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America’s (Dentists) Got Talent – for Fixing Damaged or Missing Teeth!

A recent episode of “America’s Got Talent” featured an engaging 93-year-old strongman called The Mighty Atom Jr. The mature muscleman’s stunt: moving a full-sized car (laden with his octogenarian “kid brother,” his brother’s wife, plus Atom’s “lady friend”) using just his teeth. Grinning for host Howie Mandel, Atom proudly told the TV audience that his…

Why a dental implant is a long term tooth replacement option

Not so long ago, the only tooth replacement options were bridges or dentures. Today, dental implants offer a long-term, natural-looking alternative. Geraldine Ty, DDS, and Shahram Kamaei, D.D.S, implant dentists, explain how dental implants can help Burnaby residents keep smiling. Implants are permanent Your dental implant becomes a permanent part of your mouth. During the…

Eden Sher and the Lost Retainer

Fans of the primetime TV show The Middle were delighted to see that high school senior Sue, played by Eden Sher, finally got her braces off at the start of Season 6. But since this popular sitcom wouldn’t be complete without some slapstick comedy, this happy event is not without its trials and tribulations: The…

Don’t Neglect Dental Care When You Encounter Tough Budget Times

When you’re going through hard economic times, the natural thing to do is cut areas of spending you believe you can do without. Unfortunately, many people include regular dental care in this low-priority category. But even if your finances have become strained you should still try to maintain your dental care if at all possible….

With Oral Health, No “Glee” in Tooth Grinding

Sure, it’s big news when celebs tweet selfies from the dental office… if you’re still living in the 20th century. But in Hollywood today, it’s harder to say who hasn’t posted snaps of themselves in the dentist’s chair than who has. Yet the pictures recently uploaded to Twitter by Mark Salling, the actor and singer…

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Survey Says: They’d Rather Have a Root Canal

Which would you rather have — the flu or a root canal procedure? Nearly 80 percent of people recently surveyed by the American Association of Endodontists wisely chose the root canal. If this takes you by surprise, then let us bring you up to date on root canal treatment today. It’s nothing like the experience…

Dental Magic Transforms Smiles With Cosmetic Dentistry

Magician Michel Grandinetti can levitate a 500-pound motorcycle, melt into a 7-foot-tall wall of solid steel, and make borrowed rings vanish and reappear baked in bread. Yet the master illusionist admits to being in awe of the magic that dentists perform when it comes to transforming smiles. In fact, he told an interviewer that it’s…

Inform Your Dentist if You’re Taking Blood Thinners

Dental work isn’t performed in a vacuum — the state of your general health can have an impact on procedures and vice-versa. This is especially true if you’re taking certain medications like blood thinners. Blood thinners such as Warfarin or Clopidogrel are used for a number of medical conditions as an anti-coagulant (inhibiting blood from…

Options If You Have Missing Teeth

If you knew how many Burnaby residents had one or more missing teeth, you might be surprised. The condition is more common than you might realize, and many of those with missing teeth visit Shahram Kamaei, D.D.S or Geraldine Ty, DDS at Burnaby Square Dental for treatment. Are you one of the many Burnaby residents…