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WILL A ROOT CANAL AND TOOTH CROWN LAST FOREVER?

Our molar teeth are often the first adult teeth in our mouths, and they are subject to tons of wear and tear over time. For many patients, these are the first (and sometimes only) teeth to have cavities and fillings, and over time, they break down. The fillings get bigger, the tooth gets weaker, and [...]

PRACTICING WHAT I PREACH: GETTING MY OWN DENTAL IMPLANT AND CROWN

Sometimes the dentist is also the patient, and we have teeth that fail too. Yes, that’s me – immediately after having a tooth removed this week. My face was still frozen. And I was sad, but I knew this would happen eventually. You see, this tooth had a LOT of work done to it, all [...]

KEEP CALM AND NUCALM ON – INTRODUCING A NEW SERVICE FOR STRESS RELIEF

Do trips to the dentist bring out feelings of anxiety and dread? Do you struggle with stress management in your daily life? If the answer is yes, we have some good news for you. It doesn’t have to be that way.  We have recently introduced a new service called NuCalm – an all-natural, stress intervention [...]

Why is My New Patient Exam So Long? Kanata Ottawa Dentist

We were recently emailed by a couple new to the Kanata, Ontario area, as they are looking for a new dentist.  "We've been regularly going to the dentist every six months in...[previous home town], and are looking to continue that care with you here in Kanata." After scheduling appointments, our receptionist informed the gentleman that [...]

I Hate Denture Adhesive! Kanata Ottawa Dentist

You've been wearing a denture for many years, and you are getting sick and tired of all the "goo" you have to use to keep the darn thing in place when you are talking or eating! Even worse, when it does stay in, food bits get stuck underneath...and having all of that plastic in your mouth [...]

It Hurts When I Have My Teeth Cleaned! – Kanata Ottawa Dentist

The recommendation from modern dental offices is to come in for a dental cleaning a few times per year, but patients often change and delay their appointments for one simple reason...it HURTS to have their teeth cleaned! Many patients don't actually LIKE having their teeth cleaned. Even more of those patients don't want [...]

How Do You Know If You Have A Cavity? – Kanata Ottawa Dentist

You go to your dentist for a checkup...and SURPRISE! You have a cavity, and your dentist says it's a BIG ONE! How is it possible you didn't know about this? You may have been missing some signs along the way that a cavity was growing! First, what IS a cavity anyway? A cavity is literally [...]

Online Reviews in Dentistry…or Anywhere, For That Matter! Kanata Ottawa Dentist

I received a bad review this week on Google+. Well, not a terrible review, but certainly not a positive one. And yes, it bothered me as a business owner whose team works really hard every day at providing the best possible service to our patients. What did the review say? “Expensive. That's all!”– demn demnovich [...]

4 Reasons to Correct a Tongue/Lip Tie

This is a very common appearance of tongue tie in a child. This patient cannot have full movement of the tongue. Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) is a condition present at birth that restricts the tongue's range of motion. With tongue-tie, an unusually short, thick or tight band of tissue (lingual frenulum) tethers the bottom of [...]

Tape Your Mouth Shut for Better Sleep? WHAT?? – Ottawa Kanata Dentist

Every night before she fell asleep, my youngest daughter reached into her beside drawer, pulled out some first aid tape, and taped her mouth shut. Sound crazy? That’s what I thought at first, but the health benefits and improvement in sleep quality are undeniable. She did this because we wanted her to be a nose breather...here's [...]