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The How of Habits

Posted on Feb 4, 2015

We are what we repeatedly do. “_Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit_”. – Aristotle Habits happen. Good or bad we get the habit of a thought, an exercise or an experience and we tend to repeat that experience. Whether it’s falling asleep without brushing our teeth, doing yoga every morning or looking at your phone the moment you wake up, habits happen through repeat performance. The question is, are you happy with your habits? And if not what do you do about it? First: identify a few habits you appreciate and a couple you’d like to change. Be really specific. Give yourself...

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To Gargle or Not to Gargle

Posted on Dec 17, 2014

To Gargle or Not to Gargle

Is your mouth kissable or should you take out the mouthwash? It feels great and is a lovely finisher to your evening bathroom ritual, but do you need it? According to Heidi, one of our best hygienists, the big thing to remember is that mouthwash will not remove plaque. It might feel great, but only “the use of a toothbrush and floss will remove and disrupt bacterial plaque”. So it’s not the way to avoid brushing and flossing. However mouthwash with fluoride can be helpful in protecting teeth from cavities. Truth be told, if your toothpaste has fluoride you can skip the extra step of...

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Happy Halloween!

Posted on Oct 31, 2014

Happy Halloween from Willow Dental Care Langley! See photos from the day:

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No sedation fee until Sept 30, 2013

Posted on Aug 29, 2013

No sedation fee? Incredible! For a limited time, Willow Dental Care Langley will waive the sedation fee… allowing you more dollars toward your dental treatment. So now, there’s nothing to hold you back. No excuses. No fear of gagging, or being hard to freeze. This is a Limited time offer* till Sept 30th… so call now! Willow Dental Care gives back… It’s what they do! *Some conditions apply

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Receding Gums 101: Learn all about Receding Gums

Posted on Aug 30, 2012

Receding Gums 101: Learn all about Receding Gums

One question usually posed to our oral health care professionals at Willow Dental Care Langley, your Langley dentist is : “what are receding gums?”. In straightforward terms, receding gums are a result of gum disease– giving your gums a “receding” appearance. Generally, gum disease plays the biggest role in receding gums. Simply put, bacteria that enters the dental cavity as a result of gum disease starts to develop plaque. Plaque build-up could trigger swelling of the gums – this swelling results in the erosion of your gums, giving them a sunken, recessed...

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Why is Flossing Important?

Posted on Aug 23, 2012

Why is Flossing Important?

“Why should I floss?” is a common question asked by patients at our Langley dental clinic. In reality, flossing is one of the most necessary steps in any excellent dental health and wellness routine. Floss aids in removing any meals particles trapped between the teeth as well as reduces your chances of plaque buildup. It is important to carry out flossing as part of your dental health routine; brushing alone can’t give you a 100% clean. Flossing makes sure that there is no buildup of plaque on the teeth. Plaque build-up can lead to gum illness, gingivitis or...

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