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Zajac Nights

Pier Dental is a Proud Supporter of Zajac Ranch for Children

We’re proud to announce our participation as a sponsor of Zajac Nights in support of the Zajac Ranch for Children. Located on the shores of Stave Lake in Misson, the Ranch has been helping children with chronic, life-threatening and/or debilitating conditions for over 10 years. Children at the Ranch have the opportunity to explore the outdoors while expanding their social skills and learning from the environment. The program is also a great benefit to the children’s self-confidence.

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Invisalign - straighten teeth

What is Invisalign® and how does it work?

The appearance of one’s smile has a big impact on self-image. Orthodontic alignment not only improves the appearance of a smile, but can reduce other dental, health, and speech concerns such as tooth decay, bone loss, chipped teeth, and speech impairment.

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Family Dentist Vancouver

The Importance of Dental Check-Ups

Dental check-ups are known to be an important part of a healthy lifestyle and many dentist recommend an appointment every six months. You may wonder why regular dental exams are encouraged and what exactly your dentist is checking for.

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Dental Care for All Ages

Cosmetic Dental Care for All Ages

With modern health care trending towards increased life expectancy and the maintenance of natural teeth, there is an increased need for ongoing dental care at all ages. As the baby boomer generation moves into retirement, studies predict a growing need for cosmetic dental care, including restorative, periodontal and orthodontic care.

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Sugar and Dental Health

Sugar Guidelines and Dental Health

On Wednesday, March 4, the World Health Organization (WHO) released updated recommendations for sugar consumption, warning that added sugar increases the risk of tooth decay, obesity, and other health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Top Vancouver dentists agree that sugar is a leading cause of dental problems. A balanced and nutritious diet is best for both your general health and your dental health.

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Modern Dental Technology

Digital Technology in Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentistry, like most other fields, has seen changes in technology over the past several years, but many experienced dentists still prefer their time-tested methods for certain procedures. Cosmetic and restorative dental procedures, such as having a tooth crowned, can now be completed through faster, more automated procedures. However, digital technology cannot always match the hand crafted fit and aesthetic look of a lab-made crown.

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Emergency Dentist Vancouver

Emergency Dental Care in Vancouver

If you have healthy teeth, you probably only see your dentist once or twice per year during scheduled visits. Do you know what to do in case of a dental emergency? Vancouver is home to many athletes and outdoor enthusiasts including skiers, mountain bikers, and cyclists. These activities can lead to dental emergencies including chipped and cracked teeth. Before heading out for athletic or recreational activities, it’s good to know how to respond in a dental emergency.

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Dental care and athletic performance

The Effect of Oral Health on Athletic Performance

Dental Care may not immediately jump to mind when it comes to preparing and training for an athletic event, but a recent study shows a relationship between dental health and athletic performance. Oral health is a key component of overall health and well-being and it should not be surprising that pain or discomfort caused by tooth decay or gum disease would cause a distraction or that could disrupt an intense training regime.

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Dental Care for Pregnant Women

Dental Care for Pregnant Women

Pregnant women should take particular care to maintain good oral health. Not only do hormonal changes put pregnant women at increased risk for gum disease, but this gum disease can pose serious health risks for the developing baby.

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Gum disease linked to cancer

Poor Dental Hygiene Linked to Cancer

Good oral hygiene habits are important for preventing tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath, but researchers are also finding surprising links between oral care and certain cancers. Links between gum disease and pancreatic cancer were first noted by a research team lead by Dr. Dominique Michaud from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.

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