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How often should I brush? Should I use an electric toothbrush?

The classic rule is to brush as often as you eat each day (after each meal) and floss once a day. This may not be right for you and you may have to use special devices, for example, an electric tooth brush, special tooth paste, a small brush to get between the teeth, a rubber tip or special mouth rinses.

Why should I replace a missing tooth?

When a tooth is lost, the bite may change and the teeth shift positions. Also, when a tooth is lost, the bone begins to shrink (atrophy) and the face gets that “sunken in” look.

What are veneers?

Veneers are very thin, tooth-colored shells that are custom-fit and bonded to the front sides of teeth to close gaps, cover stains and discolorations, and correct chipped or misshapen teeth to give you a bright, even, attractive smile.

What are crowns used for?

Dental crowns are caps that fit over a damaged or weak tooth. This strengthens the existing tooth and improves it aesthetically, restoring the colour, size, and shape of your tooth. Whether you need extra support for a tooth with a filling or you need a crown following root canal therapy, we can assist you. Strong, attractive, and long-lasting, a dental crown also helps to support the surround teeth and restore overall stability in your mouth.

Can I safely whiten my teeth?

Most teeth that have been stained or darkened by age, food, tobacco, injury or other causes can be whitened by professional tooth cleaning and polishing. Some stained teeth require a procedure that brightens them. Tooth bleaching is a tooth whitening procedure and it takes the form of an in-office (chair-side treatment) or take-home whitening products.

Why should I consider in-office rather than take-home whitening kits?

In-office bleaching, which is the best controlled and most effective method of tooth whitening, takes place in one of our treatment rooms and is administered by a dentist. The teeth are first cleaned and polished and the whitening product is applied tooth by tooth. Then a curing light combines peroxide with the tooth surface to make the teeth whiter. During the technique, the gums are covered to protect them from any irritation.

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FAQs

How often should I brush? Should I use an electric toothbrush?

The classic rule is to brush as often as you eat each day (after each meal) and floss once a day. This may not be right for you and you may have to use special devices, for example, an electric tooth brush, special tooth paste, a small brush to get between the teeth, a rubber tip or special mouth rinses.

Why should I replace a missing tooth?

When a tooth is lost, the bite may change and the teeth shift positions. Also, when a tooth is lost, the bone begins to shrink (atrophy) and the face gets that “sunken in” look.

What are veneers?

Veneers are very thin, tooth-colored shells that are custom-fit and bonded to the front sides of teeth to close gaps, cover stains and discolorations, and correct chipped or misshapen teeth to give you a bright, even, attractive smile.

What are crowns used for?

Dental crowns are caps that fit over a damaged or weak tooth. This strengthens the existing tooth and improves it aesthetically, restoring the colour, size, and shape of your tooth. Whether you need extra support for a tooth with a filling or you need a crown following root canal therapy, we can assist you. Strong, attractive, and long-lasting, a dental crown also helps to support the surround teeth and restore overall stability in your mouth.

Can I safely whiten my teeth?

Most teeth that have been stained or darkened by age, food, tobacco, injury or other causes can be whitened by professional tooth cleaning and polishing. Some stained teeth require a procedure that brightens them. Tooth bleaching is a tooth whitening procedure and it takes the form of an in-office (chair-side treatment) or take-home whitening products.

Why should I consider in-office rather than take-home whitening kits?

In-office bleaching, which is the best controlled and most effective method of tooth whitening, takes place in one of our treatment rooms and is administered by a dentist. The teeth are first cleaned and polished and the whitening product is applied tooth by tooth. Then a curing light combines peroxide with the tooth surface to make the teeth whiter. During the technique, the gums are covered to protect them from any irritation.

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