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Planning Out Your New Dental Veneers

Decided you want to invest in a smile makeover and looking at getting dental veneers? This thin, porcelain material can be used to mask a number of aesthetic issues and drastically improve your smile in one go! The process will take a bit of planning, however, but our dental team is ready to assist you every step of the way. Here’s what will be considered when planning out your dental veneers: Number of veneers During your consultation, the structure of your face and smile will be thoroughly assessed by taking impressions of your bite, dental x-rays of your mouth etc. … Continue reading

Can I Wait For A Filling?

Just found out you have a small cavity and wondering if you can afford to wait awhile before thinking of treatment? Before you make your decision, here’s what you need to know about tooth decay and fillings: Decay worsens There’s no circumstance where tooth decay gets better on its own and disappears. Minor enamel demineralization is reversible through a consistent oral hygiene routine or fluoride treatment but once a cavity (or hole) is created, this cannot be repaired on its own and will only get larger. By waiting to get a filling, you might end up needing a more complex … Continue reading

Implant Restorations: Which is the Best for You?

Looking for the ideal restoration for your missing teeth and considering dental implants? This is one of the most reliable long-term solutions available. Did you know there’s a variety of implant options available, however? Each durable and uncompromising in functionality, here are the options you’ll want to consider: Single Crowns A single ceramic crown imitates a single tooth. A traditional dental implant involves a replacement that includes an individual implant (titanium root) with a custom-fitted crown placed on top. With this option, you can easily maintain the look and function of your natural tooth. Dental Bridges With the use of … Continue reading

3 Common Causes for Your Toothaches

Currently experiencing a toothache and want to get to the bottom of what’s causing it? The type of discomfort you feel, how frequently this tooth pain occurs and its severity can often give some pretty good clues. While certainly not inclusive of all the culprits, here are 3 common causes of tooth pain we’ve noticed over the years: Receding gums When your gumlines recede, this exposes the root of your tooth, which is very sensitive to outside stimuli since they’re covered in tiny pores and nerve endings. If you were to drink something hot/cold or whiten your teeth, you’re highly … Continue reading

4 Common Causes for Cavities

Are you prone to cavities more than most? Aside from eating too many sweets, there could be many other reasons for your active tooth decay. Here are 4 other common causes for cavities you should be mindful of: Sports/fizzy drinks Sip on a diet soda during the day or an energy drink after the gym? These could be the worst possible drinks to hydrate yourself with as they’re loaded with sugars and acids. Being liquids means they can also reach every surface of your mouth, speeding up the process of weakened enamel. Not staying hydrated Your go-to drink over the … Continue reading

Professional Vs Commercial Teeth Whitening: Which Works Best?

Teeth whitening is an affordable and effective solution for a brighter, whiter smile! But can your chosen method of whitening affect the effectiveness of the results? Do over-the-counter really provide the same results as a professional teeth whitening session in a Practice? Let’s break it down: Strength In general, over-the-counter products are designed to be weaker than their professional alternative. Whitening gel that’s too concentrated may not be safe to use for individuals with active tooth decay or gum disease. By opting for professional teeth whitening, you’re getting the fastest and most effective results for your individual smile. Preservatives Commercial … Continue reading

How We Treat Cracked Teeth

Suspect you have a cracked tooth? Our expert dentists at Studfield Dental Group have extensive experience diagnosing and treating cracked teeth. Wondering how we can help? We have various treatments available for cracked teeth, depending on the location and severity of the crack: Bonding / Filling Surface cracks can be noticeable in the mirror and pick up stains easily due to the chipped enamel but they rarely cause any structural damage. These small cracks are aesthetic concerns that can be easily bonded or filled over. Dental Crowns More severe cracks that can’t be filled over need a sturdier dental treatment. … Continue reading

Do You Need Gum Recontouring?

A beautiful, healthy smile doesn’t just depend on the state of your teeth. Your gums too can make a big impact! Your gums essentially frame your smile so an irregular shape or contour can lead to a lopsided smile or teeth that look short. Gum recontouring helps adjust your gumlines to reveal a fuller, healthier looking smile. Results in just one session! During your appointment for gum recontouring a new margin will be drawn to ensure your gumline evenly spreads from one tooth to the next. Your gumlines will still take on that scalloped contour around each tooth but in … Continue reading

After-Care Tips For Your Wisdom Tooth Removal

Once you’ve had your wisdom teeth removed, a blood clot will form over the surgical site. It’s very important that this clot stays in place or you will endure what is called a very painful “dry socket”. To avoid this, we recommend following these instructions to the best of your ability! Changing the gauze This is a step we’ll show you before you leave our Practice as well. After the extraction, gauze will be placed over the site. For as long as the bleeding continues, the gauze will have to be changed out. The key to doing this is wetting … Continue reading

What To Do If You Chip A Tooth

Man with chipped tooth

Whether you got into an accident or bit down too hard on something, if you chipped a tooth, you’ll need to know how to react fast. At Studfield Dental Group, we can help you with any dental emergency with ease, but here are some important steps you need to follow before reaching our practice: Stop the bleeding Oral injuries can cause quite a bit of bleeding. You first step will be to stop the bleeding by applying pressure. You can do this by applying a clean washcloth to the area. If the bleeding doesn’t stop we recommend giving our emergency … Continue reading