Dental News

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 … Continue reading

Four Benefits of Bonding

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Dental bonding (also called cosmetic bonding) is an aesthetic service that we offer in our Wyndham dentist office. Although not as popular as whitening and dental veneers, bonding can make a huge impact in the overall look of your smile because of how effective it is.   Bonding is essentially a tooth-coloured resin that we shape over your tooth to fill in a surface flaw.   Instant Results A bonding treatment requires very little time and can be completed in one appointment. Sometimes, it can be completed the same day that you visit us for an emergency (such as a … Continue reading

How Quickly Can Braces Straighten My Teeth?

If you’re thinking about getting teeth straightening in Wyndham — for yourself, your child, or your teen — you probably want to know how long the process takes to complete. When it comes to teeth straightening, the length of the orthodontic process depends on several factors, such as: Age of the patient The type of braces being used How misaligned the teeth are Positioning of the jaws   To get the quickest answer on how long you need to wear braces, you’ll want to briefly visit with our Wyndham dentists for a consultation and exam. From there, we’ll evaluate each … Continue reading

At What Point Do I Need a Filling?

You think you might have a cavity. But you’ve been holding off seeing our Wyndham dentists until you’re sure that there’s something going on. Right now, your tooth doesn’t really hurt. You only feel a small twinge every now and then. But how can you know — for certain — that you need to go ahead and get a filling?   Cavities Don’t Always Hurt Did you know it was possible to have a large cavity without any symptoms of pain? Some cavities hurt while others do not. Other signs you can look for include rough edges, sensitivity to sweets, … Continue reading