Why Are They Called ‘Wisdom Teeth’, Anyway?

West Airdrie Dentists Answer - Why are they called Wisdom Teeth anyway?

Wisdom teeth got their nickname from the age when they typically grow in. Wisdom teeth are actually called third molars. Most people refer to the third molars as wisdom teeth, but where did they get this name? The third molars do not grow out until the dental arch becomes larger, around the age of 17-25, a time also referred to … Read More

West Airdrie Dentist Answers: Can you wear a mouth guard with braces?

West Airdrie Dental recommends wearing a mouth guard with your braces whenever you participate in physical activities!

Yes. And with braces, you definitely should! An injury to the face is something everyone wants to avoid. In fact, a recent study showed that 84% of kids are involved in some sort of active sport each year. However, a mouth injury to someone wearing braces is more than just a typical injury. Brackets can come loose and become a … Read More

Free Dental Day

free dental day

West Airdrie Dental Holds Hugely Successful Free Dental Day As your local dental practice, West Airdrie Dental is committed to helping our community. During our recent Free Dental Day, we supported local families by offering free dental care to those unable to afford to see a dentist regularly and who do not qualify for social assistance. Our Free Dental Day … Read More