Smile Alert: Tooth Tartar Threatens Teeth! – Calgary, Alberta

Since the holiday season is in the rear-view mirror it is time to think about how all that holiday eating has affected your teeth and that pesky tooth tartar. First, we need to know what causes tartar?  Bacteria building particles, left untreated, create plaque that eventually turns to hardened tooth tartar.  In fact, tartar is…

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Happy New Year! A Resolution to keep – Don’t Bite Off more than You Can Chew – Calgary, Alberta

Now is the time to make a life changing New Year’s resolution.  The trouble is that many of these “New Year’s Resolutions” are too difficult to keep.  In the beginning of the new year, many people approach their new year’s resolution with great gusto, but their enthusiasm wanes as they discover they may have bitten…

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Why Invisalign®? Benefit 10 – You Can Get Invisalign at White Oak Family Dental – Calgary, Alberta

With Invisalign, there’s no need to research orthodontists and find yet another treatment provider for your dental care. You can get Invisalign from your dentist here at White Oak Family Dental. This means you won’t need to fill out more paperwork for a new provider and you won’t need to worry about facilitating communication between…

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Why Invisalign®? Benefit 9 – Invisalign Is Just as Effective as Traditional Metal Braces – Calgary, Alberta

You spend a lot of time at the orthodontist’s office with traditional metal braces. Every four weeks, you’ll go in for a scheduled visit where your braces will be adjusted and tightened––and of course, there’s the unplanned emergency visits we mentioned earlier. All the time spent at the orthodontist’s office quickly adds up, and it…

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Why Invisalign®? Benefit 8 – Invisalign Is Just as Effective as Traditional Metal Braces – Calgary, Alberta

Invisalign isn’t just made with plastic––it’s made from advanced SmartTrack® material, for more predictable, controlled tooth movements. As Invisalign technology becomes more sophisticated, it means Invisalign is just as effective as metal braces for almost all orthodontic cases. While there is still a small number of patients with complex issues that need to be treated…

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Why Invisalign®? Here are the benefits! Benefit 7 – It’s Covered By More and More Dental Insurance Plans – Calgary, Alberta

When Invisalign was a brand-new orthodontic treatment, it wasn’t covered by most dental insurance plans. While many still do not cover Invisalign aligners, we’re seeing more plans pay for all or part of the cost as evidence mounts about the efficacy of this treatment. Ask your benefits manager at work or call your dental insurance…

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Why Invisalign®? Here are the benefits! Benefit 6 – You Can Remove Your Aligners – Calgary, Alberta

Because Invisalign aligners are practically invisible, there’s really no need to ever remove them. Sometimes, though, our patients have special events that they’d prefer to attend without wearing their aligners––a wedding, giving an important speech at a conference, or even a first date. With Invisalign, removing your aligners for a few hours is not a…

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Why Invisalign®? Here are the benefits! Benefit 5 – Invisalign Is Comfortable – Calgary, Alberta – copy

Many of our patients had metal braces as children or teenagers and, as adults, they’re getting Invisalign treatment because their teeth gradually shifted out of alignment over the years. Patients who have experienced both forms of orthodontic treatment are amazed by how comfortable Invisalign is compared with traditional metal braces. The aligners are made with…

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Why Invisalign®? Here are the benefits! Benefit 4 – You’ll Never Have Orthodontic Emergencies – Calgary, Alberta

One of the many inconveniences of traditional braces is the inevitable orthodontic emergency. You can minimize the risk by following your orthodontist’s instructions for which foods to avoid, but even then, most patients experience a broken bracket or two at some point during their treatment. Finding the time in your schedule to get it replaced…

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Why Invisalign®? Here are the benefits! Benefit 3 – Invisalign Is Easy to Keep Clean – Calgary, Alberta

Many patients with traditional metal braces are met with an unwelcome surprise once they’re removed: stains on their teeth. Or, even worse, they may have cavities or gingivitis, a precursor to gum disease. This is because metal braces make good oral hygiene extraordinarily difficult. It’s not impossible, of course, but flossing and brushing around your…

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Why Invisalign®? Here are the benefits! Benefit 2 – Invisalign Is Virtually Invisible – Calgary, Alberta

The Benefits are CLEAR! Before Invisalign, so many adults liked the idea of having straighter teeth but were put off by the prospect of traditional metal braces. No one wants to draw attention to the fact that they’re undergoing orthodontic treatment, and that’s exactly what metal braces do. Patients felt that their crooked teeth were…

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Why Invisalign®? Here are the benefits! – Calgary, Alberta

Benefit 1 – eat like a champ! If you’re considering orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth, it’s likely you’re trying to decide between traditional metal braces and Invisalign. You know that Invisalign looks better, but does Invisalign work as well as metal braces? Do these clear plastic aligners really live up to the hype? Here,…

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White Oak Family Dental has Your Smile! – Calgary, Alberta

There are so many good reasons to have a great smile.  A healthy smile is what makes a truly great smile.  When you can flash a beautiful, healthy smile, it radiates the inner you. White Oak Family Dental for You For 10 years Dr. Swapna Menon of White Oak Family Dental has dedicated his practice…

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Permanent Teeth Replacement Solutions – Calgary, Alberta

When you shop for a big ticket item like a car, a house or any other personal investment, you make comparisons. Comparisons are the only way to make an informed decision. This is also true when choosing permanent teeth over implants.  The differences may surprise you. Permanent Teeth over Implants — What’s the Difference It’s…

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Flossing is Not a Part Time Activity – Calgary, Alberta

A recent comedy skit entitled “Flossing:  There will be Blood” was a reference to people who floss only two days before their dental visit.  The joke was “your dentist always knows!”.  The unfortunate truth is that when flossing produces blood, that is not a comedy. Why Flossing is so Important Flossing is the best way…

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Preventive Care – This Fall – Calgary, Alberta

Yes, it’s going to be fall soon.  The time we get clean our windows, draperies, carpets and ready our yards for winter.  But, what about getting our teeth ready for all the foods and beverages we’re about to eat?  It’s called preventive care and you can think of it as fall approaches for your teeth.…

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Experience Dental Independence – Calgary, Alberta

Summer is the time for fun with friends and family.  Feeling free just goes along with the whole experience.  Imagine having your dental independence from dental problems that prevent you from smiling? Freedom with Advanced Dentistry At White Oak Family Dental, the practice of advanced cosmetic and sedation dentistry eliminates a host of dental problems…

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The Importance of Toothpaste – Calgary, Alberta

As more and more brands of toothpaste hit the shelves in stores, people find themselves wondering which toothpaste is best and what benefit a certain brand will bring.  To simplify the choices, we will discuss the most common elements in all toothpaste and what they mean to you. The Basic Job of Toothpaste Toothpaste is…

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Missing Teeth – Calgary, Alberta

Missing Teeth It may be fun around Halloween and carving up the pumpkin.  Part of the pumpkin carving tradition is to carve triangular eyes and missing teeth.  Missing teeth sure is fun on a pumpkin, but in real life missing teeth are no laughing matter. Complications of Missing Teeth In addition to the cosmetic effect…

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Dealing with Dry Mouth Syndrome – Calgary, Alberta

Dry Mouth Syndrome Rather than a disease itself, dry mouth syndrome usually caused by disease or medications used to treat disease. Symptoms of Dry Mouth Syndrome The most common causes of dry mouth syndrome can be medications prescribed for the treatment of disease.  If you are taking medications for blood pressure, diabetes, antihistamines, anti-inflammatory, or…

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Permanent Implant Teeth – Calgary, Alberta

It’s 2021 and you’ve reached a point in your life where you find yourself tired of living with tooth loss or ill-fitting dentures.  Dental bridges or adhesive dentures are not convenient for your lifestyle, and you’ve decided it’s time to get a grip on better tooth replacement.  Now is the time you need permanent implant…

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Tips to Keep a Healthy Summer Smile – Calgary, Alberta

Summer cookouts introduce sweets to the teeth.  With BBQ sauces, sweetened refreshments, and the oh-so-loved ice cream, we need to be more diligent about keeping a healthy summer smile. Summer Treats for Summer Smiles When you bite into that scoop of ice cream, it may send chills of delight to your brain, but if chills…

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Comfort Dentistry in Calgary – Calgary, Alberta

Comfort Dentistry in Calgary You probably never thought you’d hear the words “comfort” and “dentistry” in the same sentence, but it does exist. White Oak Family Dental in Calgary offers sedation to make your dental experience truly comfort dentistry. Comfort Dentistry in Pill Form With modern sedation dentistry, no intravenous is necessary.  Comfort dentistry eliminates…

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Dental Implants? A Solution – Calgary, Alberta

The Dental Implant Solution Finding the right solution is always the best way to solve a problem.  People with oral health problems that have resulted in loose or missing teeth should look to the dental implant solution for permanent and secure tooth replacement. The Need for The Dental Implant Solution Whether you need a single…

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Seasonal Dental Pain – Calgary, Alberta

Seasonal Tooth Pain It’s the time of year when many of us experience seasonal tooth pain.  What is seasonal tooth pain?  It’s when Spring and Summer flowers and weeds fill the air with irritants that affect the body and teeth.  As sinuses swell, additional pressure is put upon the sensitive root system of the teeth…

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Dental Care and Heart Disease – Calgary, Alberta

Dental Care and Heart Disease If you have heart disease or have had a stroke it is imperative to inform your oral health care provider of your condition. Heart Disease If you are a patient with heart disease, you are most likely prescribed anticoagulant medications. If you are taking these types of medications, it is…

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Caring for Your Teeth and Mouth – Calgary, Alberta

Caring for Your Teeth and Mouth Caring for your teeth and mouth are one and the same for optimum oral health. Keeping care simple but keeping it steady guarantees having optimum health for your teeth and mouth for life! Basic Care for Teeth and Mouth It’s never too late to begin dedicated basic care for…

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Getting to the Roots of the Problem at White Oak Family Dental – Calgary, Alberta

Root Causes The roots of our teeth can be visible when our gums recede.  This can be caused by improper or rigorous brushing or gum disease.  Roots can also become decayed when cavities form on the roots of our teeth.  In most cases, exposed roots are more common in older adults. Cavities in Roots are…

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Your confident smile starts here at White Oak Family Dental – Calgary, Alberta

Your confident smile starts here at White Oak Family Dental The Invisalign difference begins with us getting the smile you love shouldn’t be awkward and we make it easy.  With Invisalign you get the results you want, in as little as 6 months! Did you know, Invisalign feels better than traditional braces?  More comfort and…

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A Word to the Wise from White Oak Dental – Calgary, Alberta

A Word to the Wise Your mouth goes through many changes in your lifetime. One major dental milestone that usually takes place between the ages of 17 and 21 is the appearance of your third molars. Historically, these teeth have been called wisdom teeth because they come through at a more mature age. When they…

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White Oak Family Dental offers Sedation Dentistry

Dental Pain Elimination It’s very interesting how the mind works.  Most people have a fear of dental pain during treatment, but the anticipation of the pain is much worse than the reality.  Times have changed.  No need to fear dental work again!  Sedation dentistry is your dental pain elimination. Dental Pain Phobia Phobia is explained…

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Worn-out Toothbrush Bristles – White Oak Family Dental – Calgary, Alberta

Worn-out Toothbrush Bristles When you first use a new toothbrush, you can instantly feel the value of its bristles.  They hold their shape against your teeth and feel good when brushing.  Overtime however, the bristles of the brush break down over wear and tear and soon, without notice, you have a flattened bristle that is…

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The Benefits of Dental Implants – White Oak Dental is here to Help!

If you’re considering your options for tooth replacement for loose or missing teeth, think about dental implants and the benefits of permanent tooth replacement. Dental Implants vs. Alternatives There is no alternative that matches a natural tooth in perfect fit, stability and strength with the look and feel of a natural teeth like that of…

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Tooth Tartar Threatens Teeth – White Oak Dental can Help!

Now that the holidays are over it is important to think about how all that holiday eating has affected your teeth and the impact of tartar.  What causes tartar?  Bacteria building particles, left untreated, create plaque that eventually turns to hardened tooth tartar.  Tartar is difficult to remove and can lead to gum disease.  That…

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A New Year’s Resolution – Don’t Bite Off more than You Can Chew

Everyone tries to make a life changing New Year’s resolution.  The problem is that many of these “New Year’s Resolutions” are hard to keep.  In the beginning of the new year, many people approach their new year’s resolution with great gusto, but their enthusiasm wanes as they discover they may have bitten off more than…

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White Oak Family Dental, Calgary Canada

You should brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Choose a soft-bristled brush that fits your mouth and place the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums. Gently move the brush back and forth in short, tooth-wide strokes. Brush the outer surfaces, the inner surfaces, and the chewing surfaces…

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