Halloween 2016!

Halloween 2016!

We hope all of you had a fantastic Halloween this year, because we sure did.


Fun fact: Cynthia made all of the ears you see in this pic!

How To Prevent Gum Disease In Your Pregnancy

How To Prevent Gum Disease In Your Pregnancy

If you’re pregnant and wondering what effect your oral health might have on your unborn baby, the dental health experts at our Yaletown dental practice want patients to know the facts about how oral health can impact pregnancy.

There has been evidence that shows a correlation between gum disease and premature babies. Researchers have revealed that pregnant woman who have gum disease are more likely than other pregnant women to have a premature birth.

There needs to be more research on this subject, but it does seem that gum disease is detrimental to fluids that induce labour. If gum disease worsens during pregnancy, the risk will be greater of having a baby born too early or too small.

The dental health team at Max Dental encourages pregnant women to visit our Yaletown dental practice for regular dental appointments so that oral health issues can be treated before they have an impact on pregnancy.

While you are pregnant, the team at our dental practice will pay close attention to your teeth and gums. In order to keep your mouth healthy, brush and floss on a regular basis and make sure your diet is nutritious. Ensure that you visit Max Dental at Yaletown for your regular checkups and to prevent dental issues.

Aside from gum disease, another issue that women may develop during pregnancy is gingivitis. This occurs when plaque is stored in the teeth, causing gums to be irritated. Symptoms of this dental problem are red, swollen and bloody gums, and inflammation.

Gingivitis is a major concern for pregnant women who visit our Yaletown dental practice because the high level of hormones make the way gums respond to plaque much worse. It should be noted that plaque is the major cause of pregnancy gingivitis, not hormones.

If you are diligent about keeping your teeth clean, this will reduce your chances of gingivitis. Make sure to pay special attention to the gumline, as it attracts plaque and bacteria the most.

Let the Max Dental team at Yaletown know about your pregnancy when you make your appointment.



Is Thumb Sucking Dangerous To Your Child’s Oral Health?

Is Thumb Sucking Dangerous To Your Child’s Oral Health?

It is common for parents to wonder whether it is bad for kids to be sucking their thumbs or fingers. Lots of households have at least one “thumb-sucker” and we at Max Dental at Yaletown are here to set the record straight about the problems that arise from thumb sucking.

The big question is, should you worry about your child if they are sucking their thumb? For the most part, there is nothing to worry about. Thumb sucking is completely natural for most children, making them feel secure and content and even being quite relaxing for them. This habit is something that most kids can easily grow out of when they hit the ages of two to four.

However, thumb sucking does become a problem when your child continues to suck their thumb after they’ve received their permanent teeth (usually around the ages of four to six). This habit can become quite problematic at this point, causing pressure inside their mouth and preventing teeth from growing or aligning properly.

If you think that thumb sucking is becoming a problem for your child, contact the dental team at  Max Dental at Yaletown and we can evaluate what’s happening and give you some helpful tips on how your child can stop this habit.

Have Bad Breath? Freshen Up With These Tips

Have Bad Breath? Freshen Up With These Tips

Bad breath can scare away a variety of people, whether it be your boss, family, or a potential new love interest. The team at Max Dental at Yaletown in Vancouver are always available to share the latest tips and tricks on how to freshen bad breath.

At Max Dental, we know that many patients are worried about how their breath smells. However, while some cases of bad breath are persistent and chronic, bad breath can typically be kept at bay.

The following video thoroughly explains the causes of bad breath and how it can be prevented. Most of the time, bad breath can be stopped if you brush your teeth twice a day after eating and floss regularly. The video focuses on morning breath and how this can be controlled, providing tips such as brushing inside the cheek and tongue where most of the bacteria accumulates. It is also recommended to drink plenty of water to encourage saliva production.

Watch the video below for more tips on how to get rid of bad breath.


To learn more about proper oral health, feel free to contact Max Dental at Yaletown if you have any questions.



Are You Exercising Enough? Find Out Now

Are You Exercising Enough? Find Out Now

Along with maintaining proper oral health, fitness is essential for people to improve their lifestyle. We here at Max Dental in Yaletown want our patients to get active by exercising or playing sports. However, when participating in contact sports, it is incredibly important to wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth and jaw bone.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human services suggest people exercise one hour each day, engaging in moderate physical activities, for example: a brisk walk or playing sports. People should also spend 1 hour and 15 minutes doing high intensity exercise like going for a run or dancing.

Staying in shape is vital for feeling great and looking great too. With daily exercise and a stunning smile from Max Dental, you will be able to make any of your lifestyle or work goals a reality. At Max Dental, we create custom mouth guards for your unique smile. Safer, stronger and more durable than store-bought mouth guards, our customized mouth guards will work to protect your most valuable asset.

Stay safe while exercising with a custom-mouth guard from Max Dental in Yaletown. We want to make sure you are living the proper lifestyle with a healthy, beautiful smile so you can be the best version of yourself.




Is Thumb Sucking Dangerous To Your Child’s Oral Health?

Proper Oral Care: Children’s Dental

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If your child is 1 years-old or their first teeth have come in, be sure to take them to their first dentist appointment. Giving your child the proper oral care is essential to their well-being.

We all know that maintaining oral health is important, especially when it comes to children. Experts suggest that parents should start taking care of their children’s oral health at age 1 or even as soon as their first teeth come in. However, a report from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital indicates that the majority of children from ages 1-2 have not even begun seeing a dentist.

At Max Dental , we want to encourage our Yaletown patients to bring their children to our dental office as soon as they turn 1 or as soon as their first teeth come in. We will give your child the proper oral care they need, so they can lead healthy lives with a lifetime of smiles.

The reason that children may not be getting the proper oral care is because parents may be oblivious when it comes to early dental care. At Max Dental, we can discuss your child’s proper oral care and what steps you need to take to ensure your child is getting the dental care they need.

For more information about proper oral care at Max Dental at Yaletown, please click here.

Is Thumb Sucking Dangerous To Your Child’s Oral Health?

Dental Tips To Help You Enjoy the Holidays

The winter holidays are swiftly approaching and we at Max Dental want to help you look and feel your best this season! We want to offer you the following tips to keep your holidays happy and healthy this year:

1. Do you want to make a statement about how happy and beautiful your life has been in 2011? There is no better way to make a lasting impression that exudes confidence, joy and success than a gorgeous smile. Come in for your cleaning or book a appointment for whitening and dazzle your friends and family with a healthy stunning smile just in time for seasonal visiting!

2. Carbonated beverages are consumed more frequently during the holidays. Pop is loaded with sugar and acid, which can cause cavities and wear down the natural enamel protecting your teeth. We recommend that you use a straw to drink soda, to reduce contact with your teeth. Rinse your mouth with water after drinking pop, especially before brushing your teeth. Water will help neutralize the acidity as toothpaste combined with pop can do even more damage to your tooth enamel.

3. Candy canes are everywhere this time of year.  Your health partners at Max Dental want to encourage you to limit your hard candy consumption this holiday season.  Hard candy can damage teeth when chewed and has a tendency to get lodged between your teeth, causing bacteria to collect near the gum line.  So if you are eating a lot of hard candy this holiday – please remember the health of your teeth and gums by brushing and flossing daily!

4. With all your party hopping and trips to see family out of town, remember to bring dental floss and your toothbrush.  Sneak away to the bathroom after your feast to brush and floss away the bacteria that causes gum disease.

5. Keep Max Dental contact information handy in case of a dental disaster! There is nothing worse than a cracked, chipped or broken tooth haunting all your family photos throughout the holiday.  Check out our holiday hours, and come in to see us right away – we promise to correct the problem, relieve the pain and restore your smile to ensure your holiday is all that it should be!

On behalf of the entire Max Dental team we want to wish you a happy holiday season!

Dental 911: Recognizing the Need for Emergency Dental Treatment

Dental 911: Recognizing the Need for Emergency Dental Treatment

“Always consider the options available and the gravity of your situation before phoning any local emergency dental clinic.”

Emergency situations occur all the time in Vancouver. Medical emergencies are typically treated in emergency room facilities at the hospital, but how about emergency dental treatment?

If you have ever experienced a broken or knocked out tooth, you know that treatment is needed IMMEDIATELY. However, if a patient is not covered by dental insurance or cannot see a dentist, often they resort to taking emergency dental measures. It is important to understand what is an important dental emergency, and what can wait for a few hours or days.

Examples of “Not as Serious” Dental Emergencies:

  • Lost fillings
  • Chipped tooth
  • Wisdom teeth issues
  • Toothache
  • Root Canal problems
  • Loose Crowns
  • Mouth Ulcers

With these problems, you will be able to wait until a time when you can make an appointment with us at Max Dental. Take some painkillers in order to experience temporary relief.

Examples of “Serious” Dental Emergencies:

  • Severe, unstoppable bleeding
  • Swelling in the face or neck
  • Dislocated, broken or fractured jaw
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Infections

In these cases, emergency dental treatment is required.  These injuries may commonly occur in sporting accidents, car crashes, or children and should be taken immediately to an emergency dental facility.

These serious dental emergencies are also the only problems that require a visit to the emergency dental room. Always consider the options available and the gravity of your situation before phoning any local emergency dental clinic.

Contact us today to learn more about what to do in the case of a dental emergency.

Does Invisalign Work? Straightening Teeth with Hidden Braces

Does Invisalign Work? Straightening Teeth with Hidden Braces


“Invisalign can help you fix crowding, spacing issues, crossbites, overbites and underbites. Soon, you will have a beautiful, healthy and straight smile!”


Many patients at Max Dental are still confused about the relatively new Invisalign technology, we are frequently asked: Does Invisalign work? Is Invisalign for adults or teenagers? What are hidden braces?

Today, more and more teenagers and adults are being introduced to the innovative Invisalign technology. Patients who are seeking an invisible, aesthetic treatment for crooked teeth are looking for a alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment.

How does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign utilizes an innovative, 3-D computer imaging system, which works to create a complete, customized treatment plan for each patient. You will be able to see your initial position of your teeth, along with the final preferred position.

From there, the team at Max Dental work to create a series of custom-made aligners, which work to move teeth gradually over a two-to-three week period. After this set, the aligner will be replaced until you reach the desired teeth position.

Why should I invest in Invisalign?

More and more adults and teenagers are choosing Invisalign over traditional braces for a variety of reasons. Due to the fact that Invisalign is removable, you are able to eat or drink whatever you like during treatment. In addition, patients are able to brush and floss teeth without trouble, allowing for better oral health.

So, does Invisalign work?

Yes! Invisalign can work for you to correct a wide range of dental or orthodontic problems. At Max Dental we can help you fix crowding, spacing issues, crossbites, overbites and underbites. Soon, you will have a beautiful, healthy and straight smile!

To learn more about Invisalign options from Max Dental contact us today.

Executive Esthetic Dentistry: Finding Your Perfect Smile

Executive Esthetic Dentistry: Finding Your Perfect Smile

These days, CEOs aren’t fretting over their fine lines, but are more interested in the state of their smile. Executive Esthetic Dentistry is cosmetic dentistry for executives at a high-level, but differs from what a model or actor would pursue when it comes to their teeth. Here at Max Dental in Vancouver, we can offer you dental procedures that will give you the smile you deserve to help achieve your work and business goals.

In a recent Forbes magazine article, executive smile makeovers were a prominent feature. Even though these types of makeover aren’t all that trendy, they are getting more media attention in conjunction with other cosmetic surgery procedures. Having a smile you can be proud of gives you the self-confidence you need to succeed in the business world.

Executives also want a natural smile which will work to make them look younger. Business is turning into a more competitive field worldwide which has even Japanese executives turning to cosmetic dentistry. Even though everyone is unique, achieving a great executive esthetic smile has common threads that people share.

Many executives like being at the center of everything, but they seem to be more subtle when choosing a new smile. The look executives lean towards is natural and youthful–a step above their actual smile. With advanced cosmetic dentistry procedures from Max Dental, your smile will help you appear younger, and give a more professional appearance when dealing with clients or prospective clients.

Because corporation presidents and CEO’s are generally older, teeth bleaching alone is not effective enough. Stains have become implanted on the tooth after being built up over the years and cannot be whitened. Executive restorations for patients at our dental clinic in Yaletown are more successful when veneers or crowns are used. These cosmetic dentistry procedures can be utilized depending on how much healthy tooth a patient has and whatever their desired outcome may be.

One great thing about cosmetic dentistry is the ability for dentists to make each procedure individual and customized for every unique patient. A unique smile makeover is possible because of recent advancements in dentist technique and smile design, dental materials used, and laboratory expertise.

Whatever your smile makeover aspirations, Max Dental in Vancouver can help you create the smile you’ve been looking for. Give us a call today to make an appointment.