Dental News

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?

man with missing tooth

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

Woman choosing veneer color

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 people get … 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 to … Continue reading

Are My Wisdom Teeth Coming In?

Woman having a wisdom tooth

Your wisdom teeth are the final set of molars to erupt in the mouth. Depending on your age, they can come in during the teenage years or as late as the mid to late-20s. During your routine exams, we’ll take periodic X-rays (every 3-5 years) to view the inside of your jaw and see how the third molars are developing. But whether your wisdom teeth are coming in or not, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’ll need to be removed.   Wisdom Tooth Evaluations in Wyndham Let our Wyndham dentist know if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms: Swollen, … Continue reading

Should I Get a Denture?

Man with denture eating apple

Have you suffered with dental problems for a long time? Perhaps you’ve wondered if, like your parents, it’s just best to go ahead and have your remaining teeth removed and get a denture. While dentures are beneficial and efficient for replacing all of your teeth at one time, there are a few important things you should keep in mind. Dentures aren’t as “good” as having your natural teeth. For individuals who “just want their teeth out” and get dentures, the adjustment to the larger, removable prosthesis is usually more than what they expected. Other than dental implants, there isn’t any … Continue reading

Why Healthy Dental Patients Need Regular Checkups

You’ve always had great teeth, haven’t had a cavity in years, and between two kids, a dog, and your favourite hobby, are busier than ever. When it comes time to schedule your next dental appointment, you think to yourself, “It’s ok to skip this one. I don’t usually have any dental problems.” Before you realize it, it’s been three years since your last checkup. While it may not seem like a big deal to see a dentist every six months, it’s just as important for our Wyndham patients with healthy teeth as it is for people with chronic dental problems. … Continue reading

When are Dental Implants Appropriate?

man choosing implant at the dentist

Dental implants are a great alternative treatment for replacing missing teeth. Compared to conventional restorations, they also offer the best return on investment. But when is the right time to consider them, and are there ever situations when getting an implant isn’t appropriate? At What Age? Implants are only for patients whose mouths are fully developed and matured, so most individuals will need to be at least 18 years old or so before considering this permanent restoration. It’s not that it isn’t safe, but it’s important to wait until their facial features are fully formed. How Many Teeth Need to … Continue reading

Common Symptoms of Tooth Decay

woman with cavity

“Do I have a cavity?” It’s a question we hear a lot at Wyndham Dental, and for those of us who tend to get cavities fairly frequently, it’s not a surprise. But if it’s been years since you’ve had — or you’ve been lucky enough to never have — a cavity, it’s a logical thing to ask.   Signs to Look For Aside from need a clinical exam and digital X-rays to thoroughly screen for smaller cavities, here are a few symptoms to keep your eye out for:   Discoloration or darkening. Not all cavities are dark holes on your … Continue reading

Flossing: How to do it Right

woman flossing her teeth

Many people don’t know how to floss properly.  The dental therapists and hygienists at Wyndham Dental can show you some tips that will help you improve your technique. When to Floss: Flossing should be a part of your daily routine.  Preferably you would floss after each meal, but we know this is not always realistic.  Your goal should be to at least floss once per day.  A great time to do this is at night, before bed, and after you’ve brushed your teeth. Tips to Help with Better Flossing:  There is more to flossing than just sliding a string between … Continue reading