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Why Gum Disease Matters

If there’s one thing that regularly drives all dentists a little crazy, it’s the who-cares view that many Canadians have for gum disease. To many Albertans, gum disease is that thing that makes your gums look a little red and maybe bleed if they ever floss, but it doesn’t hurt or really do much, so
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Let’s Talk About Fluoride

In 2011, the Calgary city council decided to remove fluoride from Calgary’s water supply. As is only to be expected, that decision has had some effects, so let’s talk about what fluoride is, how it affects teeth, and how oral health has changed since this decision was made. Fluoride is a naturally occurring anion of
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Top Summer Foods for your Teeth

Earlier this month, we talked about some of the worst (but delicious) summer foods for your teeth. However, we’re never ones to focus on the negative, so here are some great (and delicious) summer foods that will help you to keep your teeth in excellent shape for years to come! Water. Okay, maybe water isn’t
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Top Summer Foods to Avoid!

There’s a lot to love about summer. The fresh breeze on a hot day, walking in one of the many beautiful parks around Calgary, or even heading to the mountains for a weekend. But not everything that comes with summer is fantastic — mosquitoes and wasps seem like an obvious example. Another problem with these
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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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Do Kids Really Need to Worry About Mouth Injuries During Summer?

Dental emergencies and oral injuries in kids and teens almost exclusively happen due to an accident that causes trauma to the mouth. Football, baseball, soccer, and even swimming can all lead to expensive and scary trips to the dentist, but how do these summer activities put your child’s mouth at risk? And what can you
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Is Your Smile Ready for Grad?

For high school and university students alike, graduation is just around the corner! It’s an exciting time filled with change and the energy of accomplishing something you’ve been working on for years. Let our Calgary dentists be some of the first to offer you their heartfelt congratulations. You’ve been working hard, and you deserve to
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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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