Got a Cavity? Try Calcium, Phosphates and Fluoride

If you notice a strange white spot on one or more of your teeth, that could be the start of a cavity. You can visit with the dentist to see if this really is the case and get some help treating it. If you do have to wait before you can see the dentist, you can try some of the... read more »

Optimum Smile Construction: Mouth Jewelry Risks

Your oral health care should not be taken lightly. This is especially true with any lifestyle habits you have. Although it is highly effective to always brush and floss your teeth, several forms of dental damage can arise due to issues outside of oral health care. One such issue that is known for causing several oral health ailments is mouth... read more »

Mouthguards: Making Sports Safe Again

Thousands of serious mouth injuries occur every year due to sports, and the fact that the unfortunate victim wasn’t wearing a tooth protecting mouthguard. While it may not be shocking to most people that sporting events are responsible for most mouth and teeth related injuries. It probably is somewhat surprising to hear that nearly half of all sports related mouth... read more »

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 make that happen. One thing we can do is give... 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, and gold based on the needs of the tooth. Porcelain... 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 can begin practicing preventive dental habits to protect your total... 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 easily destroy your smile in seconds. Even though some oral... 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 eventually degrade its relationship to the neighboring tooth enamel. Sometimes... 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 this works. Chewing on sugarless gum activates your body’s salivary... 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 American Dental Association provides a series of recommendations and informational... read more »