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How to Help Babies Through Teething


The very word can strike fear into the heart of even the most confident parent.

When parents hear the word “teething,” they immediately picture a fussy, clingy baby who can’t be comforted.

Teething can be an exciting time because the development of teeth marks a new phase of discovery for your child. They can try new foods and flash an even more beautiful smile than before. And, it’s a sign that they’re continuing to grow into a little person with a unique and special identity all their own.

It’s true that baby teething can lead to some tears and discomfort for your little one — and a few sleepless …

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Best Places to Eat in Blackfalds

As one of Canada’s fastest growing communities, Blackfalds has so much to offer both visitors and residents alike. Although Blackfalds prides itself on maintaining its rural charm, this vibrant town is quickly becoming a hotspot for some of the best eats in Alberta. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, you’re in luck when it comes to dining out in Blackfalds, as this city is home to incredible restaurants with food sure to make your mouth water.

Not sure where to eat out while in town? Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly dining experience or a special night out, here are five of the best restaurants, pubs and places to dine if you …

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Things to Do in Blackfalds

Great things are happening in Blackfalds. This fast-growing community has ample opportunities to enjoy an array of your favourite pastimes, from bird watching to fishing. Plus, the town of Blackfalds has tons of attractions that visitors and locals, young and old alike, can enjoy.

If you’re not sure what there is to see and do in Blackfalds, here is your guide to five of the most exciting local features you won’t want to miss.

1. Abbey Centre

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Myths About Dental Veneers

The use of dental veneers is rising in popularity, but what are they? These thin, tooth-coloured layers of porcelain or ceramic resin are adhered to the surface of your teeth to improve their appearance or structure. Veneers can hide cosmetic issues like gaps, crooked teeth or yellowed teeth and mild injuries like cracks or damaged enamel.

Some patients are hesitant about getting veneers because quite a few myths surround these dental appliances. If you’re thinking about getting dental veneers, here are a few common myths you may encounter.

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Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

We all want to look our best. If you have staining, discolouration or yellowing teeth, you may feel self-conscious about your smile. However, before you reach for a teeth whitening solution from your local pharmacy or grocery store, it’s important to determine if teeth whitening is the right option for you.

For most people, teeth whitening is a safe solution for stained or discoloured teeth — as long as it’s done correctly. Most people don’t realize, however, that your teeth are live tissue. Whitening your teeth can cause sensitivity, pain or even damage when performed improperly. In this post, we’ll give you some tips to ensure you stay safe when …

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