Dental News

What to Expect During a Scale and Clean

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When you come in for your Scale and Clean at Wyndham Dental, there’s a lot more that goes on than just the polishing of your teeth! A Scale and Clean is a vital part of your oral hygiene since it helps identify oral diseases in their earliest stages- when they’re more affordable and far easier to treat! Aside from the removal of tartar buildup, here’s what else you can expect at your appointment:  Measurement of Gum levels Your gum levels play an important role in helping your teeth stay stable. Receding gums can lead to increased tooth sensitivity, which can … Continue reading

4 Dental Issues That Are Signs of Sleep Apnoea

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Wondering if you have sleep apnoea? There are several signs of this condition that you can’t quite miss- and some of them affect your oral health too! Here are some dental symptoms you’ll notice if you have sleep apnoea. Flattened teeth When you run your tongue along your teeth, do you find that they are sharp, rough around the edges and worn down? This is one of the most common signs of a sleeping disorder! This happens because your sleeping disorder deprives you of oxygen when asleep. Your bodily reaction to this is to clench your jaws tight. Over time … Continue reading

What is Gum Recession?

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Gum Recession is actually a very common dental condition. It can get progressively worse and escalate into a severe issue if it isn’t addressed, however. It can also make you rather self conscious of your smile and leave you with increased sensitivity. What Causes Gum Recession? There could be various factors at play when it comes to your receding gums. It can boil down to your genetic makeup and anatomy or be a habitual problem like brushing your teeth too hard, which is a more easily fixable situation. Other habitual factors include tobacco use and grinding/clenching your teeth and possible … Continue reading

How to Maintain Your Dental Implants

Recently got dental implants and wondering how to best maintain them? Your new implants aren’t that much different from your natural teeth. Not only are they similar to your natural smile in physical aspects but also in terms of maintenance! So, here’s what you need to do to make sure you don’t damage your new treatment! Floss daily A toothbrush can’t reach between your teeth or just below the gums the same way flossing can- this is what makes flossing so crucial for your everyday oral routine. All you have to do is wrap the floss around your implant and … Continue reading

Cosmetic Teeth Straightening: Everything You Need to Know

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Ever looked for an option that allowed you to straighten your teeth in the shortest possible time? Cosmetic alignment options might be something you want to consider! The more comprehensive procedures that take up to years usually involve addressing your entire bite. Cosmetic teeth straightening, on the other hand, is strictly limited to your front teeth- the ones most noticeable when you talk and smile. Hence, this is a treatment more dedicated to aesthetic purposes. Faster Results! It’s usually required to keep your braces on for at least 24 months or more to see results. There are far fewer teeth … Continue reading

Prep Your Child for a Dental Appointment!

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Is it your child’s first visit to the dentist? Or perhaps it’s not but they’ve had a bad experience in the past? It’s not unusual for our patients- specially the kids- to be anxious or scared of visits to the dentist. That’s why we’ve put together a few tips for all you parents wondering how to lessen the anxiety for your children. Here’s what you can do: Play ‘dentist’ Children will naturally fear what they know little about. You can help them get comfortable with the thought of a dentist by role-playing as a practitioner with your child. You can … Continue reading

Do You Need Root Canal Therapy?

When would you need root canal therapy? Usually when the root of your tooth is infected. This is a situation that cannot go ignored since it definitely doesn’t go away on its own! Professional treatment is a MUST so here are the symptoms you need to know about: A toothache The most common symptom of any oral-hygiene related issue is a toothache. A toothache can start off as a subtle ache but if left ignored, it can become an intense, throbbing pain that even over-the-counter medicine can’t fix! Sensitivity to temperature Do you experience any discomfort when your teeth come … Continue reading

6 STEPS TO GETTING A DENTAL IMPLANT

Dental implants are used to replace a missing tooth. One of the main things you should know about getting one is that the procedure takes some time to complete. Here’s a step by step of what you can expect: Extraction/Bone Graft If your problematic tooth isn’t already missing, you’ll need to have it removed. In some cases, your dentist will be able to insert the implant immediately after the extraction. In other instances, we’ll need to remove the tooth and place a bone graft in the socket. Extraction Healing Time If you weren’t able to get your implant placed the … Continue reading

Veneers vs. Porcelain Crowns

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When it comes to enhancing the way your smile looks, there are numerous options to choose from. Two of the most popular choices include cosmetic veneers and porcelain crowns. But depending on your oral health needs, one may be more appropriate than the other.   Advantages to Veneers Placing a veneer over the front of a tooth changes the way it looks without “treating” the entire tooth. They’re ideal for everything from mild discoloration and crowding to smaller or misshaped teeth. When paired side by side, veneers are safe to treat the entire visible smile. Some of our patients refer … Continue reading

Flossing FAQs

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What is it about flossing that makes it so confusing and frustrating? If you’ve been wondering if you’re hurting yourself more than helping your smile, here are some of the most common FAQs asked at Wyndham Dental: Why does flossing make my gums bleed? The most common complaint people have about flossing is that it makes their gums bleed or hurt. This usually means that there is a case of gingivitis or gum disease going on. It can take up to two weeks of daily flossing for your gums to stop bleeding. Healthy gums don’t bleed, so if symptoms persist … Continue reading