The Avenue Dental Blog

How to Know if You are Having a Dental Emergency or Not

Dental emergencies happen to many people, often resulting from an injury or an underlying oral health condition. Our Fort St. John dentists share advice on how to know if your dental issue is an emergency, and what to do.

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What Is Orthodontics, Anyway?

You’ve heard the word 'orthodontics', but what does it mean, and how can an orthodontist help you? Today, our Fort St. John orthodontists explain the basics of this field of dentistry.

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How to Avoid Needing a Root Canal

While a root canal is an effective way to treat an infected tooth, it's always best to avoid needing one in the first place! We believe prevention is the first line of defence. Here, our Fort St. John dentists explain how you can avoid needing a root canal.

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Life After Braces & What to Watch Out For

At last it's time for your braces to come off! Congratulations – but there are some things you should know post-treatment. Here are a few pointers from our Fort St. John dentists on what you can expect from life after braces.

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How To Tell If You Need a Dental Filling

Dental fillings can often be used to restore a tooth with a cavity, but there are different types of fillings that can be used to get the job done. Here, our Fort St. John dentists explain why you'd need a filling, and the different types of fillings to consider. 

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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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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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