6 Reasons Why Patients Prefer Invisalign® Orthodontics

Friday, August 28, 2015
At last, your dentist has convinced you that your misaligned bite can be corrected. You’ve finally gained the courage to make some lasting decisions about your smile. But should you go with traditional braces, or Invisalign® (http://www.abougoushdental.com/services/invisalign-calgary)? After all, there are a lot of conflicting opinions on which orthodontic method is best. Although bra ..

What is the Difference Between Orthodontics and Dentistry?

Friday, August 28, 2015
Have you ever wondered why you have to see your dentist for certain types of oral treatment and your orthodontist for others? Your mouth isn’t that big; shouldn’t you be able to get all of your dental work done in one location? Understanding the differences between orthodontics and dentistry answers these questions, and sheds some light on how your teeth are much more complex than you think. O ..

Worried About Going Back to the Dentist?

Thursday, August 27, 2015
When is the last time you’ve sat in the dental chair? Has it been years since a dentist has peered into your mouth? If you’re anxious about coming back to the dentist, let our warm and welcoming dentist in Calgary put you at ease. Here are a few tips and tricks for people who are afraid to open wide: 1 Talk to us. As your Calgary dentist, I will listen carefully to you  ..

9 Tips for the Prevention of Cavities

Thursday, August 27, 2015
If your teeth are often exposed to acid or sugar, the enamel (protective outer surface) on your tooth may begin to decay. If this decay becomes too extensive, you will develop a cavity. A cavity is permanent tooth decay that can only be corrected by a dentist. To encourage prevention of cavities and offset unsightly – and sometimes painful – tooth decay, you can follow these 9 helpful tips:  ..

Gingivitis and You: Prevention and Treatment

Thursday, August 27, 2015
You’ve probably heard toothpaste and mouthwash commercials hype that they prevent “gingivitis.” But what is so terrible about gingivitis and why should you prevent it? Gingivitis is the inflammation or infection of the gums. This inflammation is caused by plaque and tartar build-up on your teeth. Plaque is a film on your teeth that contains bacteria, acid, and food particles. If that plaqu ..

Slaying Bad Breath

Thursday, August 27, 2015
Dragon breath following you around long after the morning has passed? Never fear, it’s easier to get rid of bad breath than it is to slay a dragon. Abougoush Family Dental Care offers these tips and tricks so you’ll never offend anyone with your bad breath again. Most causes of bad breath are remedied with proper oral hygiene, but sometimes darker forces are at work. Cavities, cracked fill ..

7 Reasons to Have Your Teeth Cleaned Regularly

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
It is recommended by the Canadian Dental Association to go to the dentist every six months. This is so you can have your teeth cleaned and inspected. To some, this may seem excessive. But there are good reasons for it. Here’s why you should have biannual dental cleanings: 1 To Detect Dental Problems Early As with most health issues, dental problems are more easily  ..

Can Brushing Your Teeth Help Your Heart?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Everyone knows that good dental hygiene (brushing and flossing) is important for healthy teeth. But did you know that a healthy mouth might keep your heart healthy? It really can! Researchers in the last few years have seen a connection between your teeth and your heart. And while there are many theories trying to explain that connection, it’s just one more reason to take care of your teet ..

Are You Ready for Your Child to Lose His or Her First Tooth?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Loose teeth can cause a bit of drama around the house. Some kids will get really excited and look for crazy ways to get that tooth out (remember the string and the doorknob method?). Other children will run away and try to protect their mouth from anyone who might try to give the loose tooth a tug. Each child is different, but you should know a few key things as your children start to lose the ..

Is TMJ Causing Your Jaw Pain?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Have you noticed a popping or a grinding sound when you open your mouth extra wide? Do you have headaches after eating a big meal or chewing gum? Is there persistent soreness in your jaw? If any of those scenarios sound familiar, you may have TMJ. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, but people and healthcare professionals often use these initials to refer to many conditions that result ..

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