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Diabetes – Don’t Sugar Coat It

Diabetes – Don’t Sugar Coat It

We all know that diabetes affects your body’s ability to process sugar.  All the food you eat is turned to sugar and used for energy. In Type 1 diabetes, the body doesn’t make enough insulin to carry the sugar from your blood to the cells that need it for energy.  In...

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What’s in the Water?

What’s in the Water?

Since 1967 Edmonton has added fluoride into our city drinking water.  The E.L Smith water treatment plant is currently undergoing an upgrade that will require the huge fluoride tanks to be replaced.  While these tanks are being switched out, fluoride will no...

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The Power of Electric Toothbrushes

The Power of Electric Toothbrushes

The University of Greifswald, Germany conducted an 11-year long study on the effectiveness of powered toothbrushes and have confirmed that powered toothbrushes are more effective than manual toothbrushes in reducing gum disease, clinical attachment loss (the...

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Your Breath – The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Your Breath – The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Your Breath – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. No one wants to hear that they have bad breath, but if a good friend or your spouse is telling you, you need to pay attention.  Scared to ask someone how your breath is?  It’s kind of gross but smell your dental floss...

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Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

Are Dental Implants Right for Me? If you are missing one or more of your teeth, it’s a good idea to talk to your dentist to discuss your treatment options. Even just one missing tooth can cause the remaining teeth to shift out of alignment causing even more issues. It...

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Teeth Whitening at Home or At the Dentist Office?

Teeth Whitening at Home or At the Dentist Office?

Recent studies have shown that the majority of Canadians (86%) want whiter teeth. You can get your shine back on your smile with a variety of teeth whitening methods as there are pros and cons from a dentist office and using an at-home kit. Which one should you try to...

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Signs & Symptoms of Gum Disease

Signs & Symptoms of Gum Disease

Gum disease is a very common term in the dental world and if you’re worried you might have gum disease, it is quite common to feel that way - Gum disease affects half of the adult population and one of the most common reasons why people visit the dentist. It does have...

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Oral health care during the golden years

Oral health care during the golden years

Many years ago, tooth loss was considered a regular part of growing older. Thanks to modern dentistry and increased awareness about the importance of oral hygiene it is now possible for a person to keep all their adult teeth for the entirety of their lives. Of course,...

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