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Deer Valley Dental Care

We have been serving Calgary with extended hours dentistry for 27 years and take great pride in the role we have played in the community during this time.

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How to choose a dentist in Calgary?

Choose a dentist or dental clinic in Calgary

While you are choosing a dentist it is always recommended that you don't wait until an emergency occurs. You and your dentist will partner to make the dental health better.

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FAQ on Dental Visit

FAQ on Dental Visit

Here are some frequently asked questions regarding the dental visit. Our dentist in Calgary will help you with all your dental needs.

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Why good dental hygiene is important?

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Maintaining a good dental hygiene keeps dental diseases at bay. Good dental hygiene prevents cavities, tooth decay, gum diseases, stained teeth and bad breadth. Due to lack of proper dental hygiene, bacterias and other micro organisms thrive in the mouth and form a sticky layer known as plaque.

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Bad Breath

Bad Breath

Bad breath, also known as “halitosis” can cause difficulties in both your personal and professional lives. Almost half of Canadians have bad breath at some point in the day and while you might get used to the odor, others may still notice it. This makes it important to understand the many....

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Bringing Your Children To The Dentist

Bringing Your Children To The Dentist

The dentist office can be a very strange looking place to a child. It may be like nothing they have ever seen before. There are strange looking tools and funny sounds and smells that can be unnerving to an unsuspecting child. Fortunately dentists have come a long way since I was a child,...

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Calgarys Ex-fluoridated Water

Calgarys Ex-fluoridated Water

Water fluoridation has been used across Canada since 1940 to prevent tooth decay in adults and children. Since 1998 Calgary’s drinking water was fluoridated to the concentration of 0.7 ppm. Unfortunately, in May of 2011, the City of Calgary officially discontinued adding fluoride to our drinking water.

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Carbs Another Negative Effect

Carbs Another Negative Effect

In reality cavities are caused by an acid produced by bacteria in your mouth. The bacteria consumes carbohydrates (left over from your meal!) and the acid is created as a byproduct. Carbs can be found in a majority of foods – breads, pastas, potatoes, sugary snacks – even fruits and vegetables have carbs!

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Cavities Causes And Prevention

Cavities Causes And Prevention

Being told you have a cavity during a routine trip to the dentist is a familiar- if unpleasant- experience for many people; however, most people are unaware of the actual process of tooth decay. Tooth decay, properly referred as dental caries, is a common oral disease that affects

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Chewing Your Way To Better Dental Health

Chewing Your Way To Better Dental Health

A cavity starts to form when sugar gives bacteria the energy it needs in our mouths to start making acids. This acid attack on our teeth lasts for about half an hour. There is good news, however, if we can resist eating sweets.

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Choosing Toothpaste

Choosing Toothpaste

Take a walk down the aisle of your local pharmacy or grocer. It can be overwhelming. With a wall with floor to ceiling choices for anything from whitening to acid erosion, picking the right toothpaste for your needs can be confusing. Here is a breakdown of some of the most current toothpastes on the market, who can benefit from them,...

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Cigars Worse Than They Seem

Cigars Worse Than They Seem

Cigar smoking causes cancer of the oral cavity (mouth), larynx, esophagus and lungs. Many people think cigars aren’t dangerous because for the most part they aren’t fully inhaled into your lungs. Even without inhaling, cigar smoking still exposes your tongue, gums, and lips, to the dangerous toxins....

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Dental Hygiene And The Importance Of Your Medical History

Dental Hygiene And The Importance Of Your Medical History

People often don’t recognize that their dental hygiene appointment is actually a medical appointment. Keeping your hygienist up-to-date on any changes in your overall health, dental or otherwise, is crucial to a successful visit and may help avoid medical complications or even an emergency.

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Dental Implants What Are They And Am I A Candidate

Dental Implants

Dental Implants are used to replace a missing tooth (or teeth) and look and feel so natural that you may forget which tooth it replaced! Your teeth affect your confidence and how you feel personally and professionally. You might hide your smile because of spaces between your teeth or perhaps your dentures don’t feel secure and you may have difficulty chewing with them.

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Dental Visits During Pregnancy

Dental Visits During Pregnancy

Many mothers-to-be avoid coming to the dentist while pregnant as they are unsure on what is safe, and what is not, and wish to avoid any potentially hazardous situations. The mother’s health is directly linked to the healthy development of the baby and must be taken seriously.

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Dental X-Rays Can They Save Lives

Dental X-Rays Can They Save Lives

Your dental visit usually consists of hygiene maintenance (cleaning, polishing, and fluoride), an exam and diagnostic x-rays. All of these steps are very important to ensure optimal dental health. At these appointments I often hear patients say “Don’t take x-rays” for two possible reasons:

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Does Soda Pop Cause Cavities

Does Soda Pop Cause Cavities

Pop is a sweetened, acidic, often caffeinated carbonated drink. You can get “regular” pop which is sweetened with different kinds of sweeteners or you can get “diet” pop which is sweetened with artificial sweeteners. So the question is, can the enamel on your teeth stand up to the assault of ingredients that make up pop? Sadly, even strong adult enamel is no match.

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Empowering The Patient

Empowering The Patient

As a long-serving Calgary dentist office, we take your health very seriously! We recommend regular check-ups and cleanings based on each patients individual needs to maintain good oral health, and prevent problems from arising.

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Facts On Fluoride

Facts On Fluoride

Fluoride is a chemical element that is used by dental professionals to protect teeth and prevent cavities. When plaque breaks down food on your teeth it produces an acid that can damage your tooth enamel. Fluoride can protect your teeth from this process, and even help to strengthen areas where demineralization has previously occurred.

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Flossing Is Important

Flossing Is Important

Within the world today there are many unhealthy foods that one can eat. Chips, Soda and sweet candies seem to be some of the most obvious culprits, however, have you ever thought about the worst foods for your teeth are?

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Gingivitis

Gingivitis

Some people are more prone to getting gingivitis than others. People with diabetes, AIDs or leukemia are more susceptible to gingivitis. Other factors that are linked to a higher risk of gingivitis include:

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How Much Cleaning?

How Much Cleaning

Have you ever wondered how your hygienist determines how often you should have your teeth cleaned? Well…. It is not due to the insurance you have. As hygienists we don’t know the details of your insurance; we base our recommendations purely on our clinical findings and your individual needs.

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Importance Of Dental X-Rays

Importance Of Dental X-Rays

Dental x-rays provide valuable information that helps your dentist evaluate your overall oral health. With the help of x-rays, your dentist can see what is happening beneath the surface of the teeth & gums, which is just as important as the surface.

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Importance Of Your Medical History

Importance Of Your Medical History

People often don’t recognize that their dental hygiene appointment is actually a medical appointment. Keeping your hygienist up-to-date on any changes in your overall health, dental or otherwise, is crucial to a successful visit and may help avoid medical complications or even a medical emergency.

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Is Chewing Gum Bad For Your Teeth?

Is Chewing Gum Bad For Your Teeth

Chewing gum – is it bad for your teeth? One of the deciding factors is how the gum is sweetened. Different brands use different methods including sugar, artificial sweeteners (such as aspartame or sucralose) and sometimes sugar alcohols (xylitol and sorbitol) and each of these methods affects your mouth in various ways.

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Lemon Water: Friend Or Foe

Lemon Water Friend Or Foe

Drinking lemon water has become very popular in today’s society. There are various reasons someone may choose to add lemon water to their day such as: to aid in digestion; as part of a weight loss program; to detoxify; to help control acne or simply just for the flavor.

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Nutrition

Nutrition

Oral diseases are largely preventable and maintaining good nutrition is one way of improving our oral health. Nutritional factors are implicated in several oral & systemic diseases such as dental decay, type 2 diabetes & obesity.

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Parents Protocol

Parents Protocol

We begin regular children’s dentistry as young as three years old, which makes first impressions very important. Bringing your children to the dentist can be a fun and exciting experience for them if we create comfortable atmospheres early on.

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Personal Profile Update

Personal Profile Update

With so many different lifestyles and schedules between our patients, it’s easy to forget the things that have changed since the last time you’ve been to our office; address, phone numbers, new employer or insurance, different credit card for billing, etc.

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Preparing Your Child For Dental Appointments

Preparing Your Child For Dental Appointments

Parents often are unsure how to mentally prepare their children for dental appointments, sometimes forgetting that their own anxiety can be passed down unintentionally. Children remember intimidating stories and words such as ‘pain’, ‘scared’, or ‘needle’ and might associate these fears with dentistry throughout adulthood.

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Preventing Cavities

Preventing Cavities

Dental research has found that certain factors can affect your risk of tooth decay. The following are some factors that increase your risk of cavities:

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Providing Oral Care As A Caregiver

Providing Oral Care As A Caregiver

If you are like me you’ll agree that the evolution of being a child, who is always taken care of, to becoming the adult that takes care of the parent is an interesting and challenging transition! As I make this change I am learning new skills and approaches to help me look after the health of another.

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Putting Fun Into A Dental Visit

Putting Fun Into A Dental Visit

In the 1980’s the West Edmonton Mall came up with the idea that shopping could be made a lot more fun and entertaining. They added an ice rink, an amusement park and of course the huge water park.

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Saving A Tooth Vs Extracting It

Saving A Tooth Vs Extracting It

We live in a world where large amounts of dental treatment can be expensive, but it is surprising to see how many people come in for a problematic tooth and opt for extractions due the costs involved when the tooth could otherwise be saved. What some patients don’t realise are the long term effects of losing a tooth.

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Sleep Deprivation And Its Impact On Your Health

Sleep Deprivation And Its Impact On Your Health

In this hectic modern day society, sleep deprivation is becoming an ever increasing problem. While it may not seem related; your overall health has an impact on your dental health.

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Teeth Stains

Teeth-Stains

Staining can come from many different foods and drinks such as wine, coffee, tea, blueberries, blackberries etc. Basically anything with colour! He suggested that you drink a glass of water after the enjoyment of your drink or food and that will help your teeth not to stain, or at least make it minimal.

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The Basics Of Flossing

The-Basics-Of-Flossing

Brushing your teeth regularly is important to remove food and plaque on the surfaces of your teeth, but it cannot access all the difficult or tight spaces in your mouth. Flossing is important because it can reach in between your teeth, under the gum line, or around your braces, and also improve blood circulation in your oral tissues.

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The Benefits Of Dental Insurance

The-Benefits-Of-Dental-Insurance

A common phrase I hear from patients is “I have dental insurance, but I don’t like going to the dentist.” That is like paying for car insurance but never driving your car! Dental insurance is a present your employer gives you because they care about you, and there are a lot of people who do not have this wonderful opportunity.

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Tooth Sensitivity Causes And Treatment

Tooth-Sensitivity-Causes-And-Treatment

You take a sip of a cold beverage, bite down on a candy bar, or slurp on hot soup and you get an electric stinging sensation in one or more of your teeth that sends you flying out of your seat; you have “sensitive teeth” –a rather mild name for what can be a wildly uncomfortable condition.

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Understanding Your Dental Insurance

Understanding-Your-Dental-Insurance

Dental insurance is a great benefit that can save you money on dental treatment. There are several different insurance companies that carry many individual and group coverage plans. To maximize your benefits and prevent financial surprises, it is important to thoroughly understand your insurance policy.

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Untreated Dental Infections: Can They Be Dangerous?

Untreated-Dental-Infections-Can-They-Be-Dangerous

Have you ever had your gums swell from an infected tooth? Regardless of the source, swelling of the gums and surrounding areas can indicate a serious infection. Dental infections, also referred to as abscesses, are caused by bacterial infections.

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What Is Sedation?

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At Deer Valley Dental Care, we can provide different levels of sedation to calm and relax patients prior to and during their dental appointment. It works great for patients who are nervous about dental treatment and/or are afraid of needles, or even patients with medical conditions that make laying in the dental chair uncomfortable (like a bad back).

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What To Expect During A Dental Hygiene Visit?

What-To-Expect-During-A-Dental-Hygiene-Visit

Coming to the dentist can be fun and informative if you know what to expect. A hygiene appointment is the most common, and perhaps may also be the easiest. Frequent hygiene appointments are important to maintain and improve your oral health and the condition of your periodontal tissues. This article will explain what to expect throughout a standard hygiene appointment.

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Who Flossed First Human Or Monkey?

Who-Flossed-First-Human-Or-Monkey

It is a kind of common sense nowadays that flossing might be one of the simplest ways to keep your teeth healthy. Just for curiosity, who started flossing for the first time?

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Why Are Baby Teeth Important?

Why-Are-Baby-Teeth-Important

Many people think that baby teeth are not important because they fall out after a few years, however; that is not the case! Besides chewing, baby teeth have several important functions, including; speech, enunciation and language development, in addition to holding a space for the permanent teeth.

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Why Is Brushing Alone Not Enough?

Why-Is-Brushing-Alone-Not-Enough

When we eat food, we ingest sugar. Even naturally occurring sugars feed bacteria that lives in our mouths. Brushing removes the plaque containing bacteria from the surface of your teeth, but not from the nooks and crannies between your teeth or below the gumline. If we do not floss we are unable to remove this bacteria in the areas our toothbrushes cannot reach.

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Deer Valley Dental Care

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403-336-8478

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Tuesday 7:00 AM9:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM9:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM9:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM5:00 PM
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