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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

 

 

 

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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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TMJ / TMD
...Since then, I have crunched through 2 or 3 night guards, declined surgery, and taken countless medications...

Patient Education
Cosmetic & General Dentistry Cosmetic Tooth Bonding Crowns & Bridgework Fillings Gummy Smiles Inlays & Onlays Mouthguards for Adults Mouthguards for Children Nitrous Oxide Porcelain Veneers Removable Dentures Smile Makeover Snoring & Sleep Apnea Teeth Whitening TMDTooth-Colored Fillings Tooth Contouring & Reshaping Tooth Decay Prevention Tooth Wear Endodontics Combined Root Canal & Gum Problems Cracked Teeth Root Canal Retreatment Root Canal Surgery (Apicoectomy) Root Canal Treatment Root Canal Treatment FAQs Root Canal Treatment for Children Tooth Sensitivity Whitening Traumatized Teeth Implant Dentistry Bone Grafting Dental Implants FAQs Fixed Dentures Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants Oral Health Aging & Dental Health Antibiotic Premedication for Dental Treatments Bad Breath Blood Pressure Medications & Your Gums Diabetes & Oral Health Dry MouthEating Disorders & Oral Health Fluoride Geographic Tongue Nutrition & Oral Health Oral Cancer Oral Piercings Osteoporosis & Oral Health Pregnancy, Hormones & Oral Health Preventive Dentistry Professional Teeth Cleanings Stress & Oral Habits Oral Hygiene How To Brush How To Floss Interdental Cleaning Devices Mouthrinses Oral Hygiene for Kids Toothpaste Oral Surgery Blood Thinners & Dental Procedures Bone Grafting Extractions Headaches & Migraines Oral Cancer Screening Oral Diagnosis and Biopsies Sedation Dentistry Wisdom Teeth Orthodontics Adolescent Orthodontic Care Adult Orthodontic Treatmen tBrushing & Flossing with Braces Early Orthodontic Treatment Invisalign for Adults Invisalign for Teens Post-Orthodontic Care Types of Braces Orthodontic Emergencies Orthodontics & Dental Hygiene Your First Orthodontic Appointment Pediatric Dentistry Age One Dental Visit Fluoride & Your Child Pregnancy & Your Child's Developing Teeth Sealants Space Maintainers Teething Thumb Sucking Periodontal Therapy Cosmetic Gum Surgery Gum Grafting Loose Teeth & Bite Problems Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment Oral Systemic Connection Periodontal (Gum) Disease Periodontal Flap Surgery Professional Teeth Cleanings Ultrasonic Cleanings Technology Air Abrasion Anesthesia Wand Cone Beam CT Imaging Digital Dental Impressions Digital X-Rays Intra-Oral Camera Laser Decay Diagnosis Laser Dentistry Same-Day Crowns (CAD/CAM)                

Nitrous Oxide
...Before beginning treatment, we will take a complete medical history, including your use of both prescription and non-prescription medications...

TMD
...Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications and muscle relaxants can also provide relief...

Nitrous Oxide for Children
...Before your child is treated, you will be asked for a complete medical history, including any medications your child is taking...

Pregnancy & Your Child's Developing Teeth
... Seek Guidance on Dietary Supplementation & Medications If you feel your diet is inadequate in some nutrients during your pregnancy, it's best to seek professional medical advice on what supplements you may need...

Periodontal Flap Surgery
... The Flap Surgery Procedure Flap surgery is typically done under local anesthesia, sometimes accompanied by oral anti-anxiety medications; alternatively, it may be performed under intravenous conscious sedation...

Blood Thinners & Dental Procedures
Millions of people regularly take anticoagulant or antiplatelet medications (sometimes called “blood thinners”) to help prevent heart attack and stroke, and to manage a variety of medical conditions including cardiac arrhythmia and stent placement...

Headaches & Migraines
...Gentle stretching exercises, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, and muscle relaxants can also provide relief...

Oral Diagnosis and Biopsies
...Over the past two decades, antiviral medications have been developed to help prevent outbreaks and speed healing...

Sedation Dentistry
... Before any particular sedative is recommended, you will be asked to provide your complete health history, including any medications you are currently taking — both prescription and over-the-counter...

Aging & Dental Health
...It's possible that medications prescribed for other diseases can adversely affect a person's oral health; it's also possible that a decline in oral health can worsen existing maladies (such as diabetes), or even cause systemic (whole-body) inflammation...

Antibiotic Premedicationfor Dental Treatments
... Guidelines for Antibiotic Premedication Prophylactic antibiotics might be recommended before dental procedures if you have one or more of the following heart conditions: A heart transplant Artificial heart valves A history of infective endocarditis Some types of congenital heart problems - particularly if they haven't been completely repaired, or if their treatment involves prosthetic material If you have undergone a joint replacement procedure, prophylactic antibiotics might be recommended if you also have one or more of the following risk factors: A systemic inflammatory disease such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus erythematosis A weakened immune system resulting from HIV, cancer, radiation or chemotherapy, or another cause Insulin-dependent (type I) diabetes or hemophilia A history of previous infection in a prosthetic joint Undernourishment or malnourishment There are other circumstances where taking prophylactic antibiotics would be a prudent step; there are also a number of situations where these medications might have been recommended in the past, but aren't currently required in all cases...

Bad Breath
...A chronically dry mouth (xerostomia), which is often a side effect of certain medications, and tobacco use can also contribute to this problem...

Blood Pressure Medications & Your Gums
Before prescribing any medications — even lifesaving ones, such as those used to reduce blood pressure or prevent epileptic seizures — your health care professionals carefully weigh the benefits a drug offers against the possible risks of taking it, including its potential side effects...

Dry Mouth
... Possible Causes There are several possible causes for xerostomia, including: Medications...

Osteoporosis & Oral Health
...For this to occur, that bone must be relatively healthy; yet osteoporosis — and certain medications used to treat it — may affect your oral health...

Stress & Oral Habits
...Additionally, teeth grinding is believed to be an uncommon side effect of certain medications...

Root Canal Surgery (Apicoectomy)
... Before an apicoectomy procedure, diagnostic images (such as X-rays) of the affected tooth and surrounding bone, a careful review of your medical history including medications you take (both prescription and non-prescription), and other factors are reviewed...

Root Canal Treatment
...Over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen are generally effective in relieving discomfort, but prescription medications may also be given if needed...

Oral Surgery
...It's always important to let your healthcare providers know what medications you are taking (both prescription and over-the-counter), any chronic health conditions you have, and whether you smoke...

Gum and Bone
... Medications...

TMJ
... Self-Care Practices There are steps you can take that may be helpful in easing symptoms, such as: Eating soft foods Applying ice packs Avoiding extreme jaw movements (such as wide yawning, loud singing, and gum chewing) Learning techniques for relaxing and reducing stress Practicing gentle jaw stretching and relaxing exercises that may help increase jaw movement Exercises if appropriate for your particular condition Pain Medications For many people with TMJ disorders, short-term use of over-the-counter pain medicines or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), such as ibuprofen, may provide temporary relief from jaw discomfort...

Dental Glossary
... Gingival hypertrophy The abnormal enlargement of the gingiva surrounding the teeth caused by poor oral hygiene or some medications...

Dry Mouth
... Can cause difficulties in tasting, chewing, swallowing, and speaking Can increase your chance of developing dental decay and other infections in the mouth Can be a sign of certain diseases and conditions Can be caused by certain medications or medical treatments Dry mouth is not a normal part of aging...

NTI System
... The NTI device may eliminate the need for prescription and over-the-counter pain medications that you take for morning headache, sore neck, sore jaws, and related pain associated with involuntary clenching of the teeth...

Perio Protect
...You will then take them home and add the doctor prescribed medications (usually in a gel form - similar in consistency to toothpaste) and wear them according to the doctor's instructions (for only a few minutes at a time)...

Scaling and Root Planing
... Medications Medications may be used with treatment that includes scaling and root planing, but they cannot always take the place of surgery...

Orthodontic Glossary
... Gingival hypertrophy The abnormal enlargement of the gingiva surrounding the teeth caused by poor oral hygiene or some medications...

Post Op Care of Extractions
...In case of severe pain and soreness which is not reduced by medications, call our office for an appointment...

Root Canal FAQ
...Medications may be put into the root canal(s) to help get rid of germs and prevent infection...

Gum Surgery Post Op
... Medications Moderate discomfort may begin as the anesthesia wears off...

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(250) 656-7553