The Avenue Dental Blog

In our dental health blogs you will find tips and advice from our Fort St. John dentists and team to help keep your smile healthy and happy.

7 Tips on How to Keep Your Retainer Clean & Fresh

You’ve made it through months or years of wearing braces, and you’ve received your retainer. It's an exciting time! Now all you need to do is wear your retainer and maintain it properly. But how? Our Fort St. John dentists explain.

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Why Does My Tooth Hurt? 5 Possible Answers

If tooth or gum pain is plaguing you, contact your dentist immediately to schedule an appointment. In this post, our Fort St. John dentists explain some possible reasons for your pain and what you can do until you get to the dentist.

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The Difference Between an Orthodontist & Dentist

Wondering about the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist, and what distinguishes these two professionals from each other. Our Fort St. John orthodontists explain.

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Do's and Don'ts After Dental Fillings

If you’ve got a cavity, having a dental filling placed can help to relieve discomfort and restore the strength of your tooth. Our Fort St. John dentists offer some advice about what you should and should not do after a filling. 

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How can I keep my teeth straight after braces?

Did you know that after your braces are removed your teeth can shift? Below, our Fort St. John dentists provide advice on how to ensure that your teeth remain straight – and that your orthodontic treatment pays off.

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When should I consider bringing my kids to the orthodontist?

Many parents wonder when they should book an orthodontic evaluation for their kids. Our Fort St. John dentists provide insight and advice about signs to watch for and how early orthodontics can benefit the oral health of children.

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Visiting the Dentist or Orthodontist During COVID

COVID-19 has left almost no aspect of our lives unchanged, and that includes our routine appointments with the orthodontist. In this post, we’ll discuss the new rules and regulations regarding seeing your Fort St. John orthodontist during these uncertain times.

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Dentistry for the Entire Family: How Dental Services Differ by Age

Your family's dental needs will change as they progress through different stages of life. In this post, our Fort St. John dentists explain the ins and outs of family dentistry and how we help kids, teens, adults and seniors keep their smiles healthy.

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The Most Commonly Asked Questions Our Orthodontists Receive

Many first-time orthodontic patients have questions about the different orthodontic options and how their treatment will impact their oral health. Here are 10 commonly asked questions our Fort St. John dentists have received from patients.

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TMJ: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is one of your body’s most complex joints and can experience issues leading to discomfort, headaches and other symptoms. Here, our Fort St. John dentists explain three main types of TMJ disorders (TMD), symptoms and treatment options.

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Full-Family, Full-Life Dental Care

At Alaska Avenue Dental, we are here for you and your family... for life. Whether you simply need a regular check-up and hygiene, you believe you need a filling or crown, or you or your children may need orthdontic care, we are your one-stop dental practice in Fort St. John, BC.

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Tips for a Healthy Smile from the Alaska Avenue Dental Team

Testimonials, Alaska Avenue Dental, Fort St. John, BC

  • Sugar plays a big role in the development of cavities. Avoid foods with 'hidden' sugars, like crackers, processed food, and milk. Brushing twice daily, swishing with water or chewing sugarless gum after meals can reduce the harmful of effect sugar on your teeth.
    - Terri, Hygienist

Looking for a healthier smile? Contact the Alaska Avenue Dental team today!

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