Problems & Treatments - Category Archive

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Bad Oral Habits To Avoid

Bad Oral Habits To Avoid

Everyone develops bad habits at some point in their lives.

These bad habits can include anything from not stopping the car fully at each stop sign, to choosing to eat unhealthy foods over better options. They can become part of who we are, but can also really hurt us.

When our bad habits affect our oral health, the results can be extremely painful on both our bodies and our wallets. With that in mind we have come up with a list of the worst habits which can harm your mouth and should be avoided as much as possible if you want to keep your smile sparkling.

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Over $1500 Raised For Cancer Research!

Over $1500 Raised For Cancer Research!

Our Free Oral Cancer Screenings Were A Huge Success!

On April 17th, in honour of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, we offered free VELScope oral cancer screenings at all of our lower mainland locations. The funds raised through donations totalled approximately $1,500 and have been donated to the BC Cancer Agency. Our screenings also raised awareness about the dangers of oral cancer and brought peace of mind to many people who now know that they are oral cancer free. We want to say thank you to all of our new and existing patients who took the time to be screened and gave donations to support cancer research.

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123 Dentist In Your Community

123 Dentist In Your Community

If you’re following 123 Dentist this spring, you know April is Oral Health Month. 123 Dentist clinics across the lower mainland, of which there are now over 60, are participating in a number of ways. Today you can visit select clinics for a FREE VELscope exam and make a donation to Cancer research. Many clinics are also offering new patient promotions, tips and free gifts in honour of this educational opportunity.

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What do British Columbians Know About Oral Cancer?

What do British Columbians Know About Oral Cancer?

April is Oral Health Month and 123 Dentist clinics are doing their part to spread the word about oral health and one growing area of concern in particular. Oral cancer is on the rise in Canada thanks to an aging population, increases in HPV (Human Papillomavirus) and other factors. In 2013 over 4300 cases of oral cancer were reported to Statistics Canada and in 2015 the number is expected to grow.

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VELscope oral cancer screenings for Oral Health

VELscope oral cancer screenings for Oral Health

We put our mouths through a lot every day. Speaking, smiling, laughing, eating our favourite foods, whistling a happy tune, or exhaling during a moment of serenity are all possible thanks to our mouths. Unfortunately, oral health is often not given the same consideration that would be given to the rest of the body. Where bleeding or tenderness anywhere on the body would call for a trip to the doctor, the same is often ignored when it’s in the mouth. The truth is that research has shown numerous ways in which oral health is strongly linked to general health. Our mouths deserve just as much care and attention as the rest of our bodies do.

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Seasonal Stress and Your Oral Health: Bruxism and TMJ

Seasonal Stress and Your Oral Health: Bruxism and TMJ

This time of year is magical; full of wonder and fond memories just waiting to be made. Unfortunately it also one of the most stressful times for many of us as we rush to keep up with mounting expectations of the season and rising costs. 77% of Canadians suffer from some form of excess stress, this according to a recent survey by Sun Life Financial’s 2013 Health Index. Even the Public Health Agency of Canada has recommendations on dealing with holiday stress and depression which you can find here if you’re having trouble managing.

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Invisalign Teen: The Invisalign Experience for Parents!

Invisalign Teen: The Invisalign Experience for Parents!

Being a teenager is tougher than ever. There’s a lot of pressure at school and at home; socially with friends, even dating and that’s before the extra curricular clubs, sports and fine arts activities. It’s a magical time in all of our lives, full of fun, memorable experiences and it should be the best days of our lives, to quote Bryan Adams. But almost nothing puts a damper on it like traditional wire braces. Not being able to smile like yourself makes it harder to get though the day to day, which is one reason why Invisalign is so popular with teenagers.

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The Invisalign Treatment Process: What to Expect from Start to Finish

The Invisalign Treatment Process: What to Expect from Start to Finish

Continuing our special month long focus on Invisalign, we are celebrating the clear alternative to braces with $500 in savings, right now at select 123 Dentist clinics. We’ve talked about the difference between Invisalign and traditional braces and even shared some experiences real patients have had, what can you or someone you know expect from the treatment process?

In this week’s blog, imagine you are visiting a 123 Dentist clinic and meeting one of our doctors for the first time. What’s involved in that first visit? How long will you have to wear Invisalign aligners? What will your day and night be like through the treatment? Will you need to visit the dentist regularly throughout treatment and how often? This is the Invisalign Treatment Process and what to expect through the average treatment.

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