Rundle Dental https://rundledental.com NE Calgary Dental Office - Rundle Dental Mon, 30 Mar 2020 18:27:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 What can I do about bad breath? https://rundledental.com/what-can-i-do-about-bad-breath/ https://rundledental.com/what-can-i-do-about-bad-breath/#respond Sat, 21 Mar 2020 09:30:00 +0000 https://rundledental.com/?p=1292 Bad breath (halitosis) usually isn’t serious. Anyone can experience it at any time of the day. It’s usually temporary and is resolved by cleaning your mouth. But if it’s chronic there may be an underlying cause that requires immediate attention. Preventing Bad Breath Brush and floss regularly. Keep your mouth clean to fight bacteria that […]

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What can I do about bad breath?

Bad breath (halitosis) usually isn’t serious. Anyone can experience it at any time of the day. It’s usually temporary and is resolved by cleaning your mouth. But if it’s chronic there may be an underlying cause that requires immediate attention.

Preventing Bad Breath

  • Brush and floss regularly. Keep your mouth clean to fight bacteria that causes bad breath. Certain foods can cause it so brushing after meals keeps your breath fresh throughout the day.
  • Rinse with mouthwash. If you’re unable to brush or floss your teeth right away, you may rinse with a mouthwash instead. Rinsing isn’t a substitute for these habits though. Wait at least 30 minutes after a meal before brushing but don’t delay cleaning your mouth for too long. The longer you go without brushing, the longer the bacteria will stay in your mouth.
  • Clean your oral appliance. A removable oral appliance, such as dentures, should be cleaned regularly. Talk to your dentist about the proper way to clean and store yours.
  • Quit smoking. Smoking can also contribute to bad breath. Quitting this habit is tough, but doing so prevents bad breath and improves your oral and general health.

How Your Dentist Can Help

If your bad breath continues to be a problem, your dentist can help. Your dentist can examine your mouth and detect any issues that may be contributing to it.

Your dentist may also refer you to a physician or specialist if they determine the problem is related to another health condition.

If it’s related to your oral health, your dental team will help you manage the problem. They may recommend specific products, such as toothpaste or mouthwash, to prevent bacteria from building up on your teeth.

You may be referred to a periodontist if you’re diagnosed with gum disease. Gum disease can lead to a receding gumline which starts the formation of deep pockets. Bacteria can build up in these areas and can only be removed through professional dental cleanings.

Maintaining Fresh Breath Every Day

Keeping your breath fresh may require you to change some habits. Your dentist will help make the adjustment easier for you, but your cooperation remains the most crucial.

If you’re concerned about your chronic halitosis, discuss it with your dental team. Bad breath happens and taking action to remedy it is nothing to be ashamed of.


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Caring for Your Teeth When You Have Braces https://rundledental.com/caring-for-your-teeth-when-you-have-braces/ https://rundledental.com/caring-for-your-teeth-when-you-have-braces/#respond Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:01:44 +0000 http://staging_2.dgstesting.com/?p=592 When you have braces, cleaning your mouth will require extra effort. You’ll need to brush after every meal to avoid food debris from getting stuck on the holes in your bracket. Setting aside good oral hygiene may lead to dental problems. If you’ll take good care of your braces, you’ll also feel more comfortable wearing […]

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Caring for Your Teeth When You Have Braces

When you have braces, cleaning your mouth will require extra effort. You’ll need to brush after every meal to avoid food debris from getting stuck on the holes in your bracket.

Setting aside good oral hygiene may lead to dental problems. If you’ll take good care of your braces, you’ll also feel more comfortable wearing them. You can also prevent having to wear your braces for a longer period.

Brushing

Here are tips to help you brush and floss more effective with your braces on.

  • Rinse your mouth first to loosen food particles that may have been trapped in your braces.
  • Brush above the gumline and then your tooth. Move to the next tooth in a circular motion.
  • Brush around your brackets, tilting your toothbrush as necessary.
  • Rinse your mouth and check your teeth in the mirror.
  • If there are still food particles, target them as you brush again and rinse your mouth thoroughly.

Flossing

Don’t forget to floss at least once a day.  And when you floss,  cover the bottom part of your wires too. You can also ask your hygienist to show you the best way to floss. You can also look into flossing products that are specially made for orthodontic appliances, such as braces.

Eating

Pay more attention to what you eat. Refrain from eating sticky food, such as caramel, as they’re likely to get stuck on your braces and can be difficult to remove.

You’ll also want to avoid or be extra careful with hard and crunchy food as they can get trapped in your braces and cause your wires to snap or loosen. You may be thinking, how about food that’s supposedly good for the teeth, such as carrots and apples?

Yes, they’re healthy but they may also present problems when you have braces on. If you must indulge in them, it will help to cut them in small or thin pieces first.

Aside from being cautious with what you eat, you also need to watch what you use your mouth for. Don’t bite on hard objects, such as pens or ice. Don’t use your teeth as a tool for opening packets or packages. This can damage your braces and also cause harm on your teeth, gums, and jaw.

Wearing Protective Devices

If you’re engaging in sports or physical activities, low or high contact, consider getting yourself a custom mouthguard. This will help protect your teeth and braces in the event of an impact.

The good thing about custom-fitted mouthguards is that they are designed to be comfortable to the wearer. They fit snugly because they follow the shape and size of your mouth. You don’t have to worry about them falling off when you move.

They may be pricier than store-bought mouthguards but the benefits you’ll enjoy from them are far better. They’re more effective at doing their job, that is to protect your mouth.

Fixing Your Braces

Should your wires break or your brackets get removed, come to the dental office right away. Your dentist or orthodontist can fix your wires and reattach any loose or fallen brackets.

Let your dentist know if you have wires that are poking your gums. These wires need to be put back in place or if necessary, get cut.

Always examine your mouth and if there’s anything bothering you, advise your dental team.

Seeing Your Dentist Regularly

During adjustments, you may feel discomfort or tightness. This should go away soon. If not, consult with your dentist.

Keep up with your appointments. Failing to see your dentist regularly may cause your teeth to shift. The periodic adjustment is part of the treatment process and if you’ll delay it, then you’ll also be wearing your braces longer. It will take more time for you to achieve the results you want.

During appointments at the dental office, your hygienist can also perform professional cleanings to give your mouth additional protection.

If you or your child is interested in getting braces, please let us know. We’ll assist you in booking an initial consultation with our orthodontist.

Be on your way to a better and healthier smile. Call our office today.

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Keep Your Mouth Healthy During Winter

When the temperature drops, your skin is not the only part of your body that can get damaged. Your mouth can also be exposed to various dental woes. Watch out for these common mouth complaints during the cold season.

  • Chapped lips. It’s hard to avoid exposure to the cold weather but this can make your lips dry. You can protect the delicate skin on your slips by increasing your water intake or applying a lip balm with SPF or petroleum jelly. If you already have chapped lips, staying hydrated is crucial for faster healing.
  • Canker Sores. Dry, winter mouth can make you more vulnerable to canker sores. If you already have canker sores, avoid spicy and acidic foods. Rinsing your mouth with salt water mixture may also help get rid of the sores faster. If your orthodontic appliance has protruding wires that are poking your gums, take it to your orthodontist for repair.
  • Dry Mouth. When you feel your mouth becoming dry, it may be because of reduced salivary flow. Consider investing in a humidifier to increase air moisture at home and keep yourself hydrated.
  • Cold Sores. Having fun outdoors under the harsh winter sun can trigger cold sores. To avoid breakouts, keep your hands clean, refrain from touching your mouth, keep your lips moisturized, and reduce your stress levels. Getting enough rest and avoiding over thinking can help minimize the appearance of these blemishes.
  • Tooth Sensitivity. It’s hard to avoid the cold weather. If you experience tooth sensitivity, consider getting a toothpaste that is specially made for sensitive teeth. Check out these products with the CDA Seal.

More Tips to Keep Your Mouth Healthy During Winter

You can’t escape the intense cold weather altogether but can keep your mouth protected against the common dental woes. Here are tips to maintain good dental health throughout the winter.

  • Brush your teeth correctly at least twice a day.
  • Floss your teeth every day.
  • Rinse your mouth with a therapeutic mouthwash.
  • Change your toothbrush after three to four mouth or when it starts to fray.
  • Choose a soft-bristled toothbrush.
  • Store your toothbrush properly. Keep it in an upright position and let it air dry.
  • Keep up on your professional dental cleanings and checkups.
  • Increase water intake.
  • Maintain a good oral hygiene routine before bedtime.
  • Don’t set aside symptoms or unusual discomfort in your mouth. See your dentist for an exam.

Keep your good dental care habits regardless of the season. Avoid problems that may warrant complex treatments and keep your smile healthy throughout the year.

If you have questions about the condition of your mouth, please contact our team. We’ll assist you in setting an appointment with one of our dental professionals.

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8 Dental Care Tips for Smokers

We’re aware of the dangers of smoking, but its impact on oral health isn’t always discussed. Smoking exposes you to a higher risk of mouth infection. The best way to protect yourself is to quit the habit, but that’s easier said than done.

But, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do. Smokers can still take preventive measures to reduce harmful effects by following these oral hygiene tips.

1. Brush Properly

Smoking can make you more susceptible to gum disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you’re twice the risk for gum disease compared to non-smokers. You need to commit to your oral hygiene routine even more. Brush properly at least twice a day and use a good quality toothbrush.

2. Choose the Appropriate Toothpaste

Consider using a toothpaste specially formulated for smokers. There are toothpastes targeting nicotine and tobacco stains to keep your teeth white. There are also the fluoride toothpaste variants that protect the gums. If you’re interested in teeth whitening treatments, let your dentist know.

3. Avoid Stain-Causing Food and Beverages

Reduce intake of highly acidic food and beverages. Coffee, for example, can stain your teeth and attack your enamel. Giving it up can protect your teeth from potential damage. If you must have your cuppa, drink water afterward to help wash away any residue.

4. Eat More Tooth-friendly Food

Opt for food high in calcium and fibre. They help strengthen the enamel, neutralize mouth acids, and act as a natural teeth cleaner. Trade some of your sweets and starchy snacks for crunchy fruits and leafy green vegetables.

5. Clean Your Tongue

Your tongue is a potential breeding ground for bacteria, resulting in bad breath and a dulled sense of taste. Remember to always clean your tongue when you brush your teeth.

6. Rinse with a Mouthwash

According to a study, cigarette smoking promotes the growth of bacteria. To help counter this, rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash. Swish it in your mouth properly before spitting. You can ask your dentist for mouthwash recommendations.

7. Maintain your Dental Appointments

Timely professional dental cleanings are crucial for your oral care. Your hygienist and dentist are a team working to remove tartar and debris buildup and check your mouth for potential dental issues, including oral cancer.

8. Do a Regular Self-Check

Examine your mouth between dental appointments and be diligent with your oral hygiene routine at home. Advise your dentist if you ever feel pain, numbness, or discomfort. Look out for bleeding, swelling, lesions, or sores in your mouth. If you find anything unusual, let your dentist know.

Butting Out for Good with the Help of Your Dental Team

Of course, butting out for good is the best way to prevent smoking-related oral health issues. If you’re struggling and need help to quit smoking, talk to your dental team or physician about smoking cessation strategies.

If you don’t see yourself quitting anytime soon, you can still protect your mouth with the help of these dental care tips.

For more oral hygiene information, contact Rundle Dental.

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Dental Sealants: 6 Benefits


No matter how well you brush, there are areas your toothbrush can’t reach. Back teeth or molars that are used for chewing have fissures or tiny grooves. When bacteria and food debris penetrate these grooves, it can lead to cavities.

Dental sealants are a form of plastic coating that can protect your molars. When applied, they make tooth surfaces smooth and easier to clean. They also help keep food particles out. Here’s a quick overview on how dental sealants work.

Both kids and adults can receive dental sealants. Sealants can help reduce the risk of tooth decay, which can happen to anyone. Here are more benefits of getting dental sealants.

1. Easy to apply

Application is quick and easy. It only takes a single visit to the dental office. Your dentist will clean the area before the procedure. The procedure is also pain-free, making it suitable for kids.

2. Safe

Sealants have no known side effects. The amount of BPA in dental sealants is too small to cause harm. It’s also worth noting that your dentist will recommend a dental sealant only when necessary. Here’s the response of the Canadian Dental Association to frequently asked questions about Bisphenol A and their position on the use of sealants.

3. Virtually invisible

Since dental sealants are white or clear, they aren’t noticeable when you talk or open your mouth. After the treatment, your teeth will look as they did before except that the unsightly fissures are now gone. This benefits patients who aren’t comfortable with visible dental work.

4. Lasts for several years

Dental sealants are durable enough to withstand the normal pressure of chewing. Although they’re not permanent, they can last for several years. How long before you’ll need to have them reapplied depends on various factors, such as teeth clenching or grinding. During your routine checkups, your dentist will let you know when it’s time for reapplication.

5. Money-saving

Your dental team can verify if your insurance will cover the cost of dental sealants. They’re a good investment because they can save you money by preventing cavities. Any corrective dental procedure can be expensive, so preventive dental care is cost-effective.

6. Time-saving

Dental issues can cost you time and pain. A severe toothache, for example, can be so debilitating you might be absent from school or work. You’ll spend less time in the dental chair if your teeth are healthy. Your teeth shouldn’t have to disrupt your daily life.

Learn More About Dental Sealant Benefits

If you never received dental sealants as a kid, you may be wondering if your kids should get them. It helps to talk with your dentist or hygienist to learn more about the importance of the procedure, feel more comfortable about it, and decide whether it’s right for you and/or your kids.

Your kids may benefit from getting dental sealants as soon as their molars start to erupt. Let us know if you would like to come in and learn more about sealants. You’re always welcome at our dental office.

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Do Away With Tooth Decay: 7 Cavity Prevention Strategies

Nobody wants cavities. But they’re a common dental problem affecting people of all ages. Cavities are essentially holes that form due to decay on the tooth surface. They can be painful and sensitive.

Dental cavities can lead to serious gum diseases if left unaddressed. These preventative measures can reduce your risk of developing tooth decay and cavities.

1. Assess Your Oral Health

Some people are more prone to cavities. To find out your cavity risk level, schedule a visit to your dentist for a comprehensive oral exam. Share information about your lifestyle, medical history, and oral hygiene routine.

Based on this information, your dental team will recommend an appropriate dental care plan for you. Your dentist may advise you to come in more often if you’re susceptible to cavities.

2. Improve Your Brushing Habits

Your brushing technique is crucial.

First of all, you need the right tool for the job. Select a soft-bristled toothbrush to protect your tooth enamel and gums. You should replace your toothbrush every three to four months or once it starts to fray.

When you brush, be sure to reach all tooth surfaces. Remember to brush your tongue as bacteria thrive there too.

3. Quench Your Thirst with Water

Sugared and dark-coloured beverages aren’t good for your teeth and can cause cavities.

If you drink pop, tea, coffee, or hot chocolate daily, it may be hard to replace with water. At least drink water right after so the harmful additives of these beverages get washed away.

Of course, water is the best choice when you’re thirsty. It contains no sugar or acids that damage teeth. It’s also good for the body.

4. Eat Nutritious Meals and Avoid Constant Snacking

Consuming too much sugar and carbohydrates can increase your risk for dental cavities. Plan and prepare your meals so when hunger hits you’re not tempted to grab overly-processed fast food.

Stock up on healthy snacks but limit constant snacking throughout the day. The mouth produces less saliva during snack times as compared to actual meal times.

It’s fine to occasionally indulge in sweets and chips, but don’t forget to drink your water and brush your teeth afterwards.

5. Ask your Dentist about Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are a form of plastic coating applied on the surfaces of your molars. They cover the crevices on the teeth, keeping food out and teeth protected.

Sealants can last for many years and are worth considering to help guard against cavities.

6. Start Flossing Regularly

Make flossing a daily habit and you’ll reap the benefits.

Flossing is an inexpensive way to protect your teeth from cavities. It helps you clean between your teeth where your toothbrush doesn’t reach.

Even if you haven’t been a daily flosser to this point, it’s never too late to start. Make it part of your daily oral hygiene routine.

7. Quit Smoking

Butting out once and for all is easier said than done, but it’s possible.

Try downloading apps that educate you about the good things that happen to your body each day after you stop smoking. There are even apps that track the amount of money you save from kicking the habit.

There are tremendous benefits to your body as a non-smoker. It’s also advantageous to your oral health. You’ll eliminate the staining and bad smoker’s breath. And quitting reduces the risk of oral cancer, gum disease, and tooth loss.

Cavity Prevention is in Your Hands

You can prevent cavities by being mindful of your daily habits. Maintaining your schedule of dental hygiene appointments is also crucial. Cavities can be expensive, especially once they progress. Routine dental care is always cheaper and easier.

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Get Rid of the Pain: How to Ease Sensitive Teeth

Anyone can experience tooth sensitivity, and there are no telltale signs when it’s coming. However, it’s most prevalent among those aged 20 to 40.The condition occurs when the tooth’s protective layer, the enamel, wears away. This exposes the dentin beneath the enamel, leading to sensitivity when eating or drinking things that are hot, cold, sweet, or acidic.

What Causes Enamel to Wear Away

  • Aggressive brushing. When you brush too hard, the enamel may erode.
  • Acid attacks. Sugary foods are favourite targets of harmful bacteria. These bacteria turn into acids that beat the tooth enamel down. The enamel, as a result, gets thinner until the dentin is exposed.
  • Receding gums. Tartar buildup may cause the gums to recede, creating an opportunity for the root surface to lose its protective layer and for pockets to form around the tooth. Bacteria may thrive in these areas as it’s harder to access and clean. All of this leads to sensitivity.
  • Tooth whitening treatments. Both in-office and at-home whitening treatments may cause temporary sensitivity afterwards. If you’re already experiencing tooth sensitivity and are scheduled for a whitening treatment, ask your dentist what you can expect after.
  • Tooth grinding. Clenching the teeth also wears enamel away. You may not realize that you grind your teeth while you sleep, but your dentist can detect the signs of nighttime grinding by checking your mouth. Your dentist can make a customized mouth guard for you to wear at night to protect from future enamel wear from grinding.

With heightened sensitivity, you may experience sharp bursts of pain in your teeth. This can cause mild to severe discomfort that can last for hours. Thankfully, there are ways you can relieve sensitivity.

How to Reduce Tooth Sensitivity

  • Avoid triggers such as extremely hot or cold food and drinks.
  • Use fluoride toothpaste brands that help relieve tooth sensitivity.
  • Practice excellent oral hygiene. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, in the morning and before going to bed at night.
  • Choose a soft-bristled toothbrush and replace it every three to four months. Move the brush in small, circular motions instead of back and forth in a straight direction. This will also help ensure you’re covering all areas, especially where the teeth and gum line meet.
  • Wait at least an hour before brushing your teeth after every meal.

Finally, always keep up with your dental visits. If you feel tooth sensitivity is getting worse, let your dentist know. He or she will be able to recommend treatments for the sensitivity, such as fluoride gels or varnishes.

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Eat Your Way to a Healthy Smile: Best Foods for Your Teeth

You take great care of your teeth by brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist as scheduled. But are you doing everything you can? Just like carrots are good for our eyes and water for our skin, specific foods deliver healthy benefits to our mouths. If you’re already being diligent with your oral hygiene routine, then you’ll also want to take great care about what food you put in your mouth. Let’s explore the best foods for maintaining healthy teeth and gums.

Calcium and Phosphorus Sources

Our teeth are composed of minerals. These minerals are lost and replenished during the remineralization process which naturally occurs in our teeth. However, when the acidity level is high, minerals are lost and not naturally replenished. This can cause the teeth’s outermost layer, the enamel, to corrode. Calcium is crucial as it helps keep the bones healthy and strong. It works better, though, when combined with phosphorus. They help replenish lost minerals on the teeth. Here are food choices that are great sources of calcium.

  • Cheese. Hard cheese, like cheddar, is a good source of calcium for your teeth. Cheese helps increase salivary flow and decrease the acidity level in the mouth.
  • Yogurt. It’s no surprise that yogurt is gaining in popularity. It’s a healthy snack rich in calcium. It also helps fight gum disease.
  • Tofu. Vegetarians can always choose tofu for a tooth-friendly meal. Tofu is rich in phosphorus which protects tooth enamel.
  • Almonds. Nuts, such as almonds, are packed with both calcium and phosphorus. They aid in cavity-fighting.
  • Seafood. Fatty fish like salmon are filled with phosphorus, vital for strengthening tooth enamel.

Crunchy, Water-Rich Food

Crunchy foods promote salivary flow. They also serve as natural teeth cleaners, removing food residue on the tooth surface. They’re easily portable to snack on daily at school, work, or play. Introduce these healthy foods to kids when they’re young. Sweets are fine when enjoyed sparingly.

  • Apples. They’re high in water content, plus they’re tasty too.
  • Carrots. Since raw carrots are hard and require a lot of chewing, they help stimulate saliva production in the mouth. Their texture also helps with gentle scrubbing of the tooth surfaces.
  • Celery. This raw vegetable is not just good for the body, it’s great for our teeth too. Consider it a natural dental floss, thanks to its fibre-rich strands.

Vitamin D Sources

Vitamin D is good for your overall health as it helps with optimum calcium absorption.

  • Sunlight. While it does not qualify as food, sunlight is known as the best natural source of Vitamin D. So when the sun is out, make sure to get your healthy dose of Vitamin D.
  • Egg yolks. If you mostly opt for egg whites, having the egg yolks occasionally are worth a try. They’re rich in vitamin D which is recognized for reducing the risk of developing tooth decay or dental caries.

As you plan your meals, don’t forget to incorporate the best foods that will benefit your body and oral health.

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3B-3735 Rundlehorn Dr NE,
Calgary, AB, T1Y 2K1

How to Choose the Right Toothpaste Type for Your Family

Brushing with the right toothpaste is key to maintaining a bright, healthy smile. One type of toothpaste may be more effective for you than another. This guide will help you select the best one to meet your specific needs.

The first toothpaste was invented by Ancient Egyptians in 5000 BC, even before toothbrushes were invented. It’s believed that these toothpastes were in powder form and mixed with water when used. These days, toothpastes can be found in various formulations. Choosing the right one can be confusing.

The best person to talk to regarding the right toothpaste for your needs is your dentist. However, it pays to know more about the various types of toothpaste. That’s what we’re talking about in this post.

Let’s begin.

Whitening Toothpastes

You’ll find these toothpaste types promoted for making smiles shine brighter.

Whitening toothpastes usually contain baking soda or hydrogen peroxide that help lighten tooth colour. You should note that if your goal is to make your teeth several shades lighter, these toothpastes can only do so much.

Yellowing of teeth is inevitable. As we age, our tooth enamel gets thinner and we see more of the darker layer beneath it called the dentin. This makes the tooth appear less white.

Whitening treatments available in the dental office will be more effective in removing or lightening stains. Treatment results can vary in the areas you’ve received prior dental work.

Desensitizing Toothpaste

If you have sensitive teeth, then you may want to use desensitizing toothpastes.

This type of paste is specially made to provide relief against hypersensitivity. It contains ingredients such as potassium nitrate or strontium chloride which block pain signals to the nerve of the tooth. It would be best, though, to consult your dentist first about the cause of the tooth sensitivity.

Tartar Control Toothpaste

Your dentist may recommend that you use tartar control toothpaste if you are prone to tartar buildup.

Anti-plaque toothpaste helps prevent tartar buildup that can result in gum disease. Plaque is the sticky film that hardens on teeth and turns into tartar and can only be removed at the dental office.

Toothpaste for Kids

To make brushing more fun for kids, use flavoured toothpastes specially formulated for them. If your little ones are still unable to spit, opt for toothpastes that are safe to swallow.

Make sure that you apply the toothpaste on their brush. Grain size would be enough for them. For kids aged three and older a pea-sized amount of toothpaste should be enough.

Brushing can only be as effective as the right choice of toothpaste for our specific needs. So for the sake of your and your family’s oral health, don’t choose your toothpaste based solely on packaging and price.

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3B-3735 Rundlehorn Dr NE,
Calgary, AB, T1Y 2K1

Start School Smiling!

We are pleased to announce that we will be participating in a charity campaign sponsored by the Alberta Dental Association and College. It is called Start School Smiling and allows Grade One students in Alberta to have a free examination, with bitewing x-rays if needed, at Rundle Dental in Calgary. The campaign will be running from Sept 15 to Oct 31. Call (587) 317‑9903 or click here to make your appointment.

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