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The Saddleback Dental Centre Blog from Our South Edmonton Dentists

Welcome to the Saddleback Dental Centre blog page, where you will find insightful advice on how to preserve and maintain your oral health. Please check back often as our blog is updated regularly. From all of us at Saddleback Dental Centre in Edmonton, we look forward to making you smile!

  • 02/11/2016
    Preventing, Diagnosing and Treating Gum Disease

    You’ve probably heard about gingivitis. While the term is commonly heard, many people don’t really understand what it is, how it is caused and why it matters. Gingivitis, also known as periodontal disease or gum disease, is an extremely common oral health problem. Seventy percent of Canadians will have gum disease at some point in their lives. The good thing about this common issue is that it can be treated and reversed. To treat it properly though, you need to be able to identify the early signs and begin proper treatment as soon as possible to keep it from progressing. Visit your family dental clinic in South Edmonton for a definitive diagnosis and oral hygiene or treatment plan that works for you.

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  • 02/10/2016
    Follow the Signs: Oral Health Warning Signs and When to Visit the Dentist

    It is important to be in tune with your body so that when there are subtle changes, you will be able to notice them and properly treat any issues. Your oral health is particularly important to be aware of because small noticeable changes can indicate bigger problems and also progress quickly.

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  • 02/08/2016
    Understanding Gingivitis: The Basics of Gum Disease and How to Prevent It

    It seems to be mentioned in every oral hygiene commercial, and for good reason: 7 out of 10 Canadians will deal with gum disease at some point in their lives. Gingivitis or gum disease can cause discomfort, sensitivity, and a host of other health issues if left untreated. If you are concerned about the health of your gums or simply want to learn more about how to prevent this common oral health problem, Saddleback Dental Clinic in South Edmonton can help get you on the road to recovery and answer your questions about gingivitis.

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  • 02/07/2016
    Understand the Relationship between Your Oral and Heart Health

    Most people are aware that heart disease is a leading cause of death in North America. What many fail to recognize, however, is the correlation between their oral health and their heart health. If you or your loved one is at risk for heart problems, taking care of their oral hygiene and health with regular dental checkups can help lower their risk of developing cardiovascular issues.

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  • 02/06/2016
    Tips for Choosing the Right South Edmonton Dentist

    If you have resolved to start the New Year with a focus on your health and well-being, don’t forget to include a plan for improving your teeth and dental health. Oral care plays a major role in your overall health, so starting out in the New Year with a checkup and teeth cleaning will help you feel and look your best.

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  • 02/05/2016
    Your South Edmonton Dentists Explains the Cause of Bad Breath – and the Solution

    Nobody wants to be known as the person with bad breath. Even if you keep mints with you at all times, we have all experienced at some time, a bad taste in our mouth and unpleasant odour on our breath. Have you ever wondered what causes bad breath? Why some people seem to have it worse than others? Or maybe you are curious about ways to make it go away? Saddleback Dental is a dental clinic in South Edmonton that can clear up the common causes, offer some easy ways you can keep your breath fresh, and provide dental services to help you feel confident in your healthy smile and fresh breath.

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  • 02/04/2016
    Winter Whites: Taking Care of Your Teeth During the Holidays

    As residents in South Edmonton head towards another holiday season, calendars start to fill up with events, and people get excited about family traditions and celebrations with loved ones. Many of these traditions and celebrations involve sweet treats and drinks, which may wreak havoc on your teeth if you don’t take care of them properly. Regular dental care and checkups are the best way to keep your smile looking great, but it doesn’t hurt to remind yourself of some key tips before the holidays. Read below for a quick refresher on some easy ways to make sure the short holiday season doesn’t leave you with long-term tooth problems!

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  • 02/03/2016
    Dental Emergencies: Common Problems and Prevention

    Many people experience tooth injuries, but regardless of how common they are, not everyone knows what to do when they or a loved one are experiencing a dental emergency. Cracked, chipped, broken or knocked out teeth may happen to anyone from a variety of accidents, so it is important to know what to do if it happens.

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  • 02/02/2016
    Identifying Your Dental Insurance Coverage at Your South Edmonton Dental Clinic

    Like so many other people, you dread going to the dentist. But you also know that your dental hygiene is something you should prioritize. Learn how to get the most out of your dental insurance and make your time at the dental clinic count. Remember, the more proactive you are about your dental health, the less likely you are to need painful treatments in the future.

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  • 02/01/2016
    South Edmonton Dentists Take the Stress Out of Root Canal Procedures

    When you have an infection in the nerves of your tooth, a dentist can perform a root canal treatment in order to save the tooth and stop the infection from spreading. The dentist removes the infected tissue and repairs the tooth so that it doesn’t have to be pulled. There are a few things that you should know in order to prepare yourself for an oral surgery like a root canal treatment.

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  • 02/12/2015
    The Importance of Fluoride for Good Oral Health

    The use of fluoride in dentistry is considered by the Canadian Dental Association to be one of the most successful preventative health care measures ever undertaken. Careful scientific study has demonstrated that the use of fluoride is a very safe and effective way of preventing numerous dental health issues.

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  • 02/10/2015
    What is a Toothache?

    Good oral health is essential to prevent toothaches and other dental diseases. A toothache is a pain in or around a tooth that may be caused by tooth decay, an abscessed tooth or infected gums. Other signs of having a toothache include having a tooth fracture or a damaged filling, and repetitive motions, such as chewing gum or grinding teeth.

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  • 02/09/2015
    Are You Considering Cosmetic Dental Services in Edmonton?

    If your teeth need to be restored, protected or replaced entirely then there is a range of choices available for you to enhance your smile. Cosmetic dental services are an important and necessary facet of caring for your teeth.


    There are solutions, whether you are missing a tooth, one is out of place or you suffer from discolouration. These are just a few issues that could affect your dental health, smile and confidence.


    Cosmetic dental services in Edmonton offer a variety of options to provide a healthy, attractive set of teeth for any mouth.

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  • 02/09/2015
    Finding the Right Dental Clinic in Edmonton

    You are ready to switch to a new dental clinic in Edmonton, but where do you start? While there are plenty of dental clinics and qualified dental professionals, you need to find the right dentist for you and your family. Being comfortable in your dentist’s chair has a lot to do with the trust and confidence you feel towards the dentist, as well as the clinic staff and general ambience.

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  • 02/08/2015
    5 Dentist Tips for a Healthier Mouth

    Spring is here, and while you are focusing on spring cleaning in the house, do not forget to do a deep clean of your mouth, too. Healthy teeth and gums start with proper oral care. After all your teeth do for you, they deserve a good cleaning every now and then. So, while you are creating your list of to-do’s for inside the house, add a few dental to-do’s and make time in your busy schedule to visit your local dentist in Edmonton.

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  • 02/07/2015
    Teeth Whitening in Edmonton and Surrounding Areas

    A bright and confident smile can be achieved through the cosmetic procedure of teeth whitening. This treatment is not only in high demand but it is accessible, affordable and safe.


    Our teeth become stained and yellowed as a natural consequence of time. Teeth whitening leads to an illuminating smile, which enhances your natural features.


    As a popular cosmetic dental treatment, teeth whitening can now be done in a number of ways. Saddleback Dental Centre can guide you through the procedure for teeth whitening.

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  • 02/06/2015
    The Importance of Flossing

    Good dental health includes a mix of personal dental care, and the care of your dentist. This includes flossing as an essential step in your daily teeth cleaning routine. Getting into the habit of daily flossing is easier when you floss while doing something else like watching TV or listening to music. One of the many benefits of flossing is removing any plaque or bacteria that you cannot reach with your toothbrush.

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