Category: Dentistry

treating tooth wear and erosion

Treating Tooth Wear and Erosion

Tooth wear and erosion are among the most common problems with which dental patients present. There are several factors that contribute to erosion and wear, with grinding and highly acidic diets the chief causes. Luckily, there are treatment options available. Why is Treatment So Important? If tooth erosion and wear are left unchecked, the impact

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what should i do in a dental emergency

What Should I Do In A Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies may not be life threatening, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t serious. Our dental and oral health plays a huge role in our overall wellbeing, so a dental emergency isn’t something you should take lightly. What Constitutes a Dental Emergency? Basically, any type of dental or oral trauma or issue that requires immediate

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Dental Filling

Warning Signs That You Might Need A Filling

Dental fillings are one of the most common dental procedures. This is mainly because they’re so effective at treating a small problem that, if left unchecked, can quickly turn into a major issue. In fact, fillings are so effective that they have been used to treat dental problems since the Middle Ages – quite an

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How Do I Know If I Need A Deep Dental Clean?

When you go to a dental check up you may find that your dentist recommends that you get a deep dental clean. Deep dental cleanings are recommended if you show signs of gum disease and the treatment will be performed by a dental hygienist. So what can you expect after your dentist makes this recommendation?

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Is a Root Canal Painful?

A root canal is probably the dental treatment that evokes nightmares in anyone that is afraid of the dentist. For some reason, root canal treatment has attracted incredibly negative connotations and is viewed as being up there with the most horrible dental treatment that could ever be inflicted on you. Before we decide whether this

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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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Mercury versus Composite Fillings - Woman and Dentist

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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woman sleeping

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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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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close up of teeth veneers

Can You Tell Which Teeth Have Veneers?

This case is now 4 years post op and the patient had 6 veneers placed, can you tell which teeth? It’s not easy is it? Some people are reluctant to have cosmetic dentistry (whether crowns or veneers) because they have seen some people with “bad” cases that stick out like a sore thumb and conclude that ALL

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