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  • Burning Bright For Breast Cancer Fundraiser

    Burning Bright For Breast Cancer Fundraiser

    Dr.Hanson and everyone at Hanson Dentistry are proud to support  the Burning Bright For Breast Cancer fundraiser and join the fight against breast cancer.Read More »
  • Infant Food Bank – Fill A Crib

    Infant Food Bank – Fill A Crib

    A playpen from Hanson Dentistry for donation to the Infant Food Bank All We Need For Christmas 2018 campaign. We invite you to show support by filling the playpen with items you would like to donate to this worthy cause. ESPECIALLY NEEDED: Diapers (all sizes), formula, cereals, baby gates Please donate generouslyRead More »
  • Traumatic Dental Injury

    Traumatic Dental Injury

    Traumatic dental injuries often occur in accidents or sports-related injuries. Chipped teeth account for the majority of all dental injuries. Dislodged or knocked-out teeth are examples of less frequent, but more severe injuries. Treatment depends on the type, location, and severity of each injury. Any dental injury, even if apparently mild, requires examination by one…Read More »
  • What is TMJ/TMD?

    What is TMJ/TMD?

    TMD or temporomandibular joint disorder is a group of symptoms including headaches, facial pain, jaw pain, sore, chipped, broken, or worn teeth, clicking or popping in the jaw, and limited jaw movement. TMJ is temporomandibular joint or jaw joint. These small joints in front of each ear attach the lower jaw to the skull, and…Read More »
  • Snoring And Sleep Apnea Prevention

    Snoring And Sleep Apnea Prevention

    While snoring is a common problem for many people, it can also be a sign of other major health complications. It is estimated that more than 80 million people in North America snore while sleeping, which not only affects the quality of sleep of the person snoring, but also the quality of sleep of their…Read More »
  • IS SEDATION DENTISTRY SAFE FOR ME?

    IS SEDATION DENTISTRY SAFE FOR ME?

    Conscious sedation or nitrous oxide can help patients relax during dental work. Patients are awake but usually are not able to feel or remember their dental visit. Conscious sedation might be suitable for patients with: a low pain threshold trouble sitting still in the dentist’s chair very sensitive teeth pronounced gag reflex a significant amount…Read More »
  • New Year, New Smile

    New Year, New Smile

    Are you making resolutions for 2018? Unfortunately, studies show that setting unrealistic expectations will likely have you failing by February. This year, why not simply make a pledge to improve your dental health? Here are 5 easy steps to a healthier smile in 2018: Start by establishing a routine of brushing your teeth for two…Read More »
  • Psst! Hanson Dentistry is Growing and Now Accepting New Patients!

    Psst! Hanson Dentistry is Growing and Now Accepting New Patients!

    The wait is over. Dr. Douglas Hanson, along with his associate Dr. Melissa Bahl are now accepting new patients for all levels of dental care. Don’t miss the opportunity to get the healthy, beautiful smile you have always wanted. Call Us Now:  705.897.9777 Vist Us: 2945 Highway 69 North, Suite 301, Val Caron, Ontario, P3N…Read More »
  • Are Dental Veneers Right For You?

    Are Dental Veneers Right For You?

    Cosmetic dental treatments like bonding and veneers can not only fix cavities or broken teeth, but also can improve the look of healthy teeth. Veneers cover the entire front surface of the tooth, whereas bonding covers a smaller portion of the tooth. Bonding and veneers make your teeth look better by changing their colour, shape,…Read More »
  • Invisalign Or  Braces?

    Invisalign Or Braces?

    There are more reasons to smile about Invisalign® at our office than you may know. Patients often ask us how Invisalign® treatment compares to braces. Invisalign® is a series of removable aligners that are nearly invisible. The aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Besides straightening…Read More »
  • What is CONSCIOUS SEDATION?

    What is CONSCIOUS SEDATION?

    Conscious sedation or nitrous oxide can help patients relax during dental work. Patients are awake but usually are not able to feel or remember their dental visit. Conscious sedation might be suitable for patients with: a low pain threshold trouble sitting still in the dentist’s chair very sensitive teeth pronounced gag reflex a significant amount…Read More »
  • What are dental implants?

    What are dental implants?

    If one or more of your teeth are missing, there are a number of ways to replace them. Dental implants are an alternative to bridges, partials, or complete dentures. They replace missing roots and support artificial replacement teeth. They are comfortable and look like natural teeth. What are dental implants? A dental implant is an…Read More »
  • Why is my jaw popping?

    Why is my jaw popping?

    Do you experience clicking, cracking and popping when your jaw opens or closes? Sometimes we all experience temporary jaw sounds. “Crepitus” is the medical term for any clicking, popping or grinding sound that emanates from a joint and, in many cases, it is the result from pressure causing movement and a release of nitrogen gas…Read More »
  • 6 Home Remedies for TMJ Symptoms

    6 Home Remedies for TMJ Symptoms

    Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, better known as TMJ or TMD, can flare up at any time, and sometimes for no apparent reason. If you’re suffering from TMJ, you know it’s no laughing matter when it does. Check out these tips to relieve TMJ-related pain on your own at home, or to find temporary relief before you…Read More »
  • Proud Sponsor of the 42nd Annual Valley East Days Festival!

    Proud Sponsor of the 42nd Annual Valley East Days Festival!

    On behalf of my associates Dr. Jeffrey Treleaven, Dr. Melissa Bahl & our dedicated staff at Hanson Dentistry we welcome you and your family to the 42nd annual  Valley East Days, the largest free family festival in Ontario! We hope to see you there! For more info visit: 2017 Valley East Days http://valleyeastdays.com/ Posted By: Dr.Douglas T. Hanson…Read More »
  • Common questions about cosmetic dentistry

    Common questions about cosmetic dentistry

    Does bleaching damage the teeth? No. When carbamide peroxide, the active whitening agent, contacts water, hydrogen peroxide is released which whitens the teeth. Bleaching does not soften, demineralize or weaken the teeth. Do over-the-counter bleaching products work? There is some evidence that over-the-counter bleaching products do whiten teeth, however, many of the products are too…Read More »
  • Does your dentist know what’s in your medicine cabinet?

    Does your dentist know what’s in your medicine cabinet?

    If you use over-the-counter or prescription medications, it’s important to let your dentist know. You should also mention any side effects you’ve experienced as these can negatively affect oral health and even lead to more serious conditions. Luckily, early dentist detection can help reduce or alleviate many of these problems. Dry mouth Dry mouth (also…Read More »
  • 4 tips for braces care

    4 tips for braces care

    Having braces is no excuse to slack on dental hygiene! Follow these tips and tricks to keep your teeth and gums healthy during your orthodontic treatment. 1. Brush carefully Don’t let food get trapped in your braces. Use a soft- bristled brush to remove debris from your teeth, brackets, and wires. If your current toothbrush…Read More »
  • Are you allergic to your dentist?

    Are you allergic to your dentist?

    Allergies to watch out for As you wait for your next dental exam, you probably have a list of things you’d like to discuss — whether you have any cavities, which mouthwash you should use or how much your insurance will cover. But here’s one important topic that probably doesn’t make your list: allergies. Though common…Read More »
  • It’s Little Things that Make a Big Difference

    It’s Little Things that Make a Big Difference

    Sometimes an inspiring story helps us find out the strength within us. An inspiring story helps you inspire yourself and motivate yourself. It also helps find out what you can do and what you cannot. There are hundreds you may have read in your life. But how many of them actually made changes in your…Read More »
  • Sleep loss affects your waistline

    Sleep loss affects your waistline

    Sleep loss increases the risk of obesity through a combination of effects on energy metabolism. This research, presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology in Lisbon, will highlight how disrupted sleep patterns, a common feature of modern living, can predispose to weight gain, by affecting people’s appetite and responses to food and exercise. In the…Read More »
  • Does my teenager need braces?

    Does my teenager need braces?

    Their teeth aren’t that crowded why? It is easy to think that it is all about the appearance of the smile and that it is about Dentistry making money. In our practice, we’ve have committed to learning all that we can offer the very best diagnostics and make appropriate recommendations for our patients. The fact…Read More »
  • What causes bad breath and what can you do to help?

    What causes bad breath and what can you do to help?

    There are a number of causes of bad breath or halitosis. Dental disease Food items Systemic disease Tonsillitis Sinus issues Poor oral hygiene The category of dental disease; includes cavities or decay of tooth surfaces, periodontal or gum disease, acute infections in the mouth including erupting teeth like wisdom teeth etc. The treatment and prevention…Read More »
  • Any Changes In Your Health Since Your Last Visit?

    Any Changes In Your Health Since Your Last Visit?

    Have you ever wondered why or even questioned why your Dentist asks you about your overall health, medications and often takes your blood pressure? You are not alone, in fact many of our patients wonder why this is important. I usually explain that in Dentistry almost everything that we do is invasive and involves the…Read More »
  • Root Canals what are they and are they painful?

    Root Canals what are they and are they painful?

    A root canal is a common term referring to Endodontic Therapy, in essence when a tooth sustains significant trauma or damage the pulp or nerve inside the tooth becomes necrotic or “dies”. This tissue becomes a source of irritation and becomes infected, often referred to as abscessing. Dental infections of this type can become very…Read More »
  • Why Do My Gums Bleed?

    Why Do My Gums Bleed?

    For almost 25 years we’re repeatedly asked some similar questions, it is obvious that there is a real need to publish some of the most common questions and our answers.  For the next few months, our Hanson Dentistry Blog will attempt to clarify some of these common inquiries. Q. Why do my gums bleed? A. When…Read More »
  • How To Detect Oral Cancer

    How To Detect Oral Cancer

    Going to your dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning is part of your yearly calendar of responsible maintenance and care. Part of your exam is checking for early signs of mouth, or oral cancer, but it is also important for you to recognize any warning signals! WHAT IS ORAL CANCER? According to…Read More »
  • When Your Credibility Is Under Fire?

    When Your Credibility Is Under Fire?

    Maintaining credibility when one’s business or industry is under fire can be difficult. Here are a few tips: DO: Learn what you can about what happened from reliable sources. Stick to the facts. Acknowledge to your team what errors you know to be true. Decide upon how to present the facts as you know them.…Read More »
  • How Good Is Your Word?

    How Good Is Your Word?

    Recent scandals have drawn attention to the importance of the credibility of business leaders. Right or wrong, the actions of a few have increased cynicism among employees and customers that threaten managers’ credibility. Fortunately, leaders can learn skills to manage their own credibility and by doing so, enhance the credibility of their workgroup and organization.…Read More »
  • What does success mean for you?

    What does success mean for you?

    January is the ideal time to determine what success means for you. This means gathering the knowledge to prepare for change if needed, adopting proven real-life strategies and tools that manage energy, enhance awareness, encourage self-discovery and build a team of leaders. Ever wondered what it takes to be a successful manager? To be someone…Read More »
  • 4 Tips to Help You Become More Resilient

    4 Tips to Help You Become More Resilient

    Have you ever asked yourself what does it mean to be resilient? When you are resilient, you are able to bounce back from frustrations and setbacks by adapting and moving forward. This may come naturally to some people; but for most of us, resilience is a learned skill, which we develop through practice. While we…Read More »
  • Is Technology Managing YOU?

    Is Technology Managing YOU?

    While technology helps us work faster, access important information and stay in touch, it also has drawbacks; the most common is information overload. Too much information all at once may cause feelings of anxiety and loss of focus. The technology that you use to manage your work/home life can begin to manage you. Some helpful tips…Read More »
  • 2016 is done!

    2016 is done!

    Let go of any baggage from the past, learn from things that didn’t work out as desired and be thankful for the opportunity to have a say in your life and destiny! 2017 the slate is clean, start with a plan and a commitment to excellence! Never settle for mediocrity or status quo, shoot for…Read More »
  • 5 Lessons I learned in 2016

    5 Lessons I learned in 2016

    Don’t be afraid of changing, be afraid of NOT changing. Continual growth and evolution is the way to success and fulfillment. That which does not grow… dies. Karma will win over dogma Karma: good deeds and positive and/or proactive actions can lead to positive benefits. Dogma; rigidly clinging to beliefs, or the need to be…Read More »
  • Part 3 – Unloading your overload at work!

    Part 3 – Unloading your overload at work!

    Last week we reviewed the signs and symptoms of stress due to overload and below are some strategies to gain control and reduce overwhelm on the job. Do a weekly plan prior to the week and map out your working days; what you will address each day, based on what is required of you to accomplish as…Read More »
  • Recognizing and dealing with Overload part 2

    Recognizing and dealing with Overload part 2

    Overload has a measurable and a significant impact on our physical, mental and emotional health, with 40% of the job turnover rate being directly related to job stress. We all know that stress affects every aspect of our lives; our health, relationships, job performance and personal happiness. We can get so wrapped up in the…Read More »
  • Tips to UNLOAD  your OVERLOAD

    Tips to UNLOAD your OVERLOAD

    Overload is everywhere and more and more people are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, depressed and burned out with all that is coming at them in both their personal and work lives. Between the massive amounts of new information, speed of technology, the alarming pace of change, politics, economy, reduced social connection, use of electronics, the need…Read More »
  • Accepting New Patients

    Accepting New Patients

    The wait is over. At Hanson Dentistry we believe that every smile has a unique story. Every day in our practice, we meet patients who feel uncomfortable with their smiles. No one needs to go through life being self-conscious about his or her teeth. Together we can create a plan that works for you and enables…Read More »
  • Transform Your Smile In About An Hour

    Transform Your Smile In About An Hour

    Zoom!® Professional teeth whitening system Whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discolouration. It is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look. Whitening is not a one-time procedure; you must repeat it from time to time to maintain the brighter colour. The most common…Read More »
  • Proud Sponsor of the 41st Annual Valley East Days!

    Proud Sponsor of the 41st Annual Valley East Days!

    We know you have many choices when choosing a dental practice and we appreciate you as a client. Our business success comes from delivering the highest quality of dental care while retaining a comfortable, warm, and inviting atmosphere. We work hard to keep our clients happy and it is our mission to help you and…Read More »
  • Proper Brushing Techniques

    Proper Brushing Techniques

    Brushing your teeth properly removes the food particles and bacteria that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. However, you do not want to scrub your teeth or gums heavily. A heavy hand can lead to tooth and gum erosion, as Dr. Douglas Hanson and our staff see all too often. You should also…Read More »
  • Are dental implants right for you?

    Are dental implants right for you?

    If you have missing teeth, it is crucial to replace them. Without all your teeth, chewing and eating can destabilize your bite and cause you discomfort. Dental implants are a great option for replacing missing or badly diseased teeth. A dental implant offers comfort, support, stability, and is as close to a natural tooth that…Read More »
  • Teeth Grinding

    Teeth Grinding

    If you are waking up with jaw pain, tension headaches, or facial pain, you may be suffering from a condition known as bruxism. This means you could be grinding or clenching your teeth while you sleep. Some people aren’t even aware they are grinding or clenching their teeth at night, until a visit to us…Read More »

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