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Read up on our latest blog posts about brushing, flossing, dentures, electric toothbrushes, and other tips on dental care. Forest Lawn Dental Centre, in Calgary, offers a wealth of information to help you and your family maintain healthy and beautiful smiles.


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  • Close up of woman holding retainer with two fingers
    18/08/2017
    How Long Do You Need to Wear Your Retainer?

    Getting your braces removed may leave you smiling in relief, but unfortunately, your newly straightened teeth are likely to fall out of alignment unless you wear a retainer. As the name suggests, retainers are intended to retain the shape of newly straightened teeth. They can be fixed or removable, and it’s probable that your Calgary dentist will recommend you keep wearing yours for at least a year.

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  • Close up of woman’s mouth and dentist looking in with mirror
    04/08/2017
    How to Whiten Just One Tooth

    Is a solitary tainted tooth getting you down? Whether it’s an injury or an abscess within the root that causes it, a lone darkened tooth can be a blemish upon an otherwise perfect smile. Rest assured, the solitary discolouration can be eradicated with cosmetic dentistry.

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  • Woman at dentist getting teeth whitening
    21/07/2017
    Can You Get Teeth Whitening with a Permanent Retainer?

    A permanent retainer is a dental appliance which some people wear after having their braces removed. Permanent retainers are applied by a dentist in Calgary to the inside surface of the teeth in order to keep the teeth from shifting. Many people wonder if it's possible to get a professional teeth whitening in while wearing this retainer.

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  • Young man sitting in dentist chair with dentist clipping on napkin
    07/07/2017
    Qualifications Required to Administer IV Sedation

    Neglecting your dental care can lead to serious problems with your oral health. If you experience intense dental fear or require extensive dental procedures, IV or intravenous sedation may be an option that is both comfortable and practical.

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  • Woman smiling with beautiful teeth
    27/06/2017
    ​How Cosmetic Dentistry Offers More Than Just Cosmetic Benefits

    People often assume that cosmetic dentistry in Calgary is solely about improving the aesthetic appeal of a smile; in other words, that it's all about the cosmetic benefits. The truth is, however, that many procedures at Forest Lawn Dental Centre which would fall under the cosmetic dentistry umbrella have numerous benefits for dental and oral health as well. Veneers, dentures, dental implants, braces, teeth whitening - all of these are often considered cosmetic, but offer much more than just a pretty smile.

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  • Young woman sleeping on plane
    21/06/2017
    Your Teeth and Flying

    Though not often talked about, tooth pain is actually quite a common occurrence while flying. As if flying isn't already stressful enough! At Forest Lawn Dental Centre, we have an experienced dentist in Calgary, who understands the unique stresses that flying can put on your teeth, as well as what can be done to prevent dental pain while flying or to deal with it once you have landed.

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  • Older woman smiling wearing dentures
    21/04/2017
    How to Care for Dentures

    If you are missing teeth, it is likely that you have partial or complete dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of your natural teeth are missing, which is the case for 1 in 15 Canadian adults under 80, while partial dentures, or bridges, are used when you are missing one to a few teeth. Both types of dentures however do need special care.

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  • Older man holding jaw in pain
    07/04/2017
    Why You Should See a Walk-In Dentist When You Have Facial Swelling

    Facial swelling, an area of localized redness and pain, can occur for many different reasons. It may be the result of an injury, a scratch, a sting, a bite, or for no apparent reason. However, one of the most common reasons for facial swelling is the development of an infected tooth with a dental abscess, and a dental abscess is something that needs to be looked at right away at a walk-in dentist in Calgary such as Forest Lawn Dental Centre.

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  • Child in dental chair with dentist
    30/03/2017
    What Types of Sedation Dentistry Are Available for My Child?

    It is not uncommon for children to experience anxiety when they need to visit the dentist, and to have a difficult time sitting still and relaxing for long enough to have their teeth cleaned or to receive treatment. At Forest Lawn Dental Centre we want to ensure that dental visits are not unnecessarily stressful for our younger patients, which is why we offer sedation, including IV sedation, in Calgary.

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  • 10/03/2017
    Six Useful Tips for More Affordable Dentistry

    Taking care of your dental health is just as important as taking care of your overall health. Unfortunately, many people have problems securing affordable dental care for themselves and their families. Forest Lawn Dental Centre, an affordable dentist in Calgary, has put together some useful tips that you can use for more affordable dentistry if you don't have insurance or if your insurance is sometimes not enough to cover the whole cost.

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  • Smiling woman with orthodontics
    17/08/2016
    Brace Yourselves for the Benefits of Orthodontics
    Celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Tom Cruise both once got behind the wonders of orthodontics. Although Angelina wore braces as a child, Tom got his at age 40! Like so many other people, these celebrities used orthodontics to improve their overall health and appearance. Braces and other orthodontic appliances may boost your confidence and protect your teeth. The long-term benefits of orthodontics can outweigh the short-term cons. Dr. Sandhu provides an affordable option for braces at Forest Lawn Dental Centre in SE Calgary. He cites three main advantages to receiving orthodontic treatment that improve your smile and your quality of life.
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  • 19/07/2016
    Manual vs. Electrical Toothbrushes

    Many people assume electric toothbrushes are more effective at cleaning your teeth. However, dentists agree the most important feature of a toothbrush is how you use it. As long as you brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes twice a day, a manual toothbrush is likely to do just as much good as an electric one.

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  • 19/07/2016
    The Oral-Cardiac Connection: Gum Disease & Heart Disease
    Although there is no solid evidence that poor oral health causes heart disease, there is enough of a connection that the Canadian Dental Association encourages good hygiene for better heart health.
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  • 19/07/2016
    What Is Gingivitis, and How Do I Treat It?

     Most of us are familiar with cavities – at least 90% of the population has had one. Similarly, gingivitis and gum inflammation is an oral ailment seen frequently in adults. But while most people know that brushing your teeth and avoiding sugar keeps teeth from rotting, how to treat gingivitis and gum disease is more of a mystery.

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  • 19/07/2016
    Age: A Nemesis to Your Teeth
    Sorry if this bursts your bubble, but there is no magic elixir or fountain of youth for your teeth. If this newsflash ruins your day, we apologize. The good news, however, is that by understanding how teeth change with age, you can better take care of them. It is possible to keep your teeth healthy and vibrant even as you progress through adulthood and the elderly stages of life.
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  • 19/07/2016
    Say Hello to Your Tongue and Say Goodbye to Unwanted Odors
    The tongue is a truly fascinating muscle. It allows us to speak, helps in the digestion process, and makes kissing much more fun. But what is the tongue, how does it work, and how do we properly take care of it?
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  • 19/07/2016
    Top 4 Reasons to Wear a Mouth Guard
    It used to be a badge of honour among hockey players if they could smile and reveal several missing teeth. These gap-toothed smiles were intended as a sure sign of time spent on the ice. But hockey’s toothless era appears to have passed, thanks to the rise of the mouth guard.
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  • 19/07/2016
    The Truth about Fluoride and Your Teeth
    Your dentist uses fluoride for your regular cleanings, and you may see fluoride touted in large letters on the side of your toothpaste. Your city might even put fluoride in your water. You see and hear about this chemical everywhere, but do you know what it does?
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  • 19/07/2016
    Tips to Become Peck-Perfect for Your Next Kiss
    It’s the end of the night, and the date’s gone well. You knew your miniature golf skills would pay off one day, and they finally did – big time – when you got that hole-in-one and won the prize your date had been eyeing.
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  • 19/07/2016
    What Are TMDs and What Can You Do about Them?
    You hear about it. You think about it. You try to prevent it, but it keeps on happening. When you find yourself stressed, it can manifest in your body in all sorts of ways. Some people get a stomach ache, some develop heartburn, and others perspire. Many people, however, clench their jaws. While it might seem harmless at the time, overusing your jaw can damage your temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
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  • 19/07/2016
    Chew, Speak, Smile…Diagnose?
    When we think about the different systems in our body, we tend to keep them separate. Instead of viewing the body as an intricate, interconnected unit, we categorize parts into skeletal, muscular, immune, cardiovascular, digestive, and other systems. This makes our anatomy easier to understand, but it can oversimplify your body’s inner workings.
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  • 19/07/2016
    Have You been Considering Porcelain Veneers, Calgary?
    A growing number of people are choosing porcelain veneers to give themselves a boost of confidence. Chips, stains, or gaps between teeth don’t have to mean an end to your smile. Porcelain veneers can look very natural and help to remove flaws that hinder your smile.
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