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4 Types of Dental Mouthguards

You don’t just protect your teeth by brushing and flossing regularly. Sometimes a few extra protective measures need to be taken to safeguard your smile. Mouthguards, in particular, provide great protection if your teeth need covering. The type of mouthguard you need depends on what you need to protect against however. Here’s what you need to know: Bite Splints Teeth clenching & grinding (also known as Bruxism) can give way to many painful side effects like headaches, chipped teeth, soreness, TMJ problems and more. An easy solution to curb your teeth grinding habit is to wear a bite splint. This … Continue reading

What Your Toothache Says About Your Dental Health

You’ve probably experienced your fair share of toothaches, and if not, you’re quite lucky! But did you know that the type of toothache you have can also tell you what treatment you’re most likely to need? Here are some of the common toothaches we’ve handled at our practice and what it says about your dental health. Sharp Pain A sudden, sharp pain could be an indication of a cavity forming. We recommend scheduling an appointment ASAP at SDG to stop the decay before it spreads into a painful abscess. It’s important to remember that not all cavities may hurt, so … Continue reading

Veneers or Bonding: Which is Best For You?

Unhappy with your smile? No one should have to feel self-conscious about how they smile, laugh or talk when around others. At Studfield Dental Group, we can offer you a way to drastically change the way your teeth look! Dental veneers and cosmetic bonding are common options when it comes to fixing aesthetic flaws. Which one is best for you, however? Here’s a small guide to help you decide: Bonding The quick and affordable option, bonding is the ideal solution for teeth with small aesthetic flaws such as a chip, an uneven edge or a small gap etc. This treatment … Continue reading

3 Risks of a Crooked Bite to Watch Out For!

Did you know crooked teeth don’t just give you a misaligned smile but put you at more risk of a number of health problems? This is why we strongly recommend considering orthodontic treatment for a crooked bite with no time to waste. Here are three common dental issues you’re likely to face with crooked teeth: Gum Disease Crooked teeth put you at an increased risk of gum disease. Gum disease is usually caused by a buildup of plaque on your teeth. Having crooked teeth usually makes it harder to be thorough when brushing your teeth, causing more tartar to form … Continue reading

Tartar: Everything You Need to Know

You’re probably quite familiar with tartar: the hard substance that forms on your teeth over time. Tartar tends to calcify in place when allowed to set on your tooth for too long. Despite your regular brushing and flossing, this often doesn’t remove the buildup entirely. Over the period of 24 hours, any small amounts of soft plaque remaining will harden into tartar. Once tartar forms on your tooth, this can’t be brushed or flossed away. This is why we recommend a professional cleanup by a dentist in order to have it cleaned off. Our dentists use special tools that are … Continue reading

Why You Need to Whiten Before Cosmetic Treatments

Considering a cosmetic dental treatment? Be it veneers, bonding, replacing your fillings or any other dental procedure, you may want to consider whitening your teeth first! Here’s why: Your dental work won’t whiten If you’ve had any dental restorations done, they’ll stay this color. Your composite bonding, fillings or crowns are made out of ceramic materials that won’t respond to the bleaching agents used during whitening treatment. It is possible to remove superficial stains but the foundation colour will remain the same even if you decide to whiten your other teeth. Gives a brighter base for comparison We can make … Continue reading

Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry: A Guide

A smile makeover doesn’t necessarily have to be such a big investment. There are several cosmetic dentistry treatments that are affordable for all our patients that have a more restricted budget to follow. Here are some options that will easily fit into your long terms goals and give you a straighter, whiter smile. Bonding Cosmetic bonding is a good option for patients who have crooked or discolored teeth. In this process, a composite material made according to the natural shade of your teeth is used and bonded to the front of your tooth in order to cover irregularities. Bonding needs … Continue reading

Do You Need Dentures?

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Ever suffered from recurring dental problems with no apparent solution? You might have noticed older dental patients opting to remove their teeth and having them replaced with dentures. While dentures come in quite useful when you want to replace your teeth in one go, here are some things you’ll want to keep in mind: The perks of natural teeth If you think dentures are a great way of getting your natural teeth replaced just for aesthetic purposes and with no underlying dental condition, keep in mind that it requires quite a bit of adjusting to as this is a larger, … Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About Your First Filling

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Over the years, preventative dentistry techniques have evolved making our patients have a much lower risk of tooth decay when compared to generations in the past. This doesn’t eliminate your risk entirely, however. So if you’ve found out you have a cavity or suspect you have one for the very first time, here’s the process you can expect when getting your first filling: Selection of Filling Material Depending on the location and severity of your cavity, the type of material used for your filling is important. Usually, a tooth colored composite material is used but when your cavity is large, … Continue reading

4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Miss Your Six-Month Dental Visits!

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Ever been told you need to visit the dentist every 6 months? How many times have you skipped this appointment because you feel like there’s nothing wrong with your teeth? There are several reasons why scheduling a dental appointment every 6 months is important, here’s what you need to know: Oral Cancer Screening Most people diagnosed with this deadly disease aren’t aware of their condition until they’re in an advanced state with severe symptoms. As your dentist, we can screen for oral cancer by evaluating any changes in your oral tissues from one session to another. An early diagnosis of … Continue reading