Are There Alternatives To Flossing?


Dental floss is widely recommended by dental professionals worldwide for its effectiveness in combating gum disease. Flossing is often overlooked when people first wake up in the morning or go to bed at night. This mundane act removes plaque and bacteria that your toothbrush can’t reach. Plaque is culprit number 1 when it comes to […]



How Brushing Your Teeth Can Actually Help Prevent Heart Disease


Heart disease comes in first place as the leading cause of death in men and women in the United States. Heart disease encompasses a number of conditions that affect your heart including: heart arrhythmia, congenital heart failures and defects of the blood vessels in the heart. Heart disease and cardiovascular disease are terms used interchangeably. […]



7 Bad Brushing Habits That Could Affect Your Teeth


The first teeth cleaners date back 3500-3000 BC. The Egyptians were one of the first civilizations to have created ancient oral brushes by fraying the tips of twigs. The next civilization on the list to have made early toothbrushes were the Chinese in 1600 BC., the chinese used aromatic chewing sticks. The handles were reported […]



Should You Floss Before Or After Brushing Your Teeth?


The best manual toothbrushing technique or the most advanced electric pulsating toothbrush machinery is no substitute for flossing. Dentists and dental hygienists are universal in their recommendation of flossing after brushing the teeth. Periodontal and orthodontic patients are also advised to floss on a regular basis. Another dental aid for removing plaque and debris from […]



The New Peace Arch Dental Centre Office in White Rock


Last Fall, we moved into our new location in White Rock (/South Surrey). While it’s not far from where we once were, the office space was excellent. For too long, a visit with the dentist was considered a chore. Children were terrified of this person with a mask operating on their teeth. From waiting in […]



Dental Technology That Is Changing the Dental Office


Modern technology has transformed the dental experience for patients across the globe today. Everything is done so quickly that it becomes almost impossible to find the time to feel apprehensive about any individual procedure. Today’s dental professionals have access to incredible tools of the trade that not only take away some of the pain often […]



The Value of Dentistry In South Surrey


Ever wonder why going to the dentist seems like you’re emptying your pockets? Is this the common thought that comes to your mind when someone mentions ‘the dentist’? The average person might not understand how the benefits outweigh the costs associated with dental procedures. The complex materials and equipment used in providing optimal care can […]



Dr. Layton does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge


This week, I accepted the challenge and did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Here it is: My ALS Ice Bucket Challenges I then challenged Dr. Bobby Birdi and Dr. Carson Kutsch to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! I also nominate all the dentists in the South Surrey/White Rock area to do the challenge. And of […]



How To Keep Your Teeth Healthy For Life


You want to keep your teeth healthy – but are you doing everything in your power to keep them healthy forever? Healthy teeth and gums are important for every member of your family, but unless everyone is practicing good dental hygiene, eating a healthy diet and seeing a dentist regularly, those pearly whites may not last a lifetime.



Teeth Whitening: Your Options On How To Keep ‘Em White


Teeth whitening is the single most popular cosmetic dental procedure on the planet, and thanks to modern dental technology, everyone can afford to have his or her teeth bleached professionally.