Welcome to Aqua Blue Dental
Your Vancouver, Mount Pleasant Dentist
New patients are always welcome!
Progressive, compassionate, and comfortable dentistry
Convenient location and extended hours
Full range of dental services
At our clinic we strive to provide patients with exceptional dental care with today's busy lifestyle in mind.
Unwind and relax while we help you create a healthy and beautiful smile for today's lifestyle.
" Practicing good oral hygiene at home, along with visits to the dentist twice a year, is the key to good oral health."
More than 500 species of bacteria thrive in our mouths at any given time. These bacteria constantly form dental plaque, a sticky, colorless film that can cling to teeth and cause health problems. It is important to have an oral hygiene cleaning on a regular basis (at least twice a year) to prevent buildups and increasing health risks.
When you go for a dental exam, your experienced dentist checks your fillings and may suggest that you replace any loose or broken ones. Your dentist also looks for signs of decay, such as brown or black spots and may want to use X-rays to take a closer look at problem spots. If you have a cavity, your dentist may keep an eye on it (if it's small) or fill it right away. If a large cavity is not filled, it can get bigger and cause pain. The tooth may even have to be removed and replaced with a false (or artificial) tooth.
If your tooth is damaged but not lost, a crown can be used to restore its shape, appearance and function. You may need a crown if you have a root canal, a large filling in a tooth or a broken tooth. A crown, also called a cap, is a hollow, artificial tooth used to cover a fractured, chipped or decayed tooth. The crown restores the tooth and protects it from further damage. Crowns can also be used to cover a discoloured or misshapen tooth. A tooth that has been fixed with a crown looks and works very much like a natural tooth.
What to do when you have a toothache?
First call your dentist. Explain your symptoms and ask to be seen as soon as possible. Then ease the pain. Take an over-the-counter pain medicine that works for you, but do not put the pills on your sore tooth. Hold an ice pack against your face at the spot of the sore tooth. Do not put a heating pad, a hot water bottle, or any other source of heat on your jaw. Heat will make things worse.
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is an artificial root made of titanium metal. It is inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of the natural tooth. An artificial replacement tooth is attached to the implant. The implant acts as an anchor to hold the replacement tooth in place.
Dental treatments like dental bonding and veneers are not only used to fix cavities or broken teeth but can also be used to improve the look of healthy teeth. Veneers are applied to the entire front surface of the tooth, whereas bonding is applied to a smaller portion of the tooth. Bonding and veneers make your teeth look better by changing their colour, shape, angle or spacing. Your dentist can fix teeth that are broken, chipped or cracked, that have spaces between them or that are discoloured. Cosmetic dental treatment can improve your smile and give you more confidence.
Brushing and flossing are everyday ways to keep your teeth bright, white and healthy. Still, if you might feel like your smile is lacking some sparkle or is more yellow than it used to be, you’re not alone. When the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked people what they’d most like to improve about their smile, the most common response was whiter teeth. At it's best teeth whitening is a simple process. Whitening products contain one of two tooth bleaches (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide). These bleaches break stains into smaller pieces, which makes the color less concentrated and your teeth brighter.
It is administered via a few tiny injections into the muscle to block nerve impulses that trigger wrinkle-causing muscle contractions. It is a simple, quick and minimally invasive treatment that delivers dramatic results with no downtime. It's effects are not permanent and there are no permanent side effects.