Welcome to our Blog

One of the great things about dentistry is being able to enhance patient’s lives so significantly. Allowing people to look better, smile more readily, be free of pain, chew and function normally, live longer and have nice fresh breath for speaking and kissing are just a few of the things we do to improve the lives of everyone we touch. Even the most basic dental procedures are incredibly important – without good dental hygiene and regular cleanings millions more teeth would be lost every year. We hope you enjoy our blog and find the information within useful and sometimes even entertaining.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Boost Your Confidence with a Beautiful Smile!

Acreview Dental Clinic is one of the best places for Cosmetic Dentistry in Courtenay.  We offer a wide range of treatments such as tooth whitening, veneers, smile design, and dental implants. 

At Acreview Dental Clinic, our experts will complete a comprehensive oral evaluation, and take the necessary x-rays to evaluate the condition of your mouth, teeth and gums to ensure you have good oral health before starting any cosmetic treatment. In a consultation with the dentist and our treatment coordinator, you will receive a treatment plan and estimate explaining the fees and time required to complete the proposed treatment. 

When your treatment is complete it is important to maintain good oral health. Regular check-ups and visits to your dentist will help maintain your cosmetic dental treatment and keep your smile healthy for a long time.

Important things to be kept in mind after the treatment

1. Regular periodontal screening will make sure that the gum tissue is healthy and will secure and support the dental restoration for a long time. Also, ask your dentist and hygienist about proper techniques for home care of your teeth.

2. Brushing your teeth twice or thrice a day will remove surface plaques and stains and keep your gum tissue in good health.

3. Flossing is an additional measure to remove food particles between the teeth and also to massage the gum tissue. It will also minimize the build-up of plaque between the teeth and will thus help to increase the life of your dental restorations.

4. Biting on hard substances like ice or pens and holding things between your teeth may harm your cosmetic restorations. Never use your teeth as a clamp or a cutting tool.

5. Toothpicks can injure gum tissues and so should be used only when necessary and should be used with caution.

Acreview Dental Clinic can help you by giving you the smile you have always wanted. For more information or to schedule your Comprehensive Oral Evaluation, call us today at 250-338-9085!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Because We LOVE Our Patients...

Enter our contest to win an iPad Mini!

As a THANK YOU to our fabulous patients for helping to make practicing dentistry so much fun, we are running a contest for a chance to win an iPad Mini.*
There are three ways to enter...
2. Become a NEW PATIENT at our clinic.
One of the great things about dentistry is meeting new people
and providing them with the best dental care possible.
3. REFER a friend or family member to our clinic.
There is no higher compliment that you can pay us
 than recommending us to your family and friends.
*Once we reach 500 LIKES on our Facebook page, one lucky winner will be announced.
To schedule your New Patient Experience today, call 250-338-9085.
One of our friendly reception team members will be happy to assist you.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Our Patients are Loving This…

Treat Yourself to the Benefits of a Paraffin Hand Treatment

A visit to the dentist… What better time to get a paraffin treatment?

With summer here, we are starting to enjoy our beautiful gardens and fun outdoor activities with family and friends. Unfortunately, working to beautify the garden and basking in the warm, dry air also means we're likely to be experiencing dry skin.
Contrary to what some may think, paraffin wax treatments are not just for prettifying hands. They also offer many health benefits.

Heat Therapy
The wax used in paraffin treatments is a soft type which melts without burning the skin. When the melted wax is applied to the hands, the gentle and even heat increases blood flow and relaxes the muscles. The result is relief from joint stiffness and pain, as well as increased range of motion. This is an effective therapy if you suffer from ailments like arthritis or tendonitis, or if you've overworked your hands, leading to soreness and fatigue.
Skin Softening and Rejuvenation
During the heat of the summer months, our skin is prone to drying out. Paraffin treatments help prevent this by opening up the pores and allowing the moisturizers to work their magic. Dead cells are removed when wax is peeled off leaving softer, touchable and more comfortable skin.
This is not often a word associated with a visit to the dental office. Another, often overlooked benefit of a paraffin treatment is aromatherapy. Essential oils present in the paraffin add to the overall relaxing experience.
Here are some of the great things our patients have had to say since we have introduced this service…
"I have always received excellent dental care with Dr. Burry and his experienced professional staff. The atmosphere is pleasant and welcoming and treatment is always done with care and consideration for my comfort. Also I received a hand wax treatment...what a delightful soothing extra!" – Anne D.
"This is practice provides amazing service and care. I feel confident the workmanship done is of top shelf quality and done because it was required! Thank you to Dr. Karamanis. Oh and my gardening hands want to say thanks for the paraffin wax treatment too!" – Sylvia H.
"Very friendly from start to finish - didn't feel rushed especially enjoyed the hand wax treatment while getting my cleaning done very relaxing and enjoyable." – Linda P.
"I appreciate that your clinic utilizes the latest advances in equipment technology. This results in a shorter appointment, but most importantly, allows my hygienist to give me a far superior, more thorough cleaning than manual instruments alone. I love the paraffin hand treatment. What a wonderful calming experience. And these are not words normally associated with a visit to the dentist. Terrific idea!" – Deborah R.
"Loved the paraffin hand treatment...would highly recommend!"  - Rhonda S.
"The warm wax treatment for my hands was very relaxing, highly recommended." – Barbara O.
"I really loved the paraffin wax hand treatment. A really relaxing extra. I told my ladies night golf team and now they all have dentist envy!" – Angie A.
To schedule your next visit and paraffin hand treatment, call us today at 250-338-9085