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Digital Smile Design: When Is It Useful and Why Would I Want It?

Digital Smile Design: When Is It Useful and Why Would I Want It?

When you’re unhappy with your smile, it’s hard to feel confident. Taking photographs, talking to others, and meeting new people can all feel like a challenge if you don’t want others to see your smile. With Digital Smile Design (DSD), you can get your confidence back while enjoying a more positive dental experience. Not all dental providers offer Digital Smile Design treatment options. It is limited to a small group of dental providers. Understanding the benefits of this treatment protocol can help you determine if it might be a good option for you.

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7 Oral Health Concerns More Common in Seniors

7 Oral Health Concerns More Common in Seniors

Oral health is important for patients of all ages, but there are many problems that become more pressing in older patients. Seniors are more likely to experience trouble with lost teeth, denture care, discoloration, and periodontal disease. Understanding the hazards that are unique to seniors will help you get a better idea of how to address and prevent these issues.

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Digital Smile Design: Different Technologies and Providers

Digital Smile Design: Different Technologies and Providers

Digital Smile Design allows dentists to use the latest advancements in technology to achieve excellence, improve accuracy, and boost communication. Patients also become active participants in their dental treatment plans, becoming co-designers of their new smiles while being able to communicate their needs and wants more effectively with their dental care providers.

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Seniors and Gum Disease: What You Need to Know in 2019

Seniors and Gum Disease: What You Need to Know in 2019

Gum disease is not at all uncommon. In fact, 70 per cent of Canadians will develop gum disease during their lifetime. While gum disease is more prevalent in older Canadians, this isn’t simply an unavoidable part of aging. There are many things that you can do to prevent and treat gum disease. Understanding gum disease and taking the proper precautions now will go a long way toward protecting your health.  Updated for 2019, read this newly updated and expanded blog to learn more.

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Diabetes and Your Oral Health

Diabetes and Your Oral Health

Diabetes is a condition that impacts your body’s ability to control blood glucose levels. If you have Type I diabetes, your body doesn’t produce enough insulin, which transports sugar from your blood to the body’s cells. If you have Type II diabetes, your body doesn’t respond to insulin as it should. In both cases, you’re more likely to have problems with your oral health.

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Making the Teething Process More Comfortable for Your Baby

Making the Teething Process More Comfortable for Your Baby

Teething typically begins around four to seven months of age. Every baby is different, so even seasoned parents who have been through this process before may find themselves desperate for insights into how to ease teething. Knowing what to look for and what to do can help smooth some of the hazards of teething and create a more comfortable and stress-free experience for everyone.

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Living With Invisalign – What to Expect

Living With Invisalign – What to Expect

Invisalign aligners are an effective alternative to metal braces. Most patients are able to get the same results with these clear aligners that they would achieve with brackets and wires. Invisalign aligners are clear, unobtrusive, and easily removable. If you’re considering Invisalign for your treatment, here are some quick answers to common questions about what it’s like to live with Invisalign.

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The Power of Smiling

The Power of Smiling

Smiling is often thought of as the result of a positive outlook or happy situation. While you are certainly more likely to smile when things are looking up, the power of your pearly whites can work in both directions. Sometimes, smiling will give you a boost of chemicals that can help produce positive emotions even when you’re not initially feeling them. A forced smile may seem counter-intuitive when you’re facing an unpleasant situation, but this could be just what you need to get through the hard times.

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