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Four Advantages of Porcelain Veneers

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Are you thinking about finally getting a smile makeover? At Purity Dental, one cosmetic service we offer are dental veneers. These handcrafted cosmetic restorations are made to enhance both your appearance and the way you feel about your teeth. If you’re still on the fence about which cosmetic dental treatment is right for you, here are a few things to consider about veneers: They Offer Fast Results Getting porcelain veneers consists of a consultation followed by two appointments, about two weeks apart. Once your teeth are prepped and impressed, your new “smile” can be ready to wear before the month … Continue reading

Abscessed Tooth Symptoms

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A painful toothache can raise alarm that there’s a “big issue” going on somewhere in your mouth. Tooth pain doesn’t always mean there’s a severe infection like an abscess but to avoid any serious complications, come and see one of our dentist at Purity dental! But the lack of pain doesn’t mean you’re in the clear, either. If you suspect that you may be victim to a dental abscess, here are some of the warning signs to look for: Heat Sensitivity Nerve damage feels different than most cavities, because your tooth nerve becomes hypersensitive to things like heat. Visible Fistula … Continue reading

Dental Implant Maintenance

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How do you take care of dental implants? Are they really that much different than caring for other types of restorations? In short, your new implants need to be cared for the very same way you would your natural smile. Not only do implants resemble anatomical teeth; they’re maintained in an identical manner. Flossing Your Implant Like your other teeth, implants must be flossed daily. Since a toothbrush can’t reach between teeth or just below your gums, flossing is crucial. Wrap the floss around your implant, so that it’s shaped like a “C” against the side. Gently rub the floss … Continue reading

How Often Should I Have My Teeth Cleaned?

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Regular scale and cleans are central to your preventative dental care routine. But how often should you be booking checkups? If Your Gums and Teeth are Healthy As a general rule, people with healthy teeth and gums book a routine check-up and clean every six months. This is to prevent any dental disease from becoming a significant problem. During your visit, our dentist at Purity Dental Mulgrave, will check all your teeth to ensure there are no new cavities, perform a routine oral cancer screening, measure the health and strength of your gums and clean away any soft plaque and … Continue reading

Handling a Dental Emergency

If you’ve ever broken a tooth, had a bad toothache, or found yourself with a dental abscess while you’re out of town, you know how disheartening a dental emergency can be. Knowing what to do first can help you get out of pain and save your smile, limiting the extent of treatment you need. Here are a few tips from Purity Dental if you or your family are in the middle of a dental emergency: What to Do if You Break or Knock Out a Tooth: Act fast. Locate your tooth fragment and store it in milk or your saliva, … Continue reading

Dentures vs. Dental Implants

When you need to replace your missing teeth, you have a few options to consider: bridges, dentures, partials, and dental implants. About Dentures Dentures are fast and affordable. Whether you opt for a full or partial design, it can replace all of your missing teeth with one, removable prosthesis. However, dentures can take a lot of time to adjust to. You’ll need to practice speaking and eating with them. Even then, you’ll find that you need to cut your food into smaller pieces and opt for softer textures since you won’t have as strong of biting and chewing forces as … Continue reading

Why Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

It almost seems like a rite of passage for teens and young adults to need their wisdom teeth extracted. Not everyone has problems with their third molars, but when they do, removing them is usually the best recommendation. Why is that the case? They Decay and Develop Gum Disease Easily Because of a lack of space, it’s normal for wisdom teeth to only partly erupt. Partial eruption means a portion of the tooth is visible, while the rest is still nestled under the gumlines. Combined with being difficult to reach, both of these factors make it so that wisdom teeth … Continue reading

Caring for Your New Dental Crowns or Veneers

You’ve just completed your recent treatment, and for the first time, you have a new crown or veneers. Whether you underwent full mouth reconstruction or a smile makeover, you want your new investment to last as long as possible. Our Purity Dental Mulgrave dentist are here to share specific steps you can take to get the most out of your new dental work. Floss Daily Many people are scared that flossing around a crown or veneer will cause their restoration to pop off accidentally. Not so. In fact, if floss pulls your crown off, it was going to come out … Continue reading

What is Cosmetic Teeth Straightening?

If you’ve ever wished that you could get braces for a short period of time just to straighten your front teeth, then cosmetic alignment options are a great treatment to consider. Cosmetic teeth straightening is done for aesthetic purposes only, rather than comprehensive procedures that address your entire bite. As such, they’re limited to the teeth in your “smile zone” — that is, the ones people notice when you’re smiling, talking, or laughing. Quicker Results, Less Time in Appliances Since fewer teeth are adjusted in a cosmetic teeth-straightening case, the process takes much less time. Most of our patients see … Continue reading

Why Everyone Needs an Annual Oral Cancer Screening

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Think you’re not at risk for developing oral cancer? Think again. While factors such as tobacco use (smoking or dip tobacco) or alcohol consumption do increase your risk of oral cancer, they’re not the only ones. Healthy people can develop this deadly disease, too. It turns out that other risk factors like sun exposure and certain viruses (like HPV, which is also linked to cervical cancer) can make you more prone to oral cancer. As such, people of all demographics and ages are at risk. Early Screening Saves Lives The best treatment for oral cancer is — and always has … Continue reading