Difference Between a Dental Crown and Porcelain Veneer?

A paramount difference between porcelain veneers and dental crowns is how much of the tooth they cover over and how they are applied. A crown encases the entire tooth while a veneer just its front side. Swing by our Vancouver Dental Office to speak to one of our cosmetic dentists. They’ll figure out what’s the best solution…

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What I should do if my tooth got knocks out?

A knocked-out permanent tooth is a dental emergency. Knocked-out teeth can be re-implanted in many cases. A permanent tooth that is re-implanted within 30 minutes has the highest chance of success. Here’s what you should do: Put the tooth straight into a cup of milk if it is completely ripped off, if not then let…

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Recover Smoothly After Oral Surgery

You’ve just gone under the knife and probably just regained all your senses. Don’t panic, just let your body work itself out. You may feel pain, it’s normal. Below are some common questions people have after oral surgery. How do I keep my mouth clean after surgery? Do not rinse your mouth or brush your…

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Tooth Discoloration, What Should I Do?

A very common cause of tooth discoloration is a childhood injury called a pulpal bleed or bruise of the tooth due to force or trauma. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the tooth is non-vital. An evaluation by a Hastings Street Dentist is recommended for a definitive diagnosis. Your teeth can become discolored by stains on…

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East Hastings Family Dentist Answers Questions from Parents

Your children’s teeth might be small, but they are important. Following good dental practices as a child is the only way to ensure your children’s dental care routine lasts into their adult years. However, knowing exactly what to do sometimes can be difficult. Parents generally have lots of questions when it comes to their children’s…

Our Dental Office Holiday Hours 2017

The dentists and staff at Sunrise Village Dental Office would like to wish you and your families all the best throughout the holidays. Our dental clinic will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Years Day (Dec 24, 25 & Jan 1). Our Holiday Hours: Dec 22: OPEN Dec 23: OPEN Dec 24: CLOSED Dec…

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I Want My Teeth To Be White, What Should I Do To Get The Best Result?

Go to a Pro! Your dentist will use a much stronger whitener than anything you could get at the store or online. Whitening gels used by dentists usually have a 25% to 40% concentration of hydrogen peroxide. That’s the stuff that changes the colour of your teeth. The gel stays on for 15 or 20…

Vancouver Dentist Address Tooth Loss

There are two basic ways to have a tooth removed: You can go to your nearest Vancouver dentist for a careful extraction, or you can take a serious blow to the face. Unfortunately, many people end up going with option number two. They catch a stray elbow during a basketball game, fall face-first on the sidewalk,…

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Top 10 Dental Questions You Should Ask

From a very early age, you’re encouraged to ask questions – to parents, in school and especially in the dentist’s office. But when in medical environments, asking dental questions is an important part of your long-term healthcare. Here are 10 you should ask. 1. How Can I Improve the Whiteness of My Teeth? A beautiful…

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Vancouver Dentist Addresses Teeth Grinding

Bruxism (BRUK-siz-um) is a condition in which you grind, gnash or clench your teeth. If you have bruxism, you may unconsciously clench your teeth when you’re awake (awake bruxism) or clench or grind them during sleep (sleep bruxism). Source: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research What causes you to grind your teeth? Although teeth grinding can be caused by stress and anxiety,…