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Four Ways How to Improve the Way Your Teeth Look

You find yourself avoiding mirrors lately. The problem is your teeth. They don’t look as nice as in the past. The good news is that there are all sorts of procedures that will improve their appearance. Here are some suggestions on how to make your teeth look better than they have in years.

Undergo Whitening Treatments

Perhaps the main problem is the color of your teeth. Instead of a healthy white, they have a definite yellow hue. Even using a whitening toothpaste doesn’t seem to make much difference.

Instead of resigning yourself to yellow teeth for the rest of your life, have whitening treatments under the care of a dental professional. There are options for laser treatments in the office as well as home kits that your dentist supplies. Before you know it, your teeth will be white again instead of yellow.

Have Crooked Teeth Straightened

A couple of teeth are out of line with the rest. While many people wouldn’t notice, you see those crooked teeth every time you brush. Since they do bother you, it’s time to do something about them.

A dentist can determine the best way to proceed. Perhaps wearing a retainer or some type of brace will correct the problem. Remember there are solutions that are virtually invisible. In the best-case scenario, the crooked teeth will be straight in no more than a year.

Fill in the Gaps

If you have lost a tooth or happen to have tiny gaps in between several teeth, there is a quick and easy solution. Choosing to employ a combination of crowns and bridges will close the gaps and restore your smile. The bridge fills in the space left vacant by the missing tooth. The crowns connect the false tooth to the real ones on each side. For tiny gaps between teeth, veneers will work close them and keep the teeth in proportion.

Take Care of Chips and Cracks

Wear and tear on the teeth do more than wreck your smile. They also increase the odds of developing a number of other dental ailments. If you have teeth that are cracked or chipped, veeners will protect the teeth and prevent more cracking. Crowns are a wonderful way to repair chipped teeth and prevent cavities and other problems in the years to come.

Crowns are also helpful for teeth that are worn down due to grinding. Once the crowns are in place, your dentist will likely provide a mouth guard that you can wear at night. The guard will ensure that you do not grind your teeth while asleep.

No matter what sort of problem is present, you can trust the team at Smile-by-design.ca in North York to come up with viable solutions. Call today and schedule an appointment. After a professional examines your teeth, it will be easy to settle on the right type of restorative procedures and ensure you have teeth that look their best.

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We are so excited to announce that the Royal College of Dental Surgeons has just given us the green light to begin seeing all non-essential and deferred treatment! Under the guidance of the RCDSO, all dentists in Ontario will now be able to re-open their practices for routine care and treatment. ​ Up until now, due to COVID19 pandemic restrictions, dentists have only been permitted to provide ​ emergency dental treatment. ​ This means that we have been unable to provide any other type of dental procedures since mid-March.

We can't wait to get back to work and begin seeing our patients again! We are spending this week implementing the changes mandated by the ministry of health and the dental association and will resume a normal schedule starting next week. You can rest assured that the safety of our community, our patients, and our team members are of utmost importance and we will have implemented additional safety measures and precautions. This is in addition to our already strict infection control protocols that were already in place.

Please be patient with us and give us some time to contact you; if you have had an appointment rescheduled, you are at the top of our list to call. We will be doing our best to ensure that everyone is re-booked as soon as possible. However, if you would like to get in sooner, or are having a concern, please feel free to give us a call.

What can I expect at my next dental appointment?

  • We will be ​pre-screening ​all patients prior to their appointments, and one more time upon arrival.
  • We are requesting that only the person who is booked for an appointment enter the office where ever possible (parents and caregivers will be permitted if necessary).
  • Upon arrival for your appointment, you will be asked to use hand sanitizer at the front entrance, and also to wear a mask until you are seated in the treatment room. (A mask will be provided if you do not have your own)
  • We will be staggering appointment times to limit the number of people in our offices to promote and encourage physical distancing.
  • There are hand hygiene stations located throughout the offices.
  • We have installed plexiglass barriers in the waiting room to protect our patients and team members.

FAQ

When exactly can I book an appointment?

  • We are seeing emergencies this week, but starting Mon, June 8th, we will begin seeing all patients with outstanding treatment

What procedures will we be able to do?

  • We will be able to perform all procedures, including extractions, fillings, root canal treatments, fabricating night guards and anything else that has been delayed due to COVID19

Will I be able to get my teeth cleaned and my regular recall exam (check up)?

  • We are hoping to begin scheduling hygiene appointments by the middle of June
  • As guidelines change this may be sooner or later

How will you contact me for my next appointment?

  • One of our team members will contact you to review your needs and schedule your appointment appropriately. We will be initially focussing on following up on emergency and urgent care. Please call, text or email us if you have a specific concern and we will respond ASAP.

Do we have enough PPE?

  • Absolutely! Our offices will be well equipped to keep you and our teams safe.
  • We have been providing emergency care throughout the pandemic with appropriate PPE

For anyone who may have missed our ​ Patient Information Webinar, here is the link to the recording:

https://youtu.be/OGniTtuw3n4

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