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News & Updates

The Carrington Dental team want to keep you informed! Stay up-to-date with news about our West Kelowna office, and get tips and ideas for your oral health.

What is puberty gingivitis?

Puberty gingivitis is a preventable form of gingivitis that can develop in children during their puberty. Here, our  West Kelowna dental team explains what causes this condition and how to prevent it.

What are the parts of a dental implant?

Dental implants are a permanent way to replace missing teeth. In this blog, our West Kelowna dentists talk about the main components of a dental implant to help you better understand this procedure and tooth replacement option.

When to Start Brushing Your Baby's Teeth

Baby teeth are critical to a child's oral development and overall health. Today, our West Kelowna dentists share the reasons why it's important to care for your child's baby teeth and when you should start brushing them.

Dental Implants Healing Time

The surgery for placing dental implants is similar to every other form of surgery, so there will be a recovery period. Once your dental implants have been applied, your recovery time will be fairly short. Our West Kelowna dentists explain more here.

What is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a general dentist?

Pediatric dentists specialize in caring for children's (infants to teens) oral health. In this blog, our West Kelowna dentists explain to you the differences between pediatric dentists and general dentists.

How long do dental implants last?

The primary goal of dental implants is to permanently replace missing teeth. Today, our West Kelowna dentists explain how long dental implants actually last and the factors that affect their longevity. 

How To Teach Oral Hygiene To Kids

for kids begin when they are still babies. Here, our West Kelowna dentists share the reasons why it's important to teach children these habits early and to always reinforce them.

Do dental implants feel like natural teeth?

Dental implants have a natural-looking appearance and feel very similar to natural teeth. In this blog, our West Kelowna dentists share the differences and similarities between dental implants and natural teeth.

How do I get my toddler to brush their teeth?

It can be just as hard to get your kids to brush their teeth as it is for them to eat their vegetables. It's critical to establish great oral hygiene habits when your child is still young. Here, our West Kelowna dentists share tips that can help you achieve this.

How do dental implants prevent bone loss?

Because of the deterioration of the jawbone caused by tooth loss some people with missing teeth can look older than they actually are. In this blog, our dentists in West Kelowna share why this happens and how dental implants could help.

How Safe are Dental X-Rays?

Over the years there have been many advances in dentistry have helped to the lower the amount of radiation that is emitted by today's X-rays.

What is Tooth Erosion?

Enamel is the hard calcified tissue that covers and protects the outside of the tooth.

How can I avoid bad breath?

Brushing your teeth on a regular basis is the single most important thing you can do.

Tooth Pain

The best way to diagnose a crack in the tooth is to bite on a Q-tip on different areas of your tooth

What is Gum Disease?

Gum diseases are infections caused by bacteria, along with mucus and other particles that form a sticky plaque on your teeth.

Is It normal that my child grinds his or her teeth?

Three out of every ten children grind and clench their teeth. Most children experience this while under the age of 5 and the condition generally goes away by adolescence.

What Are The Signs of Needing a Root Canal?

The most common signs of a person needing an endodontic treatment are...

What Causes Cavities and Tooth Loss?

A cavity or tooth decay is caused from the bacteria that lives in dental plaque.

Whitening Products for your Teeth

There are many toothpastes on the market that claim to whiten teeth. Make sure that any toothpaste you are using contains the necessary ingredients to actually clean your teeth as well. Ingredients such as fluoride that fight plaque and tartar are key to avoiding cavities.

Tips on Flossing Your Teeth

Brushing is important the most important thing you can do for your teeth. However, it is not the only thing that will help keep your teeth free from cavities.

7 Tips on Brushing your Teeth

Most Dentists will tell you that you should spend at least 2 minutes brushing your teeth twice a day. Below are a few more good ideas that may help:

Getting Rid of Plaque

Plaque is the transparent layer of bacteria that can build up on your teeth. To prevent cavities from forming, you need to remove the plaque on a daily basis.

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