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Dry mouth?

The feeling of a dry mouth, or xerostomia, is a very common condition affecting about 20% of our patients. Dry mouth is often a side effect of taking certain medications (antidepressants, high blood pressure medications, muscle relaxants, antihistamines etc), but can also be caused by radiation therapy for cancer, aging, or by a disease [...]

2019-01-29T09:29:28+00:00February 13th, 2019|Educational|0 Comments

Growing teeth… Is tooth regeneration on the horizon?

We often get patients asking us about the possibility of "regrowing" teeth instead of fixing them with traditional methods like fillings, crowns, root canals and dental implants. The short answer is regrowing full teeth is a bit distant in the research, but we could be around 10 years away from being able to regrow [...]

2019-01-15T14:12:10+00:00January 15th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Poor oral health linked to higher blood pressure

According to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension, people with high blood pressure are more likely to benefit from their medication if they have good oral health. This study looked at medical and dental records of more than 3600 people with high blood pressure, and showed that people with healthier gums [...]

2018-11-12T21:50:09+00:00November 20th, 2018|Educational, Health|0 Comments

Why go to a Kois trained dentist?

Drs Graas and Swanlund are both graduates of the Kois Center in Seattle (Dr. Punnett is well on her way, having completed over 50% of the courses). Our patients often ask us what the Kois Center is, so here goes! The Kois Center is an evidence based teaching center with the latest advances in [...]

2018-11-13T08:47:29+00:00November 12th, 2018|Educational|0 Comments

Water Fluoridation in Calgary

What is fluoride? Fluoride is a mineral found naturally in our water, air, food and soil. In low concentrations, fluoride in drinking water prevents dental cavities and improves oral health. In Canada, the recommended amount of fluoride is 0.7 mg/L in drinking water. This has been shown to be the effective therapeutic [...]

2019-01-28T20:17:44+00:00November 6th, 2018|News|0 Comments
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