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Dr. Ian Boyd
#101 – 9840 Fifth St
Sidney, BC   V8L 2X3
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“If you want to be successful in a particular field of endeavour, I think perseverance is one of the key qualities. It’s very important that you find something that you care about, that you have a deep passion for, because you’re going to have to devote a lot of your life to it.”
- George Lucas

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit."
- Aristotle

"Fine Dentistry is a work of love. We didn’t launch into this project just with the idea of making money."
- Dr. Ian Boyd

"Your mouth is the ultimate accessory."
- Dr. Ian Boyd

"Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, and skillful execution. It represents the wise choice of many alternatives."
- William A. Foster

"You will never go wrong when you select quality."
- Dr. Ian Boyd

If you think you can or cannot . . .you are probably right.

“We have the ability to change people’s lives. Their eyes and smiles are two of the most important aspects of their appearance.”
- Anonymous

Through years of helping people improve their smiles, Dr. Boyd has developed a good understanding of the importance of a great smile and how people feel when the smile is less than ideal.

Precision care and attention to detail take time."

“These days, most dentist’s chairs go up and down, don’t they? The one I was in went back and forwards. I thought, “This is unusual”. And then the dentist said to me “OK Mr. Vine – time to get out of the filing cabinet”.
- Tim Vine

“Be true to your teeth and they won’t be false to you.”
- Soupy Sales

"I am as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth."
- Anonymous

 

 

 

Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Brushing & Flossing with Braces
...While it's easy to use, an oral irrigator isn't a substitute for a toothbrush or dental floss — but when used along with proper brushing and flossing techniques, it can be very effective...

Invisalign for Adults
...Rather than being cemented or bonded to the teeth as metal or clear braces are, clear aligners are completely removable — for important social occasions, for eating, and, most importantly, for tooth-brushing and flossing...

Invisalign for Teens
...Because they're removable, there's nothing to keep you from brushing and flossing everywhere in your mouth, just as you would without appliances...

Post-Orthodontic Care
...Fixed retainers are cleaned by brushing and flossing; a floss threader or interproximal brush can also be a helpful cleaning tool when needed...

Orthodontics & Dental Hygiene
...Keep eating healthy foods like carrots and apples — but cut them into bite-sized pieces first! And don't chew on ice, pencils, or your nails: these habits can cause damage to your appliances, and even result in chipped teeth! Daily Maintenance You know how important brushing and flossing are for keeping a healthy smile — especially now that you're in orthodontic treatment...

How To Brush
... Variations for Comfort If you're having trouble with the two-finger method, here's another way to try flossing: Just tie the same amount of floss into a big loop, place all your fingers (but not thumbs) inside the loop, and work it around your teeth with index fingers and thumbs...

How To Floss
...Flossing is probably your single most important weapon against plaque, the clingy bacterial biofilm that sticks to the surfaces of your teeth...

Interdental Cleaning Devices
Almost everyone understands the importance of regular brushing and flossing to their oral health...

Mouthrinses
Numerous studies have shown that using an appropriate mouthrinse, in conjunction with regular brushing and flossing, is an easy and effective way for you to improve your overall oral health...

Tips to Prevent Cavities
...Flossing is particularly important because a toothbrush can't reach in between the teeth the way floss can...

Inlays & Onlays
...Conscientious daily brushing and flossing, and regular professional cleanings at the dental office are all you need to make sure your restoration lasts for years to come...

Porcelain Veneers
... Caring for Your Veneers Just like the teeth nature gave you, teeth restored with veneers need gentle brushing and flossing every day...

Teeth Whitening
...First of all, please maintain your usual, conscientious routine of brushing and flossing every day, and keep up with your regular schedule of professional cleanings at the dental office...

Tooth Decay Prevention
...Keeping up a regular habit of brushing and flossing, getting adequate fluoride, and a diet with limited acidic foods is certainly helpful...

Gum Grafting
...Your regimen should include proper brushing with fluoride toothpaste, daily flossing, a healthy diet and regular dental and periodontal checkups...

Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment
...You will be instructed in the most effective brushing and flossing techniques, and given recommendations for products that you should use at home...

Professional Teeth Cleanings
...It may be possible to prevent this from occuring in the future with oral hygiene measures you can perform at home (such as improved flossing techniques or special mouthrinses); it might also indicate that you need more frequent in-office cleanings...

Aging & Dental Health
... Sometimes, decreased mobility (due to arthritis or similar conditions) makes routine brushing and flossing more difficult...

Antibiotic Premedicationfor Dental Treatments
...This could occur in many dental procedures - and it could also occur during routine activities like chewing, brushing and flossing...

Fluoride
...If you maintain an effective daily routine of brushing and flossing, and avoid sugary and/or acidic foods and beverages, your decay risk will likely be low...

Preventive Dentistry
...Daily effective brushing and flossing will go a long way toward removing the dental plaque responsible for dental disease, tooth loss, and the need for more complex dental treatment...

Professional Teeth Cleanings
...It may be possible to prevent this from occuring in the future with oral hygiene measures you can perform at home (such as improved flossing techniques or special mouthrinses); it might also indicate that you need more frequent in-office cleanings...

Dental Implants FAQs
... They require exactly the same care as natural teeth: daily brushing and flossing, along with regular dental checkups and professional cleanings...

Root Canal Treatment FAQs
... Keep your teeth decay-free by brushing and flossing every day...

Implant Dentistry
...Flossing and brushing your teeth on a daily basis, along with regular professional cleanings, can prevent this...

Oral Health
...Effective oral hygiene involves brushing your teeth twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing at least once per day to remove plaque from between the teeth...

Oral Hygiene
...Using a therapeutic mouthrinse has been proven to control plaque bacteria and prevent cavities better than brushing and flossing alone...

Periodontal Therapy
... Your Role in Periodontal Health Dental plaque is the main cause of periodontal disease, so it's essential to remove it every day with effective brushing and flossing...

Cosmetic Dentistry
...The cavities that form between teeth are typically related to a lack of flossing...

Gum and Bone
...It's easy to see why brushing and flossing to remove plaque is essential to keep your teeth and gums healthy...

FAQ
...Then we can recommend a specific program of brushing, flossing, and other treatments for parents to supervise and teach to their children...

Chemo and Your Mouth
...If your gums bleed and hurt, avoid the areas that are bleeding or sore, but keep flossing your other teeth...

How to Brush
... For flossing instructions, please see How to Floss...

How to Floss
How to Floss Flossing is an essential part of the tooth-cleaning process because it removes plaque from between teeth and at the gumline, where periodontal disease often begins...

How to Read X Rays
...This decay was most likely caused by a lack of flossing, as are most cavities that occur between the teeth...

Oncology Guide
...Avoid flossing the areas that are bleeding but to keep flossing the other teeth...

3i Dental Implants
... Improved Quality Of Life Dental implants are designed to be a long-lasting solution for tooth loss and are cared for with brushing and flossing, just like natural teeth...

Ankylos C/X Implants
... Improved Quality Of Life Dental implants are designed to be a long-lasting solution for tooth loss and are cared for with brushing and flossing, just like natural teeth...

BioHorizons
...Home care for your implants will consist of brushing and flossing...

ClearCorrect
...   Progress Wearing Your Aligners You'll wear your aligners all the time, except while eating and drinking or during daily tooth care such as brushing and flossing...

Nobel Biocare
...Home care for your implants will consist of brushing and flossing...

Perio Protect
...This gel seeps above and below the gum line, modifying the biofilm (the calculus and tartar) which makes your brushing and flossing much more effective...

All Teeth
...In order to keep your implant clean and plaque-free, brushing and flossing still apply! After treatment, Dr...

ClearCorrect
... Progress Wearing Your Aligners You'll wear your aligners all the time, except while eating and drinking or during daily tooth care such as brushing and flossing...

Living with Braces
... Brushing and dental care Don't think that now that you have braces you don't need to worry about flossing or brushing...

Orthodontic Treatment for Children
...The added benefit of these aligners is that they are removable, allowing easy brushing, eating, and flossing...

Retainers
... Maintain good oral hygiene with regular brushing and flossing to eliminate plaque and prevent tooth decay...

Treatment for Adults
... The added benefit of the aligners is that they are removable, allowing for easy brushing, and flossing, and eating...

Treatment for Children
...The added benefit of these aligners is that they are removable, allowing easy brushing, eating, and flossing...

Crowns and Bridges Post Op
...However, when flossing, it is best to pull the floss through the contact rather than lift up on the temporary so you don't accidentally loosen it...

Fillings Post Op
...It is important to resume regular brushing and flossing immediately...

Gum Surgery Post Op
...Then begin flossing the next day, allowing the floss to very gently touch the gums of the surgical area...

Porcelain Veneers Post Op
...It is important to resume regular brushing and flossing immediately...

Scaling and Root Planing Post Op
...The goal of this treatment is to allow reattachment of the gums to the clean root surface and to shrink the periodontal pockets to levels that can be maintained by daily flossing and brushing...

Questions or Comments?
We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about our services.

(250) 656-7553