Did you know that stress can damage your teeth?

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Now that everyone’s back to school, students are taking tests, cramming, and are experiencing stress.  Too much stress can cause damage to your mouth, teeth, and gums.

While you work on lowering stress levels, there are some steps to help keep your mouth healthy.

Try these tips to improve trouble spots like mouth sores, teeth grinding, and clenching.

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How to get your kids to brush & Floss.

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It can be a very tiresome task to get kids to do all the things necessary for their health (insert sigh here).  Kids just don’t pay attention to what is good for them; such as their hygiene (personal, and oral), eating good foods, and exercising regularly instead of sitting in front of the TV  playing video games.

We as parents know …

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Are twice a year dental appointments necessary?


This is a commonly asked question by patients. They are worried about the costs of two check ups and cleanings per year. Especially when they do not have dental coverage. Most dentists recommend twice a year check-ups as our standard recall schedule. That’s because we feel this schedule allows us and our patients a good chance of avoiding many dental …

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Ewwww… What’s that smell?

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What causes bad breath?

Many times the complaint is not from the offender but from a long suffering spouse or family member. There are many causes of bad breath (which we call “halitosis”) – some serious and some not. And while many people have decided to just hold their nose and live with it, the good news is diagnosing and …

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Protect Your Child’s Teeth with Sealants

Dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating painted on the chewing surfaces of molars, premolars, and any deep grooves (called pits and fissures) of teeth — More than 75% of dental decay begins in those deep grooves.  Teeth with these conditions are hard to clean and are very susceptible to decay.  A sealant protects the tooth by sealing grooves, creating …

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Back to school with a healthy smile

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Every child wants to look their very best at the start of a new school year.  New outfit, New school supplies, new hair cut, but most overlook the simple steps to helping their child maintain one of their most visible features- their smile!

The smile is one of the first things that people see when they meet someone new.  A smile …

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Is the mouth of a dog cleaner than that of its owner?

Calgary Dentist Dr. Mona Shoman will clear up this myth.

It is something we’ve all heard many times – the mouth of a dog is cleaner than that of its owner. But is that really true, or just an urban legend?

After all, dogs eat off the floor, drink from the toilet, and don’t seem too concerned with their oral hygiene.

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Swimming and your teeth

Sometimes tooth damage can be caused by the most unlikely of sources.  Did you know that the “swimming pool” can cause tooth sensitivity, enhanced staining of teeth, and enamel loss?

Improperly maintained pool chlorination can cause rapid and excessive erosion of dental enamel.  Proper pool chlorine and pH levels need to be monitored and maintained on a weekly basis.

The fact …

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Fun was had by all… check this out!


Calgary dentist Dr. Mona Shoman hosted a successful Movie Night that was held on August 15th, 2015.  We were rained out the day of the event, but that didn’t stop us!  We just moved the event indoors, and had a BLAST watching Big Hero 6, while enjoying FREE popcorn, and playing with the glow stick that was provided.

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South Trail Crossing Dental invites you to join us at our Movie Night In The Park… FREE Admission! August 15th, 2015

Where:  McKenzie Lake Community Association

16198 McKenzie Lake Way SE

Calgary, Alberta

Time:  Movie Starts at dusk (8:30pm)

Bring:  Lawn Chairs, Blankets, Bug Spray, Dress in Layers

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