Academy Dental has a new laser!

Academy Dental has a new laser!

Academy Dental has a new laser!

Invisalign and teeth care

Dr. Farzad Hassani stays on top of the latest trends in dental technology. This means Academy Dental’s patients experience improved treatment outcomes and less pain. The Academy Dental team is proud to add the LightWalker Laser to our treatments. The LightWalker is unique in that isn’t just a single laser – it’s two lasers! The LightWalker laser works on hard and soft tissues often without the need for any anesthetic in many treatments.

Less invasive dental procedures

Many treatments like fillings and bone surgeries have traditionally required anesthetic, but the LightWalker laser makes these procedures possible without anesthetic. The laser assists with periodontal treatments and can reduce the need for incisions and stitches. This makes periodontal therapy less invasive and much more comfortable. The results are equal to or better than standard periodontal surgery.

Faster and more comfortable root canals

The LightWalker Laser is one of the most exciting advances in root canal therapy. It is the only laser capable of doing PIPS root canal therapy. The LightWalker Laser is similar to a touchless car wash: PIPS removes the infected root inside the tooth using acoustic shockwaves. These shockwaves literally wash the root completely out of the tooth leaving the canal system cleaner than traditional root canal therapy performed with only metal files. This amazing procedure is also faster and more comfortable for patients.

New treatment options for sleep disorders

People who snore and suffer from insufficient sleep are more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, depression, and obesity, as well as from cancer, increased mortality, and reduced quality of life and productivity. An estimated 5 to 7 million adults in Canada have a sleep or wakefulness disorder. Notably, snoring is a major indicator of obstructive sleep apnea.

The NightLase snoring treatment performed with the LightWalker Laser lessens the effects of sleep apnea and decreases the amplitude of snoring. No anaesthesia is used in this treatment. The NightLase snoring treatment uses laser light to cause tightening of the tissue. The procedure opens the airways and leads to a decrease in the the sound of the patient’s snoring, while lessening of the effects of sleep apnea.

Call Academy Dental for an assessment to see if the NightLase snoring treatment might be for you.

How to care for your teeth while wearing Invisalign

How to care for your teeth while wearing Invisalign

How to care for your teeth while wearing Invisalign

Invisalign and teeth care
One of the great advantages to using Invisalign in order achieve a straighter smile is it that it makes caring for your teeth is so easy!  That’s because Invisalign is a series of clear, removable, plastic aligners that are custom-made for your teeth.

When people use traditional braces, it can be hard to maintain great oral health care practices because the  bulky metal and wires can make it difficult to get to every area of your teeth and gums.  Academy Dental in Victoria offers Invisalign therapy and can show you how easy it is to care for your teeth when using Invisalign.

Here’s what you do:

Take your trays out

One of the biggest differences between Invisalign and traditional braces is that Invisalign trays are removable! That gives you so much freedom to continue living life as normal. You won’t have to alter your habits, especially when it comes to cleaning your teeth.  Simply remove the trays when you want to clean your teeth and you’ll have access to them just as normal.

Brush your teeth

Academy Dental recommend you continue brushing your teeth at least twice a day while undergoing Invisalign treatments. Use a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste and brush gently on all the surfaces of your teeth. Ideally, it would be great if you could brush after every meal you eat, but this isn’t always possible during the course of the day. A good tip to remove sugars and starches from your teeth after eating when you can’t brush is to swish some water around in your mouth. This will get rid of any food particles clinging to your teeth!


Don’t forget to floss! Flossing is still very important when wearing Invisalign trays but you can floss normally without having to navigate the floss around the metal and wires of traditional braces. All you have to do is take out your Invisalign trays and floss between your teeth to remove all the bits of food that get stuck there throughout the day. Make sure you are flossing at least once a day!

Clean your trays

It’s important to clean your Invisalign trays to keep away any bacteria that may accumulate over time. All you have to do is place them in a bowl of water with Invisalign cleaning crystals and they will be cleaned after 15 minutes.  The friendly staff at Academy Dental, in Victoria, will show you how to care for your Invisalign trays and answer any questions you may have.

At Academy Dental, we believe Invisalign is the best way to straighten your teeth without having to live with the “metal mouth” look of traditional braces.  If you are interested in Invisalign therapy we would be happy to schedule a consultation with you at our Dental Centre in Victoria. Contact us online or call our dental office at (250) 385-6552.

Tips to Prevent Tooth Discoloration After Teeth Whitening

Tips to Prevent Tooth Discoloration After Teeth Whitening

Tips to Prevent Tooth Discoloration After Teeth Whitening

So you’ve just invested in your smile by getting a teeth whitening! We love teeth whitening treatments because our patients always leave with smiles that are bigger and brighter than ever. A tooth whitening at your Victoria dental practice, Academy Dental , is a great way to boost your confidence and enhance the natural beauty of your smile. The last thing you want after your teeth whitening is to accidentally cause discoloration to your teeth again! It’s important to know how to prevent tooth discoloration after teeth whitening, so your teeth stay looking pearly white for a long time.

Avoid Stain-Causing Foods And Beverages

Coffee, tea, wine, sports drinks, hard candy, berries, and tomato sauce are all foods that can cause tooth coloration. All foods should be enjoyed in moderation, but pay close attention to these particular foods and beverages to maintain your new white smile.

Use A Straw

If you can’t stay away from your coffee and tea, make sure to use a straw when you’re drinking beverages. Using a straw will keep stain-causing dyes away from your teeth.

Quit Smoking

It’s well known that smoking tobacco can cause teeth to become yellow-stained and discoloured. Serious stains from tobacco can be difficult to reverse. Eliminating tobacco from your lifestyle can help keep your teeth healthy and bright!

Want to know more about the entire teeth whitening process? Your Victoria dental practice, Academy Dental, are happy to share their expertise with you. Give us a call today at (250) 385-6552 or stop by our Fort St Location,

Anxious about the Dentist? Ask about Sleep Dentistry

Anxious about the Dentist? Ask about Sleep Dentistry

Anxious about the Dentist? Ask about Sleep Dentistry

Sleep Dentistry
If you’re nervous about going to the dentist, here’s some good news for you! At Academy Dental in Victoria, we offer our patients the choice of sedation dentistry.What does sedation dentistry entail? At our practice in Victoria, patients can choose oral sedation or nitrous oxide (commonly known as laughing gas) sedation.  Regardless of which treatment you choose, you’ll be fully conscious for the procedure and able to respond. However, you won’t feel any pain or anxiety and you won’t remember much if anything of what happens during treatment.Oral sedation involves taking prescribed medication prior to your appointment. Please ensure that you have a ride to and from Academy Dental as you’ll be unable to operate a vehicle. With just one pill, you’ll feel completely relaxed in the dentist chair and your experience will be (apparently) short and blissful.Inhalation sedation is just that – you’ll inhale a mix of nitrous oxide and oxygen that will leave you in a euphoric state that’ll make going to the dentist just a sweet dream. Though recovery is quick, we at Academy Dental recommend that you ask a friend or family member to drive you to and from the appointment. Contact Academy Dental today if you have any questions about sedation dentistry or to book your worry-free, pain-free appointment.
5 Reasons Why You Need Teeth Whitening

5 Reasons Why You Need Teeth Whitening

5 Reasons Why You Need Teeth Whitening

1) A white smile is your secret weapon

At Academy Dental , white teeth are as good as gold when it comes to making a favourable first impression. In fact, the Brits just voted a person’s smile as their most import physical feature. Whether you have a big job interview or first date, it pays to have a bright smile!

2) It’s an instant confidence boost

If the first point wasn’t enough to convince you, then this one should. Who cares what anyone else thinks? Its how you feel that matters, and when you look good, you feel great! Teeth whitening can give you the instant confidence boost you need to conquer your day.

3) Home remedies just don’t compare

A Google search will turn up hundreds of ways you can whiten your own teeth at home, from brushing with baking soda to rubbing with charcoal or strawberries. The truth is that most of these options don’t really work, and if they do it will take an extraordinarily large amount of time and effort to achieve very average results.

4) It’s quick

In-chair whitening can whiten teeth by up to 12 shades in just one appointment. That’s less time than brunch!

5) It is 100% safe and painless

Academy Dental relies on the latest technological developments in Teeth whitening, which means that the risk of you developing long-term sensitivity are relatively low. In fact, over the counter teeth whitening strip systems pose more of a risk to your enamel due to the odds of incorrect use!

Academy Dental is one of the premiere teeth whitening providers in Victoria. Call us today to make an appointment at one of our convenient locations today!