Regular appointments with your dentist requires a trusting relationship.

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If you don’t have a dentist or haven’t visited a dentist in some years, we understand there might be hesitation or anxiety about booking an appointment with us. Regular checkups are the only way to prevent disease, decay, and infection from having a detrimental, costly, and potentially life-threatening effect on your oral health. We want to explore some common ideas about dentistry to help dispel anxiety and misinformation to work together towards happy, healthy smiles. 

Learning to trust your dentist is a critical part of your overall health.

Overcoming dental anxiety can be very difficult, but we are here to help. Your dental team at Acadia prioritizes your dental health and your comfort. If you feel uncomfortable during your appointment, we are ready to answer your questions. We want you to know that many people face dental anxiety and uncertainty about bi-annual or even annual cleanings. 

“My teeth seem healthy, so I don’t need to see the dentist.” 

We have heard this one several times, but we always want to remind people that even the most diligent brushers and flossers cannot prevent tartar buildup in hard-to-reach areas. Tartar is the extremely hard and acidic build-up that is caused by plaque. It only takes 72 hours for plaque to harden into this tartar, which can only be removed by your dental hygienist. 

In truth, the irregularity and infrequency of dental checkups are causing significant problems for both dental professionals and patients alike. Infrequent visits can increase the number of expensive interventions your dentist may need to perform to remedy damage or decay, turning what should have been a routine procedure into a costly and invasive intervention.

Your dental hygienist isn’t damaging your teeth when they clean your teeth.

While we understand just how overwhelming or intrusive the scraping of teeth can seem, it is necessary to remove stubborn tartar buildup, which can sit in difficult to access spots, such as your gum line and in between your teeth. Your hygienist is an expert in knowing the difference between precious enamel and pesky tartar. 

How often should you visit your dentist? 

Both adults and children need to visit the dentist regularly. While some patients have medical conditions which require them to visit more often, we recommend most patients visit us for bi-annual cleanings and an annual checkup. 

If you are prescribed a new medication or condition that your dentist should be aware of, schedule a checkup to talk over a treatment plan with your dental team. In addition, if you experience any new and persistent symptoms, visit us right away. 

Schedule a dental appointment right away if you experience: 

  • Persistent toothache 
  • Dental trauma such as cracked, chipped, or broken tooth or filling
  • Persistent bleeding gums
  • Any sores which don’t seem to heal
  • A new white or red patch inside of your mouth
  • Teeth that become noticeably loose
  • A growth or lump inside your mouth
  • Oral pain
  • Tooth sensitivity 

Saskatoon, we are here to keep you healthy and happy. 

We are here to help you through every stage of your oral health, whether you are a toddler, senior, or anyone in between. We want to build a relationship of trust and care with our clients so they can develop healthy relationships with their oral health. If you’ve been avoiding, procrastinating, or denying yourself dental care, speak to us today––we are here to help you. 

Can I choose invisalign instead of traditional braces?


What are invisible aligners ? 

Invisible aligners such as Invisalign are an alternative to metal braces for anyone who is interested in straightening their smile. They consist of a set of transparent and removable moulds that work to correct the alignment of teeth gradually over time. While they may not replace the effectiveness of metal braces for severely crooked teeth, for minor misalignments they provide a suitable solution with many benefits. 

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What happens to oral health when dietary sugar is reduced?


The effect of sugar on your oral health 

The human mouth is host to a variety of bacteria, whose populations fluctuate based largely on your diet and oral health care habits. The key to optimal oral health is maintaining a healthy balance of these bacteria. When you expose your teeth and gums to sugary food and drinks, you are essentially feeding the bacteria that contribute to oral health issues such as bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease. You’ve probably heard your dentist tell you time and time again that sugar is bad for your oral health, but have you ever wondered what happens when sugar is reduced or removed from the equation? Keep reading to find out the four ways your oral health improves without exposure to sugar.

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3 Ways You Can Whiten Your Teeth

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Very few things are more attractive than a sparkling, white smile. Beautiful teeth can brighten up a face and make someone noticeable from across a room. However, not all of us were born with sparkling, white chompers. This doesn’t mean that everyone can’t have pearly whites. There are a number of ways that a person can improve the colour of their teeth. This can help the person feel attractive and confident wherever they go.


Get Them Bleached

One of the most common techniques that people will use to whiten their teeth is bleach. Although many people are familiar with bleaching their clothes or their carpet, teeth can be bleached as well. However, this is not the same bleach that a person would find in their laundry room. This type of bleach changes the natural colour of the teeth by removing surface and in-depth stains or altering the more yellow dentin layer of the tooth under the enamel layer that on some people can be quite translucent. For a person to get their teeth bleached, it is recommended that they go to a dentist or some form of oral expert.


Use a Whitening Toothpaste or Strips

Another common tool that people will often use is tooth whitening products. These products include tools like whitening toothpaste and whitening strips. Although these may take a little bit longer than bleaching, they are still quite effective. These products are also more affordable than teeth bleaching, making them a better option for people on a budget.


Avoid Food That Can Stain Your Teeth

Good food and drinks are some of life’s greatest pleasures. However, many of our favourite foods and drinks can have a serious effect on the colour of our teeth. Sugary sweets, coffee, and even wine can all turn pearly whites into yellow chompers. This doesn’t mean that people have to cut them out completely; they should just eat and drink them in moderation.

There are a number of ways that a person can get their teeth whitened. A few examples are getting their teeth bleached, using a whitening toothpaste or strips and avoiding food that can stain teeth. However, these are not the only ways that a person can whiten their teeth. Don’t forget to do some research on all of the teeth whitening options that a person can utilize.

For more information about the different ways, you can whiten your teeth, be sure to contact the dental experts at Acadia Dental at the Centre Mall.

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