|Commonly Held Myths about Dentistry||Facts that Challenge these Myths|
|As we age our gums recede. We get long in the tooth||Undue forces of a poor bite can cause bone loss|
|If my gums are receding I must be brushing too hard||Bone and gums recede in response to bite forces (soft toothbrushes can’t do this)|
|Worn teeth are a symptom of age||Worn teeth occur as a result of poor function or para-function (again a result of bite forces out of balance)|
|My bone loss is because I didn’t take better care of my teeth||Bone loss can be because of bacteria but in most cases results mainly from the undue forces of an imbalance in the bite|
|Orthodontics cured me of a poor bite when I was young||Orthodontics of the last 50 years was all about lining up smiles (not aligning chewing to true joint centered bites) The results of poor bites start to show up in midlife|
|My jaw being misaligned is just something I have to live with||After careful diagnosis, it is often not difficult to align the bite so that it is self-protective|
The fact that my dentistry has worn out is normal
In a properly aligned and self-protective bite dentistry will last much longer
|My night guard protects my teeth and jaw joints|
Most night guards cushion the teeth from each other but actually increase the muscle activity and can damage the joint
|My dentist should decide what is best for my mouth||We believe that a co-created treatment plan provides the basis of a trusting and long-term relationship.|
We encourage you to contact the team at Living Wellness Dental Dorchester with any questions or comments you may have. Drs. Robertson, MacLean, and MacLean offer Calgary, AB area clients biological and biocompatible solutions for their smiles. Please call our office at (587) 327-1500 to schedule your appointment and find out more about all we have to offer for you and your family.
We are immensely proud of our Living Wellness Dental Dorchester staff. We're all here to provide great dentistry with an emphasis on total health, as opposed to the typical disease-oriented, reactionary philosophy.
This proactive paradigm is based on the notion that there is a significant link between oral health and overall health, which has led our practice into the area of holistic care and a "biologic" perspective to dentistry.
Our first objective is to guarantee that you are at ease and confident in our knowledge and expertise. Our committed, courteous, and experienced team of physicians, which includes Drs. Kindal Robertson, D.D.S., David MacLean, D.D.S., and Cameron MacLean, D.D.S., is happy to help you with all of your oral health needs.