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Read the Proactive Dental Studio blog for information and tips about oral health, and news about what's going on at our Surrey practice.


Adjusting To Life With New Dentures

Adjusting To Life With New Dentures

If you have been missing teeth for a long time and are in need of a tooth replacement option then your dentist may recommend dentures. As with anything, it may take some time to get used to your new teeth. Our Surrey dentists talk about life with dentures and ways to make adjusting to your new dentures easier.

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Is Dental Sedation Safe For Children?

Is Dental Sedation Safe For Children?

While it is common for anyone to become nervous while visiting the dentist, this can be especially true for young children. Here, our Surrey dentists talk about the different types of dental sedation and whether it is safe for children.

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Are There Different Tools For Flossing Teeth?

Are There Different Tools For Flossing Teeth?

Flossing is one of the essential ways for you to help clear food and debris from between your teeth. Here, our Surrey dentists discuss why flossing your teeth is necessary for oral hygiene and what the different tools are for flossing.

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Can Sleep Apnea Be Life Threatening?

Can Sleep Apnea Be Life Threatening?

Sleep apnea can have a detrimental effect on your overall health if it goes untreated. Today, our Surrey dentists talk about the effects of sleep apnea on your body and when it might become life-threatening.

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How a Teeth Whitening Shade Guide Can Help Plan Your Treatment

How a Teeth Whitening Shade Guide Can Help Plan Your Treatment

Deciding to whiten your teeth is one thing, but figuring out how white you want your teeth is another. Our Surrey dentists share some information about professional teeth whitening and how a teeth whitening shade guide can help during the process.

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What Happens If I Get Off Track With My Invisalign Treatment Schedule?

What Happens If I Get Off Track With My Invisalign Treatment Schedule?

The most important thing to think about when you are receiving treatment with Invisalign clear aligners is that they need to be worn no less than 22 hours a day. Today, our Surrey dentists discuss what happens when you get off track with your Invisalign treatment and how you can get things back to where they should be.

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How do dental implants work?

How do dental implants work?

Since there are a number of steps involved in the dental implant process, healing will also involve multiple steps. There are other factors that also have an influence on how long the healing process will take. Our Surrey dentists explain dental implants and how they work as well as what you can expect from the procedure.

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The Factors That Affect The Cost of Dentures

The Factors That Affect The Cost of Dentures

If you are missing one or even a few teeth then dentures may give you the opportunity to not only show off a full smile again but also to speak and chew normally. Here, our Surrey dentists discuss the various types of dentures and the cost factors associated with each of them.

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Is dental sedation safe?

Is dental sedation safe?

For some of us, visiting the dentist can be an anxiety-causing experience and some of us may avoid going as often as we should because of this. Today, our Surrey dentists explain how dental sedation is a safe way to allow you to have routine dental services done comfortably.

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Should I use charcoal toothpaste?

Should I use charcoal toothpaste?

Often our patients will ask us if they should be using charcoal toothpaste to brighten their smiles. Here, our Surrey dentists explain why they recommend against charcoal toothpaste and offer more effective options that can be used to whiten your teeth instead. 

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Can my dentist see signs of sleep apnea?

Can my dentist see signs of sleep apnea?

Did you know that dentists are often the first health professionals to spot signs of sleep apnea? If your Surrey dentist spots signs of sleep apnea during your examination, they will let you know so you can make an appointment with your doctor. 

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How Often to Whiten Your Teeth at Home

How Often to Whiten Your Teeth at Home

Professional at-home whitening kits can be a good treatment option to brighten your smile. In today's post, our Surrey dentists discuss how often you should whiten your teeth and how to make your results last as long as possible. 

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Can I use Invisalign after other dental treatments?

Can I use Invisalign after other dental treatments?

Invisalign is a common treatment option for patients looking to straighten their smiles. Even if you've had prior dental work such as veneers, crowns, or implants, Invisalign orthodontic treatment still may be an option for straightening your teeth.

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The Cost of Dental Implants Explained

The Cost of Dental Implants Explained

Although dental implants may be a good treatment option for those who are missing one or more teeth, they are often an expensive investment. Today, our Surrey dentists explain some of the cost factors behind dental implants.  

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What does dental sedation feel like?

What does dental sedation feel like?

If going to the dentist makes you uneasy or anxious you might consider a dental sedation option. Today, our Surrey dentists discuss some of the common feelings experienced during dental sedation. 

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How can I help my child keep their smile healthy?

How can I help my child keep their smile healthy?

Good oral hygeine habits that begin in childhood can last a lifetime. Here, our Surrey dentists share tips on how to help your child keep a healthy smile.

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How can I safely whiten my teeth?

How can I safely whiten my teeth?

Thinking about whitening your smile? While there are many teeth whitening options to choose from, not all of them are effective — or safe. Our Surrey dentists explain how you can safely whiten your teeth.

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Tips for Sticking with Your Invisalign Treatment

Tips for Sticking with Your Invisalign Treatment

Now that you've started your Invisalign treatment, you're on your way to a straighter smile. Congratulations! Time to get to work and get used to a new routine. While this may be challenging at first, it is doable, especially with these helpful tips from our Surrey dentist to help you stick with Invisalign treatment. 

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7 Questions to Ask Your Dentist Before Getting a Dental Implant

7 Questions to Ask Your Dentist Before Getting a Dental Implant

Are you thinking about getting dental implants to replace missing teeth? If so, you might have many questions. Our dentist in Surrey shares the top questions we receive from many of our patients. You can use these to start a dialogue with your dental team. 

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Do I have to be a certain age to have dentures?

Do I have to be a certain age to have dentures?

Do you need to be a certain age to have dentures? Our Surrey dentists explain what makes a good candidate for this treatment.  

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Do whitening toothpastes work?

Do whitening toothpastes work?

Thinking about trying a whitening toothpaste to brighten the shade of your teeth? Today, our Surrey dentists explain how you can achieve and maintain a white smile. 

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I'm an adult hoping to straighten my smile. Is Invisalign right for me?

I'm an adult hoping to straighten my smile. Is Invisalign right for me?

Are you an adult with healthy teeth and gums, and are hoping to straighten your smile? Invisalign may be ideal for you. In this post, our dentists at Proactive Dental Studio in Surrey explain how Invisalign can be a great way to achieve a straighter smile. 

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How can I tell if I have a cavity?

How can I tell if I have a cavity?

If you have a cavity, you may start to feel a sudden, sharp pain in one of your teeth - ouch! Our Surrey dentists offer tips for how to tell you may have one, and what to do next.

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How Dental Implants Work

How Dental Implants Work

With dental implants, our dentists in Surrey can restore your smile’s natural function and appearance. In this post, we share some facts about what dental implants are and how the implant process works.

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Does straightening your teeth with Invisalign hurt?

Does straightening your teeth with Invisalign hurt?

If you’re considering Invisalign to help you achieve a healthier, straighter smile, you may be wondering if the clear aligners hurt. Our Surrey dentists offer some insight and answers.

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