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Whitening or Porcelain Veneers: Which is the Best Treatment For You?

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Thinking of ways to improve your smile? There are several options in line with cosmetic dentistry that can give you a smile makeover- the most popular choice usually being teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. Wondering which treatment is right for you? Read on for more information! Whitening treatment If your teeth don’t suffer any misalignment, change in shape, gaps and are straight, then whitening may be the best option for you! There are two ways you can go about this: one, you can come to our office where we will place a solution over your teeth and shine a light … Continue reading

Is Your Mouth Showing Signs of Sleeping Disorders?

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Did you know our dentists at Purity Dental can screen you for a sleeping disorder simply by assessing the inside of your mouth? There are many dental symptoms and signs that are visible depending on the type of sleeping disorder you have. Here are some of the symptoms we’ll be able to pick up on during your evaluation: Worn Teeth It’s a bodily reflex for your jaw and teeth to tighten and clench as a response to your brain not getting enough oxygen. With time, this can lead to excessive wear and tear of your teeth or even cracks! Physically, … Continue reading

How to Treat a Cracked Tooth

Do you suspect you have a crack in your tooth? A visit to Purity Dental will quickly clarify this. However, next comes the question of how to treat it. Our expert dentists will diagnose the particular severity and location of your crack to determine which of the following treatments would be most beneficial to you! Bonding Surface cracks that don’t pose any dental issues or structural damage are usually fixed purely for aesthetic purposes. These may become noticeable if they pick up stains as time passes by as well. For small cracks such as these that do not pose any … Continue reading

4 After-Care Tips for Wisdom Teeth Removal

Once you have your wisdom teeth removed, you’ll have to take great care of the surgical site so you don’t experience any unwanted issues, like a “dry socket” or infection, for example. A dry socket is extremely painful and leaves your jaw bone exposed, which makes even breathing a painful effort. Hence, at Purity Dental we provide you with the best after-care possible. Here are some instructions to follow to make sure any issue is avoided. Step 1 We’ll have the surgical site covered with gauze. Before you leave our dental office you’ll be instructed on how to safely remove … Continue reading

4 Ways Cosmetic Veneers Increase Your Confidence

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Have you been considering cosmetic dental treatments as of late to improve your smile? If you’re just venturing into the field, there might be many overwhelming options to choose from. However, if you’re looking for the most comprehensive treatment, finalized over the span of a few steps, we recommend giving Purity Dental cosmetic veneers a serious thought. Here are some ways they might benefit you best! Accentuates healthy teeth The ideal candidates for cosmetic veneers would be individuals who possess a healthy set of teeth with small aesthetic flaws. Made out of a thin layer of porcelain, veneers can be … Continue reading

Fluoride Treatments: What Do They Offer?

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From your previous scale and cleans, you might have noticed your appointment ends with fluoride being applied along your teeth. Fluoride treatment has a number of advantages including the following: Fights tooth sensitivity Have you noticed your teeth getting increasingly sensitive to certain beverages and foods? You could perhaps notice this when there’s a fluctuation in temperature, drinking your coffee, using toothpaste etc. This increased sensitivity isn’t always an indication of a severe dental issue. It could be a warning sign that your gums are starting to recede. By applying fluoride, it acts as a desensitizing treatment for the next … Continue reading

Why You Should Whiten Before Cosmetic Treatments

Are you thinking of getting any cosmetic dental procedures done? Whether its bonding, veneers, replacing your fillings or any other treatment, you’ll want to consider whitening your teeth first and here’s why! Dental Work Won’t Respond to Whitening When you opt for restorative treatments such as composite bonding, porcelain crowns or fillings, they are designed to match your natural tooth color. When you next go in for your whitening treatment, you’ll find that the ceramic material won’t react to the whitening agents. So if you want to make your smile brighter after restorative treatments, you’ll have to change your entire … Continue reading

5 Reasons You Have Worn Teeth

Do your teeth look flatter, worn down and more sharp around the edges? Our dentists can help you figure out the exact cause behind this and stop your tooth wear from worsening. But first, here are the most common reasons behind worn teeth you need to look out for: Malocclusion Malocclusion is a misalignment of your upper and lower teeth. Because of this, the muscles of your jaw essentially work harder in order to bring your jaws to a correct position, leading to excessive tooth wear as you bite and chew with more force. Stress Do you clench your teeth … Continue reading

Broke Your Tooth? Here’s What You Need To Do

It’s always important to know just what to do in a dental emergency. If you break or chip your tooth, quick action can reduce the amount of treatment you need and may actually save your tooth! Here are our 3 steps on how to handle a broken tooth: Stop the bleeding The amount of blood involved in mouth injuries can make any dental issue seem quite scary. Your mouth has many blood vessels, which means that even the smallest of injuries can give way to a lot of blood. The key here is to keep calm and stop the bleeding … Continue reading

What’s Causing Your Sensitive Teeth?

Noticed your teeth seem to be more sensitive as of late? Do your teeth feel tender every time you bite into hot/cold foods or when you brush your teeth?There could be a number of factors causing this! Here are some of the most common causes for sensitive teeth: Commercial whitening kits Do you use over-the-counter whitening kits to brighten your smile? This could be the reason for your increased sensitivity. Whitening products contain components that can open up tooth tubules like pores which is why we always recommend using professional-grade whitening products from our very own clinic for your safety. … Continue reading