Make Flossing More Fun For Your Child With These 4 Tips

by Dr. Michael Popp on Apr 25, 2018

Flossing is a very important part of dental health. Here are some simple and easy tips from our Calgary family dentist on how to teach your child to floss, struggle-free.   Teaching your children to look after their teeth is very important,…

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Top Benefits of Dental Sealants For Your Child

by Dr. Michael Popp on Apr 18, 2018

Your child’s dental health is crucial to their, happiness, and quality of life. Talk to your family dentist about how dental sealants can protect your child’s teeth.   Oral hygiene, especially in children, is about a lot more than just…

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by Dr. Michael Popp on Apr 11, 2018

Are you feeling self-conscious about a damaged, broken or chipped tooth? Our Calgary dentist offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures to restore the beauty and function to your smile.   General and restorative dentistry involves the…

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3 Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments For Chipped Teeth Due to Bruxism

by Dr. Michael Popp on Apr 4, 2018

Do you have teeth that are chipped due to bruxism? Our Calgary cosmetic dentist can help restore the beauty and function to your smile.   Bruxism is a term that is used to describe a habit of teeth grinding or jaw clenching that occurs to…

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Everything You Need to Know About Dental Veneers

by Dr. Michael Popp on Mar 29, 2018

Cosmetic dentistry includes beneficial and innovative treatments such as teeth whitening, dental implants, and veneers which can have many benefits for patients, including: enhanced appearance of your teeth and smile, optimized oral…

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7 Things to Expect From Your Dental Implant Consultation

by Dr. Michael Popp on Mar 18, 2018

Want to know whether or not you’re a good candidate for a dental implant procedure? Here’s what to expect from your consultation with the dentist.   Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that provide a permanent base for fixed…

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Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of a Tooth Abscess

by Dr. Michael Popp on Mar 8, 2018

Are you suffering from pain, jaw ache, or swollen gums? Here’s how our qualified family dentists can quickly treat an abscessed tooth and restore your oral health. A tooth abscess is a collection of pus that can form inside the teeth, in the…

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Everything You Need to Know About Dental Bridges

by Dr. Michael Popp on Mar 3, 2018

Are you missing one or more teeth? Find out more about how the customized dental bridges at our Calgary dental clinic can help restore the health and beauty to your smile. Whether you are missing one or several teeth, having them replaced…

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4 Surprising Habits That Worsen TMJ Symptoms

by Dr. Michael Popp on Feb 27, 2018

If you are suffering from TMJ pain, the last thing you want to do is aggravate the problem. Here are 4 surprising habits you MUST avoid to protect your oral health. Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders, commonly referred to as TMJ or…

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The Dos and Don'ts After a Tooth Extraction

by Dr. Michael Popp on Feb 20, 2018

Has your Calgary dentist recommended a tooth extraction? Here are some simple and easy tips to follow for a pain-free, quick recovery.   A tooth extraction is a relatively pain-free and very safe dental procedure that involves removing one or…

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Step-By-Step Guide to Getting a Dental Crown

by Dr. Michael Popp on Feb 8, 2018

A dental crown is an effective and natural-looking cosmetic dentistry treatment that helps restore the strength and health to one or more teeth. A dental crown is a ‘tooth’ shaped cap that is placed over a damaged tooth to improve its size,…

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4 Fun Activities to Help You Teach Your Child About Dental Hygiene

by Dr. Michael Popp on Feb 1, 2018

In honour of National Children’s Dental Health Month, our Calgary family dentist has listed some fun and creative ways that parents can teach their children about the importance of oral health.   Teaching your children how to take proper…

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4 Reasons Why A Child May Need A Tooth Extraction

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jan 30, 2018

Visiting a dentist for a tooth extraction can be scary for children because they don’t know what to expect. Use this helpful guide from our Calgary dentist for children. Our overview of what to expect and post-treatment care will put both you and…

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Which Type of Dental Filling is Right For You?

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jan 23, 2018

If you're suffering from a chipped tooth or a dental cavity, the team of dental hygienists and dentists at our Calgary dental office have a wide variety of options for you. Tooth fractures and decay expose the interior of your tooth to…

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Benefits of Family-Friendly Dental Scheduling

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jan 10, 2018

A qualified family dentist can provide convenient and quality care for all members of your family including children and seniors. Choosing the right family dentist who can take care of all your dental needs is a crucial decision as they will be…

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3 Most Common Oral Health Problems and How to Fix Them

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jan 2, 2018

Are you feeling embarrassed about your smile? Learn about the most common oral health problems and how regular trips to your dental hygienist can keep your teeth and gums healthy.   Looking after your teeth and gums is vital to ensure your…

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How to Choose The Right Dental Insurance Plan

by Dr. Michael Popp on Dec 30, 2017

Lower your dentistry costs and keep your teeth and gums healthy with the right dental insurance plan. Most provincial health insurance plans in Canada don’t provide coverage for routine checkups and oral treatments, leading to high dentistry…

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4 Dental Tips To Protect Your Childs Oral Health

by Dr. Michael Popp on Dec 22, 2017

Oral health has been tied closely to the overall health of our body. Here's how visiting a kid's dentist regularly can keep your child healthy and happy.   Oral care should begin with the very first tooth that grows in your child’s…

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3 Ways to Achieve a Brighter Smile This Holiday Season

by Dr. Michael Popp on Dec 8, 2017

Do you want a dazzling smile for those Christmas photos? Here's how visiting our Calgary dental office can give you whiter, healthier teeth this festive season. Are you tired of feeling conscious about a dull and lacklustre smile? Over the…

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Why Oil Pulling Can't Replace a Traditional At-Home Oral Care Routine

by Dr. Michael Popp on Dec 6, 2017

Used primarily in Ayurvedic medicine, oil pulling is known to be a great oral detoxification procedure. Here’s how Calgary dentists are responding to this at-home remedy that has gained mainstream attention. Looking after your teeth is vital…

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3 Things You Need To Know About a Cosmetic Gum Graft

by Dr. Michael Popp on Dec 1, 2017

Everyone knows how important it is to have a healthy mouth, but have you ever thought about how the condition of your gums affects your overall health?   Your gums are an important and essential part of your mouth and play a large role in…

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7 Signs Your Wisdom Teeth Are Infected

by Dr. Michael Popp on Nov 29, 2017

Are you experiencing pain, tender gums and swollen jaws? Here are the major warning signs that you may need a wisdom tooth removal. Wisdom teeth are typically your very last teeth to erupt. While for some patients, this may cause no problems,…

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Brighten Your Teeth For The Holidays With These Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

by Dr. Michael Popp on Nov 17, 2017

Want to get your teeth holiday-ready? Our cosmetic dentistry services, including teeth cleaning and whitening can give you the beautiful, white smile you want! Cosmetic dentistry consists of treatments such as teeth whitening and cleanings,…

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4 Ways To Make Your Dental Treatment More Affordable

by Dr. Michael Popp on Nov 9, 2017

Is the concern of dental fees keeping you from visiting the dentist? At Marlborough Dental Centre, we do everything we can to help keep your dentistry costs affordable for a stress-free and seamless treatment plan. Whether it’s the fear of…

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3 Treatment Options For TMJ To Reduce Jaw Pain

by Dr. Michael Popp on Oct 27, 2017

Are you experiencing severe jaw pain or toothaches? At Marlborough Dental Centre,we offer comprehensive TMJ diagnosis and treatment to instantly relieve your symptoms. While most people only visit the dentist when they have a dental emergency…

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The Best and Worst Foods For Your Child's Dental Health

by Dr. Michael Popp on Oct 20, 2017

Following a nutritious diet promotes healthy and strong teeth in children. Protect their oral health by following these easy and simple tips. One of the best things a parent can do for their children, outside of scheduling regular visits to the…

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Top 4 Oral Care Tools For a Bright & Healthy Mouth

by Dr. Michael Popp on Oct 13, 2017

The state of your mouth says a lot about your overall wellness. Schedule regular visits to your dental hygienist and use the following oral care tools to keep your teeth,gums and whole body healthy. There is a direct relationship between the…

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5 Dental Habits to Avoid For a Healthy, Happy Mouth

by Dr. Michael Popp on Oct 3, 2017

When looking after the health of your teeth, avoiding bad dental habits is just as important as sticking to the good ones. Here are 5 oral care habits you MUST avoid.   Looking after your teeth is vital to ensure your mouth stays healthy, and…

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4 Questions Every Parent Has About Invisalign For Teens

by Dr. Michael Popp on Sep 25, 2017

Is it time for your teen to consider straightening their teeth? Our family dentists are experienced and knowledgeable in a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services for kids, including Invisalign. Traditional metal braces have long been a…

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6 Reasons Why You Might Need More Frequent Dental Checkups

by Dr. Michael Popp on Sep 18, 2017

Wondering how frequently you should visit your local dental clinic? If you have some of these oral problems, you may need to schedule more time in for your family dentist and/or dental hygienist. Having to visit the family dentist may not be…

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4 Factors That Can Affect The Success of Your Teeth Whitening Procedure

by Dr. Michael Popp on Sep 11, 2017

Are you considering a teeth whitening treatment for a brighter, more beautiful smile? Here are some factors that could affect the success of your procedure. Are you tired of feeling self-conscious about a lacklustre smile? Over the years, your…

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5 Signs Your Wisdom Teeth Are Having A Negative Effect

by Dr. Michael Popp on Sep 4, 2017

Wisdom teeth removal is almost like a rite of passage for most young adults. But do you really need the surgery? Here are five signs it's time to visit your Calgary family dentist. Wisdom teeth are the molars found at the very back corners…

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2 Dental Treatments That Can Improve Your Overall Health

by Dr. Michael Popp on Aug 28, 2017

Did you know that neglecting your oral health can negatively impact your overall health? From wisdom tooth removal to TMJ treatment, our family dentists can help protect the longevity of your oral and general well-being.   At Marlborough…

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Benefits of Invisalign Over Traditional Metal Braces

by Dr. Michael Popp on Aug 21, 2017

Invisalign offers more comfort and convenience than traditional braces. Our Calgary family dentist can customize your Invisalign treatment for more effective, long-lasting and beautiful results.   Straightening your smile has much more than…

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Top 4 Dental Treatments to Fix Damaged Teeth

by Dr. Michael Popp on Aug 14, 2017

Do you have cracked, damaged, loose, or broken teeth? From tooth extractions to cosmetic veneers, the team at Marlborough Dental Centre is always ready to meet your every dental need.   Fixing missing, damaged, or broken teeth is not just…

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Top Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments For a Beautiful & Healthy Smile

by Dr. Michael Popp on Aug 7, 2017

Wondering how to achieve the brilliant, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted? Our Calgary family dentist provides comprehensive dental care, from cosmetic dentistry services to affordable teeth cleanings, to protect the aesthetics and health of…

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Importance of Taking Care of Your Gums

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jul 31, 2017

Our team of registered dentists & dental hygienists can help keep your teeth, mouth and gums healthy for a beautiful, white smile.   Taking good care of your mouth and visiting your dentist regularly is extremely important and plays an…

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What to Expect From a Wisdom Tooth Removal

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jul 24, 2017

Do you need a wisdom tooth removal? Here’s what to expect & how our Calgary sedation dentistry services can help make the experience more pleasant and pain-free. There comes a point in every patient’s life when their family dentist has to…

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Are Braces or Invisalign The Right Treatment Option For You?

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jul 10, 2017

Feeling conscious about crooked or crowded teeth? The qualified dentists at our Calgary dental clinic offer a wide range of orthodontic treatments from traditional braces to Invisalign to help you attain a beautiful, straight smile.   A…

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How to Select the Right Cosmetic Dentist

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jul 3, 2017

Cosmetic dentistry is about more than just your looks. From Invisalign and veneers to in-office teeth whitening, Marlborough Dental Centre has all you need for a healthy, beautiful smile.   Cosmetic dentistry consists of the treatments and…

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How to Keep Your Mouth Healthy this Summer

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jun 26, 2017

Keep your smile bright, healthy and white this summer with these easy and simple dental hygiene tips from our Calgary dentist.   Summer is almost here and whether you’re looking forward to hitting the beach, hiking or sitting by the pool,…

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How to Brush Your Teeth Correctly

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jun 19, 2017

You've always been told by your dentist that brushing your teeth is key to an effective dental hygiene routine. But how do you know if you're doing it correctly? Starting at a young age, patients are informed by their dentists about the…

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How to Brush & Floss When Wearing Braces

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jun 12, 2017

Does your teenager wear braces? Our qualified kid's dentists offer comprehensive children dentistry services to help keep your teen's mouth healthy.   Straight teeth are important for more than just cosmetic reasons. Working with your…

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How to Maintain Your Teeth Whitening Results

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jun 5, 2017

Want amazing teeth whitening results that last? Follow these tips on how to maintain that bright smile after your in-office teeth bleaching appointment.   Whether you want to brighten your smile before your wedding day, or you’re just sick…

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Why Choose a Family Dentist for Your Oral Health Needs

by Dr. Michael Popp on May 29, 2017

Family dentistry is an important facet of overall dental health. From caring for everyday issues like cavities and teeth cleanings, to providing emergency services, your family dentist provides important care for the whole family. What does a…

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4 Easy Dental Hygiene Tips for A Beautiful Smile

by Dr. Michael Popp on May 22, 2017

A beautiful, healthy smile makes a great first impression and is one of the key reasons why people are perceived as attractive, successful and youthful. Practicing good dental hygiene and regular visits to your dentist will not only help you…

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Are Teeth Whitening Products Safe For Your Teen?

by Dr. Michael Popp on May 15, 2017

There is an increasing demand for in-office teeth whitening and/or over-the-counter teeth bleaching products for teenagers and concern among parents regarding the safety of such items. Some of the most common teeth whitening products for…

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Is Sedation Dentistry Right For You?

by Dr. Michael Popp on May 1, 2017

Many Canadians suffer from anxiety or fear when it comes to visiting the dentist. However, in some cases, this can complicate access to essential dental treatment and can have a major impact on a patient’s quality of life including their…

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How to Prevent Your Child's Teeth From Shifting After Braces

by Dr. Michael Popp on Apr 24, 2017

Keeping teeth straight after braces is an important part of orthodontic treatment and it may be disheartening for patients who have just had their braces removed to see their teeth shifting. However, maintaining your child’s smile after braces…

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Say Goodbye to These 4 Oral Health Problems

by Dr. Michael Popp on Apr 17, 2017

Good dental hygiene, including making regular visits to your Calgary dentist, is a very important part of being healthy that often gets overlooked. Research has shown that there is a link between poor oral care/gum disease and serious chronic…

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How to Look After Your Teeth When Wearing Braces

by Dr. Michael Popp on Apr 10, 2017

If you, your child or another family member is experiencing crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, it may be time to consider orthodontic treatment. Whether it’s traditional braces or custom-made clear aligners such as Invisalign, there are many…

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Everything You Need To Know About Senior Dental Care in Alberta

by Dr. Michael Popp on Mar 29, 2017

Looking for affordable dental care for the elderly in Calgary? Here are some ways you can lower your dental fees without compromising your oral health. Seniors are at a higher risk for a host of oral problems and since dental health is…

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Affordable Dental Options for Calgary Families

by Dr. Michael Popp on Mar 22, 2017

Looking for affordable dentistry services for children? Our Calgary dentists offer comprehensive family dentistry services at affordable dental prices. Choosing the right family dentist is an important decision for you and your family. They…

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Importance of Visiting A Dentist During a Dental Emergency

by Dr. Michael Popp on Mar 8, 2017

Do you have a dental emergency? Here’s why it’s important to see a dentist & how to deal with the associated dental prices. Dental emergencies can happen to anyone and given that any injury to the teeth and/or gums could have potentially…

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Benefits of Seeing the Dentist For Your Teeth Whitening Procedure

by Dr. Michael Popp on Mar 1, 2017

Feeling conscious about teeth stains or discoloration? Our Calgary dentists provide instant teeth whitening solutions at affordable dental prices. Your smile is one of your most valuable assets and the brighter it is, the greater impression…

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2017 Trends in Cosmetic Dentistry

by Dr. Michael Popp on Feb 22, 2017

Do you want a brighter, whiter & more beautiful smile? Here are the top 3 trends in Children & Adult Cosmetic Dentistry for 2017. Overview Advancements in cosmetic dentistry ensure that everyone, from children to adults, can get a smile they…

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What You Need to Know About Your Toothpaste

by Dr. Michael Popp on Feb 15, 2017

Have you ever thought about what’s in your toothpaste? Here’s how your regular dental hygiene routine may be doing more damage than good to your teeth. Overview Your toothpaste should help you maintain good dental hygiene and a bright,…

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How to Pick the Right Toothbrush

by Dr. Michael Popp on Feb 8, 2017

Picking the right toothbrush is crucial to your oral health along with regular dental cleanings and visits to your hygienist. Overview Brushing your teeth regularly is very important for many reasons. Not only is it crucial for your short &…

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What to Look for in a Mouthwash

by Dr. Michael Popp on Feb 1, 2017

Are you feeling self-conscious about bad breath? Here are the top 5 bad breath remedies from a Calgary dentist. Overview Bad breath, also known as halitosis, may be embarrassing and can take a significant toll on your self-confidence level. …

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Managing Dental Prices Without Insurance

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jan 31, 2017

Going to the dentist can be expensive but if you are one of the many Canadians delaying dental care out of fear of dental prices, you should be aware that this tactic can backfire. Avoiding oral care because of high dental costs can often result…

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Key Factors to Consider When Looking for a New Dentist

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jan 24, 2017

In a busy city like Calgary, there are a number of dentists to choose from and while it can be easy to find a dental practice, the question is: How do you know they’re the best dentist for you? When considering a potential dentist, there are…

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In Office vs Over-The-Counter Teeth Whitening

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jan 17, 2017

Teeth whitening procedures in Calgary are on the rise as more and more patients seek a brighter smile. White teeth can give you a more youthful appearance, a healthier look, and can help you make stronger first impressions. With the incredible…

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The Tooth Fairy and Your Child

by Dr. Michael Popp on Dec 27, 2016

It’s not always easy to convince your children to visit the dentist or take proper care of their teeth, especially when they are very young. Sometimes, no amount of explanation can make them care about good oral hygiene. So why not appeal to…

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What to Expect During a Dental Visit

by Dr. Michael Popp on Dec 20, 2016

Good dental hygiene is about much more than simply brushing and flossing. For complete dental care, you should schedule regular checkups and teeth cleanings every 6-12 months with your Calgary dentist. Regular visits to your dentist can have many…

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Tooth Decay & Nutrition

by Dr. Michael Popp on Dec 13, 2016

For good dental health, you must look after your teeth and gums. Dental diseases such as tooth decay and dental erosion are very common but the good news is that they are largely preventable. The most important factors in helping fight tooth…

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Tips on How To Prevent Tartar Buildup

by Dr. Michael Popp on Dec 6, 2016

Overview Dental plaque is one of your mouth’s greatest enemies. When it builds up on your teeth, it: Eats away at your enamel Causes cavities and tooth decay Causes bad breath Stains your teeth yellow Practicing correct dental…

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Tips on Finding The Right Dentist For Your Family

by Dr. Michael Popp on Nov 16, 2016

Choosing the right dentist is an important decision for you and your family as they can provide a high standard of oral care and a relationship that may last for many years. When choosing a family dentist, it is important to look for one with…

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FAQ: Billing for Dentist Appointments & Treatments

by Dr. Michael Popp on Oct 24, 2016

When it comes to Calgary dental care, the costs and bills associated with dentist appointments and treatment can be difficult to navigate. Here are a few frequently asked questions regarding the costs and logistics of billing for dental…

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Treatment Options For Bleeding or Irritated Gums

by Dr. Michael Popp on Oct 17, 2016

Bleeding or inflamed gums can cause discomfort and can also be a sign of other underlying health issues. This post provides an overview of some of the potential causes of bleeding or inflamed gums, short-term and long-term effects of this condition,…

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Children's Dental Care

by Dr. Michael Popp on Oct 10, 2016

When it comes to children's dental care, fluoride treatments are an essential part of maintaining strong and healthy teeth. Here are a few frequently asked questions regarding dental care for children and the benefits, costs and administration…

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How To Take Care of Your Teeth At Home

by Dr. Michael Popp on Oct 3, 2016

Good dental health care is essential for children and adults. Dentist appointments twice a year are a good step towards maintaining a healthy smile, but an individual’s daily health routine is also very important to maintaining good dental…

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4 Professional Dental Hygiene Tips For Your Child

by Dr. Michael Popp on Sep 28, 2016

When it comes to the health of your child’s mouth and gums, there is no better time than now to start practicing excellent dental hygiene. Good oral care will ensure your child’s teeth will stay healthy and free of decay.   At Marlborough…

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A Calgary Patient's Guide to Sedation Dentistry

by Dr. Michael Popp on Sep 21, 2016

We understand that visiting the dentist may be stressful for some of our patients. If you are nervous about your next dental visit, please let us know. At Marlborough Dental Centre, we strive to make you as comfortable as possible during your…

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Affordable Dental Cleaning Costs in Calgary

by Dr. Michael Popp on Sep 14, 2016

Good oral hygiene is important not only for your smile but for your overall health as well: tooth decay and periodontal disease are related to incidences of heart disease, diabetes and strokes. Regular dental cleanings, therefore, are very…

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How Our Calgary Dentists Can Help You Overcome Your Dental Fears

by Dr. Michael Popp on Sep 7, 2016

Your teeth depend on regular dental cleanings and checkups to stay strong and healthy. However, it’s no secret that people hate going to the dentist. Perhaps it’s the fear of the long, painful procedures, the perceived high costs or a bad…

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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

by Dr. Michael Popp on Aug 24, 2016

Do you suffer from chronic discomfort in your jaw, face, neck or shoulders? One reason for this pain could be temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). The good news is that for most patients, the pain is not an indication of any serious problems and…

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Family Dentistry: How to Choose the Right Family Dentist

by Dr. Michael Popp on Aug 17, 2016

Your family’s dental health is important to you. You want an experienced family dentist in Calgary who has the technical expertise and a great ability to make your family feel comfortable. For families with diverse age ranges, including…

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Dental Care For Your Teen

by Dr. Michael Popp on Aug 10, 2016

Regular dental care for your child’s teeth and gums is crucial at any age, especially during their teenage years as your child begins to gain independence and becomes more responsible for his/her own oral care. According to the American Dental…

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Is your child afraid of trips to the dentist?

by Dr. Michael Popp on Aug 1, 2016

At Marlborough Dental Center, we offer services and treatment for the whole family, including pediatric dentistry (dentistry for kids). The dentists and dental hygienists at our Calgary office are committed to providing the best dental services…

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Making Dental Care a Regular Habit for Kids

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jul 25, 2016

What should you do if your kid hates going to the dentist? As a parent, you want the best for your child but you may not be on the same page when it comes to going for a dental exam. At Marlborough Dental Centre, we’ve perfected how to make…

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How to Optimize Your Dental Insurance Plan

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jul 18, 2016

In our previous article, we explored ways that you can access affordable dental care when you don’t have dental insurance. However, if you have dental insurance you should not just be aware of how to minimize dental costs but also be aware of…

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Affordable Dental Care When You Dont Have Insurance

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jul 11, 2016

According to the Canadian Health Measures Survey, about 32% of Canadians do not have dental insurance. When something goes wrong with your teeth, not having insurance can be extremely stressful, as basic dental care is not a luxury—it’s…

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3 Dental Problems that Affect Your Smile and How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Fix Them

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jul 4, 2016

Your smile is one of the first things that other people notice about you, so the appearance of your teeth can have a major impact on your confidence. In fact, the look of your teeth can even affect your quality of life and success. In one study…

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Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jun 27, 2016

Imagine this as your next visit to your family dentist. . . . Normally, you’re anxious, but today, you’re relaxed, calm, positive and completely ready for the dental procedure that you are about to have. This type of experience is possible with…

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Why Are Teeth Cleanings So Important?

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jun 20, 2016

Did you know that approximately 70% of Canadians will develop gum disease at some point in their lives? Gum disease develops when a sticky residue called plaque hardens into tartar and builds up around your teeth, triggering a bacterial…

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Family Dentistry

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jun 13, 2016

How can you find the best family dentist in Calgary? Your family’s dental health is important to you. You want an experienced family dentist in Calgary who has the best technical expertise and a great ability to make your family feel…

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5 Reasons You Need a Six-Month Dental Checkup

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jun 6, 2016

It’s hard enough to keep track of a busy life juggling family, work, and friends. Sometimes a low priority task can slide, but a regular dental checkup is not one of them! As we’ve seen over the years at our Calgary dental clinic, six month…

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A Dental Nightmare

by Dr. Michael Popp on Feb 12, 2016

Mostly everyone has a fear of the dentist. There’s the spotless white room, hosed down with disinfectant. The slippery leather recliner and three masked people gathered over your open mouth, peering into what is arguably one of the most intimate…

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Fluoride and the Prevention of Tooth Decay

by Dr. Michael Popp on Feb 5, 2016

A recent study conducted by the University of Calgary has reaffirmed the importance of fluoride in preventing tooth decay, especially amongst children. The study looked at grade 2 students in Calgary and Edmonton. Calgary stopped adding fluoride to…

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Show Your Teeth Some Love

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jan 29, 2016

On Valentine’s Day many of us will be celebrating. Fancy dinners and delicious chocolates are great, especially when we share them with someone we care about, but they can be hard on your teeth. Brushing, flossing and using mouthwash can help keep…

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A Patient`s Guide to Braces

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jan 22, 2016

Everyone wants to have a beautiful smile, but sometimes smiles need help. Braces have been helping people effectively straighten their teeth for decades, giving them winning smiles that improve their chewing abilities, reduce the chances of tooth…

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5 Ways to Prevent Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jan 15, 2016

Keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy takes regular work. Slacking off, especially when it comes to flossing, can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. To help you keep your teeth healthy and pearly white here are 5 easy things you can do…

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3 Foods to Eat for Healthy Teeth

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jan 8, 2016

Since childhood we have been taught that food is bad for our teeth. Regular brushing and flossing keep teeth healthy by removing sugars and food particles that mix with bacteria and form plaque. Plaque produces acid which erodes tooth enamel,…

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Should I Use a Manual Toothbrush or Electric Toothbrush?

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jan 1, 2016

When people think of a toothbrush they usually think of the old-fashioned manual kind. The traditional toothbrush was invented in the late 1930’s and it wasn’t until the 1990’s that the technology we used to clean our teeth really changed. The…

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A Guide to Proper Oral Hygiene

by Dr. Michael Popp on Dec 25, 2015

Today families across Calgary gather together to celebrate the holidays. Decorations, presents, light and food play a huge role in this holiday season. We all want to make sure we stay on the Dentist’s "Nice" list by brushing two to three times…

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The Naughty and Nice List of Holiday Foods

by Dr. Michael Popp on Dec 18, 2015

As the holidays approach many people will indulge in a variety of festive treats. To help you make teeth-friendly choices this holiday season here is a "Naughty and Nice List" of festive goodies. The Naughty List Egg Nog Egg Nog from the…

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Is My Mouth Healthy? 6 Signs You Might Be In Trouble

by Dr. Michael Popp on Dec 11, 2015

We all tend to think our mouths are pretty healthy, but gum disease and other problems can progress without us noticing. If tooth decay and gum disease get out of control you may end up needing to have your teeth extracted and replaced with dentures…

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Choosing the Right Toothbrush

by Dr. Michael Popp on Dec 4, 2015

How do you decide on a toothbrush? Do you always grab whichever one is on sale, or buy the same type out of habit? Perhaps you choose based on the colour of the handle. While all of these methods will help you choose a toothbrush, they won’t…

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5 Dental Care Myths That Might be Damaging Your Teeth

by Dr. Michael Popp on Nov 27, 2015

There are several dental myths that continue to persist, despite the fact that they are actually causing more harm than good. Here are 5 common dental myths debunked. White teeth are always healthy teeth Just because your teeth are pearly…

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Bad Breath: Causes and Cures

by Dr. Michael Popp on Nov 20, 2015

Bad breath, also called halitosis or malodor will affect everyone at one point or another during their lives. 80% of bad breath comes from an oral source, with only 20% arising from other medical conditions such as acid reflux, diabetes, chronic…

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Proper Oral Hygiene for Braces

by Dr. Michael Popp on Nov 13, 2015

Braces are an excellent way to correct a variety of dental problems. However, they also mean that you have to work harder to keep your teeth clean. It is important that you carefully floss and brush your teeth, and that you thoroughly rinse your…

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Gingivitis and Periodontitis: Treating and Reversing Gum Disease

by Dr. Michael Popp on Nov 6, 2015

7 out of 10 Canadians will develop gum disease at some point in their lives. This can range from mild forms of gingivitis to more severe diseases like periodontitis. Severe forms of gum disease can lead to tooth loss, as well as painful, swollen and…

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Are You Afraid of the Dentist? You Might Consider Sedation Dentistry

by Dr. Michael Popp on Oct 30, 2015

Keeping your teeth healthy is an important part of overall health, allowing you to get the nutrients you need and protecting you from potentially serious infections. Unfortunately, more than 15% of American adults actively avoid going to the dentist…

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Crooked, Chipped or Broken Teeth? Cosmetic Dentistry Might be Right for You

by Dr. Michael Popp on Oct 23, 2015

Everyone wants to look their best, especially right before the holidays. However, this can be difficult for individuals with crooked, chipped or broken teeth. Luckily Dr. Michael Popp and the rest of the team at Marlborough Dental are here to help,…

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Want a Whiter Smile? Here Are Your Options

by Dr. Michael Popp on Oct 16, 2015

Just because Halloween is around the corner doesn’t mean you want a frightening smile. Even individuals who brush and floss regularly may find their teeth yellowing, greying or darkening over time either due to staining or age. There are three…

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Cavities are Scary: Keeping Your Childs Teeth Healthy This Halloween

by Dr. Michael Popp on Oct 9, 2015

Halloween is nearly here and soon children across Canada will don their costumes and go out in search of candy. To help your children keep their teeth healthy here are some dentist approved Halloween tips. Avoid Sticky Candy Sticky candies…

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What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

by Dr. Michael Popp on Oct 2, 2015

Cosmetic dentistry is becoming more popular than ever before, and refers to procedures such as whitening, shaping and closing gaps between teeth that are primarily done to improve the look of teeth. Here at Marlborough Dental, we offer a large…

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I Want a Perfect Smile: Should I Get Veneers?

by Dr. Michael Popp on Sep 25, 2015

Dentistry is about more than just cleanings and fillings, it is about helping create the perfect smile for you. If you have discolored, chipped, or misaligned teeth, or have gaps between your teeth, you may want to consider getting veneers. What…

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A Patients Guide to Wisdom Teeth Extraction

by Dr. Michael Popp on Sep 18, 2015

Though some patients are lucky enough to not be bothered by their Wisdom teeth, others are less fortunate. Wisdom teeth can cause overcrowding, teeth misalignment and issues with bite, not to mention a significant amount of discomfort. Here at…

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Can Root Canals Cause Brain Cancer?

by Dr. Michael Popp on Sep 11, 2015

Many times patients searching the internet for factual information on root canals stumble across sites and articles claiming that root canals cause cancer, sometimes quoting the horrifying statistic that 97% of all brain cancer patients had…

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A Patients Guide to Sedation Dentistry

by Dr. Michael Popp on Sep 4, 2015

Did you know that more than 15% of adults in the U. S. avoid going to the dentist because of fear? If you are anxious about visiting the dentist then sedation dentistry may be right for you. Sedation dentistry is used to provide an anxiety free and…

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A Parents Guide to Pediatric Dentistry

by Dr. Michael Popp on Aug 28, 2015

A visit to the Dentist can be a daunting experience for a child and their parents. However, important oral hygiene is important at any age, especially during a child’s transition from baby teeth to adult teeth. Here at Marlborough Dental we are…

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The Importance of Your 6 Month Checkup

by Dr. Michael Popp on Aug 21, 2015

It is very important that you visit your dentist every 6 months for a checkup and general cleaning. This helps to ensure that your teeth stay healthy and strong, and will help your dentist assess any future problems as soon as possible. Here are 5…

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Which Is Better: Traditional Braces or Invisalign?

by Dr. Michael Popp on Aug 14, 2015

In recent years, the realm of dentistry has introduced a variety of new technologies and techniques for oral treatments, one of which being Invisalign. Invisalign is a form of “clear braces” that can be used as an alternative to traditional…

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7 Signs Your Child Needs Braces

by Dr. Michael Popp on Aug 7, 2015

Obviously you can look at your child’s teeth and likely determine whether or not their smile is going to need to help, but often times children with seemingly straight teeth require the most dental work because their issues are hidden. Other…

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5 Signs You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jul 31, 2015

10 million wisdom teeth are removed every year according to a study conducted in the U. S.   This surgery is very common for young adults and usually pops up unexpectedly since wisdom teeth rarely cause patients any pain or discomfort.  …

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4 Tips for Painless Root Canal Recovery

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jul 24, 2015

Lately we have been explaining root canal therapy to our clients and what you can expect if your dentist determines that you need one.   Today we are discussing what you should expect after a root canal and how to care for your healing mouth.  …

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5 Signs Its Time for Root Canal Therapy

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jul 17, 2015

Our mouths are probably the most frequently utilized parts of our bodies.   Think about it, from talking and eating to breathing, our mouths are constantly on the go.   It can sometimes be difficult to interpret the sensations we feel in our…

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Debunking Myths Surrounding Root Canals

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jul 10, 2015

Many people in Calgary hear the term root canal and they immediately cringe.   Root canal procedures certainly have developed a bad reputation over the years, but is that reputation deserved?   Going for a root canal is not the same as going to…

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Root Canal Therapy in Calgary

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jul 3, 2015

We’ve all heard horror stories surrounding root canal procedures and most of us are glad that we haven’t had to endure them, but what are root canals?   What actually causes them?   What are the steps of a root canal procedure?   Calgary’s Dr. …

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Marlborough Dental Centres Advice on Early Detection of Cavities

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jun 26, 2015

We all know the importance of good oral hygiene and visiting our Calgary dentist for all routine check-ups. What you might not be aware of is you can identify and detect cavities early on in their formation from the comfort of your home. Catching…

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What Are the Real Benefits of Mouthwash?

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jun 19, 2015

We’re all aware of the benefits we reap from maintaining a thorough oral hygiene routine. We all strive for an excellent check up at our next dental appointment. Do you know what the best routine is for optimal oral care? NE Calgary dentist, Dr. …

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To Chew or Not to Chew, That is the Question

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jun 12, 2015

I think we’ve all wondered about the potential risks of chewing gum; are we basically chewing on candy the entire time or is gum actually a more functional snack?   We typically use gum to freshen our breath, to satisfy a sweet tooth or even to…

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Forgive me Father, for I have sinned. I havent flossed in months

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jun 5, 2015

The Marlborough Dental Centre sometimes sounds very much like a confessional booth from church. Right when the dental hygienist walks into the dental office, patients often confess,” I haven’t been flossing. ” It’s one of the most neglected…

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No More Fear of Dental Procedures

by Dr. Michael Popp on May 29, 2015

Sedation dentistry has become a game changer at Marlborough Dental Centre. Patients that previously were adjusting to life with toothaches due to a debilitating fear of dentists are now walking out of our dental centre with huge smiles and a new…

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by Dr. Michael Popp on May 22, 2015

Your teeth have come a long way, which means, dentistry has come a long way too. Having veneers placed on your teeth is a great dental solution for people that have gaps in their smile, chipped crowns, discolouration and misalignment. This week’s…

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What You Need to Know About Cosmetic Dentistry

by Dr. Michael Popp on May 15, 2015

It’s playoff time in Calgary and that means it’s also time to breakout your Canadian hockey smile. On second thought, maybe “hockey smile” is the wrong choice of words. If your teeth have been chipped by a hockey puck or if they’re stained…

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Dental Bonding in Calgary: What Is It?

by Dr. Michael Popp on May 8, 2015

Bonding. James Bonding. When it comes to dental care, many people ask us what bonding is? And no, it’s not that lovable spy from the movies. Bonding is actually a painless form of restoration for teeth that are in need of minor repairs. When it…

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The Root Canal

by Dr. Michael Popp on May 1, 2015

The original is always better! For example, the original Star Wars trilogy trumps the prequels, and the same concept can be applied to your teeth. You need to hold onto your original teeth! If the nerve of your tooth becomes infected and goes…

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Calgary Dental Tips: What Causes Bad Breath?

by Dr. Michael Popp on Apr 17, 2015

Do you sometimes wake up in the morning to a bad taste in your mouth? Or do you begin to notice bad breath developing throughout the day, even if you weren’t munching on garlic and onions for lunch? If you’ve been wondering what causes bad…

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Dental Decay in Calgary Children is on the Rise

by Dr. Michael Popp on Apr 10, 2015

Four years ago, the city stopped adding fluoride to our water supply. Since then, dentists including Calgary dentist Dr. Michael Popp at Marlborough Dental Centre have been seeing a noticeable increase in dental decay in Calgary children. At the…

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Healthy Mouth, Healthy Heart: How Dental Hygiene is Connected to Cardiovascular Health

by Dr. Michael Popp on Apr 3, 2015

Did you know your teeth are connected to your heart? Not literally, but the fact is that oral hygiene affects your cardiovascular health, according to research. Since heart disease takes the life of one Canadian every 7 minutes, paying attention to…

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Softer is Better: The Dangers of Brushing Too Hard

by Dr. Michael Popp on Mar 27, 2015

When it comes to washing the dishes, scrubbing harder is always better to get food particles off of the plates and pots. And although we sometimes compare brushing our teeth to washing the dishes, there’s a few key differences – and one is that…

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Best Dentist in Calgary: Marlborough Dental Centre Wins Consumer Choice Award

by Dr. Michael Popp on Mar 20, 2015

The best patients make for the best dentists! And the Consumer Choice Award has given the award for the Best Dentists in Calgary to Marlborough Dental Centre. The highly trained and experienced dentists at Marlborough Dental Centre perform various…

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Calgary Dentist Tips: The Right Way to Floss

by Dr. Michael Popp on Mar 13, 2015

Who absolutely loves flossing their teeth? Chances are, you didn’t raise your hand. We’re all told from the time we’re little kids that flossing is key to having a healthy mouth with fresh breath, and nothing could be more true. That’s…

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Dentists and Dentistry Through the Ages

by Dr. Michael Popp on Mar 6, 2015

Overview: Imagine if dentists referred to tooth decay as tooth worms? No matter how you word it, tooth decay is bad news but in 5000 BC the ancient Babylonians actually referred to it as tooth worms. Continue reading the blog below to find out more…

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Dental Health and Pregnancy: How To Stay Healthy During Pregnancy

by Dr. Michael Popp on Feb 27, 2015

Overview: Taking care of your teeth and dental health is always important, but it's even more crucial during pregnancy. In this blog we'll give you a few tips on how to stay healthy when pregnant. Pregnancy is an important time to take…

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The Real Deal on Dental Visits: 1? 2? Or 4? When To See Your Calgary Dentist

by Dr. Michael Popp on Feb 20, 2015

Overview: Eating carrots will make your eyes stronger and visiting the dentist once a year will keep your teeth healthy… are you sure about that? Myths can be like the Big Bang, they come out of nowhere. The carrot myth was created in World War…

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A Walk in the Park: The Root Canal at Calgarys Marlborough Dental Centre

by Dr. Michael Popp on Feb 13, 2015

Overview: In the past when you tell your friends that you need to get a root canal, everyone is taken aback and are worried for you. There is a sombre mood over what is actually a common procedure performed by dentists. Read this blog to find out…

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Family Dental Care in the New Year

by Dr. Michael Popp on Feb 6, 2015

Overview: The holidays are over! Throw out the old toothbrushes because it’s time to reload and recharge your oral health for 2015! Continued success in the New Year begins and ends with your smile. Read the blog below for tips on maintaining…

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Wisdom for Removing Wisdom Teeth: Tips for Post-Extraction Care

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jan 30, 2015

Overview: The real estate in the human mouth is extremely valuable and crowded, especially if you have wisdom teeth. The mouth only has room for 28 teeth and the majority of us have 32, the four extra teeth are the four third molars, known as…

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The Benefits of Orthodontics

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jan 23, 2015

Everyone wants their child to have a beautiful smile and the confidence to show it off. Orthodontics can help by correcting severely misaligned teeth which can cause a variety of problems, including speech issues, trouble chewing, grinding and…

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NE Calgary Dentist, Dr. Popp, is Now Offering Invisalign

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jan 16, 2015

Calgary, December 2014 - Dr. Michael Popp now offering Invisalign at his Dental Practice in Calgary, Alberta. The future of dental braces is here, and it’s invisible. A crooked or misaligned smile can have a negative affect on a person’s…

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The Pearly Whites: A closer look at Cosmetic Dentistry in Calgary

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jan 9, 2015

Overview: It’s no secret that Calgary is a hockey city, but that doesn’t mean people want to have that coveted hockey smile! Cosmetic Dentistry is more common than you think, and is not just for Hollywood big wigs. Check out the blog below to…

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5 Reasons To Avoid Over-Brushing

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jan 2, 2015

Overview: Over-brushing is a common bad brushing technique that can be more harmful than you may realize. How do you brush? Do you think you may be over-brushing? To find out why you have to be so careful, read the blog below.     A…

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Why You Should Get An Electric Toothbrush Today!

by Dr. Michael Popp on Dec 26, 2014

Overview: Why kind of toothbrush do you have? A soft bristles? Hard bristles? The right answer is electric! The amazing benefits of using an electric toothbrush have really come to light over the past couple of years and if you're not using one,…

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Daily Oral Hygiene: How To Look After Your Teeth

by Dr. Michael Popp on Dec 19, 2014

Overview: It's always good to maintain healthy oral hygiene habits in between your dental visits, but keeping track of what to do can be hard! Check out the blog below and see how many of these daily oral hygiene practices you…

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Researchers Warn Again of the Dangers of High-Acidity Drinks

by Dr. Michael Popp on Dec 12, 2014

Overview: A new study on the dental effects of acidic drinks once again reinforces the dangers that these drinks pose, especially to young children. The study highlights the importance of good dental care early on in life and urges parents to avoid…

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Athletes With Bad Breath

by Dr. Michael Popp on Dec 5, 2014

Overview: Many already known of athletes' bad oral health, but a recent study has shown that the situation is not getting any better. In a statement made by University College London health experts, athletes must improve basic measures such as…

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Clean Your Brush Before You Brush!

by Dr. Michael Popp on Nov 28, 2014

Overview: If you're one of the many people who wash your toothbrush before you use it, you can rest assured you're doing the right thing. Want to know why washing your brush is so important? Read the blog below to find out more. When…

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5 Foods for Stronger Teeth

by Dr. Michael Popp on Nov 21, 2014

Overview: While the dentist can help fix your teeth, you are in charge of making sure they don’t need fixing in the first place! In this blog you find out five foods that you should be eating to help make your teeth stronger and your oral health…

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How To Save Knocked Out Teeth

by Dr. Michael Popp on Nov 14, 2014

Millions of teeth are knocked out every year and no matter how careful you are it’s always good to know what to do. By taking the right action when disaster strikes you can give your tooth the best change of being successfully replanted. Acting…

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Teaching Kids about Oral Health

by Dr. Michael Popp on Nov 7, 2014

Helping kids understand the importance of oral hygiene at an early age is an investment in their long-term overall health. A good place to start is setting the right example; take good care of your own teeth and be enthusiastic about your own oral…

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Drink red wine, avoid cavities?

by Dr. Michael Popp on Oct 31, 2014

That glass of wine that you enjoy with your dinner every now and then might actually be good for your teeth. Though there have been studies done before which have said red wine is a source of heart-healthy antioxidants, a recent study, published in…

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Some wisdom about wisdom teeth

by Dr. Michael Popp on Oct 24, 2014

At about age 6 we get our first set of molars. This is followed by the appearance of our second molars around age 12. And then come the wisdom teeth, which make their (usually) painful debut between the ages of 17 and 21, or the “age of…

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Sedation Dentistry in Calgary - by: Calgary Dentist Marlborough Dental Centre

by Dr. Michael Popp on Oct 17, 2014

Sedation Dentistry in Calgary - by: Calgary Dentist Marlborough Dental Centre Is Sedation Dentistry right for You? Do you have a real fear or anxiety preventing you from going to the dentist? Do you have a low threshold for pain? Do you have…

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Start flossing RIGHT AWAY - by Calgary Dentist Marlborough Dental Centre

by Dr. Michael Popp on Oct 10, 2014

You hear about it every six months.  FLOSSING IS IMPORTANT. There is a reason why every oral health practitioner DEMANDS that you make this part of your daily practice.   Eilert Eilersten wrote a great article called: Fun Flossing Facts last…

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Tobacco Is NOT Meant for Consumption - by: Calgary Dentist Marlborough Dental

by Dr. Michael Popp on Oct 3, 2014

It's no secret that smoking, and really the general consumption of tobacco is terrible for your health; a habit that should be kicked immediately. Here are some great facts from Web MD we hope will motivate you to quit or not even start in…

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Sedation Dentistry in NE Calgary

by Dr. Michael Popp on Sep 26, 2014

What is sedation dentistry? It’s a gift from the dental Gods to maintain great oral health, for patients like you, who have a phobia or an overwhelming fear of visiting the dentist’s chair. Dr. Michael Popp and his team at Marlborough Dental…

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Have a Dentist Appointment? Bring the Kids! A Closer Look at Pediatric Dentistry

by Dr. Michael Popp on Sep 19, 2014

Overview: While children have a taste for candy that is insatiable, their thoughts on brushing their teeth before bed (and after waking up for that matter) are pretty liberal. Add in occasionally eating dirt and landing on their faces, and their…

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