We all remember what visiting the dentist could be like when we were kids. Some of us were terrified of even going for a routine cleaning — and God forbid they should find a cavity to drill! Now that we’ve grown up, those of us with families face another challenge: how can we make the […]
Could TMJ Be Causing Your Neck Pain?
Neck pain can make even the simplest daily tasks into tedious challenges. Many people don’t even know where their neck pain is coming from, making matters even more complicated. For instance, what if we told you the pain in your neck might result from temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) disorder? Not sure what TMJ is or […]
How to Prevent Sensitivity from Teeth Whitening
Having sensitive teeth can affect many people, but it can have wildly different causes. When a patient complains about sensitive teeth typically, it can be caused by issues with their gums or the surface of their teeth. But when a patient opts for teeth whitening, the cause, the prevention, and the treatment of sensitive teeth […]
What You Can & Can’t Eat with Invisalign
Invisalign is the answer to many people’s prayers for an alternative to braces. They’re sleek, low-profile, and not uncomfortable. Unlike braces, they don’t stick out much. That means you don’t have to learn how to enunciate your words all over again. But there are some unique restrictions on your day-to-day worth knowing, especially when it […]
Can Dentists Offer BOTOX?
Father Time comes for us all. But sometimes he has the nerve to act before his appointment. As we age, we get smile lines and crows’ feet, which may not be a nice trophy for living your best life in your 40s, 50s, and 60+. Sometimes, our faces only need a youthful touch-up to give […]
Sedation Dentistry: More than Just Laughing Gas
What is Sedation Dentistry? For many people, trips to the dentist are uncomfortable and, in some cases, scary. Dental anxiety, or dental fear, is estimated to affect over 30% of the population, with over 10% of that suffering from extreme dental phobia. Sedation dentistry can effectively reduce patient anxiety, allowing you to relax during procedures […]
Do Sippy Cups Cause Tooth Decay? Preventing Cavities
Parenting is tough. Almost half the battle is making sure your child has the proper nutrients, play, and rest to grow physically and psychologically healthy. Infancy is a delicate balance of giving your infant what they’re willing to eat and drink — at the right time. To that end, you might want to give your […]
Shawnessy Dental COVID-19 Protection Plan
To Our Valuable Patients, We are pleased to inform you that we are now able to book for all dental procedures! At the current time, periodontal therapy or hygiene (cleanings) will be limited to hand scaling and fluoride applications. We will be unable to use an ultrasonic scaler or able to polish for our adult […]
What is the Alberta Dental Fee Guide & Why is It Important?
The dental costs in Alberta are the highest in Canada. A 2016 review of dental fees in Alberta found that costs here are higher, and increase at a higher rate than other provinces (all of which have a fee guide). In 2019, the Alberta Dental Association & College, which regulates dentists in Alberta, introduced a […]
Invisalign vs. Braces vs. Functional Orthodontics: What’s The Difference?
The goal with any orthodontic treatment is straight, beautiful teeth. While dentists and orthodontists are excited by starting patients on the journey toward straight teeth, there are a couple of things to take into account before undergoing treatment. One of the first things patients will need to address is how they would like the treatment […]