Westmount Dental Centre

Westmount Dental Centre’s Blog

Westmount Dental Centre has been helping Edmonton residents by ensuring excellent dental health for almost 30 years. Its staff, composed of experienced dentists and professional hygienists, has decided to provide you more information to help you stay on top of the field’s advances.

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    11/12/2018
    Teeth Whitening: Take-Home Trays and In-Office Whitening Right Here in Edmonton

    Tooth discolouration is a common oral hygiene issue that occurs in people of all ages and from all walks of life. It can be caused by the types of food and drinks you consume, by smoking tobacco, by certain medications, and simply by age. At Westmount Dental Centre, we are proud to offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening in Edmonton to help restore your smile and your confidence. If teeth whitening treatment sounds like a good choice for you, then let our Edmonton dentists walk you through your options.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Insurance
    19/09/2018
    Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Insurance

    Many Canadians have a dental insurance plan through their employer, through a union, or through the federal government. However, they often have a lot of questions about what their plan covers and how it all works. Not understanding your dental insurance can make it stressful to visit the dentist or to switch to a new dental clinic. Westmount Dental Centre, a family dentist in Edmonton, has put together this FAQ to help you out.

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  • A purple tooth healthy smoothie with mint, blackberries, and blueberries
    19/09/2018
    Great Smoothie Recipes to Keep Your Teeth Healthy

    As a family dentist in Edmonton, Westmount Dental Centre strives to encourage patients to take an active role in their dental health. One of the best ways to do this is to make more tooth-friendly foods and snacks at home. Smoothies, as long as they aren't full of extra sugar and contain a variety of fruits and vegetables, can be great for your teeth and gums. Making your smoothies at home will allow you to control exactly what goes into them.

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  • 18/06/2018
    Supplementary Health Benefits for Low-Income Albertans

    Dental health is an important part of good overall health. Unfortunately, low-income Albertans often feel that they have to forego professional dental care and cleanings. Westmount Dental Centre, an Edmonton family dentist, wants you to know that there are many options available for those who need assistance covering their dental care. You can secure teeth cleaning in Edmonton and other dental procedures for yourself and your children through the following government-sponsored health benefit programs.

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  • 18/06/2018
    Westmount Dental Centre Represented at Free Dental Camp to Nepalese Community

    At Westmount Dental Centre, we take pride in being a West Edmonton dentist that gives back to our community. Our commitment to the community was demonstrated by one of our very own Edmonton dentists, Dr. Pawan Nyachhyon, at a free Dental Camp for children aged two to 12 from the Edmonton Nepalese community on October 22nd, 2017.

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  • 18/06/2018
    Getting Your Child Ready for Summer Sports Season

    Summer sports season is almost here, and it's time to start thinking about getting your child involved in a fun sport or physical activity. At Westmount Dental Centre, our Edmonton dentists want to help you pick a summer activity for your child and make sure that their teeth are properly protected with quality sports mouth guards. Edmonton is home to numerous fun summer activities for kids. Let's take a look at some activities you may want to consider.

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  • 18/06/2018
    Get to Know Our Edmonton Dental Office

    Westmount Dental Centre is an Edmonton family dentist providing a wide array of dental services to meet all of our patients' needs. We thought we'd like for you to get to know us a little better by giving you an insider peek at what we do at our dental office.

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  • 24/05/2018
    How to Choose the Right Toothpaste for Your Teeth

    It's easy to get overwhelmed when you reach the toothpaste section of an oral care isle. There are so many different types of toothpastes to choose from, and it's important to find a toothpaste suited to your oral health needs. If you're having a hard time deciding on the right toothpaste for your teeth, then the Edmonton family dentists at Westmount Dental Centre have put together this handy guide for you. Just follow these simple tips and toothpaste shopping will no longer be a confusing ordeal.

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  • 24/05/2018
    Helping Children Develop Good Dental Habits

    The dental habits that we develop in childhood can stick with us for the rest of our lives. If you want to help ensure a lifetime of good dental health for your child, then it's important to instill good dental habits in them when they are little. At Westmount Dental Centre, a children's dentist in Edmonton, our dentists are happy to offer parents some tips and pointers for helping children develop good dental habits.

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  • 24/05/2018
    Comparing Professional and At-Home Teeth Whitening Treatments

    When it comes to teeth whitening in Edmonton, people often find themselves trying to decide between two options: to whiten their teeth at home using an over-the-counter whitening kit, or to visit a West Edmonton dentist such as Westmount Dental Centre for a professional teeth whitening. At-home whitening products often claim to deliver results, but are they really the best option for you? If your teeth have lost some of their shine and you're looking to reclaim your bright smile, then it's important to make an informed decision.

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  • 24/05/2018
    Why Do Wisdom Teeth Often Need to Be Removed?

    Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars to erupt in the human mouth, and they typically start to emerge in young adults who are anywhere between 17 and 25 years old. The West Edmonton dentists at Westmount Dental Centre often recommend wisdom teeth removal for our patients whose wisdom teeth are coming. Many people, however, wonder whether wisdom teeth really do need to be removed. Let's take a look at why wisdom tooth removal is sometimes necessary or highly recommended.

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  • 24/05/2018
    How Oral Health Can Affect Your Overall Health

    Everyone knows that poor oral health can lead to cavities, gum disease, and a host of other dental and oral health disorders. What more and more Edmonton dentists also want their patients to know is that oral health can affect your overall health as well. Health issues that begin in the mouth don't necessarily remain there. At Westmount Dental Centre, a family dentist in Edmonton, we are committed to providing our patients with accurate information on how oral health and overall health relate to one another.

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  • 24/05/2018
    The Impact of Diet on Oral Health

    What you eat can have a significant impact on every aspect of your health, including your oral health. In fact, your teeth and gums are particularly sensitive to your diet because they are the first parts of your body to come into contact with food. When coupled with the right oral care routine, a tooth-friendly diet can help prevent gum disease and tooth decay. At Westmount Dental Centre, our family dentists are happy to provide our patients with tips on how to eat well for good oral health.

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  • 24/05/2018
    What Are the Benefits of Composite Fillings?

    The modern dental technology utilized by Edmonton dentists makes it possible to restore cavities in a way that is both aesthetically appealing and functional. Traditional metal fillings are quickly becoming replaced by composite fillings. Just like metal fillings, composite fillings are used to restore a tooth that has developed a cavity due to tooth decay. Best of all, dental ceramics are very similar to a tooth's natural dental enamel. At Westmount Dental Centre, a West Edmonton dentist, we are more than happy to tell you all about the benefits of composite fillings.

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  • 24/05/2018
    Dental Crown Vs. Filling - Which One is Right for You

    Edmonton dentists use both dental crowns and dental fillings to restore teeth that have been damaged by tooth decay or that are otherwise weakened and fractured. Though either can be used to restore a tooth, there are some situations when one is a better choice than the other. At Westmount Dental Centre, we offer crowns and fillings among our comprehensive general dentistry services. Let's take a look at when your Edmonton family dentist may decide that a filling or a crown is a better option for you.

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  • 24/05/2018
    What You Need to Know If You Are Experiencing Receding Gums

    Gum recession is a common oral health issue encountered by family dentists in Edmonton. It occurs when the gum tissue pulls back or wears away from its healthy position along the teeth and recedes below the gum line, resulting in the exposure of sensitive tooth roots. Many people don't realize that their gums are receding until they experience tooth pain and sensitivity. Left untreated, gum recession can lead to serious oral health problems. Thankfully, a West Edmonton dentist such as Westmount Dental Centre can provide effective treatment for gum recession after identifying its cause and severity.

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  • 24/05/2018
    Common Dental Emergencies

    Dental injuries can range from small tooth chips to knocked-out teeth, and they all require the attention of an Edmonton dentist. You should always get yourself to an Edmonton emergency dental clinic such as Westmount Dental Centre following any type of dental injury. Some first aid may also be necessary after a dental injury.

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  • 22/03/2018
    Dental Care Tips for People with Type Two Diabetes

    Having type 2 diabetes means that your body is not able to properly maintain normal blood glucose levels. Though your doctor plays the main role in helping you manage your condition, the Edmonton dentists at Westmount Dental Centre can play an important role as well. This is because diabetes is a condition that affects the entire body, including the teeth and gums. People with type 2 diabetes are at a higher risk of developing oral health conditions such as tooth decay and periodontal disease.

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  • 22/03/2018
    How Are Chipped, Cracked, or Broken Teeth Repaired?

    Though it might be scary when it happens, breaking a tooth is more common and easier to fix than you might think. In all but the most severe cases, a chipped or broken tooth can be repaired rather than needing to be pulled. As a family dentist in Edmonton providing emergency dental services, the Westmount Dental Centre clinic sees its fair share of chipped and broken teeth. We see plenty of broken teeth in both adults and children. Here are the methods that our Edmonton dentists use to get chipped, cracked, or broken teeth all fixed up.

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  • 22/03/2018
    Dental and Oral Care Tips for Seniors

    As you age, your teeth and gums can become more susceptible to oral diseases, especially gingivitis and periodontitis. Oral health problems can, in turn, negatively impact your overall health as well. Thankfully, there's no reason why good oral health can't be enjoyed at any age. The Edmonton dentists at Westmount Dental Centre want older adults and seniors to know that there are many steps you can take to maintaining a healthy smile well into your golden years. Here are our top dental and oral care tips for seniors.

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  • 22/03/2018
    Dental Health During Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

    Thanks to a flood of hormones, pregnancy brings some pretty big changes for the body. Aside from a growing belly to accommodate the little one, pregnancy can also have a significant effect on your dental health. At Westmount Dental Centre, a West Edmonton family dentist, we provide dental care for women at all stages of pregnancy. Knowing what to expect with your dental health when you are expecting can help make the process that much smoother. Let's take a look at the connection between pregnancy and dental health.

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  • 28/12/2017
    How to Encourage Children to Floss

    Any West Edmonton dentist will tell you that one of the easiest ways to secure a lifetime of good oral health for your child is to encourage them to floss. It is up to you to floss your child's teeth for them as soon as they have two teeth that touch, but you can slowly start teaching your child to floss their own teeth when they are around seven or eight years old. Here is a handy guide from the Edmonton children's dentists at Westmount Dental Centre for helping your child see flossing as a simple, straightforward, and even an enjoyable task.

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  • 28/12/2017
    When Should Dental X-Rays Be Avoided?

    Dental X-rays are an important diagnostic tool for your Edmonton dentist. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions out there about the safety of dental X-rays because X-rays do require low levels of radiation exposure in order to work. Many people worry that they shouldn't be exposing themselves or their children to this radiation. The Edmonton family dentists at Westmount Dental Centre are here to clear up any questions you might have about when you should and shouldn't get a dental X-ray

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  • 28/12/2017
    Are Dental Sedatives Safe for Children?

    Edmonton dentists often administer dental sedatives to patients who require longer or more complex procedures. Some patients even request mild dental sedatives for routine dental treatments and dental cleanings, especially if they often experience dental anxiety. The good news is that, when administered by a qualified dental professional, dental sedatives are safe for children as well. At Westmount Dental Centre, a family and kids dentist in Edmonton, we provide safe and effective dental sedation for adults and for children.

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  • 30/10/2017
    The Benefits of Having Straight Teeth

    Many people think that having straight teeth is all about the appearance of a smile. Today, however, more and more Edmonton dentists are beginning to realize just how beneficial having straight teeth can be for your health as well. At Westmount Dental Centre, a West Edmonton dentist, we recognize that properly aligned teeth are important for your oral health and your overall health. We also understand that the appearance of a smile can impact your self-esteem. We provide cosmetic dental services in Edmonton so that you can enjoy all of the benefits that a straight smile has to offer.

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  • 28/07/2017
    Cosmetic Dental Services to Help Restore Your Smile

    Today, cosmetic dental services in Edmonton play a large role in dentistry as a whole. This is because dental cosmetics and dental health often go hand in hand. On top of improving your confidence and self-esteem, some cosmetic dental procedures can even improve your dental health. At Westmount Dental Centre our Edmonton dentists provide a comprehensive array of cosmetic dental services for correcting discoloured, damaged, and misaligned teeth. Our services include:

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  • 13/07/2017
    What to Do If Your Dentures Are Broken

    Dentures are an easy, affordable, and effective solution to restoring missing teeth. They can be used to improve your chewing ability, your speaking ability, and your confidence. Dentures can break, fracture, or become loose due to the changes of your gums- decreasing their effectiveness. At Westmount Dental Centre, a denture clinic in Edmonton, we provide both high quality dentures and denture repair services.

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  • 05/07/2017
    What Do I Do If My Child Chips a Tooth?

    As a dentist in Edmonton serving children, Westmount Dental Centre sees many children who come in with a chipped tooth. Though teeth are very strong and resilient, a rambunctious child can easily chip a tooth after falling down, running into something, or sustaining an impact during a sports game. If your child has chipped one (or more!) of their teeth, then it's important to know what to do next.

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  • 28/06/2017
    What to Do If You Think Your Wisdom Teeth May Have to Come Out?

    The third set of permanent molars, also known as wisdom teeth, typically begins to erupt in young adults when they are between 17 and 25 years of age. Sometimes the wisdom teeth are able to grow in just fine, while other times they have to come out. Westmount Dental Centre, an Edmonton dentist, provides tooth extractions for wisdom teeth which have become impacted, infected, or are causing other issues in your mouth.

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  • 14/06/2017
    Are Crooked Teeth Genetic?

    Crooked teeth can lead to a variety of cosmetic and dental health issues, and it is therefore very beneficial to have crooked teeth corrected by cosmetic dental procedures in Edmonton. But why do some people have crooked teeth while others do not? As the Edmonton dentists at Westmount Dental Centre have seen, there are many different possible reasons for crooked teeth. Sometimes the causes are genetic, while other times crooked teeth can develop due to problematic habits.

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    How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy by Flossing Correctly

    Brushing, flossing, and visiting your Edmonton dentist are the three most important components of maintaining good oral health. Unfortunately, many people aren't paying as much attention as they should be to how well they are flossing. At Westmount Dental Centre, a family dentist in Edmonton, we always make sure that our patients understand why flossing is so important and how to do it right.

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  • 12/05/2017
    Understanding the Uses and Benefits of Dentures

    Dentures are a dental prosthesis used to replace one or more missing teeth. Many Edmontonians visit an Edmonton denture clinic such as Westmount Dental Centre in order to reap the numerous benefits that come with wearing dentures. Dentures are a fantastic solution both for cosmetically restoring a smile, and for improving oral health.

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  • 12/05/2017
    How to Maintain a White, Healthy Smile over the Winter

    The basics of oral hygiene don't change much from season to season. Brush twice daily, floss every day, stay away from too much sugar - you've likely heard it all before. The wintertime and the holidays, however, do bring with them some unique dental health challenges that can put a damper on your smile if you're not careful.

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    03/05/2017
    New "Smart Toothbrush" to Help You Brush More Effectively

    With so many new "smart" technologies available today, it was only a matter of time before a smart toothbrush such as the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected hit the market. The FlexCare uses motion tracking and a companion app to help you keep track of your brushing technique. At Westmount Dental Centre, our Edmonton dentists support any innovation which helps the people of Edmonton fight tooth decay and improve their brushing habits. Let's take a look at how this "smart" toothbrush may be able to promote healthy teeth and gums.

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  • Restore Your Smile With Veneers
    26/04/2017
    How Veneers Can Help Restore Your Smile

    When it comes to restoring the look of a smile, veneers from an Edmonton family dentist such as Westmount Dental Centre offer an effective option for many people. Veneers are thin, tooth-coloured shells which are bonded to the front of your teeth, covering up any imperfections. If you've been worried about the appearance of your smile, then veneers might be a good choice for you.


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  • Control Tooth Sensitivity
    20/04/2017
    How to Control Tooth Sensitivity to Cold Temperatures

    Tooth sensitivity is a common problem that people see their Edmonton dentist about. Most people experience sensitivity, particularly sensitivity to cold, at some point or another. If you've noticed that your teeth are feeling sensitive lately, then you're not alone.

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    12/04/2017
    Caring for Your Baby's Teeth and Gums When Starting Solid Foods

    Around six months of age, most babies begin getting their first teeth and are ready to start eating solid foods. During this crucial transitory period, it is important for parents to begin introducing the right foods into their child's diet, and to continue taking good care of their child's teeth. At Westmount Dental Centre, a family and children's dentist in Edmonton, we make sure that all parents know how to help their children's teeth grow in healthy and strong.

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  • 10/04/2017
    What is a Root Canal and When is It Necessary?

    As most Edmonton dentists can attest, a root canal is a widely feared and widely misunderstood dental procedure. At Westmount Dental Centre we've seen that most patients respond much better once they have some understanding of what a root canal is and why it may sometimes be necessary.


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  • 16/02/2017
    What You Need to Know About Root Canal Treatment

    Root canals have received their fair share of negative media portrayals over the years, but the truth is that modern root canal treatment in Edmonton is really nothing to worry about. At Westmount Dental Centre, a dentist in West Edmonton providing root canal procedures, we know how important is it for patients to be aware of what they can expect when they need a root canal.


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  • 09/02/2017
    Are You Postponing a Trip to the Dentist?

    Whether you’ve been between dentists, without insurance, or simply busy with other obligations, it may have been a while since you’ve been in to see your Westmount Dental Centre team for a cleaning and checkup. There are a lot of reasons why we avoid or “miss” a dental exam, but there are also a lot of things that can quickly go wrong in your mouth.

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  • 02/02/2017
    All You Need to Know About Wisdom Teeth

    Wisdom teeth have an interesting biological history and unless yours become problematic, you may never need to question where did these teeth come from? If you are having problems with your wisdom teeth, or have known someone who has, here’s some background information and what you might expect when they start poking through your gums.

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  • 25/01/2017
    Reasons Why You May Be Experiencing Sore Gums

    When most people think about their oral health, they are more like to focus on their teeth. Healthy gums, however, are also a critical component of good oral health, and it is important that you take good care of them. If your gums are sore and painful, then you should take the time to find out why.


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  • 17/01/2017
    Wisdom Teeth Removal FAQs

    Bad breath, a bad taste in the mouth, swollen oozing gums, difficulty opening your mouth, and even ear aches – are all early warning signs that a wisdom tooth is problematic. A quick trip to your dentist often results in the suggestion that it’s time to remove your wisdom teeth. Now what?


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  • 09/01/2017
    Healthy Snacks That Are Great for Your Teeth

    At Westmount Dental Centre, our philosophy is “patients come first.” Your smile is important to us and whatever your age and dental issue, we’ll work hard to take care of you. Our Edmonton dentists are often asked about diet and its effect on oral care.


    In today’s world, the phrase “healthy snack” has led to a lot of confusion, especially when it comes to oral care. Sugary foods that we all love to eat – candies, cakes, cookies and other sugary foods – have been shown to cause tooth decay without a proper oral health routine to mitigate the damage. We are constantly exposed to many different kinds of sugar every day, including table sugar (sucrose) and corn sweeteners (fructose). Starchy snacks can also break down into sugars once they’re in your mouth.


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  • 04/01/2017
    Toothaches & Dental Emergencies in Edmonton

    Odontalgia, the medical term for what is commonly known as a toothache, is a less frequent but severe pain in or around the tooth and jaws. The severity of a toothache can range from mild to throbbing to excruciating. 


    There are various reasons that cause toothaches, including cavity, tooth decay, infected gums, sensitive teeth, abscessed tooth, wisdom tooth, tooth fracture, pulpitis or swelling in the dental pulp, a damaged filling, tight dental braces, breakdown of tooth enamel, and repetitive motions, such as grinding teeth or chewing gum. Symptoms include swelling around the tooth, throbbing and sharp pain in tooth, headache or fever, and a foul smelling from the infected tooth.


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  • 16/12/2016
    Caring for Your Teeth While Using Invisalign®

    Caring for Your Teeth While Using Invisalign®

    Invisalign® is a quick, convenient, and, most importantly, discrete way of straightening your teeth. If you've been considering cosmetic dentistry in Edmonton for teeth straightening but didn't like the idea of traditional braces, then Invisalign® could be perfect for you.

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  • 16/12/2016
    Bridges, Crowns & Cosmetic Dentistry in Edmonton

    Bridges, Crowns & Cosmetic Dentistry in Edmonton

    Cosmetic dental treatments are providing better results than ever before. At Westmount Dental Centre, we offer a full line of cosmetic dental procedures including restorative measures that keep as much of the natural tooth as possible, enhancing your smile for years to come.

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  • 12/12/2016
    The Benefits of an In-Office Teeth Whitening

    Are you looking for teeth whitening solutions in Edmonton? Teeth whitening is one of the most popular Edmonton cosmetic dentistry treatments at Westmount Dental Centre because it helps so many people regain confidence in a smile that has lost some of its shine. If smiling causes you to feel self-conscious, then a teeth whitening may be perfect for you.


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  • 08/12/2016
    What to Do If You Lose a Permanent Tooth

    The loss of a permanent, adult tooth is a very time-sensitive dental emergency. Not having the tooth reattached or replaced can lead to other dental health problems later on. If you live in Edmonton and such a dental emergency has happened to you, then the most important action you can take is to not panic.

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  • 05/12/2016
    What to Expect When Preparing for Dentures

    Many people in Edmonton choose to wear dentures if they have missing teeth or teeth that can't be repaired. Dentures are a great solution both for cosmetic and dental health considerations.They give you back a complete smile and provide support for other structures in your oral cavity.

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  • 29/11/2016
    Tips on Using an Electric Toothbrush

    The word toothbrush is associated with the manual toothbrush with its modern invention coming in the late 1930s. Several updates and upgrades have been added to the toothbrush of that era, but the original concept has never changed.


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  • 29/11/2016
    Is it Time for Dentures?

    Dentures are a removable replacement for a missing tooth or teeth and the surrounding tissue. There are many reasons for tooth loss, even with today’s social consciousness around oral health.


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  • 29/06/2016
    Nail Biting: It’s More Than Just a Bad Habit

    Nail biting.


    Perhaps you do it when you nervously wait for your job interview. Maybe you spot a rough corner of a nail and want to smooth it without searching for nail clippers. Or perchance you do it without thinking, as you watch yet another online cat video.


    Whatever the case, it’s time you kicked the habit.


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  • 28/06/2016
    Everything You Need to Know about Wisdom Teeth and Wisdom Teeth Extraction

    Wisdom teeth were useful for humanity’s early ancestors. Today, however, they are at best superfluous, and at worst harmful. Dental clinics in Edmonton, such as Westmount Dental Centre, often recommend that their patients have their wisdom teeth removed for numerous oral health reasons.


    Wisdom teeth would have been beneficial for a diet consisting mostly of wild meats, plant roots, leaves, and nuts. The modern diet, on the other hand, doesn’t require such powerful chompers, and the modern human jaw often isn’t made to accommodate them.


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  • 27/06/2016
    Tasty Tidbits: 7 Fascinating Facts About the Tongue

    Try to say this phrase as many times as you can: “The sixth sick sheikh’s sixth sheep’s sick.” If you successfully said it even once, pat yourself on the back. That’s the hardest tongue twister in the English language, at least according to Guinness World Records.


    Better yet, why not reward your tongue with a tasty treat? After all, your tongue worked hard to help you say that combination of words. While you enjoy your light snack, feed your mind with these seven fascinating facts about the tongue.


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  • 26/06/2016
    Smile Big: What to Do Before & After You Receive Dental Veneers

    Do you have any chipped teeth at the front of your smile? Are your teeth not as bright a white you’d like them to be? Are you bothered by a few crooked teeth or gaps between your teeth? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you may be a good candidate for cosmetic dental care in Edmonton, or dental veneers.


    Dental veneers are thin porcelain or resin coverings that attach to your teeth. Veneers make your smile bright white and uniform while looking just like natural teeth.


    You may have heard about veneers before, but you might not know if your teeth are a good match for this cosmetic dentistry procedure or how to care for your teeth after veneers. This blog gives you a before-and-after guide to prepare for and maintain dental veneers.


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  • 25/06/2016
    What You Should Do About Your Children’s Loose Teeth

    The milestone has finally arrived—your child has his or her first loose tooth, and you feel simultaneously excited and nervous. On the one hand, you can’t wait to tell your child about the tooth fairy myth. But on the other hand, you’ve never dealt with a loose tooth before. Sure, you had your own loose teeth as a child, but you may not remember the experience clearly enough to help your own kids.


    Below, we’ve given you an outline of what you should do before and after the tooth falls out. This milestone shouldn’t give you anxiety—and if you follow the tips below, it won’t.


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  • 24/06/2016
    Relieve Your Tooth Pain with Dentistry in Edmonton

    Just as the theatre lights dim, you grab a handful of popcorn. You enjoy that salty treat until you feel it: the horrible crunch of a broken tooth. The rest of the movie is a blur since you spend most of your time fighting the pain and worrying about your tooth. Don’t let that ache last any longer than necessary.


    Whether it’s an unexpected popcorn kernel, auto accident, or natural wear and tear that causes your tooth pain, you don’t have to live with tooth pain. Visit Westmount Dental Centre today for dentistry in Edmonton.


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  • 23/06/2016
    Your Guide to Keeping the Whole Family Cavity Free

    Cavities are painful, they pose a danger to dental and overall health, and, most importantly, they are preventable. A cavity is a spot where a tooth has been broken down by acids which are found in certain foods that we eat and in the plaque which is produced by bacteria that live in the mouth. The bacteria feed on sugars and starches in order to produce this acidic plaque, which sticks stubbornly to the surface of the teeth.


    Preventing cavities in yourself and in your children can be done by following a few simple tips. You can keep your while family cavity free by:


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  • 22/06/2016
    What a Cosmetic Dental Treatment Can Do for Your Smile

    Cosmetic and restorative dentistry in Edmonton is helping people from all walks of life find renewed confidence in their smiles. There are now a variety of treatments available for a variety of cosmetic dental problems, and it is well worth your time to ask a dental professional about what they can do for you.


    When you come in for an appointment with the dentist at the Westmount Dental Centre, you’ll be able to tell us about your dental health and appearance concerns. You’ll then be taken through your options and informed about the cosmetic dentistry procedures that we perform at our clinic. Depending on your specific needs, we may recommend one of the following cosmetic dental care services:


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  • 21/06/2016
    Westmount Dental Centre: Where Our Patients Are Our Priority

    When searching a dentist for yourself or for your entire family, you want to make sure that you choose an Edmonton dental clinic that has a great reputation for making their patients a priority. Before scheduling your first appointment, you need to know the clinic you choose is going to offer you the level of care you deserve.


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  • 20/06/2016
    Six Natural Foods That Can Help Whiten Your Teeth

    Eating sticky, sugary, and staining foods can cause teeth to yellow and lose their lustre. There are other foods, however, which have the opposite effect, and which can actually help to whiten and brighten your smile. If your teeth have lost a bit of their shine, then here are six natural foods you should try to incorporate more into your diet:


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  • 19/06/2016
    Looking for a Dentist in Edmonton? Westmount Dental Centre Welcomes You

    If you’ve recently moved to the Edmonton area, then one of your first orders of business should be finding a good family dentist that can look after your entire family’s oral health. Even if you all practice good brushing and flossing habits, it should not be considered an alternative to quality dental care from the experienced dental professionals at Westmount Dental Centre in Edmonton.


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  • 18/06/2016
    Protect Your Active Child’s Teeth, Gums, and Mouth with a Sports Mouth Guard

    Canadian children are involved in a variety of different organized sports. While these sports are great for their overall physical health, they do also pose a danger to oral and dental health. Both contact sports and non-contact sports can result in injuries to the mouth, teeth, and gums.


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  • 17/06/2016
    Worry-Free Cosmetic Dental Care in Edmonton

    Many people have questions and reservations about cosmetic dentistry, such as if cosmetic dentistry procedures are uncomfortable or even if they might be painful. If you have considered cosmetic dentistry in the past but have been held back by such worries, then you should know that advances in dental procedures and technology have made significant pain and discomfort a thing of the past.


    At the Westmount Dental Centre in Edmonton, our highly trained and skilled cosmetic dentists are committed to providing patients with a comfortable environment. We make it a priority to listen to our patients’ wants and needs, and to make sure that you get the results you deserve.


    At Westmount Dental Centre we offer the following procedures:


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  • 13/06/2016
    A Buyer’s Guide to Picking the Right Toothpaste for Your Dental Needs

    There is an almost dizzying array of toothpaste options available in every drug store’s dental care aisle. Thankfully, all of these toothpastes can generally be divided into a few basic types. These types all have their own unique benefits, so it is important to find out which one would be best for your unique dental needs. Our Edmonton dentists at Westmount Dental Centre describe each toothpaste and dental need below:


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  • 12/06/2016
    Considering Dentures? See Our Top 5 Signs That You May Need Them

    Most people assume that they will never end up needing dentures. Unfortunately, this assumption often causes them to overlook some signs that they should in fact be talking to their Edmonton dentist about whether dentures may be right for them.


    At Westmount Dental Centre, we want to ensure that everyone has enough information to take care of their dental health all throughout life. Here are our top five signs that you should be considering getting dentures:


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  • 12/06/2016
    Oral Health and Aging: What You Need to Know

    Oral health is important throughout all stages of life, and must continue to be a priority throughout the senior years. Growing older has an impact on various aspects of a person’s health, their oral health included. Let’s take a look at everything that you need to know about aging and oral health.


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  • 11/06/2016
    Thumb-Sucking and Pacifier-Sucking Habits in Children

    Parents of babies and young children rarely go a day without having new questions about their tots. If you have questions about your child’s thumb- or pacifier-sucking habits, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are answers to five thumb- or pacifier-sucking questions that you are definitely not alone in asking:


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  • 10/06/2016
    Dental Fitness: Oral Health Tips for Athletes

    Most athletes know to wear protective gear while the play on the field and most athletes know how to keep their bodies in shape. But many athletes neglect one important thing: their teeth.


    Your teeth are probably the last thing on your mind as you score a hat trick in the hockey arena or drain threes on the basketball court. But your dental health can and does affect your athletic performance. If you don’t care for your gums and teeth, you might develop gum disease or toothaches that will plague you both on and off the court.


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  • 09/06/2016
    Top 3 Strategies for Coping with a Dental Emergency

    Have you ever been in the middle of a meal when you suddenly bit into something that felt like a rock in your mouth – only to discover it was a piece of your tooth? Likewise, you may have woken in the middle of the night with severe jaw or tooth pain. Additionally, if you have children, you probably wonder when you’ll have to face another knocked-out tooth.


    Dental emergencies can happen to anyone. Sometimes it seems that they happen exactly at the most inconvenient moments, when you’re away for the weekend, or late at night after the dentist’s office is closed. At such times, it’s easy to panic a little, as you deal with throbbing pain or something worse.


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  • 08/06/2016
    What to Do About Coffee- and Tea-Stained Teeth

    If you're like most Canadian adults, you enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with breakfast, throughout the day or as an after-dinner treat. Coffee and tea both have several health benefits: they give you a boost of energy, improve your mood and supply your body with much-needed antioxidants. However, depending on how much tea or coffee you drink, one part of your body might pay an unfortunate price: your teeth.


    Tea and coffee both have properties that discolour your teeth over time. This doesn't mean you have to resign yourself to a tea- or coffee-free life, though. In our blog below, we'll talk about why this discolouration happens and what you can do to minimize the damage.


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  • 07/06/2016
    Is Your Toothbrush Clean?

    Did you know more than 500 species of bacteria live in a healthy mouth?


    With its warm temperature, soft tissue, and a steady supply of food, the human mouth is the perfect host for these microscopic organisms. While some oral bacteria help break down nutrients, other strains cause tooth decay and gum disease.


    Every morning and night, your toothbrush is exposed to these bacterial strains. When you're done brushing your teeth, the bacteria from your mouth sit on the bristles for hours at a time. If you're like many adults and keep your toothbrush in the bathroom, your toothbrush may also come in contact with water from washing hands and airborne bacteria from the toilet. Then when you brush again, all those germs hop back inside your mouth. Not exactly pleasant, is it?


    To cut back on germs, follow these tips and tricks for a cleaner toothbrush and contact your Edmonton dentist for more teeth cleaning tips.


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  • 06/06/2016
    Signs You Need a Root Canal

    Many people are afraid of root canals because they don’t know much them. However, a root canal is a nearly painless procedure that helps save teeth from infection. Here are some things you should know about root canals in Edmonton.


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  • 05/06/2016
    Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Choose Dentures in Edmonton

    Tooth loss is a common part of the aging process. It can be uncomfortable and even embarrassing for some people. Fortunately, a set of dentures will restore the appearance and functionality of your teeth and help you feel confident again when you eat, speak and smile.


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  • 04/06/2016
    Common Misconceptions About Teeth Whitening

    Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures—and with good reason! This simple treatment fights troublesome coffee stains and can leave your teeth looking whiter and brighter than ever before.


    However, this trend has also generated a lot of confusion. It seems that almost everyone has something to say about teeth whitening, and not all the rumors are true. Let's take a look at common misconceptions to sort the fact from the fiction.


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  • 03/06/2016
    Habits to Break for Healthy Teeth

    We are all guilty of making common mistakes at one point or another. Some of us bite our nails and some of us used to suck our thumbs. These are natural ways that we self-soothe and cope with the stress and pressure from our daily lives. The last thing you need to add to that pile of stress is worrying about breaking a bad habit. Just remember, if you break the habit now, you will avoid a big dental bill later.


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  • 02/06/2016
    Understanding the Negative Effects of Poor Oral Hygiene

    In August of 2013, the online journal for Cancer Prevention Research published a study examining the connection between oral hygiene and the oral HPV Infection. HPV, or human papillomavirus, can cause a number of oropharyngeal cancers. The results of the study showed that the HPV virus was more likely to be present in adults who rated their oral health from poor to fair.


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  • 01/06/2016
    5 Reasons People Need Tooth Extractions

    When your Edmonton dentist tells you that you need a tooth removed, you might wonder why that procedure is the best option. After all, your permanent teeth are permanent for a reason. They help you chew your food, talk, and put on a confident smile.


    However, sometimes dentists need to remove adults' permanent teeth or, less often, kids' baby teeth. Here are five reasons a dentist might recommend a tooth extraction.


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