COVID-19 Update

Dear McKenzie Towne Dental Patients,

The health and well-being of our patients and our team members is our top priority. We recognize the level of concern and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. Our office is closed for all non-essential dental treatment indefinitely, but we remain on-call for any emergent dental issues such as swelling, acute pain, and trauma.

If you or a family member has an upcoming appointment scheduled at our office we will get in touch with you when we are back to work to confirm future dated appointments.

As healthcare professionals, keeping you and your families safe is very important to us.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your trust and patience as we continue to work our way through this unusual and challenging time.

Thank you

Your McKenzie Towne Dental Team

(403) 257‑1180 | 85 High Street SE, Calgary, Alberta

How Do I Choose the Right Type of Toothpaste?

It should be easy to choose a toothpaste. But when you’re doing it not only for yourself but for your family as well, you don’t want to go wrong.

You want to ensure you’re using the right toothpaste for your needs and that of your loved ones. Here, we talk about the types of toothpaste to help you get started. Let’s dig in.

  1. Whitening 

If you’re most conscious about the colour of your teeth, you may want to look into toothpastes specially-formulated to help whiten teeth. Whitening toothpastes contain hydrogen peroxide or baking soda which help lighten the shade of the teeth.

Note, however, that the teeth naturally change colour over time. This can be attributed to several factors, and one of which is your food choices.

If you want a faster and more effective way to whiten your teeth, talk to your dentist about professional whitening or bleaching services at the dental office.

  1. Desensitizing 

If your number one concern, on the other hand, is sensitive teeth, consider getting a desensitizing toothpaste. This type of toothpaste has potassium nitrate or strontium chloride that help ease hypersensitivity. The right treatment, however, for sensitive teeth depends on its cause. Consult with your dentist first to identify your triggers.

  1. Tartar Control 

Using a tartar control toothpaste is ideal if you’re prone to tartar buildup. Talk to your dentist first and see which specific brand they will recommend. While this toothpaste may help slow down tartar buildup, it isn’t a substitute to professional dental cleanings.

  1. For Kids

There are also toothpastes made for kids to encourage them to brush. If you have little ones, you’ll want to get this for them. Discuss with your family dentist when the right time is to start using a toothpaste for the kids.

Look past the packaging when choosing a toothpaste for your family. Read the label and ingredients and seek advice from dental professionals, especially if you have specific oral health care needs.

Whether it’s a dental emergency in South Calgary or just a regular checkup or cleaning, McKenzie Towne Dental wants to make your experience as comfortable and convenient as possible. Serving McKenzie Towne, Cranston, Auburn Bay, Seton, Copperfield, New Brighton, Mahogany, Inverness, and all of Southeast Calgary


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© Copyright 2018 McKenzie Towne Family Dental and Dental Growth Strategies | All Rights Reserved | Powered by Dental Growth Strategies | Disclaimer: Dr. Safi Magharius is a general dentist, not a cosmetic dental specialist. Cosmetic dentistry is not a term/specialty recognized by the Alberta Dental Association & College (ADA&C). Dr. Magharius provides cosmetic dental procedures such as porcelain veneers, dental implant crowns, dental bonding, and teeth whitening as part of his general dentist license.