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At Northland Village Dental Centre in Calgary, we love to keep our patients up to date on our latest news. As an active member of the community, we take pride in being active, and we hope you'll check back regularly to read new updates. If you'd like to learn more about anything you see here, contact us today!

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    24/03/2022 0 Comments
    How Does Sugar Affect Your Teeth?

    Studies suggest that over 2 billion people worldwide suffer from some type of dental issue.

     Our increasingly busy world often leads us to indulge in fast food, sugar cravings, and other unhealthy habits resulting from stress or being too busy to make time for our own needs. This can lead to many deteriorating effects on our health, including damaging our teeth.


    To make sure that your teeth are healthy and thriving, visiting your dentist regularly is a must. But first, read on to learn how sugar can be so damaging and why you may want to start avoiding it.


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    16/02/2022 0 Comments
    TMJ Disorders: Causes and Treatment

    TMJ disorder is one of the most common conditions that affect the teeth, jaw, and face. If you suffer from the disorder, you’re not alone.

    The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is like a hinge that connects your jawbone and skull. These joints are situated on both sides of your jaw. This joint helps you chew, yawn, and talk and can move from side to side and up and down. 


    When you develop problems in this joint, it can cause you issues with chewing or swallowing and opening and closing your mouth while bringing pain and discomfort to your jaw, ears, and face. 

    But what are the causes and symptoms of this disorder, and what should you do if you have it? 

    In this article, we’ll discuss TMJ disorder treatment in more depth. Keep on reading to learn more.


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    13/01/2022 0 Comments
    Top 5 Preventive Dental Care and Maintenance Tips

    Dental care may not be the first thing to come to mind when you think of your overall health. However, you only need to experience a toothache once to realize how important it actually is.

    The better the overall health of your mouth, the greater the number of years you’ll spend free of dental problems in the future. Some people are willing to spend thousands of dollars on cosmetic dentistry to improve their smile if they have major issues, but they don’t do the regular work in order to preserve their overall oral health.


    Keep on reading to learn about the top five tips for preventive dental care and maintenance.


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  • woman with toothache in dentist's office
    14/12/2021 0 Comments
    Common Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

    Did you know that around 4.15 million workdays are lost annually to dental problems in Canada?


    Tooth sensitivity is a common complaint for people of all ages. From morning coffee to an ice-cold refreshment, the prospect of a chronic toothache can easily overshadow the simplest of tasks.


    So what exactly is tooth sensitivity? If you struggle with sensitive teeth and want to bite, chew, and smile without discomfort, it is essential to know about the underlying causes of tooth sensitivity. If you have sensitive teeth and are looking for ways to alleviate the pain, start by figuring out what is causing it. Here we compiled a list of causes and remedies of sensitive teeth. Read on to learn more.


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    21/09/2021 0 Comments
    How Do I Know if It's a Dental Emergency?

    An estimated 3.5 billion people are affected by oral diseases within their lifetime. The same report shows that over 530 million children around the globe suffer from dental problems with their primary teeth.

    Most oral health conditions can be diagnosed and treated in the early stages. If not treated, oral diseases pose a health risk for your health, often resulting in chronic pains and diseases.


    You’ll be able to recognize a real issue when you see one with this information. Keep reading to learn how to recognize a dental emergency. 

    Keep reading to learn about some of the oral health symptoms you should report to an emergency dentist in Calgary right away.


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  • smiling female dentist standing in her office
    07/09/2021 0 Comments
    Picking the Right Dental Office for Your Dental Needs

    Dental care is an essential part of your overall health. That is why if you’re looking for a new dentist, it can be an overwhelming experience.


    Choosing the right dental office is very important since you will be visiting the office for many years to come. Whether you’re looking for a dentist because you have a dental emergency or you simply want to schedule a regular checkup, it’s important that you find the right dentist for your specific needs and goals.


    That said, with so many options to choose from, it can be hard to find the dental clinic that will work for you. How can you be sure they'll take care of your teeth and help them to be at their best?

    No need to fret. Refer to this guide to learn about some tips to help you choose the right local dentist for your needs.


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  • man with a tooth pain
    23/08/2021 0 Comments
    Need a Tooth Extraction in Calgary? Here's What You Should Know

    Are you nervous about a sore, sensitive, or broken tooth?


    While many tooth problems can be fixed with restorative care, sometimes it's necessary to go through tooth extraction procedure. The idea of getting a tooth extraction can be  scary for many people, and that means that they might put off receiving care, thus making the problem worse. 


    We're here to help explain why you might need a tooth extraction, as well as what you should do when it's time for yours. Keep reading to learn everything that you need to know before your tooth extraction in Calgary. 


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  • two dentists performing dental procedure on a patient
    14/07/2021 0 Comments
    The Importance of a Reliable Dentist and What to Expect From Them

    You know that good oral health involves visiting a dentist regularly, but does your choice of dental health provider matter?

    A quick online search for 'dental office Calgary' or 'reliable dentist near me' will give you page after page of results. Of course, having options is great, but why would you settle for just any dentist when you can go to someone who can ensure you'll enjoy a healthy smile for a long time?


    You need a reliable dentist who truly cares for patients by providing personalized care or treatment plans. That being said, here's how you'll know you've found the right dentist in Calgary.


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  • smiling dentist holding dental implant
    07/06/2021 0 Comments
    Understanding the Cost Structure of Dental Implants

    Are you looking to get dental implants? You are not alone. In fact, dental implant procedures increased by 6.3 percent from 2019 to 2020, and this number is only expected to grow over the years.

    Dental implants are a popular choice for those looking to replace missing teeth. This is because they’re a long-term solution that can last for decades and stay functional throughout your life. That said, if you have been trying to find dental implants in Calgary for quite some time, one of the biggest questions on your mind is the price of the procedure. Anyone who's heard anything about dental procedures knows that things can get to be a bit on the pricier side, but you want to know exactly what you're dealing with before you get your new set of pearly whites.

    So, how much can you expect dental implants to cost? Read this article to find out!


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  • older man with tooth pain
    18/05/2021 0 Comments
    Everything You Need to Know About Wisdom Tooth Pain

    Wisdom tooth pain is a common reason that prompts many people to have them removed each year. One thing that you may not know is that there are several causes of wisdom teeth pain.


    Read on to learn about some of the main causes of wisdom tooth pain as well as the different pain relief options that will help you manage it better.


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    12/04/2021 0 Comments
    Helping You Understand the “Nitty Gritties” of a Root Canal Procedure

    Although they sound scary and complicated, root canals have come a long way. With innovative techniques and technology, the root canal procedure is now relatively comfortable, and it doesn’t usually require more than one or two trips to a dentist or endodontist.

    If your dentist has suggested a root canal treatment, don’t panic. Keep reading to learn the nitty-gritty of a root canal procedure.


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    09/03/2021 0 Comments
    Everything You Need to Know About a Dental Crown vs. a Dental Bridge

    If you raise your hand to hide your teeth when you laugh, you're not alone — more than half of Americans are insecure about their smiles. 

    Fortunately, there are plenty of dental procedures, both cosmetic and restorative, that can enhance the look of your pearly whites. 

    Perhaps your dentist has told you that you need a dental crown or a dental bridge to fix your smile. Here's what to expect from either procedure — and how they differ from one another. 

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  • woman with tooth pain in dental office
    04/02/2021 0 Comments
    The Pros and Cons of a Root Canal

    Root canal. That phrase alone is enough to send shivers down anyone's spine.

    An estimated 41 percent of the population reported they would rather swim with sharks than visit the dentist to get a root canal. 

    Scary as they sound, root canals are nothing to fear. They have become a staple procedure in modern dentistry. 

    If you think you have the signs of a tooth infection but are worried about having it fixed, looking into the pros and cons of a root canal should put your mind at ease.

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  • woman clutching painful jaw from cavity
    18/01/2021 0 Comments
    Do All Cavities Need Filling?

    Have you just taken a good look at your teeth and realized you have a cavity hiding in your mouth? Cavities are one of the worst dental ailments that you can have, with each one of them causing severe tooth damage, extreme sensitivity, and unwanted pain.

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    COVID-19 Update

    We are now open!

    We are excited to have the opportunity to welcome you back to our practice!


    After a lot of preparation, Dr. Lu, Dr. Coe and Dr. Lai will  see patients for routine treatment . Our office has always prepared personal protective equipment (PPE) that has exceeded all the AHS and Alberta Dental Association guidelines; however, in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have instituted additional guidelines and protocols to ensure your safety. We have taken time to ensure that we have all the necessary equipment to keep you, your families, and our team members protected and safe.


    Below is a list of some of the enhanced precautions we have taken to protect you, in addition to our pandemic infection control team training and our patient management procedures.

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  • woman brushing her teeth
    26/11/2020 0 Comments
    Dental Hygiene in Calgary: Dental Health Checklist to Follow During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    When your tooth enamel decays, a tiny hole starts to form in your tooth. These holes are better known as cavities.

    Did you know that 96% of Canadian adults have had cavities in their lifetime? Even though this is a high number, the good news is it's not too hard to prevent tooth decay.

    Northland Village Dental Center is dedicated to helping maintain your dental hygiene in Calgary. To better assist you on how to take care of your teeth during this global pandemic, please read the following checklist:

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    26/11/2020 0 Comments
    Practicing Good Dental Hygiene in Calgary: How to Maintain Good Oral Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    People have had to make countless adjustments to their everyday lives because of COVID-19. We're working and educating from home, seeing loved ones over Zoom, and doing our best to stay home.

    A lot of things may have changed, but your attention to your health shouldn't have. People have been skipping doctor appointments in an attempt to stay socially distant, and that includes not going to the dentist.

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    01/09/2020 0 Comments
    Signs That You May Need to Have a Tooth Extracted

    Did you know that your oral health is closely related to your general health and well-being?

    Meaning that when you have a problem with your teeth, you need to have it fixed immediately. And that may include having a tooth extracted.

    Only a professional can tell you whether or not you need to have a tooth removed. But there are some signs that indicate when it's time to consider this option.

    Below, we explain all the signs that you may need to have a tooth pulled. Keep reading to learn more.


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    18/08/2020 0 Comments
    The 6 Worst Foods for Your Teeth

    All 32 of your beautiful pearly whites play a huge role in your overall health. It's important to know that there are other ways besides brushing and flossing in which you can achieve greater dental health. 

    That old saying, 'You are what you eat', has a wide application and your teeth are no exception. Take better control of your dental health by avoiding the worst foods for your teeth and keep reading.

    If you're here because you are seriously concerned about your dental health, then know you're not alone. Your local Calgary dentists are there to help you, do not hesitate to ask questions or book an appointment


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    14/07/2020 0 Comments
    Risk Factors for Tooth Loss

    Millions of people across Canada suffer from tooth loss. Losing teeth is not only an oral health concern but also a cause for financial stress as teeth replacement treatments can be expensive. This isn’t just physical and can affect one’s mental health and self-confidence as well.

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    16/06/2020 0 Comments
    The Benefits of Dental Sealants

    Dental sealants act as a protective barrier to prevent decay and consists of thin layers of resin that are placed onto the fissures, grooves or pits in a tooth. They form a shield on each tooth and helps keep away food particles that can lead to cavities. Although daily brushing and flossing are required to maintain your oral health, it is difficult to remove food particles from the back of the mouth. So, sealants are applied to molars that are more prone to decay. Sealants can protect everyone but are usually beneficial for young kids who are more prone to cavities. Getting sealants is an easy and painless process and can be done in a dental clinic in one setting. Count on Northland Village Dental Centre for preventive dentistry services, such as dental sealants and dental hygiene services in Calgary. We offer comprehensive dental treatment, including cosmetic dentistry and preventive care.

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    Complete Dentures Vs Partial Dentures - What You Need to Know

    Dentures are removable artificial teeth and gums for missing teeth. Dentures help you restore your smile. Since patients have the option of getting partial dentures or complete ones, selecting one can be confusing. Count on Northland Village Dental Centre in helping you make a final decision.

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    27/03/2020 0 Comments
    Understanding the Procedure and Benefits of a Root Canal Treatment

    One of the most common procedures performed in general dentistry is root canal therapy. Dentin and enamel are the outer covering of teeth. Underneath them is a chamber with pulp. 

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  • mouthguards calgary
    09/03/2020 0 Comments
    Mouthguards - What You Need to Know

    Who doesn’t want strong and beautiful teeth that last a lifetime? Despite tooth enamel being harder than bone, it still needs safety from wear and accidental breakage. This is why wearing mouthguards is essential for individuals who play contact sports, grind their teeth at night or have temporomandibular joint problems. Our dentists recommend mouthguards to such patients.  Northland Village Dental Centre is dedicated to providing quality dental care to patients in Calgary. Our dentists will make your overall visiting experience as comfortable as possible. The health of our patients is very important to us.


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  • 12/02/2020 0 Comments
    Dental Bridges and Crowns: How Do They Work?

    Dental crowns and bridges are prosthetic devices that are cemented to your existing teeth by a dentist. A crown or cap is used to cover up discoloured and broken teeth. Bridges, on the other hand, are used to fill the space between your teeth. At Northland Village Dental Centre, your oral health is our top-most priority. Our dental services include dental sealants, hygiene and oral care, root canal treatments, dental bridges and dental implants.

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    10/01/2020 0 Comments
    Why is Good Dental Hygiene Important?

    Proper dental care helps prevent dental problems such as cavities, gum disease, gingivitis, and tooth decay. Some of the symptoms of dental problems are severe toothache, bad breath, bleeding gums and facial swelling. Visit a dentist immediately if you are experiencing any of these symptoms. Northland Village Dental Centre has been providing dental services in Calgary since 2003. We offer cosmetic dentistry, esthetic makeover dentistry, zoom whitening and home tray bleaching.

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  • 10/01/2020 0 Comments
    Five Reasons Why You Should Consider Teeth Whitening

    If you are concerned about your stained or discoloured teeth, a smile makeover treatment can help you in several ways. Our dentists at Northland Village Dental Centre can provide your teeth a uniform look along with working on the natural translucency and colour. The teeth whitening process is a part of it and can help you achieve a whiter smile.

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    24/10/2019 0 Comments
    What to Expect During Dental Implant Treatment

    If you are considering dental implants, you don’t have to be intimidated or scared. It is one of the most reliable options for replacing missing teeth and has gained a lot of popularity. They are made to feel, look and act like natural teeth.
    In Northland Village Dental Centre, our dentists are dedicated to providing high-quality dental care services. We are capable, compassionate and try our best to make the overall experience of clients as relaxing as possible.
    In this blog post, our dentists explain about what happens during a dental implant treatment.

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    23/10/2019 0 Comments
    Dental Implants - Types and Benefits

    Dental implants are a boon for people with problems like loose, damaged or absent teeth. People with missing teeth face problems in speech, dental uniformity, oral health and while eating. Implants offer a permanent tooth substitute and restore adequate functionality. At Northland Village Dental Centre, you can get both implants and dentures under restorative dental services.

    Your dentist will surgically position a titanium post into the jawbone beneath the gum line. This is followed by a replacement tooth or bridge mounted on the post, which looks and feels totally like a natural tooth. It won’t come loose and isn’t required to be anchored to other teeth like bridges.

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  • 01/08/2019 0 Comments
    7 Reasons to Visit Your Dentist Regularly

    Most people know it’s important to take care of their teeth, but did you know that even with brushing and flossing at home you still need to have regular dental check-ups?

    At Northland Village Dental Centre, we are passionate about preventive care. Annual or bi-annual cleanings at your dental office in Calgary provide routine maintenance that keeps your teeth and gums in optimal condition.

    Aside from a professional cleaning and polishing, your dentist will look for any developing problems that, when caught early, can save you time, money and prevent related health issues.

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  • 25/07/2019 0 Comments
    A Healthy Mouth Is a Happy Mouth

    Your smile says a lot about you. A healthy white smile not only shows you take great care of your teeth, it lets others around you know you’re confident, friendly and self-assured. Likewise, having bad or crooked teeth usually makes us feel self-conscious and uncomfortable, and is often a sign of a more serious issue such as tooth decay, gum disease or even oral cancer. That’s why regular checkups and a proper oral health regimen will go a long way in improving your overall quality of life.

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  • 25/07/2019 0 Comments
    How Dental Implants Revolutionized the Dentistry Field

    Dental implants have revolutionized dentistry over the last two decades. This is not to say that they are altogether new—their earliest known existence dates back to Mayan civilization in 600 AD—but they sure have come a long way.

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  • 24/07/2019 0 Comments
    Most Common Reasons for Tooth Pain

    At Northland Village Dental Centre we understand that tooth pain is no picnic. Ranging from a subtle fleeting sting to a raging agony of ouch, no two toothaches are the same. Across the board, Calgary dentists cite tooth pain as one of the leading reasons patients visit dental clinics and yet the diagnosis is different from case to case. If your pearly whites are increasingly sore, only a qualified dentist can make an accurate assessment. However, the cause might well be one of the following:

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Proud Sponsor of the Northland Mall Stampede Breakfast

Stampede breakfast is a Calgarian tradition during the month of July when the city celebrates with lots of family fun and pancakes! Northland Village Dental Centre has been part of the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Stampede Breakfast. You can find us at our brushing station where you can meet and greet with our friendly team.

We have interactive brushing methods that make it fun and easy for everyone to learn. Check our Facebook page for more updates.

Dental Mission Trip

Dr. Lu traveled to Nepal for a three-week mission trip in October 2012, where he joined his fellow peers to provide dental care for those in rural communities at the Tansen Hospital and Dental Clinic.

Dr. Lu’s passion for dentistry and for the community was a tremendous help to those living in rural Nepal. Many of the patients coming from rural Nepal cannot afford the dental attention they require to sustain a basic quality of life.

On average, the mission has been able to treat about 350 patients every month, treating cases as simple as a cleaning to oral facial trauma.

This mission was a success as Dr. Lu was determined to use his skills to support others in need and gain new friends along the way.

Visit us on Facebook to see our mission trip galleries.

Candy Art Competition

Founded by Dr. Ta Sen Lu, the Candy Art Competition is an annual youth leadership event held by the Calgary Chinese Community Service Association to promote multiculturalism and diversity in the community and to bring awareness to any challenges they have faced.

Candy Art is a fun and whimsical way to use old Halloween candy to create imaginative 3D structures.

Last year, our team members created a life size Calgary Tower that was made with every colorful gumball, cherry red licorice and much more!

Our team loves to promote fun and wellness in the office as well as in the community.

To view our full gallery, please visit us on Facebook.

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