Dental News

Prep Your Child for a Dental Appointment!

Child Visiting Dentist

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

Choosing color for veneer

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

Man Flossing his teeth

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 … Continue reading

Is your child suffering from crooked teeth?

child-braces

Straightening those crooked teeth We use different types of braces to straighten crooked teeth in children to give them a beautiful and radiant smile for the many years to come. We offer both conventional metal braces as well as clear aligners depending on the needs of your child. For our adult patients, we have Invisalign braces which are clear and are worn like a gum guard. Your child may experience several complications such as jaw joint pain and wearing down of tooth surfaces if they have untreated crooked bite.  The best time to start orthodontic treatment (braces) is when your … Continue reading