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Time to Replace Your Tooth?

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If you’ve been having particular issues with your tooth or it’s recently suffered an injury, you’re probably wondering if it’s necessary to have your tooth extracted and replaced. Preserving your tooth for as long as possible is (of course) a priority! But having your tooth replaced isn’t as scary as it seems! There are some instances where you’ll want to consider a replacement- here are some of them: Severely damaged teeth If you have a severely decayed or damaged tooth, you don’t want to waste your time and money opting for a filling or crown that will inevitably not work … Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About Your Wisdom Teeth

When exactly can you expect your wisdom teeth to come in? These final set of molars usually erupt during your mid-teen years or can even take as long as your late twenties to make an appearance! They’re known for being quite painful, being the main reason why people have them removed.Here’s all you need to know about your wisdom teeth! How to manage the discomfort The pain or discomfort you feel is due to the pressure and inflammation that the wisdom tooth causes. It may start with the feeling of soreness that varies with intensity over the course of the … Continue reading

4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Delay Your Dental Treatment

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Is your dental treatment giving you anxiety? Dental appointments can often make both children and adults feel uneasy but we’re here to alleviate that! A dental appointment can be a pleasant experience and can fly by without you feeling it! If you avoid it for months, however, this can lead to the following: Serious infections If you delay your appointment, this could lead to your infection worsening. A severe infection is not only painful but can spread to other areas of the body- your throat, for example! This only makes your experience at the dentist uncomfortable and difficult to treat. … Continue reading

What is Gum Recession?

Ever noticed your gum tissue starting to recede and it also exposes more of your tooth? This is called gum recession- it not only increases your sensitivity but makes you feel far more self conscious of your smile. It’s actually quite a common dental issue but it has to be addressed ASAP to prevent the situation from worsening. What causes the increased sensitivity? Gum recession tends to expose the roots of your tooth. The root is rather susceptible to changes in temperature and an exposed root can be quite painful to deal with. The main question- what causes it? It … Continue reading

Considering Cosmetic Teeth Straightening? Here’s What You Need to Know

Cosmetic Teeth Straightening is a procedure that focuses purely on fixing the aesthetics of your smile. As such, it tends to prioritize only the teeth that people will notice when you’re talking or smiling rather than addressing your whole set of teeth as traditional braces do. As a result, this treatment tends to be much shorter than the conventional method, so if you were looking for a relatively quicker way of getting that aligned smile, this would be it! Fast results! The best thing about cosmetic teeth straightening is that it gives you quicker results! Since lesser teeth are addressed … Continue reading

How dental implants have evolved through the years

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Dental implants today much resemble tooth-like structures and it’s hard to imagine that in decades past they were based on a far larger framework that required extensive surgeries with equally extensive recovery times! Rest easy, dental practices have evolved since and your implants can be inserted effortlessly. In comparison, modern implants are far less invasive as they are anatomically designed in order to fit right in with a healthy set of teeth. Their design makes this procedure far more easier and straightforward approach for patients- especially those nervous in clinics. Titanium is a hypoallergenic metal that is used in several … 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

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

What are Water Flossers?

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Over the past several years, different types of flossing devices have come out on the market. One that’s been around for a few decades is the water flosser. A water flosser uses a small handheld wand with a self-contained reservoir or tubing (attached to a faucet) to deliver a steady stream of water out of one end. Depending on the design, the water pressure can be adjusted to be lighter or heavier, based on your preference. Additionally, you can select which temperature of water you like.   What it’s Made For Water flossers are designed to help clean areas that … Continue reading

Four Things You Didn’t Know About Bruxism

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Bruxism is a condition where someone clenches and grinds their teeth excessively. Although it usually happens at night, some people revert to bruxing during the day (especially if they’re stressed out.)   It Can Lead to TMD (TMJ Disorder) When you clench and grind your teeth excessively, it overworks your jaw muscles. Gradually this can lead to muscle strain, painful headaches, and deterioration of your TMJ ligaments. You may start to notice limited range of motion, migraines when you wake up in the morning, or popping and clicking inside the joints on either side of your mouth.   It Will … Continue reading