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Treating TMJ Disorder With Non-Surgical Options

TMJ Disorder is a painful condition that affects the hinges of your jaws, essentially impacting your ability to talk and eat, as well as leading to physical symptoms in other areas of your body such as headaches, earaches and soreness along your neck and shoulders. This disorder is usually caused by teeth that are misaligned, leading to uneven pressure and strain distributed across your bite. Do I need surgery to fix it? It’s only in the most severe cases that you will need to undergo surgery to correct this problem. There are several non-surgical options with proven success rates that … Continue reading

Do You Have TMJ Disorder?

TMJD or the Temporomandibular Joint Disorder is a condition caused by varying factors that affects the hinges of your jaw (this jaw joint plays a big role in allowing your jaw to move for talking or eating). This disorder can cause a significant amount of pain and discomfort if you don’t seek treatment. Here’s how you’ll be able to tell if you have a TMJ disorder: Noises and Slipping of the Jaw One of the first signs you’ll notice is clicking or popping noises when you try to open and close your mouth. Additionally, if you notice your jaw slipping … Continue reading

What Happens When You Get Dentures?

Using dentures to restore your smile is a simple & straightforward tooth replacement option that many people opt for thanks to its affordability. The process for getting dentures can vary from individual to individual but, generally, it takes between 3-6 weeks before you can walk out with your new prosthetic teeth! Here’s the process you can expect, outlined in detail: The consultation In your initial consultation, our dental practitioner will conduct a thorough evaluation of your oral health and take impressions of your mouth in order to have your new dentures custom designed to your exact smile. If extraction of … Continue reading

How Do Overdentures Work?

When you’re missing a number of teeth and leave this untreated for a long period of time, it can significantly affect your oral health. Not only will your facial muscles begin to droop, but your jawbone will significantly deteriorate over time, making it difficult for you to get any dental treatments done in the future. You will also lose any remaining natural teeth as they will have nothing to be secured against. Fortunately, advancement in dentistry means that you have a range of treatments at your disposal to combat this- overdentures being one of the most popular choices! Here’s what … Continue reading

Get Whiter Teeth With These 5 Tips!

Notice your teeth getting yellow or stained quite frequently and not sure what to do about it? There are a few straightforward steps you can take that will help reduce your stain buildup and allow you to enjoy brighter teeth for a longer period of time! Here’s what you can try at home: Less dark foods and liquids Any dark foods and liquids like tomato sauces, coffee, tea, red wine, curry etc lead to faster stain accumulation. It’s best to reduce consuming these ingredients, stick to white sauces when possible or opt for drinking through a straw to limit the … Continue reading

How to Care For Your New Dental Implants

Considering restoring your smile with dental implants? Dental implants are, by far, one of the most popular and reliable methods used to replace missing teeth. While they are designed to last a lifetime, there are certain steps you need to take as well, however, to ensure that your investment is well-taken care of. Here’s what you need to do to make sure your recovery process goes smoothly: Keep your mouth clean There’s a small hack to this! An easy way to make sure you’re free of any lingering bacteria is to gently hold saline water in your mouth. Saline water … Continue reading

3 Treatments to Replace Missing Teeth

Do you have a missing tooth (or perhaps several missing teeth) that needs replacing? Is it affecting your confidence or ability to chew your food? When it comes to tooth replacement, advancement in dentistry over the past years has ensured you have only the best choices to choose from. Here are 3 of the most common options for replacing missing teeth: Dental Implants Dental implants are often the top choice for patients looking for a tooth replacement option that is long-term and comfortable. With the right maintenance, your dental implants can last a lifetime. Be it a single tooth, or … Continue reading

Do You Need Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a simple procedure that uses a tooth-colored resin material to cover chipped, cracked or even discoloured teeth. While treatments like veneers and teeth whitening are more comprehensive, dental bonding can still make a big difference in the overall look and feel of your smile! Here’s why you should consider this treatment: Instant results Your dental bonding can be completed in just one treatment. In fact, if you come in for an emergency treatment of a chipped tooth, your dental bonding can, at times, be completed on the same day itself since very little time is required for … Continue reading

4 Reasons Why Overdentures May Be For You!

When missing teeth aren’t replaced, they can cause quite a few health concerns in the long term. Luckily, if you have multiple teeth missing, there are various dental treatments available to choose from, depending on your personal preferences and eligibility. Implant-supported dentures, or overdentures, are a set of artificial teeth supported by 2 implants fixed at the front of the lower jaw. Here are the benefits this treatment offers: Secure Overdentures are a great choice for patients who find dentures cumbersome to wear and struggle to keep it securely in place. Overdentures are fixed in place using dental implants, as … Continue reading

4 Instances You May Need a Crown

Have a problematic tooth and wondering whether you may actually need that dental crown or not? We’ve put together 4 common instances our dentists recommend crowns in order to protect your natural smile. Replace an old filling You can expect fillings to last around ten years before needing a replacement. A small amount of the tooth structure needs to be reshaped in order to place a new filling on top. If there’s not enough support for a larger filling, a crown will be placed over the tooth in order to protect it and allow it to function normally for everyday … Continue reading