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How Important Is Mouthwash?

Most people know the three keys to maintaining optimal oral health: brushing, flossing and regular check ups at Courtenay Dental Health and Implant Centre. So what about Mouthwash? Most drug stores have a large selection of mouthwashes available, but how beneficial...

5 Reasons To Choose Dental Implants

Whether you are missing one tooth or many, dental implants are a durable, maintainable, and natural-looking solution to help you improve your smile. Have you been wondering what your options are for missing teeth? Your dental professional may recommend dental implants...

How Do I Take Care Of My New Crowns?

At Courtenay Dental Health and Implant Centre, we often get asked about dental crowns. Taking care of new dental crowns is easy, as long as you know what to do. With this in mind, we have written this easy guide to help you keep your new crowns looking as bright as...

4 Questions about TMD/TMJ

1. What is it? TMD/TMJ is a group of issues that trigger jaw discomfort.  The proper term for TMD/TMJ is Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction or Temporomandibular Disorder. It is caused by multiple factors but the overwhelming symptom is a pain in the jaw and the...

The Benefits of Cosmetic Dental Treatments

If you have decayed or gap teeth, you have at least once felt inconvenient and embarrassed by it. With the innovations offered by cosmetic dental treatments, you could get your teeth and your life back too. Some of these dental treatments can give you the appearance...

My Denture is loose, What can I do?

Poor fitting dentures are a very common complaint of denture wearers. But why does this happen? When we lose all our teeth in one or both of our jaws, the “alveolar process” (aka “Jaw bone”) has minimal reason to “exist” so it starts to atrophy, i.e. shrink! Without...

My dentist told me I needed a crown

What’s the difference between a crown and a filling? When a tooth has decay, but there is still a good amount of healthy tooth structure remaining a filling can be used to replace the missing structure. However, when a tooth is so broken down a filling will not be...

Gum Recession? So what?

Gum recession is a very common finding in most of us. There are some facts though that you may not be aware of: Gum recession is usually accompanied by bone loss. Basically you are losing support around your teeth but you only perceive it as “gum recession”....

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