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We love educating our community about oral health, so we share informative and interesting blog articles twice each month. Please feel free to follow along, comment, share, and join the conversation!

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Posted May 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Clark Crawford, DDS

This Film Can Wreak Havoc on Your Child’s Smile

We’re not talking about a movie, but a hardened substance on your child’s teeth called tartar or calculus—another slightly confusing term, right? No math equations here, except maybe Plaque + Time = Tartar.   That’s right, tartar begins as plaque, which is the accumulation of tiny food particles and bacteria. Our mouths are home to upwards […]

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Posted April 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Clark Crawford, DDS

To Be or Not to Be Sugar-Free: The Facts About Artificial Sweeteners

Originally created for people unable to consume regular sugars, alternative and artificial sweeteners have become extremely popular in all kinds of different products. From chewing gum to diet soda, Dr. Clark Crawford and Dr. Nikla Reddy wants you to know which of these options are best for your dental and general health – so here […]

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Posted February 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Clark Crawford, DDS

Why Do We Have Baby Teeth?

Baby teeth, also called deciduous, primary, milk, or lacteal teeth, have many different purposes. Dr. Clark Crawford and Dr. Nikla Reddy at Calgary Dental House is asked the purpose of baby teeth often. So what’s the answer? Tiny Teeth for Tiny Mouths Child-sized mouths are not large enough to accommodate a full set of adult […]

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Posted October 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Clark Crawford, DDS

How Dental Nightguards Can Help You

It’s common to see people wearing mouth guards for protection during all kinds of sports, such as football, basketball, and boxing, but did you know that lots of folks wear mouth guards at night for their dental health? People who grind their teeth (bruxism) and people with sleep apnea can get relief from their symptoms […]

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Posted September 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health, Dental Services
Clark Crawford, DDS

Senior Dentistry: Embrace Healthy Aging

Someone once said, “Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.” How true!  While it can be frustrating to watch your health change as you age, you don’t have to accept poor oral health and tooth loss as just an inevitable part of the aging process. Your oral health is just […]

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Posted August 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health, Dental Services
Clark Crawford, DDS

Professional Dental Cleanings Make a Big Difference

You’ve been hearing it for years – “make sure to visit Dr. Crawford and Dr. Reddy twice a year for your regular cleanings.” Just in case you’ve ever wondered why regular dental cleanings are so important, Calgary Dental House would like to take this opportunity to let Calgary residents in on some information you don’t […]

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Posted August 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Clark Crawford, DDS

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Heart

We all know that it’s important to take care of our health, but that’s often easier said than done. Health and hygiene routines are an investment of your time every day. So, wouldn’t it be great if you could accomplish more by actually doing less? As it turns out, when it comes to oral health […]

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Posted July 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Clark Crawford, DDS

What’s Lurking in Your Saliva?

Saliva. Just the word can conjure an array of images in your imagination. From salivating at a delicious meal to studying Pavlov’s dogs to watching a baseball player spit, life is full of saliva! And that’s a good thing because saliva is very important for oral and overall health. Problems with saliva can lead to […]

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Posted June 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Clark Crawford, DDS

TMJ: The Root of Your Pain

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is a really long name… so let’s call it TMJ.  That sounds more familiar—you’ve probably heard it before. Maybe some lingering pain in your chewing muscles and bones even have you wondering if you have it. TMJ dysfunction is sometimes called TMD, TMJD, or TMJ Syndrome, especially if there seem to be […]

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Posted May 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Clark Crawford, DDS

Sugar: Teeth’s Worst Nightmare

People in the United States eat more sugar than any other country in the world. (Fortunately, we also have some of the best dentists in the world.) You hear it all the time: “sugar rots your teeth.” But is it true? What exactly does sugar do to your teeth and why is it so bad? […]

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