Dental News

Why Should Missing Teeth be Replaced?

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You’ve had an excruciating toothache for a few days. Now that you’ve been able to get in to see our Wyndham dentists, it’s decided that the best option is to have your tooth extracted. Mainly, because there’s just not enough healthy structure left to restore. Removing your tooth provides timely pain relief.   But it’s not the end of the story. After having a tooth pulled, you’ll want to get it replaced in a timely manner. Here’s why:   Your Opposite Tooth Can “Super-Erupt” Each tooth is designed to have a biting partner in the opposite arch. But if one … Continue reading

Why Healthy Dental Patients Need Regular Checkups

You’ve always had great teeth, haven’t had a cavity in years, and between two kids, a dog, and your favourite hobby, are busier than ever. When it comes time to schedule your next dental appointment, you think to yourself, “It’s ok to skip this one. I don’t usually have any dental problems.” Before you realize it, it’s been three years since your last checkup. While it may not seem like a big deal to see a dentist every six months, it’s just as important for our Wyndham patients with healthy teeth as it is for people with chronic dental problems. … Continue reading

Common Symptoms of Tooth Decay

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“Do I have a cavity?” It’s a question we hear a lot at Wyndham Dental, and for those of us who tend to get cavities fairly frequently, it’s not a surprise. But if it’s been years since you’ve had — or you’ve been lucky enough to never have — a cavity, it’s a logical thing to ask.   Signs to Look For Aside from need a clinical exam and digital X-rays to thoroughly screen for smaller cavities, here are a few symptoms to keep your eye out for:   Discoloration or darkening. Not all cavities are dark holes on your … Continue reading

How Flossing Regularly Can Improve Your Dental Health

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Brushing your teeth and flossing more frequently are common reminders that we often hear from our local dentists, but when it comes time to actually going through our daily routine, it isn’t unusual for us to skip one of these tasks–with flossing being the most regularly forgotten. In the moment, we don’t really think of skipping this routine as being such a big deal. However, flossing daily can drastically help to maintain your dental health as it is a vital part of keeping your teeth clean and healthy. Benefits of Flossing Appearance – Plaque can easily build up on the … Continue reading

Teeth cleaning for a better quality of life

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Teeth cleaning coupled with dental hygiene checkups on a regular basis are perhaps the most crucial service that a dental professional can perform. The two cannot only prevent damage to the teeth but can also be helpful in extending dental restorations’ lifespan. In addition, this is the best investment one can make when it comes to the health of the gums, teeth, and the whole body. Preventive dentistry is the type of dentistry that you don’t require a license for you to practice. Your responsibility is to practice proper oral hygiene which includes brushing your teeth at least two times … Continue reading

Why having your teeth cleaned is so important

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 Do you know that your teeth are continually bathed in saliva which contains calcium and other substances? Those ingredients actually help strengthen and protect the dentition? Although this is a good thing, it also means that we tend to get a build-up of calcium deposits on the teeth. This chalky substance will sooner or later build up over time, like limescale in a pipe or kettle. Often times, it is tooth colored and can easily be mistaken as part of the dentition, but it also can vary in color – from brown to black, depending on the duration the plaque … Continue reading

Get the kids excited for brushing and flossing!

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Have you heard the saying “old habits die hard”? It’s true – it’s hard to break habits, even the good ones. If you make brushing and flossing a non-negotiable rule in early childhood, as your children grow they’re more likely to keep taking care of their teeth.So how do you establish great habits that will protect your kids’ teeth? By making brushing and flossing a fun and positive experience when they are little!Here are some ideas: Brush your teeth at the same time. Kids love copying mum and dad, especially when you make a big deal about it. Add some … Continue reading

How to prevent tooth decay

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Cavities take quite along time to develop, in fact, with regular visits, your dentist can often detect changes in your tooth enamel long before a hole develops. Holes in teeth begin when bacteria that is fueled by sugars in your saliva starts eroding the good minerals in your teeth and breaks down tooth enamel. As the enamel wears away, cavities start to develop. Eating or drinking sugary or starchy foods feed the bad bacterial that attacks tooth enamel and causes an ‘acid attack’. If you eat sugary or starchy foods often, and you don’t clean your teeth after eating these … Continue reading