The Clover Hills Dental Blog

Read the Clover Hills Dental Blog for advice, tips and important information from our Surrey dentists about your dental treatment options, and maintaining your oral health.


Do teeth whitening strips really work?

Do teeth whitening strips really work?

Posted Jun 21st, 2019

Teeth whitening strips do work, but they’re not the most effective way to whiten teeth. Here’s a little about how they work, how to use them safely, and what you should know before you try them out.

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What is the cycle of obstructive sleep apnea?

What is the cycle of obstructive sleep apnea?

Posted Jun 7th, 2019

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) causes disruptions in the sufferer's breathing during sleep. Here’s a little more about how the obstructive sleep apnea cycle works.

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Tips for Talking with Dentures

Tips for Talking with Dentures

Posted May 17th, 2019

Here, our Surrey dentists offer a few tips on how to get better at talking with your dentures in.

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Should I consider whitening my teeth?

Should I consider whitening my teeth?

Posted May 3rd, 2019

Are you considering having a teeth whitening treatment? Here are some tips from our Surrey dentists on how to tell if it would be right for you.

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Causes & Types of Sleep Apnea

Causes & Types of Sleep Apnea

Posted Apr 18th, 2019

Those who suffer from sleep apnea experience frequent pauses in their breathing during sleep. Here is a brief explanation of the causes of sleep apnea.

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Why are my dentures loose?

Why are my dentures loose?

Posted Apr 5th, 2019

Dentures can sometimes become loose and stop fitting as well as they did when you first got them. Here's a little about why and what you can do about loose fitting dentures.

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How long do dental implants take to heal?

How long do dental implants take to heal?

Posted Mar 15th, 2019

There are multiple steps to the dental implant process which means that more than one healing stage may be needed. Here's a little about what you can expect. 

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If left untreated, how will sleep apnea affect my health?

If left untreated, how will sleep apnea affect my health?

Posted Mar 1st, 2019

When you suffer from sleep apnea experience pauses in your breathing while you are asleep; in short, you’re having brief bouts of suffocation. Sleep apnea can lead to a wide range of serious health problems if left untreated.

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Improve Your Flossing Technique

Improve Your Flossing Technique

Posted Feb 15th, 2019

If you'd like to do a better job flossing, here are some tips to help you improve your flossing technique.

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How Implant-Supported Dentures Work

How Implant-Supported Dentures Work

Posted Feb 1st, 2019

As you might guess, an implant-supported denture is supported by, and attached to, a dental implant. But here's a little more about how they work.

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How Sleep Apnea Can Affect Mental Health

How Sleep Apnea Can Affect Mental Health

Posted Jan 18th, 2019

Sleep Apnea has a variety of obvious effects on the body, but many people don’t realize that it can have a negative impact on mental health as well.

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Which type of electric toothbrush should I purchase?

Which type of electric toothbrush should I purchase?

Posted Jan 4th, 2019

Are you considering purchasing an electric toothbrush? Here are some tips from our dentists on how to choose the best electric toothbrush for you.

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How do dental implants feel?

How do dental implants feel?

Posted Dec 21st, 2018

Patients often ask us if dental implants will feel like their natural teeth. Implants are a popular tooth replacement option because they give wearers a very natural look and feel. But how natural do they really feel?

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Celebrities Who Have Worn Invisalign

Celebrities Who Have Worn Invisalign

Posted Dec 7th, 2018

Invisalign’s main benefit is that it’s almost invisible when worn, and this make it the ideal orthodontic treatment choice for celebrities, who are almost constantly in the limelight.

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Should I be using mouthwash?

Should I be using mouthwash?

Posted Nov 16th, 2018

Mouthwash help's to rinse away food debris and bacteria after brushing, but it's not an essential part of a good oral hygiene routine. However, it doesn’t do any harm either, and might help to fight bad breath.

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How long do dental implants last?

How long do dental implants last?

Posted Nov 2nd, 2018

Dental implants are a type of dental restoration that permanently replaces missing teeth. Dental implants look, feel and work just like natural teeth, and with proper care, the can last for decades.

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After Invisalign: What’s Next?

After Invisalign: What’s Next?

Posted Oct 19th, 2018

If you’re coming up to the end of your Invisalign treatment, you may be wondering what happens next. Here’s what to expect once your treatment is complete!

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How to Keep Your Gums Healthy

How to Keep Your Gums Healthy

Posted Oct 5th, 2018

You probably won't be surprised to learn that keeping your gums healthy requires many of the same steps as keeping your teeth healthy.

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Preparing for Your Dental Sedation Appointment

Preparing for Your Dental Sedation Appointment

Posted Sep 21st, 2018

If you are scheduled to undergo dental treatment under sedation, here’s how you should prepare for a safe and successful appointment.

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Invisalign Teen: Compliance Indicators

Invisalign Teen: Compliance Indicators

Posted Sep 7th, 2018

Invisalign aligners are removable, meaning patients can remove them to eat, drink, and care for their teeth. This can make it tempting to remove them more often that prescribed… and that’s where compliance indicators come in.

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Components of a Good Oral Hygiene Routine

Components of a Good Oral Hygiene Routine

Posted Jul 20th, 2018

An effective dental hygiene routine is about much more than brushing and flossing your teeth. To maintain your oral health and keep your teeth and gums disease-free, follow the steps outlined below.

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How is Invisalign Teen Different from Standard Invisalign Treatment?

How is Invisalign Teen Different from Standard Invisalign Treatment?

Posted Jul 6th, 2018

Invisalign straightens your teeth over a period of months via a series of clear aligners. Invisalign has also designed a line to meet the specific needs of teenagers. Our Surrey dentists explain why Invisalign Teen is a great choice for adolescent patients.

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Dealing with Dental Anxiety

Dealing with Dental Anxiety

Posted Jun 29th, 2018

Anxiety and fear around visiting the dentist are very common. Our Surrey dentists offer advice and tips to help you manage your dental anxiety.

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Will I Need a Bone Graft for My Dental Implant?

Will I Need a Bone Graft for My Dental Implant?

Posted Jun 15th, 2018

Dental implants make a durable replacement for missing teeth that look, function and feel just like natural teeth. However, they are also the most invasive option, and sometimes require supplementary procedures, such as bone grafts.

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Can My Dentist Really Tell if I Haven’t Been Flossing?

Can My Dentist Really Tell if I Haven’t Been Flossing?

Posted Jun 1st, 2018

You may be able to hide the fact that you're not flossing consistently from your dentist for a while, but she will eventually be able to tell.

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Can Adults Get Invisalign?

Can Adults Get Invisalign?

Posted May 18th, 2018

Many adults often think orthodontic treatment is just for kids and teens, and that as adults, they're stuck with their uneven smiles. In fact, anyone with healthy teeth and gums can have their teeth straightened, and our Surrey dentists consider Invisalign to be an ideal treatment option for adults. Here’s why.

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CPAP Treatment for Sleep Apnea

CPAP Treatment for Sleep Apnea

Posted May 4th, 2018

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is a highly effective sleep apnea therapy option. Here, our Surrey dentists describe how CPAP works, and how it can help you get a better night’s sleep.

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Dental Implants vs. Dental Bridges

Dental Implants vs. Dental Bridges

Posted Apr 20th, 2018

Dental implants and dental bridges are dental restorations that fill the space left by missing teeth.When prescribing either of these restorations to a patient, our Surrey dentist will take the following factors into consideration.

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Straight Smile Centres Wins 2018 Vancouver Consumer Choice Award

Straight Smile Centres Wins 2018 Vancouver Consumer Choice Award

Posted Apr 11th, 2018

Straight Smile Centres is proud to announce that we’ve been selected as a winner of the 2018 Vancouver Consumer Choice Awards, in the Health & Wellness category!

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Teeth Whitening: How White is Too White?

Teeth Whitening: How White is Too White?

Posted Apr 6th, 2018

If you’re thinking about having your teeth whitened, you may be wondering: how white is too white? Here are some things to keep in mind when it comes to teeth whitening that will help avoid going too far.

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