Author: Dr George Olstein

Smiling Woman Tooth Wear

The Impact of Tooth Wear and Tooth Erosion

Many people are unaware that our bodies (and all the living tissues that make up our bodies) are in a constant state of break downing and rejuvenating. The process of growth actually occurs when rejuvenation exceeds breakdown. So, from adolescence to adulthood or the point where we reach our maximum maturity, our muscles, tissues and

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Teeth Whitening: At-Home Versus In-Chair

More and more people are looking into having their teeth whitened, mainly because of the myriad benefits that whitening your teeth has to offer. White teeth aren’t necessarily a sign of good oral health, or perfect oral-hygiene practice. In fact, it doesn’t matter how fastidious you are about your dental hygiene when it comes to

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What Is Involved in a Tooth Implant Procedure

Dental implants are a fantastic option for those people who have been unlucky enough to lose a tooth, either through age, trauma or decay. Dental implants are both a cosmetic and an oral health treatment option as they solve the issue of a missing tooth whilst helping retain the overall integrity of the other teeth.

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Differences Between Mercury Fillings and Composite Fillings

Most people at some point in their lives will need a filling. Fillings are used to restore the structure of teeth after they have been compromised by decay. If decay is left untreated, it erodes away at the tooth, creating holes and cracks. If the decay progresses too far, the tooth may often need root

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What is Sleep Dentistry?

For some of us, nothing conjures up fear and panic quite like the thought of a trip to the dentist. The smell of the waiting room, the sound of the drill, the sight of the chair can be enough to trigger a deep-seated phobia that may be the result of a bad experience as a

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Happy couple with white straight smiles

The Ins and Outs of Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is the somewhat unsung hero of the dental world. Braces, fillings, and root canals often claim the limelight and deservedly so; these treatments address serious health issues within the mouth and allow people to continue to live healthy lives. While cosmetic dentistry doesn’t necessarily always treat health issues, it does help to treat

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tooth coloured fillings

What Happens During Dental Fillings?

Dental fillings are a very common procedure. All dentists, including Dr George Olstein perform fillings as part of routine dental care, just about every day. However, we understand that if you suffer from dental fear or anxiety, the thought of a having to have filling may be too much to bear. That’s why we’ve put

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Dental implant Vector Diagram

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants consist of two elements. The first is a titanium fixture, resembling a screw, which is inserted into the jawbone. The second element is a crown that is fixed to the screw. The screw acts as the anchor that holds the tooth in place, in exactly the same way that the root of a

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Root Canal Diagram

What Is Involved In Root Canal Treatment?

The words ‘root canal treatment’ are likely to send a shiver up the spine of anyone who suffers from anxiety or fear of dental procedures. It is the one dental treatment that seems to invoke all the negative connotations that people have with dental treatment. In reality though, root canal treatment is a relatively simple

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