Dentalife - Dr. Curtis Westersund - 
Dentist Calgary Downtown 
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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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22 October 2021
Can your smile affect your confidence level?

Self-confidence can help to open doors—whether it’s in your personal or your professional life. Part of being successful may sometimes depend on our appearance. First impressions count, and you only get one chance to make one. Being confident in your appearance can help you focus on what’s important and keep you from being distracted. If you’re […]

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28 September 2021
Does bad posture cause jaw pain or TMJ?

When you bite down, do you experience pain? Are you restricted with how much you can open your mouth? When you open your mouth wide – does your TMJ’s pop or click? Have friends or family members commented on how loud your clicking jaw or popping jaw is? If you answered yes to even one […]

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16 August 2021
What Is The Main Cause of TMJ?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects your mandible (lower jaw) to your skull. The joint can be found on both sides of your head in front of your ears and it allows your jaw to open and close, enabling you to speak and eat. When you experience TMJ pain symptoms like migraines,

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10 July 2021
What are dental crowns & bridges?

Your teeth are a sensitive part of your body. Corrective treatments such as our tooth repair treatments are needed when you experience serious issues with your teeth. Restorative and cosmetic dental treatments that are designed to be safe and comfortable. A crown is a sheath that covers your existing tooth. The crown can restore the […]

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8 June 2021
Do you have bad breath even after brushing?

Bad breath can be a sign of poor oral health. It can result from: poor dental health habits smoking or chewing tobacco food gum disease such as gingivitis and periodontal disease tooth decay or dental abscess

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28 May 2021
TMJ Treatment Calgary

Your TMJ disorder and your misaligned bite (occlusion) are not isolated to your head and jaws. Accommodation to an imbalanced occlusion travels down as far as your feet. Studies show that the force and timing of your bite will alter how your head and neck align. With this information we have developed an “Alignment First […]

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24 May 2021
Can TMJ cause migraines or headaches?

In North-America, over 40 million people suffer from chronic headaches and migraines. Most of them aren’t aware that a bad bite  (also called malocclusion) can cause TMJ Migraines & Headaches.  In other words: When your teeth are misaligned, when they don't fit together properly, the strain on both muscles, and the brain, can create tension […]

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24 May 2021
What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are porcelain restorations placed over a tooth structure to change how a tooth looks. The term dates back many decades in dentistry and draws its meaning from veneering wood or other structures with a thin coating. From a dental perspective, it is not an accurate term. In fact, a more accurate term would […]

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