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Getting the Most Out Of Your Teeth Whitening Treatment

Yay! You’ve decided to brighten your smile! Seeing a dentist will help you get a better result than using a whitening kit sold over the counter. Is there anything extra you can do to ensure your smile responds better to the product?   Here are a few tips and tricks that we want our teeth whitening patients to know about:   Get a Check and Clean First For your whitening gel to work as effectively...

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The Health Impact of Gum Disease

It’s not uncommon to see a toothpaste or mouthwash commercial mention the dangers of gum disease. You may have heard the subject mentioned during your exam with one of our dentists. But aside from swollen or bleeding gums, it’s extremely important to note that there are repercussions on your overall health if periodontitis (gum disease) goes untreated.   The Oral-Systemic Connection Oral biofilm that cause gum disease tend to accumulate under the soft...

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Five Advantages of Dental Implants

Are you ready to replace your missing teeth or find an alternative to your conventional dentures? Dental implants offer several tremendous advantages to our patients. Here are just a few that are worth considering:   They’re Stronger Than Natural Teeth Once an implant has integrated with the body and bone has fused it permanently in place, it can withstand more weight than healthy teeth. Their strength means implants typically outperform removable conventional prosthetics like...

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Is Flossing Really Necessary?

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t like flossing. At Purity Dental we know it’s no secret that flossing is a hard habit to get into. And chances are, if you’ve never had a cavity, you may be asking our Mulgrave dentists, “is flossing really even necessary?”   Yes. It is. And here’s why:   Your Toothbrush Can’t Clean Between Your Teeth Brush as long and hard as you want, and the bristles will...

Child's first visit at dentist

Making Your Child’s Dental Visit a Successful One

Is it time for your child’s first dental checkup? Maybe they’ve been before, but it’s been a few years and the first experience wasn’t that great. Here are a few tips from the Purity Dental team for you to keep in mind when prepping your little one for their next appointment:   Play “dentist” at home, by taking turns brushing each other’s teeth. Sit with your legs crossed and have your...

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Relaxation Dentistry: Oral Sedation Helps Curb the Fear of Dental Care

Does the idea of going to the dentist make you feel nervous? Or worse, does it make you avoid going to the dentist at all? At Purity Dental, we know not everyone looks forward to their next dental checkup. That’s why we’ve invested resources to help curb dental anxiety and improve the overall experience or our patients.   Am I A Candidate for Sedation Dentistry? There are a number of situations where dental...

Woman with wisdom tooth pain

What You Need to Know About Wisdom Teeth Pain

Wisdom teeth are the third (and final) set of molars to erupt inside your mouth. Depending on your family history and gender, your wisdom teeth may come in sometime during your mid-teen years or into your late 20s.   The reason most people get their wisdom teeth taken out, is because they start to hurt (or hurt the teeth around them).   Managing Discomfort, Swelling, and Infection Most of the pain that comes from wisdom...