Composite fillings- what to expect

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Cosmetic Dentistry |

Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits are essential for preventing cavities from forming. However, despite a patient’s best efforts, sometimes decay will form. Once decay has formed, it is necessary to treat the cavity before it worsens. If left untreated, the decay will eventually cause extensive damage to the tooth, and potentially cause the root to be infected. The good news is that if the cavity is caught early, your dentist can...

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Oral cancer screening in Richmond, BC

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in General Dentistry |

Every year, thousands of Canadians are diagnosed with some form of oral cancer. While certain lifestyle factors, such as smoking or excessive alcohol use can increase a person’s odds of developing oral cancer, unfortunately anyone can be diagnosed with oral cancer. The good news is that, when caught in its early stages, there is a good chance that oral cancer can be treated. For this reason, at every cleaning and exam appointment our dentist...

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Orthodontics in Richmond

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Orthodontics |

When you think of orthodontics, an image of a teenager sporting metal braces may come to mind. In reality patients of all ages can benefit from orthodontics. In fact, it’s recommended that a child come in for their first orthodontic consultation by the age of seven. It’s often less complicated to treated misalignment issues at a younger age, but many adults are successfully treated with orthodontics. . Orthodontics is devoted to creating...

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The benefit of regular dental visits | Dr. Robert Oliveros, General dentist in Richmond

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Dentist in Richmond, General Dentistry |

You may heard that it’s important to visit your dentist about twice a year, or once every six years, to maintain good oral health. Some dentists will advocate for more or less frequent visits, depending on your current dental health. Perhaps you’ve been tempted to skip a visit or two, either due to financial or time constraints. But just how harmful is it to miss those cleanings? We would like to encourage all of our patients to maintain...

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Dental restorations for missing teeth | Bridges, dental implants and dentures in Richmond

Posted by on Jul 4, 2017 in Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry |

If you are missing one or more teeth, it can affect your smile in more than an aesthetic way. The remaining healthy teeth can shift out of place in the absence of the lost tooth/ teeth. The jaw can permanently shrink. Fortunately, there are many treatment options available to replace lost teeth. If only one tooth is missing, your dentist will likely suggest a dental implant. A dental implant consists of a tiny titanium screw which is anchored...

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