Tips for a Successful Routine Dental Appointment

Do you want a successful dental appointment when you come to Maple Ridge Dental? If so, our dentist, Dr. Melissa Wolfe, is happy to help you. Our dental team wants you to have the best experience in our dental chair, and we’re willing to do what it takes to help... Read more »

Your Dental Crown Can Be Made From One of These Four Materials

If you are researching your options in choosing a material for dental crowns, you have probably noticed the wide variety of options. It’s important to choose a dental crown material that complements your cosmetic and functional preferences. Our dentist can recommend four choices of material--porcelain, metal, porcelain fused with metal,... Read more »

Gum Disease Can Affect Your Dental and General Health

Gum disease is a chronic gum infection and subsequent inflammation that develops as a result of tartar lingering on the gum line. It can also be exacerbated by some medical conditions and the use of tobacco. When you understand how gum disease can affect your dental and general health, you... Read more »

Learning Oral Health Facts on Tooth Hazard Warning Signs

  Your smile can be damaged at any time and is often at risk for numerous lifestyle choices and habits you may partake in. Even though we often may not think of the long-term risks on our teeth, we realize that short-term risks can occur as well as they can... Read more »

A Tooth That Has Lost a Dental Filling Is at Risk of a Severe Dental Fracture

A dental filling is often used to repair a chip, small cavity, minor dental attrition, or another type of minor physical imperfection that is limited to the tooth’s enamel layer. While they are meant to last a long time, it is none the less possible for a dental filling to... Read more »

Chewing Gum Is Good for Your Teeth

We all know to brush our teeth twice a day, but, how do we keep our mouths clean in between brushing? One solution could be a little unexpected: chewing gum! Studies have shown that chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes after eating can help prevent cavities. Let’s talk about how... Read more »

Consistent Oral Hygiene Practices Are Critical for Preserving Good Oral Health

Healthy periodontal tissues and teeth are important to your overall oral function and the appearance of your smile. Unfortunately, gum disease and cavities are an all too frequent problem afflicting the oral health of millions of Americans each year. To help maintain the health of your teeth and gums the... Read more »

Are Composite Fillings Right for Your Cavity?

Not only are cavities unhealthy and painful, they can also be unsightly if they in a tooth that can be easily seen by other people. If your filling does not not blend in with your tooth, you might feel uncomfortable in work and social situations. While fillings made of gold... Read more »

Getting Adjusted to Dentures

It doesn’t matter if you are replacing a few teeth, or an entire row, if you are receiving your first set of dentures, then you should know that it will take some time to get used to them. It will take a little time, but you will be accustomed to... Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Maple Ridge Dental, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and... Read more »