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Dental

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What is a dental implant?

Many of us have faced with a diagnosis that a tooth or teeth are no longer fixable and needs to be removed. In the past a single missing tooth means you could have a bridge placed by using teeth on either side for support of a false tooth. If you’re missing a few teeth, there is only a removable denture option.
We can no reliably use dental implants to restore single or multiple missing teeth. Dental implants are titanium fixtures implanted in the upper or lower jaw with a prosthetic tooth attached. It feels and functions much like a natural tooth. It doesn’t rely on teeth next door for support risking damaging them. So talk to your dentist to see if dental implants are right for you! 

Dr. Douglas Lovely
Dentist

Dr. Lovely & Associates

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

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Home Care Health Services

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How to encourage an elderly person to bathe or shower?

Broaching the subject of bad bathing habits is a sensitive matter. Fears about falling in the bath or seeming incapable of self-care can motivate a contrary reaction.

If the person does wash sometimes, compliment the behaviour. Say something like “That shampoo really made your hair look nice.” Overall, be positive. Don’t give commands like “You need to wash!” Instead, try “I think a spa day would make you feel good.”

Ask the person’s doctor to emphasize regular bathing. A doctor’s order can carry more weight than a family member’s suggestion. A doctor might also detect problems that are interfering with washing, like reduced mobility.

Install bathing aids, like a handheld sprayer, bathing chair, and grab bars.

At times, seniors having dementia or fear of falling require physical assistance. In such cases, hire a home care company that will provide an experienced caregiver to promote safe bathing and showering. 

Jienelyn (Jen) Dimatatac, RN 
Director of Care

Just Like Family Home Care

900-2025 Willingdon Ave, 
Burnaby, BC V5C 0J3

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Pet

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You talk about regulating the industry a lot… I agree but can you tell me more about that?

Absolutely! Currently, there are no rules or standards set by any governing body in dog training, dog walking, dog daycares etc. Harmful, unethical practices like the use of force, fear & intimidation are often used to manage or train dogs. The damage that is done to our animals in this way is immense, and for consumers.. this can be a tough space to navigate. Technically, we’re all making up our own rules. Many companies (including ours) invest time & money into education and to belong to different organizations declaring our commitment to using non-invasive / nonaversive training and handling methods. Your best bet? Look for some sort of commitment to science based training (“R+”), and ask questions like “what happens if my dog does something ‘wrong’? And go with your gut!

Stefania Butkovic
Owner/Operator

Mindful Mutts

9 Sixth Street,
New Westminster, BC V3L 1B1

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Interior Design

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How do I choose the right colors for my home?

We are spending more time indoors and with COVID restrictions your surroundings may feel a bit blah. Why not change your scenery by having a mini staycation and give your home a MDD color makeover?

Balance and Harmony

Choose palette with complementary colors for whole house. Like clutter, too many different colors will distract attention. Changing the color value and intensity of the palette and/or adding pop of color to rooms creates interest. 

Lighting

Lighting plays a vital part in how colors appear in your home. In a well-lit room, darker colors can absorb the space and create warmth and comfort but in north facing rooms/ basement with low natural light, dark colors close in the room. 


Book a MDD color consultation today for your home’s color makeover.

Michelle Bernier
Owner & Principle

Michelle Dupre Designs

314 6th St,
New Westminster, BC V3L 3A6

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Real Estate

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I am thinking of selling my home and understand I should have a scan done to ensure no underground oil tank on my property?

Yes, scans are always recommended. There are companies that do these scans for home owners / purchasers. If you require any names of reputable companies, I can certainly provide you with a list of contacts. 

The history of oil tanks is: Many homes built between the 1920's and 1960's used oil as a heating fuel, with oil tanks buried close to the foundation of a home. Few homes use oil now, and homeowners may not realize that they have an oil tank on their property. Tanks have an average life of 20 to 25 years, after which they can begin to leak hazardous materials. The City of New Westminster has information on their website in regards to oil tanks. When planning on selling your home, having a scan done beforehand is a very important.

Tracey Davies
Realtor

Tracey Davies

Denture

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I need dentures. Where do I start?

The best starting point to see if dentures are an option for you is to visit a Denturist. A Denturist focuses solely on removable appliances that replace teeth with extensive training on the restoration and replacement of teeth, including dentures for even the most complex cases.

A Denturist will also be able to help determine if another treatment option might be more suited to your particular situation.

Dentures may replace all or only some of the teeth. The dentures that replace all the teeth are known as complete dentures and they rest on the gums that cover the jawbones. The stability and retention of these dentures are dependent on the foundation.

Dentures that replace some but not all of the teeth are known as partial dentures. They attach to the teeth that are still present and also cover and rest on the gums and bone where the teeth are missing.

Quan Gifford R.D.
Denture Clinic Owner & Operator

Dentureworks

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

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Laser & Medi Spa

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Whats the Deal with Facial Masques? 

If you’re an avid skincare junkie, you know how great facial masques are, and if you're new to the idea, let us fill you in.
Your facial masques are usually a little bit more nourishing or hydrating than your daily or nightly routine. Facial Masques are meant as a boost with a concentrated dose of condition correcting ingredients.

For example, I am worried about fine lines, so my “treat to my skin” is the Bamboo Firming Masque by Eminence Organics, it has a natural retinol alternative which helps to boost my collagen production, it has a richer consistency that I wouldn’t appreciate on a daily basis but as a weekly booster my skin loves it, and looks great! Come on in to the clinic and find out which masque is appropriate for your skin.

Tahora Eslahian
Clinical trainer

Triniti Laser Clinic & Medi Spa

210 6th St,
New Westminster, BC V3L 3A9

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Financial Planning

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Buy or Sell?

This is a reprint from this question printed March 26, 2020 but is very relevant as the markets weaken from recent highs again.
The markets are dropping rapidly, should I sell or is now the time to buy?

I have been hearing this a lot over the last few weeks and as with any financial advice, the answer depends on personal situations. Having said that, history has shown us that stock markets always return to new highs and usually bounce quite quickly from market bottoms. Trying to time the markets is an easy way to lose money and with the markets already down close to 30%, history is in your favour to invest, even if we haven’t yet found the bottoms. Contact me to discuss, stay safe and support your local businesses! 

Quinn Waddington
Investment Advisor

Waddington Wealth

2200-609 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V7Y 1H2

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Pet Food

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Why choose Amore Pet Foods?

Pet Food Ingredients - The lovely pictures you see on the box is not what's in the box.  Even using the cheapest of "meats",  $1.50/pound for finished product isn't possible.  Unless  the "meat" being used contains the4 d's dead, diseased, disabled and dying. Then add the floor sweepings, the ones not good enough for hot dogs. Once it's all ground up and cooked its unrecognizable.   Price is only an issue when everthing else is the same.  Quality costs.  It costs for the real ingredients used in our food.  What you pay for good food you'll easily save on vet bills. Come check us out. Bring your dog to check out our Free tasting bar; all our products are available for your dogs to pick the favourite. We want to make your dog happy.

Barbara Fellnermayr
Top Feeder of Picky and Sick Pets

Amore Pet Foods

4540 E Hastings St,
Burnaby, BC V5C 2K6

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Used Car Sales

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I’m in the market for a used vehicle, how do I know who to trust and what steps should I take to ensure I get a quality vehicle?

Buying a used vehicle may sound intimidating at first, but purchasing from a reputable licensed dealer is the first step. Make sure you see the Carfax and safety/mechanical report. Ask about warranty and finance options. Most reputable dealers will offer credit to customers regardless of their credit history. Check out the dealers online reviews and see what other customers are saying about their experience, so you feel comfortable with that dealership.

Kabani Auto has been a licensed dealer in New Westminster for over 2 decades. We provide warranties on all our vehicles and offer multiple finance options. We are family owned and operated and are open 7 days a week to serve you.

Nick Kabani
Founder/President

Kabani Auto

240 12th St,
New Westminster, BC V3M 4H2

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