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Dental Implant pain

Restore Your Smile and Oral Health with Dental Implants in Milton

Dental implants are basically titanium screws that resemble artificial tooth roots. Our Milton Dentist discusses what to expect during a dental implant procedure.
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Dental Veneers vs Cosmetic Bonding

Dental Veneers vs. Cosmetic Bonding: Our Milton Dentist Has the Facts!

Our dentist discusses the difference between dental veneers and cosmetic bonding because if you’re like many others, you might have some questions about which procedure is right for you.
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Types of oral bacteria

Which Oral Bacteria Are Responsible for Wreaking Havoc on Your Smile?

Our mouths are full of different types of oral bacteria. Some are good, and some are just plain evil (namely two types). How much do you know about the bacteria that inhibits your mouth? It’s actually rather interesting… find about them here!
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Differences between crowns and implants

What is the Difference Between Crowns and Dental Implants?
Our Milton dentist breaks down these two popular restorative treatments.

Both crowns and implants serve as highly successful treatment options. But with that being said, the two procedures do have their defining differences.
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Why do I get headaches with invisaligns

Why do I Get Headaches With my New Invisalign®?
Don’t fret - this potential side effect is normally temporary, and very manageable.

Invisalign® clear aligners are the ideal modern alternative to traditional wire and metal braces.
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can teeth under a dental bridge become infected?

Can Teeth Under a Dental Bridge Become Infected?
Our Milton dentist has the answers

Dental bridges are great solutions for dental problems. But what happens when you don't take care of the teeth underneath?
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possible allergy to Invisalign®

Is It Possible to Have An Allergic Reaction to Invisalign® Clear Aligners?

Patients are required to wear a series of these aligners for at least 20-22 hours daily over a period of several months to over a year. But can you possibly get an allergic reaction to this treatment?
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Can Invisalign correct open bite

Can Invisalign® Clear Aligners Correct My Open Bite?
Turns out, this modern method of orthodontic treatment can correct many different bite issues.

An open bite is a type of malocclusion that occurs when both the top and the bottom teeth fail to meet at the front or back of the mouth when the jaw is completely shut, resulting in a space between them.
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Over-brushing your teeth

Why Over-Brushing Is Doing More Harm Than Good
Be Gentle with that Toothbrush!

Is your brushing technique healthy for your teeth and gums? You might be doing it wrong.
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Dental Implants

What Makes Dental Implants Such a Premiere Choice for Dental Restoration?
Our dentist in Milton wants you to know why dental implants reign supreme.

Dental implants can prevent and resolve the many problems associated with having missing teeth.
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Do Dentures cause Dry Mouth?

Do Dentures Cause Dry Mouth?
Our Milton dentist has the facts.

A frequently asked question about dentures is whether or not they cause dry mouth. Read our article to find out more.
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dental cracks, chips, fractures

What You Should Know About Cracks, Chips & Fractures
"Should I be worried?"

Ever notice or experience a crack, chip or fracture in your tooth? Some of these cracks (or lines, rather) are harmless… and some definitely aren’t. Here’s when you’re allowed to shrug it off, and when you should be concerned!
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Cosmetic Dentistry

Celebrate the New Year With a New and Improved Smile
You deserve to put your most attractive smile forward this 2022 (and beyond).

Ready to ring in the New Year with a new smile? If you’re ready to finally fall in love with the appearance of your smile, our dentist has you covered with a wide range of cosmetic dental procedures able to deliver truly beautiful results. The question is, which treatments are right for you and your smile?
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How long does a dental bridge last?

How Long Does a Dental Bridge Last?
Our Milton Dentist Has the Facts.

Dental bridges are oral appliances consisting of two or multiple dental crowns placed onto adjacent teeth (otherwise known as abutments), with the artificial dental replacements (also known as pontics) fixed to the crowns on each end.
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How to avoid tooth sensitivity

How to Avoid Tooth Sensitivity During the Cold (and Sweet) Winter Holidays

We’ve got a long winter ahead… and bundling up is a great way to protect ourselves from the extreme cold. But if we’re going to shield our bodies from these extreme temperatures, why not do the same for our teeth?
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Six Steps to healthy Gums

Six Steps to Healthy Gums
Gum Love Starts With You!

Our gums deserve adequate care every day. Here are six ways you can ensure your gums stay pink and healthy for life!
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prevent decay and root canals

Why Does Tooth Decay Happen - and How Can I Prevent Cavities (and Potential Root Canals?)
Our Milton dentist has the facts on what you can do to protect your smile.

When tooth decay progresses to the point where it creates a hole in the tooth, a dental filling is in order - but if the damage has progressed beyond that, extended past the tooth’s dentin layer - a root canal treatment may be the only shot at saving the tooth.
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Dentistry 200 years ago

How Dentistry Was Done In The 19th Century
It's amazing how different things were done 200 years ago

Obviously the 1800s were surely nothing like the 2000s that we live in today. In fact, if we had to choose between living in the 19th Century vs. living in the present, we’d choose the latter (but of course we’d skip the 2020 pandemic!).
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Dental Checkups are Important

Why Are Routine Visits with Our Milton Dentist and Hygienist Important?
Here’s why your smile appreciates when you visit the dentist’s office regularly

Excellent oral health goes beyond daily at-home cleaning and maintenance. In fact, it’s recommended by dental professionals that a person schedules a visit with their dentist and hygienist at least every 6 months on average, or whenever necessary.
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A Simple Guide to Healthy Gums and Fresh Breath

Have You Been Missing This Important Step in Your Oral Care Routine?
Ensure your mouth is as clean as can be!

A proper oral hygiene routine involves brushing for two minutes twice daily, and flossing at least once a day. But wait… are we forgetting something else?
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bad breath and its causes

Four Potential Risks of Mouth Breathing
Know a Mouth Breather/Are You One? Learn the Facts.

Habitually breathing out of the mouth may not seem like a threat to one’s health – however, there are certainly some problems that can occur as a result.
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A Simple Guide to Healthy Gums and Fresh Breath

A Simple Guide to Healthy Gums and Fresh Breath
How well have you been caring for your gums?

Our gum health is such a critical component of our oral and systemic wellbeing. Yet many of us neglect daily flossing, or even brushing the recommended twice daily – both important habits for not only teeth health, but gum health, as well (oh – and of course, for fresh breath).
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bad breath and its causes

Three Causes of Bad Breath That Aren’t Food or Drink
Take control of your halitosis!

While there are certain foods and beverages known to cause bad breath, there are also underlying oral health issues or bad habits that can contribute to the stinky condition. Here are three causes of bad breath that aren’t what you consume.
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Tooth Sensitivity: why does it happen?

What’s Contributing to My Tooth Sensitivity?
Knowing the Cause(s) Is a Step In the Right Direction

Anyone who’s ever dealt with a tooth sensitivity problem knows that it can be a real pain whenever consuming anything cold or sweet. But why does tooth sensitivity occur in the first place? What could be causing this to happen? We’ve got the deets.
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Habits to stop for a healthy smile

Five Habits You Need to Quit NOW for A Healthy Smile
Do You Do Any of These Dentally Unhealthy Things?

When it comes to your smile, do you practice any not-so-healthy habits? You’re probably aware if you do – but then you may not know what you’re doing is harmful. With that said, here are 5 dentally harmful habits that you should refrain from if you want to protect your smile.
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Flossing: are you doing it right?

Have You Been Flossing Incorrectly This Whole Time?!
Make Sure You’re Not Making These Common Mistakes

Are you a pro flosser, or can your technique use a little “flossing up” on? Well, we’re about to tell you about four common mistakes people tend to make with flossing. Are you guilty of any of these?
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Your Dog's oral health

Is Your Dog’s Oral Health at Risk?
When’s the last time you brushed your dog’s teeth?

Something many dog owners forget is that their “doggo” or “pupperino” depends on their human parents to look after the health of their teeth and gums. Have you been doing your part for your furry friend? Here’s why you should be if you aren’t!
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how your eating habits affect your smile

How Do Your Specific Eating Habits Affect Your Smile?
Let’s find out!

A healthy smile doesn’t only depend on excellent oral care to stay healthy and beautiful. Your diet, as well as how often you snack throughout the day plays a large role, as well! Have your eating habits been doing your smile more harm than good?
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Smoking and your oral health

Here’s What Smoking Does to Your Smile
Are you a smoker?

Smoking is not only bad for your body, but it’s also detrimental to the health of your smile. When you smoke, you’re putting your oral health at risk for a number of serious and unpleasant issues. Is it really worth it to continue lighting up? We think not – and from an oral health standpoint, here are five key reasons why.
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Benefits of fluoride

How Does Fluoride Benefit Our Teeth?
We’ve Got the Fluoride Facts!

What’s so great about fluoride when it comes to oral health? Does it really make a difference if we expose our teeth to it or not? Hint: Yes, it absolutely does! In this blog, let’s talk about why dentists think fluoride should be incorporated into every oral hygiene routine.
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Cleaning your tongue

Why You Should Be Cleaning Your Tongue Daily
Do you skip out on tongue cleaning?

Are you one to brush or scrape your tongue daily? If not, we’ve got some important reasons as to why you should add this to your oral hygiene practices.
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In Need of Dental Care in Milton?

At Southview Dental, we understand how much of an impact your oral health has on your entire body. Your smile should be healthy, functional, and one you're proud to show off! That’s why our dental team offers a wide variety of quality dental treatments to patients of all ages. So whatever your unique dental needs are for your one-of-a-kind smile, we’ve got you covered. Has it been over six months since you’ve last had a professional look after your smile? Our Milton dentist and team would love to see you for a check-up and cleaning! Contact us today to book an appointment.