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Please be advised that effective May 1, 2013 this clinic and all other clinics that are members of the 123Dentist.com Community Dentist Network will no longer be offering Air Miles(tm) reward miles. If you have any questions, please contact us at your earliest convenience. Thank...read more
Why would you need a tooth extraction? Normally if a tooth is damaged by decay or by a fracture, your dentist will probably attempt to repair the tooth with a crown, filling or bridge. It may sometimes be necessary to remove the tooth if the damage done is too extensive. Most extractions can be performed under a local anesthetic and don’t generally require anything more. Why would you need a tooth extraction? For some of the following reasons: If you tooth has extensive decay, or has broken or cracked, it is often the case that...read more
Dental Veneers are thin layers of material placed over your teeth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect a damage to a tooth’s surface. It can be sometimes made from a porcelain — porcelain resists stains better than a veneer that is made from resin composite materials. However, it is best to discuss to your dentist which one is suitable for you. Veneers can absolutely fixed a lot of tooth problems such as: teeth discoloration chipped teeth broken teeth misaligned teeth irregular shaped teeth teeth with...read more
The dentists can be a hassle for those who are anxious, those who have trouble keeping their mouth open for a long time and those who need multiple treatments. It can be uncomfortable, nerve racking and annoying. So we at Wesbrook Village Dental are able to pride ourselves on being able to provide Sedation Dentistry to any and all patients. Sedation Dentistry allows you to stay fully conscious, while being in a calm and at ease state. You’re able to respond to your dentist or hygienist, or any one of the team who are specialized in...read more
Scientists are taking notes from mother nature. Using the a similar adhesive that mussels use to stick to rocks, scientists are advancing towards preventing tooth sensitivity that affects millions around the world. Did you know that 3 out of 4 people have teeth that are sensitive to hot, cold, sweet or sour foods and drinks? Once the hard outer enamel layer and the soft underlying dentin wear away, tooth sensitivity can occur. Scientists cite the need for substances that rebuild both enamel and dentin at the same time, although there are some...read more
Are you one of those people who cover their mouth when they speak? Or chew gum whenever they’re talking to another person? Then you really have to know the basic steps in teeth cleaning and see how you can improve your teeth with effective teeth cleaning tips. Here are a few tips on how to properly do your teeth cleaning. Make sure you allot time for this in your daily routine. First, brush your teeth using toothpaste with fluoride at least twice a day for two minutes or more. You should not brush your teeth immediately after you eat...read more
Admit it, everyone is addicted to Hollywood. In fact, everyone is constantly waiting with bated breath about the latest gossips surrounding their favorite celebrity. Everyone is just dazzled by the bright stars of Hollywood who constantly seem to shine all the more brighter. These stars certainly have a lot to smile about, with all the fame and fortune that surrounds them. Hollywood has a lot of famous celebrity smiles, and the world loves them. If you take a look at any of the talk shows, or flip through any of your favorite gossip...read more
Yes, there are a lot of causes why we have stained teeth. Usually, the primary cause is food and drink consumption – especially those ones that we never expect could stain our teeth like long and persistent consumption of coffee, tea and red wine. The staining effect worsens if you don’t regularly brush your teeth after meals. Another cause is nicotine. Nicotine is found in cigarette butts, and can really stain your teeth. The best option for you is to seek out laser dentistry options if you are unwilling to quit smoking or cut back on...read more
Cosmetic dentistry is one of the most in-demand professions right now. Zigzag teeth and gummy smiles are already a thing of the past with the help of cosmetic dentistry. With the advent of recent dental technology, any problems with the teeth and gums are put to an end with the help of expert dentists, specialized and trained on how to produce the most beautiful smiles possible. Changing the appearance of the teeth and gums can positively change one’s life, improving self-confidence, mannerism and even providing someone with...read more
Cosmetic dentistry has a lot of advanced technologies – from tooth fillings to full mouth reconstructions. The good thing about these is that procedures done are geared towards maintaining as much of the natural teeth or tooth as possible. There are a lot of cosmetic dentistry procedures. However the most common procedures done are inlays or onlays, composite bonding, teeth whitening, dental veneers and dental implants. Inlays or onlays are also called indirect fillings. An inlay is made of porcelain or composite materials. These...read more