Dr. Chad Aitken DMD and the team at Vista Dental Care are pleased to provide professional and caring dental services to their patients from Red Deer AB and the surrounding communities. Our dental services include: adult, children's, cosmetic, family, general, implant, laser, orthodontic, preventive, restorative and sedation dentistry.
Teeth Whitening – Dazzling Results in Just One Visit!The most efficient way to get your teeth their whitest is by using professional-strength whitening. We offer Iveri Whitening™, which takes only 20 minutes and can give you a bright new smile, from 2 to 8 shades lighter! As an alternative we also offer custom take-home whitening trays, produced in our own lab. After an initial visit, you receive the materials and instructions to complete the procedure at home.
Below is an excerpt from an article found on Colgate.com that was written by Donna Pleis
You already know the value of regular tooth brushing and flossing to the prevention of tooth decay and gum disease, but what you eat can help too. Here are a few tips for healthy teeth involving simple foods that may be more helpful to your dental health than you thought they were.
An Element of Strength The mineral, fluoride, plays an important role in building strong teeth and bones, and ultimately protecting your teeth against tooth decay. This is why fluoride has been included in toothpastes like Colgate Cavity Protection and many community water supplies. But did you know it's also found naturally in many foods? Any fluoride you ingest is absorbed and distributed throughout the body, according to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), though most of it deposited into your bones and teeth.
So, to give you and your family's teeth an extra bit of strength now and then, serve up foods with n…
Digital X-ray OptionsDigital X-rays generate viewing options that are not possible with conventional film systems. A digital sensor takes either individual images or a single panoramic image of the inside of your mouth and displays these on a monitor. Without altering the original data, images can be enhanced, rotated, or colourized. With digital files, new images can be superimposed over older images to expose changes in your dental health. With digital X-rays, there is no delay while images are being developed, and no chemicals used in developing.
No More ‘Fat Lips’ or Numbness After Treatment!There are times after routine dental treatments that patients experience “numbness” for up to 5 hours. It’s difficult to talk or eat, and the face and lips feel “fat.” What if that didn’t have to occur? We are pleased to offer our patients OraVerse™. This product reverses the anaesthetic after your treatment is completed. In approximately 15 minutes a patient feels back to normal. So, if the idea of being numb for hours after your procedure makes you uncomfortable – we can take care of that for you!
November is Diabetes Awareness Month. This month we are featuring information found on MouthHealthy.org that discuss how diabetes can affect your dental health. Below is one way that diabetes can affect your oral health.
Have you ever noticed a cold sore or a cut in your mouth that doesn’t quite seem to go away? This can be another way that diabetes may affect your mouth. Poor control of blood sugar can keep injuries from healing quickly and properly. If you have something in your mouth that you feel isn’t healing as it should, see your dentist.
November is Diabetes Awareness Month. This month we are featuring information found on MouthHealthy.org that discuss how diabetes can affect your dental health. Below are two ways that diabetes can affect your oral health.
Change in Taste
Your favorite flavors might not taste as rich as your remember if you have diabetes. It can be disappointing, but take the opportunity to experiment with different tastes, textures and spices to your favorite foods. Just take care not to add too much sugar to your food in an effort to add flavor. Not only can this affect the quality of your diet, it can also lead to more cavities. If you have a persistent bad taste in your mouth, see your dentist or doctor.
Diabetes affects your immune system, leaving you more vulnerable to infection. One common among people with diabetes is a yeast infection called oral thrush (candidiasis). The yeast thrive on the higher amount of sugar found in your saliva, and it looks like a white layer coating your to…