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How Winter Weather Can Cause Toothaches and Sensitivity

How Winter Weather Can Cause Toothaches and Sensitivity

Do your teeth ever hurt when you eat something hot or cold? When tooth enamel wears down or the gums recede, it exposes a layer of your teeth that is very sensitive to temperature changes. If something too hot or too cold touches this part of your mouth, you’ll feel some pain.

But you aren’t just at risk for this type of discomfort because of your diet. During the winter, your teeth contract in response to intense cold weather. This can lead to cracks in your teeth and cause the same type of pain that you experience when you bite into ice cream. Take a look at how the cold can affect your teeth, how this relates to winter weather, and what you can do to fix aches and sensitive teeth or nerves.

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2018 Total Makeover Challenge

2018 Total Makeover Challenge

123Dentist is proud to sponsor the 2018 Total Makeover Challenge. We’ve got 4 of our offices supporting the challenge in all 4 communities participating in this year’s event: Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley, and Vancouver.

We’ll blow our own horn more at the end of this blog, but for now, it’s all about you.

Is it time for a NEW YOU?  Is it one of your New Year’s resolutions to lose weight while becoming healthier, and more fit.? Here’s a terrific solution – Join the TOTAL MAKEOVER CHALLENGE!!!

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Young and precancerous: fighting aggressive oral cancer

Young and precancerous: fighting aggressive oral cancer

During a routine trip to the dentist, Michael Haack was told that he had a white patch on his tongue. Haack did not have a history of mouth injuries or gum disease, so the news came as a surprise.

“My dentist told me that it resembled a freckle in my mouth,” explains the 28-year-old executive director of a local political organization. “He told me that it was an oral lesion, and that we would need to monitor it going forward.”

At the time, Haack thought little of the spot. However, over the next three years and three annual checkups, it progressed in size. His dentist ordered a biopsy and the results confirmed mild oral dysplasia—abnormal lesions, often white or red, within oral tissues that have the potential to develop into cancer.

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How Safe Are Dental X-Rays?

How Safe Are Dental X-Rays?

Dental x-rays are a common diagnostic procedure that is considered extremely safe. Digital dental x-rays have very low doses of radiation, producing just a fraction of what you are exposed to in other imaging procedures. If you’re worried about whether you need dental x-rays, or wondering if you should forego this procedure due to other medical conditions, it’s helpful to dive a little deeper into what dental x-rays involve, why they’re performed, and how they’re best handled.

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What Toothpaste Should I Use?

What Toothpaste Should I Use?

You want to take care of your teeth, just like anyone. Keeping them clean and healthy enhances your smile while saving you money, because when your teeth are in bad shape, you’ll have to spend more correcting them. One of the basic decisions you’ll face in safeguarding your teeth is which toothpaste to use. Each day, the toothpaste you pick will clean your teeth and will have ramifications for years to come. Here’s a guide on what toothpaste you should use.

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7 Non-Dental Medical Issues Your Dentist Might Discover

7 Non-Dental Medical Issues Your Dentist Might Discover

Regular dental care is critical to the overall health of your gums and teeth. What you may not know is that your dentist can also spot signs of non-dental medical issues in your mouth during an exam. Some of the diseases and conditions that exhibit signs within your mouth include diabetes, infections, oral cancer, HIV, stress, poor nutrition, and osteoporosis.

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Important Reasons for Dental Consultations

Important Reasons for Dental Consultations

A dental consultation is a non-invasive visit with your dental care provider where you can discuss your issues, concerns, and treatment options. Many of our dentists offer free consultations, though others do ask for a small consultation fee to cover their time. If you’re considering any major dental procedure, a consultation is a good idea, and can be important for several reasons. Read on to learn more.

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Understanding Dental Lingo

Understanding Dental Lingo

When you sit in the chair at your dentist’s office, do you ever feel confused? Do you hear the dentist and staff talking, but don’t understand what they’re saying? Dental terminology is almost its own language, with lots of unique terms and numbers tossed around by the professionals. You want to understand what they’re saying about your teeth, right? Here’s a guide to understanding dental lingo, especially what the numbers discussed mean.

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Should I Go to the Dentist When I’m Sick?

Should I Go to the Dentist When I’m Sick?

You want to practice excellent dental hygiene. You also know how long it takes to get a dental appointment sometimes. That’s why you hate the idea of cancelling. But what should you do if you are sick? If your options are keeping the appointment or rescheduling, what’s better for you, the workers in the dentist’s office, and the other patients? Here’s a guide on whether you should go to the dentist when you’re sick.

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Demystifying Common Dental Practices

Demystifying Common Dental Practices

A trip to the dentist’s office shouldn’t scare you. On the contrary, you’re taking charge of your health, which should ideally make you feel empowered. After your appointment, you’ll have a bright smile and the improved self-confidence that goes along with it. Still, a bit of nervousness is understandable. Many people don’t know why dentists do certain things, which makes some patients apprehensive, so here’s a guide to demystifying common dental practices.

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