requests from patients based on their own research. We receive almost daily emails through our website saying things like "I read online that x-rays are bad for you, so I don't want them!" I am all for patients making educated [...]

Don’t Put It Off Any Longer! – Kanata Ottawa Dentist

This patient loves her new smile and can't wait to treat the bottom teeth! One of my favorite long-time patients told me a story today about her uncle. He was a very proud man, but had many dental problems when he was young that led him to wearing a denture to replace his [...]

Dental Treatment With A Cancer Diagnosis – Kanata Ottawa Dentist

The Canadian Cancer Society is here to support and inform you through a cancer diagnosis. Your dentist can support you in good dental health along the way. It was estimated in 2015 that 196,900 new cases of cancer would be diagnosed in Canada, and in the US in 2016 the number of new diagnoses of cancer [...]

My Philosophy of Care

This diploma is a ticket to learn more about what I love...dentistry! You've made commitments to your oral health, you've had lots of dentistry done in the past. You may be coming from a dentist you loved and trusted, who has now retired. Or...from a dentist you didn't trust at all.  And now, you're seeing [...]

Do I REALLY Have Cavities?

All of the dark staining in these teeth are cavities! And the black spots between the white filling and tooth can be easily repaired at this early stage by resealing the filling edges...painfree! When I was in dental school (a long time ago!), we were taught to "just watch and wait" in cases of early [...]

Why You Need a Dental Cleaning More Often Than You Think! – Kanata Ottawa Dentist

Keeping your teeth clean and healthy is the cornerstone of not needing dental treatment! Your last visit with your dental hygienist was 3 months ago. She recommended seeing you every three months to improve the health of your gums...but you really don't understand WHAT seeing her again will do to help you.  In fact, your [...]

What’s The Real Cost of Dental Work?

Should auto mechanics earn more than dentists? I recently paid our auto mechanic, Ian, ninety-five dollars an hour to do some engine work, not counting cost of parts. The total bill came to just over $700. Was this unreasonable? I don’t think so. Ian performed some very skilled diagnostic work and completed the repairs successfully. [...]

Dental Insurance is Actually a Coupon – Kanata Ottawa Dentist

INSURANCE, PAYMENTS AND FINANCING DENTAL CARE Your dental insurance benefits are like a coupon for dentistry! You may have noticed that sometimes your dental insurer reimburses you at a lower rate than the dentist’s actual fee. Frequently, insurance companies state that the reimbursement was reduced because your dentist’s fee has exceeded the usual, customary or [...]