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Why You May Want to Consider Nitrous Oxide for your Next Trip to the Dentist

Here at Metro Dental, we constantly strive to help make all of our clients feel comfortable in our clinic. Unfortunately, according to Statistics Canada, nearly half of Canadians put off going to the dentist biannually because they feel afraid or anxious about the scraping, cleaning, and other procedures that are often a part preventive oral
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What is Dental Phobia?

Dental Phobia or anxiety is an excessive fear that some Canadians have of visiting their dentist. It’s predicted that between 10-15% of Canadians experience this fear, and up to 50% of Canadians may have some reservation towards visiting the dentist. Many sufferers don’t seek necessary dental care due to their anxiety. While dentistry sometimes gets
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Pregnancy and your Oral Health

In Canada, more babies are born during the months of July and August than any other month. And if you’re one of the parents-to-be scheduled for this summer (or anytime this 2017), you’re probably already getting tired of all the appointments. Unfortunately, we have one more to add to your list. Pregnancy Gingivitis. Over the
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Does My Child Really Need a Dental Appointment?

You’ve probably heard that your child’s first dental appointment should be six months after their first tooth emerges or at 12 months of age, whichever happens first. Many Calgary parents we’ve spoken to wonder why their child needs to come in so soon. They aren’t sure how their child benefits from having their first dental
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How Long Do Fillings, Crowns, Root Canals Last?

You’ve probably heard of the body rejecting organs or other things the immune system considers foreign or invasive. What you might not know is that your immune system can also eventually flag root canals or dental crowns. Beyond that, dental technologies simply don’t last forever. So how long can you expect your filling, crown, or
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In-Clinic VS Custom Take Home Teeth Whitening

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and if you have a special someone in your life, then you’re likely looking forward to looking your best! You’ve planned the outfit and the haircut, but what about your smile? A great smile can be your secret weapon on a first date, and even if you’re making memories for
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But My Tooth Doesn’t Hurt!

More often than you’d expect, we have patients who wonder whether having a cavity treated is really necessary. They’ll come in for their biannual exam, we’ll show them their x-ray and point out their cavity, and they’ll sort of shrug and tell us that the tooth isn’t bothering them, so they don’t think they’ll proceed
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Fixing Your Front Teeth Diastema

Many Canadians are making goals for how they want to live their life and who they want to be in 2017. While some of these goals are activity based — reading 50 books is a common one. Some goals are for improving appearance, for example losing weight or saving up for laser eye surgery or
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Do you Need a Night Guard?

Do you know what many Canadians have in common? Bruxism, or as it’s commonly known — teeth grinding. While few people talk about clenched jaws and the problems bruxism can cause, somewhere between just-under 10% and just-over 30% of Canadians grind their teeth. (Compare that to the less than 1% who have a gluten intolerance,
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Dental Insurance 101

A lot of Albertans struggle to understand their dental insurance and for good reason. It doesn’t really act like insurance the same way home or life insurance does. Instead, it’s better to think of dental insurance like a pre-paid plan. Similar to a pre-paid cell phone, there will be certain rates for certain procedures, and
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