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Why Should You Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Many teens and young adults often opt to get their wisdom teeth removed. For some, the third molars don’t give much trouble but for those that do encounter problems, extraction is often the best course of action. Why is that? High risk of decay It’s quite common for wisdom teeth to only partially erupt due to a lack of space. This means a good portion of the tooth remains beneath the gumlines. This combined with the third molars being hard to reach, means they decay and develop gum disease far more easily. These infections can also easily spread to adjacent … Continue reading

What Happens During Your Scale and Clean?

Scheduling a scale and clean with your dentist plays a vital role in keeping oral diseases at bay and also helps you intercept any dental conditions as early as possible. Aside from having buildup of plaque and tartar removed, here are some of the other activities involved in your routine scale and clean: Measuring gum levels Your surrounding soft and hard tissues are held responsible for keeping your teeth stable. At your scale and clean, our hygienist will be able to measure the surrounding tissues and compare it to X-rays to get a comprehensive analysis that includes bone height as … Continue reading

Common Side-Effects of Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding, also referred to as Bruxism, is a condition many people are prone to. Usually brought on by stress, this can be a daytime habit or can even occur while you sleep. Teeth grinding has many harmful effects on your dental health. Learn about the signs so you can intercept Bruxism early hand! Worn Teeth The most common sign of Bruxism is flat, worn down or sharp teeth. If they seem shorter than they once were, this might be an indication that you’re clenching your teeth regularly without even knowing! Over time, the nerve of your tooth can become … Continue reading

When Should You Get Dental Implants?

Offering the best return on investment, dental implants are the best solution for replacement of missing teeth! When is the ideal time for you to consider getting a dental implant? Is there ever a time when you should avoid getting one? Read on for more information! Age Implants are available only for patients who have fully developed and matured teeth. In most cases, this means individuals have to be 18 years of age or older when considering eligibility for this restoration. This is a safe procedure, but facial features have to be fully formed when fitting in a permanent restoration … Continue reading

Should You Whiten Before Cosmetic Treatments?

Considering a cosmetic dental procedure like bonding, replacing a few fillings or veneers? You might want to consider whitening your teeth before making any amount of aesthetic changes to your smile and here’s why! Dental work doesn’t whiten Any dental restoration you’ve had including composite bonding, porcelain veneers or white fillings won’t respond to whitening treatments. They contain ceramic materials that allow them to stay the same color. Superficial stains may form over time but these can be easily removed and the foundation of the material will remain the same. Brighter comparison base We usually match your dental restorations to … Continue reading

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