February 11, 2019

An Essential Test: Oral Cancer Screenings

The word ‘cancer’ is unfortunately referred to everywhere. From the different types of cancer, to what causes cancer, there is always something to discuss. One cancer topic you may be curious about is oral cancer

At The Dental Room, we perform oral cancer screenings to help prevent against oral cancer. This examination is done by a dentist to detect cancerous cells in the mouth. When you can identify oral cancer early, you can achieve a better prognosis. Even if you feel healthy, having an oral cancer screening is essential. With a five-year survival rate, oral cancer can be scary, if not checked early!

An oral cancer screening test is a simple procedure which involves a visual and physical examination. Often, an oral cancer screening is integrated into a routine dental check-up. Remember that prevention is always better than searching for a cure!

Be proactive against cancer, also known as the ‘silent disease’. Be sure to schedule your next dental checkup with us at The Dental Room, located in Calgary. We’ll integrate an oral cancer screening test seamlessly into your appointment.

January 28, 2019

How Does Drinking Affect your Teeth?

Whether it is with your loved ones or friends, drinking alcohol is usually a staple for many celebratory occasions. While it may be enjoyable at first, it is important to be mindful that everything you drink and consume has an immediate and long-term impact on your teeth.

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January 14, 2019

Is Smoking Bad for Your Oral Health?

Smoking is bad for your entire body, including your oral cavity. In fact, It’s one of the most significant risk factors for a number of oral health problems.

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December 31, 2018

Learning about Dental Veneers

If you are self-conscious about showing your teeth, talking to your friends or smiling at your loved ones, then you may be interested in some help from cosmetic dentistry. From gaps, cracks, discolouration and chips, to other oral concerns that affect the way you smile and talk, we can help with the aid of cosmetic dentistry at The Dental Room.

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December 3, 2018

Different Ways to Manage Tooth Sensitivity

Have you experienced a sudden onset of sharp tooth pain when eating ice cream or drinking hot chocolate? Tooth sensitivity is one of the most common dental issues. It is estimated that half of the population suffers from sensitive teeth. Some people may have a sensitivity that affects most or all of their teeth, while others may only experience sensitivity to one tooth. This is because hot and cold food and drinks are very acidic and sweet. In some cases, breathing in cold air can cause sensitive teeth too!

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November 4, 2018

Do You Need to Have Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

There are many things that your dentist monitors during  your regular dental checkups. The growth of your wisdom teeth are one of those important things! When you are between the ages of 17 to 21 years old, chances are that your third molars will begin to erupt. Many young adults get their wisdom teeth removed for various reasons, including infection, pain, growth problems and impacted wisdom teeth issues. However, some people don’t need to have them extracted until years later. Why do people get their wisdom teeth extracted? Can you keep your wisdom teeth? Is it really necessary to have wisdom teeth extraction?

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October 22, 2018

Learning About Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Do you have an impacted wisdom tooth? Often impacted wisdom teeth do not always show symptoms, and you will need to visit your dentist regularly to get a professional dental assessment of your oral cavity.

Wisdom teeth are the last permanent teeth to erupt into your mouth. Most often, people have four wisdom teeth at the back of their mouth (two on the bottom and two on the top). The wisdom teeth normally erupt around the age of 17 and 25.

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October 22, 2018

Periodontic Treatment by Periodontists

If you’re wondering why you may need perio-treatment, then you’re likely having a problem with the supporting structures of your teeth such as your gums, cementum, periodontal ligament and alveolar bone.

Periodontics is a branch of dentistry that specializes in treating problems such as periodontal or gum disease and other oral issues related to supporting structures of teeth. Dentists who undergo specialized training for about three years are expert in diagnosing, preventing and treating periodontal problems. These dentists are called “Periodontists.”

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August 27, 2018

Why Teeth Can Turn Black

Can you imagine having black teeth? We know it’s not a sight your eyes want to see! They can also mean that you have a serious dental condition that warrants immediate treatment.

Black teeth can be due to two causes– extrinsic and intrinsic. Extrinsic causes of the teeth turning black can be due to the outside factors affecting the teeth. You might have damaged enamel, tooth discoloration or tartar buildup. It could also be due to food, drinks, medications, tobacco use, toothpaste, rinses and crown fillings made of silver sulfide. On the other hand, Intrinsic causes of the teeth turning black is due to internal problems of the teeth. Cavities, decay, infected pulp and dead tooth. Whatever the cause of black teeth, it is best to consult your dentist to treat the problem as soon as possible.

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August 13, 2018

What Can I Eat/Drink With Invisalign?

Invisalign treatment is significantly different from other orthodontic treatments, especially when it comes to how much it affects your day-to-day life routine. Invisalign aligners are flexible and comfortable for your teeth because it is invisible and removable, but at the same time can fix your malocclusion or misalignment problem without the hassle of metals and wires.

One of the best things about Invisalign is the minimal impact it has on what you eat. However, it doesn’t mean that you can eat everything you want without any inhibitions. You should keep in mind that a healthy diet, with the right food and drinks, could help you maintain optimum oral health.

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