The Cloverdale Crossing Dental Health Library

Our Surrey dentists have compiled this Dental Health Library to provide our patients with a comprehensive online resource for  all things oral health.


How to Clean Your Invisalign Aligners

How to Clean Your Invisalign Aligners

Throughout your Invisalign treatment you'll want to keep your aligners clean and clear. Here's how to keep your aligners in tip top condition.

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What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea interrupts breathing during sleep and can lead to a number of physical and mental health issues. But how do you know if you have sleep apnea? Here are a few of the signs and symptoms of this common disorder.

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What are the signs and symptoms of dental cavities?

What are the signs and symptoms of dental cavities?

Only your dentist can tell you for sure if you have a cavity or tooth decay. That said, here are a few of the common signs and symptoms of dental cavities that you may to notice. 

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Why should I bother to floss?

Why should I bother to floss?

Some people believe that if they brush their teeth thoroughly they don't need to floss. While brushing twice daily is essential for good oral hygiene, brushing alone may not protect you from gum disease. Here's more about why flossing is important to your oral health.

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Why should I get dental implants?

Why should I get dental implants?

Dental implants are natural looking dental prosthetics that can replace one or a number of missing teeth, but why get dental implants? Here, our Surrey dentist explains more.

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After Invisalign: What’s Next?

After Invisalign: What’s Next?

As you near the end of your Invisalign treatment you're probably wondering what happens next. Here’s our Surrey dentist explains a little about what you can expect once your treatment is complete.

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Tips for Keeping Your Gums Healthy

Tips for Keeping Your Gums Healthy

Many of the steps required for keeping your teeth healthy are also key to keeping your gums healthy. Here, our Surrey dentists offer a few tips on how to improve your gum health.

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How to Prepare for Your Dental Sedation Appointment

How to Prepare for Your Dental Sedation Appointment

Here’s a little from our Surrey dentist on how you should prepare for a safe and successful appointment when you're scheduled for dental treatment under sedation.

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How to Keep Your Teeth White After Whitening

How to Keep Your Teeth White After Whitening

After you've had professional teeth whitening done you’ll want to keep your smile looking bright. Here are a few tips from our Surrey dentists on how to keep your smile white after teeth whitening treatment.

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Can I get sedation for dental checkups and cleanings?

Can I get sedation for dental checkups and cleanings?

Dental sedation is not generally offered for regular dental cleanings or checkups, however, for patients with extreme anxiety we may be able to offer it.

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Speaking While Wearing Invisalign Clear Aligners

Speaking While Wearing Invisalign Clear Aligners

When considering Invisalign for your orthodontic treatment, you may wonder if the aligners will impact your ability to speak clearly. Here, our Surrey dentists offer their top tips for getting used to speaking while wearing your Invisalign clear aligners.

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Remember that  'Less Is More' When Whitening Your Teeth

Remember that 'Less Is More' When Whitening Your Teeth

A great way to improve the appearance of your smile with relatively little effort, is by whitening your teeth. However, it's important to remember that when it comes to teeth whitening 'less is more'!

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Is dental sedation safe for children?

Is dental sedation safe for children?

Here is a little about how dental sedation for children works, and some details about safety precautions parents can take to make the process go more smoothly.

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Do whitening strips really work?

Do whitening strips really work?

White strips actually do work, however they’re not the most effective way to whiten your teeth. Here’s a bit about how they work, how to use them safely, and what you should be know before you try them out.

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What is the cycle of obstructive sleep apnea?

What is the cycle of obstructive sleep apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) causes disruptions in breathing while the suffer is sleeping. Here’s a little about how the obstructive sleep apnea cycle works.

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Tips for Talking While Wearing Dentures

Tips for Talking While Wearing Dentures

When you first get your dentures you may find that talking isn’t as easy as it was before, but it just takes practice. Here are a few tips for our Surrey dentists on how to get better at talking while wearing your dentures.

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Should I consider teeth whitening?

Should I consider teeth whitening?

If you’re wondering if you should consider teeth whitening, here are some tips from our Surrey dentists on how to tell if it would be right for you.

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What are the differences between the three types of sleep apnea?

What are the differences between the three types of sleep apnea?

What are the three types of sleep apnea and what exactly is the condition? Here, our Surrey dentists give brief explanation of the three types of sleep apnea (OSA, CSA and Mixed Sleep Apnea).

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How long do dental implants take to heal?

How long do dental implants take to heal?

The dental implant process usually happens in multiple steps. This means that it will require more than one healing stage, making healing time variable depending on the number of teeth are being replaced, the patient’s health, and several other factors.

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Tips on How to Improve Your Flossing Technique

Tips on How to Improve Your Flossing Technique

Often people don’t take too much care with flossing, some even skip it completely, because they think brushing is sufficient. If that’s you and you want to do a better job flossing, here are few tips that can help you along the way.

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How Sleep Apnea Can Affect Mental Health

How Sleep Apnea Can Affect Mental Health

Sleep Apnea has a number of physical side effects, but many people don’t realize that it can have a negative impact on their mental health as well.

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What type of electric toothbrush should I get?

What type of electric toothbrush should I get?

The type of electric toothbrush you choose is mostly up to your personal preference, but there are a couple of features most dentists recommend.

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How do dental implants feel?

How do dental implants feel?

Our patients often ask us if their dental implants will feel like natural teeth. Implants are popular tooth replacements because they give wearers a very natural look and feel. But exactly how natural do they really fe...

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Celebrities Who Have Worn Invisalign

Celebrities Who Have Worn Invisalign

Invisalign’s primary benefit is that it’s invisible when worn, and this make it the perfect orthodontic treatment choice for celebrities, who are almost constantly in the limelight.

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Should I be using mouthwash?

Should I be using mouthwash?

While mouthwash can help rinse away food debris and bacteria after brushing, it is not an essential part of a good oral hygiene routine. However, it doesn’t do any harm either, and can help fight bad breath.

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How long do dental implants last?

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants are dental restorations that replace missing teeth. They look, feel and act just like natural teeth do, and with proper care, can last for decades.

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Do I Have Sleep Apnea or Am I Just Snoring?

Do I Have Sleep Apnea or Am I Just Snoring?

Though they have many similar symptoms, sleep apnea and snoring are very different problems. Here, our Surrey dentists explain how you can differentiate between the two.

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What are the risks to teeth whitening?

What are the risks to teeth whitening?

Though the negative side effects associated with teeth whitening are relatively mild, there are still some factors that our Surrey dentists want patients to consider when they are considering this cosmetic dental procedure.

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Components of a Good Oral Hygiene Routine

Components of a Good Oral Hygiene Routine

An effective dental hygiene routine is about much more than brushing and flossing your teeth. To maintain your oral health and keep your teeth and gums disease-free, follow the steps outlined below.

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Straight Smile Centres Wins 2018 Vancouver Consumer Choice Award

Straight Smile Centres Wins 2018 Vancouver Consumer Choice Award

Straight Smile Centres is proud to announce that we’ve been selected as a winner of the 2018 Vancouver Consumer Choice Awards, in the Health & Wellness category!

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