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Our Patient Education articles offer valuable insights in the various dental options available to our patients. This section is dedicated to educating our patients so they can make much better dental decisions.

What Are Dental Implants Made Of?

What Are Dental Implants Made Of?
Dental implants are one of the most essential innovations in dentistry’s modern history. From individual dental implants to All-on-4 implants, they have changed the lives of not only dentists but also their patients! Dental implants must resemble and function like natural teeth, last for many...

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Dental Implant Innovations That Have Changed the Industry

Dental Implant Innovations That Have Changed the Industry
Cosmetic dentistry is a specialized field that focuses primarily on improving the aesthetic appearance of teeth, gums, and/or the bite. It is a branch of dentistry that has come a long way in a short period of time, and dental implants, in particular, have rocked...

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The Five Most Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

The Five Most Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Cosmetic dentistry is a specific type of dental work that focuses on the aesthetic appearance of a patient’s mouth, teeth, and overall smile. The use of acrylics and plastics in an attempt to restore natural-looking smiles first began in the 1900s, and the term “cosmetic...

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Why You Should Get Your Teeth Whitened By A Professional

Why You Should Get Your Teeth Whitened By A Professional
Having bright white teeth can completely change how others perceive you, and people that have a stain-free smile are often thought of as being more attractive, smarter, and wealthier. White teeth can also make you look up to five years younger.  It’s safe to say...

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Everything You Need To Know About Wisdom Teeth Removal

Everything You Need To Know About Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth removal – it’s a right of passage that nearly every person has to go through. Unless you’re one of the lucky few that’s more evolved and doesn’t grow wisdom teeth, you’ll likely have to suck it up and get the surgery at some...

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Foods You Shouldn’t Eat With Dentures

Foods You Shouldn’t Eat With Dentures
Dentures are associated with the elderly, plain and simple. Even just hearing the word probably evokes some memory of seeing your grandparent take out their dentures and you subsequently being horrified to discover that they don’t have any teeth! But the reality of the matter...

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Top Foods That Cause Tooth Decay

Top Foods That Cause Tooth Decay
The majority of people have dealt with tooth decay at one point or another during their lifetime, and it isn’t a pleasant experience, to say the least. Do fillings or root canals ring a bell, anyone? Tooth decay occurs when your enamel softens and damages...

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Everything you need to know about Cosmetic Dentistry

Everything you need to know about Cosmetic Dentistry
Think about your inner circle of close family and friends, what is it about them that makes you feel warmly towards them? Chances are, your mind just flashed an image of them beaming their mega-watt smile your way! A stunning smile is one of the...

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The Advantages of Smiling

The Advantages of Smiling
Think back to your fondest memories. It’s middle school and you’re hitting the ball out of the park at your baseball city finals, securing your team champion status. It’s a warm summer day and you’re holding hands with your special someone beneath a floral arch....

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When are Dental Fillings Required?

When are Dental Fillings Required?
While a trip to the dentist is usually never fun, sometimes it’s necessary to keep your smile looking, feeling and functioning at its best. One of the most common reasons people need dental care – aside from regular cleanings, of course – is because they...

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The Importance of Flossing

The Importance of Flossing
Flossing is nobody’s favourite task. Any Toronto dental clinic has likely heard a patient complain about how they consistently forget to floss, don’t have the time, find it uncomfortable and many other excuses along those lines. Many patients undergoing serious dental surgery, however, begin to...

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Everything You Need to Know About Sleep Dentistry

Everything You Need to Know About Sleep Dentistry
Sleep dentistry, also known as sedation dentistry is a fantastic option for people with severe anxiety, fear or discomfort surrounding visits to the dentist or an exaggerated gag reflex. It helps you relax so dental practitioners can treat issues with your oral health promptly and...

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Signs and Symptoms of Mouth Cancer

Signs and Symptoms of Mouth Cancer
One of the most unfortunate ailments that can befall an individual is to get cancer. Cancer is a disease that tears families apart from the inside out. There are a wide range of common cancer types that strike individuals when they’re least expecting. Eating wholesome,...

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What’s the Difference Between Dental Implants and Veneers

What’s the Difference Between Dental Implants and Veneers
If you’re not a professional in the dentistry industry, it can be hard to know the difference between dental implants and veneers. Essentially veneers are used to improve the cosmetic appearance of your smile whereas dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. Here is...

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Everything You Need to Know about Tooth Extractions

Everything You Need to Know about Tooth Extractions
The idea of having one of your teeth extracted may be intimidating but tooth extractions are a routine dental procedure and they are nothing to be afraid of. Knowing more details about this oral surgery will help alleviate any nerves that come with it. Here...

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Everything You Need to Know About Teeth Whitening

Everything You Need to Know About Teeth Whitening
Your smile says a lot about you - it’s one of the first things people see when they meet you or greet you, and creates an impression of you wherever you go. If you’re a heavy coffee drinker or smoker or have teeth that are...

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How to Maintain Stellar Oral Health

How to Maintain Stellar Oral Health
Like so many other aspects of our health, the best medicine for your teeth is preventative care. Anything you can do to help maintain your oral health and keep your gums and teeth happy will serve you greatly as you get older. The Mayo Clinic...

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Everything You Need To Know About Cavities

Everything You Need To Know About Cavities
  If you have a sweet tooth and can’t resist your daily dose of chocolate, it can be hard to adjust your eating habits. While it may seem like there is not much harm in eating a treat every now and then, it can be...

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Everything You Need To Know About Root Canals

Everything You Need To Know About Root Canals
Going to the dentist is a crucial step to maintaining great oral health. Chances are you’ve been told once, twice or maybe even a handful of times by your dentist that you should regularly brush and floss. While it may seem unnecessary to be constantly...

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Bone Grafting 101

Bone Grafting 101
It is no secret that dental implants are beginning to gain rapid popularity. Not only are they an excellent tooth replacement option, but they are also strong, durable and convenient. If you have been considering your options for dental implants, then you may have searched...

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How Dental Implants Can Save Your Jaw

How Dental Implants Can Save Your Jaw
From time to time, we all notice imperfections in our appearance. While insecurities are common, flawed teeth don’t have to be! Having a shiny and welcoming smile is an attribute that makes you memorable. If you are one of the many adults who are missing...

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Improving Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

Improving Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry
While there is no doubt that your most observed accessory is your smile, the chances of being born with flawless pearly whites are slim. However, thanks to modern technological advancements, almost anyone can have their dream smile by merely transforming and adjusting their teeth. Noticing...

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Why your Bi-Annual Dental Cleaning is Non-Negotiable

Why your Bi-Annual Dental Cleaning is Non-Negotiable
A visit to the dentist is often that thing you keep in the very back of your mind. Maintaining oral health by making regular visits to the dentist isn’t exactly on the top of everyone’s “to-do” list. In fact, going to the dentist can at...

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Sleep Dentistry – What you need to know

Sleep Dentistry – What you need to know
While dentists provide invaluable services that society would not be able to comfortably live without, this doesn’t prevent them from being viewed in an unflattering light from time to time. In fact, the fear of going to the dentist is far from uncommon, as many...

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What Are Mini Dental Implants?

What Are Mini Dental Implants?
When looking at the options available for replacing a missing tooth or a severely damaged tooth there is no doubt that dental implants are the best solution. Not only do dental implants look like a real tooth, they also feel and function as closely to...

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Can Nanodiamonds Be Used To Improve Dental Implants?

Can Nanodiamonds Be Used To Improve Dental Implants?
Diamonds are very versatile objects that have been used in a variety of applications such as in jewelry, as semiconductors in electrical components and in saw blades. They have even been used in high end dental crowns and dental grills for those willing to pay...

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Benefits Of Dental Implant Overdentures

Benefits Of Dental Implant Overdentures
For many years people missing multiple teeth had limited options when it came to replacing these missing teeth. Receiving individual dental implants on multiple teeth was too costly and time consuming so the most affordable and popular option has long been to get dentures. This...

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Dental Implant Risk Factors

Dental Implant Risk Factors
Similar to other surgical procedures, there are several factors that can potentially cause complications or complete failure of dental implants. Some of these factors are due to a malfunction of the materials and procedures used while others are a result of the patients general health...

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Osseointegration In Dental Implants

Osseointegration In Dental Implants
Ever wonder why dental implants are so much more effective than traditional tooth replacement options? The main reason for this is due to a phenomenon known as osseointegration which is the structural connection that forms between your natural jawbone and the titanium implant. When compared...

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Dental Implant Process

Dental Implant Process
Dental implants are by far the best option for replacing missing or severely damaged teeth. As opposed to traditional tooth replacement options, dental implants are placed directly into your jawbone giving them the same strength and functionality that you would get from your natural teeth....

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What Are Dental Implants?

What Are Dental Implants?
When it comes to replacing missing or damaged teeth the best solution available is to receive a dental implant. Dental implants, as opposed to other methods of replacing missing teeth, are implanted directly into the jawbone, creating an artificial root which is intended to be...

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Preliminary Procedures For Dental Implants

Preliminary Procedures For Dental Implants
In order to receive dental implants, it is necessary to undergo some preliminary procedures. At the very least, a consultation will be required between the patient and dentist to determine the patients oral health. If the dentist determines that the dental implants can be placed...

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Dental Implants vs Traditional Tooth Replacement Options

Dental Implants vs Traditional Tooth Replacement Options
Losing a tooth or, even worse, several teeth, can be quite a distressing experience. Not only will it ruin your smile and possibly self-confidence, it can also have other negative side effects to your remaining teeth, gums and jawbone if it is not properly fixed...

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Types Of Dental Implants

Types Of Dental Implants
Dental implants are known to be the most effective way of replacing missing or damaged teeth. More traditional methods like removable dentures and bridges tend to cause many problems for patients such as difficulties with chewing & speaking, diminished oral health and overall discomfort. Unlike...

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Dental Implant Maintenance

Dental Implant Maintenance
Dental implants are by far the best way to replace missing or damaged teeth to give you that perfect smile you always dreamed of, but to make sure you can keep this smile going for years to come you must take good care of them...

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Root Canal Therapy FAQs

Root Canal Therapy FAQs
What is root canal therapy? To understand root canal therapy you must first understand the 3 layers that a tooth is composed of: -enamel - is the outer hard layer of the tooth composed primarily of minerals. Enamel is actually considered the hardest substance in...

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Are Dental Implants Painful

Are Dental Implants Painful
When undergoing any type of invasive surgical procedure, a common area of concern is how much pain or discomfort will be experienced. Dental implants are no exception to this rule considering that the procedure often involves tooth extraction, cutting & stitching gum tissue, drilling a...

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Who Invented Dental Implants?

Who Invented Dental Implants?
For thousands of years,  damaged or missing teeth have been replaced for aesthetic and practical purposes. In ancient China,  human remains have been found dating back 4000 years with carved bamboo pegs tapped into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. Additionally, ancient Egyptian remains have been...

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