Dentalife - Dr. Curtis Westersund - 
Dentist Calgary Downtown 
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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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22 May 2021
Snoring Device Calgary Downtown

Do you find yourself waking up multiple times throughout the night—jolted awake by your own snoring?  If you are a snorer, don’t overlook it as a simple inconvenience. Snoring can be associated with a serious, and potentially fatal condition known as sleep apnea or Upper Airway Restrictive Syndrome (UARS). Oral appliances also known as dental […]

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21 May 2021
Can TMJ cause neck and shoulder pain?

Your neck, back and shoulder muscles work as a team. Seldom does a single muscle work without other muscles balancing or stabilizing its function. Often, overworked muscles will recruit additional muscles to help out. This is known as muscle recruitment. And it can lead to structural stain up and down the body.

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20 May 2021
Teeth Whitening Calgary Downtown

If you’re hiding your mouth because of stained and yellow teeth, you should consider professional Teeth Whitening Dentist Calgary services. For in-office teeth whitening, we combine whitening procedures to provide brightening of your teeth. To start, we whiten your teeth in-office with an activating light. You will then continue to whiten your teeth at home […]

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