SmileCentre Blog

How Do I Know if Porcelain Veneers Are Right for Me?

June 15, 2023

Dental assistant with mint green glove cleaning patient's porcelain veneers with q-tipPorcelain veneers can be a fantastic dental correction option for individuals that are not happy with their overall smile. These tooth coverings allow for the correction of various flaws in your teeth from chips, to discoloration, to general misshapen teeth. However, porcelain veneers are a permanent solution as your teeth have to be slightly filed down so that these coverings can adhere to them. From that point on your tooth correction options will simply be limited to replacing your veneers. Continue reading to find out more if porcelain veneers are the proper tooth correction treatment for you.

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Gain Your Confidence Back With a Smile Makeover

May 31, 2023

smile makeover

Whether you want to brighten up your teeth or you're ready to make a huge change to your smile once and for all, you can look and feel your best with a smile makeover. At The Smile Centre, we can help you get the smile you deserve! 

What Is a Smile Makeover?

At The Smile Centre, our smile makeovers are a one-stop shop for getting the smile you’ve always wanted. A smile makeover is a series…

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The Best Teeth Whitening System: Zoom!

May 15, 2023

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Yellow or stained teeth can take away your confidence and change how you feel about yourself. That is why at The Smile Centre, we are passionate about helping you get rid of those tooth stains to give you a sparkly smile you’ve always dreamed of! With our amazingly effective teeth whitening system, Zoom!, you can get a boost of confidence with a healthy smile.

What Is Zoom!?

Zoom! is a teeth whitening service that is done in our office. Zoom! can enhance your smile and make…

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Category: Teeth Whitening

Will I Need Sedation for My Dental Treatment?

April 30, 2023

Beautiful senior woman having dental treatment at dentist's office.Sedation dentistry helps induce calmness and create comfort during your dental visit. For some patients, sedation is helpful when getting a root canal or having a dental implant placed. For others, it may be needed for routine services like dental fillings or even for cleanings and examinations. Understanding the varying needs of our patients, we are pleased to offer a range of sedation options that can safely be used during any of the treatments we offer.

 Types of …

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Does Stress Harm Teeth?

April 15, 2023

Asia man hand on cheek face as suffering from facial painEveryone experiences acute stress from time to time. Generally speaking, this can result in temporary discomfort but poses no serious health risks. However, ongoing and long-term stress is different. Impacting the body systemically, sustained stress increases the chances of heart attack and stroke, contributes to hypertension, and is linked to type 2 diabetes. In addition, it can cause skin problems and acne, exacerbate asthma, and act as a catalyst for mood disorders, depression, and anxiety. It can also do incredible amounts of damage to the teeth.

Stress impacts the teeth in many ways – some direct, some behavioral…

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Is Invisalign® Faster Than Braces?

March 30, 2023

Young woman at dentist's, Invisalign orthodonticsFor most patients, Invisalign® treatmnt is slightly faster than orthodontic correction with braces. On average, braces take 18 to 24 months to straighten the teeth. However, they can take up to 36 months in some adults. Invisalign treatment, by comparison, is often completed in just 12 to 18 months, even in cases of pronounced malocclusion.

Being faster than braces is one of many advantages enjoyed by Invisalign. Treatment with this option is less invasive, more comfortable,…

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Category: Invisalign

Can TMD Go Away on Its Own?

March 15, 2023

Man feels pain in middle ear, meningitis and hearing lossTMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) can refer to several conditions that impact the jaw's alignment. Often marked by clicking and popping noises when biting, chewing, or speaking, TMD may also present with symptoms including:

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Category: TMJ Treatment

Will I Ever Need to Replace My Dental Implants?

February 28, 2023
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Dental implants are the longest-lasting tooth replacement option. Made of titanium, a metal stronger than steel but lighter than aluminum, dental implants are designed to last for a lifetime.

Titanium is a biocompatible material that is unlikely to be rejected by the body, but that’s not all. Beyond simply accepting an implant, the body works to secure dental implants in place with osteoblasts and connective tissue, allowing implants to replace the roots of missing teeth and prevent issues such as jaw collapse. What’s more, once accepted by the jaw, there is minimal risk of an implant coming loose…

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Category: Dental Implants

Can a Root Canal Prevent a Tooth Extraction?

February 15, 2023

Tooth extraction may be necessary when a tooth has been damaged. Sometimes, this is due to advanced decay or infection. However, it may also be related to trauma, such as broken teeth, or advanced stages of gum disease.

Typically a last resort, tooth extraction can restore comfort and health to your smile, but this comes with the cost of a missing tooth, leaving many to wonder if there is an alternative to professionally removing teeth.

Older man with tooth pain

Can a root canal reduce the need for a tooth extraction? That depends. If the issue is an infected tooth, a root…

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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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