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Dentures Aren’t Just for Seniors

March 23, 2023

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Smiling man with denturesDentures have been used for generations to replace missing teeth; however, they are often associated with the elderly. Although there isn’t any age requirement for dentures, studies have found that people over 40 are most likely to get them. Younger adults can be too embarrassed to visit their dentist for dentures because of the social stigma. Despite people in their 20s and 30s already having missing teeth, only 53% of those with tooth loss got their first pair of dentures before the age of 44. Age is just a number when it comes to treating tooth loss. Here’s why it’s never too early to invest in a complete smile.


Using Veneers for an Instantly Straighter Smile

February 18, 2023

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Four veneers lined up in a row

For many people, straightening teeth is a lengthy process that involves wearing braces for months or years on end. But did you know that there’s another way to get the perfectly aligned smile that you’ve been dreaming about? With veneers, you can have your crooked teeth corrected in as little as two appointments. Here’s what you need to know about this treatment and when it can be a viable alternative to traditional orthodontics.


How Exercise Can Prevent Gum Disease

November 17, 2022

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A dentist explaining the relationship between gum disease and exercise

Most people just focus on cleaning their mouths to protect their oral health. In particular, they remember to brush their teeth twice daily, floss once daily and rinse with mouthwash as needed. However, did you know physical activity can also help your teeth and gums? Indeed, research shows that staying fit can prevent gum infection. If you’d like to learn more, your East York dentist has the scoop. Read on to learn how gum disease and exercise don’t get along, with the latter working to stop the former.


When is the Best Time to Replace Your Dentures?

September 8, 2022

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Two dentures sitting on a desk

Some patients believe that dentures last a lifetime. “These appliances replace lost teeth,” the thinking goes, “so they surely work as long as the real things can.” Unfortunately, dentures can’t and don’t last forever. They’re temporary restorations, meaning they need to be switched out after a certain point. That said, you may not know when the switch ought to happen. Luckily, your East York dentist is here to tell you. Read on to learn why it’s vital to change dentures and the four signs that it’s time to do so.


4 Factors That Affect the Cost of Dentures

August 24, 2022

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person with dentures smiling

Dentures are a great way to replace several or a whole mouth full of missing teeth. they give you back about 20-25% of your bite power, which makes it easier for you to eat certain foods to get the nutrition you need to maintain a healthy smile and body. If you’re considering getting dentures, you may be wondering how much it will cost. Read on to learn about four factors that impact the cost of dentures so you can get an idea of how expensive your new restorations will be.


Can You Get Invisalign After Braces?

August 5, 2022

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person holding Invisalign aligner and smiling

According to Humana, over 4 million Americans wear braces. With 25% of them being adults, it isn’t unusual to know someone going through orthodontic treatment. If you had braces when you were younger and have since noticed that your teeth began shifting back to their original position, you may be wondering if there’s anything you can do about it. Read on to learn about getting Invisalign after braces and whether it’s possible.


How Many Dental Implants Do I Need?

May 13, 2022

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dentist showing a patient a model of dental implants

For someone who has only lost a single natural tooth, replacing it with one dental implant and a crown is fairly simple. If you’re missing multiple or even all of your teeth, though, the number of dental implants you’ll need isn’t quite as clear-cut. After all, it usually isn’t necessary to place a dedicated implant for every individual tooth. So, how many dental implants will it take to restore your smile? Here are some questions your dentist must ask to determine the answer!


5 Tips to Give Your Smile a Spring Cleaning!

March 26, 2022

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Woman smiling

Now that winter is over and the weather is beginning to warm up, it’s the perfect time to start cleaning out all of the clutter that’s accumulated over the past few months. While you may be in the habit of doing this every year, have you ever thought about how you are going to freshen up your smile for spring cleaning? Continue reading to learn some steps that you can take to tidy your smile and maintain excellent oral health.


BPA-Free Dental Restorations are Possible

February 20, 2022

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Biocompatible dental material for fillingWhen purchasing a plastic product, you look for BPA-free labels to avoid the potential adverse health complications. As a result, you might be surprised to learn the chemical is in many dental restorations, like fillings and sealants. Research suggests BPA can cause issues with brain development and reproductive systems, so why would it be used in your dental care? Don’t worry, you have other options. Your dentist can use biocompatible dental materials to promote a healthy mouth and body.


What Does It Mean If Your Toothache Suddenly Fades Away?

January 8, 2022

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Woman with toothache pressing her cheek with painful expression

Has an annoying toothache suddenly disappeared? If your tooth pain has subsided, you may feel like you have nothing to worry about. Unfortunately, that could not be further from the truth. Ignoring a toothache, even if it is mild or the pain comes and goes, can have serious, long-lasting consequences. Keep reading to discover why seeing a dental professional about tooth pain is important for your oral health.

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