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Dental Photography: Is Your Dentist Using It?

At Peak Dental Arts Patient Education is one of our top priorities. In order to help us achieve this, we rely heavily on dental photography. This doesn't mean your typical dental X-rays, which are crucial in helping us diagnose dental disease, but rather high def photos taken with our DSLR. We believe in it so strongly that we do it free of charge for every single patient that walks through...

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What You Should Know About Teeth Whitening

Everyone wants a more beautiful smile with whiter and brighter teeth. That’s why teeth whitening has become so popular. If you are considering teeth whitening in North Vancouver, here are some important things you should know: Why teeth become discoloured The colour of your teeth is determined from birth by genetics. Therefore, your teeth cannot be whitened beyond their original colour. However, there are many factors that may cause teeth to become...

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Bridge vs. Dental Implants

What are my options to replace a missing tooth? Are you missing a tooth and looking to replace it, but the amount of options are overwhelming? Techniques in dentistry are constantly evolving, giving more options to the patient, but this can also be quite confusing. 50 years ago, if you were to lose a tooth, your options would be limited to a bridge or dentures. However, today you are able to have...

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4 Ways Coffee Affects Your Teeth

Coffee. Most of us live and die by the bean. But what is it doing to our oral health? 1. STAIN The Problem: Coffee causes yellow teeth and this is, without a doubt, the most common concern among coffee drinkers. Although the outer layer of a tooth feels smooth, when magnified they are filled with an array of pits and crevasses. These pits will trap many types of molecules, including color-inducing...

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Tips for flossing effectively

It was all over the news… and everyone rejoiced. Remember that day? The day that a report was released saying there is no benefit to flossing your teeth? I vividly remember that day, because I opened up my Facebook and I had a ton of messages linking me to that article. But, don’t throw away your waxy thread just yet! Weak evidence for flossing doesn’t necessarily mean that flossing is ineffective. It...

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Why are check-ups so important?!

What happens at a dental check-up and why are they so important?! If I brush twice a day and I don’t feel any pain right now, then why do I have to go get a professional check-up and cleaning? What many people don’t realize is that a healthy mouth is a large part of keeping a healthy body. Our mouths are the gateway to the rest of our body, so our...