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Botox Q&A From Your Dentist

Botox, or a similar alternative called Xeomin, are Health Canada approved treatments. It is used by dentist for both the cosmetic treatment of wrinkles and as an alternative for the treatment of Temporal Mandibular Disorder, or TMD. Research conducted by The American Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2013 shows that Botox treatment, or Botulinum therapy,
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Surprising Facts about Dental Implants

Are you one of an estimated 69 percent of North Americans between the ages of 35 and 44 who have at least one missing tooth? Or among the one in four over the age of 74 who have lost all of their natural teeth? It is no surprise that dental implants have become an increasingly
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CEREC Dental Crowns: A Great Way To Restore Your Smile

Do you need a dental crown, but dread the long, drawn out process of making multiple trips to the dentist while suffering two weeks or longer of wearing a temporary restoration which can get damaged or fall off? Same day, or CEREC crowns, are the answer to both of the above challenges! Would you like
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Preventing Gum Disease

Have you noticed gum redness or bleeding while brushing or flossing? Are you overdue for a dental checkup and cleaning? If you answered yes to the above questions, you could be experiencing gum disease and not even know it. Research shows that as we age our risk level goes up naturally. For example, of adults
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The 5 Best Foods for your Teeth

Did you know that by eating the right foods you can actually improve the health of your teeth? In fact, eating the right foods is an integral part of a comprehensive oral health care plan. The question is, “Are you paying proper attention to the foods you are eating?” Proper dental hygiene is a combination
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The 5 Worst Foods for your Teeth

Are you concerned about your family’s oral health?  If you have cavities or other oral health concerns, you might be doing everything right – but not paying proper attention to the foods you are eating. Proper dental hygiene is a combination the basics: brushing twice a day, flossing at least once a day and visiting your
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Why Choose Oral Sedation Dentistry?

Have you avoided going to the dentist out of fear or anxiety? Do you require multiple treatments that you would like to try to accomplish in fewer visits to the dentist? If you answered yes to either of the above questions, you may be a candidate for oral sedation dentistry. If you have dental anxiety,
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4 Important Facts about Dental Implants

Are you missing a tooth or several teeth? It’s a problem that affects millions of North Americans, but many of those people do not immediately understand all of the related problems that a missing tooth can cause. When you lose one or several teeth you begin to realize just how important each tooth is. The
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When to Replace Dental Fillings

Are you experiencing signs that your fillings may need to be replaced? Or perhaps you simply want to replace the silver ones for a more natural look, or because you’ve heard that they pose certain health risks? There is quite a bit of information in the media about potential health risks of amalgam in your
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Types of Teeth Whitening Methods to Enhance Your Smile

Do you have a fantastic smile that has lost some of its lustre over the years and left your smile wanting?   It is a fact that teeth that have become discoloured over time can make us look older and less energized. We all know intuitively how important our smile is. It is one of the
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How safe are Dental Implants?

If you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth, there are several proven replacement options to consider – from dental bridges to dentures to dental implants and occasionally full or partial dentures. When choosing, you want to have all of the facts in front of you, and of course get the professional advice of
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Reconstructive dentistry: Meaning and Procedure

Have your teeth changed over time and perhaps you feel constant pain and discomfort that you can’t pin down, or that your smile just doesn’t have the same esthetic appeal that it used to? A beautiful and healthy mouth has symmetry which can be altered by illnesses, accidents and naturally in the course of aging.
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Root Canals: Answering 6 Common Questions

The term “root canal” often conjures up unpleasant images from the past. Thankfully, dentistry has evolved, and this treatment can now be regarded with similar ease as any other procedure with your dentist. Our patients still have questions, naturally, and here are answers to six common queries about root canals. Why do I need it?
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The Best Dental Hygiene Practices

Practicing good dental hygiene is essential for having a lifetime of healthy teeth, as well as providing you with the most beautiful smile you can achieve. The keys to good dental hygiene are removing plaque, being aware of the foods in your diet and having regular professional dental cleanings. Here is a list of best
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Comparing CEREC Crowns to Traditional Crowns

Just as there are different situations in which your dentist may recommend a crown, there are also different types that may be recommended based on your unique needs. The option for “same day”, or “CEREC” crowns, is a relatively recent advancement in dental technology. Same day crowns allow the patient a choice to complete the
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Are you a Smile Makeover Candidate?

Do you ever feel self-conscious about your smile? Or do you often wish you could fix something about your teeth? Have you caught yourself hiding your mouth when you laugh? If so, you may be an ideal candidate for a smile makeover. Smile makeovers vary for each person, but usually involve correcting one or more
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Why Do My Teeth Hurt?

Do your teeth ever hurt when you drink hot tea or coffee? Or take a bite from an ice cream cone? Does even the cold air from walking outdoors on a chilly day cause your teeth to ache? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, there’s a good chance you’re suffering from sensitive
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Patient Introduction to Laser Bacterial Reduction

A very recent technology available in the form of Laser Periodontal Therapy can add to your professional teeth cleaning to help fight periodontal (gum) disease.  Laser treatment is painless and can be administered within the usual time frame of most dental hygiene appointments. Periodontal disease affects approximately 80% of adults and is a growing epidemic
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Straightening Teeth | Porcelain Veneers Versus Invisalign

When it comes to teeth straightening options for adults, Invisalign’s clear, removable braces and porcelain veneers are two great alternatives. Of course, you will want to choose the option that provides you with the most effective, affordable, and lasting results. Ultimately you’ll need to consult with your dentist to determine which treatment will be most
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Professional Teeth Whitening Versus Over the Counter Whitening Kits

Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure in dentistry and has exploded in popularity as everyone from teens to seniors seek the healthy look of a whiter, brighter smile.  What is the difference between professional whitening and over the counter whitening kits?  This is a common question from our patients.  Hopefully this article
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When to Replace Dental Fillings ?

When a tooth is damaged by decay, dental fillings are needed to replace tooth structure and restore it to its normal function and shape. Amalgam, “silver,” and composite, “tooth-colored,” fillings are long lasting, though they can fail with wear and tear or when the tooth is damaged by fractures or further decay. In this article,
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Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screening is a practice that more and more dentists are performing routinely with their patients. The good news for patients is that oral cancer screening is quick and painless- and could possibly save your life. Early symptoms of oral cancer are usually subtle and often go unnoticed by patients.  If caught early, oral
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Headaches Linked to Chewing Gum

Although chewing sugar free gum, especially gum containing Xylitol, has been shown to stimulate saliva production and help reduce harmful bacteria in the mouth, new research indicates that chewing gum habitually could actuallybe the cause of mild to severe headaches. Research findings from Tel Aviv University, as published in the journal Pediatric Neurology, found that
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Tips for Maintaining Your Dental Implants

Dental implants can be a permanent way of replacing missing teeth, but they are not maintenance free.  While the dental implant itself and the dental crown covering the implant are not susceptible to decay, the gums and surrounding tissue must be kept healthy. In fact, dental implants need to be maintained just like regular teeth.This
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Advantages and Disadvantages of CEREC Crowns

Dental crowns are a long-standing and proven treatment option to fix a host of dental issues such as: weakened teeth, root canal treated tooth, cracked or broken teeth, creating a dental bridge or covering a dental implant. Traditionally a dental crown is constructed in a dental lab, meaning that as a patient, getting a crown
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Cosmetic & Aesthetic Dentistry

We understand how important your smile is to you and quality dentists offer their patients a full range of cosmetic dental and comprehensive aesthetic dental solutions to give you the smile you dream of having.  Whether you’re looking to address the appearance of an individual tooth, several teeth or to rejuvenate your whole smile, there
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Invisalign Treatment: Straighten Teeth without Braces

Even a teenager would agree that having a smile filled with nice straight teeth is a wonderful concept. However, the idea of wearing traditional bracket and wire braces for two years to achieve straight teeth is much harder to get agreement on. Teens dread wearing braces – and for them it makes awkward moments that
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Zoom! Teeth Whitening at Millennium Dental Clinic

It’s been estimated that 100 million North Americans spend up to $15 Billion each year to whiten their teeth! While teeth whitening is clearly a popular and economical way to brighten your smile, you may still have some questions about it –like:“How does teeth whitening work?Is teeth whitening the best option for me?” We hope
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What are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are a relatively new advance in modern cosmetic dentistry. Before dental veneers, cosmetic dentists used dental crowns to alter the shape and color of a tooth. Dental crowns could be used to re-shape the tooth to fill a space, lengthen a tooth or even correct minor orthodontic issues. The disadvantage of a crown
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