News & Updates

Read the Cloverdale Crossing Dental Group blog for information and tips about oral health, and news about what's going on with the dentists and team at our Surrey practice.


Soft Diet Options with New Dentures

Soft Diet Options with New Dentures

Posted Jun 15th, 2018

When you first get new dentures, it will take some time for your mouth to adjust to them. Here are a few soft food suggestions that will allow you to eat comfortably during this time, without being bored.

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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 in General

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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Dental Sedation For Patients with Special Needs

Dental Sedation For Patients with Special Needs

Posted May 18th, 2018

Providing sedation for patients with special needs helps our patients receive the care they need, safely and comfortably.

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What are the risks to teeth whitening?

What are the risks to teeth whitening?

Posted May 4th, 2018 in Cosmetic & Reconstructive Dentistry, General

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 in Oral Health Care & Prevention, General

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 in General

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 in Cosmetic & Reconstructive Dentistry, Orthodontics, General

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 in Oral Health Care & Prevention, General

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 in Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Dentistry, General

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 in Oral Health Care & Prevention, General

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 in Oral Health Care & Prevention, Orthodontics, General

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 in Cosmetic & Reconstructive Dentistry, General

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 in Oral Health Care & Prevention, Denatl Emergencies, General

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 in Orthodontics, General

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 in General

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 in Cosmetic & Reconstructive Dentistry, General

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 Oral Health Care & Prevention, Diseases of the Oral Cavity, General

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 in Orthodontics, General

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 in Oral Health Care & Prevention, General

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

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How Many Dental Implants Can I Get?

How Many Dental Implants Can I Get?

Posted Sep 22nd, 2017 in Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Dentistry, General

With dental implants, it is possible to replace just a single tooth, multiple adjacent teeth, or even a full upper or lower jaw of teeth.

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Sleep Apnea & Weight Loss

Sleep Apnea & Weight Loss

Posted Sep 8th, 2017 in Oral Health Care & Prevention, General

Sleep Apnea can be treated in a variety of ways, but in some cases it can also be cured! For people who are overweight and suffering from sleep apnea, simply losing some weight can resolve the disorder.

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After Your Extraction: Filling the Space

After Your Extraction: Filling the Space

Posted Aug 25th, 2017 in Restorative Dentistry, General

If you’ve lost a tooth or had to have one extracted, the most beneficial thing you can do for your overall oral health is to fill the space left behind. Here are some tooth replacement options to choose from.

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Electric vs. Manual Toothbrushes

Electric vs. Manual Toothbrushes

Posted Aug 11th, 2017 in Oral Health Care & Prevention

Our Surrey dentists often recommend electric toothbrushes to patients to help them better clean their teeth. Here are a few reasons why electric toothbrushes have an edge over manual ones.

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 The Parts of a Dental Implant

The Parts of a Dental Implant

Posted Jul 21st, 2017 in Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Dentistry, General

Dental Implants are typically made up of three parts: The implant itself, the abutment, and the crown. Here, our Surrey dentists provide a brief overview of each component.

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Treating Bad Breath

Treating Bad Breath

Posted Dec 26th, 2016 in Oral Health Care & Prevention, General

It is important to conduct thorough oral hygiene at home twice daily utilizing tooth brushing with a fluoride antibacterial toothpaste and flossing to remove food debris and plaque on teeth, bridgework and implants, and brushing the tongue to remove odor-causing bacteria.

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