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3 Ways to Ensure your Child’s First Dental Check-Up is a Success

Start early You should plan your child’s first dental trip no later than their first birthday. Early exposure to the office and check-up routine will prepare your child for future appointments, and more involved procedures if needed. At Desired Smiles, … Read More »

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Accepting referrals

Not every dentist does every type of procedure. That’s why our office takes referrals from other dentists – we help with patients who are fearful, those who need sedation or general anaesthetic (not every office is set up to do … Read More »

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Implants – for a permanent smile you’ll love

These days, it’s easier than ever to replace damaged and missing teeth with permanent, natural-looking replacements. Advancements in implant technology allow us to take a speedy and safe “teeth-in-a-day” approach that means you can get a great-looking smile without waiting. … Read More »

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Google your dentist

Looking for a new computer? A new pasta recipe your family will like? A place to print your photos? Chances are, the first place you turn for info is Google. It’s the best tool for finding anything and everything you … Read More »

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Orthodontics – great smiles aren’t just for kids!

If you’ve always wanted a straighter set of teeth and a brighter smile, it’s never too late for orthodontics – no matter how old you are. More and more adults are straightening their teeth, becoming more self-confident about how they … Read More »

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Word of mouth – the best way to find the best dentist

When you’re looking for a great hairdresser or a daycare provider or contractor, chances are, you don’t base your decision on advertising or a slick website; you ask people you trust for their recommendations. There’s no better way to find what … Read More »

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The role of insurance in dentistry: needs vs. profit

What happens when your dentist recommends a specific course of treatment, but your insurer won’t cover it? A lot of people end up making the assumption that the treatment is somehow unnecessary – and even resenting their dentist for recommending … Read More »

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Headache help: how your dentist can ease the pain

If you get a lot of tension headaches, talk to your dentist. He or she has access to effective tools and approaches that can alleviate tension, protect your teeth and jaw, and minimize your pain – or get rid of … Read More »

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Dentists and doctors work together to help you sleep

Do you snore? Your dentist can provide a snore guard to help you (and your partner) sleep better. But snoring can be a sign of a bigger problem, including sleep apnea, which can cause a host of issues, including high … Read More »

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Taking care of your teeth – and your baby (Dental care during pregnancy)

You know you need to make healthy choices when you’re pregnant. Not smoking or drinking, eating right, taking folic acid. But did you know that keeping your mouth in great shape is also an important part of a healthy pregnancy? … Read More »

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