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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

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

TMJ Risks to Know About

man with TMJ disorder

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 … 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?

woman wearing nightguard

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

Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

Are there actual health advantages to having teeth that are straight? Or is teeth straightening for adults simply a cosmetic procedure? Our Wantrina South orthodontic patients are often surprised to learn how getting their teeth straightened actually helps with other dental conditions at the same time! Here are some examples:   Fewer Chipped Teeth Tooth enamel is hard. In fact, it’s the strongest substance in your entire body. But when teeth don’t bite together correctly, they can wear each other down. Proper tooth alignment keeps pressure distributed properly, so that there isn’t end-on-end grinding going on.   Dental Work that … Continue reading

Is it Time to Get a Smile Makeover?

Maybe you’ve been thinking of talking to our Wantrina South dentists about cosmetic dentistry for a long time. But perhaps you’re not sure where to start (or how much it will cost.) At Studfield Dental Group, we’re here to make beautiful smiles a reality. If you’re still debating whether it’s time to invest in the appearance of your teeth, here are some common signs that you need to schedule a consultation:   You Feel Embarrassed About the Way Your Teeth Look Do you refrain from smiling in photos, laughing in front of your friends, or even talking to new people … Continue reading

Explore Sleep Dentistry

woman having sleep dentistry

Thanks to Wantrina South sleep dentistry options, you can enjoy a calm and relaxing experience during your next dental procedure. At Studfield Dental Group, we incorporate sleep dentistry opportunities into most procedures, so that our patients can schedule fewer appointments and address any anxiety that may be interfering with the treatment they need.   Not all sleep dentistry options are the same. Some use medication that you take by mouth about an hour before the visit, while others are delivered through a tiny IV line in your hand or arm. Each helps you feel drowsy so that you don’t remember … Continue reading