Preventative Care: Why it’s so important

Preventative Care: Why it’s so important

Many studies have linked the state of your oral health to the state of your overall health. Having a good oral health routine and getting regular checkups aren't just good to do, they could save your life. Teaching your kids a thorough, comprehensive oral health...

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Keeping You Safe During COVID-19

Keeping You Safe During COVID-19

Smith and van Lierop Dentistry is happy to announce that as of May 4th, we are once again open for clinical appointments (fillings, crowns, implants, extractions, etc.). Please contact us to book your appointment. If you had an appointment scheduled during the...

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How to choose an effective toothpaste

How to choose an effective toothpaste

The dental hygiene aisles in shops carry a variety of products. There are over 40 brands of toothpaste available in the market, and each offers a different dental solution to the next. Do all these products have the same results on teeth? And how can you know which...

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Myths about Root Canal Treatment

Myths about Root Canal Treatment

What is a Root Canal? It is a term that is used to define the cavity at the centre of a tooth. Common reasons to get root canal treatment are when the inside of the tooth gets infected, broken tooth or a slowly dying nerve. The presence of nerves within our teeth...

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Tooth enamel is super cool!

Tooth enamel is super cool!

What is both as brittle as glass, and the hardest material in your body? Your tooth enamel! Each time you bite, it handles the equivalent of 80 kilograms of pressure. Think about how often you've bitten down during your lifetime - isn't that crazy? The tooth enamel is...

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Are you brushing properly?

Are you brushing properly?

It’s pretty common knowledge that one of the most important ways to maintain good oral hygiene is to brush your teeth twice a day. However, many people brush their teeth incorrectly without even realizing it. This can not only allow plaque and bacteria to build up and...

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Do I need a fluoride treatment?

Do I need a fluoride treatment?

Fluoride is a nutrient that is necessary to help patients develop and maintain strong, healthy smiles for life. When it comes to kids who are still learning to care for their smiles, patients who struggle with chronic tooth decay, sensitive teeth, oral or topical...

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