Archive for the ‘ Blog ’ Category
Should I replace that missing tooth?
Many people often wonder what they should do about missing teeth. Should you get a bridge, a denture (flipper), a dental implant, or how about nothing at all. The answer is simple. The only teeth we typically do not replace if they are lost are our wisdom teeth. That is because most people lose their […]
Stress and Oral Health during COVID19
There are many ways that stress can impact your oral health. We have seen over the past year during COVID19 many oral manifestations of stress and neglect such as: fractured teeth gingivitis periodontal disease wear and tear on teeth (flattening of the chewing surfaces) TMJ (jaw) and muscular pain more susceptibility to oral infections due […]
The True Cost of Dental Tourism
There is a growing interest in people searching for the best countries for dental tourism. While the immediate costs may seem like a bargain, in the long run, it can be more costly in price and have a negative impact on your health. Jenny was just such an example. She went to a country in […]
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 Ministry 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. […]