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Do you suffer from sleep apnea?

SLEEP APNEA AND SNORING AIRWAYS ANALYSIS IN OUR CLINICS IN CALEDONIA AND SIMCOE, ONTARIO There are many causes for sleep apnea and snoring and ways to treat it. Working together with you and your physician, our dental team can help you reduce sleep apnea, improve sleep and prevent snoring. What to Expect Our clinic provides you with options to help analyze the cause of your sleep apnea and snoring and assist in treating it through orthodontics to re-position the bite, a night guard to prevent grinding and clenching, a sleep apnea appliance, oral surgery, or other methods that will assist in opening the airway and allowing you to breathe better. Results You will have a better understanding of your condition and how to best treat it for your overall health. BREATHE BETTER, SLEEP BETTER: SLEEP APNEA APPLIANCES Treating sleep apnea can be accomplished through a variety of methods, including a CPAP machine or surgical procedures. But did you know that [...]

By | January 28th, 2019|News|0 Comments

What is air abrasion?

WHAT IS AIR ABRASION? Air abrasion is a gentle spray of an air and powder mixture that removes tooth decay. It is a fast, pain-free alternative to a typical dental drill to repair small cavities. It is recommended for very small cavities as it removes less of your natural tooth than a dental drill and can prevent micro-cracks from occurring. The procedure is virtually painless, as the dentist can control the speed and intensity of the powder and air stream, and usually requires no freezing. Besides fillings, air abrasion is also useful for repairing chipped, fractured, and worn teeth, preparing for cosmetic dentistry, removing stains and spots, repairing old fillings and sealants, children’s dentistry, and repairing broken crowns and bridges. What to Expect The procedure is almost always painless, and you will not require local anesthetic. A thin stream of abrasive powder is directed at the area of decay on the tooth to remove it without odour, noise or vibration [...]

By | January 21st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Improve your teeth with cosmetic whitening

COSMETIC WHITENING If yellowed or stained teeth are keeping you from looking and feeling your best, cosmetic whitening may be the answer you are looking for. Our clinics offer different types of whitening, including a custom bleaching kit, the Kor Whitening System and Liquid Smile whitening pens, which can all be done conveniently at home and provide beautiful, professional results. What to Expect At-home whitening is easy and fast. After regular brushing and flossing, the whitening pen or tray is applied as per the directions. Some side effects of whitening include sensitivity and irritation to teeth and gums, which can usually be alleviated by certain procedures and toothpastes designed to treat sensitive teeth. It is important to note that fillings, crowns, bridges and other artificial teeth will not be whitened and may need to be replaced to match the new shade of your teeth. Results You can expect to notice a whiter, brighter more confident smile in a few weeks, [...]

By | January 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Oral surgery types

ORAL SURGERY TYPES Our clinics offer a variety of oral surgeries, including bone grafting. Oral surgery can be required for many reasons including accidents, dental implants, advanced tooth decay, nerve death in the tooth, abscess of tooth or gum tissue, impaction (particularly of wisdom teeth), insufficient room for permanent teeth to erupt, insufficient space for orthodontic appliances, alleviation of periodontal pockets and certain gum disease, crown lengthening, and cosmetic gum lifts to improve a smile. What to Expect Local anesthetic will be given prior to the procedure so that it will be pain free, and sedation is available. You may feel tugging, pulling or pressure during the treatment. After treatment, you will be given pain medication and instructions on how to care for the area to avoid infection or improper healing. You will usually visit the clinic for one or more follow up appointments to remove stitches and check healing. Results Your mouth will function better and improve overall oral [...]

By | January 7th, 2019|News|0 Comments