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A Life Changing Surgery

Cleft Palate Surgery

Cleft lips and palates are birth defects that occur when a baby’s lip or mouth do not form properly during pregnancy. This results in an opening, or a disconnect on either the child’s lip, roof of the mouth, or both. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons,

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Understanding Facial Reconstructive Surgery

Facial reconstructive surgery is developing rapidly to treat a variety of cases.

For example,  face transplants have been performed successfully in the U.S. and around the world in recent years. Through partially new or donated faces, people with severely deformed faces, some people are given a second chance at life.


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What Can You Do When You Lose a Molar?

If you can’t see the missing tooth, does it truly matter? The answer is: Yes! Just because people don’t see it everyday, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t affect your overall oral health.

A surprising number of the U.S. population (some 70% of people) may be missing a tooth. This missing tooth is usually one of the back molars.

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5 Celebrities Before & After Dental Care

Even the celebrities we respect and admire weren’t born with perfect teeth. We have pretty high standards for beauty in Hollywood and across the US and Canada. A nice smile, perfect hair, a slender build. Nice white teeth are naturally part of the image of perfection. Celebrity dental work is one way to see how the rich and famous are getting their teeth fixed up to put forward the best versions of themselves.

What Happens If You Avoid Dental Implant Treatment?

Putting off treatment for tooth loss could have lasting damage on your oral health. Without teeth, the entire oral system and health is handicapped. Untreated tooth failure causes further tooth loss and subsequent bone damage. Also, missing a tooth is a hinderance to your overall mental well-being!

Did you know that patients who are missing teeth are at an increased risk for developing vitamin deficiencies?

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Understanding Corrective Jaw Surgery

Corrective jaw surgery can radically enhance someone’s life. But who exactly seeks out this treatment? What are the symptoms of a dysfunctional jaw?

Do you have a hard time biting, chewing, and swallowing food?
Maybe you have a hard time closing your mouth completely even when you’re completely at rest, leading to a receding or protruding jaw.

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Dental Implants: An Investment to Smile About

What exactly are dental implants?

Dental implants work by embedding a titanium post in the jawbones. It serves the same function as a small screw, stabilized in the jawbone and functioning like a natural root. These implants then support prosthetics, even bridges and crowns. There are certain risks associated with implants. These risks are divided into three categories,

5 Ways to Target Bad Breath

At the office of Dr. Mark Reichman, we care about all components of your oral health. For many patients, this breaks down to an anxiety about the cosmetics of their mouth facing friends and strangers. When we talk, we are nervous not only about what we say, but the impression people get of us overall –

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Wisdom Teeth Removal: What Should I Expect?

Dr. Mark Reichman  is the division head of oral and maxillofacial surgery at both BC Children’s Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital in addition to managing the Oral and Facial Surgery Centre. He has treated both adults and children in a variety of cases. One of these conditions is those patients requiring wisdom teeth removal.

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Preparing for Oral Surgery

The Oral & Facial Surgery Centre performs several different types of oral surgery ranging from wisdom teeth extraction, to jaw surgery and cleft repair. Although each surgery performed is different, all require preparation leading up to and after surgery. Below we will list several steps which can be taken to help make your recovery process more comfortable and safe.