How To Choose a Great Dentist

Yes, dentists, like doctors and lawyers and anyone else working in the public arena, can be corrupt or unscrupulous. The stories about dangerous dentists can be concerning and do nothing to help people overcome their fear of the dentist. So what should you look for in a dentist? How do you avoid dangerous dentists and find a professional...

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The Surprising Dangers Caused by Missing Teeth

  Having a missing tooth can cause you to feel self-conscious and may result in a loss of self esteem. But while having a missing tooth might not be pretty, there are other dangers that come with missing teeth, some of which may result in deeper health concerns. The Bacteria Breeding Ground Thanks to mouthwash and toothpaste...

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Do I Need to Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

For decades, wisdom teeth removal has been common practice and a sort of right of passage for young adults and youth. But do you really need to get your wisdom teeth extracted? Wisdom teeth are your third molars at the very back of your mouth and they typically appear and begin “growing in” in a person’s late teens or...

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A Great Smile for Christmas

You dread being in front of the camera, and at no point during the year is this more obvious than at Christmas. The family gathers around for a group photo and your niece gets ready to take the shot. Just as you are expecting the flash to go off, she lowers the camera and says, “Would it kill you to smile?”. You blush a little...

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3 of the Worst Drinks for Staining Teeth

  Generally speaking, white teeth are healthy teeth. That’s why the look of sparkling white teeth is considered attractive. That said, just because teeth are stained does not make them unhealthy either. There are plenty of items out there that can stain your teeth. Luckily, thanks to sophisticated teeth whitening practices...

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What To Do About Receding Gums?

Receding gums, or gingival recession, is what happens when gum tissue starts to erode or withdraw. This is typically one of the major initial signs of gum disease and receding gums are quite common. However, unless the case is very severe, many sufferers do not realize they are experiencing gum recession as the process happens very gradually,...

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What is a Dental Crown?

At Honce Dental Centre, one of the many things that we pride ourselves on is communication. We like to take the time to answer patient questions, communicate with them on their oral health and, if necessary, educate patients on the treatments available for their specific condition at our Kelowna dental clinic. One question that consistently...

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Why is my Jaw Clicking?

If your jaw is clicking or popping, it is possible that there is an issue with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), or the muscles that interact with the joint. A dysfunction with or affecting your TMJ is known as a TMD - these are terms you will find floating around online or in dental offices.  Jaw clicking is one of the most common...

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How Does a Dental Filling Work?

Treating cavities or dental caries is one of the core treatments of dentistry. Cavities are treated with dental fillings. Not all cavities, particularly those that have not made it through to the dentin, require a filling, but many do. A cavity is a decaying of the tooth, so a dental filling is designed to build the tooth back to optimal...

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