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Worried About Sedation? Here’s Why You Should Consider It

There are plenty of procedures that involve the use of sedation. This practice is used with only our patient’s comfort in mind- we realize that a trip to the dentist isn’t always a walk in the park. Allow us to ease your mind; here are the reasons why you would want to choose sedation the next time you visit the dentist. Eases anxiety We know of plenty of patients that suffer from dental phobia and we do whatever we can to help you through this. Sounds, smells or even things you see can give way to severe anxiety so in … Continue reading

How long does teeth straightening take

If you’ve considered teeth straightening- either for yourself or your child- the question of how long the treatment takes definitely must have come up! The whole process tends to depend on a few factors, including: Your age The type of braces used The severity of misalignment The position of your jaws The most accurate answer can be obtained by a practitioner at our clinic. Depending on the above factors and our extensive experience in handling cases of teeth straightening, your consultation at Studfield Dental Group will reveal how long the treatment would take for your particular case. For you to … Continue reading

Your Guide to Cosmetic Treatments

The perfect smile makeover is never just one or two basic treatments like whitening or straightening your teeth alone. It is a combination of different processes that depend on your individual set of teeth. Thus, at Studfield Dental Group we make it a point to work closely with each patient in order to identify a specific solution that fits in with their budget and deadlines! This could include anything from quick fixes in order to attend a last-minute event or a more complex procedure that is more long-term in nature. So, as we stated above, your makeover is likely to … Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About a Scale and Clean

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A Scale and Clean appointment at Studfield Dental Group goes far beyond a little polishing of the teeth! A checkup of this nature is incredibly important in catching oral diseases and related issues as early as possible. Catching such issues early makes it more affordable on the wallet to combat and far easier to rectify the situation. So if you’re wondering what exactly goes on during a scale and clean, here’s a list of activities to expect (excluding the usual removal of tartar buildup and plaque): Measuring bone levels The gums surrounding your teeth is essential to maintaining a stable, … Continue reading

6 Steps to Follow if You Knock Out a Tooth

It’s entirely possible for anyone to experience a knocked out tooth at least once in their life! Whether through rigorous physical activities or a classic slip and fall, it always helps to know what to do in such a dental emergency. Here are the steps you need to follow: Find the tooth First and foremost, if you’re in a position to locate the tooth, do so. If you act quickly enough, it is entirely possible that the tooth can be reinserted. Avoid handling by the root In the case that you are able to locate the tooth, you’ll want to … Continue reading

How Often Should Your Teeth Be Cleaned?

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We already know that your checkups are vital for maintaining oral hygiene but the main question remains- how often should you be scheduling an appointment? Do you have healthy gums and teeth? By general rule of thumb, if you have a healthy set of teeth, then you only need to schedule for a checkup every 6 months. This ensures that any dental disease is caught in early stages and doesn’t create any lingering problems. During your checkup with Studfield Dental Group, our practitioner will make sure to measure the strength of the surrounding gums, check for any cavities, perform a … Continue reading

TMJ Risks to Know About

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Temporomandibular joint disorder — otherwise known as “TMD”, “TMJD” or “TMJ” by some — is a painful condition that affects the joint on either side of your mouth. Since you rely on your TMJ to move thousands of times per day (every time you eat or talk) any damage or strain can significantly impact your lifestyle. How do you know if you’re prone to developing TMJ disorder? Even if you’re not experiencing any pain yet, watch out for these warning signs: Your Teeth are Misaligned Having crooked, crowded teeth or jaws that don’t line up properly may seem like nothing … Continue reading

Porcelain vs. Same Day Veneers

Porcelain Veneers

Transforming your smile into a gorgeous accessory usually means incorporating our Wantrina South cosmetic dental veneers. Since veneers make it possible to change everything from tooth shape to colour, they offer dramatic results in the least time possible.   But there’s more than one type of veneer available. So, when you visit Studfield Dental Group for a cosmetic consultation, it can help to know what your options are ahead of time.   Traditional Porcelain Veneers The most popular type of veneers to get are the traditional designs made out of porcelain. These restorations are hand crafted in a lab for … Continue reading

Should You be Wearing a Nightguard?

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Nightguards are special types of bite splints made to wear while you’re sleeping. Like professionally fitted athletic mouthguards, it’s fabricated from an impression of your teeth to hug your mouth like a glove. This special fit keeps it securely in place overnight, not to mention more comfortable to wear than an over-the-counter stock appliance. But who needs to be wearing nightguards? Our Wantrina South dentists recommend them in situations like:   A Recent Smile Makeover. Did you just get cosmetic veneers or a few porcelain crowns? You’ll want to protect them from unnecessary wear and the risk of chipping. Investing … Continue reading

Techniques to Clean Around Braces

With fixed orthodontic appliances (braces), it’s important to be able to clean around wires and brackets. Otherwise, they’re like a magnet for plaque build-up on a day to day basis. If you don’t clean plaque away properly, it can lead to demineralization around the brackets, permanent white spots in your enamel, unwanted cavities, and gingivitis. Depending on the type of braces that you’re wearing and how well your dexterity is, there are some different things to have on hand to help keep your smile as clean as possible between your dental checkups.   Proxy-brush — These tufted ended tips look … Continue reading