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.


Recognizing the Symptoms of TMJ Pain

Are you experiencing headaches, limited jaw opening, facial pain, or neck and shoulder pain? Our Fort St. John dentists are here to explain why you might have a TMJ disorder.

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Composite Dental Fillings: What are they and when are they used?

Almost everyone will need to have a cavity filled at some point. Despite how common they are, some people may not know much about the options available. Today, our Fort St. John dentists are here to tell you about them.

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Root Canals: Are they really that bad?

In the past, a tooth with nerve damage would typically need to be pulled. These days, our Fort St. John dentists can perform a root canal procedure to help save a tooth with minimal time and discomfort.

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How to Choose the Right Dentist for You

Are you looking for a dentist in Fort St. John? Finding the right dentist can be a tricky task, so today our dentists are offering some advice to help you make the right choice.

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How Can I Prevent Periodontitis?

Periodontal disease can negatively affect not only our oral health, but our overall physical health. Today, our Fort St. John dentists define periodontitis and offer tips on what you can to help fight and avoid it.

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Do These Simple Things to Avoid Gum Disease

Gum disease is a very common dental health problem among Canadian adults, that's often caused by poor oral hygiene. Our Fort St. John dentists explain how poor oral hygiene leads to gum disease, and what actions you can take to avoid the condition.

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How do I choose which orthodontic product best suits me?

So, your dentist is recommending orthodontic treatment – now you need to decide on the right treatment option for you. Orthodontic treatment is a significant investment of time and money. You want to make sure you’re using the right product. Here, we consider a few of your possible options. 

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What Jaw Pain Means: What Causes It and How to Treat It

Jaw pain can indicate a dental issue such as a toothache, TMJ Disorder, or perhaps a more serious condition. Today, our Fort St. John dentists explain some of the possible causes of jaw pain and what to do to help relieve your discomfort.

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Metal or clear braces?

Trying to decide between metal braces, clear (ceramic) braces and clear aligners? The best option for your smile will depend on a number of factors. Our Fort St. John dentists explain why these options, along with clear aligners, are so hotly debated.

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Dental Appliances Can Help You With Sleep Apnea

Sleep is essential to your health and wellbeing, and sleep disorders can seriously impact physical health. There are dental appliances available to help treat sleep apnea, and today our [SITEWIDE-LOCATION] dentists explain the options.

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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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