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.


How long do dental implants last?

How long do dental implants last?

Posted Oct 5th, 2018

Dental implants are dental restorations that replace missing teeth. They look, feel and act just like natural teeth do, and with proper care, can last for decades.

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After Invisalign: What’s Next?

After Invisalign: What’s Next?

Posted Sep 21st, 2018 in News

If you’re nearing the end of your Invisalign treatment, chances are you’ve been giving a little thought to what happens next. Here’s what to expect once your treatment is complete!

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How to Keep Your Gums Healthy

How to Keep Your Gums Healthy

Posted Sep 7th, 2018 in News

It will probably not surprise you to learn that keeping your gums healthy requires many of the same steps as keeping your teeth healthy.

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Will I Need a Bone Graft for My Dental Implant?

Will I Need a Bone Graft for My Dental Implant?

Posted Jul 20th, 2018

Dental implants make a durable replacement for missing teeth that look, function and feel just like natural teeth. However, they are also the most invasive option, and sometimes require supplementary procedures, such as bone grafts.

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Can My Dentist Really Tell if I Haven’t Been Flossing?

Can My Dentist Really Tell if I Haven’t Been Flossing?

Posted Jul 6th, 2018 in News

You may be able to hide the fact that you're not flossing consistently from your dentist for a while, but she will eventually be able to tell.

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Can Adults Get Invisalign?

Can Adults Get Invisalign?

Posted Jun 29th, 2018

Many adults often think orthodontic treatment is just for kids and teens, and that as adults, they're stuck with their uneven smiles. In fact, anyone with healthy teeth and gums can have their teeth straightened, and our Surrey dentists consider Invisalign to be an ideal treatment option for adults. Here’s why.

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CPAP Treatment for Sleep Apnea

CPAP Treatment for Sleep Apnea

Posted Jun 15th, 2018 in News

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is a highly effective sleep apnea therapy option. Here, our Surrey dentists describe how CPAP works, and how it can help you get a better night’s sleep.

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Dental Implants vs. Dental Bridges

Dental Implants vs. Dental Bridges

Posted Jun 1st, 2018 in News

Dental implants and dental bridges are dental restorations that fill the space left by missing teeth.When prescribing either of these restorations to a patient, our Surrey dentist will take the following factors into consideration.

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Teeth Whitening: How White is Too White?

Teeth Whitening: How White is Too White?

Posted May 18th, 2018

If you’re thinking about having your teeth whitened, you may be wondering: how white is too white? Here are some things to keep in mind when it comes to teeth whitening that will help avoid going too far.

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Soft Diet Options with New Dentures

Soft Diet Options with New Dentures

Posted May 4th, 2018

When you first get new dentures, it will take some time for your mouth to adjust to them. Here are a few soft food suggestions that will allow you to eat comfortably during this time, without being bored.

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Do I Have Sleep Apnea or Am I Just Snoring?

Do I Have Sleep Apnea or Am I Just Snoring?

Posted Apr 20th, 2018 in News

Though they have many similar symptoms, sleep apnea and snoring are very different problems. Here, our Surrey dentists explain how you can differentiate between the two.

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Straight Smile Centres Wins 2018 Vancouver Consumer Choice Award

Straight Smile Centres Wins 2018 Vancouver Consumer Choice Award

Posted Apr 11th, 2018 in News

Straight Smile Centres is proud to announce that we’ve been selected as a winner of the 2018 Vancouver Consumer Choice Awards, in the Health & Wellness category!

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Dental Sedation For Patients with Special Needs

Dental Sedation For Patients with Special Needs

Posted Apr 6th, 2018 in News

Providing sedation for patients with special needs helps our patients receive the care they need, safely and comfortably.

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What are the risks to teeth whitening?

What are the risks to teeth whitening?

Posted Mar 23rd, 2018 in News

Though the negative side effects associated with teeth whitening are relatively mild, there are still some factors that our Surrey dentists want patients to consider when they are considering this cosmetic dental procedure.

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Components of a Good Oral Hygiene Routine

Components of a Good Oral Hygiene Routine

Posted Mar 9th, 2018 in News

A good oral hygiene routine involves more than brushing and flossing your teeth. Here are all the steps you should take to keep your teeth and gums stay healthy, clean and disease-free.

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How is Invisalign Teen Different from Standard Invisalign Treatment?

How is Invisalign Teen Different from Standard Invisalign Treatment?

Posted Feb 23rd, 2018 in News

Invisalign has designed a line of aligners around the needs to teenagers. Our Surrey dentists explain why Invisalign Teen is a great choice for adolescent patients, and how it's different from standard treatment.

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Dealing with Dental Anxiety

Dealing with Dental Anxiety

Posted Feb 9th, 2018 in News

Many people feel fear and anxiety about visiting the dentist. Our Surrey dentists offer advice and tips to help you manage these feelings.

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After Your Extraction: Filling the Space

After Your Extraction: Filling the Space

Posted Jan 26th, 2018 in News

If you have lost a tooth, getting the spaced filled as soon as possible is very important in maintaining your long-term oral health. There are several tooth replacement options to choose from.

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Sleep Apnea & Weight Loss

Sleep Apnea & Weight Loss

Posted Jan 12th, 2018 in News

There are various Sleep Apnea treatment options, and in some cases, it can also be cured! For people who are overweight and suffering from sleep apnea, simply losing some weight can resolve the disorder.

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 The Parts of a Dental Implant

The Parts of a Dental Implant

Posted Dec 22nd, 2017 in News

Dental Implants are made up of three components: The abutment, the crown and the implant itself. Our Surrey dentists provide a brief overview below of each component.

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Can Children & Teens Get Their Teeth Whitened?

Can Children & Teens Get Their Teeth Whitened?

Posted Dec 8th, 2017 in News

At ProActive Dental Studio, our Surrey dentists advise against teeth whitening for children for a few important reasons.

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When Are Tooth Extractions Necessary?

When Are Tooth Extractions Necessary?

Posted Nov 24th, 2017 in News

Our Surrey & Delta dentists only consider a tooth extraction when less invasive procedures would likely be ineffective Here are a few reasons why a tooth extraction might be necessary.

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How Long Will Invisalign Treatment Take?

How Long Will Invisalign Treatment Take?

Posted Nov 10th, 2017

Invisalign is a low profile, invisible orthodontic appliance that straightens your teeth without any metal or wires. Read on to find out how long your Invisalign process will take.

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Oral Sedation: How It Works

Oral Sedation: How It Works

Posted Oct 20th, 2017 in News

At ProActive Dental Studio, our Surrey dentists provide treatment under oral sedation for our patients who feel anxious or nervous about visiting the dentist. Here’s how the oral sedation process works.

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Professional vs. Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening

Professional vs. Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening

Posted Oct 6th, 2017

When it comes to whitening your teeth, there are a range of over the counter products available. Here, our Surrey dentist explain why professional whitening systems tend to be safer and more effective.

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Contact ProActive Dental Studio today, and get on the path to a brighter, healthier smile!