Maintaining proper oral hygiene is important for overall health and well-being. Brushing your teeth twice a day is a simple yet effective way to preserve the health of your teeth and gums. But what can happen if you don’t brush your teeth? Not brushing your teeth regularly can lead to various dental health complications, including: […]
Do Veneers Stain?
Veneers are a popular option in cosmetic dentistry that can correct perceived smile imperfections. Veneers can be a great choice if you want to improve the appearance of your teeth or have a brighter, more radiant smile. The issue of staining is a common concern when considering veneers. Natural teeth can stain from a variety […]
How Long Does a Teeth Cleaning Take?
A dental exam and teeth cleaning is one of the most common appointments that you might see your family dentist for. We’ll look at a few factors below that could make teeth cleaning appointments take longer than expected. But for a person with good oral hygiene from proper everyday care, around 60–80 minutes is the […]
Can You Eat Popcorn, Chocolate, or Gum with Braces? Which Foods to Avoid
If you’ve recently gotten braces, congrats on taking the first step toward a beautiful, straight smile! While braces can take a little time to get used to, they offer many benefits. Orthodontic treatment can be a great investment in your oral health and overall appearance. As you adjust to wearing braces, you may wonder what […]
How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?
Coffee, soda, berries, sauces—over time, all of these can leave an impression on your teeth. Though tooth discolouration is a common cosmetic concern many can experience, tooth whitening strategies can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. But how long do these treatments last? And which one would be the best for you and […]
Can Braces Help TMJ Disorder?
Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ disorder, can be a chronic issue for millions of people. In fact, the Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons estimates that 25–30% of people experience jaw dysfunction and pain. There are a few key elements to understanding TMJ disorder. An individual’s experience with this condition, including their specific symptoms […]
Why Are My Kid’s Teeth Yellow?
You may notice at times, your child’s teeth appear yellow. Several factors can cause yellow teeth, each of which plays an essential role in your child’s oral health. Monitoring your child’s oral hygiene, teaching them proper at-home oral care, and bringing them in for regular dental exams are just a few key ways to care […]
Can You Get Your Teeth Cleaned While Wearing Braces?
When you have braces or aligners, your teeth are constantly on the move. So, what does that mean for your regular cleaning schedule? Should you still have your teeth cleaned by your dentist? The answer is a resounding, “Yes! Yes! Yes!” Teeth cleaning is critical to your oral health at any time in your life, […]
Do Veneers Work on Crooked Teeth?
Cosmetic dentistry can enhance the appearance of your teeth, improve your oral health, and boost your confidence—now that’s something to smile about! Veneers are an option when it comes to creating a more symmetrical smile and changing the shade and shape of your teeth. But are you a suitable candidate for veneers if you have […]
What to Do If a Crown Falls Out
If you notice your crown feels loose or it’s come off completely, don’t panic! Find and hold onto the crown to bring to your trusted dentist. If it’s still in good condition, they can cement it back onto your natural tooth. A new crown may be needed if the current one has been damaged or […]