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Patient Appreciation Day 2017

Thank you to everyone that came to our party! We had as many as 200 people visit the office for Our Patient Appreciation Day. Thank you to all our existing patients who came to support us and it was great to meet all the new faces in Cambie Village. We look forward to...

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from all of us at The Rise Dental. We hope you had a chance to see our Halloween decorations this year!

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123DENTIST.COM DISCONTINUES AIR MILES™ reward miles PROGRAM

Please be advised that effective May 1, 2013 this clinic and all other clinics that are members of the 123Dentist.com Community Dentist Network will no longer be offering Air Miles(tm) reward miles. If you have any questions, please contact us at your earliest...

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10 Great Things to Do with Dental Floss!

Floss is an essential part of your oral health care routine, along with brushing at least twice a day for at least 3 minutes and visiting your skytrain dentist, Rise Dental, for your regular oral health care checkup every six months. Flossing right before bed can...

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Why Dental Extractions are Necessary

Dental extractions (removing teeth) may be a necessary procedure to prevent tooth misalignment in the case of wisdom teeth or to maintain the health of your other teeth and gums. Extractions nowadays are relatively quick and painless, so if you suspect you have a...

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Don’t Fear the Dentist! We’re on Your Team!

Here at the Rise Dental, we understand that our Vancouver SkyTrain dental patients may suffer from dental anxiety and therefore can be extremely reluctant to contact us and book an appointment. Research has identified the Top 3 anxiety-causing reasons about dental...

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Receding Gums 101: What Are Receding Gums?

One of the most common questions asked to dental professionals is: "what are receding gums?". In simple terms, receding gums are a result of gum disease -- causing your gums to have a "receding" appearance. What causes receding gums? Typically, gum disease plays the...

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Dry Mouth? Here’s What You Can Do!

If you suffer from dry mouth - especially in the summer - your downtown Vancouver SkyTrain dentist at The Rise Dental Clinic has some valuable tips on what you can do to relieve your dry mouth symptoms and enjoy yourself, whatever the season! Offer Yourself a Mint or...

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Why Should I Floss? Dental Floss FAQ & How To [VIDEO]

"Why should I floss?" is a frequent question asked by many patients at The Rise Dental Group in Vancouver. In fact, flossing is one of the most important habits in any good oral health routine. Dental floss helps remove any food particles trapped between the teeth and...

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Want to Live a Longer, Happier Life? Smile more! [TEDx]

If you're looking for a way to improve your health, your social relationships and your overall well-being, smiling is your best bet! The simple act of smiling comes with a lot of benefits. According to a recent TED Talk (below) given by Health Tap founder and CEO Ron...

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Get Rid of Your Toothache, Fast!

If you're suffering from a toothache, contact the Rise Dental Group in Vancouver as soon as possible - your tooth may be abscessed and require emergency dental care. Come in to The Rise Dental Group to avoid complications such as surgery or a tooth extraction if you...

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Preventing Cavities: Super Snacks for Super Teeth

Preventing cavities is sometimes not an easy task. Do you find yourself prone to getting a lot of dental cavities even though you brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily and visit The Rise Dental Group in Vancouver every six months for a regular checkup? The problem...

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Gum Disease: You Can Prevent It! [VIDEO]

Many dental patients in Vancouver believe they have perfect oral health. However, at The Rise Dental Group, we see many patients who are suffering from gingivitis and gum disease without even realizing it. Puffy, red gums that bleed could mean you have gingivitis. If...

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10 Great Things You Can Do With Toothpaste

At The Rise Dental Group in Vancouver, we recommend brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste for at least three minutes and at least twice a day as part of a healthy oral health care routine, but did you know you can also use toothpaste around the house? Read on...

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Celebrate Oral Health Month with a FREE Oral Cancer Screening

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Tooth Decay: Living in a Sugar Culture

We all know that sugary junk food isn't going to do us any favors for our waistlines, but eating lots of sugar will also rot your teeth and lead to tooth decay. At The Rise Dental Group in Vancouver, we will ensure your teeth feel healthy and can give you strategies...

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X-rays: A Necessity For Your Oral Health

X-rays are essential to a person's oral health, and at The Rise Dental Group in Vancouver, we want to ensure that people are getting regular X-rays for their teeth. So what is the big deal about getting X-rays? X-ray exams reveal the state of your teeth, and the...

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Have a Sweet Easter from The Rise Dental!

Did you know the first edible Easter bunnies were made in Germany in the early 1800s out of pastry and sugar? Nowadays, Easter treats can include Peeps, Cadbury eggs, donuts, marshmallows, Mars bars, cake, ice cream - all things that might cause cavities and tooth...

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Oral Health Care: Is Nail Biting Really Bad for Your Teeth?

We all know that nail biting is a bad habit, but do you know why? The dental team at The Rise Dental Group in Vancouver want to clarify why this habit is so detrimental to your overall oral health. Nail biting is a common habit within certain age groups, including...

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How To Prevent Gum Disease In Your Pregnancy

If you're pregnant and wondering what effect your oral health might have on your unborn baby, the dental health experts at our dental practice want patients to know the facts about how oral health can impact pregnancy. There has been evidence that shows a correlation...

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Have Bad Breath? Freshen Up With These Tips

Bad breath can scare away a variety of people, whether it be your boss, family, or a potential new love interest. The team at The Rise Dental Group in Vancouver are always available to share the latest tips and tricks on how to freshen bad breath. At The Rise Dental...

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National Children’s Dental Health Month: Raising Awareness

  Did you know: February is National Children's Dental Health Month? February is the month to raise awareness about the significance of your oral health. With National Children's Dental Health month beginning in Cleveland in 1941 and extending to a month-long...

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Are You Exercising Enough? Find Out Now

Along with maintaining proper oral health, fitness is essential for people to improve their lifestyle. We here at The Rise Dental Group in Vancouver want our patients to get active by exercising or playing sports. However, when participating in contact sports, it is...

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Proper Oral Care: Children’s Dental

If your child is 1 years-old or their first teeth have come in, be sure to take them to their first dentist appointment. Giving your child the proper oral care is essential to their well-being. We all know that maintaining oral health is important, especially when it...

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Are you Brushing Your Teeth Properly? Learn How!

Knowing how to brush your teeth properly is important so you can avoid conditions such as gingivitis and tooth decay. Bad brushing technique can lead to tooth abrasion, which wears away the surface of the tooth. Because gum tissue is so delicate, it can be damaged...

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Have Bad Breath? Conquer It With These Tips

If you constantly have bad breath and think there's nothing you can do about it, think again. These helpful tips can assist in keeping bad breath at bay. Halitosis, or bad breath, can be seriously humiliating. You don't have to live with it forever! Simply by brushing...

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Kids and Cavities: What Parents Need To Know

Due to an increase of sugar in the diet through fast food, soda pop and candy, children are now much more susceptible to bacteria which causes cavities or tooth decay to harm their teeth. In fact, the U.S. Center for Disease Control cites a study that says there has...

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Sedation Dentistry: Relieving Your Dental Fears

If you have been avoiding the dentist, sedation dentistry may be a great option for you. Essentially, cosmetic and restorative dentists use sedation dentistry as a way to build positive experiences for patients who are nervous about dental work. Sedation makes it...

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Prevent Cavities by Using Dental Sealants

Simply brushing your teeth is not an effective solution for preventing tooth decay and erosion. The general dentistry team at The Rise Dental Group in Vancouver recommends dental sealants, which give teeth solid protection against the bacteria that infiltrates your...

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Tongue Rings Can Be Fatal: Preventing Infections

No matter how cool and trendy you think tongue rings are, these piercings are dangerous and potentially fatal. Piercing your tongue can result in chipped teeth, recessed gums and nerve damage.What some people don't know is that getting a piercing in the mouth can...

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Tooth Sensitivity: Causes and Solutions

Tooth sensitivity is a nerve irritation that occurs after your enamel has worn down or if your gums are receding, exposing the surfaces of your teeth. Pain normally stems from consuming hot or cold foods and beverages that touch your teeth, bringing them in contact...

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The Facts About Wisdom Teeth

Many of our patients have many questions about wisdom teeth and wisdom teeth removal so for your convenience The Rise Dental Group has put together a blog post that covers the facts about wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are the last to erupt in your mouth and usually this...

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The Proven Ways to Prevent Cavities

In our continuous series of the best “ways to prevent cavities”, Dr. Ali Salari from The Rise Dental Group explains why vending machines are causing more and more cavities in children and adults. "Instead of this cavity-causing, sugar-filled, junk food, consider the...

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All I Want For Christmas is My Two Front Teeth

Can you remember back to a time when you had a very simple request for Santa Claus? Please Santa, I’ll go without the toys on my list if you please, please give me my two front teeth this year? The holidays are a great time to get together with family and soak up all...

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Toxic Teeth: Smoking and Oral Health Issues

It is a commonly known fact that smoking leads to health problems such as lung cancer, but did you know that smoking and oral health problems often go hand in hand? In fact, smoking is the leading cause for almost 75% of gum disease in adults. This percentage includes...

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Get The Rest You Need: Put A Stop To Teeth Grinding Today!

Has anyone ever told you that you grind your teeth in your sleep? Perhaps a parent or partner may even try to wake you up while you’re grinding. Unfortunately, most people who grind their teeth in their sleep, don’t even know they’re doing it.  Teeth grinding is one...

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A Brighter Smile Leads to Career Success

Studies reveal that a better smile can be a contributing factor to success in your career.  Interacting with colleagues and clients on a day-to-day basis, your appearance greatly influences the way people around you perceive and interact with you.  Say for instance,...

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Learn About Wisdom Teeth Removal: Procedure and Recovery

Wisdom teeth removal is a common dental procedure in Vancouver, but most patients are not even aware of why wisdom teeth removal is necessary. The extraction experts at The Rise Dental Group have written this handy guide on wisdom teeth to answer any questions you may...

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Halloween Oral Hygiene: Keeping Your Child’s Smile Healthy

Halloween is on the horizon and your health partners at The Rise Dental Group want to help you protect your kids from something even scarier than zombies, ghosts and goblins this Halloween. There's something even more bone-chilling called tooth decay! We all remember...

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Introducing Early Oral Health for a Future of Healthy Smiles

Children’s dental care is often overlooked in Vancouver, because many parents think that baby teeth are just going to fall out and be replaced by adult teeth. However, regular family dental care is important for all family members—young and old. "Aside from the fact...

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Dental Veneers: Whitening Teeth for a Winning Smile

In existence for over 30 years, dental veneers are still not commonly understood or utilized by many dental patients in Vancouver.

While most people have heard of whitening teeth with bleach treatments, they are not aware that they are being exposed to the bleaching alternative almost daily. In fact, dental veneers are worn by actors, models and professionals and play a huge roll in the cosmetic dentistry industry.

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Smile Correction 101: Fixing a Gummy Smile

Cosmetic Dentistry has become increasingly more accepted for patients thanks to popular reality shows that focus on dramatic smile makeovers. Dental patients in Vancouver are beginning to understand how easy it is to create their ideal smile with the available...

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Executive Esthetic Dentistry: Finding Your Perfect Smile

These days, CEOs aren’t fretting over their fine lines, but are more interested in the state of their smile. Executive Esthetic Dentistry is cosmetic dentistry for executives at a high-level, but differs from what a model or actor would pursue when it comes to their teeth. Here at The Rise Dental Group in Vancouver, we can offer you dental procedures that will give you the smile you deserve to help achieve your work and business goals.

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Smiles for Life: Keeping Your Teeth Natural

It has come across our attention at The Rise Dental Group that many aging patients are concerned about losing teeth as they grow older. The truth of the matter is that there is no reason for senior citizens to lose their teeth other than because of oral disease.

Your perfect smile can last you a lifetime, if you take proper care of it.

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Fast Food Puts Teens on the Fast Track to Cavities

With teenagers eating an increased amount of fast food and carbonated beverages to keep up with their busy lifestyle, family dental clinics are witnessing a generation inflicting serious damage to their oral and overall health.

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Guys: Finding a Job You Love is Easier with a Stunning Smile

In a recent poll of Vancouver dentists and consumers, it was confirmed that men are much less likely to regularly visit the dentist in comparison to females.

The study, conducted by the Academy of General Dentistry, nearly 45% of participants felt that men don’t feel the need to visit the dentist. In addition, 35% of those polled thought that men do not visit the dentist due to fear or embarrassment. 18% thought that men didn’t have enough time for the dentist and 5% concluded that most men do not even have a regular dentist.

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Sweet Treats: Protect Your Children’s Teeth with Excellent Oral Health

Kids definitely have a whirlwind romance with sugar and candies. By making a commitment to children’s oral health and hygiene we are saving them from future problems and complications. If you find that your kids are over indulging in sweets there are some tactics you can use to reduce the risk of tooth and gum complications. Here are some tips on how to protect your children’s teeth so they can have good strong teeth and optimal oral health when becoming adults.

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We Are Proud Members of the 123 Dentist Network!

We are pleased to announce that The Rise Dental has been chosen for membership in 123Dentist.com’s Quality Dental Network (QDN)!

Finding the right dentist used to be hit or miss. 123Dentist.com changes that. The 123Dentist.com website is a fast and convenient service that helps consumers find an expert dentist in their neighborhood who stands for superior quality and who is committed to putting patients first.

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We Can Make Your Smile Sparkle This Summer

The time has come to hit the beach, relax on outdoor patios, host backyard BBQ’s and get away on vacation to enjoy family fun in the sun. This is also a special time to celebrate love with picnics, strolls in the park and the romance of warm summer moonlit nights. Summer is here and so is the opportunity to get outdoors and experience the lifestyle we wait all year long for!

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New Research Links Oral Health To Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association recently announced that studies have identified and confirmed a direct correlation between diabetes and gum disease. Not only are diabetics more prone to gum disease, but oral health problems such as gingivitis can also affect blood...

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Check Out Our Facebook Page!

We’re always looking for new ways to expand our avenues of communication with patients. That’s why we created an official Facebook page for our practice!  Our Facebook page makes it easy for you to reach us on the go and stay current with practice information. We make...

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All New Blog – The Rise Dental Group

Welcome to The Rise Dental Group Blog! This blog has been created as a forum for you to read and respond to a variety of topics including: Health & Beauty, Entertainment, Sports, Health & Fitness, Family, Food, Business & Technology. The blog will serve as...

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