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COVID-19 impact on mercury fillings

May 14th, 2020|

The Impact on Mercury Fillings: Getting them Removed after COVID-19 Removing and replacing mercury fillings has been a long-standing discussion for many of our patients who are looking to get healthier and better. With the new regulations, and changes as we come back to our [...]

Big Changes in Dental Due to COVID-19

May 13th, 2020|

COVID-19 impact on dentistry There has been a lot of appropriate focus and concern regarding COVID-19 patients and the consequences of our health systems. “Flattening the curve” and social distancing is critical to delaying the spread and preventing our hospitals from being overrun. However, [...]

How Restorative Dentistry will change post COVID-19

May 12th, 2020|

Big Changes in Dental Due to COVID-19 If you have ever had dental fillings, crowns, root canals, bridges, implants, or veneers, then you have had “restorative dentistry”. It is called ‘restorative’ because we remove what’s broken or decayed and ‘restore’ with another tooth-like material, like [...]

There’s No Shame in One Little Cavity

March 25th, 2020|

A Cavity is (Almost) Normal There are very few people who have never experienced at least one cavity in their lifetime. However, if you are one of the lucky ones who make it into adulthood without so much as a cavity, congratulations! But you’re not [...]

When to Start Orthodontic Treatment

March 18th, 2020|

Think Your Child is Too Young for Orthodontic Treatment? Think Again Parents are often surprised when we recommend assessing their young child for orthodontics. Maybe they believe the common misconception about waiting for adult teeth before considering braces or other orthodontic procedures. But the [...]

DIY Dental: Don’t Believe the Internet. Unless You Read it Here

March 11th, 2020|

Gambling with DIY Dental It’s amazing that there are so many people willing to believe what they read on the internet. Yet often enough we see patients in our practice who have been using home remedies and natural products to do DIY dental. They [...]

The Less Obvious Benefits Of Straight Teeth

March 4th, 2020|

Here are some of the less obvious (but More Important!) ways that straight teeth will help you! Braces aren’t just for teenagers anymore and straightening crooked teeth with braces or Invisalign is becoming more and more common among adults. However, the reason for doing so [...]

Isn’t Brushing Your Teeth a Simple Thing?

February 26th, 2020|

It's All About Brushing Your Teeth You learned about the importance of brushing your teeth as a child and have been doing it (at least twice a day, right?) ever since. You would think that with so many years of practice that we would all [...]

Instagram is Ruining Your Smile

February 19th, 2020|

People would generally agree that overall, the Internet is making things better for us, though in some ways it’s making things worse. Social media, in particular Instagram, where everyone has the opportunity to share too much about their lives, deals people blows to their [...]

Don’t Waste Your Time With Bonding

February 5th, 2020|

Veneers are the long term option instead of Bonding Bonding and veneers are popular cosmetic procedures used to correct damaged, discoloured or misshapen teeth. A lot of people think that bonding and veneers are essentially the same thing. Many people come into our office [...]

Common Cosmetic Dentistry Mistakes – Ignoring The Gums

January 29th, 2020|

Keeping the Gums Healthy Means a  Healthy Smile Cosmetic dentistry is more popular than ever, and people want to improve their smile to boost their confidence and change their look. One of the aspects of smile design that people and dentists sometimes overlook is the [...]

Common Cosmetic Dentistry Mistakes – Whiter Teeth vs Natural Colour

January 22nd, 2020|

50 Shades of Whiter Teeth Our last several blogs have covered a few of the common cosmetic dentistry mistakes that cause smile makeovers to end badly. In this blog, we’ll talk about one aspect of cosmetic dentistry that seems simple but can have a huge [...]

Common Cosmetic Dentistry Mistakes – Forgetting About Para-Function

January 15th, 2020|

How Grinding Teeth Can Derail Cosmetic Treatments Our last several blog posts were meant to educate both dentists and patients about the six most common cosmetic dentistry mistakes that can cause restorations, such as dental veneers, to go off the rails. These mistakes can result [...]

Common Cosmetic Dentistry Mistakes – Dental Restoration Materials Matter

January 8th, 2020|

The materials used in cosmetic dentistry have come a long way since the late 1920s when the first veneers (which were really more like removable acrylic tooth caps) began appearing in Hollywood. Since then, the research and advancement in porcelain, resins and bonding materials in [...]

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