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I Don’t Want Any X-Rays

April 5th, 2021|

“I don’t want x-rays. I don’t want to be exposed to radiation. I take care of my teeth and I know there is nothing wrong.” Many people are looking for ways to be more healthy, stay away from toxins or chemicals, and want to [...]

Common Treatments for TMJ pain that can cause more harm in the long-term

March 15th, 2021|

TMJ is is the term used for Temporomandibular joint, which is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull.  When this joint is injured or damaged, it can led to pain, difficulty chewing, clicking and popping, headaches, locked jaw, and other issues. There [...]

How to never suffer from migraines again

March 1st, 2021|

“I first started having pain in my face, and around my jaw joint, around 25 years ago.  It got worse, and then I got migraines, and these got so bad, I would hide in my closet since light of any kind made the migraines [...]

TMJ Pain Gone Forever

February 22nd, 2021|

If you suffer from migraines, jaw pain, and other Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) symptoms, you are probably excited to learn that you can get permanent relief from your debilitating pain.  There is a TMJ dental appliance, also called a Fixed or Removable Orthotic, that can [...]

Can you make my headaches stop?

February 15th, 2021|

Many people who suffer with chronic pain have seen between 5-8 doctors, and tried many different medications and treatments, and most of them don’t resolve the symptoms long-term.  The main reason is that these medications and treatments do not treat the underlying cause of [...]

How can my bite cause me so much pain?

February 8th, 2021|

Headaches, muscle tension, and migraines are most often the result of a bad bite. When facial muscles are strained by constant contraction, meaning they are held tight for long periods of time, they begin to hurt. These can occur on one or both sides, and [...]

Treating TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder)

February 1st, 2021|

Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is the name given to a group of signs and symptoms related to TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint), or jaw issues. Many people suffer TMD and if left untreated, can lead to many debilitating challenges, including pain, dizziness, and migraines.  Very often, the [...]

Facial pain

January 30th, 2021|

Facial pain can be sharp or dull, achy or throbbing, constant or sporadic.  There are many different reasons for why a person can suffer from facial pain.  Here are the most common ones: Injury or infection An injury to the face or teeth, or [...]

You Can’t Pour From an Empty Cup – Elizabeth’s Story

January 25th, 2021|

This article is part of the series You Can't Pour from an Empty Cup. I have a favourite spot in the house where I like to sit and drink my coffee in the early morning before the rest of the world wakes up.  I [...]

Dental is Essential – Your Safety is Our Safety

January 18th, 2021|

COVID-19 has changed all of us.  It has changed how we interact with people, how we run our businesses, and even how we communicate.  There are also many things it uncovered, and in many ways, it made things better… at least for those like [...]

A Scientific Study that shows why it’s even more important to see your dentist regularly

January 4th, 2021|

For as long as I have been a dentist, I’ve been telling, educating, stressing, and even nagging my patients to please come in for their periodontal therapy (often referred to as a “cleaning”) more frequently.  Many patients don’t want to come in that frequently [...]

New Dental Technology Helps Dentists Diagnose and Treat Chronic Pain

December 2nd, 2020|

Angela was like many patients we see in my office.  She had pain, chronic pain that would not go away despite numerous visits to the dentist, and nothing on the x-rays showed up to explain it.  A decade ago, I would have done root [...]

Dental Specialties and Niche Education | Dental Costs Blog

November 23rd, 2020|

No matter what you may think, dentists are not all the same. Each dentist, the same as each human being, focuses on something they want to be good at. Some dentists like to do their own extractions and surgery, others love doing their own [...]

Cost of dental materials: why would that make any difference?

November 16th, 2020|

Ever wonder why dental fillings cost so much? I mean, they are such tiny things. And it takes a few minutes to place them… of course, after making sure you are numb, getting the room ready, having a dental assistant or hygienist present to [...]

Digital Scanning vs Sloppy Impressions: How Significant is the Difference?

November 3rd, 2020|

“Significant” is an understatement. Anyone who has ever experienced having a dental impression for a crown or bridge or implant or veneer, knows how gross, uncomfortable, and disgusting these impressions can be. But I bet you didn’t know the extent of human error involved [...]

Quality vs. Price in Dentistry: How Do I Decide?

November 3rd, 2020|

The Ontario Dental Association states on their website: “Dentists are obligated to adhere to a high standard of dental care and must comply with strict statutory requirements designed to ensure the highest level of patient safety.  Dentists are responsible for the costs related to [...]

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