Learn About Wisdom Teeth Removal: Procedure and Recovery

Wisdom teeth removal is a common dental procedure in Vancouver, but most patients are not even aware of why wisdom teeth removal is necessary. The extraction experts at Max Dental have written this handy guide on wisdom teeth to answer any questions you may have.

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“Wisdom teeth removal is a common dental procedure in Vancouver, but most patients are not even aware of why wisdom teeth removal is necessary.”

What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth, the last molars in your bite, typically show up in people aged 16 to 25 years old. In the past, wisdom teeth were useful for our diet of harder foods and meats. Nowadays, with softer diets and orthodontic treatment, wisdom teeth are left with little room to erupt.

Some people are unaffected by wisdom teeth, while others experience painful situations that require immediate removal. It’s a good idea to ask a dentist at Max Dental for more information on your wisdom teeth development.

Why should I get my wisdom teeth out?

Wisdom teeth removal is necessary because:

  • There is no room for them to erupt
  • Improper oral health care has caused tooth infection
  • The teeth are erupting at an abnormal position
  • The wisdom tooth has lacked proper oral hygiene care

How will my dentist take out the wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth removal is typically pain-free due to oral or IV sedation. The procedure will begin by:

  • Using a local anesthesia to numb the area
  • Removing tissue or bone that is on top of wisdom teeth
  • The tooth is loosened from any connecting tissue in jaw
  • The wisdom tooth is removed with the proper dental tools

After the procedure, dental stitches are typically utilized to help with healing. There is likely to be swelling or bruising, but a cold compress and medication should aid in a faster recovery.

For more information on wisdom teeth removal in Vancouver, BC, or to book an appointment, contact Max Dental today.

Introducing Early Oral Health for a Future of Healthy Smiles

Introducing Early Oral Health for a Future of Healthy Smiles

Children’s dental care is often overlooked in Vancouver, because many parents think that baby teeth are just going to fall out and be replaced by adult teeth. However, regular family dental care is important for all family members—young and old.

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“Aside from the fact that tooth decay is the most preventable illness in children, not taking care of baby teeth can lead to future problems as an adult.”

At Max Dental, we believe taking care of baby teeth is one of the most valuable lessons to teach young, impressionable children. Aside from the fact that tooth decay is the most preventable illness in children, not taking care of baby teeth can lead to future problems as an adult.

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Cavities are painful and they can also cause embarrassment, wasted time, speech impediments and more. Even though baby teeth are going to fall out, protecting these teeth will not only help improve overall health and wellness at the present, they will also help lead to healthy adult smiles.

Practice Good Oral Health

Maintaining great oral health should be a fun experience for both you and your child. From an early age, it is an important idea to promote brushing and flossing daily. Bad habits form at an early age, visit your local family dental clinic to learn tips and tricks on how to encourage proper oral health habits.

For more information on children dentistry, or to book an appointment at Max Dental, contact us today.

Dental Veneers: Whitening Teeth for a Winning Smile

In existence for over 30 years, dental veneers are still not commonly understood or utilized by many dental patients in Yaletown Vancouver.

While most people have heard of whitening teeth with bleach treatments, they are not aware that they are being exposed to the bleaching alternative almost daily. In fact, dental veneers are worn by actors, models and professionals and play a huge roll in the cosmetic dentistry industry.

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“Dental veneers do more than just make your smile look beautiful, they can also help fix for biting problems, help fill in gaps between teeth, or straighten overlapping teeth.”

Dental veneers are similar to acrylic fingernails, where a replacement is shaped and placed on the natural nail. Veneers are made of a thin layer of custom-made porcelain or composite material, which are then placed over the natural tooth.

However, unlike an acrylic nail, veneers are incredibly tough. Patients with dental veneers are still able to bite into carrots, eat fudge, or enjoy anything else they would normally. Dental veneers are completely sealed against the natural tooth, lasting for several years without regular maintenance.

While professional teeth whitening may have a few limitations, veneers are used to solve a variety of oral health issues. Bleaching is typically used only to lighten teeth, without the ability to change the position, size or shape of teeth.

Dental veneers do more than just make your smile look beautiful, they can also help fix for biting problems, help fill in gaps between teeth, or straighten overlapping teeth.

Dental veneers also allow you to keep much of your natural tooth, which is always ideal. Veneers are custom-made to cover just the front and biting surface of your teeth, which leaves the back area untouched.

Don’t forget, if you are interested in any cosmetic dentistry solutions from Max Dental, it is incredibly important to maintain proper oral health.

For more information on dental veneers, or to book an appointment at our Vancouver dental clinic, contact us today!

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Smile Correction 101: Fixing a “Gummy Smile”

Cosmetic Dentistry has become increasingly more accepted for patients thanks to popular reality shows that focus on dramatic smile makeovers. Dental patients in Yaletown Vancouver are beginning to understand how easy it is to create their ideal smile with the available cosmetic dentistry solutions.

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“Cosmetic Dentistry in Vancouver has come a long way in providing smile correction. Dental patients can benefit greatly by taking advantage of gummy smile treatment and other cosmetic dentistry solutions.”

We are often asked questions about what is possible in cosmetic dentistry at Max Dental, and many patients are surprised at all the smile correction solutions we provide.

One popular cosmetic procedure is “gummy smile” treatment or correction. A gummy smile is when a large amount of gums appear when a person smiles or laughs. In some cases, there will be more gum area visible than teeth.

Patients complain about their “gummy smile” because they seem to resemble a young child, with prominent gums and small teeth. Generally, this smile comes from genetics, which causes the normal gum process to stop early, leaving teeth shorter than they should be.

A gummy smile correction can be treated in two ways. First, patients with less severe or moderate gum problems can be treated with a gum-lift and porcelain veneers. A gum-lift, similar to a face-lift, sculpts the gums to a more proportionate height allowing veneers to be placed over the teeth to create a beautiful, new smile.

Second, for severe gum disproportion, treatment can include the physical breaking and repositioning of the upper jaw. This can require a healing time of six weeks and the jaw will be wired shut.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Vancouver has come a long way in providing smile correction. Patients at Max Dental are able to benefit greatly by taking advantage of gummy smile treatment and other cosmetic dentistry solutions.

For more information on cosmetic dentistry in Yaletown Vancouver or to book an appointment, contact our expert team at Max Dental.

Brighten Your Smile with Veneers!

Brighten Your Smile with Veneers!

Do you think your smile could be better? Do you notice stains or chips on your front teeth? Veneers might be the answer you have been searching for! Veneers are made up of thin shells of composite resin material or porcelain. They can be applied to the front teeth with or without anesthesia within our office.

At Max Dental we can brighten, whiten and correct any flaws in your smile. We have state-of-the-art technology and our team has numerous years of cosmetic dentistry experience behind them.

We understand that a stained or cracked tooth may make you want to hide away and we know how it can affect a client’s level of confidence.  With veneers you can feel proud of your sparkling pearly whites and shine confidently throughout your day. These tiny thin shells can cover up stains, cracks and chips on the front teeth improving your smile by 100% and do not stick out as much as crowns.

If you tend to drink dark-coloured drinks such as coffee, wine or Coca Cola you are susceptible to getting stains on your teeth. Smoking can also add to the discolouration of the front teeth. Veneers can be a great alternative to getting crowns put in.

Do you have  gaps between your teeth? Veneers can also be a great solution for covering up  annoying gaps and can allow you to feel more positive when putting a smile out  into the universe. We at Max Dental believe that a smile is worth a thousand words and we are here to help you discover your smile for the first time or all over again. Sometimes people who have undergone root canals or have previously had a tooth injury may have stains on their teeth. Veneers last for numerous years and can be exactly what you have been seeking for a whole new you. With new veneers comes a new outlook on life.

Contact us for more information on our cosmetic dentistry services. Our staff is here to assist you in achieving all of your dental goals.

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Diabetes and Gum Disease: The Connection Between the Two

Is there a connection between the two diseases? Yes. Recent studies conducted by the American Diabetes Association have proven that diabetes and gum disease are linked. Diabetics not only have the problem of everyday blood glucose monitoring and maintaining; they are more prone to gum disease and oral health complications.  With the serious disease of diabetes, numerous other complications can occur such as a low immune system and oral health complications such as gingivitis. Diabetics do not have as much fighting power within their immune system as healthy people and this makes them vulnerable to a variety of problems.

Diabetes and gum disease are connected because when blood glucose levels become unstable the teeth cannot remain strong. This can cause a diabetic to lose teeth throughout their lifetime. The risk of serious gum disease is higher when a diabetic’s blood sugar level becomes unbalanced. New research and studies performed indicate that if we focus on maintaining our oral health, we can maintain or improve our general health. An unhealthy set of teeth can lead to numerous problems and health conditions. Gum disease can seriously affect a diabetic because it can increase blood glucose levels so high that it may be more and more difficult to maintain on a daily basis.

If you are suffering from diabetes, you must take good care of your gums. By brushing your teeth two to three times daily after meals, flossing, booking routine dental cleanings, controlling glucose levels and using mouthwash, you can greatly reduce your chances of getting gum disease. It is also important to observe your teeth and gums daily to see if any teeth are loose and if any gums are bleeding as this has been a sign of individuals dealing with diabetes and gum disease

We at Max Dental understand how diabetes and gum disease can deeply affect your life and quality of living. We remain educated and updated on the most recent dental studies, confirmed healthcare reports and offer state-of-the-art technology and treatments. It is our job to keep your teeth and gums healthy and we commit ourselves to providing optimal oral health and hygiene in all of our patients.

Ready to Tie the Knot? Teeth Whitening Can Make You Shine on Your Big Day

Ready to Tie the Knot? Teeth Whitening Can Make You Shine on Your Big Day

If you want to look your best on your wedding day, why not whiten your smile? Teeth whitening is a popular dental practice among top celebrities and anyone who loves a bright smile. It is a simple, quick and your friends and family will notice! Nothing beats a bright and shiny smile these days and the days of allowing coffee or wine to stain your teeth are over.

Get your teeth whitened with Max Dental and accessorize the colour of your wedding dress with a bright new smile.  Teeth whitening can be done in the dental office for any groom or bride-to-be.  If you are the bride, you can create bigger whiter smiles for your bridal party! Whatever the case, a smile is worth a thousand words and when we feel confident about our teeth, we can’t help but smile more.

Your wedding day can be perfect with a brilliant new and fresh smile when you get your teeth whitened. Our team at Max Dental dedicate our efforts to improving oral health in all of our clients. So whether you are getting married, attending a wedding, or just want a bright sparkling smile, we are here for you.

Because we are experts at what we do, we can use higher percentages of whitening products so that you will be guaranteed a white smile for the most important day of your life. Forget the ‘do-it-yourself’ whitening strips and kits and let us take care of your teeth. Walk into the union of marriage with not only a sparkle in your eyes this special day. With only one visit we can change the way you feel about your teeth. Every procedure within the cosmetic dentistry area is not invasive and teeth whitening can be the answer you have been looking for. You will leave our office feeling more confident from the inside out and people will notice your boost of self-esteem.

Give us a call today and let us make your wedding day more spectacular than ever. A happy bride and groom is the key to a happy marriage!


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We Are Now Members of the 123Dentist.com Quality Dental Network!

123dentist member logoWe are pleased to announce that Max Dental has been chosen for membership in 123Dentist!

Finding the right dentist used to be hit or miss.  123Dentist.com changes that.  The 123Dentist.com website is a fast and convenient service that helps consumers find an expert dentist in their neighborhood who stands for superior quality and who is committed to putting patients first. The 123Dentist.com website search engine is an innovative and easy tool connecting BC residents to a directory of world-class quality dentists – whether one is looking for a general dentist, a cosmetic dentist, or even for a dentist who provides a particular solution such as Sedation Dentistry, Laser Dentistry, or Invisalign invisible braces – 123Dentist.com provides a list of local dental experts who can be trusted to deliver quality results.

The QDN also chooses practices that are modern and comfortable in order to create a soothing and relaxing patient experience.

To “make the grade,” a member of 123Dentist.com’s QDN must be more than skilled and certified. He or she must also be 100% committed to excellence, patient care, and professionalism. That way when patients use 123Dentist.com to find the ideal local dentist – they know they’re getting the very best.

Max Dental were elected and pre-screened for quality, meeting a set of high standards that cover everything from skill to attitude. We were also chosen to be a part of the QDN because we offer the latest solutions in the dental industry and we invest the quality time it takes to make sure our patients are comfortable, confident, informed and empowered.

Being a part of 123Dentist.com’s Quality Dental Network is an excellent way for Max Dental to reach out to our Vancouver, BC community and make our presence known to patients who are new to the neighborhood, seeking the latest in dentistry, or wanting a better dental experience.

Contact us to book an appointment and learn first hand what sets us apart from the rest!

We’ll Get Your Smile Sparkling For Summer!

We’ll Get Your Smile Sparkling For Summer!

The time has come to hit the beach, relax on outdoor patios, host backyard BBQ’s and get away on vacation to enjoy family fun in the sun. This is also a special time to celebrate love with picnics, strolls in the park and the romance of warm summer moonlit nights. Summer is here and so is the opportunity to get outdoors and experience the lifestyle we wait all year long for!

Nothing will complement your summer fun better than a sparkling smile care of your experts at Max Dental.  With summer weddings and family reunions on the horizon, you can dazzle your family and friends with a stunning smile that exudes confidence and joy.

Eat and drink whatever you want while soaking up the sun and we’ll do our part in keeping your smile white, bright and beautiful. All we ask in return is that you show it off every chance you get, and let your friends and family know the secret of your brilliant smile.

A gorgeous smile helps create happy memories and will ensure you look fabulous in family photos that will last a lifetime. Visit our Vancouver, BC office and tell us about your summer plans. We’ll ensure you have the winning smile to show off at every social opportunity this summer.

Call to speak to one of our team members about how we can help get your smile “summer ready”!

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Let’s Communicate: Find Us on Facebook!

We all know how Facebook is a great social media tool for getting the word out, so we decided to create our official Max Dental page to keep our patients updated on all are news! Facebook creates numerous opportunities for networking and connecting with patients, colleagues, as well as friends and family. At Max Dental we want to broaden our horizons with regards to how we communicate with our patients.

By ‘liking’ our page and following us, you will be able to keep up with our recent news, advancements and state-of-the-art technology. You can message us directly, ask questions on our wall and inquire through our website link. We want all of our patients to have access to all of our current dental practice information.

Our team at Max Dental understands how important social media and digital communication is important to our patients and our relationship with our patients. Communication is the key to any strong relationship and by keeping you up to date on our dental practice and services we can build a long term relationship. We understand life gets busy and we can’t always be in touch, but with our new Facebook page you can hear about what is new and upcoming at all times!

We want you and your family to stay current about oral health and hygiene practices. We also offer promotions, dental  education, tips on dental health and more! Your oral health is extremely important to us as we believe a happy smile is a healthy smile. Our blog, website and Facebook page will offer everything you need to know about keeping you and your loved ones safe when it comes to dental health.

‘Like us’ today on Facebook and ‘share’ our dental practice with your colleagues, immediate family members, distant cousins and friends. We want you to keep in touch at all times, whether you have an inquiry about our services or if you just want to say hello! We are only a click away!