Having nice straight teeth with an ideal bite makes for a beautiful smile. However, if they are marred with these permanent white spots or riddled with cavities it can affect your smile for years to come, so you’ve really just traded one dental problem for another.
Stainless Steel Crowns My Dentists wants to put crowns on my child’s teeth. This seems like an extreme measure since they will eventually fall out anyways! Usually, dentists repair decayed teeth with filling material. However, when teeth are badly broken down by the cavity (decay) process, have had nerve treatment or are weakened by a… Continue reading Crowns for Baby Teeth
The Tooth Sleuth... Why does tooth decay suddenly begin in patients who have had no history of multiple cavities? This is actually a common question that is not generally an age-specific misfortune as much as it tends to be a lifestyle occurrence. It is understandable why someone becomes frustrated and very concerned about the… Continue reading The Sudden Appearance of Cavities
The Battleground There is always a battle going on in your mouth! There is bacteria present in your mouth that produce an acid that can attack your tooth and dissolve (demineralize) it away. Fortunately, we also have saliva that is capable of repairing (remineralizing) the early stages of this acid attack on the tooth. This process… Continue reading If I have a cavity why can’t I feel it?
Building Relationships ~ One patient at a time! Like many of our patients who "grew up in our practice," Mary never had a fear of going to the dentist. From a young age she has always been a happy smile that we get to see twice a year. She brightens up our office every time… Continue reading Something About Mary, A Dental Story…
We treat many children in our practice. We also have many patients that have "grown up" in our practice. Caring for children can be challenging, but also very rewarding. It is tremendously satisfying to gain a child's trust after managing their care under trying circumstances. It takes a village... Seeing their confidence grow and knowing… Continue reading Parents in the Dental Treatment Room
Where did the years go? The first time we saw Maria (not real name) was 25 years ago, when we first opened our Oshawa practice. She was fortunate enough to have a job that had a great health care insurance program and she made sure that she took advantage of those benefits, faithfully attending to… Continue reading Losing your Health Care Benefits