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If You Think You Are Too Old for Braces, Think Again!

Close up of woman using clear aligners | Dentist Edmonton AB

Are you one of many adults who missed out on orthodontic work as an adolescent or teen? You might have resigned yourself to crooked or misaligned teeth because you can’t imagine going through the experience of metal wires and braces at this point in your life. But having straight teeth might be easier and more discreet than you think.

Orchards Dental Clinic is pleased to offer Invisalign invisible braces to patients of our Edmonton, AB dental clinic. Now you can have straight teeth without enduring a mouth full of metal!

Invisible Braces—A Great Solution for Adults

If you are a busy professional or have an active social life, you probably can’t ...

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Improve your Smile with Gum Contouring in Edmonton

Woman pointing to close-up of smile | Gum Contouring Edmonton AB

If you have uneven gums or your gums are too low on your teeth, you may be a candidate for a cosmetic dental procedure called gum contouring. Gums can be reshaped and sculpted to remove excess gums and give you a beautiful smile. Uneven gums can make teeth appear too short or too long. Ideally, healthy and well-contoured gums should be even and symmetrical to serve as the frame and compliment your smile.

Causes of gummy smiles:

  1. Excess gum tissue, also known as an altered passive eruption. The teeth have proper length but they appear short because they are covered by excess gum tissue.  This occurs if gums did not normally ...

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Red Inflamed Gums after Dental Work

Close Up of Teeth | Gum Health in Edmonton AB

Today’s blog post will be talking about a common problem that happens with the gums which can cause the gums to look strange or unnatural. Oftentimes it is associated with puffy gums or swollen gums, and the gums can also discolour such that people may notice redness of the gums, or an abnormal colour change which may even make the gums look purplish or bluish in appearance. The red or purple or blue hue of the gums can all be present at once, causing a very unhealthy appearance of the gums. This problem is shown in the picture, and it is a problem that in dental terms is known as ...

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Common Questions about Teeth Whitening

Woman in Dental Chair | Teeth Whitening Edmonton AB

Some common questions about teeth bleaching include (with answers below):

1) Is whitening safe? 

Teeth whitening is safe if done correctly as recommended by your dentist, or as directed by the whitening product. Often times people do experience temporary teeth sensitivity during the whitening process, but the sensitivity is not permanent and does go away a few days after you stop whitening. After the sensitivity resolves, you may once again begin using the whitening product. Some products cause more sensitivity than others but none of the products damage your teeth otherwise we would not recommend doing teeth whitening. Teeth whitening does not damage enamel.

2) How long does it take to whiten ...

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Smiling Woman | Cosmetic Dentistry in Edmonton AB

In dentistry, there are many buzzwords used to talk about aesthetic or cosmetic dentistry. People commonly use terms such as smile makeover, smile enhancement, or Hollywood smile to talk about restoring their smile to make it look ideal. Sometimes, cosmetic dentistry is used to restore a person’s smile to make it look like how it used to look, to a more youthful smile, to make the smile look like it did when the person was younger. Other times, dentistry is used to create a smile that someone never had before, the smile that one always dreamed of having. In either case, the goal of cosmetic dentistry is to create ...

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Common Questions about Dental Implants

Dental Implant Diagram | Orchards Dental Clinic

In today’s blog, we will be talking about dental implants and implant crowns. People commonly think of a dental implant as a screw or a post, but a more accurate term would be a root replacement. A dental implant is the tooth replacement option that replaces a missing tooth in the most natural way. Our Edmonton dental office Orchards Dental offers a full range of dental implant services including, placement of the implant, restoring the implant, design, and placement of the implant tooth or implant crown, implant retained dentures, implant overdentures, implant bridges, front teeth or anterior dental implants.

Two common questions about dental implants

1) How much do dental implants ...

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Teeth Whitening Options and Info

teeth whitening ellerslie edmonton | Orchards Dental Clinic

At Orchards Dental, our patients often ask us about teeth whitening options to get whiter teeth and a bright white smile. There are a number of options for tooth whitening or tooth bleaching and patients can choose how they would like to accomplish bleached teeth. There is no one best way to whiten teeth but depending on your goals and how quickly you would like to have it all done, the main options are to do professional tooth whitening at home, professional in-office tooth whitening, or to buy a commercial tooth whitening product. If you have very yellow teeth before whitening, it is likely that you will require ...

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