Trouble Getting Numb For Dental Treatment?

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For most of us, getting a cavity filled may not be the highlight of the day. But thanks to modern anesthesia, like what we use at Timothy G. Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin, it’s really just an inconvenience. Some people, though, are resistant to local anesthesia like lidocaine. That makes what is ordinarily simple, like filling […]

Tell Your Dentist Which Prescription Meds You Are Taking

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It’s standard practice for healthcare providers to find out what medications their patients are taking. At Timothy G. Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin our patients sometimes wonder why we ask them about prescription medications before their dental process. Here’s why: Some medications—prescription or over-the-counter—can affect oral health or dental treatment. Bleeding Issues Heparin/warfarin and other anticoagulants […]

Relax. Your Teeth Will Thank You.

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This message from Timothy G. Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin is about stress. Most people have been warned about its physical effects. Our doctors remind us to protect ourselves from the dangers of unmanaged stress by eating healthy, exercising regularly, and getting adequate sleep. We know that we shouldn’t try to relieve stress with overeating, too […]

6 Ways To Prepare For Your Dental Procedure

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Nervous about an upcoming procedure? Let Timothy G. Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin offer 6 ways to prepare yourself mentally, emotionally, and physically before your big dental day. First, remember we are trained to provide the best care and comfort possible. Second, take some time to relax and identify what you are nervous about. Take deep […]

Is It Growing In Your Mouth?

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Plaque is that filmy stuff that forms on teeth. Since it is caused by the breakdown of the foods we eat, plaque formation is a constant process. And that’s why we keep reminding our patients to brush and floss twice a day, at Timothy G. Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin. The plaque process goes something like […]

5 Ways To Floss Daily

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If you want to floss regularly but find that you’re usually too tired at night, this post from Timothy G. Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin is for you. We want to give you a few ideas for unique times to floss so you can keep your teeth and gums healthy. If you’re an early riser, try […]