ADx Dental https://adxdental.ca South Calgary Family & General Dentist serving Macleod Trail, Chinook Centre, Kingsland & area Wed, 20 Nov 2019 21:19:54 -0500 en-CA hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3 how your teeth can affect your career https://adxdental.ca/how-your-teeth-can-affect-your-career/ https://adxdental.ca/how-your-teeth-can-affect-your-career/#respond Tue, 15 Oct 2019 22:54:53 +0000 https://adxdental.ca/?p=4605 “I’m sorry to inform you that the job you applied for has been given to someone else. Someone with straight teeth.” Although you will never hear an employer say that, there is powerful evidence to suggest that some of your success in job interviews and in your career is down to the quality of your

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Straight To The Top? How Your Teeth Can Affect Your Career

“I’m sorry to inform you that the job you applied for has been given to someone else. Someone with straight teeth.”

Although you will never hear an employer say that, there is powerful evidence to suggest that some of your success in job interviews and in your career is down to the quality of your smile.

The old saying “smile, and the world will smile with you” doesn’t seem to apply if your smile reveals crooked teeth, discolorations or other imperfections. Indeed, a recent smile perception study carried out by strategy consultancy Kelton Global, revealed that people with straight teeth are 45% more likely to land a job than those with crooked teeth.

Whether your job interview is happening face-to-face or via a video link, you can bet your bottom dollar that one of your features that will make an early impression will be your teeth. Job interviewers are only human and, like everyone else, they’ll make snap decisions about people based on their appearance.

The whole purpose of a job interview is to meet someone and rate and assess them in a short period of time. But no matter how impressive your resumé, if your interviewer’s first impression of you is ‘hmmm, wonky teeth’ that’s a bad start. That’s doubts already being cast on your suitability.

Appearances matter for employers and, like you, they know the negative associations with smiles that reveal missing or crooked teeth. Ever seen a horror character in the movies with a perfect set of pearly whites? From Sloth in The Goonies to any of the beasts in the Alien series, bad teeth are associated with bad times.

Job interviewees with crooked teeth may themselves be detrimentally affecting their chances of success according to a Forbes report. This revealed that 28% of young adults with imperfect teeth lack confidence during interviews because of them.

Straight teeth are a sign of happiness, healthiness and smartness, a trio of traits that every employer looks for in new talent. Employers want positive people. They want healthy workers who take minimal sick days. And they want people who look the part.

But don’t despair if that smiling selfie you just took reveals misaligned teeth. The good thing about crooked teeth is they can be straightened, whatever your age. Orthodontics is no longer the preserve of teenagers. Technology such as Invisalign is giving all adults the chance to get straighter teeth, without metal braces.

Given the importance your teeth can have on your job or career prospects, here at the ADx Dental clinic, we offer a range of orthodontic and Calgary dentist Invisalign treatments for patients wanting to improve their smile and their career prospects. Because the path to the top in your business could be a lot easier if your teeth are straighter.

To book an appointment at ADx Dental SW Calgary, call (403) 454-6677 or by submitting the form here.

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intermittent fasting the dental diet https://adxdental.ca/intermittent-fasting-the-dental-diet/ https://adxdental.ca/intermittent-fasting-the-dental-diet/#respond Wed, 11 Sep 2019 19:33:29 +0000 https://adxdental.ca/?p=4598 We’re all aware of the benefits that dieting has on our waistlines. But is there really a diet that can benefit our oral health. A dental diet? Like most diets, the idea behind intermittent fasting was to help people lose weight. It requires sticking to regimented phases of eating then not eating. While regular diets

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Is Intermittent Fasting Really The Dental Diet?

We’re all aware of the benefits that dieting has on our waistlines. But is there really a diet that can benefit our oral health. A dental diet?

Like most diets, the idea behind intermittent fasting was to help people lose weight. It requires sticking to regimented phases of eating then not eating.

While regular diets might see you eating a few carefully mapped out meals or drinking some flavored shakes every day, intermittent fasting is less about what you eat (you can basically eat what you want) and more about when you eat.

You could follow the 16/8 variation, which requires you to fast for 16 hours a day, or the 5:2 where you eat normally for five days of the week, and on the other two restrict your calorie intake to 500 or 600 calories per day.

But an additional benefit from intermittent fasting, aside from weight loss, has been identified and, given the title of this blog and its place on a dental website, you’re right to think that the benefit is oral health related.

Dental Benefits Of Fasting

Fasting – intermittent or otherwise – has been proven to restore your body’s natural rhythm, and this is important for dental health. That’s because when your body is prevented from operating at its natural rhythm, the spread of bacteria known to cause tooth decay, bleeding gums and gum disease increases. This lack of rhythm is also thought to be responsible for releasing the compounds that cause bad breath, another oral health problem we could all do without.

But another reason why fasting works to help heal and protect teeth and gums is that because you’re eating less, and less often, you are limiting the amount of time that damaging sugars from food are spending in your mouth and in contact with your teeth and gums. These attract bacteria that cause plaque which is responsible for gum inflammation and gum disease.

So by denying yourself food for at least 16 hours a day, or limiting your calorie intake for two days of the week, you’re effectively giving your gums and teeth a much welcome detox which benefits your oral health.

Of course, dental fasting isn’t for everyone. It’s asking a lot to deny yourself any food for so many of the day’s waking hours. So if the prospect of a 16/8, 5:2 or any other variation of intermittent fasting doesn’t sit well with you, but you’re determined to avoid or rid yourself of the perils and pains of caries or gum disease, a good alternative is to book yourself regular check-ups with your dentist.

If you’re looking for a SW Calgary dentist, reach out to ADx Dental. We’re accepting new customers at our walk-in dental clinic, and we’re helping new and existing customers maintain healthy teeth and gums, even if they’re not fasting.

To book a consultation, please call (403) 454-6677 . Or why not discover more about our Gum Rejuvenation services here.

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avoid a dental emergency during vacations https://adxdental.ca/avoid-a-dental-emergency-during-vacations/ https://adxdental.ca/avoid-a-dental-emergency-during-vacations/#respond Sun, 04 Aug 2019 18:48:21 +0000 https://adxdental.ca/?p=4587 All that exotic food you’d planned to try, the drinks you wanted to taste, the experiences you wanted to enjoy – they could all be impossible or, at best, painful, if you have a dental emergency while on vacation. Your one chance in the year to really relax and be stress-free, can be totally ruined

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How To Stop A Dental Emergency From Spoiling Your Vacation

All that exotic food you’d planned to try, the drinks you wanted to taste, the experiences you wanted to enjoy – they could all be impossible or, at best, painful, if you have a dental emergency while on vacation.

Your one chance in the year to really relax and be stress-free, can be totally ruined by your teeth. Dental emergencies are stressful enough when you’re at home, in a neighborhood you know, getting treatment from a dentist you’re familiar with. Take all that away, and add in a language barrier, the extra cost of overseas dental treatment and doubts about the suitability of your dentist, and what you’ve got is a recipe for a holiday nightmare.

Vacation Plans Ruined By Dental Pains

Toothache, a wisdom tooth infection, dental caries – you can’t ever tell when the pain’s going to get so bad you need help. You might be unfortunate enough to crack or chip a tooth while you’re away. Even flying can be the catalyst for tooth problems, with the pressure in airplane cabins often causing oral discomfort.

If you dread the prospect of waiting for treatment in a foreign dental clinic when you should be relaxing on the beach, here are 4 ways you can avoid dental emergencies while on vacation:

1: Get A Dental Check-Up Before You Go

If it’s been a while since your last check-up, or you’ve been experiencing dental pain, arrange a dental check-up a few weeks ahead of your trip so your dentist can give your teeth a thorough examination, and you’ll still have time to right any wrongs before you head off on vacation. Discover more about our preventative dentistry here.

2: Take Out Holiday Insurance Before You Go

Make sure it covers dental treatment, so that if you get tooth problems while you’re away, it won’t hit you in the pocket as well as the mouth.

3: Carry On Your Normal Dental Routine

Be sure to pack your regular toothpaste and toothbrush and carry on your daily dental routine while you’re on holiday. Tooth decay and mouth infections don’t ever take a break, so you’ll need to care for your teeth on holiday just like you do at home.

4: Pack Your Own Dental Emergency Kit

You can buy emergency dental repair kits in stores, or create your own. It should include oral pain relief gel, sterile toothpicks, dental floss, and material for temporary fillings

If you are unlucky enough to experience a dental emergency on vacation, be sure to visit your regular dentist when you return home as they will be able to make sure all is well.

ADx Dental, the SW Calgary dentist, will be happy to carry out pre-vacation dental inspections for new and existing customers, to help ensure you enjoy a worry-free trip.

And if you’re on holiday in Calgary when your dental emergency occurs, visit our walk-in dental clinic where we provide dental emergency services Calgary-wide.

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