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.


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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Soft Diet Options with New Dentures

Soft Diet Options with New Dentures

Posted Mar 23rd, 2018

When you first get new dentures, it will take some time for your mouth to adjust to them. Here are a few soft food suggestions that will allow you to eat comfortably during this time, without being bored.

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Do I Have Sleep Apnea or Am I Just Snoring?

Do I Have Sleep Apnea or Am I Just Snoring?

Posted Mar 9th, 2018

Sleep apnea and snoring are two different problems, although they do have several similarities. Here, our Surrey dentists explain how you can tell the difference.

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Dental Sedation For Patients with Special Needs

Dental Sedation For Patients with Special Needs

Posted Feb 23rd, 2018

Sedation can be a very useful tool when it comes to helping patients with special needs undergo dental treatment. At Clover Hills dental in Surrey, it's our mission to make sure that each of our patients receives the care he or she needs, safely and comfortably.

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Teeth Whitening Risks

Teeth Whitening Risks

Posted Feb 9th, 2018

The risks associated with teeth whitening are relatively insignificant, but there are still some important factors our Surrey dentists want patients to keep in mind when they are considering this cosmetic dental procedure.

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How Sleep Apnea Affects Your Relationships

How Sleep Apnea Affects Your Relationships

Posted Jan 26th, 2018

You may be aware that sleep apnea can affect your physical health and wellbeing, but it can damage your relationships as well.

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How Many Dental Implants Can I Get?

How Many Dental Implants Can I Get?

Posted Jan 12th, 2018

With dental implants, you can replace just a single tooth, multiple adjacent teeth, or even a full upper or lower jaw of teeth. You don't need a separate implant for each individual tooth, however. Here's how it works.

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Electric vs. Manual Toothbrushes

Electric vs. Manual Toothbrushes

Posted Dec 22nd, 2017

The dentists at our Surrey office often recommend that patients replace their manual toothbrushes with electric ones to help them...

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After Your Extraction: Filling the Space

After Your Extraction: Filling the Space

Posted Dec 8th, 2017

If you are missing teeth, getting the spaced filled as soon as possible is very important for your oral health. Here are some tooth replacement options to choose from.

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Sleep Apnea & Weight Loss

Sleep Apnea & Weight Loss

Posted Nov 24th, 2017

There is a variety of treatments for Sleep Apnea, but in some cases it can also be cured! For people who are overweight and suffering from sleep apnea, simply losing some weight can resolve the disorder.

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 The Parts of a Dental Implant

The Parts of a Dental Implant

Posted Nov 10th, 2017

Dental Implants are made up of three different parts: The implant itself, an abutment, and a crown. Here, our Surrey dentists provide a brief overview of each component.

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Can Children & Teens Get Their Teeth Whitened?

Can Children & Teens Get Their Teeth Whitened?

Posted Oct 20th, 2017

Our Surrey dentists advise against teeth whitening for children for a few important reasons.

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When Are Tooth Extractions Necessary?

When Are Tooth Extractions Necessary?

Posted Oct 6th, 2017

Typically, our Surrey dentists only consider a tooth extraction when less invasive procedures would likely be fruitless. Here’s why, and when a tooth extraction would be the best option.

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How Long Will Invisalign Treatment Take?

How Long Will Invisalign Treatment Take?

Posted Sep 22nd, 2017

Invisalign is a lower profile option for straightening teeth for patients who prefer to avoid metal braces. Read on to find out how long the Invisalign process will take.

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