Our Calgary Dentist Discusses Dental Implants.

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Are you self-conscious about missing one or more teeth? Are missing teeth making it difficult for you to eat, speak, laugh or smile? Are your dentures uncomfortable?  Do you need a bridge but are hesitant to remove the adjacent tooth structure to accommodate it?  If you have answered yes to any one of these questions, […]

Our Calgary Dentist Explains Your Dental Insurance.

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Co-payments, deductibles, pre-determinations, insurance benefits limits … what does this all mean? Although your dental insurance benefits can offer you significant savings, your dental insurance policy can also be difficult to understand.  In today’s dental blog, our Calgary dentist explains some of the more common terms used in a dental insurance policy and how they […]

Quick Facts About Teething From Our Calgary Dentist.

As a parent, watching your baby grow and develop is exciting and joyful and goes by much by too quickly.  As a Calgary dentist, one of the questions Dr. Dirk Thompson is most often asked about babies relates to the development of their teeth, including questions about how to know when a baby is teething, […]

Our Calgary Dentist Gets the Facts on Sugar and Your Dental Health.

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How many times have you been told by your Calgary dentist that sugar is bad for your dental health?  Undoubtedly, more times that you can count.  But have you ever wondered how much sugar certain types of foods and beverages actually contain, and what the daily recommended sugar intake is for men and women?  Our […]

Our Calgary Dentist Explains Dental Veneers.

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It’s no surprise that one of the questions our Calgary dentist is asked most frequently relates to how patients can improve the aesthetics of their smile.  Depending upon the patient and their treatment goals and concerns, there are many options available, including orthodontic treatment, dental crowns, dental implants and teeth whitening.  Another great option for […]

Tips From Our Calgary Dentist For Summer Dental Health.

It’s been a long year and summer has finally arrived along with all the fun things that come with it.  While we all enjoy the wonderful things that summer brings, our Calgary dentist reminds you to not forget to help your kids stick with their home dental care routine.  Keeping your child’s smile healthy, happy […]

Is Dental Tourism A Good Idea? Our Calgary Dentist Provides Some Food For Thought.

By now you have probably heard of one of your family members, friends or work colleagues talk about having dental work completed in a foreign jurisdiction in what is sometimes referred to as “dental tourism”.  If you are wondering whether you should forego your usual visit with your Calgary dentist in favour of having dental work […]

What in the World Are Tori? Our Calgary Dentist Explains.

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Every so often a patient will present at our Calgary dentist office and be quite alarmed that they have discovered what appears to be a large growth or growths on their lower or upper jaw.  Sometimes patients report that they have just discovered the lump, while others report that they have noticed that this lump […]

Do I Need Dental X-Rays Annually At My Calgary Dentist Office?

The use of various forms of x-rays by your Calgary dentist office is an extremely valuable tool to be able to diagnose and treat various dental issues, including tooth decay (cavities), abscesses, impacted wisdom teeth and bone loss. There are several types of dental x-rays that your dentist in Calgary or dental hygienist may recommend […]



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