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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…
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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