Dentalife - Dr. Curtis Westersund - 
Dentist Calgary Downtown 
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17 November 2022
Does A TMJ Disorder Go Away With TMJ Exercises?

Many patients ask us this question: "What can you do yourself to your TMJ disorder?" The Temporomandibular joint, more commonly known as the TMJ, is part of the jaw that helps make your upper and lower teeth work together. It helps the jaw muscles by guiding your jaw when it open, close, chews and grinds food. […]

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11 October 2022
A Dentist's Guide to Treating TMJ Pain in Calgary

How do you know if the pain you feel is caused by your TMJ? You may have pain in your neck or back. You may feel tightness in the muscles around your jaw or temple. You may experience tension headaches, ringing in your ears, vertigo, or earaches. You may have trouble swallowing. You may experience […]

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20 September 2022
9 Surprising Causes of TMJ You May Not Know About

You might not have even heard of TMJ, or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, but it’s fairly common amongst people of all ages … from young too old. What causes TMJ in Calgary?  If you’re wondering why you suffer from a loss of jaw or neck function, migraines, headaches, jaw pain, neck pain, ear pain, facial pain, sinus […]

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28 August 2022
How do you know when you need new dentures?

Losing your teeth is always a traumatic day. No matter how bad your own teeth were, replacing what you grew up with is usually a scary moment. Then you get new replacement for your teeth and over time, these new replacements become a part of you. After time, your denture or dentures become a normal […]

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19 July 2022
3 Things You Can Do When You Have TMJ Migraines or Headaches

If you suffer from headaches or migraines as the result of TMJ, you’re not alone. But first: What are TMJ migraines or headaches actually? TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint and refers to the joints under your ears, specifically the joint in your jaw where your lower jaw connects to your skull. When these joints become […]

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28 June 2022
How to Check If You Have TMJ Pain and What to Do About It

If you’re experiencing jaw pain, popping, clicking, and other types of discomfort in your mouth or jaw area, you may have TMJ disorder. While this condition can be difficult to diagnose, it’s easy to see if you have TMJ related pain simply by examining your own jaw at home. TMJ pain can be incredibly debilitating and […]

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30 May 2022
The Advantages of a Custom Made Snoring Appliance

What are the advantages of a custom-made snoring appliance? It’s not just about comfort and convenience; it’s about getting help with an issue that can have detrimental effects on your health, your relationships, and your day-to-day life. Many people who have tried a snoring device have reported significant improvements in their ability to sleep through […]

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31 March 2022
How often should I get my teeth cleaned?

There are many different myths, methods and notions about when, where, why and how should get your teeth cleaned. As dental hygienists in Calgary, downtown, we recommend that you should get professional teeth cleanings a minimum of once every 6 months. The ideal frequency of how often to get professional dental cleanings can vary greatly from one patient to another. For some dental patients, they […]

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18 January 2022
How long do white fillings last?

The idea of getting a cavity fills many people with dread. Dental fear leads many to avoid seeing their downtown Calgary dentist in the first place. We get it—having dental work done is not everyone’s idea of a great day. However, getting the work done right away will save a lot of heartaches (and toothaches) […]

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15 December 2021
Benefits of dental cleanings by a dental hygienist in Calgary downtown

Regular dental cleanings are one of the best ways to ensure a happy, healthy life. Teeth cleanings are essential to maintaining a healthy mouth and body. This necessary part of oral hygiene involves eliminating plaque build up on your teeth. Book in for a Calgary Dental Cleaning with the team at Dentalife. This practice prevents gingivitis, […]

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