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Alberta Dental Fee Guide

Alberta Dental Fee Guide

Do you have questions about the Alberta Dental Fee Guide? We’re here to help. Watch Donsdale Dental’s Dr. Nureen Somani in this video as she provides a clear explanation of the fee guide, and explains everything you need to know.

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Be proud of your smile!

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What is a smile makeover?

What is a smile makeover?

A genuine smile leaves a lasting impression. The complex movement of your lips, cheeks and eyes to form that unforgettable smile triggers reactions in others that inexplicable. Unfortunately, not all of us are proud of our teeth, and as a result don’t smile nearly as often as we should. If you feel this way, it’s time for a smile makeover.

How to reinvent your smile

A beautiful and confident smile can be achieved. Whether you have a chipped or missing tooth, yellowing teeth, or a misaligned bite, we can help.

At Donsdale Dental, we offer a number of cosmetic dental services that can help with your smile makeover.

For misaligned teeth, we offer Invisalign invisible braces. This is one of the newest and most effective way of getting your smile back without metal or wire braces.

For teeth stains, we offer professional teeth whitening services. All new patients also get free teeth whitening for life! 

Not sure where to start?

We understand how important your smile is to you. With so many decisions and options available, we highly recommend that before you book an appointment, schedule a meet-and-greet with one of our dentists. We’ll show you around and explain some options to you.

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Be proud of your smile!

Need a new dentist in West Edmonton? Schedule a meet-and-greet to learn how we can help design your smile!

Smile your way to a longer life

Smile your way to a longer life

According to the World Health Organization, the average life expectancy around the globe is 71.4 years. As Canadians, we can expect to live on average just over 82 years. But why are so many citizens of Okinawa Japan living to over 100 years of age?

Secrets of longevity

While there may not be a “secret” to living a longer and healthier life, there are many factors. Diet and exercise are the obvious ones that come to mind, but factors such as the amount of time spent in the sun and a positive mindset may also have an impact.

According to the Okinawa Centenarian Study, there are approximately 740 out of a total of 1.3 million citizens that are 100 years or older. This works out to almost 5 times more than in the United States.

Some factors that perhaps lead to the high life expectancy could be in the mindset of the Okinawans. One old adage they live by is “eat until you are 80% full.” In addition a positive outlook on life and strong social support also play a big role.

How smiling may help you live longer

As seen in the study of Okinawa, a positive mindset and a strong social network play a big part in living longer. Interestingly, these same factors have also been shown to increase one’s happiness!

As we discussed in previous posts, smiling more often can help reduce stress and improve your heart health. In general, smiling leads to being happier.

If something simple as smiling more can have such an impact on your health and well being, the compound effect of all the benefits of smiling may actually have a bigger impact in increasing your life expectancy.

Be proud of your smile!

Need a new dentist in West Edmonton? Schedule a meet-and-greet to learn how we can help design your smile!

Kids smile way more than adults

Kids smile way more than adults

Smiling more often can make us more productive, improve our heart health, and even reduce stress. But is there a limit to how much we should smile?

Remember back to when you were young and everything was a wonder. Things like sliding down the stairs on your rear-end, splashing in a puddle, or painting with your hands. All of these activities brought on huge smiles to our faces.

There’s no doubt that children smile a lot. Some studies even suggest that children smile as much as 400 times per day, whereas adults only smile around 20 times each day.

With all the benefits of smiling and laughing more often, there really is no limit to how much we should smile in any given day.

Try taking small breaks during the day to watch a funny video online, or listen to an amusing audio book, or just have a good laugh with a friend. You’ll be pleasantly surprised with how good you feel afterwards.

To learn more about the hidden powers of smiling, watch this TED video.

Be proud of your smile!

Need a new dentist in West Edmonton? Schedule a meet-and-greet to learn how we can help design your smile!

How smiling can actually reduce stress

How smiling can actually reduce stress

This is the fourth post of our 7 Days of Smiling series. In this post, we’ll show you how smiling can actually reduce stress.

In 2012, researchers studied the effect of manipulating facial expressions on the response to stress. What they found was surprising.

In total, 170 participants were made to hold chopsticks in their mouth in a manner that produced varying types of smiles. Some were made to hold a Duchenne smile, others a standard smile, and the rest a neutral expression. While holding these facial expressions, their heart rate was monitored as they performed stressful tasks.

The findings revealed that all participants that were smiling had reduced heart rates – regardless of if they were aware that they were smiling. Simply the act of smiling, intentionally or not, can help us manage stress better.

The adage of “grin and bear it” may have a lot of wisdom behind it!

While science can continue to show us the psychological and physiological evidence that smiling can help reduce stress, the best proof is to try this yourself.

The next time you find yourself getting stressed around your excited children or overwhelmed at work, remember to smile and be mindful of the effect it has on your body.

If you have any other tips or tricks to managing your stress, please contact us and let us know.

Be proud of your smile!

Need a new dentist in West Edmonton? Schedule a meet-and-greet to learn how we can help design your smile!

How smiling makes you more attractive

How smiling makes you more attractive

In this third post of our 7 Days of Smiling series, we’ll explain how smiling more can make you look (and feel) more attractive.

The benefits of smiling more often are numerous. we’ve shown you how smiling can help increase your productivity and improve your heart health. But one of the most notable benefits is that you will feel better about yourself – and others will notice!

In a recent study done by eHarmony, a genuine smile showed up as one of the most important traits that attracted women to men. That should come as no surprise as we are wired by evolution to distinguish friend from foe.

The key to a true and genuine smile is in engaging your whole face. Often referred to as a Duchenne Smile, a true smile uses muscles not only around your mouth, but also those around your cheeks and eyes.

The common misconception is that you smile more when you’re happy; however, the opposite is also very true. The more you smile, the happier and healthier you become. Not surprisingly, healthy and happy people are seen as more attractive.

The next time you’re out in public, try to notice the people around you – are they smiling? More importantly, try to notice if you yourself are smiling and the effect it has on how you feel.

Be proud of your smile!

Need a new dentist in West Edmonton? Schedule a meet-and-greet to learn how we can help design your smile!