Why is fluoride good for our teeth? According to the Canadian Dental Association “Fluoride has a positive effect on oral health by making teeth more resistant to decay. Fluoride can also prevent or even reverse tooth decay that has started.” So what is fluoride exactly? Fluoride is a mineral which occurs naturally in bodies of water (including the Bow and Elbow Rivers), soil and is even found in trace amounts in our food (including various brands of bottled waters). [...]
Source: Canadian Academy Of Dental Hygiene
Published: August 26, 2014
The world’s first introduction to radiology, which involves the process known as X-rays, came in 1895 from German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen. Many have seen Röntgen’s first X-ray photograph of his wife’s hand, donning a ring. Since this breakthrough achievement, medical radiography has only continued to exceed technological boundaries. [...]
Melissa has been a valued member of our reception team at Brentwood Village Dental Clinic since January 2014. Melissa is in charge of contacting our patients for their dental hygiene recalls, which are based on the hygienists’ recommendations. She is also charged with the task of entering most third party insurance payments the office receives from our direct billing service. [...]
Brentwood Village Dental Clinic, conveniently located inside the Brentwood Village Mall, was established on January 2nd 2001 by Dr. Ronda Salloum, DDS. We are currently occupying three units in the mall, providing nine operatories and a recovery room, with extended evening and weekend hours for your convenience.
From the moment Dr. Salloum opened the doors at Brentwood Village Dental Clinic she has strived to bring patients the highest quality care through sound dentistry, knowledgeable and courteous staff, and patient-friendly services such as direct insurance billing and competitive pricing. [...]
Pregnancy is a time to be particularly mindful about all aspects of one’s health. Good oral health is always vital for overall health but is especially important throughout pregnancy. Periodontal (gum) disease can result in preterm labor and delivery, low birth weight, preeclampsia and even infant mortality. If you are planning a pregnancy you should visit your dentist for a complete check-up, cleaning and any necessary dental treatment prior to conception. [...]
But there’s no need for panic. The belief that root canals are ‘The Worst Thing Ever’ is actually rooted (sorry) in myth.
Root canals relieve pain.
Modern technology and effective anesthetics mean that a root canal should not be any more uncomfortable than getting a filling. [...]
Kassandra, who has been a part of the Brentwood team for five years, was born and raised in Calgary where a quick passion for figure skating developed at the age of 6. At age 19 Kassandra made the tough decision to let go of her olympic dream and hang up her skates; she chose to begin a different career path by following her cousin to KDM Dental College where she graduated as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA). Kassandra brightens up the days of patients and colleagues alike with her charismatic smile and bubbly personality. [...]
Have you ever been at the dentist and felt like they were speaking a completely different language? We want to help you understand some dental terminology that you may not know. Review our mini dental dictionary below; how many terms did you already know? [...]
China has been a member of the Brentwood Village Dental Clinic’s team since March 2010. She is hardworking and extremely motivated. China is a dedicated leader and her ability to multitask has led to swift promotion. Her position as Business Office Supervisor is well suited to her strong skill set. [...]
Periodontal Disease is a serious oral disease largely attributed to inadequate oral hygiene; this disease affects many adults in today’s society even though it is often preventable. Periodontal disease has damaging effects on the bone and soft tissues of your mouth, and it all begins with plaque. Plaque containing bacteria forms on your teeth every day. If not removed regularly through a proper oral hygiene routine consisting of both brushing and flossing, plaque calcifies and hardens into calculus (commonly referred to as tartar). Once formed, calculus cannot be removed at home by brushing and flossing. (Your dental hygienist performs a procedure called scaling and root planing to remove calculus build up from your teeth.) [...]