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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
...But be sure the electric brush is set to a moderate power level, and don't let its vibrations cause the back of the brush to hit the braces! You should brush with a fluoride toothpaste at least two times per day (preferably after meals), for at least two minutes each time...

Orthodontics & Dental Hygiene
...The office staff will review proper brushing and flossing techniques with you when your braces are put on — but if you ever have questions, don't hesitate to ask! Depending on your situation, an in-office or at-home supplemental fluoride treatment may be recommended to boost your cavity resistance...

How To Brush
... Besides removing plaque, the fluoride in toothpaste strengthens tooth enamel and makes teeth more decay-resistant...

Interdental Cleaning Devices
...Yet proper cleaning of the interdental areas (the small spaces between teeth) is crucial — and here's why: Consistent brushing with fluoride toothpaste has been proven effective at removing dental plaque from the tooth's surfaces and making them more resistant to decay...

Mouthrinses
... To help prevent tooth decay, anti-cariogenic mouthrinses use an ingredient you're probably already familiar with: fluoride...

Oral Hygiene for Kids
... Brush your baby's first teeth gently with a small, soft-bristled toothbrush, using just a thin smear of fluoride toothpaste, at least once a day at bedtime...

Tips to Prevent Cavities
...Brush your teeth at least twice each day, using a toothpaste that contains fluoride — a mineral that can become part of your tooth enamel and actually repair tiny cavities that are starting to form...

Toothpaste
... Fluoride, the vital tooth-protective ingredient in toothpaste...

Fillings
... Glass Ionomer — Made of acrylic and glass powders, these inexpensive, translucent fillings have the advantages of blending in pretty well with natural tooth color and releasing small amounts of fluoride to help prevent decay...

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...

Age One Dental Visit
...If any treatments (such as fluoride) are needed, a full explanation will be given...

Fluoride & Your Child
Fluoride, a naturally occurring mineral, is essential for proper tooth development and the prevention of tooth decay...

Pregnancy & Your Child's Developing Teeth
...Fluoride supplementation at this time is not recommended either, as there are too many unanswered questions about its use during pregnancy...

Sealants
...Fluoride, which is found in toothpaste and some drinking water — and in treatments provided at the dental office — can strengthen enamel, but, again, it's hard to get fluoride into those pits and fissures on a regular basis...

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

Dry Mouth
...Brush at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste; this will remove bacterial plaque and add minerals to strengthen your teeth...

Eating Disorders & Oral Health
...Sometimes a sodium fluoride mouthrinse is recommended to strengthen the enamel and reduce its loss...

Fluoride
Fluoride is a mineral that is naturally present to some degree in both fresh and salt water sources...

Nutrition & Oral Health
...Learn new important facts about sugars — the good and the bad; fluorides; tooth erosion by acids; and more...

Preventive Dentistry
... Fluoride...

Laser Decay Diagnosis
...It's probably due in part to improved oral hygiene, and, ironically, the increased use of fluoride in toothpaste and in tap water...

Tooth Sensitivity
...Always use a toothpaste containing fluoride, as this ingredient is proven to increase the strength of tooth enamel, which helps resist erosion...

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
... Make sure you're getting the proper amount of fluoride...

Pediatric Dentistry
...They include: Topical FluorideFluoride incorporates into the enamel of teeth, making it harder and more resistant to decay...

Cleanings and Prevention
...Other great preventive treatments include sealants and fluoride...

Cosmetic Dentistry
...Click the link to do an experiment with fluoride to see how it helps fight cavities...

Gum and Bone
... Here are some things you can do to prevent periodontal diseases: Brush your teeth twice a day (with a fluoride toothpaste) Floss every day Visit the dentist routinely for a check-up and professional cleaning Eat a well balanced diet Don't use tobacco products Back to top Who gets periodontal disease...

Dental Glossary
... Fluoride A natural element found commonly in nature in water, soil, air, and in a lot of foods...

FAQ
...Toothpaste is important for what it supplies: fluoride and tartar control...

Patient Education
... Acid Experiment ANUG Trench Mouth Bad Breath Bruxism Tooth Grinding Chemo and Your Mouth Conditions of the Tongue Dental X Rays Denture Care Dry Mouth Fluoride Experiment How to Brush How to Floss How to Read X Rays Oncology Guide Smokeless Tobacco Tooth Anatomy Tooth Sensitivity Toothpaste Ingredients

Tips for Parents
... Baby Bottle Tooth Decay Baby's First Teeth First Dental Visit For Your Child Fluoride Info Oral Hygiene for Children Pacifier Info Snack Facts Teething Information Thumbsucking Information

Chemo and Your Mouth
... Use a fluoride toothpaste...

Dry Mouth
... Use toothpaste with fluoride in it...

Fluoride Experiment
Fluoride Experiment This experiment simulates the protection power of fluoride...

Oncology Guide
... Help prevent tooth demineralization and radiation cavities by making sure you have a good oral hygiene program and you have received instruction on fluoride gel application...

Tooth Sensitivity
...Ask us about a daily fluoride rinse for your home use...

Discus Dental NiteWhite ACP Take-Home Whitening Sy
...The ACP is combined with potassium nitrate and fluoride to provide more than just whitening...

Discus NiteWhite ACP
...The unique amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) formula, along with potassium nitrate and fluoride, whiten teeth with reduced sensitivity...

MagicFil
... Specifically designed for "baby" teeth, MagicFil works like magic! It is ideal for filling cavities now and releases fluoride to help keep decay from returning later...

Opalescense Boost
...It not only whitens, it offers a higher fluoride uptake than any other toothpaste...

Opalescense Take Home
...It not only whitens, it offers a higher fluoride uptake than any other toothpaste...

Opalescense Treswhite
...In fact, Treswhite contains both potassium nitrate and fluoride, which have been proven to prevent cavities and remineralize the teeth...

Zoom Chairside
...A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure...

Fluoride Treatments
Fluoride Info Dental decay is a common condition all over the world...

Sealants
...Fluoride helps fight decay on the smooth surfaces of the teeth...

Cleanings and Prevention
...Other great preventive treatments include sealants and fluoride...

Orthodontic Glossary
... Fluoride A natural element found commonly in nature in water, soil, air, and in a lot of foods...

Veneers Gallery
... This patient has what we called "mottled" enamel, which can be caused by too much fluoride when the teeth are being formed...

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