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October 21, 2021
Are you looking for a CPAP alternative in West Kelowna?

Do you snore? Does your partner snore? If you suffer from snoring you may find that you are waking up each day feeling tired and listless, unprepared to start the day ahead. If your partner is snoring you may wake up feeling exactly the same way. Snoring also may be a sign you have sleep apnea […]

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September 20, 2021
Can a dentist help with sports?

It’s that time of year – many of the fall sports are in play with back-to-school and most of the winter sports are getting ready to rev up! Dentistry is a vital part of dental health for all athletes and can help with dental emergencies and also prevent them from happening in the first place. Sports always require higher […]

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August 28, 2021
Why are white fillings better?

With the advent, and now the affordability of, composite fillings, more people are asking their dentists to provide them with tooth-coloured fillings. In fact, some people even ask their dentists to remove their old amalgam fillings and replace them with white fillings. In my practice, I avoid using amalgam filling material completely. But I’m also […]

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July 28, 2021
How does holistic dentistry work?

A normal trip to the dentist for most of us often includes the usual routine. It starts with an examination and hygiene treatment, perhaps some x-rays, and typically concludes with a discussion on your oral care. But what if we told you a trip...

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June 28, 2021
What is the maximum age for braces?

What is the maximum age for braces? Age is not a limitation for braces. People well into middle age and beyond can get braces if their oral health is good (no gum disease) and the integrity of their jaws and teeth overall is strong. A more important question to ask is what kind of braces should […]

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May 28, 2021
Does my partner have sleep apnea?

If your partner keeps you awake snoring at night, it may be more serious than you think. What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a common disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. The most common type is obstructive sleep apnea, which occurs when the upper airway becomes blocked while you’re sleeping. The less […]

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April 25, 2021
What is ozone therapy?

Ozone therapy is a holistic way to treat various dental conditions.  Ozone consists of three oxygen atoms bonded together. That one extra atom creates a gas with negatively charged particles. Why is this important? It’s because viruses, bacteria, and fungi are positively charged. Therefore, the ozone cancels out (kills) the organisms that cause many health issues, […]

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April 5, 2021
Are you looking to improve your dental hygiene in West Kelowna? Dr. Shauna Palmer can help!

Regular, semi-annual check-ups, beginning when your first teeth poke through your gums, will achieve this. The earlier we can help you take care of your teeth, the less time you need to spend here. And the more time you get to spend doing things you want.

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February 25, 2021
What anti-snoring device is the best?

Do you suffer from bad sleep? If you suffer from a sleep-related problem like chronic snoring or sleep apnea, you’re most likely always exhausted. Fortunately, a snoring device or an oral sleep appliance can help alleviate your symptoms and lead you on the road to restful nights and happy days.

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January 25, 2021
What are the warning signs of sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a relatively common disorder that is characterized as pauses in your breathing. It can also be classified as shallow, superficial breaths while you sleep. The pauses in your breathing can last from a couple seconds to a few minutes. As an example, during an hour of sleep, you can stop breathing anywhere from […]

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