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How to Prevent a Dental Emergency

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We’re pretty sure that you don’t think about dental emergencies very much at all. You’re busy with your life—work, family time, and social activities. Emergency dental work isn’t even at the back of your mind until it happens to you. Then it becomes front and centre. A Major Interruption Needing an emergency dental appointment in Toronto is becoming more frequent. Your teeth and gums face demanding use everyday and so even over a decade—nevermind a lifetime—teeth may weaken and gums can recede. For kids and teens, it’s a whole different set of circumstances. When your young ones need emergency dental care, the cause could be a chipped or lost tooth, a cut gum, or a lost filling. If you’re a parent to preschoolers, you’ll know that little ones are constantly putting things in their mouths, and we’re not just talking about food! A child’s natural curiosity can turn into a…

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Ten Tips for Handling Tooth Sensitivity After Whitening

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Tooth sensitivity is a very common yet incredibly uncomfortable side effect following teeth whitening treatments. The payoff is a bright and beautiful smile, but unfortunately, you may experience tenderness, aching and other unpleasant sensations after the procedure. Tooth sensitivity after whitening can impede your daily life and cause unpleasant changes in your routine. It’s difficult to make changes when your lifestyle has remained a certain way for any substantial length of time. Luckily, there are a number of straightforward methods for reducing tooth sensitivity after whitening: At least one to two weeks prior to your whitening treatment, get in the habit of brushing using a toothpaste specially formulated for sensitive teeth (like Sensodyne) three times per day. Remember to apply a gentle level of pressure when brushing your teeth to avoid damage. Home dental care is very important. Select a toothbrush with soft bristles. A prescription-grade sensitivity toothpaste can be…

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5 Misconceptions about Veneers

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Your smile is the first thing people notice when they meet you, and we all know first impressions are everything. If you’re not happy with the appearance of your teeth, you can quickly lose confidence. This lack of self-esteem can ultimately affect your personal and professional relationships. That’s why many people turn to cosmetic dentistry. Veneers are an easy way to improve the overall appearance of your smile. Simply put, a veneer is a thin layer of restorative material that is bonded to your teeth. Veneers can mask discolourations, fill in gaps, and even correct chipped edges. Porcelain veneers are among the most popular methods to create a more beautiful smile. They can make teeth appear whiter and even change the size and shape of your teeth if they’re uneven. If applied properly, veneers can last up to 15 years. Despite its many advantages, there are lots of myths surrounding…

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What You Need to Know About Dental Implant Care

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Losing a tooth is a big deal. Whether it be less-than-ideal hygiene on your part, or an accident, a missing tooth can weigh on your self-esteem. No matter the cause, often the best treatment is to replace your missing tooth with a dental implant. This procedure replaces bridges and partial or complete dentures. In fact, dental implants feel a lot like the real thing and look great! What are Dental Implants? When someone goes to the dentist’s office with a missing tooth, they likely feel self-conscious and embarrassed of their smile. At Centenary Dental, we know the solution to help you regain your confidence with dental implants. For some, ordinary bridges and dentures are not comfortable due to sore spots or gagging. For others, dentures may not even be possible, due to having poor tissue support or a bridge can’t be placed because there is no anchoring tooth in the…

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All About Porcelain Veneers: The Most Common Patient Questions

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Porcelain veneers are one of the best ways of creating a beautiful smile. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asserts that smiling boosts your mood, which enhances your immune system to potentially add another seven years to your lifespan. Porcelain veneers are utilized in the recreation of natural teeth to provide added strength and resilience just like teeth enamel. These veneers are created out of porcelain which mimics the enamel and requires custom-fitting. Porcelain veneers improve your teeth’s appearance and have the ability to change the colour, position, and size of your teeth. History of Porcelain Veneers Even though cosmetic veneers have gained mainstream popularity during the last two decades, their history stretches back into the 1920’s Dr. Charles Pincus, a Hollywood Dentist, designed cosmetic veneers that could be temporarily applied on the teeth of actresses and actors. These veneers revolutionized smiles in Hollywood and quickly became a trademark feature…

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