Why we steer clear of dental amalgam

Why we steer clear of dental amalgam

While amalgam has been used in dental fillings for the better part of the last century, it has a lot of significant risks that could outweigh its benefits. These cover many areas including preparation and how amalgam-free alternatives provide safer, more beneficial advantages in comparison. The following is a quick list of some problems with… Continue Reading

How to floss properly

How to floss properly

We are taught about the importance of oral health at an early age.  However, while many people do brush on a regular basis, many people do not floss nearly as often as they should. And even if you do floss semi-regularly, you may not be doing it properly! The following are a few tips on… Continue Reading

Porcelain veneers – what you need to know

Porcelain veneers – what you need to know

Dental veneers are a common solution for people who are not completely happy with their smile. They are very thin (equivalent to a contact lens) shells made either from porcelain or a resin composite that adhere to the front of the tooth. Veneers change the shape, colour and size of the natural tooth. They fix… Continue Reading

Dentures vs. implants – why would I choose them?

Dentures vs. implants – why would I choose them?

Both dentures and implants are common dental appliances that may solve the problem of one or multiple missing teeth. There are pros and cons to both and which one an individual chooses is dependent on several factors. Let’s look at why a person might prefer one to the other.   The advantages of dental implants… Continue Reading

Braces for Kids: How Orthodontics Work

Braces for Kids: How Orthodontics Work

As your child’s teeth fall out and their adult teeth begin coming in, it’s time to get all the facts about braces. When your dentist lets you know that enough adult teeth have come in, he will establish a plan to address any irregularities that may be present. Firstly the dentist will have to identify… Continue Reading

Porcelain veneers – creating the smile of your dreams

Porcelain veneers – creating the smile of your dreams

If you’ve always dreamed of having perfectly formed and neatly aligned teeth, you may be interested to know that porcelain veneers can create a perfect smile. Veneers made of exquisite porcelain can tidy up your smile and can be fitted in just three professional appointments. The veneer procedure is painless and often much less expensive… Continue Reading