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What happens if I break or chip my dentures?

The best solution is to return to the Denturist who made your dentures and have the cracked denture repaired professionally. It may seem easy to fix, but it is important that the repair is done correctly to prevent problems with chewing and avoid any sore spots. The Denturist also needs to check the denture and adjust it after it is repaired. The denture may be too old and may no longer fit closely to your gums, and you may need a new denture. Do not try to glue it together yourself, it can be toxic as well it can displace your bite if done incorrectly.

Quan Gifford R.D.
Owner & Operator

Dentureworks

#270-522 Seventh St,
New Westminster, BC V3M 5T5

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Does Budget Blinds offer child safe window coverings?

Budget Blinds is dedicated to keeping your child safe with our cordless window covering options. There are a variety of options to choose from like our cordless child-safe blinds that include our safety-first, cordless shades with retractable lifts, as well as motorized options that can be used with the touch of a button on your remote or your smart speaker. Which minimizes the risk of accidents or injury and reduces hazards for your kids and pets. All the while, providing style and flare to your room décor. All Budget Blinds window coverings are custom fit to your windows. We do it all for you from measuring, to installation so you can sit back and relax.

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Dental

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Why and How Often Should I Floss?

Since flossing is an easy, inexpensive, and low-risk oral hygiene practice, your dental team encourages daily flossing to help prevent tooth decay between teeth and prevent bone loss from gum disease. When plaque has been left on the teeth for more than 48 hours, it begins to harden into tartar and is best removed by a professional. Brushing alone does not remove plaque from all surfaces of your teeth. Flossing cleans in between your teeth where your toothbrush can’t reach no matter how well you brush. Your overall health is also affected by maintaining excellent oral hygiene. Gum disease has been linked to heart disease and diabetes. Healthy gums can lead to a healthier, happier you! See your dental team to get proper tips on flossing and maintaining a healthy oral environment.

Dr. Lovely
Dentist

Dr. Lovely & Associates

609 6th St,
New Westminster, BC, V3L 3C1

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I want to start saving for my child’s education. Where should I start?

Registered Education Savings Plans (RESP) are a great way to save for your child’s future, especially when combined with the Canada Education Savings Grant which pays 20% on the first $2,500 contributed each year until the child is 17. That’s up to $500 for post-secondary education each year you contribute to a maximum of $7,200, regardless of household income. There is also the Canada Learning Bond that can benefit lower income families. Provincial grants like the BC Training and Education Savings Grant offers up to $1,200 for children ages 6-9. The great part about this grant is you don’t have to make a contribution to receive it, you just have qualify. However, not all RESP providers offer it, so feel free to reach out to us if you want some help opening a qualifying account for your child.

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CFP, CLU, CHS, CExP.
President

Braun Financial Services

555 6th Street #325, NewWestminster, BC V3L 5H1

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Why should you care about the major changes to family law since 2013?



Andrew Liggett, BA JD CD
Barrister & Solicitor

Sea To Sky Law Corporation

Suite 201-65 Richmond Street, New Westminster, BC V3L 5P5

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You can save stress and money if you are proactive and ask for legal advice before there is an active conflict. In addition to us solving disputes, we like using our 30 years of experience solving disputes to help spouses and parents plan their future to reduce if not prevent conflict with the other spouse or parent.

Since 2013 there have been major changes to both the Provincial Family Law Act and the Federal Divorce Act because of the changes in our society. Our laws reflect our social values so our laws change as society changes. For example, common-law marriage is respected the same as a marriage confirmed by a marriage certificate, whether same-sex or not, so if there is a question about a child, property division or alimony, etc then family law applies. Further, to reduce conflict, power words like custody are not used so the focus is on the child, not parental conflict. We support mediation to resolve issues. WeCanHelp@seatoskylaw.com

Anyone in BC anywhere in BC can book an appointment online: www.seatoskylaw.ca

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How do you know when it’s time to reline dentures?

Quan Gifford R.D.
Owner & Operator

Dentureworks Inc.

5222 Seventh St, #270 
New Westminster, BC, V3M 5T5

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If the dentures no longer fit as well as they once did, you may need to have a procedure done to refit the base of the denture, called a“reline”.

Check with your Denturist to see if your dentures can be relined. It is best not to reline your dentures with over-the-counter reline kits. This procedure, which can be done by your Denturist, will enable your dentures to have a tighter, better fit. A new impression will be taken to ensure the proper landmark and a new base will be cured to the underside of your existing denture.

Can I eat normally with dentures?

Most patients need to learn how to use dentures properly and as a result, it takes a little time to get used to them. After a while, you should be able to eat fairly normally, but it may take more time to get comfortable with harder foods or sticky foods. Using a small amount of denture adhesive (no more than three or four pea-sized dabs on each denture) may help stabilize the dentures and help hold them in place while you learn how to get comfortable with them which may make the learning process easier.

Chewing gum: Dentures and chewing gum do not usually work well together, no matter which brand of chewing gum you decide to try. The gum typically sticks to the acrylic plastic in the denture and may break a seal on the dentures, which will loosen them as a result. Gum may remain stuck to the denture and eventually harden and discolor. Ultimately, if you wear dentures, you should avoid chewing gum.

What happens if I break or chip my dentures?

The best solution is to return to the Denturist who made your dentures and have the cracked denture repaired professionally. It may seem easy to fix, but it is important that the repair is done correctly to prevent problems with chewing and avoid any sore spots. The Denturist also needs to check the denture and adjust it after it is repaired. The denture may be too old and may no longer fit closely to your gums, and you may need a new denture. Do not try to glue it together yourself, it can be toxic as well it can displace your bite if done incorrectly.

Nurse

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Why is handwashing so important in the prevention of spreading germs?

Washing hands can keep you healthy and prevent the spread of respiratory and diarrheal infections from one person to the next. Germs can spread from other people or surfaces when you: 

  • Touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands 
  • Prepare or eat food and drinks with unwashed hands
  • Touch a contaminated surface or objects 
  • Blow your nose, cough, or sneeze into your hands and then touch other people’s hands or common objects

Wendy J. Scott
RN, BScN, MA

Nurse Next Door

#209-88 Tenth St, 
New Westminster, BC, V3M 6H8

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