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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.


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 in General

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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Why are my dentures loose?

Why are my dentures loose?

Posted Feb 1st, 2019

Under some circumstances your dentures can become loose and not fit as well as they did when you first got them. Here are some tips from our Surrey dentists to help you to maintain a comfortable and fit.

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How long do dental implants take to heal?

How long do dental implants take to heal?

Posted Jan 18th, 2019 in Restorative Dentistry, General

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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What happens if I don’t treat my sleep apnea?

What happens if I don’t treat my sleep apnea?

Posted Jan 4th, 2019

If sleep apnea is left untreated sufferers could face an increased risk of some serious health problems, including stroke, heart attack, high blood pressure, heart disease and depression.

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Tips on How to Improve Your Flossing Technique

Tips on How to Improve Your Flossing Technique

Posted Dec 21st, 2018 in Oral Health Care & Prevention, General

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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Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-Supported Dentures

Posted Dec 7th, 2018

As you might guess, implant-supported dentures are supported by, and attached to dental implants.

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How Sleep Apnea Can Affect Mental Health

How Sleep Apnea Can Affect Mental Health

Posted Nov 16th, 2018 in General

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 in Oral Health Care & Prevention, General

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 in Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Dentistry, General

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 in Cosmetic & Reconstructive Dentistry, General

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 in Oral Health Care & Prevention, General

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 in Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Dentistry, General

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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CPAP Treatment for Sleep Apnea

CPAP Treatment for Sleep Apnea

Posted Jul 20th, 2018

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is a highly effective sleep apnea therapy option. Here, our Surrey dentists describe how CPAP works, and how it can help you get a better night’s sleep.

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Dental Implants vs. Dental Bridges

Dental Implants vs. Dental Bridges

Posted Jul 6th, 2018

Dental implants and dental bridges are dental restorations that fill the space left by missing teeth.When prescribing either of these restorations to a patient, our Surrey dentist will take the following factors into consideration.

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Teeth Whitening: How White is Too White?

Teeth Whitening: How White is Too White?

Posted Jun 29th, 2018 in Oral Health Care & Prevention, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Dentistry

If you’re thinking about having your teeth whitened, you may be wondering: how white is too white? Here are some things to keep in mind when it comes to teeth whitening that will help avoid going too far.

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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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