Holiday Stress-Related TMJ Pain: Tips for Treating Your Pain This Season

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The holiday season is one of love, giving, family, and comfort. For many people, it’s their favorite time of year. We spend more time with family, attend parties, and shop more than usual for the perfect gifts. Yet, the holiday season is also one of the most high-stress times of …

Bex’s Story & Treatment from a TMJ Treatment Provider in Kelowna

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At only 35 years old, Bex was dealing with constant, debilitating jaw pain. She couldn’t smile, laugh, cry, eat, or even talk without experiencing “the worst pain [she] could have imagined.” Bex was in pain for years without any relief. She saw a wide array of doctors, chiropractors, acupuncturists, physiotherapists, …

Why Your Kelowna Dentist Advises Passing on a Nighttime Glass of Wine

Most of us here in Kelowna enjoy the occasional (or frequent) adult beverage. Particularly after a long and arduous day at work. After all, we live in wine country. Good news is that some alcoholic drinks – red wine especially – have been shown in recent medical studies to promote …

5 Ways to Help Stop Bleeding Gums

As a dentist here in Kelowna, one of the most common dental problems that I see is bleeding gums. Bleeding gums are a sign that you are not doing a good enough job removing the plaque from your teeth, which causes bacteria to make itself at home in healthy tissue. …

5 Essentials for a Better Night’s Rest

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A good night’s rest is one of the Holy Grails of health. It seems like everybody is searching for ways to sleep better at night. If you struggle with sleep, you know why. Poor sleep leaves you feeling groggy throughout your day. Brain fog, headaches, and lack of energy are …

Good News for Migraine Sufferers: Non-Surgical Treatments for Migraines

Picture of a woman suffering from a migraine or a tension headache. She looks to be in need of Non-Surgical migraine treatments by TMJ specialist and Kelowna dentist, Dr. Palmer,

Do you suffer from chronic headaches, from headaches so painful that they negatively impact your daily life? People who suffer from severe headaches are often actually suffering from chronic migraines. This is one of the most misdiagnosed medical conditions right now. A misdiagnosis results in not getting the treatment or …

Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening vs. Professional Take Home Trays: Which Is Better?

Kelowna teeth whitening services for only $150 for a limited time.

Beautiful, white, healthy teeth – it’s something pretty much everyone wants. With grad season also on the way, many of our graduating patients from UBCO, Okanagan College, and various high schools are asking for possible Kelowna teeth whitening options. A lovely, bright smile makes us feel more confident and attractive. …

Have Dental Anxiety? Keep Calm and Ask for NuCalm

West Kelowna dentist, Dr. Shauna Palmer offers Nucalm as sedation technique for patients with dental anxiety.

At our West Kelowna dental clinic, we see many patients with dental anxiety. These patients should not feel alone. It is estimated that between 9%-15% of North Americans actively avoid visiting the dentist due to anxiety. Avoiding the dentist may have some serious repercussions. Chances of gum disease and early …