Cosmetic Dentistry

Dangers of DIY Teeth Whitening

Your teeth can stain over time from coffee, wine, cigarettes, and other products, which may make you feel self-conscious and threaten the integrity of your tooth enamel. Over-the-counter teeth whitening products offer a convenient way to brighten your smile at home, but using these too much can be dangerous to your oral health, and can [...]

Dental Implants: Traditional Vs. Mini

Replacing missing teeth via dentures, bridges and dental implants is no foreign practice to modern day dentists. If you are in need of an implant, your dentist may present two options: traditional and mini. Traditional dental implants are the best choice to guarantee a durable, natural-looking replacement tooth. Here, we delve into the difference between [...]

What are the Pros and Cons of Veneers?

We’ve all seen actors, musicians, and other celebrities on TV with picture-perfect white smiles. How can they be so flawless? Like the rest of us, celebrities were not born with perfect teeth: their sparkling smiles are often due to veneers. It might be tempting to want a similar smile for your own mouth, but veneers [...]

Do I Need to Replace a Missing Tooth?

If you’ve lost a tooth, especially one that’s not visible to others when you speak or smile, you may think you can slide by without replacing it. Sure, it will feel odd for a while, but you’ll get used it — or will you? Not replacing a missing tooth can have serious physical and mental consequences. [...]

Exploring the Advantages of Invisalign

Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional braces. It is a type of clear aligner that you can use instead of metal or Damon braces. This involves a range of clear plastic aligners that resemble mouth guards that are custom-made for you. They’re easily removable for eating and cleaning, and you swap them out for [...]

When is the Right Time for Braces?

The American Dental Association recommends that children have an initial visit to the orthodontist at age seven. Generally, the teeth and mouth haven't developed enough yet prior to that age. Most children will not need braces at age seven, but that’s the age when we can start looking for potential problems that are developing. Getting [...]

What is Teeth Reshaping?

What is Teeth Reshaping? Teeth reshaping is one of the most convenient, cost-effective options for fixing chipped, uneven or poorly aligned teeth to create a more attractive smile. Dentists often combine shaping or contouring teeth with a treatment called bonding, which involves applying resin to improve the overall appearance of the teeth. The front teeth [...]

What to do with a Chipped or Broken Tooth

You're chomping on ice, or perhaps a piece of hard candy when you notice something hard in your mouth that doesn't melt or dissolve. You get a bad feeling as you come to the realization that this mystery object, is in fact, a piece of broken tooth. Although the enamel that covers your teeth is the hardest, [...]

What are Veneers?

Veneers are a quick way to a beautiful smile, and this treatment is perfect for people with teeth that are stained, chipped or have gaps. But veneers are largely a permanent treatment, and having them placed is a big decision. Before you and your dentist decide the procedure is right for you, it's important to [...]