Investing In Health: Why Dental Implants Are Worth The Cost

If your dentist has recommended that you get dental implants, you may be concerned with the cost. Although, implants do not cost as much as other dental procedures, and may seem like an expense you can do without. However, in order to invest in your long-term oral health, you need to spend a little bit now to save your mouth later. Dental implants are worth the cost because of the overall effect they have on your oral health. If your… Read more »

Things To know About Full Mouth Restoration

For many Canadians, long-term dental health is an afterthought. However, ignoring your oral health can result in tooth decay, fractured teeth, worn out enamel and gum disease. Also, there are some dental health issues that are out of our control, like how our bite is formed and teeth grinding. Some people are so ashamed of the state of their mouths that they are embarassed of their smile. If you are plagued by multiple oral health problems and want a better… Read more »

Are Dental Implants Painful?

When it comes to dental implantation surgery there are two approaches. You can have the implants placed in one stage or in multiple stages. As with any surgery there may be some discomfort but the aftermath is worth it. Dental implants are not painful once they have settled in your mouth. It is only the after effects of the surgery that can cause some pain, but it is usually minimal and your dentist will prescribe something to help you deal… Read more »

Material Options For Dental Implants

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into the jaw to support a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are safe, sturdy and a common option for people who have lost teeth after a bout with periodontal disease or injury. Depending on the state of your jaw, your dentist may propose one of two types of implant: an endosteal implant or a subperiosteal implant. What is an endosteal implant? An endosteal implant is surgically embedded into… Read more »

How to Choose the Right Toothbrush

According to the Canadian Dental Association, there are four important steps to consider when choosing a toothbrush: Head, Name, Size and Power. The key to excellent oral hygiene is keeping your mouth free of bacteria, plaque and any other unwanted buildup. The right toothbrush will help keep your teeth clean, free of germs and make you want to smile and show off those pearly whites. Head: Finding the right head is essential when selecting a toothbrush. Soft, rounded bristles are… Read more »

10 Reasons your Gums could be Inflamed

The shape of your gums is crucial to your overall oral health. If your gums are inflamed and are causing you discomfort, visiting your dentist at your earliest convenience is essential. Although most people think that gum problems are isolated to the mouth, but in reality they can affect your overall health. Inflamed gums can be a sign of much worse problems to come. It’s hard to prevent gum inflammation if you don’t know the cause, so we’ve created a… Read more »

What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

There’s nothing more refreshing on a summer day or after a vigorous workout session than a big glass of ice cold water. Unfortunately for some, that euphoric sensation is trumped by severe pain. Tooth sensitivity strikes when the layer that lies underneath your teeth, known as the dentin, becomes exposed. This exposure can be from receding gum tissue (the protective cover that blankets your tooth’s roots). The roots are not covered by hard enamel like your teeth and are made… Read more »

Periodontal Therapy Treatments

Periodontal therapy treats the bone structures surrounding your teeth. To treat bone structures, we have to treat the gums that cover them. When gums are infected, nearby bone recedes, often permanently. Healthy gums mean healthy bones. Most people don’t have healthy gums. To clean them up and preserve your underlying bone, there are both nonsurgical and surgical options. Nonsurgical Options Dental cleaning Many problems in the guns start with a simple problem: calculus under the gums. Calculus is petrified plaque…. Read more »

How do you Take a Dental Impression?

There are two ways to take a dental impression: the old-fashioned way that involves gross fluids sitting in your mouth for a while, and the new way that uses technology to create highly accurate models with a minimum of discomfort. The Old Way In traditional dental impressions, the dentist selects a horseshoe tray that approximately fits a patient’s teeth. The dentist then fills this tray with a thick, rapidly hardening material, like alginate (refined sea algae) or polyvinyl siloxane, a… Read more »

Can you Wear Invisalign Braces While you Sleep?

Invisalign are thermoplastic braces that are virtually invisible to the naked eye. They work by placing pressure on teeth, which in turn helps the bone holding your teeth in place respond to this pressure and recede in the proper direction. As the tooth moves into this recession, bone fills in from the other side. Over time, this causes a re-alignment of the teeth. This works best with near-constant pressure. As a result, not only can you wear Invisalign braces while… Read more »