Dental News

Invisalign vs. Braces: The Best Choice for Adults

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A straight smile isn’t just a beautiful accessory that can help you feel more confident. It’s also crucial to ensuring that you have the healthiest teeth, gums, and TMJ for years to come. That’s why so many adults choose to invest in orthodontic treatment later on in life. If you’re at the point of deciding which type of braces are right for you, you’ve probably asked yourself, “Should I get braces or Invisalign?” The answer, almost always, is “it depends.” Here are some different reasons why you may need to choose one over the other.   Conventional Braces Traditional orthodontics … Continue reading

How Gum Disease Affects Your Health

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If you didn’t already know it, gum disease — also called periodontitis or periodontal disease — is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. But it’s not just your smile that’s at risk. Having active gum disease can lead to a host of other health complications if left untreated.   Here are just a few: Diabetes — Gum disease makes it difficult, if not impossible, to manage glucose levels in people with diabetes. Researchers have suggested that the cyclic condition of glucose and gum disease constantly worsening the other is best treated through improved dental care.   Cardiovascular Disease, … Continue reading

Five Reasons to Invest in a Straighter Smile

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If you think getting braces as an adult is something that’s more of an “elective” procedure, think again. At Wyndham Dental, our patients choose to straighten their smiles for a variety of reasons, some of which you may have never considered.   To Manage TMJ Disorder Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (“TMJ” or “TMD”) is a painful condition that causes headaches, limited range of motion, and jaw pain. Sometimes, it’s exacerbated by a misalignment between the upper and lower teeth. If your TMJ has to make atypical movements to chew properly, it can lead to overall fatigue. Braces may help that.   … Continue reading

Caring for Your New Crown

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Now that your new “cap” is in place over your tooth, you want to make sure that your investment lasts as long as possible. As with any other type of dental restoration, your crown will need regular maintenance and care to ensure that it stays in place for several years.   Here are several important tips to help you get started:   Floss Around Your Crown Daily Your crown is designed to tightly hug itself around the tooth that’s underneath. The margins (edges) of your cap will need to be cleaned thoroughly each day. Otherwise bacteria will want to cling … Continue reading

Top Causes of Cavities

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Do you or certain members of your family tend to get cavities more often than other people? Even if you’re not eating sweets or lollies regularly, there could be reasons why tooth decay is popping up more frequently than you feel it should.   Sodas and Sports Drinks From the diet soda you sip in the afternoon to the popular sports drink you hydrate with at the gym each day, these liquids are loaded with natural sugars and acids. As liquids, they can reach all areas of your teeth, causing the enamel to weaken more quickly than most people think. … 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

Low Cost Cosmetic Dentistry

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A smile makeover can seem like quite the investment.  Patients with a tighter budget don’t have to feel discouraged.  Wyndham Dental offers several cosmetic dentistry options that are affordable and easily fit into both your short and long-term goals.   Bonding If your teeth are slightly crooked and discoloured, you could benefit from cosmetic bonding.  This is a composite type material that’s available in a variety of shades. Our Wyndham dentist will bond it to the front of teeth with minor irregularities, expertly sculpting the material to give you a more uniform smile. Bonding will need to be replaced more … Continue reading

Adults in Orthodontics

Invisalign braces

Is it possible to get straighter teeth with adult orthodontic treatment, without the need for metal braces?  Wyndham patients may be amazed at the invisible technology of what Invisalign clear aligners have to offer.   What is Invisalign? Invisalign is known as a unique orthodontic system that uses a series of removable clear aligners that fit over your teeth to systematically straighten them. They’re computer-generated, custom fit trays that are nearly invisible when worn.   What are the Benefits of Invisalign? “Invisibility” Metal wires and brackets with traditional braces leave most adults wanting to hide out until their treatment is … Continue reading

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

The Process of Planning Your New Dental Veneers

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You’ve decided to treat yourself to a smile makeover, and dental veneers in Wyndham offer all of the features you’re looking for: whiter teeth, a straighter smile, and fast results. But getting veneers takes a little extra planning compared to just getting a filling or two.   When you visit Wyndham Dental to begin the dental veneers process, our experienced team will walk you through several steps of your smile makeover, such as:   How Many Veneers You Need When you smile in a photograph, how many teeth are visible? Most of our patients start with six veneers, but some … Continue reading