How to Prepare Your Child For Sedation Dentistry

by Dr. Michael Popp on Apr 26, 2019

Does your child suffer from extreme fear of the dentist? Do they have to undergo an extensive dental treatment? Here’s everything you need to know about sedation dentistry for children & how it can keep your little one comfortable and calm during…

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Top 4 Oral Health Care Tips For Mothers-To-Be

by Dr. Michael Popp on May 1, 2018

Dental care is important for every individual, particularly so for women who are expecting. Here are the top oral health care tips for moms-to-be from our Calgary dentist. Looking after your teeth and gums is crucial to ensure that your mouth…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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