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4 Ways to Maintain a Healthier Smile

Wondering how you can get your oral health back on track? There are simple ways to maintain a healthier smile that has you at less risk of dental problems. If you’re determined to commit to a healthier, brighter smile, here are some easy habits you can take up with the help of our dentists to achieve it! Daily flossing No matter how busy your schedule gets, you should always make time to floss- every day! By flossing you end up reducing your risk of various dental problems including gum disease, tooth decay and tooth loss. If you hate flossing, we … Continue reading

Do You Have a Cavity?

At Purity Dental, we recommend coming in for a dental checkup at least twice a year to get your teeth cleaned and examined. This helps us catch any cavities forming. Appointments such as these are called preventive care appointments! We’ve conducted countless preventive care appointments in which we’ve been able to detect cavities in early-development stages. In these stages, cavities are usually much easier to fix and less costly! If you’ve missed your dental checkups as of late, however, here are some symptoms you’ll want to watch for that are indicative of a cavity or a severe dental issue! If … Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About Gum Recontouring

In the field of cosmetic dentistry, people are most familiar with terms like teeth whitening, bonding or dental veneers. These are quite popular terms used when considering a smile makeover. But did you know one of the biggest procedures to impact your smile has nothing to do with your teeth? Your gums play a pivotal role in shaping your smile. If your gums are irregular in shape and contour, this can give your teeth a rather misaligned and short look. The team at Purity Dental has a solution for this! Gum recontouring is a treatment that adjusts your gumline in … Continue reading

Dental Veneers or Crowns: Which One Should You Pick?

Have you noticed your front teeth looking worn down, discolored or chipped as of late? Whichever the case, there are dental solutions that can help you get back that perfect smile! If you’ve heard about cosmetic crowns and porcelain veneers but still aren’t sure which one is for you- let this be a basic, informative guide! Each of these two porcelain restorations have their own use so why exactly would one be better than the other? Read on for more: Type of Coverage A dental crown offers full coverage of the surface of your teeth beginning above the gums, which … Continue reading

Could Bruxism Be Causing Your Headaches?

Do you find yourself having frequent headaches or migraines? Exhausted all avenues trying to figure out what’s causing them? Here’s one bad habit you might not have thought to be responsible- teeth grinding or clenching! Teeth grinding, also known as “Bruxism” can give way to multiple symptoms including stiffness around the jaw, facial pain, worn-down teeth and (you guessed it) headaches too! How Exactly Does Bruxism Give Way to Headaches? The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a joint on each side of your jaw that helps control movement. When you grind or clench your teeth, you actually put a lot of strain … Continue reading

Professional Or Over-The-Counter Whitening Kits?

Are you trying to get that brighter, whiter smile? The results of your teeth whitening can actually vary depending on the method you opt for! If you’ve been wondering what difference lies between commercialized, off-the-counter whitening kits and the professional whitening treatment offered at our Practice, here’s what you need to know: Stronger material In any case of over-the-counter products, the materials used will be far weaker than professional treatments offered. This is because over-the-counter products are not as strong as they are not used under the supervision of a dental professional. Professional whitening gels are used once an individual … Continue reading

Why A Scale & Clean Is So Important

Scheduling a checkup at Purity Dental goes far beyond having your teeth polished! During a scale and clean appointment, our team is able to catch any unwanted oral diseases and dental issues early on and devise the best possible solution to correct them. When corrected as early as possible, it’s also far easier and more affordable to treat! Here’s exactly what’s going on when you show up for your scale and clean appointment: Measurement of Gum and Bone Levels The stability of your teeth largely depends on the hard and soft tissues beneath them! This is why, if we notice … Continue reading

Why You Should Be Considering a Mouthguard!

Woman wearing mouthguard

At Purity Dental we offer a range mouthguards to best suit your needs. This could include protective retainer, athletic mouthguard and even custom bite splints. While you may feel it to be easier to get these appliances over-the-counter, let us assure you that a professionally fitted mouthguard would be far more efficient than a generic appliance bought from a store. Here are some reasons why you might want to consider investing in a mouthguard: Lesser risk of concussion Are you an athlete? Did you know that an athletic mouthpiece isn’t just useful for preventing you from chipping your teeth? It … Continue reading

Just How Safe are Dental X-rays?

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If you’re good about keeping up with your dental checkups, you’ve probably noticed that our Purity Dental Mulgrave dentists order X-rays from time to time during your exam. But are digital X-rays safe enough to get taken every year? Absolutely! Here’s why: Today’s routine x-rays use less radiation than the traditional films a few decades ago. Sometimes, as much as 90% less! Getting a couple of bitewing X-rays to check for cavities between your teeth will expose you to less radiation than eating a banana. Yes, you heard that right! A full mouth series of X-rays (which is usually only … Continue reading

How to Use a Water Flosser

woman using flosser

Water flossers (sometimes called hydro flossers or Waterpiks, which is a popular brand,) are a flossing alternative that uses a steady stream of water to clean between teeth and below the gums. Using a water flosser can take a bit of practice, but with time it’s a great way to boost your oral health. In the beginning, plan for a mess. Make sure you’re leaning over the sink or using your device in the shower to prevent any spray across the bathroom. Keep your head tilted down, with your lips slightly open so that excess water can drip into the … Continue reading