SmileCentre Blog

Why Go to a Cosmetic Dentist for BOTOX or Juvederm?

June 10, 2024

Woman at dentist receiving cosmetic Botox or Juvederm treatment.When considering cosmetic enhancements like BOTOX or Juvederm, you need to choose a qualified professional to ensure optimal results. While these treatments are commonly associated with plastic surgeons, you can think of cosmetic dentists for BOTOX® or Juvederm®. 

They are highly skilled in administering these procedures. Cosmetic dentists possess a unique understanding of facial anatomy and aesthetics, which makes them an excellent choice for patients seeking facial rejuvenation.

Role of a Cosmetic Dentist

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How Long Does a Smile Makeover Take?

June 10, 2024

A woman looking in the mirror and smiling after getting a smile makeoversmile makeover encompasses a variety of dental procedures that can enhance your look. These procedures can include teeth whitening, veneers, dental implants, crowns, bridges, …

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Oral Cancer Prevention Tips

April 30, 2024

oral cancer preventionApril marks Oral Cancer Awareness Month, so we would like to dedicate a post to helping you better understand oral cancer prevention. Each year, oral cancer affects over 50,000 people in America. The disease is responsive to treatment in its early stages, which makes regular screenings during dental exams crucial. While catching oral cancer early is the best way to increase your chances of recovery, there are additional steps you can take to lower your risk of developing it in the first place. 

Is Oral Cancer Preventable? 

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Can Invisalign® Correct an Overbite?

April 15, 2024

Invisalign for overbite

If you have an overbite, Invisalign® may be able to help. This braces-free alternative to correcting bite alignment is suitable for mild to moderate overbites, but more severe cases may require braces. If you do qualify for Invisalign for overbite treatment, here is what you need to know.

Overbite Defined

An overbite occurs when the front teeth overlap the lower teeth more than they should. In a healthy bite, the upper teeth naturally protrude slightly before the lower teeth. However, when your upper teeth extend too far, this can cause incremental damage to your teeth and gums.

Vertical and Horizontal Overbites…

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Category: Invisalign

Tips for Parents: Ensuring Your Teen Stays Compliant with Invisalign

April 06, 2024

girl wearing flowered blouse over white wall holding an invisible aligner and pointing to her perfect straight teethInvisalign offers a fantastic way for teens to straighten their teeth without the hassle of traditional metal braces. It's almost invisible, which means your teen can smile with confidence throughout their treatment.

Besides its discreet appearance, Invisalign makes things like eating and dental cleaning a breeze, unlike conventional braces that can be a bit of a challenge. However, the key to achieving the perfect smile lies in compliance.

Wearing the aligners as recommended is…

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Category: Invisalign

How Customizable Are Porcelain Veneers?

April 06, 2024

Asian woman pointing finger to her teeth on isolated pink backgroundCustomizable porcelain veneers stand out for their power to transform a smile. These thin, durable shells attach to the front of your teeth, offering a personalized solution to discoloration, chips, and gaps.

The beauty of dental veneer customization lies in its versatility. Whether you're looking for a subtle enhancement or a dramatic change, these veneers are tailored to fit your unique needs and preferences.

They blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, providing a look that's both beautiful and…

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What To Do if a Dental Crown Falls Off

March 31, 2024

Dental crowndental crown protects a compromised tooth, while also restoring its cosmetic function. They're often used after extensive tooth decay, injury, or as part of an overall strategy for improving dental health. Crowns typically last at least 15 years, but they can fall out sooner due to accident or injury. This post discusses what to do if your crown falls out before it's replaced.

Why Would My Crown Fall Out?

Decay of the underlying tooth is probably the most common reason for a crown to fall out, followed by an injury. In some cases, the crown might not fit properly or lack the cement needed to hold it in place, causing it to fall out before it should. Habits…

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Answering Your 6 Most Common Questions About Dental Bridges

March 15, 2024

Dental bridgesWhen exploring options to replace missing teeth, dental bridges are a great choice for many patients. In this post, The Smile Centre team answers six of the most frequently asked questions about dental bridges to help you learn how they may benefit you., 

1. What are Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges are a prosthetic device that replaces one or more missing teeth. This device is permanently attached to existing teeth by bridging across the gap. The artificial tooth, called a pontic, can be attached to natural teeth or dental implants. 

2. Do Dental Bridges Look Like Natural Teeth?

Yes! Dental bridges are constructed to match the color and shape of your natural teeth, often restoring…

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What Is the Dentist's Role in Treating TMJ?

February 29, 2024

Treating TMJOptions for treating TMJ (conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint) are varied, depending on the factors behind it. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is the joint that connects your jawbone to your skull. A wide variety of conditions, from arthritis and stress to genetics and teeth grinding, can contribute to the symptoms of TMJ. So, what’s your dentist’s role in treating TMJ?

Before Treating TMJ, What are The Symptoms?

Your TMJ is an important joint that you undoubtedly use every day. It allows your jaw to open and close, which enables you to perform daily functions like talking, chewing, and even yawning. When it’s not working…

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Category: TMJ Treatment

How To Get Your Dream Smile

February 15, 2024

smile makeoverYour smile is personal, and you deserve to love your grin. If you aren’t happy with your current smile, a smile makeover can help. Whether it takes just one procedure to get your dream smile or more than one, a smile makeover is tailored to your wants and needs.

Now, you can see how various procedures will look when they are done. The Smile Centre has several pieces of advanced technology to help you and our staff determine what you need to achieve your dream smile.

Some procedures that can help you achieve your dream smile include teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, Invisalign®, gum recontouring, dental bonding, and…

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