St Anthony Family Dental Clinic

St Anthony Family Dental Clinic

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Welcome to the St. Anthony Family Dental Clinic. We are pleased to offer our patients a variety of general dentistry and dental hygiene services.

We're dedicated to providing you with a experience focused on your health and comfort.


Chewing sugar-free gum increases saliva and may contribute to reducing risk of cavities, when added to a regular home oral care routine of twice daily brushing with fluoridated toothpaste and daily cleaning between teeth. 🦷


February is National Month. Gum disease is one of the most common dental problems adults face, and it can begin at just about any age.

Our goal is to provide all of our patients with the general and preventive dental care they need to avoid gum disease. Call to book your appointment today.


Dealing with tooth sensitivity? Here are some tips you can do at home:

⚡️ Use a very soft bristle tooth brush, with low abrasive tooth paste
⚡️ Brush correctly and do not over brush
⚡️ Use a tooth paste specially formulated to soothe the nerve endings in the tooth
⚡️ Use a high concentration fluoride toothpaste (given to you by the dental professional) to strengthen the tooth surface

Please call to book an appointment with us if your tooth sensitivity persists.

Learn more:


Hey Southern Coast of Labrador, Dr. Peckford will be visiting soon.

Mary's Harbour
● February 3, 2024
● February 4, 2024

○February 5 - 13, 2024

Call St Anthony Family Dental Clinic @ 1-709-454-0226 to have your name added to our call list!

We will see you there!!


Routinely lift your child’s lip to check for anything on the teeth or in the mouth. If you see white chalky or brown spots on the teeth, consult your dentist. Learn more: 👶🦷


Research has found that periodontal disease is higher in men (56.4%) than in women (38.4%), and it may also impact other areas of men's health such as prostate health, heart disease, impotence, and cancer. Learn more:

Be sure to schedule your regular hygiene appointment where our hygienist will examine you for signs of periodontal disease and other potential concerns during your cleaning.


A research team used a simple mouth rinse to see if white blood cell levels in the saliva could be linked to signs of heart disease. 🤯

Read more:


babies are born with all 20 primary teeth already in their jaws? Sometime around 6 months of age, the first teeth break through the gums (usually in the lower front).

To learn more about when primary teeth usually emerge:


Start the new year right with a sparkling smile! Get your teeth checked and cleaned in 2024. Contact us today to book your appointment! ✨


Happy New Year Labrador!

Dr. Green D.D.S. is coming your way.

Mary's Harbour
January 3-5

St. Lewis
January 5-8

January 8-13

For appointments please reach out to us in St. Anthony @ 1-709-454-0226


You can contact the clinics once they have arrived

Mary's Harbour:

St. Lewis:

1-709-931-2450 ext.5


Here are 3 reasons to take your child for dental exams:

✅You can find out if the cleaning you do at home is working.
✅Your dentist can find problems right away and fix them.
✅Your child can learn that going to the dentist helps prevent problems.

To learn more:



Dr. Linda Goodyear is in Forteau now taking appointments, please call 1-709-931-2450 extension 5

Dr. Goodyear will be there December 14-21, 2023


you should wait at least 60 minutes to brush your teeth after eating foods containing citric acid, like oranges, grapefruits, and lemons? Brushing too soon can be bad for your teeth because these acidic foods weaken tooth enamel and brushing too quickly can remove the enamel. 🪥

Learn more:


The new year is fast approaching, so make sure to schedule your appointment today to achieve the perfect smile for 2024 before your benefits expire!⏱️


Do you know what to do if you knock out a tooth? Proper emergency action can save the tooth so that it can be replanted successfully and last for years to come. 🦷

1. Pick up the tooth by the crown, not the root
2. Rinse gently if dirty with water
3. Reposition the tooth in the socket immediately
4. If the tooth can't be placed in the socket, put it in milk or your mouth next to your cheek
5. See a dentist or endodontist within 30 minutes of the injury

Learn more:


Dr. David Ropson D.D.S. will be in Forteau November 27 - November 30, 2023.

For appointments, please contact us at 1-709-454-0226 on Monday.

You can leaves messages over the weekend, and be sure to clearly include your name, phone number, and a short description of what you need :).

Stay Tuned Labrador for more dentists coming your way.


It's November, which means it's !

Symptoms may include the following:
❗️Pain in the jaw muscles
❗️Pain in the neck and shoulders
❗️Chronic headaches
❗️Jaw muscle stiffness
❗️Limited movement or locking of the jaw
❗️Ear pain, pressure, fullness, ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
❗️Grating in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth
❗️A bite that feels “off”
❗️Vision problems

If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, call our clinic to book an appointment with your dentist to discuss a treatment plan that works for you.

To learn more:


Dr. Linda Goodyear D.D.S. will be in Forteau Dental Clinic from November 14-23, 2023.

If you would like to be scheduled for an appointment please contact our St. Anthony Office @ 1-709-454-0226.

Which Halloween treats are the worst for your teeth? Dentists weigh in | CBC News 10/31/2023

This Halloween, keep cavities out of your mouth by understanding the treats that go in it! Can you guess which ones are "Friends" and which are "Foes"?

✅Sugar-free gum

❗️Caramels, licorice, dried fruit
❗️Hard candy, jaw breakers, and lollipops

Read the full article here:

Which Halloween treats are the worst for your teeth? Dentists weigh in | CBC News Dr. Jacklyn Scurk says you can minimize the damage to your teeth by being choosy with your candy.


Dr. Paul Hurley is now in Forteau for dental appointments please contact our st. Anthony office @ 1-709-454-0226 or 1-709-454-3230.


Here are 4 reasons why you should avoid biting your nails 💅:

1. Transfer of bacteria from your hands to mouth.
2. It can cause your teeth to shift out of their normal position.
3. It can cause the roots of your teeth to become weaker.
4. It can result in chipped teeth.


Dentists are on the way to Southern Labrador Coast!

Dr. Peckford will be arriving September 29, 2023 - October 9, 2023

Dr. Hurley will be arriving October 16, 2023 - October 19, 2023

Dr. Goodyear will be arriving October 21, 2023 - October 26, 2023

St. Lewis:
Dr. Peckford will be in October 10, 2023 - October 11, 2023.

Dr. Goodyear will be in October 18, 2023 and October 20, 2023

Mary's Harbour:
Dr. Peckford will be arriving October 12, 2023 to October 14, 2023

Dr. Goodyear will be arriving October 15, 2023 - October 17, 2023

If you have any questions please call St. Anthony Family Dental @ 1-709-454-0226


Did you know a healthy smile is good for your heart? When your dental hygienist reminds you to brush, floss, and rinse daily, it’s not just to protect the health of your teeth. Learn more:

Schedule your appointment with our fantastic dental hygienists: (709) 454-0226


Our teeth may naturally darken as we get older and their appearance can be affected by build-up of surface stains. Our clinic offers teeth bleaching that is capable of lightening the shades of teeth. Call 709-454-0226 to see if teeth whitening is a suitable treatment for you!


St. Anthony Family Dental will be closed for the morning of August 23, 2023 from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. due to a planned outtage by NL Hydro.

If you are scheduled for an appointment on the morning of August 23, 2023 and have not heard from us about your appointment, please contact us A.S.A.P @ 709-454-0226.


Toothbrushes can have germs on them even after rinsing that could raise the risk of infection, especially for people with immune suppression. Therefore, it's recommended that you do not share toothbrushes. 🪥

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2 Maraval Road
St. Anthony, NL

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 8pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 8pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm

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