5 Reasons to Try Botox

Have you considered getting Botox, but feeling a little unsure about the procedure? You may be worried about looking too much like some of the Hollywood celebrities you see on TV who “overdo” it, but you can have a subtle, refreshed look. Botox injections have become so popular, you likely have a friend or family member who gets treatments on a regular basis…and you don’t even know it!

Botox Surrey BC

Need some more convincing? Here’s 5 reasons why you should try it:

(1)   People don’t have to know you got it, they will just think you are getting more rest and leading a healthier lifestyle. You will still be able to make facial expressions. The talk in the media about being “frozen” or looking plastic is exaggerated. You will still look completely natural and like yourself.

(2)   You will LOVE looking in the mirror because you will feel more confident about your appearance. It’s amazing how smoothing out some fine lines and wrinkles can help your confidence shine through!

(3)   Botox treatment literally only takes a few minutes. Plus, the procedure only has to be done every 3 to 4 months.

(4)   There is ZERO downtime. You could even have an appointment over your lunch break and go back to work without anyone noticing anything.

(5)   It feels like a quick pinch. Even if you are feeling anxious, you will be sure to say “Oh, that wasn’t as bad as I thought!”

The only thing you will have to get used to is everyone telling you how great you look. You can handle that, right?

Say goodbye to fine lines and wrinkles and HELLO to a happier you!

 

 

6 Things to Avoid Eating & Drinking to Protect Your Teeth

It’s important to go to the dentist every six months for a teeth cleaning and a checkup, but wouldn’t you want to prevent getting more invasive procedures done if you could?

There are a number of things that you should avoid putting in your mouth to lower your chances of needing dental work and to protect your teeth.

Here’s six of them:

(1) Soda (Regular or Diet) – It would be ideal to avoid soda for health reasons in general, but in terms of your teeth, soda contains acid that can weaken your tooth enamel. If you have a craving however, make a conscious effort to drink through a straw, which can help limit contact with your teeth.
soda

(2) Ice – Chewing on ice can easily chip, break, or crack your teeth. If you chew on ice, you also run the risk of damaging existing dental work like veneers and fillings, which can end up hurting your wallet as well. It can also weaken your tooth enamel and increase your sensitivity to hot and cold.

ice cubes

(3) Breath Mints, Lollipops, Cough Drops, and other Hard Candy – Sucking on anything sugary is like surrounding your teeth with sugar. Opt for sugar-free…and don’t bite anything into pieces, as it can have the same effect as ice.

Hard Candy

(4) Sports & Energy Drinks – Companies have a way of marketing their sports and energy drinks to seem like the ideal thing to reach for after a workout. Opt for water instead! It’s better for your body and won’t give you cavities.   Oh, and there is nothing “nutritious” about vitamin water.
Sports Drinks

(5) Canned Fruit – Heavy syrup combining with acids. Need I say more? It’s hard to compare the taste and quality to something fresh anyhow! If you don’t have access to fresh, opt for frozen, which is perfect for making smoothies.

canned fruit

(6) Lemons & Lemonade – It’s hard to say no to a glass of fresh lemonade on a sunny day, but you’ll want to limit your intake. The citric acid in lemons can be very harsh on your teeth and erode your enamel. Always use a straw and always be sure to rinse with water so that the acid is not lingering in your mouth longer than it should be.

lemon

Be mindful with oranges and grapefruits too…and also if you have a habit of adding lemon directly to your water.

It’s important to note that you should not brush your teeth within 30 minutes after drinking or eating anything acidic. Why? Because acid will soften your tooth enamel, making it even more prone to erosion after brushing.

Dr. Chohan can answer any further questions you may have about things to avoid to help protect your teeth when you book an appointment for a cleaning and checkup or one of these other dental servicesHealthy Smiles Family Dentistry proudly serves patients from Surrey, Delta, White Rock, Langley, and surrounding areas.

 

 

The Truth About Root Canal Therapy

The connotations that come along with the words “root canal” are often not very positive, even from people who don’t really even know what a root canal is. It is one of those procedures that evokes feelings of fear and and one that most people hope to be able to avoid at all costs.

The perception that root canals are super painful and scary is mostly due to the early treatment methods that are no longer in use. Getting a root canal isn’t that big of a deal…really!

Here’s Why:

  • The area will be frozen during the procedure. And the best part is…AFTER the treatment, most will experience pain RELIEF! They stop the pain caused by the infected dental pulp.
  • In addition to anesthetic, if you are still anxious, you also have the option of sedation.
  • Root canal therapy will SAVE your tooth. Would you rather have your tooth extracted or replace your tooth with an implant? Not likely. Plus, if you are fearful of a root canal, then you probably would also be fearful of the alternative procedures, and maybe even more so.
  • With proper dental care, most root canal treatments will last a lifetime, which will prevent you from having pain in that tooth again.
  • Today, some root canal procedures can be completed in a single visit, unlike in the past, where you may have needed multiple appointments.

Doesn’t sound so bad now, does it? Plus, your dentist will be able to answer any questions you may have and explain the treatment in full detail to make you feel as comfortable as possible.

How Do You Know If You May Need Root Canal Therapy?

If you have any of the following symptoms, you should definitely book an appointment to see your dentist:

  • Sharp pain around the tooth
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Constant throbbing pain
  • Ongoing sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Swollen lymph nodes and gum tissues

Call us today and book a consultation. You may also be interested in our other dental services. We welcome patients from Surrey, Delta, White Rock, Langley, and surrounding communities.

 

7 Compelling Reasons to Become a Patient at Our Surrey Dental Clinic

Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry is a beautiful, new dental clinic in Surrey.  We would love to have you as a patient!  Need some incentive to check us out?

Here’s seven reasons:

(1) We are a full-service family dental office in Surrey, specializing in the following dental services: preventative, restorative, cosmetic, sedation, and children’s dentistry.

(2) Dr. Sundeep Chohan will make you feel comfortable and at ease.  She strives to keep current with the evolving field of dentistry by participating in various continuing education courses and study clubs. She is trained and experienced in treating children with a gentle touch and inviting personality, which makes kids look forward to going to the dentist!

(3)  We provide state-of-the-art dental care, so we are trained and experienced at using innovative dental office technology including digital x-rays, panoramic x-rays, intraoral cameras and monitors, iPads for education, and DentalVibe®.

(4) Have a future dental emergency? Not to worry! Dr. Chohan will accommodate you during our dental office hours. Patients of record can call our main office line for instructions on how to reach us when the office is closed: 604-593-8201.

(5) We can whiten your teeth in the clinic in just 20-minutes!  Who doesn’t have 20-minutes for a bright and beautiful smile that is sure to boost your confidence?!  We also have bleaching kits that you can conveniently take home.  CLICK HERE for more about our teeth whitening services.

(6) We offer FREE Invisalign™ consultations. We are here to provide you with information and answer any questions you may have…not to make you feel pressured to buy. You have nothing to lose by booking a FREE consultation today!

(7) New patients get a take-home teeth whitening kit, electric toothbrush, or Visa gift card at their first visit! Click for info.

These are just some of the reasons why you should book an appointment at Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry today!  We would love to be able to show you firsthand that you will be pleased with your decision to give us a chance to provide you with the level of dental care you deserve in a safe, modern, and welcoming environment.

Accepting new patients from Surrey, Delta, White Rock, Langley, and surrounding communities.

Call us today! We look forward to meeting you!

 

7 Reasons for Dental Veneers


Dental-Veneers

While Hollywood stars are known for sporting perfect pearly whites, everyone from soccer moms and socialites to retirees are smiling bigger and brighter thanks to this miraculous cosmetic dental procedure.

From correcting discoloration to closing in gaps, this thin porcelain or resin composite material is shaped and placed over the front of your teeth to give you that bright, perfect smile you’ve always dreamed of. Unlike crowns, your natural teeth remain largely intact with only a minimal amount altered to fit the veneer.

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What Happens During A Root Canal


Root-Canal

Why You Need One

A root canal or endodontic treatment becomes necessary when the root of the tooth becomes abscessed or infected. In the past, this meant an extraction. Either you ended up with a gap in your mouth that could lead to jaw problems, or, depending on your budget, you got an artificial tooth. Today, dentists strive to ensure their patients retain their teeth because it’s been proven that by keeping all your teeth, you’ll live a longer and happier life.

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How To Know If You Need Dental Veneers


Dental-Veneers

Porcelain dental veneers are ultra-thin prosthetics that are placed on the front surfaces of teeth, in order to cover stains or structural defects. They offer numerous benefits compared to other dental treatments, such as crowns or tooth whitening, in a variety of situations.

There are many reasons to get porcelain dental veneers. This simple and minimally invasive dental treatment can improve the appearance of your smile in the following cases as well as many others.

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Why Invisalign Aligners May Be Right for You


Invisalign-aligners

If you are currently unhappy with the appearance of your smile, you might be interested in using Invisalign to improve it. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible, so few, if any, people can tell that you are wearing them. Most people are good candidates for this teeth-straightening option, and they are quite happy with the results. Here’s a look at Invisalign and the dental issues that it resolves almost effortlessly.

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Do Root Canals Hurt?


root canal

There are lots of dreadful stories that come from people who have had root canals. They are not the most pleasant things in the world. Believe me, I think everyone would rather be sitting on a sandy beach with the sun shining on them rather than sitting in a dentist chair with that big bright light shining on them instead.

Before getting a root canal, I’m sure there will be many questions that will pop in to your head that you will want to know the answers to. Such as, what exactly is a root canal? What are the steps in the procedure? Will it hurt? How long will it take? Let me answer all of those questions for you!

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