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Four Ways Teeth Whitening Makes Life Better

People take their teeth for granted until they notice something is not quite right. Take the hue of your teeth for example. Do you realize how many ways yellowed teeth adversely affect your life? Here is what you can expect after seeing a dentist and undergoing a few whitening treatments.

Making a Better First Impression

Meeting someone for the first time should be an activity that everyone enjoys. Perhaps you haven’t noticed, but the demeanor of that new person can change once they get a good look at your teeth. Even if they are straight and there are no signs of decay, the other person is likely to wonder what bad habit led to your teeth being such a dingy shade.

Instead of your teeth being something that creates a negative impression, a set of naturally white teeth does not create a distraction that takes away from all of your positive qualities. Whether the first encounter is with new coworker, a neighbor, or a potential romantic interest, everyone comes away with a better perception.

Helping You Feel Better About Your Appearance

You put a lot of time and effort into your appearance. That includes making sure you are properly groomed, your clothing fits, and everything is cleaned and pressed. The only thing that seems to mar your appearance is your teeth. It would be great if you could do something about the yellowed teeth and feel better about your overall appearance.

You’ll find that the North York cosmetic dentists have a solution. By undergoing treatments managed by a professional, the yellowing will soon be a thing of the past. Since the dentist monitors the progress so carefully, you don’t have to worry about overdoing things and ending up with teeth that are unnaturally white. Once the initial round of treatments are done, you will like what you see in the mirror and take pride in your total appearance.

Enjoy the Party

Who can really enjoy a party when you think everyone is looking at your teeth? When they are discolored, it’s easier to hang back and not participate in conversations or any other activity that would call attention to your mouth. No one wants to spend an entire night saying nothing and only providing others with a tight-lipped smile.

Once you complete the whitening treatments, relax and have fun. Tell jokes without wondering if anyone is staring at your teeth. Laugh out loud and smile as broadly as you want. Jump into the conversations or start one of your own. Being sociable in just about any situation is easier when you know your teeth look great.

Look Younger

When people think about looking younger, they tend to have visions of coloring their hair, losing weight, and making some changes to their attire. While those do help, don’t overlook the impact that your teeth have on how others perceive you. Yellowed teeth tends to make people look older even when they have darker hair and little to no wrinkles. After the whitening treatments, you can bet that people will think you look your age or even younger rather than assuming you are older.

The treatments for teeth whitening have come a long way in recent years. Call us today and set up an appointment. We’ll examine your teeth and provide an idea of what a few whitening sessions will accomplish. Once you see the difference, you will never want to walk around with yellowed teeth again.

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Dear Smile Centre Family,

The Ontario Government has announced new restrictions in various regions of the province beginning Monday, November 23, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. These restrictions include moving the regions of Toronto and Peel into Lockdown (maximum measures) status. You can find the status of all regions in Ontario here.

With the announcement that Toronto and Peel regions are heading into lockdown as of tomorrow, we wanted to let you know that all of our Smile Centre locations are still OPEN.

As medical/health providers, we have been classified as providing essential services and will continue to provide both preventive and restorative, as well as emergency treatment. Please know that we are doing everything we can to ensure that we go above and beyond all of the recommended safety protocols to keep you, your loved ones, and our team healthy and safe. That is, and always will be our highest priority.

If you have not visited one of our clinics lately, here is a reminder of what you can expect at your next visit:

PRE-SCREENING:

A COVID-19 Health Screening Questionnaire will be sent to you prior to your appointment. Please ensure that you respond prior to your office visit. You will be screened again upon arrival and a team member will ask you some questions and take your temperature before you enter the treatment area. You will also notice signage throughout the clinics regarding safety measures in place in the facility, such as the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), physical distancing, and hand-sanitizing.

ARRIVAL AT CLINIC:

We ask that all patients please arrive no more than 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. If you arrive early, you may be asked to wait in your vehicle to reduce the number of people in the waiting area and to aid in social distancing. Please text or call us to let us know that you have arrived and we will let you know when it is ok to enter the office. You will be required to wear a mask at all times in the dental office, except for during treatment, in the treatment room. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one for you.

WAITING AREA:

We have removed most of the seating from our waiting rooms. Whenever possible, we are having patients wait outside of the clinic until their appointment time. However, if you do need to use one of our chairs, please do so. We will ensure the surfaces of the chairs are sanitized after every use. Our receptionists have plexiglass shields in front of them at all times - we ask that you please respect social distancing, even at the front desk, and refrain from touching surfaces there whenever possible and stay behind the shields while speaking with the staff. Our debit/credit machines do accept tap, and are disinfected after every use. We can also offer contactless credit card payment using your smart phone.

DURING YOUR TREATMENT:

All of our clinical team members will be wearing full PPE, such as a mask, glasses and gloves, as well as a face shield with cap and isolation gown when needed. Our team members will let you know when it is safe for you to remove your mask and also when to put it back on at the end of the appointment. At the start of each appointment, every patient will also be given a pre-treatment peroxide based mouth rinse to reduce possible virus in the saliva during intra-oral treatment.

VIRTUAL VISITS:

In addition to in-office visits, virtual appointments are available for consultations and discussions regarding treatment, and may also be recommended in order to reduce your number of visits to our clinics. We have many different times available and all you need is a smart phone, tablet or a computer with a camera in order to have a virtual face to face meeting (no mask required).

CLEANING AND DISINFECTION:

Appointments will be spread out and schedules staggered in order to allow time for proper cleaning and disinfection. As always, all surfaces in treatment areas will be appropriately disinfected after patient visits in accordance with Public Health guidelines and high traffic contact surfaces throughout the offices will be disinfected at regular intervals throughout the day.

Continuing to follow these guidelines will help to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for everyone. Underneath these layers of extra protection, rest assured that we are still the same, caring, attentive providers we have always been!

Thank You for your trust in these uncertain times,

Your Smile Centre