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This is the space where you can get those pressing questions answered, address any concerns and become better informed about the dentist. We want to share what we know about dentistry, what is currently trending in the news and give you advice on your next dental step. We encourage you to become educated on the ins and outs of dental practices so read on…
November 12, 2019
Causes of Stained Baby Teeth

Your baby’s teeth are precious. You want to help your little one with oral hygiene starting when they are born so that they have a good routine and a healthy mouth when they are older. Sometimes, baby teeth can cause alarm when you see stains on them. Why would your child have stains on their […]

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November 4, 2019
Who Makes Up A Dentist’s Office

Attending a dentist appointment might be a common occurrence for you but did you ever stop to think about who works in this space? Besides your dentist, a dental office comes together with a variety of people to make your experience an excellent one. Dental work is done through a team effort, so who is […]

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October 29, 2019
Everything You Want to Know About Peg Teeth

When you look in the mirror, do you notice some of your teeth are unusual shapes? You might have what is called peg lateral incisors. This is a condition where your teeth do not develop properly, leaving you with your primary incisors or a smaller cone-shaped tooth on either side of your upper front teeth. […]

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October 21, 2019
4 Reasons to Floss Your Teeth

Do you have a dentist appointment coming up? If you answered yes and just rushed to the washroom to floss your teeth for the first time in months, stop! You are not fooling your dentist. You need to start flossing regularly, every time you brush your teeth. If you ignore the little string of care […]

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October 18, 2019
Why Your Child Needs A Pediatric Dentist

You need to get your little one to the dentist but wonder, “should I take my child to a general dentist or a pediatric dentist?” Pediatric dentists are the best option for kids who need dental treatments. Why? Specialized A pediatric dentist specializes in dental practices for children from as early as their first tooth […]

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October 7, 2019
The 5 Main Types of Dentists

Ouch! You feel pain in your teeth and think “I need a dentist” but what kind of dentist do you require? You may think a dentist is a dentist but this is false. There are many types of dentists who each specialize in the treatment of various dental concerns. Here, you can discover 5 main […]

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September 27, 2019
5 Surprising Facts About Your Teeth

Teeth – plain and simple right? Not so much. There are many surprising facts about your teeth affecting your look, how you feel, and your overall oral health. 1. Genetic Smile Genetics play a big role in your life from your emotions to your physique, even your cheesy grin is partially determined by your genes. […]

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August 27, 2019
6 Quirky and Surprising Facts About Dentistry

You might think you know what there is to know about dentistry but here are some surprising facts for you. 1. Hardest Human Substance What is the hardest substance in your body? A lot of people will answer “bones” but the answer is actually tooth enamel. Almost 96% of enamel is made up of minerals. […]

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July 24, 2019
Teething 101

Your baby’s comfort and well-being means the world to you. It is important to know everything there is about teething so you can help alleviate some of the pain your child may experience while their new teeth cut through their gums. Babies are born with teeth but they only start to pop through the gums […]

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July 17, 2019
How A Woman’s Hormonal Changes Affect Her Oral Health

As a woman, you go through many changes in your life from puberty to menopause. Each hormonal change affects your body and your oral health. Do you have good oral health or do you feel you need a little extra help from the dentist? Here are some ways your mouth may feel the hormonal changes […]

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July 10, 2019
What You Need to Know When Eating with Braces

Braces can be tricky. Trying to keep your teeth and gums clean after you eat is challenging with a mouth full of brackets and wires. We know what and how you can eat to maintain your oral health while straightening your teeth. You don’t need to feel confined just because of braces, all you need […]

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July 3, 2019
5 Reasons You Have Sensitive Teeth

Ouch! Drinking cold water really causes pain in your teeth, so does sipping a hot cup of tea. What the heck is going on? You have teeth sensitivity. Why? Below are some of the common reasons. 1. Mouthwash Addict Do you find yourself constantly using mouthwash? Did you know rinsing too often is a bad […]

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June 26, 2019
What You Need to Know About Dental Sealants

You brush and brush and brush but cavities still develop. You might be able to reach almost every spot in your mouth to rid it of plaque and bacteria but the surface of your molars is difficult to clean. Why? This zone is filled with grooves often too deep and narrow for a toothbrush bristle […]

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June 19, 2019
How Age Affects Your Oral Health

You are getting older and as such your teeth are ageing as well. Changes to your teeth occur at every stage of life and with a higher birthday number comes the need to be more aware of your oral health. As you age, you are at higher risk for dental concerns. What changes to your […]

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June 12, 2019
3 Key Dental Concerns with Oral Piercings

You are excited as you head out to get your tongue pierced but before you do, you should consider the repercussions it could have. At your next dentist appointment, your dentist could discover some damaged teeth or infection. You’ve never experienced dental issues before so why would you now? What changes could possibly create oral […]

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June 5, 2019
What Are The 3 Main Types of Cavities?

Have you ignored brushing and flossing your teeth and gums? Maybe you have delayed or avoided coming to the dentist? Now you have a cavity that needs attention fast. What type of cavity do you have and how do you fix it? There are 3 types of cavities Root Decay Your roots should never be […]

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May 29, 2019
Dental Terms and Treatments 101 - Part 4

Heading to the dentist, you wonder, what does all that unfamiliar dental jargon mean? Maybe you should have asked the hygienist. Maybe you should have done some research to better understand what is happening with your oral health. While your dentist can help you grasp the treatments you may be getting, being knowledgeable about dental […]

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May 22, 2019
6 Important Dental Terms and Treatments Explained - Part 3

Following up from last week’s blog, we want to inform you of some terms and treatments you may need to understand before your next dental appointment. It’s always a good idea to know what is happening with your oral health. Beyond the usual terms like cavities, crowns and cleaning, there is a whole list of […]

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May 15, 2019
6 Dental Terms and Treatments Explained for Your Oral Health Benefits - Part 2

When you go to the dentist are you confused by the terms they use? Do you feel overwhelmed and confused about gingivitis and lesions? Are you finding it difficult to understand the terms and how they relate to your health? If you read last week’s blog, you will have some understanding of key dental terms […]

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May 8, 2019
6 Important Dental Terms and Treatment Options Explained - Part 1

Dental treatments are designed for your ultimate comfort and health but there are so many terms out there. Which ones should you understand and what treatment options will benefit your unique situation? 1. Abscess A pus pocket caused by a bacterial infection. An abscessed tooth will not go away on its own therefore requires treatment […]

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April 17, 2019
Oral Health Month – Time to Check in at the Dentist

April is oral health month. It is a great time for you to learn about taking care of your teeth. Children, adults and seniors all need different dental routines. Your dentist can also guide you through oral health during pregnancy. Children’s Dental When should your child have their first dentist appointment? Once your child’s first […]

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April 10, 2019
How Teeth Can Solve Crimes

The world is full of mysteries, some of which become solved by examining the structure of teeth. Forensic dentistry assists in uncovering the truth behind questions of identity. From lifestyle to ancestry, your teeth say a lot about you. What is forensic dentistry? The handling, examination, and evaluation of evidence provided by dental records get […]

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April 3, 2019
3 Crucial Reasons to Choose Invisalign® Braces Over Traditional Braces

You need braces. You have crooked teeth. You want a straighter smile but want to avoid bulky metal wires stretching across your teeth. With our Invisalign® braces, you no longer worry about anyone noticing your braces. Here are 3 reasons Invisalign® is the clear choice! 1. Foodie Worries Go Away Are you a foodie? Do […]

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March 27, 2019
4 Essential and Surprising Benefits of Saliva

When you think saliva, you think of drool dripping from inside your mouth. Strings of moisture come out sometimes when you sneeze or cough. Yuck! What is that all about? Saliva does not have to be thought of as gross. This clear liquid is beneficial for your health. Here are the top 4 reasons you […]

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March 20, 2019
8 Ways to Find A Quality Dentist

Your dentist helps you stay healthy. Having good oral hygiene prevents tooth loss, bacterial infections, and boosts your confidence. You and your family need a dentist who works with you to offer treatment options that fit your needs and budget. With so many options out there, how do you choose a quality dentist Variety of […]

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March 1, 2019
What Establishes Us as Your Fort McMurray Dental Clinic

Franklin Dental Centre is an established dental clinic in Fort McMurray. Our experience, high tech tools and personalization are what have made us your dental choice for years. Experience Dr. Gord Morris, an owner and dentist at Franklin Dental Centre, has over 30 years of experience in the dental world. He is fully equipped to […]

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March 1, 2019
Dental Cleaning – Why You Need One

Proper dental hygiene is important for your overall health. You know you want to stay healthy and prevent the growth of negative pathogens, bugs and microorganisms; that’s a mouthful, but it doesn’t have to be. Just as cleaning your hands is a vital part of everyday life, so is cleaning your mouth. Germs get on […]

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