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Archive for August 2015

6 Reasons Why Patients Prefer Invisalign® Orthodontics

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®? After all, there are a lot of conflicting opinions on which orthodontic method is best. Although braces do have…

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What is the Difference Between Orthodontics and Dentistry?

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…

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9 Tips for the Prevention of Cavities

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…

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Gingivitis and You: Prevention and Treatment

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…

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Worried About Going Back to the Dentist?

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…

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Slaying Bad Breath

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…

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Can Brushing Your Teeth Help Your Heart?

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…

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Is TMJ Causing Your Jaw Pain?

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…

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Healthy Habits for a Lifetime of Good Teeth

Every stage of life presents us with new challenges and opportunities. As you change and grow, so do your teeth. From early childhood into your senior years, your teeth require special care and attention; their needs can also change with your age. To take care of your children’s teeth through childhood and adolescence, and your…

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