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Oral
 Cancer: 
Get 
the 
Facts
 and
 a
 Free 
Screening
 on 
April 
26, 2012

Posted on Apr 25, 2012

April 
is 
Oral 
Health
 Month 
and
 to celebrate 
we
 are 
hosting 
a 
Free VELscope
 Oral 
Cancer 
Screening day
 on 
April 
26, 
2012. Did 
you 
know? Oral
 Cancer
 is 
the
 13th most common
 cancer
 reported in Canada? Men
 are 
more
 susceptible to 
Oral 
Cancer
 than women? A 
screening
 for 
Oral Cancer 
only 
takes
 2
– 3
 minutes? Are
 you
 at 
risk? Male 
smokers
 over
 the
 age 
of 
40
 are 
the
 most 
susceptible 
to 
Oral 
Cancer
 but everyone’s 
at...

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Celebrate Oral Health Month with a FREE Oral Cancer Screening

Posted on Apr 23, 2012

April
 is 
Oral 
Health
 Month
 and
 to 
celebrate
 – and
 encourage
– great
 oral 
health 
care,
 members 
of 
the
 123Dentist.com Community 
Dentist
 Network across 
the 
Lower
 Mainland
 are 
offering
 a 
FREE
 VELscope
 Oral 
Cancer 
Screening 
on 
April 
26, 
2012. The
 VELscope
 system
 is 
a 
laser
 device
 that 
was
 invented
 by
 the 
BC 
Cancer
 Agency
 as 
a 
tool 
to 
fight
 Oral 
Cancer
 through
 early
 detection.
 Oral
 Cancer
 is
 a
...

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Want to Live a Longer, Happier Life? Smile more! [TEDx Video]

Posted on Apr 5, 2012

If you’re looking for a way to improve your health, your social relationships and your overall well-being, smiling is your best bet! The simple act of smiling comes with a lot of benefits. According to a recent TED Talk given by Health Tap founder and CEO Ron Gutman, several studies support the theory that smiling improves your health and longevity. One study found that the width of a smile can be used to predict longevity – in other words, the wider your smile, the more likely you are to live longer. If you’re not happy with your smile and don’t smile often or at...

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How to Use Dental Floss [VIDEO]

Posted on Mar 29, 2012

Regular use of dental floss along with brushing is key to proper oral care and healthy teeth. A toothbrush cannot reach many hidden spaces in our mouth, especially the interdental spaces where food particles tend to get trapped and cause plaque, but flossing can help you to clean these areas and prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar on the teeth. Dental floss was invented in the nineteenth century and today it’s available in many varieties and flavours. We at Sumas Mountain Dental Centre in Abbotsford recommend choosing the type of floss that’s most comfortable for...

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What’s the Difference between Braces, Functional Appliances and Retainers?

Posted on Mar 22, 2012

If you’ve ever wondered about the difference between braces, oral functional appliances and retainers, here’s a handy at-a-glance guide brought to you by Sumas Mountain Village Dental Centre that highlights what braces, functional appliances and retainers have to offer you. What do they do? Braces: Shift teeth into the correct position by exerting gentle pressure Functional Appliances: Shift teeth and align the jaws using the muscle action produced when speaking, chewing and swallowing Retainers: Stabilize the teeth so that the surrounding soft and hard tissues can conform to...

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Secrets Straight from Your Dentist!

Posted on Mar 15, 2012

Your oral health is important and at Sumas Mountain Village Dental in Abbotsford, our team of oral health care experts want to share with you the most important oral health secrets that will give you a healthy smile you’ll be proud to show off everywhere. If your gums are bleeding, there’s a very high chance you have periodontal (gum) disease. Come for an appointment as soon as possible! A oral health care checkup  at Sumas Mountain Dental every 6 months applies only to healthy gums. If you don’t have healthy gums, you’ll want to schedule a checkup at least every 3...

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