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Does Getting Your Teeth Cleaned Hurt- Myth or Fact

Posted Jul 10th, 2022

You do not have to clean all your teeth, just the ones you want to keep! Good oral health is the epitome of great overall health. You know, as they say, you are what you eat- they are not entirely wrong. The particles from the food and beverages you eat can linger in your mouth, welcoming bacteria and oral health problems unless properly “flushed out” or cleaned. Even if you maintain good dental hygiene, professional dental cleaning is inevitable.

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What age can you get braces?

Posted Jun 24th, 2022

If you are a parent or an elder sibling, the crooked smile of the young ones with maligned dentition might concern you. Even though you know they need dental attention, you may wonder how old do you start braces. At Kanaka Creek Family Dental, most of the orthodontic cases we get are braces for kids or adults and Invisalign in Maple Ridge.

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Botox® for Clenching and Grinding – The help you need!

Posted May 12th, 2022 in Dental Health Tips

Most people are habitual of daytime or nighttime involuntary teeth grinding and clenching called bruxism. What makes things even worse is that you would not even know that you have the habit of clenching and grinding unless someone tells you or a dentist diagnoses you. Botox can help with clenching along with Nightguard.

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How to Manage Bleeding Gums at Home?

Posted May 11th, 2021

Healthy, pink gums not only indicate good oral health but also enhance your smile and facial esthetics. However, if your gums bleed when you brush your teeth or eat anything, it could indicate an underlying dental problem. 

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Do root canals hurt?

Do root canals hurt?

Posted Feb 16th, 2021 in Dental Health Tips

Kanaka Creek Family Dental uses new technology to make root canals more predictable such as higher magnification, rotary instruments and CBCT X-rays in Maple ridge.  Just hearing the words root canal can strike fear in many patients. Fear of the unknown can be a strong force. Our dentist in maple ridge are here for you to not only explain the procedure but ensure it goes smoothly. Root canals is a dental procedure where unhealthy tissue is removed through careful cleaning and disinfection a...

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Four New Year’s Resolution from your family dentist in Maple Ridge BC

Posted Jan 3rd, 2021 in Dental Health Tips

The team at Kanaka Creek Family Dental wants you to have your best year yet. With 2020 now behind us it's time to make the most of 2021. As we begin our journey to get back into a normal routine, here are 4 important resolutions for the new year.

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How do dental benefits work?

Posted Dec 4th, 2020

Dental benefits are generally provided by your employer or purchased separately by self employed individuals. When it comes to the world of insurance companies, there can be endless questions left unanswered by your benefit provider. At Kanaka Creek Family Dental let our expertly trained staff help you navigate the confusion. We direct bill to your insurance company and also call ahead to get a full break down of the benefit coverage. Feel free to call your local maple ridge dentist at Kanak...

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Importance of Regular Dental Checkups

Posted Nov 10th, 2020 in Dental Health Tips

Regular dental checkups are an essential part of maintaining good oral health and preventing tooth decay. A dental checkup consists of two parts, an examination and a cleaning. Maple Ridge dentist Kanaka Creek Family Dental will perform thorough check up and cleaning

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Covid-19 and Dentistry

Covid-19 and Dentistry

Posted Apr 3rd, 2020 in News

COVID-19 and Emergency Dental Treatment in Maple Ridge

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The 5 things you do not know about silver fillings (Amalgam Restorations)

The 5 things you do not know about silver fillings (Amalgam Restorations)

Posted Jul 3rd, 2019 in Dental Health Tips

The 5 things you do not know about silver fillings (Amalgam Restorations)

  1. They are still one of the m...

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