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Dr. Graas demonstrates Waterpik technique!

In this video Dr. Graas gives a demonstration and tips on Waterpik use, after taking the plunge and getting braces in February. A Waterpik is something that is helpful for everyone, braces or not. They are very effective at reducing gum inflammation and bleeding, which means (drum roll....) you will find your cleanings hurt [...]

2020-04-30T20:55:28-06:00April 30th, 2020|Dental tips|0 Comments

Two Important Tips to Avoid Dental Emergencies

As we all know in an effort to flatten the curve, dentists in AB are currently mandated to provide emergency care only. Emergency care is defined as treatment for significant infection, prolonged bleeding, trauma or pain not controllable by medication. So... what can you do to avoid having a dental emergency during this time? [...]

2020-04-06T20:30:45-06:00April 6th, 2020|Dental tips|0 Comments

To Mouth Rinse or Not to Mouth Rinse?

Many people like that clean fresh feeling they get after rinsing with mouthwash. However, some rinses on the market can cause acid erosion, tooth sensitivity and even increased tooth staining. Our goal is to educate our patients so that they can choose the best rinse for their needs. So... which mouth rinse is best?  [...]

2019-11-26T19:42:56-07:00November 26th, 2019|Dental tips|0 Comments

Electric Toothbrushes Outperform Manual Toothbrushes in 11 year study

Finally! A study proving what we have always noticed in our practice - patients who use electric toothbrushes have decreased incidence of gum disease and cavities. I was taught in dental school that it didn't matter if you used powered vs. manual toothbrush as long as you brushed with the proper technique. In the [...]

2019-08-15T19:48:46-06:00August 15th, 2019|Dental tips|0 Comments

Three simple things you can do to prevent your kids from getting cavities!

Keep snack times organized, with water in between meals. Your kids should be eating every 2-3 hours, not every 20 minutes! Eat "tooth friendly" foods: make sure you are minimizing things that really stick to your child's teeth... For example, fresh fruit is better than dried fruit, and fresh bread or bagels are better [...]

2019-05-18T13:44:09-06:00May 18th, 2019|Dental tips|0 Comments

Why do we recommend you change your toothbrush head every 3 months?

At first glance you might think that the picture on the right side is an old tooth brush, but it is actually the one on the left that is 3 months old! This is a good visual to demonstrate why it is important to make sure you change your toothbrush or electric toothbrush head [...]

2019-04-19T08:18:29-06:00April 17th, 2019|Dental tips|0 Comments

Apple Smiles!

Perfect for Halloween! These apple smiles make a great snack for kids. We tried them at home and my 2 year old son Theo loved it and even "helped" make them. Directions: Spread peanut butter on one side of each apple slice. Place 4-5 miniature marshmallows on one apple slice and then lay another apple [...]

2019-05-10T08:30:42-06:00October 12th, 2018|Dental tips|0 Comments
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