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At Evolution Dental, we believe that a healthy mouth is the foundation for a beautiful smile and your overall well-being. We are committed to providing you and your family with the friendly, comprehensive dental care you need to maintain healthy teeth and gums as well as an attractive, radiant smile. Our experienced dentist, Dr. Kendra Schick, is dedicated to her craft and building lasting, trusting relationships with her patients. Dr. Schick and her team are passionate about dentistry and will take the time to understand your unique situation to ensure you receive the individualized care you deserve and the results you desire.
Evolution Dental can be found at 400 Crowfoot Crescent NW . The following is offered: Dentists - In Calgary there are 644 other Dentists. An overview can be found here.
Keywords Family Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, TMJ, Dental Implants, Full Face Orthodontics, Children’s Dentistry.
My name is Amanda. I was born and raised in Calgary and received my Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Calgary before completing my diploma in Dental Hygiene in 2009. I joined the Evolution Dental Team in 2014 and am thrilled to work beside my classmate, Erin, and to be part of such a great team that always considers their patients first. I love working in the same community that I live in and contributing towards my patient's improved status of health.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is required when a tooth’s nerve is dead, injured or infected. Nerves can die or become injured through accidents, trauma, an unbalanced bite, or extensive dental work. They can become infected when bacteria enter through cracks, leaking fillings, deep cavities, or broken teeth. Root canal therapy is simply a filling inside of the roots of the tooth. It involves removing the dead or infected nerve tissue. We use current techniques to try to make the procedure as comfortable and predictable as possible. When the root canal therapy is finished, a crown is usually recommended. A crown provides protection from breakage, as a tooth with a root canal is weak and highly prone to fracture. If the tooth is not protected with a crown and it breaks, it will often need more work to fix it or may even need to be extracted. For more information about endodontic services at Evolution Dental, please call 403-768-2443 today. We welcome patients throughout Calgary and nearby areas including Cochrane.
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Teeth whitening is a simple and effective way to get a brighter, younger looking smile. We offer both power whitening and take-home dental teeth whitening solutions. These options are much more effective than over the counter teeth whitener products. Please ask us which dental whitening option is best for you. Having white teeth and a more attractive smile may be easier than you think. Call Evolution Dental in Calgary at 403-768-2443 for a discussion of your cosmetic dental options. Is Whitening Safe? We use well researched, professional products for whitening. This process is often called “tooth bleaching,” which has earned some expected concern. The professional dental whitening products do not actually contain any bleach. As you know with your clothes, bleach breaks down the fabric over time with repeated bleaching. The solutions we use for whitening are closer to "Oxyclean" in their action. The organic stain that has created the yellowing or darkening of your teeth is oxidized by the whitening solution in a way that does not damage your enamel. It lifts any pigment embedded in your teeth, revealing a brighter shade. How White Will My Teeth Get? Each person has a different whitest shade. The degree of your stain, the color of your stain, and the quality of your enamel may affect your outcome. Please ask for a complimentary whitening assessment to discuss your expectations. Will My Teeth Be Sensitive? For many people, whitening does not cause sensitivity. If your teeth are sensitive to begin with, you may have sensitivity during or following whitening. This sensitivity is most often minor, short lasting, and will resolve after the whitening is finished. We have many tips and products to help eliminate or decrease the sensitivity allowing most patients to whiten their smile. Call 403-768-2443 for a free cosmetic consultation at Evolution Dental today. Dr. Schick serves all of Calgary, Cochrane and nearby areas of Alberta.
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Sleep Apnea & Snoring
If your snoring is keeping other people awake at night or if you frequently wake up feeling as tired as you were when you went to bed, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. The common sleeping disorder is more than just an annoyance; it’s a serious condition that can lead to congestive heart failure, stroke, high blood pressure, mood swings and chronic fatigue that can cause accidents and injuries. If you or someone you love is struggling with snoring or other sleep apnea symptoms, please contact Evolution Dental today online or at 403-768-2443 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kendra Schick. We help patients from Calgary, Cochrane and neighboring Alberta communities. What Is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a disorder that impairs your sleep cycles by interrupting your breathing. This can happen hundreds of times each night. When your body continuously struggles for breath, it is forced out of deep sleep into a lighter, less rewarding sleep cycle in order to breathe. There are two types of sleep apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea: This is caused by a blockage in your air passage. This blockage is the result of a collapse in the soft tissue at the back of your throat and tongue. In the event of a partial collapse, you may only experience harmless snoring. However, if a full collapse occurs, your breathing becomes slow and shallow. In cases of obstructive sleep apnea, the body does not receive adequate oxygen and does not sufficiently expel carbon dioxide. Central sleep apnea: This type of sleep disorder occurs when your brain and central nervous system fail to tell your body to breathe during slumber. Airway blockages are not to blame in central sleep apnea; it is more of a respiratory malfunction. People who suffer from this form of sleep disorder can suffer pauses in breathing that can last up to two minutes, which can seriously impact the amount of oxygen going to your brain and heart. Sleep Apnea Symptoms Sleep is one of the most important bodily functions. People who consistently have restful sleeps tend to lead healthier, longer and more productive lives. One of the most essential components of a good night’s rest is an unobstructed airway. Unfortunately, due to the fact that sleep apnea symptoms occur during slumber, many people who suffer from the condition are unaware of their possible situation. Symptoms of sleep apnea can include: Repeatedly waking and gasping for breath throughout the night Irregular heart beat Acid reflux Heartburn Decreased libido Impotence High blood pressure Tossing and turning during sleep Insomnia Mood swings Irritability Memory and concentration problems Excessive daytime fatigue Waking with a sore throat or dry mouth Frequent morning headaches Sleep apnea can affect children as well. Kids who may have sleep apnea may show symptoms such as: Bed wetting Restless sleep with frequent awakenings throughout the night Problems with attention Excessive snoring Not growing as fast as others in their age group If any of the symptoms listed above, alone or combined with snoring, persist for more than a few weeks, you should consider getting a sleep apnea evaluation with Dr. Schick. Sleep Apnea Causes In addition to making you awaken feeling tired and not refreshed, sleep apnea presents a serious danger in the form of oxygen deprivation. When you don’t get enough oxygen, a number of problems, such as heart disease, high blood pressure and cognitive problems may arise. But why does sleep apnea develop in the first place? Causes of sleep apnea include: Snoring Relaxed throat and tongue muscles Obesity Smaller than normal airway Large tonsils, adenoids or other anatomical difference Family history of sleep apnea Nasal congestion Smoking or exposure to second-hand smoke Other physical conditions disorders and syndromes Sleep Apnea Treatment Options Many people who experience sleep apnea use a device called CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) to treat the condition. While CPAP is often an effective treatment, it requires the placement of a mask over the face during sleep. Many patients find this solution so cumbersome they are unable to fall asleep in the first place and many patients simply do not comply with the treatment over a period of time. At Evolution Dental, we offer a comfortable and effective alternative to CPAP. If appropriate for your situation, Dr. Schick may send you home with a dental device to wear while you sleep. This oral appliance fits in your mouth and is made of a control-cured dental grade poly methyl methacrylate material. This material allows the mouth guard to be smaller and more comfortable than traditional mandibular advancement devices. During your sleep apnea evaluation, Dr. Schick will assess your situation and explain all of your options, including CPAP.
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If you’re missing a tooth, you’re at risk for more than just a gap in your smile. Missing teeth can lead to a number of oral health problems, such as jaw deterioration, a misaligned bite, and the loss of additional teeth. Dental implants are the most effective solution to replace missing teeth because they replace your missing root as well as the tooth itself. If you live in or near Calgary, Cochrane and other nearby areas of Alberta and would like to learn more about dental implants, please call Evolution Dental today at 403-768-2443 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kendra Schick. What Is a Dental Implant? Dental implants are artificial replacements for missing teeth. They are designed to look and function like natural teeth. Your natural tooth is made of a crown and a root, but a dental implants consists of three components: A titanium implant inserted directly into the jawbone. A porcelain crown or denture A device that connects the crown to the implant, called an abutment A dental implant is a long-lasting biocompatible post that acts as the root of your tooth, carefully implanted into your upper or lower jaw. Surrounding bone and tissue then naturally grow around the peg, holing the implant in place, in a process called osseointegration. Not only can a dental implant be used to replace your tooth’s root, it can hold other types of restorations in place, such as dentures, bridges and crowns. Benefits of Dental Implants Dental implants offer a variety of advantages over other tooth replacement options, such as: Longevity: If you take proper care of your dental implant it can last for decades. Convenience: Caring for your dental implant is easy; you can clean it exactly like you clean your existing, natural teeth. No need to alter adjacent teeth: Unlike bridges and other tooth replacement options, dental implants do not require the altering of your surrounding teeth in any way. Bone preservation: When a tooth is lost, your jawbone at the site of your missing tooth will gradually begin to deteriorate, in a process called resorption. When dental implants are placed, the body reacts as it would with a natural tooth, preserving the bone. Are Dental Implants Right for Me? Dental implants are ideal tooth replacement options, but they are not appropriate for every patient or situation. Dr. Schick will assess your oral condition and make a recommendation that best suits your needs and offer alternatives to match your budget and lifestyle. In addition to your dental well-being, your total health, comfort and safety are always top priorities at Evolution Dental. Dr. Schick will only recommend dental implants if she is confident that you have a strong likelihood for success. Generally speaking, you may be a good candidate for dental implants if you: Have healthy gums: In order to protect your jawbone and surrounding teeth from becoming infected, it is important that you have healthy gums. Your gums must be able to properly heal around the implant, helping to keep it secure. Have adequate jawbone density: Your jaw is composed of hard and soft bone marrow. It is essential that you have enough hard bone marrow to effectively hold the implant firmly in place. Have sufficient jawbone: Your jawbone must be able to fit the implant. If it is not high or wide enough, a bone graft may be necessary to continue the implant process. Contact Evolution Dental Today If you are missing one or more teeth and want to find out if dental implants are right for you, please contact Evolution Dental today online or at 403-768-2443 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Schick. We welcome patients from Calgary, Cochrane and neighboring communities of Alberta.
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