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Are You a Candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Full mouth reconstruction is a procedure like a smile makeover, and it can produce amazing results. Overall, full mouth reconstruction in Newcastle aims to ensure you receive a beautiful smile that enhances your facial features, but equally importantly we want to make sure you have teeth that function correctly, and that your dental health is the best possible. What Type of Treatments Are Used during Full Mouth Reconstruction? The type of treatments used during full mouth reconstruction varies tremendously. For example, if you just need your smile refreshing, treatment could be as straightforward as removing ageing fillings and replacing them with cosmetically appealing tooth coloured fillings, perhaps combined with a professional teeth whitening treatment. However, your treatment plan can include more advanced procedures such as teeth straightening using the very latest invisible braces from Invisalign, or restoring missing teeth using the most advanced dental implant treatments in Clarington. Other treatments…

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Feb 22, 2019 by
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What are the Choices for Replacing a Front Tooth?

Losing any teeth is distressing, but it can seem worse when it is a highly visible front tooth. Luckily, there are several solutions, so no matter your needs or budget, we can make sure your smile and your ability to eat comfortably is soon restored. Your choices include a denture, dental bridge or a dental implant. Denture A one-tooth denture or dental flipper is the most cost-effective solution for restoring a missing front tooth. It is also the least invasive treatment which can be appealing for anyone with dental anxieties or phobias. A one-tooth denture has a gum-coloured acrylic base that rests on the gums, and it supports the denture tooth. The range of denture teeth is enormous, and our dentist in Bowmanville can help you choose a tooth that will blend in beautifully with your existing teeth. Despite the ease of treatment, a one-tooth denture is frequently regarded as…

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Feb 15, 2019 by
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Heart Health and Its Connection to Oral Health

At this time of year, lots of people are thinking about how best to spoil their honey. While Valentine’s Day might be all about hearts and flowers, it is worth remembering that it’s celebrated during Heart Month here in Canada. Approximately 2.4 million Canadians are affected by some form of heart disease, and most of us will know somebody with heart problems. What you may not have realized, is that poor oral health, and especially gum disease has been associated with higher rates of heart disease in numerous studies. In 2012, the American Heart Association released a statement supporting an association between the two. Currently, it is still unclear whether one condition can actually cause the other, and especially as both health problems have similar risk factors. These risk factors include smoking, diabetes, and having a poor diet. How Can Heart Disease and Oral Health Be Connected? There are several…

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Feb 8, 2019 by
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What to Do If You Have Sensitive Teeth

Do you frequently pass on eating ice cream or hot and cold drinks, knowing that if you do indulge, it will make your teeth hurt? Perhaps even breathing in on a cold day is enough to make them twinge in pain? You may have sensitive teeth. It is essential to determine the reason for any sort of dental pain or discomfort with a visit to your dentist in Courtice, and once you know why, we can help you to find a solution. What Can Cause Tooth Sensitivity? Having teeth that feel too sensitive may be due to a variety of different reasons. Often, sensitive teeth are caused by enamel erosion. Usually, healthy teeth are covered with tooth enamel which is a hard, protective layer that prevents unwanted sensations from reaching the nerve endings in your teeth. One way this can occur is if you brush your teeth too hard. Brushing…

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Feb 1, 2019 by
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