The ProActive Dental Studio Blog

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


Why bother flossing?

Why bother flossing?

If you brush your teeth thoroughly you may be wondering why you should bother flossing? Fact is, brushing alone may not protect you from periodontal (gum) disease! Here's why...

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Bone Grafting and Dental Implants

Bone Grafting and Dental Implants

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Sometimes patients who want to replace missing teeth with dental implants require bone grafting to make the jaw stable enough to hold the implants. Here's more from our Surrey dentist about bone grafting for dental implants.

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What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is serious disorder that interrupts breathing during sleep and can lead to a number of mental and physical health problems. But, what the signs and symptoms of sleep apnea? Here are just a few...

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Common Mistakes to Avoid When Brushing Your Teeth

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Brushing Your Teeth

Are you ready to take your oral hygiene routine to the next level? Here, our Surrey dentist tells you about a few common mistakes to avoid when brushing your teeth.

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Which model of electric toothbrush should I get?

Which model of electric toothbrush should I get?

Fact is that the type of electric toothbrush you choose is up to your own personal preference. That said, there are a few features our Surrey dentists recommend looking out for.

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Who can get dental implants?

Who can get dental implants?

If you have missing teeth, dental implants could be a great way to restore the function and appearance of your smile, but dental implants aren't suitable for everyone. Here's more from our Surrey dentist on who can get dental implants.

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Tips on How to Prepare for Your Dental Sedation Appointment

Tips on How to Prepare for Your Dental Sedation Appointment

Here are some tips on how you should prepare for a safe and successful dental sedation appointment.

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Invisalign Teen: Compliance Indicators

Invisalign Teen: Compliance Indicators

One benefit of Invisalign is that patients can remove the clear aligners in order to to eat, drink, and care for their teeth. However, this key benefit can make it tempting to remove aligners more often, and longer, than prescribed. That’s where compliance indicators can help.

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How to Keep Your Smile White After Whitening

How to Keep Your Smile White After Whitening

After you've had your teeth professionally whitened you’ll want to keep your smile looking bright! Here are a few tips from our Surrey dentists on how to keep your teeth white after whitening.

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Is dental sedation available for checkups, cleanings and x-rays?

Is dental sedation available for checkups, cleanings and x-rays?

Dental sedation is not generally offered for routine dental x-rays, cleanings or checkups; however, we may be able to offer sedation in these situations for patients suffering from extreme anxiety. Here, our Surrey dentists explain a little more.

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Will Invisalign effect how I speak?

Will Invisalign effect how I speak?

When considering Invisalign for your orthodontic treatment, you may wonder what impact the aligners might have on your ability to speak. Here, our Surrey dentists offer their top tips for getting used to talking while wearing your Invisalign aligners.

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Remember! Less Is More When Whitening Your Teeth

Remember! Less Is More When Whitening Your Teeth

Teeth whitening is a terrific way to improve the appearance of your smile with relatively little effort. But be sure to keep in mind that less is more when it comes to teeth whitening!

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Is dental sedation safe for children?

Is dental sedation safe for children?

As with adults, dental sedation is a very safe procedure for children. Here’s a bit about how it works, and some details about safety precautions parents can take to make the process go more smoothly.

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Tips for Adjusting to Wearing Your New Dentures

Tips for Adjusting to Wearing Your New Dentures

Dentures are a great way to restore your smile and confidence, but it takes time to get used to wearing them. Here are some tips to help you adjust to your new dentures.

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Do white strips really work?

Do white strips really work?

Store bought white strips do work, but they’re not the most effective way to whiten teeth. Here’s what you should be know before you give them a try.

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What type of electric toothbrush should I get?

What type of electric toothbrush should I get?

The type of electric toothbrush you choose is largely up to your personal preference. However, here are a few of features many dentists recommend.

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Tips for Talking While Wearing Dentures

Tips for Talking While Wearing Dentures

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When you first get your new dentures, you might find that talking isn’t as easy with a dental appliance in your mouth. Here, our Surrey dentists suggest few ways to get more comfortable speaking with your dentures in.

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How can I tell if I should whiten my teeth?

How can I tell if I should whiten my teeth?

Here are some tips from our Surrey dentists on how to tell if teeth whitening might be right for you.

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Three Types of Sleep Apnea Explained - OSA, CSA, MSA

Three Types of Sleep Apnea Explained - OSA, CSA, MSA

People suffering from sleep apnea experience breathing pauses frequently during sleep. The following are a few of the reasons people experience sleep apnea.

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Why are my dentures loose?

Why are my dentures loose?

Your dentures should fit securely on your gums. Sometimes, under certain circumstances they may become loose and stop fitting as well as they did when you first got them. Here are some tips to help.

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How long is the healing process for dental implants?

How long is the healing process for dental implants?

Since there are a number of steps involved in the dental implant process healing will also involve multiple steps. However, there are other factors which also have an influence on how long the healing process will take these include the patient's overall health and the number of teeth being replaced.

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What happens if I don’t treat my sleep apnea?

What happens if I don’t treat my sleep apnea?

When you suffer from sleep apnea, you experience pauses in your breathing while you're asleep. If left untreated, it can lead to a range of serious health problems.

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How to Improve Your Flossing Technique

How to Improve Your Flossing Technique

Often people don't take much care with flossing, some even skip it completely, many think that brushing is sufficient. If that sounds like you, and you want to do a better job flossing, here are few tips to help achieve your most brilliant smile.

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Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-Supported Dentures

As you have probably already guessed, an implant-supported denture is supported by and attached to a dental implant.

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How Sleep Apnea Affects Mental Health

How Sleep Apnea Affects Mental Health

Most people are aware that sleep apnea has a variety of physical effects on the body, but many people don’t realize that it can have a negative impact on mental health as well.

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