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Dr. R. Wilczek and his staff are always compiling the latest dental information to keep your smile radiant and healthy. Check back soon for more blogs from the dental care team of Dr. R. Wilczek or contact our office today to schedule a dental appointment for you or your loved ones.

  • 15/12/2021
    Debunking Common Myths About Wisdom Teeth

    In recent years, wisdom teeth removal has shifted from a necessary surgery to one that many patients are choosing to skip. While some people may choose to have their wisdom teeth removed, others may choose not to. The reasons vary, but they usually include things like financial constraints or a general fear of the procedure.

    There are a number of myths about wisdom teeth that you might be falling for if you’re planning to get them removed. We’ve taken the time to debunk five common myths about wisdom teeth removal.


    Keep on reading to learn more!


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  • 02/11/2021
    Everything You Need to Know About Dental Crown vs. Dental Bridge

    If you are looking to replace a missing tooth, you are likely to be presented with two options: a dental crown or a dental bridge. Both are great for different reasons, but which is right for you? Well, that depends on your particular situation. Understanding the many different dental procedures available to you can help you choose the best option. Still, keeping your teeth healthy always starts with a visit to your dental office.

    Let’s run through the differences between the dental crown and the dental bridge.


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  • 21/07/2021
    Your Ultimate Guide to Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene

    Do you ever wonder what else you can do for your oral hygiene besides brushing and flossing? Most people have a dental care routine that we learned as kids. Even if you do all the basics, there's always a way to take your personal care up a notch.


    Dental hygiene means more than just clean teeth alone. Keeping your gums healthy can even protect your heart and prevent strokes. Bad gums can allow viruses and bacteria to get into your bloodstream. From there, they can attack your heart valves and cause other problems.

    Here are a few easy ideas you can add to your routine that will help maintain your oral health in good condition.


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  • 21/12/2020
    When to Take Your Child to the Dentist for the First Time

    As children, many of us worried about visiting the dentist. Dental anxiety is common even among adults. So it can be hard to decide when you bring your child to the dentist for the first time, too.


    The timing of that first visit is important, though.


    While we lose our primary teeth (baby teeth), they do matter. And a dentist will help maintain their health as your child transitions to their adult teeth.


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  • 21/12/2020
    10 Common Causes For Toothaches And When To Visit Your Dentist

    Does the thought of eating a chewy candy bar make you cringe? Have you relegated only your left molars for ice cream?

    If you're asking yourself, "Why do I have a toothache," the truth is that most reasons are incredibly common.

    While we don't recommend self-diagnosing, it is good to know the common causes of toothaches. They're all good reasons to talk to your dentist!


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  • 02/06/2020
    Tips to Maintain Dental Hygiene

    Everybody wants to have a radiant and gorgeous smile. It is crucial that you follow your dental hygiene regimen properly to ensure that your teeth are in good shape. If you don’t, you will suffer from poor dental health causing gum diseases and infections. Make sure that you schedule a dentist’s appointment for timely checkups and cleaning. At Dr. R. Wilczek Inc., our dentists have been serving the dental needs of our patients since 1984. Our services include caring for your teeth, orthodontics, sedation, implants and teeth whitening.

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  • 02/06/2020
    The Importance of Pediatric Dentistry

    Maintaining good dental hygiene is crucial for people of all ages. Parents generally struggle to instill healthy dental practices in their children. Even though it might seem difficult, you must teach your children well so that they can enjoy good oral health in the future. At Dr. Richard Wilczek Inc., our dentists work towards providing dental care that will benefit patients. Our services include orthodontics, sedation, implants and teeth whitening.

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  • 27/02/2020
    Top 9 Foods That Damage Your Teeth

    Though teeth whitening and implants are great for stained and weak teeth, taking pre-emptive measures is critical to retaining a natural dental structure. Constant exposure to certain food items such as sweets is very harmful for your teeth; such foods can discolour our teeth and cause plaque (a sticky bacterial deposition on the outer surface of your teeth). Actually, sugar leads to bacterial growth in your mouth which in turn releases acids that weaken enamel; this subsequently causes cavities. The professionals at Dr. Richard Wilczek Inc advise brushing your teeth twice daily along with flossing, avoiding sweet or sticky food and visiting your dentist regularly for good oral health.

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  • 09/12/2019
    Six Reasons You Might Be Experiencing Jaw Pain

    Our jaws help us in speaking, biting, chewing and handling of food. Any pain in your jaws should not be neglected, especially, if it keeps coming back. It can be a symptom of underlying issues with your teeth or overall health. Painkillers may give you temporary respite but it won’t eliminate the root cause. Understanding the probable reasons for the pain will help you to get the right treatment in a timely manner. The orthodontic treatments atDr. R. Wilczek Inc. will prevent and correct any irregularities with your jaw alignments.

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  • 17/10/2019
    7 Questions You Need to Be Asking Your Dentist

    Most often we don’t think about our teeth while considering issues regarding health and prevention. But oral health is very important for preventing several problems such as losing teeth in midlife, gum disease and chronic bad breath. This is why visiting your dentist for regular check-ups is important. It also provides you with an opportunity to ask questions regarding your dental hygiene, available treatments and maybe even cosmetic procedures.

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  • 28/06/2019
    How to Overcome Dental Fear and Anxiety?

    It is very normal for you to get a little worried before visiting a dentist. But, if this is stopping you from getting the help you need, you are experiencing dental anxiety. This usually happens when you have had a bad experience in the past. If you avoid seeking treatment until the condition becomes overwhelming, it will affect both your oral health and well-being.

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  • 23/01/2019
    A Reason to Smile with Dental Implants

    If you are missing teeth and want to bring some life back to your smile, dental implants may be an option for you. Some patients without a full set of teeth can experience troubles eating and speaking or with having their remaining teeth shift out of alignment. While Dr. Richard Wilczek doesn’t always recommend dental implants for missing teeth, it’s the only tooth replacement option that prevents jawbone degradation and has many other advantages to boot.

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  • 23/01/2019
    How Often Should You See Your Dentist?

    When you were a kid, your parents may have brought you to the dentist twice a year for cleanings and checkups. Now that you’re an adult, you may wonder if it’s necessary to go this frequently. Dr. Richard Wilczek’s dental office in Prince George is here to set the record straight.

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  • 23/01/2019
    Tips for Caring for Your Teeth at Home

    Many people already know that proper dental hygiene is an important part of their daily routine. Besides visiting your dentist twice a year, caring for your teeth at home is the best way to keep them healthy and clean. Dr. Richard Wilczek’s dental office in Prince George has some tips for taking care of your mouth between appointments.

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  • 10/10/2018
    How Sedation Can Help Dental Patients

    Many patients are apprehensive about visiting the dentist and may even put off having a checkup for years. But there’s nothing to worry about when you visit a sedation dentist in Prince George. Keep reading to learn more about how dental sedation can help you overcome your fears and allow you to get the dental help you need.

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  • 27/08/2018
    Teeth Whitening: Over-the-counter vs. In-office

    If you’re looking to get a brighter smile, there are many teeth whitening options available, ranging from whitening strips you can purchase at the pharmacy to in-office laser treatments. While the type of whitening method you choose will depend on your particular needs, it’s almost always safer and more effective to have the procedure done under a dentist’s supervision. Before purchasing an over-the-counter whitener, make sure you understand how the teeth whitening process works and why you should consult a dental professional.

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  • 27/08/2018
    Why to Build a Long-term Relationship with Your Dentist

    Developing a long-standing relationship with a family dentist has lots of benefits. The longer you remain with the same dentist, the more they’ll know about you and your medical history, and the more likely you’ll be to trust their expertise and feel comfortable asking questions. Here are some reasons to choose a family dental clinic to meet the ongoing dental needs of you and your loved ones:

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  • 27/08/2018
    Keeping Your Mouth Happy Between Dental Appointments

    While it’s important to visit your dentist regularly, it’s equally crucial to make sure you practice good dental hygiene between appointments. If you’re not taking the right steps to keep your mouth healthy at home, the benefits of professional cleanings will go right out the window. This is why we’ve compiled our best tips—recommended by our very own dentists here in Prince George—to help you maintain good oral hygiene habits.

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  • 01/02/2017
    Learn More about Orthodontic Treatments

    Orthodontics, the branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention and correction of irregular teeth as by means of braces, first entered the English language in 1909 having become a discipline in its own right in the late 19th century. However, the use of appliances to straighten teeth dates back more than 3,000 years with evidence found amongst the graves of Etruscans, an ancient civilization predating the Romans. The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates (c. 460BC–370BC) first published his ideas regarding the correction of tooth irregularities in 400 BC. Today, these appliances have evolved and digital technology means this progress should continue.

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  • 23/11/2016
    Gum Disease

    Your mouth, teeth and gums are the main entry point into your body and its first defense keeping healthy. When things go wrong in your mouth, your general health can be affected. In many cases, your gums act as an early warning system.

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  • 14/10/2016
    Why Flossing is Just as Important as Brushing

    Most people have a much easier time getting into the habit of regular tooth brushing than regular flossing. They also sometimes assume that, because they are brushing well and regularly enough, they don't even need to floss. Every day, however, Prince George dentists see firsthand that those who brush and floss enjoy much better oral health than patients who brush only.

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  • 18/07/2016
    Benefits of Restoring Teeth with Dental Implants

    Dental implants are a popular option for replacing one or more missing teeth that only continue to grow in popularity. Though other options such as bridges and dentures may work well for some people, the benefits of dental implants have many patients seeing them as the most desirable option.

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Dr. R. Wilczek Inc.

400-1669 Victoria St,

Prince George, BC V2L 2L5

Phone: 250-562-4233

Fax: 250-562-4410


Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Saturday - Sunday Closed

Available one Saturday each month

Service Area

Prince George and surrounding areas

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