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Should You Whiten Before Cosmetic Treatments?

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Considering cosmetic dentistry to smoothen out your smile? There are many procedures such as veneers, bonding or fillings that are quite popular. However, we recommend considering whitening your teeth first, and here’s why: Dental work can’t whiten If you have dental restorations done (fillings, crowns or veneers), these materials will be custom made according to the color of your natural teeth. Made up of ceramic materials, these restorations won’t respond to the bleaching solution. Superficial stains that accumulate on your dental work can be removed but the foundational color will always remain the same. Hence, if you decide to whiten … Continue reading

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

Everything You Need to Know About Bleeding Gums

Do your gums tend to bleed every time you brush or floss? Sensitive gums that bleed are far more common than you may think but there are several underlying factors that could be at play here. Depending on the root cause of your bleeding gums, we can either recommend a few simple remedies or commence a more intensive process! One of the most common causes for bleeding gums is gingivitis. This is a condition that occurs with an accumulation of plaque along your gum and teeth. Naturally, if this buildup is neglected and your daily flossing isn’t observed, your gums … Continue reading

Dental Veneers Maintenance and Home Care

If you just completed a Wyndham smile makeover with porcelain veneers, we know how excited you are to enjoy the results. But it’s also important to take special steps to ensure that you protect your dental work for as long as possible. Follow these important dental veneer care tips: Floss Your Veneers Daily First things first: flossing will not pull your veneers or other dental work off. But not flossing can lead to bacteria seeping under the edges of your veneers, causing them to eventually come loose. To properly floss around a veneer, wrap the strand in a “C” shape … Continue reading