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Bad Breath and How to Cure It

Bad breath is caused by a proliferation of certain oral bacteria that live all over the mouth and form a sticky, slimy layer referred to as biofilm. The popular idea is that bad breath is caused by all of the bacteria in the mouth. This is only partially true; some bacteria in the mouth does
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Cracked Teeth and Tooth Pain

When we discuss cracked teeth with patients, it may sound like we are saying that the tooth is broken, or that a piece has fractured off. A cracked tooth can look for completely normal to the normal eye. How does a patient know if they are dealing with a cracked tooth? Dental pain associated with
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Smoking and Oral Health

There are many consumables that can make an otherwise healthy smile become disease prone – drinking coffee or eating a strong curry can leave a stain, eating lots of acidic food like pineapples can leave the teeth sensitive, and chewing on ice cubes can fractures or chip at the teeth. Smoking, however is the worst
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Oral Health – Spring Edition

It’s that long-awaited time of year when the snow begins to melt and Calgarians can start to enjoy warm weather again! It’s also the time of year that we get the itch to do some spring cleaning – removing the tell-tale signs of months cooped up indoors and preparing to welcome some warmer days in
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Top 3 Commonly Asked Questions About Dental Visits

When you go to the dentist, especially on your first visit, many questions tend to pop up. Probably the most commonly asked question is how often you should see the dentist. The general answer is every six months, but this isn’t always the case. Some people need more dental cleaning than others. Our dental professionals
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5 Dental Myths

Lots of people are nervous about seeing a dentist because they heard some dental myths or horror stories. Dental myths can affect an individual’s perception of the dentist and what they do, causing them to not go in for regular checkups. This can lead to serious oral health issues and long-term dental problems. Here are
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Dental Tips for the Winter Term

Is your child ready for the school now that it’s 2018 and they’ve enjoyed their winter break? They may have the latest fashionable clothing, sports equipment, and school supplies, but do they have the necessary tools to maintain good oral health? According to the Canadian Dental Association, a dental examination is just as important as
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5 Expert Tips for Dental Hygiene

Maintaining good oral health is an important part of keeping our bodies healthy. At Apple Dental, we are committed to focusing on your oral and overall health. Our article today is part of that commitment! Here are our top five expert tips to keeping your teeth sparkling now that we’re well into 2018.   Brush
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All About Wisdom Teeth

They say that with age comes greater wisdom. This is a debatable statement. We prefer to say the following: With Age comes wisdom . . . teeth! Your mouth goes through many changes in your lifetime. Between the ages of 17 and 21, your third molars start to appear in the corners of your mouth.
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Sensitive Teeth – How to Treat Them

Is your daily hot cup of coffee or a spoonful of your favorite ice cream a uncomfortable experience? Do you sometimes wince in pain when brushing and/or flossing your teeth? If these apply to you, you may have a case of sensitive teeth. Sensitive teeth can be caused by a long list of different things.
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Teeth Whitening

In a 2012 survey conducted by the Academy of Cosmetic Dentists, most respondents indicated they wanted whiter, brighter teeth. At Apple Dental we constantly strive to educate Calgarians about their teeth and how to achieve their goals, so this month we’re going to talk about teeth stains and whitening. There are two types of stains,
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Diabetes and Dental Care

Did you know diabetes and dental care are related? This statement comes at a shock to many people. With diabetes becoming more prevalent in today’s society, it is important that dentists know what precautions to take when dealing with diabetic patients. Diabetes Mellitus is a common group of metabolic diseases that lead to high levels
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