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Eat Your Fruits, Skip the Juice

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As Health Canada is updating Canada’s Food Guide, one significant change will be the removal of juice as a recommended daily intake. To help reduce sugar intake, Health Canada’s proposed recommendations are for water to be the beverage of choice. For Dr. Tham, from a dentist’s perspective, this recommendation will go a long way in reducing dental caries (tooth decay) risk.  Many people are unaware that a cup (250mL) of fruit juice can have more than 6 teaspoons of sugar!  Most people often drink more than just a cup of...

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Top 5 Things to Know About Your Dental Insurance from the North Delta Dental Team

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Here are the top 5 things we think you should know about your dental insurance: 1. As a convenience and courtesy to our patients, North Delta Dental accepts direct billing to most dental insurance plans.  Any co-payments or deductibles are due at the time of treatment from the patient.  However, if we are unable to confirm the details of your insurance plan at the time of your dental visit, then you will be responsible for the full amount of treatment and will instead be reimbursed directly from the insurance company after we submit your...

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Year In Review of 2018

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Year In Review of 2018

2018 was a year of many highlights:   Dianne joined our team as our Dental Administrator. She is the welcoming and attentive voice that you hear when you call us at North Delta Dental. Dianne arrived with a wealth of knowledge: nearly ten years of experience in the dental industry and over fifteen years in the hospitality industry.     Dr. Tham and the entire North Delta Dental team completed their training at the Pacific Training Institute for Facial Aesthetics with the renowned Drs. Warren and Jan Roberts for Botox treatment...

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All!

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All!

  The Holiday Season is time for reflection and thanksgiving with friends and family alike.   We are all thankful for all of our patients as we continue to have the opportunity to provide the most optimal dental care for you and your families.   We hope that every time you walk through our doors, you feel like a welcomed guest and always leave having had a remarkable experience.   So from our North Delta Dental Family of Calvin, Dianne, Jazmine, Lisa, Magalie and Nala; to yours, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and...

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ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS MY 2 FRONT TEETH PART 3

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  This teenaged patient fell down some stairs and knocked about 6 of his front teeth loose but did not lose any. This wired splint (almost like braces) was placed to hold the teeth in place while the surrounding bone healed over a period of a couple weeks.    We managed to save his loose teeth but six of them needed root canal therapy because the nerve tissue died and got infected from the initial trauma. For the time being, the teeth were restored with composite fillings but some will eventually require crowns to help protect the...

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All I Want For Christmas is My 2 Front Teeth 2!

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  A dental injury resulting in a completely lost tooth (avulsed tooth) can be a very traumatic event. But quick reaction will determine whether you can save the tooth or are needing to replace it completely!   The attached infographic is a very good reminder of what to do in the event of #dentaltrauma     Just remember if the tooth has come out completely, PICK, LICK AND STICK   1. PICK it up off the ground holding the sides of the crown of the tooth (ie. Don’t touch the root) 2. Give it a LICK to remove any...

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ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS MY TWO FRONT TEETH!

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  From about age six to early teens, is a common time kids can injure their new adult front teeth.   While the rest of their face is still growing, their adult front teeth will initially be proportionally larger. Depending on their eruption and alignment, some kids’ teeth will even stick out; putting them at further risk from injury from a fall or impact.   For this reason, it is important to wear a sportsguard during any sort of activity that could involve a fall or impact, whether it be obvious sports like Hockey or...

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Top 5 Reasons to Make Your Appointment NOW

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  Here are the top 5 reasons to make your appointment NOW to maximize your dental benefits:   1.    Unused benefits do not carry over to the next year! Most dental plans have an annual maximum benefit, but if you do not utilize it, you will lose any unused benefits from the previous year on January 1st. (there are some insurance plans that are renew annually on different dates other than January 1st, so check your plan for the exact details)   2.    New Year means New Deductible If your dental plan has a deductible, you will...

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When Does Your Child Lose Their First Tooth?

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At around age 6 or 7,  you can expect your child’s lower front baby tooth to get wiggly. As the adult incisor grows in (erupts), it produces chemicals that breaks down the root of the baby tooth it is replacing. This is why when the baby tooth is lost (exfoliates), there are no roots left and only the “crown” of the tooth remains. Sometimes this root resorption is incomplete and the adult tooth starts appearing from behind the baby teeth.  Not to worry! This is common and most of the time the adult incisor will push forward...

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TOP 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR DENTAL APPOINTMENT AT NORTH DELTA DENTAL

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TOP 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR DENTAL APPOINTMENT AT NORTH DELTA DENTAL

1. Your dental appointment is RESERVED especially for you.  We understand that things come up and you may need to change your appointment.  Should you need do so, we request that you give us 2 business days notice or a cancellation fee may be applied.  This allows us to offer the opportunity to another patient. 2. When you schedule your appointment, an email or SMS text message is sent immediately to you to SAVE THE DATE.  You will also receive an email or text reminder 1 week and 2 days prior to your appointment. It is important that you...

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