NEWS AND ARTICLES

Cosmetic whitening may be the answer

Cosmetic whitening may be the answer 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...

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What is a sulcabrush?

What is a sulcabrush? The sulcabrush is a single-tuft brush designed to clean teeth effectively, near the gum line. Used in conjunction with dental floss, the brush can strengthen your oral hygiene routine, by helping remove plaque and reducing the chances of...

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Most common oral surgeries

Most common oral surgeries Our  Simcoe clinic offers 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...

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Implants are to replace missing teeth

Implants are to replace missing teeth. An implant consists of one or more artificial metal ‘roots’ in your jawbone and artificial teeth. They look, feel and perform just like natural teeth. What to Expect The implant is placed into the jawbone at the time of natural...

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Most common dental emergencies

If you have a dental emergency it is crucial to contact your dental office as soon as possible. If you had an injury to the mouth you know a trip to the dentist is immediately required. However, how do you know when emergency dental work is needed? If you experience...

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Why to remove wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth, which are commonly known to cause dental problems, are the last permanent teeth to erupt in a patient's late teens or early twenties. Not everyone needs to have these teeth removed, but removal can take care of symptoms you currently have or prevent...

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Do you have chipped teeth?

Chipped teeth should always be evaluated by a dentist to ensure the damage is assessed correctly. Depending on the size and location of the chip, there are a number of solutions available. • Enamel Shaping…A reshaping of the tooth to smooth the chip out • Bonding… A...

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A partial denture

A partial denture is one or more replacement teeth supported by a metal frame. It is removable and usually held in place in the mouth by metal clasps. What to Expect Before making the partial denture, any existing dental work that needs to be done to prepare will be...

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Root canal – removal of infected soft tissue

Root canal therapy is a way to remove infected soft tissue inside the tooth (known as the pulp) due to trauma or bacterial decay. Some patients may experience sensitivity to hot, and cold, pain, swelling or no symptoms at all prior to having a root canal. What to...

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Why does Dr. Alan Macdonald recommend daily flossing?

Why does Dr. Alan Macdonald recommend daily flossing? 90% of tooth decay occurs between the teeth, flossing can prevent this decay. That is because flossing is a vitally important part of your oral hygiene routine. By removing plaque that accumulates between your...

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Fillings – get them done!

Teeth can form cavities when sugar combines with bacteria in the mouth to form acid, which weakens the enamel when proper flossing and brushing are not done to remove it. These cavities can continue to grow in size, and even become painful, if not detected and...

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What to do about sensitive teeth

If taking a bite of ice cream or having a sip of a hot cup of coffee causes you pain then you might have sensitive teeth. Sometimes the painful sensation is a result of a cavity or crack, but more often than not it is cause by worn enamel or an exposed tooth root. One...

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Bridges, great solutions!

A bridge replaces one or more missing teeth. There are different types, but all are made of gold, porcelain, zirconia or a combination of these. A conventional bridge is made up of 2 crowns linked by a replacement tooth. Other types of bridges may only have one crown...

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Do you need dental implants?

Missing teeth can cause serious problems, and not just with your appearance. The shape of your face and jaw can change, your remaining teeth can drift out of place, and you may have trouble eating certain foods or speaking clearly. Dental implants are permanent...

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Crowns

Crowns A crown is the most common way to restore a single broken down tooth to its original size, shape and color. Crowns are made of gold, porcelain, new zirconia (artificial diamond), or a combination of these. The color of the crown is matched to your natural teeth...

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