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.


Do whitening strips really work?

Do whitening strips really work?

Posted Apr 19th, 2019

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?

Posted Apr 5th, 2019

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

Posted Mar 15th, 2019

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?

Posted Mar 1st, 2019

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?

Posted Feb 15th, 2019

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?

Posted Jan 18th, 2019

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

Posted Dec 21st, 2018

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

Posted Nov 16th, 2018

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?

Posted Nov 2nd, 2018

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?

Posted Oct 19th, 2018

Our patients often ask us if their dental implants will feel like natural teeth. Implants are popular tooth replacements because...

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Celebrities Who Have Worn Invisalign

Celebrities Who Have Worn Invisalign

Posted Oct 5th, 2018

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?

Posted Sep 21st, 2018

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?

Posted Sep 7th, 2018

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?

Posted Jun 1st, 2018

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?

Posted May 4th, 2018

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

Posted Apr 20th, 2018

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

Posted Apr 11th, 2018

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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How is Invisalign Teen Different from Standard Invisalign Treatment?

How is Invisalign Teen Different from Standard Invisalign Treatment?

Posted Apr 6th, 2018

Invisalign straightens your teeth over a period of months via a series of clear aligners. Invisalign has also designed a line to meet the specific needs of teenagers. Our Surrey dentists explain why Invisalign Teen is a great choice for adolescent patients.

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Dealing with Dental Anxiety

Dealing with Dental Anxiety

Posted Mar 23rd, 2018

Fear and anxiety are common when it comes to visiting the dentist. Our Surrey dentists offer advice and tips to help you get over your dental anxiety.

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Will I Need a Bone Graft for My Dental Implant?

Will I Need a Bone Graft for My Dental Implant?

Posted Mar 9th, 2018

Dental implants make a great replacement for missing teeth, because they look, function and feel just like natural teeth do. However, they are also the most invasive option, and sometimes require supplementary procedures, such as bone grafts.

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Can My Dentist Really Tell if I Haven’t Been Flossing?

Can My Dentist Really Tell if I Haven’t Been Flossing?

Posted Feb 23rd, 2018

You can hide the fact that you're not flossing consistently from your dentist for a while, but she will eventually be able to tell.

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Can Adults get Orthodontic Treatment?

Can Adults get Orthodontic Treatment?

Posted Feb 9th, 2018

Our adult patients often think it’s too late for them to get orthodontic treatment. In truth, as long as you have healthy teeth and gums, you are a candidate! Our Surrey dentists consider Invisalign to be an ideal treatment option for adults.

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Can Children & Teens Get Their Teeth Whitened?

Can Children & Teens Get Their Teeth Whitened?

Posted Jan 26th, 2018

The dentists at our Surrey office advise against teeth whitening for children and even teens for a few important reasons.

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When Are Tooth Extractions Necessary?

When Are Tooth Extractions Necessary?

Posted Jan 12th, 2018

Typically, our Surrey dentists only perform a tooth extraction when less invasive procedures would not be effective. Here are a few situations in which a tooth extraction would be the best option.

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How Long Will Invisalign Treatment Take?

How Long Will Invisalign Treatment Take?

Posted Dec 22nd, 2017

Invisalign is an inconspicuous alternative to metal braces for straightening your teeth. Read on to find out how long the Invisalign process will take.

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Oral Sedation: How It Works

Oral Sedation: How It Works

Posted Dec 8th, 2017

At Cloverdale Crossing Dental Group, our dentists provide treatment under oral sedation for our Surrey patients who feel nervous about visiting the dentist. Here’s how the oral sedation process works.

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Professional vs. Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening

Professional vs. Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening

Posted Nov 24th, 2017

While there is a wide a range of over the counter teeth whitening products available, professional whitening systems are safer and more effective. Our Surrey dentists explain why.

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What Do Healthy Gums Look Like?

What Do Healthy Gums Look Like?

Posted Nov 10th, 2017

In order to prevent gum disease, it’s important to know what healthy gums look like. Our Surrey dentists describe some of the ways that can tell the difference between healthy gums and unhealthy ones based on appearance.

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How to Clean Your Invialign Aligners

How to Clean Your Invialign Aligners

Posted Oct 20th, 2017

Invisalign aligners make it easy to clean your teeth during treatment because they are removable. But it’s important that you keep the aligners themselves clean, too! Here’s how.

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How Sleep Apnea Affects Your Relationships

How Sleep Apnea Affects Your Relationships

Posted Oct 6th, 2017

Sleep Apnea doesn’t just negatively impact your health. It can have some surprising impacts on your relationships as well.

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