Frequently Asked Questions


prices_varyWhy can prices for a cleaning be different between patients or between cleanings on the same patient?

A proper cleaning or recare appointment involves a number of procedures including some or all of the following: exam, polish, fluoride, scaling, root planning, and radiographs or x-rays. When we create your custom treatment plan you will know ahead of time what procedures each cleaning will involve.

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tooth_sensitivtyWhy do I have tooth sensitivity after my white fillings?

Tooth sensitivity after a filling is a common problem. It can be caused by a number of factors. Bonding agents, polymerization shrinkage, proximity to the nerve and bite pressure can all lead to tooth sensitivity. The bonding agents used in white fillings are very technique sensitive and have varying degrees of susceptibility to moisture contamination.

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free_whiteningWhy do some dentists offer free tooth whitening?

Many dentists will offer free tooth whitening to acquire new patients and grow their practice. What is important for the patient to understand is that not all tooth whitening systems are the same. Patients need to be informed about the type of tooth whitening being used or offered and need to ask the following questions.

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treat_familyCan You Treat My Entire Family?

The short answer is yes. We have expertise in a broad range of procedures that may not be provided by many general dentists and can handle most of your families care. Your dental needs will change throughout your life.  We are here to provide care now and in the future from young to old.   From basic cleanings to more extensive treatment.

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Should Ask Questions – Questions You Should Ask Every Dentist


treatment_plansWhy do treatment Plans between dentists vary so much?

Every 3-5 years an article or program will come out showing how dentists across Canada or within the province differ in their approach to dental care and treatment plans. In most cases these reports legitimately show the disparity between treatment modalities offered by dentists to their patients. Headlines like “entrepreneurial dentist” and “Dr. Google” do little to enhance our professional reputation.

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smile_designWhat is smile design?

Smile design is a term that has become popular in recent years. It is used to simply describe the process your dentist goes through to design restorations that make your teeth look good in your face. However, the phrase smile design does not do justice to the skill and expertise required to properly take all design variables into consideration.

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qualifiedIs my dentist qualified and licensed to practice dentistry?

Recently there has been coverage in the media concerning the fraudulent practice of dentistry in Burnaby British Columbia. Patients had been treated for years by a person with no licence to practice dentistry in B.C. His clinic was found to have inadequate infection control and sterilization equipment placing people treated by him at risk for infection.

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complex_proceduresWhy don’t all dentists offer procedures like root canals, implants and wisdom teeth extractions?

The simple answer is they don’t want to do these procedures they are too hard and a lot of work. Advance Dental group is dedicated to providing patients the best in oral health care. From our prevention, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry the range of services and level of expertise is hard to match.

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