5 Benefits of Making Back to Back Dental Appointments For Your Family

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jun 12, 2019

Does your busy schedule make it difficult to keep dental appointments? Our Calgary dentist can provide family friendly scheduling for greater convenience. Choosing a family dentist who has the qualifications to take care of your varying oral…

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Why Seniors Must Visit Their Dentist Regularly

by Dr. Michael Popp on Aug 29, 2018

Are you over the age of 65? Regular dental care for the elderly is crucial, especially when it comes to lowering your dental fees and enhancing your overall well-being.   Receiving regular treatment from a trusted family dentist is the best way…

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3 Tips to Prevent School Absences Due to Dental Problems

by Dr. Michael Popp on Aug 10, 2018

With school starting up again, it’s important to schedule a visit to your Calgary children’s dentist before life fills up once again with homework, sports, and after-school activities.   It’s never easy to convince your little one to…

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How to Find The Right Calgary Dental Clinic

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jul 27, 2018

Are you looking for a dental clinic in Calgary? Here are the top 4 qualities of an exceptional dental centre you should look out for. Visiting the dentist is something that can be very easy to put off and making the effort to get your teeth…

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5 Types of Dental Emergencies and How to Handle Them

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jul 18, 2018

Are you experiencing a dental emergency such as a broken tooth or dental abscess? Here’s how to prepare for such a situation and how to ensure you protect your oral health.   Having access to emergency dental care is very beneficial to your…

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How to Get Rid of Tooth Sensitivity

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jul 6, 2018

Is tooth sensitivity causing you discomfort and pain? Here are the 5 biggest causes of tooth sensitivity and some simple tips from our Calgary dentist on how to avoid them.   Tooth sensitivity is uncomfortable, yet a common dental problem, that…

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3 Reasons Why University Students Must Visit Their Family Dentist

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jun 21, 2018

Taking care of your teeth is extremely important, even while you’re at university! Our Calgary family dentist offers comprehensive services from teeth cleanings and whitenings, to emergency dental care and Invisalign, to take care of all your…

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5 Tips For Fitting Your Regular Dental Check Up Into Your Schedule

by Dr. Michael Popp on Jun 11, 2018

Has it become a challenge to make an appointment with your Calgary family dentist? Follow these 5 tips for fitting a dental visit into your busy schedule.   Sometimes life can become very hectic but not matter how busy your schedule, ensuring…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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