We understand that visiting the dentist can sometimes raise questions and concerns. At Evergreen Dental, we are here to listen and provide answers to any worries you may have. To help you alleviate some of your concerns, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions that we often hear from our patients.


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FAQs by Grownups for Grownups

Our most frequent questions regarding dentistry and dental care

Do I really have to go to the dentist every six months?

Depending on the extent of your oral health concerns, you may require more frequent dental visits. Early detection of problems is the key. The average person should see their dentist every six months. In addition to how well you care for your teeth and gums, problems that need to be investigated or treated, how quickly tartar builds up on your teeth, and so forth, your dentist may recommend more or less frequent visits.

Your oral health plays a role in determining how often you need x-rays. If you are in good health and have not had cavities or other problems for a couple of years, you won’t need x-rays at every appointment. You may require more frequent x-rays if your dental situation is not stable and your dentist monitors your progress.

Evergreen Dental Studio is conveniently located at 10 Shawnee Blvd SW, Calgary, AB, just south of Fish Creek Park. 

Yes! Dr. Nenkov is currently accepting new patients at Evergreen Dental Studio’s new location. Please call us at [INSERT PHONE NUMBER HERE] to book your appointment today.  

An emergency dental situation requires immediate attention. We recommend calling us at [INSERT PHONE NUMBER HERE] immediately if you think you have a dental emergency.

All appointments must be canceled or rescheduled within two business days. You may need to reschedule your appointment due to unforeseen circumstances. Let us know as far in advance as possible.

If you are unable to make an appointment, please contact us right away. Occasionally, we will give patients a one-time courtesy for missed appointments, but if it happens too often, we may have to charge a fee.

When it comes to Invisalign and how they compare to traditional braces, we find that our patients frequently ask questions about gaps and crowding. Dr. Nenkov is happy to answer all of your Invisalign FAQ questions regarding how it can move your teeth, as well as what it cannot do, during your initial appointment. 

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Questions related to our youngest patients

It is natural to have questions that are kids specific. In the section below we’ve outlined the common questions we hear from parents.

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1. Does my child need Orthodontic treatment ?

Orthodontic treatment implies straightening teeth techniques. As research shows, over 80% of children in North America have underdeveloped jaws, which implies they need Orthopedic treatment – otherwise said they need growth and development treatment not straightening teeth treatment.

Absolutely NOT. In fact, research shows the face will be developed close to 90% by age of 9. If waiting until permanent teeth are in was suggested, the best and most important time for growth would be lost.

Grinding the teeth during the night is a sign of airway problems and possible sleep disordered breathing as a main issue together with many other issues, some of them medical in nature. So no, NOT normal. Treatment – craniofacial growth.

Children do not snore. If they do, that is a sign of airway problems and possible sleep disordered breathing or possible pediatric sleep apnea, which is a serious medical condition. Snoring might be due to long, draping soft palate, enlarged adenoids and/or tonsils, nasal constriction but MOSTLY it is due to underdeveloped upper jaw/nasal complex. Treatment – craniofacial growth.

It can be related to many medical conditions but in vast majority of cases would be directly related to airway issues and low oxygen blood levels. The normal levels are 98%, 99% and 100%, especially for growing children. Every percentage counts! Treatment – craniofacial growth.

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The most common cause is the tongue tie. Tongue tie will not only cause difficulties breastfeeding but also low tongue posture which will cause underdeveloped upper jaw and subsequent airway issues. Treatment – tongue release and myofunctional/ nutritional therapy.

Dark circles under the eyes or otherwise known as allergic shiners, are most commonly associated with pediatric sleep disorders, pediatric sleep apnea and other medical conditions. The most common cause is mid-facial underdevelopment. Treatment – craniofacial growth.

Airway problems due to facial underdevelopment can cause pediatric sleep apnea, which could cause esophageal reflux during the night, which in turn could cause irritation/inflammation of the Eustachian tubes that connect the throat with the inner ear. The tubes in children are shorter and straighter, which anatomically can facilitate that to happen.

That can be a sign of unproductive sleep due to sleep disordered breathing and pediatric sleep apnea, most likely cause by facial underdevelopment. Treatment – craniofacial growth.

Though there might be other medical causes for that, the most common would be low oxygen blood levels due to airway issues due to facial underdevelopment.

Not normal. This is otherwise known as vertical prolapse of the upper jaw. It is a sign of vertical growth tendency with underdeveloped upper jaw and lower jaw positioned backwards, obstructing airway.

Not normal. Nasal breathing is very important for craniofacial growth, synthesizing Nitrous Oxide, humidifying and cleansing the air and establishing negative pressure normal breathing. None of those exist with mouth breathing.

Research shows when nasal breathing is fully obstructed that can cause almost every malocclusion known in Dentistry.

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