SmileCentre Blog

Whitening Deep Stains

January 30, 2023
Bright Smile

Some tooth discoloration is topical. Known as extrinsic staining, this type of discoloration results from foods, such as dark sauces, and beverages, including soda, wine, coffee, and tea. Extrinsic stains respond very well to topical teeth whitening treatments, which can often eliminate the discoloration completely.

At The Smile Centre, we offer Zoom! for in-office treatment. Safe and incredibly effective, Zoom! can lighten your teeth as many as seven shades in just one hour. Results with Zoom! are long-lasting and can be extended through proper oral care and occasional touch-up…

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Static vs. Dynamic Wrinkles

January 15, 2023
Middle Aged Woman With Perfect Skin

There are two types of facial wrinkles: static, such as creases on the cheeks and around the mouth that are always present, and dynamic, such as frown lines, lip wrinkles, and crow’s feet. And while both types of wrinkles can produce a more aged and tired appearance, they will not respond similarly to the same treatments. This is partly why, at The Smile Centre, we offer both BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers.

Static wrinkles respond well to dermal fillers like …

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Could I Benefit from a Smile Makeover?

December 30, 2022

Pretty brunette relaxing on the couch at homeTeeth have an incredibly important role in our lives. They help us chew food, speak clearly, and shape our faces. They also help us express happiness. If you’ve been hiding your joy because you feel self-conscious, you could benefit from a smile makeover.

At The Smile Centre, our team has corrected everything from coffee stains to cracked teeth. If you’re ready to feel confident every time you grin, we’re here to help.

What Can a Smile Makeover Correct?

A smile makeover looks different for every patient. Our providers will create a custom treatment plan to address your concerns. A combination of techniques are used to create a…

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How Long do Dental Crowns Last?

December 15, 2022

Hispanic young man wearing casual winter sweater smilingDental crowns are used with dental bridges and implants to replace missing teeth. They can also be placed over teeth that have become weakened through trauma, infection, or severe decay, helping to prevent additional damage and the risk of tooth loss.

Dental crowns may last ten years or more depending on factors including material and your oral hygiene routine. Tooth-colored options, such as porcelain, ceramic, and zirconia, typically last for five to fifteen years. Gold crowns may last for 30 years or more. Metal alloy crowns and porcelain-fused-to-metal options can last more than 20 years.

Things that…

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Give Yourself the Gift of a Beautiful Smile

November 30, 2022

Portrait of smiling beautiful woman and her handsome boyfriend.Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile? Are there issues, however minor, that make you feel self-conscious or cause you to hide your smile behind tightly closed lips?

As we approach the Holiday Season, discomfort with your smile can be exacerbated through increased time with friends, colleagues, and family. So this year, why not take action and give yourself the gift of a perfect smile?

At The Smile Center, our experienced cosmetic dentists are here to listen to your concerns, assess…

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Periodontal Disease and Diabetes

November 15, 2022

Man taking blood sample with lancet pen indoors.One in ten Americans, nearly 37.5 million people, have diabetes. Frighteningly, one in five of these cases is in people unaware they are suffering from the condition. From both a systemic and oral health perspective, this is very problematic.

The American Diabetes Association reports that 1.4 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed every year, and 90 to 95 percent are type 2. Type 2 diabetes typically occurs in adulthood and may go unnoticed for quite some time. Unfortunately, the longer the issue remains undiagnosed and untreated, the more severe its complications can become.

At The Smile Centre, …

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Sleep Apnea and Mental Health

October 30, 2022

man wearing CPAP mask sleeping smoothly all night longSleep apnea, whether obstructive or central, can cause many different sufferable symptoms due to inadequate sleep. Fatigue, irritability, memory problems, and difficulty focusing are only some of the symptoms sleep apnea can cause.

This impact on the brain can lead to difficulty performing daily tasks, cause memory issues, and impact decision making. This Emotional Wellness Month, we’ll look at the link between sleep apnea and mental health.

Does Sleep Apnea Cause Depression?

Studies have shown a link between …

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Category: Sleep Apnea

Do I Need Braces?

October 15, 2022

Beautiful woman with dental braces on redBraces treat malocclusion, the medical name for bite irregularities that prevent the teeth from aligning properly. An issue often treated during childhood or the early teen years, it is becoming more common for adults to seek this treatment as well.

At The Smile Center, we are pleased to offer several orthodontic options, including Invisalign®, to address the issue of malocclusion at any stage of life. If you suspect you might benefit from treatment, we encourage you to get in…

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Another Compelling Reason to Seek Alternatives to CPAP

September 21, 2022

Woman holding a CPAP respirator and wondering, "Is CPAP right for me?"

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is the most common treatment for sleep apnea. However, this does not mean it’s the most comfortable or the best for all needs.

A majority of sleep apnea cases are obstructive. This means the airways become blocked by soft tissue or the tongue during sleep. CPAP can be used to treat this type of sleep apnea, but many patients find the tubes and respirators required for these machines to be intrusive, uncomfortable, and unpleasant. And now, with the …

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Category: Sleep Apnea

How Soon After Eating Should I Brush My Teeth?

September 08, 2022
Woman brushing her teeth

It’s good to brush your teeth after every meal. Brushing your teeth after every meal and snack is better. But, should you brush your teeth right after eating? And if not, just how long should you wait?

Immediately after eating, tooth enamel may be softened. Brushing your teeth right away can cause enamel loss, resulting in tooth discoloration, increased sensitivity, and increased risk for decay and infection. On the other hand, waiting too long can result in the development of plaque and tartar, increase the chances of tooth decay, cause unpleasant breath, and increase the risk of tooth loss.

When to Brush Your Teeth

It’s best to wait for 30-minutes after eating before you brush your teeth. Be sure to avoid food…

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