Straight talk about misaligned teeth

Thursday, March 22, 2018
What’s healthier about straighter teeth? Misaligned teeth can lead to premature wear, tooth loss, gum disease, and the buildup of bacteria associated with bigger problems, including heart disease. More than seven out of ten American adults have some kind of issue with their bites,1 such as crowding, spacing, or overbites — your doctor may use the word malocclusion. Your doctor would  ..

How to Manage Wisdom Teeth and Braces in Calgary

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
If you have braces, you have probably wondered about the possibility of developing wisdom teeth (also known as third molars) before your braces have been removed. Since many people have braces put on during adolescence, and wisdom teeth often manifest during that time period, this is a logical concern. Additionally, third molars might appear at almost any time in a person’s lifetime, and ..

Chipped or Cracked Teeth: Exploring Treatment Options at a Dental Clinic in Calgary

Thursday, June 15, 2017
If you have teeth that are chipped or cracked, you may experience feelings of alarm, concern, and embarrassment. Fortunately, you don’t need to live indefinitely with your mouth in this condition. Whether you cracked a tooth while eating, or several of your teeth were chipped in a fall, you can get help at our dental clinic in Calgary. Abougoush Family Dental Care has a team of dentists  ..

Emergency Dentist Discusses What to Do After Chipping Your Teeth

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Any impact, dealt at the right angle and with the right degree of bad luck, can chip teeth or damage fillings – even whole teeth. Although the enamel that covers your teeth is the hardest, most mineralized tissue in the body, its strength has limits - particularly if a tooth already has some decay or underlying damage. If you discover you have a broken or chipped tooth, it is almost alway ..

Why Are They Called Wisdom Teeth?

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Why is ‘wisdom’ associated with this tooth removal process? It is generally thought among linguists that they are called wisdom teeth because they appear at an age when a person matures and is “wiser”. Tooth development, from a baby’s primary teeth to permanent teeth, takes place in an organized fashion, over a course of years, with the first molar erupting around the age of six and the second ..

Which to choose for tooth replacement: Bridge Crowns or Dental Implants

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
If you have finally decided to replace that missing tooth but not sure what happens next, take the time to understand the differences between dental implants and fixed bridge crowns. Both options are used to replace missing teeth but one or the other may be a better fit for you depending on your individual case. A dental implant ( ..

What are cavities?

Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Tooth decay, or cavities, occur when specific types of bacteria produce acid that destroys the tooth’s enamel and its underlying layer, the dentin. Cavity causing plaque Many different types of bacteria live in our mouths and build up on the teeth in a sticky film called dental plaque. The foods we eat and liquids we drink, feed these bacteria creating acids that can dissolve the protectiv ..

Smile Straight: Options to Align Crooked Teeth

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Individuals with crooked teeth often feel insecure about smiling their biggest and brightest. Don’t let misaligned teeth hold you back from expressing yourself and feeling confident in your appearance. There are a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures ( available to give you the smile of your ..

Don’t Panic! You Have Solutions for a Missing Tooth

Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Whether it happens abruptly or occurs over time, losing a tooth can be a scary experience. The gap in your mouth can be uncomfortable, unsightly, and may lead to further oral health troubles. Don’t delay in seeking the help of a dental professional. Your Calgary dentist ( should be contacted as soon as possible to determine the proper tooth replacement option fo ..

Charting and Caring for Your Children’s Dental Milestones

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
There are many milestones in a person’s life. Some of the earliest get forgotten, especially the physical changes as your body grows and changes. If you have young children who have begun teething or you are anticipating the arrival of their first teeth, it can be useful to understand your children’s dental milestones. That way you can make the process, progress and discomfort as easy ..

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