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Have You Discovered Invisalign? Clearly a Better Way to Straighten Up

Has it been your dream to have a straighter and more cosmetically perfect smile? Perhaps you think orthodontics is just for kids and teenagers? Here at West Bowmanville Family Dental, we know differently, and the good news is that it’s never too late to straighten your teeth. What’s even better is that often adults can use a system called Invisalign in Bowmanville. You might even know somebody who has already straightened their teeth utilizing this system, although you might not have been aware because it’s so discreet. Why Choose Invisalign? One thing that often deters adult patients from seeking orthodontic treatment is the thought of wearing unsightly braces for months or even for years. Invisalign is a different type of treatment that is virtually invisible. Instead of utilizing metal brackets and wires to move your teeth, Invisalign uses clear BPA free plastic aligners to firmly yet gently reposition your teeth.…

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Apr 27, 2018 by
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Missing a Single Tooth? Five Reasons for Choosing Dental Implants

Lots of people have already lost a single tooth or know that one of their teeth has begun to fail and that it might not be possible to save it. When you lose even just one tooth, it is crucial to replace it. Otherwise, it could negatively impact your remaining teeth. Here at West Bowmanville Family Dental, we fully understand that any tooth loss is upsetting which is why removing a tooth is always the last possible option to be suggested by our dentist. When someone is facing tooth loss, then we will always sit down with them to discuss suitable options for its replacement. While dental bridges are one choice, the most modern solution is to choose dental implants in Courtice. Listed below are five reasons why dental implants are worth considering. 1.    Dental Implants Protect Your Jawbone Even when you lose a single tooth, it will affect your…

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Apr 20, 2018 by
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Is Clenching and Grinding Ruining Your Smile?

Have you noticed you frequently wake up with an aching jaw or perhaps even a headache? Have your teeth become more sensitive to hot and cold just recently? It could be that you are clenching and grinding in your sleep. Lots of people will clench and grind occasionally, but when it becomes a habit, it can be very harmful to your dental health.  Clenching and grinding is a medical condition called bruxism which most often occurs during sleep. What Can Cause Bruxism? Bruxism is thought to be linked to high levels of stress and anxiety, but it can also be caused if you have crooked teeth, are missing some of your teeth, or if your teeth don’t bite together correctly. A sleep disorder can also cause it, for example, sleep apnea. How Do I Know If I Have Bruxism? Because bruxism frequently occurs during sleep, it can be quite tricky…

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Apr 13, 2018 by
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What to Do About Receding Gums

Have you noticed changes in your gums? Perhaps they seem to be disappearing, so your teeth look longer than before? Receding gums is a common issue, and you may even hear this problem described as being “long in the tooth,” but it can have serious ramifications for your dental health. What Causes Receding Gums? Unfortunately, gum recession can occur at any age and may even affect people with a healthy mouth. This condition can worsen if you grind your teeth, have gum disease, have overcrowded teeth or dental work that needs replacing, or even if you clean your teeth too aggressively. It’s also possible that genetics affects your risk of receding gums, although, as yet, it’s not entirely clear how. What Does This Mean for Dental Health? Most of us take our gums for granted, not thinking about their essential role in maintaining good dental health. When your gums are…

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Apr 6, 2018 by
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