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How do I fix my gummy smile?

Many people suffer with a gummy smile because most don’t think that there is anything that they can do about it. The reasons some people have a gummy smile are as follows: 1. The teeth never fully erupted and they are still partially tucked away under the gum line (Altered Passive Eruption) 2. The upper […]

Why should I replace my missing teeth?

People lose teeth for all sorts of reasons: tooth decay, gum disease, accidents/trauma, or simply just wear down over time. Losing a tooth at the front of the mouth could impact your appearance. It will also impact your ability to bite into food properly. Losing a tooth at the back of the mouth will impact […]

Why see a periodontist for your dental implants?

As a periodontist, I have three more years of extra training above and beyond what a General Dentist has. A general dentist has 4 years of dental school training. There is MINIMAL time spent on dental implants because it is a specialized procedure taught in either Periodontics or Oral surgery training for 3-4 years following […]

How to find a good periodontist?

The best way to find a good periodontist is to start with the reviews online. You can check RateMDs and Google. You can enter keywords or phrases like “Best Periodontist Toronto”, “Best Dental implant surgeon Toronto”. This will at least give you a good start. Once you’ve narrowed down your search, you can look up […]

The Perils of Gum Disease-Associated conditions

10 common and serious health problems caused by bad oral health: 1. Cardiovascular Disease Having poor oral health puts a person at risk for heart disease. If the gums are inflamed due to the bacteria that causes periodontal disease, that same bacteria can actually get into the bloodstream causing the arteries to build up plaque […]

Aftermath of COVID19

During the week of March 15, 2020, The Royal College of Dentists of Ontario and the Ministery of Health for the province of Ontario have effectively shut down the practices of 7000 dentists in Ontario. The only services which are considered acceptable are emergencies, such as broken teeth or attending to someone with facial injury. […]

Gummy smile correction-Instant graftification

If you have a gummy smile, there are two reasons for it. Either your teeth never fully erupted through the gums or your jaw bone is too long, or a combination of both. If your teeth never fully erupted, then we can help encourage that to happen by simply trimming some of the gum away. […]

Treating Gum Disease

Are your gums sore? Do your gums bleed when you eat, brush or floss your teeth? Many think that treating gum disease is painful and requires surgery. This is simply NOT the case. In fact, with most patients, simple root planing and scaling with local anesthetic and some antibiotics is all it takes. Once the […]

Dental implants will change your life

Imagine you can’t go out with your friends, you can’t eat a good steak, corn on the cob, bite into a chocolate bar or an apple because your teeth are loose or you are wearing dentures and afraid they’ll get stuck in the food. It’s a pretty difficult and unhappy life. Dental implants will allow […]

Perio Asleep

You don’t need to sit white knuckled throughout your dental procedures any longer. Now you can sleep through the entire procedure and awaken refreshed and rested. Perio Asleep is a safe and comfortable way to have any type of gum or implant surgery with the use of analgesics and sedatives. You are monitored the entire […]