Do Braces Hurt? Answers to Common Questions about Getting Braces.

When you are looking for a “braces dentist near me”, here are answers to some of the questions you may have. Braces were once thought of as a rite of passage for many teens. But people of any age can benefit from braces. According to the Canadian Association of Orthodontists, of the thousands of Canadians [...]

2022-05-01T14:22:04-04:00May 1st, 2022|Waterdown Dental Blog|

What is the Best Age to Start Taking Children to Visit the Dentist?

If you are a new parent, you may be wondering when you should start taking your child to the dentist, and may even be searching for a “children’s dentist near me”. The truth is there is no “best” age to start taking children to the dentist, but the Canadian Dental Association recommends having your baby [...]

2022-05-01T14:12:08-04:00May 1st, 2022|Waterdown Dental Blog|

Ask your Waterdown Family Dentist: Is Sparkling Water Bad for My Teeth?

Ask your Waterdown Family Dentist: Is Sparkling Water Bad for My Teeth? Short answer is yes…a little. All carbonated beverages are acidic, and acid can eat away at your tooth enamel. The longer answer, however, is that pure sparkling water is no worse – and in many cases better - than other foods or beverages [...]

2022-05-02T14:23:24-04:00March 30th, 2022|Waterdown Dental Blog|

Family Dental Care: Why Does the Dentist Take X-Rays of Your Teeth?

Family dental care is the practice of preventative dentistry. The goal is to catch problems early to prevent or slow major problems like gum disease or root decay. While dental X-rays are used for emergency dentistry, they are also an important part of family dental care. Most patients visit the dentist twice a year for [...]

2022-05-02T14:27:54-04:00March 30th, 2022|Waterdown Dental Blog|

The Best Options for Tooth Replacement

When we’re young, nature has a simple option for tooth replacement – you lose a baby tooth, and your adult, or “permanent” tooth grows in. Too bad it’s not that easy when you’re older! As an adult, losing a tooth can be stressful. You can lose a tooth as a result of an injury, like [...]

2022-02-25T13:09:45-05:00February 25th, 2022|Waterdown Dental Blog|

The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry Go Beyond Face Value

You may have heard the term “cosmetic dentistry”, but may not know what services are included under the cosmetic dentistry umbrella. Cosmetic dentistry is generally defined as any service that improves the look of your teeth. Cosmetic dentistry services include bonding or dental veneers, tooth replacement (including implant dentistry), orthodontics (like Invisalign), teeth whitening, and [...]

2022-02-25T12:45:32-05:00February 25th, 2022|Waterdown Dental Blog|

Why Are Regular Dental Exams So Important?

Any dentist in a family dental care clinic or specialty clinic will tell you that dental health has a strong connection to your overall health. Since the 1800s, it has been known that an abscessed tooth can lead to death if not treated. Recently, more and more connections have been made between oral health and [...]

2022-01-26T12:30:51-05:00January 26th, 2022|Waterdown Dental Blog|

Taking Care of A Cavity – Amalgam and Composite Fillings

Plaque, tartar, tooth enamel, amalgam fillings, composite fillings…there’s a lot of terms you’ll hear if you get a cavity. How do you know you have a cavity and what needs to be done about it? How do you know you have a cavity? Some people don’t even know they have a cavity in their tooth [...]

2022-01-26T12:16:52-05:00January 26th, 2022|Waterdown Dental Blog|

Metal Braces, Clear Braces or Invisalign – Is there a Right Choice?

There are a lot of right braces choices today – clear braces, metal braces, even Invisible Aligners such as Invisalign clear aligners. Although many of us associate braces with teenagers, people of any age can benefit from braces. In fact, today, more adults are choosing to get braces than [...]

2022-01-10T09:35:52-05:00December 29th, 2021|Waterdown Dental Blog|

Worried about a Dental Implant Procedure? Don’t be!

What are dental implants, and what is a dental implant procedure? If you lose a tooth due to injury, your dentist may recommend a dental implant to replace the tooth. If you’re nervous about dental procedures, we understand. For many people, the anxiety lessens the more they know about [...]

2022-05-02T14:42:50-04:00December 21st, 2021|Waterdown Dental Blog|
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