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Am I A Good Candidate for Invisalign?

Am I A Good Candidate for Invisalign?

If you want straighter teeth but are not interested in traditional braces, Invisalign is the perfect solution and will help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Invisalign is very different from braces but offers the same results through the use of clear...

Oral Health Tips for Kids

Oral Health Tips for Kids

Teaching kids about the importance of healthy teeth can be challenging, especially when it comes to implementing an oral care routine. While it can be a struggle, the importance of oral care and your child’s teeth cannot be emphasized enough, so if you’re having...

What You Need To Know About a Dental Implant Procedure

What You Need To Know About a Dental Implant Procedure

A dental implant is a perfect solution for anyone with missing teeth because they look, feel and function the same way as a natural tooth would. This procedure will provide patients with a replacement tooth that will help them smile, eat and speak comfortably but...

Do You Need Emergency Dental Care

Do You Need Emergency Dental Care

Many times, the problems that happen with your mouth, teeth or gums, are not classified as emergencies and usually you can wait a few days to see your dentist. However, it is important to know what is an emergency, so that you can contact your dentist and get the help...

Essential Brushing Tips To Keep Your Child’s Teeth Strong

Essential Brushing Tips To Keep Your Child’s Teeth Strong

Is there anything children love more than tasty treats and sweets? You may be able to manage their treat consumption quite well, but find setting morning and night brushing schedules nearly impossible. You’ve bought them their favourite cartoon toothbrush and...

Benefits of Flossing Your Teeth

Benefits of Flossing Your Teeth

You’ve heard it from your parents and your dentist, but do you really know and understand the benefits of flossing your teeth? Regular flossing removes and prevents plaque build-up, which can lead to tartar. Simply put, flossing is great for maintaining your oral...

Sensitive Teeth: Everything You Need To Know

Sensitive Teeth: Everything You Need To Know

Wincing in pain as you bite down, brush your teeth or even breathe can ruin your entire day. No one should struggle with such severe discomfort every time they eat or drink and these sharp pains can weigh down heavily on our teeth and gums. That’s why it’s important...

Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Mouth

Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Mouth

Your oral health greatly contributes to your overall health. If you have poor oral hygiene, you may be at risk for diabetes and cancer. Maintaining your oral health is crucial to living a happy and healthy life. Regularly practicing oral health care habits such as...

Plaque vs tartar difference

Plaque vs tartar difference

It is widely understood that both plaque and tartar are enemies to our dental health. But, the difference between the two is less noticeable. Although, there are many important differences between plaque and tartar that should be understood to keep our mouths clean....

To floss or not to floss…

To floss or not to floss…

Ever been to a really important business dinner and feeling extremely uncomfortable because that tiny piece of chicken stuck in the gap between your two front teeth? If this sounds familiar, flossing may just be the right thing for you. In spite of a huge debate on...

Composite fillings vs amalgam fillings

Composite fillings vs amalgam fillings

Throughout dentistry's history, people have experimented with a variety of materials to fill cavity-riddled teeth. They tried gold and even beeswax, but the two materials that they found worked the best was silver amalgam and composite resin. Both have advantages and...

The Top Causes for Toothaches

The Top Causes for Toothaches

There could be an endless number of reasons behind the aching that’s currently radiating throughout your mouth. However, we’re here to help narrow down the possible causes. Below are the most common reasons that could be responsible for your toothache. Tooth Decay As...

Natural Remedies for Whitening Teeth

Natural Remedies for Whitening Teeth

Why try various natural alternatives to teeth whitening when you could just buy a kit from the drugstore? Because the harsh ingredients can wear away too much of your enamel if used frequently. This will damage your teeth and can lead to tooth sensitivity. Some...

Foods that Keep Your Teeth Healthy

Foods that Keep Your Teeth Healthy

The health of your teeth is influenced by the overall health of your body. If you have a poor diet, then your teeth will suffer as well. The various foods on this list are sure to make a positive impact on your body while working to strengthen and protect your teeth...

The Benefits and Side Effects of Fluoride Treatments

The Benefits and Side Effects of Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride is a natural mineral that builds the strength of teeth while helping to prevent cavities and is necessary if you have a high risk of developing cavities. It’s essential to oral health, as it supports tooth enamel and fights against harmful bacteria before it...

Building A Solid Foundation For Oral Health

Building A Solid Foundation For Oral Health

As parents, we give our children the best start we can and good oral health habits are no exception. Gingivitis can affect anyone. The good news is that the onset of gum disease can be easily prevented…Floss thoroughly (have patience) every day before bedBrush gently...

Why South Georgetown Dental May Be Perfect For Your Family!

Why South Georgetown Dental May Be Perfect For Your Family!

Our warm and friendly team has 20 years of experience in providing gentle compassionate dental care that caters to families from children to mature adults. We use technologies designed to increase your comfort and our office is relaxed and welcoming so you’ll feel at...

Whitening Special!!

Whitening Special!!

Do you have a special occasion coming up? Or would just like to brighten your smile? Come on into our office to receive our in office whitening!! Or you can just grab a take home kit and do it in your own house! call to book an appointment for a consultation with our...

Sobering Statistics – Why Annual Oral Cancer Exams Matter

Sobering Statistics – Why Annual Oral Cancer Exams Matter

More than 25% of oral cancer victims are under age 40 and have none of the known lifestyle risk factors like tobacco and alcohol use or diabetes. Scientists have recently learned that people can develop oral cancer after contracting the human papilloma virus (HPV)....

Protect Teeth From Decay- Affordable Effective Sealants

Protect Teeth From Decay- Affordable Effective Sealants

Did you know that by age 19, nearly 70% of kids have already had at least one cavity? Studies show that the majority of them occur in the pits and grooves of newly erupted molars. These cavities can easily be prevented with dental sealants – a fast, painless...

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Stress may cause you to grind your teeth at night, resulting in headaches, jaw pain, and worn down teeth, and even broken teeth. If you suffer from any of these, come talk to us about a night guard.

Combat Acid Wear- To Reduce Teeth Erosion

Combat Acid Wear- To Reduce Teeth Erosion

More common than ever before, Dental erosion occurs when tooth enamel is dissolved by acid causing sensitivity, yellowing and pitted or worn teeth. Many everyday foods and beverages are to blame, including perceived healthy ones like your morning juice and...

Denture Care

Denture Care

Contrary to popular belief, losing your teeth is not a natural part of aging. Disease and trauma are the main causes of tooth loss, and while trauma may be beyond your control, you can prevent disease of the teeth and gums with proper cleaning habits that will help...

Playing The Odds

Playing The Odds

Most families understand the need for a protective helmet for contact sports and for activities like biking, skateboarding and rollerblading. Unfortunately another critical piece of safety equipment doesn’t cross their minds.Mouthguards protect more than just the...

Good Habits To Keep Your Smile Youthful

Good Habits To Keep Your Smile Youthful

Bright shiny teeth make you appear younger while yellow teeth with receding gums is one surefire way to add years to your appearance.Brushing– Sweeps away remnant of stain causing food and drink. Brush at least twice a day.Flossing– cleans between your teeth and below...

Headaches And Jaw Issues Connected?

Headaches And Jaw Issues Connected?

Do you wake up with headaches? Jaw joint pain? Do you hear clicking when opening and closing your mouth, or even earaches?These all could be caused by Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD). TMD happens when the jaw jaoints aren’t working as they should due to injury,...

The Importance Of Wisdom Tooth Removal

The Importance Of Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom teeth do not necessarily need to be removed. There are two ways in which wisdom teeth can erupt into the mouth.Like all of the other teeth in the mouthImpactedIf the wisdom teeth are impacted it is usually recommended that they are removed to prevent from...

Get Your Brightest Smile In Just 5 Steps!

Get Your Brightest Smile In Just 5 Steps!

Brush Regularly: Take two minutes twice daily to brush with a soft brush and fluoride toothpaste. This simple habit will remove plaque before it has a chance to cause decay!Floss Daily: Flossing is not optional. Reaching between teeth and below the gumline where...

How Are Diabetes And Gum Disease Linked?

How Are Diabetes And Gum Disease Linked?

There is a lot of evidence that periodontal disease is directly linked to diabetes. Those with gum disease are at high risk for diabetes and 95% of those with diabetes already have gum disease. Close to one third of diabetics remain undiagnosed.Gum disease can also...

Fight Against Gum Disease

Fight Against Gum Disease

More than 75% of adults have some form of gum disease and only 51% floss every day. The encouraging news is that gum disease can almost always be prevented!Brush Right: Brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes twice daily.Floss Daily: If you don’t floss, you’re missing...

A Boost Of Confidence With A Smile Makeover!

A Boost Of Confidence With A Smile Makeover!

If you’re missing teeth, or have broken, decayed, or misshapen teeth, it may be the time for a confidence boosting smile makeover.Enhance your look and make lasting impressions!CrownsA crown is used to cover an entire tooth, restoring and improving its natural shape,...

4 Simple Steps To Great Oral Health

4 Simple Steps To Great Oral Health

Your mouth is the gateway to your overall health. Unhealthy gums increase your risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and more.Brush Correctly Brush at least twice a day for 2 minutes. Clean every surface, including your tongue, using a circular massaging...

Bonding: A Fast Fix!

Bonding: A Fast Fix!

After years of wear and tear and thinning enamel, teeth won’t remain as strong.  Enamel will start to develop very minor cracks on the surface of the  teeth.  Although not structurally worrisome, these cracks can be traps for bacteria and small food particles that can...

Gum Disease

Gum Disease

More than 75% of adults have some form of gum disease yet less than half the population floss every day. In addition to regular visits to the dentist, your beautiful smile depends upon good daily hygiene. The good news is that gum disease can almost always be...

Bonding For Minor Cracks

Bonding For Minor Cracks

Did you know that tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body. After years of wear and thinning, tooth enamel can develop craze lines or minor cracks on the surface.Although there are no structural concerns, these craze lines can be traps for bacteria and...

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