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What Are the Cosmetic Benefits of Dental Implants?

April 11, 2024

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Close up of a woman with attractive teethIf you’ve lost a tooth or two, you might have noticed a few changes to your appearance. Besides a gap being the focal point of your smile, wrinkles and sagging skin are also consequences of tooth loss. You have several solutions to replace lost teeth, but only one method provides the most realistic results. Dental implants are the next best thing to your real teeth, both in terms of function and aesthetics. Here are a few cosmetic benefits of dental implants that aren’t possible using any other tooth replacement.


Do Dental Implants Get Stained Like Real Teeth?

February 14, 2024

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Close up of gloved hands holding dental shade guideA dental implant is the only tooth replacement treatment to mimic both the root and the crown. Not only do they look and feel natural, but dental implants are stain-resistant. That doesn’t mean you can stop brushing and flossing. Simple mistakes can make your dental implants look discolored. Not to mention, your real teeth are still vulnerable to staining. Here’s what you need to know to ensure your smile stays its brightest.


Can Veneers Get Cavities?

October 29, 2023

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Close up of woman’s teeth with veneersVeneers are a popular cosmetic procedure because they address many imperfections at once without needing extensive dental work. They cover the front surfaces of your teeth to improve their color, size, and shape. Although they create a barrier over your enamel, that doesn’t mean you can stop brushing your teeth. Veneers can’t get cavities, but your underlying and surrounding teeth are still vulnerable to decay. Here’s why you need to know to keep your smile cavity-free to get the most from your veneers.


What Causes Teeth to Change Colour?

June 7, 2023

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Closeup of a yellow smile

If you asked hundreds of people what made them insecure about their smile, one of the most common answers you’d get would inevitably be its colour.

That’s because there are plenty of ways that you can start to see your teeth yellow, especially if you’ve let your oral health slip. While professional teeth whitening can often help you to get a whiter smile, there are limits to what it can achieve depending on the type of stain you are dealing with.

With that in mind, here are a few ways that you could start to see your teeth turn yellow, along with what you can do to remedy the situation.


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.

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