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June 28, 2013

The foundation for good long-term oral health is built with a sound dental hygiene routine that includes at-home care and regular checkups with your family dentist.

Calgary, Alberta, dentist Dr. Gordon Chee and the entire team at Aesthetic Dental Studio are dedicated to helping you and your family maintain your oral health and to treating common dental problems when they arise. Please call us at 403-543-4600 to schedule your appointment.

Regular at-home dental care is an important component of your oral health. Good daily dental care habits should be established during childhood and include...

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June 13, 2013

Most people have some degree of discoloration and stains on their teeth. There are ways of preventing tooth stains, but ultimately the foods we eat, beverages we drink and other difficult-to-control factors can lead to yellow, dingy teeth. With teeth whitening, you can erase these stains and enjoy a brighter smile. At the Aesthetic Dental Studio, we use the Zoom! laser teeth whitening system because we have found it to provide optimal results, convenience and comfort for our patients.

Some of the benefits of Zoom laser teeth whitening include:

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May 27, 2013

No, snoring is not necessarily the same as sleep apnea. Most people with sleep apnea snore, but not all people who snore have sleep apnea.

If you are concerned your snoring is a sign of sleep apnea, you should contact your physician as soon as possible. Sleep apnea can have serious effects on your health and can make it impossible to get the rest your body and brain need. Only a sleep doctor can determine whether you have sleep apnea.

Snoring can be caused by a number of things including:

  • Being overweight
  • Consuming alcoholic beverages before bed...
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May 20, 2013

The three main ways of treating sleep apnea are:

  • Nighttime dental appliance
  • CPAP machine
  • Lifestyle changes

Lifestyle changes that may alleviate your snoring problems and sleep apnea include:

  • Losing weight
  • Quitting smoking
  • Avoiding alcohol and caffeine before bed
  • Increasing physical activity

Dental appliances can be an effective treatment for snoring, as well as mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea.

A dental appliance is worn in your mouth while you...

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March 31, 2013

As the name suggests, the goal of preventative dentistry is the prevention of cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues. Part of your preventative dentistry routine should include twice yearly visits to our Calgary dentist for thorough teeth cleanings and examinations, but truly preventing dental issues will require a daily oral hygiene routine as well.

Caring for Your Teeth at Home

To properly care for your teeth at home:

  • Brush – after every meal and snack, bush your teeth with a soft bristled toothbrush and a fluoride...
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February 26, 2013

Calgary dentists Dr. Gordon Chee and Alexa Geminiano are pleased to offer comprehensive dental services for every member of your family. No matter if you need general, neuromuscular, or cosmetic dentistry care, one of our dentists can provide you with customized solutions that strengthen and beautify your smile.

Our Services

We offer thorough examinations and teeth cleanings for members of your family starting as young as 12 months and continuing through all stages of life. These visits...

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January 30, 2013

It’s impossible to say how long your porcelain veneers will last. It depends on many factors, such as what type of veneers you have, personal bite characteristics, proper care, and, ultimately, chance.

The type of veneers you have will make a big difference on the longevity of your restorations. The standard for porcelain veneers today is a heat-pressed ceramic composite. This type of veneer has a good survival rate, about 94% at ten years and 84% at 20 years, according to studies. Other types of veneers may not last as long.

Your personal bite characteristics can also impact the longevity of...

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December 19, 2012

Porcelain veneers are a versatile and powerful cosmetic dentistry tool. However, they are not right for everyone. If you are considering porcelain veneers here are some factors to consider.

Healthy Teeth: Porcelain veneers are not restorations designed to build up or protect teeth damaged by decay. You should have healthy front teeth to receive porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can be placed on a tooth that has become discoloured because the pulp has died, but veneers used in this situation tend to have a shorter lifespan.

Healthy Bite: Porcelain veneers...

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November 27, 2012

Snoring and sleep apnea are commonly associated conditions, which can lead to some confusion. They are not the same condition, but they are closely related, and many people with one condition may also suffer from the other.

Snoring is caused by turbulent airflow in your throat. When you sleep, your muscles relax and, because you are lying down, your tissue will weigh down on itself, causing your airway to narrow. This causes the air going through your throat to become erratic and uneven, causing vibrations that we hear as sound.

Sleep apnea is when your...

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October 30, 2012

Because of their name, many people assume porcelain veneers are fragile, like china plates or figurines. However, porcelain doesn’t describe what the veneers are actually made of, but refers to the white colour of the ceramic.

Unlike dishware and baubles, porcelain veneers are made of ceramic composite. Combined with a special hard plastic material, the veneers are created using high heat and intense pressure to ensure they are free of tiny voids and uneven composition that can cause premature failure.

So, how durable are porcelain veneers? There have been many studies done on the survival...

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