Dental Care Calgary

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Dental Care Calgary

Gums form a seal around your teeth and keep out bacteria. That’s why they deserve as much care as your teeth. If you do not take good care of your gums, you could end up suffering from gum disease and losing your teeth. The bacteria found in tartar and plaque causes gum disease; however, you can prevent the diseases by taking good care of your gums.

At East Village Dental, we’re a reputable inner-city dental clinic that provides high-quality dental care in Calgary to all our patients. We employ a preventative approach to dental care and believe that healthy smiles are a result of dentists and patients working together. We offer cosmetic, children, and sedation dentistry.

Ways to Keep Your Gums Healthy

To prevent gum disease, here are ways to help keep your gums healthy:

  • Floss

Flossing is essential to gum health because it helps remove plaque and food particles beyond the reach of your toothbrush. According to the Canadian Dental Association, you can floss at any time; in the morning, after lunch, or at night before you go to bed, the important thing is that you floss.

  • Quit Smoking

Smoking has been associated with gum disease, so if you have been looking for reasons to quit, the risk of tooth loss is a good one. Smoking weakens your immune system making it harder for your body to fight off the bacteria that cause gum disease. Apart from that, when you’re a smoker, it’s harder for your gums to go back to normal after they are damaged.

  • Go for Regular Dental Checkups

The Canadian Dental Association advises visiting your dentist for a check-up at least twice a year. It will be easy for your dentist to spot the early signs of gum disease if you go to them as recommended. The only way to remove tartar build-up is by having teeth cleaning done by a dentist. Professional teeth cleaning will also ensure the plaque you miss when brushing is removed.

  • Use Flouride Toothpaste

The shelves at your local store are filled with different toothpaste brands that promise to give you whiter teeth, fresher breath, and reduce gum inflammation. However, the only way to tell whether a toothpaste brand is suitable for your gums is by making sure that it is a fluoride toothpaste with the Canadian Dental Association seal of approval.

  • Brush Your Teeth Twice Daily

Make sure that you brush your teeth at least twice every day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Ensure that you clean your tongue too, as it can hold on to bacteria that will spread to your gums. Brush your teeth at a 45-degree angle using short, gentle strokes. Remember to replace your toothbrush every three months.

Effective Dental Care Services

At East Village Dental, we’re a team of dental professionals who’ll provide you with the dental care you need and educate you on the best dental care practices. Our team is friendly and professional and will ensure that you have a pleasant experience at our clinic. If you are looking for the best dental care in Calgary, we’ve got you covered. Call us today on (403)263-9014 to schedule your appointment.

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Dr. Staples found the perfect place to start his practice when he first saw Mission Viejo. A native Californian, he wanted to find a community that catered to his vision of both his work and family life. His dream was to raise his family in a town that provided a safe, friendly environment with good schools and healthy family values.

Since moving to Mission Viejo in 1976, Dr. Staples has been a figure in Mission Viejo both personally and professionally. With his wife, Durenda, they raised 3 children and experienced many years of community interaction and support. From Little League to club soccer, high school football and gymnastics, Dr. Staples has been an active parent in nearly all sporting organizations that are available in Mission Viejo. And now that his children are grown, Dr. Staples is committed to staying involved in the community by professionally sponsoring many local teams and schools. Dr. Staples has participated in other things such as the Elk’s Club, Charity Events, Food Drives and in-classroom dental education at many local elementary schools. Dr. Staples also spent many years as an active member of an a cappella singing group that performed at numerous churches, local civic events and social outreach programs.

Aside from his personal endeavors, Dr. Staples’ educational and professional background is substantial. A graduate of Whittier College, Loyola University School of Dentistry and the USC Orthodontic Department, Dr. Staples considers educational curiosity to be the hallmark of a professional’s life. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, which is the highest level of professional achievement for diagnostic abilities and treatment skills. He is also a former clinical professor for the UCLA School of Dentistry’s Orthodontic Department and the inventor of an innovative orthodontic expansion device that is used in orthodontic offices worldwide. He reads every piece of dental and orthodontic literature that he can find, and continually takes advanced, specialized courses that involve the latest breakthroughs in the profession.

Over the years, Dr. Staples’ professional and personal involvement in Mission Viejo has brought smiles to many faces you see every day. With everything he has done, Dr. Staples has never veered from his initial dream to provide honest, exceptional orthodontic care to his community.

Since establishing himself as one of the first orthodontists in Mission Viejo, Dr. Staples has had a commitment to provide his patients with the highest quality of orthodontic treatment in a supportive, caring way. He uses the latest technology along with proven orthodontic solutions and recommends them based on his patients’ individual needs. High-tech orthodontic systems can be seen in his use of self-ligating brackets, like the Damon System, Invisalign treatment, temporary anchorage devices, digital orthodontic systems, and more.

In addition to practicing orthodontics, Dr. Staples is the Program Director and tenured instructor for South Coast Dental Institute, a vocational school that is involved with dental education.