Traumatic Injuries To Primary Teeth

With summer fast approaching, children become more active and the chances of traumatic injuries to their primary front teeth increase. Here is a brief summary to guide parents on what to do and expect during these challenging situations. The child should be assessed by the dentist with x-rays and clinical...

What to Know About Silver Diamine Fluoride

The discovery of cavities in a child can be heart-breaking news for everyone involved.  The conventional treatment of drilling and filling of cavities is a process that most parents and children want to avoid due to the limited cooperation of most young children. Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is an alternative...

What’s New on Hub Rewards

Hey PDG patients, you might have already noticed some things are looking a bit different on your patient rewards platform. Hub Rewards has improved to make your experience easier and more pleasant. Here is what changed:(Click on topic for more info) Point SystemWe have simplified the points each patient gets...

At what age should I bring my child to the dentist?

As a pediatric specialist, one of the most common questions that I am asked by my friends and family is “when should I bring my child for their first visit to the dentist?”  The Canadian (and American) Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend seeing a pediatric dentist within 6 months of...

When Should You Take Radiographs For Children?

Questions about when to take a child's first radiographic examination are common, says Dr. Reza Nouri, a certified specialist in pediatric dentistry in the Greater Vancouver Area. Timing a child's first radiograph depends on the patient's individual circumstances, and not their age, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry...

Fighting Back Against Dental Anxiety

Dental phobia and anxiety are pretty common, affecting 48 percent to nearly 60 percent of the population. That means people avoid getting crucial preventative dental care, which in turn means that small, easy-to-fix dental problems can become big, painful, expensive ones before they’ll see a dentist. We hope we can...

Choosing The Best Toothbrush

Centuries ago, people didn’t have many options for how to keep their teeth clean. Some cultures used chewing sticks and early toothbrushes had bristles made of horsehair. These days, we have a wide range of options for what tools to use for cleaning our teeth. How are you to find the...

Back-To-School 2020

Can you believe summer is almost over, already? That means it’s time for back to school shopping, which can put a nice little dent in your wallet.  Fear not! We are giving away a brand new HP Chromebook to one lucky PDG patient to help you start the year on...

Stress and Our Mouths

MENTAL WELL-BEING or lack thereof can often have an impact on physical health. Among those impacts are the ways that oral health can be affected by stress. In the times we are living now, with all the uncertainties and changes in our routines, stress has increased in all ages. We want to...

Talking ‘new normal’ with your children

As the cities start to open again, welcoming people into the stores and restaurants, it’s impossible not to see that things are looking a little bit different. A new normal has now taken place. More masked faces walking around, hands being sanitized before entering anywhere and after touching anything. People...

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