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Why Are My Teeth So Sensitive?


Sensitive teeth are one of the most common dental issues we face at Wyndham Dental. While it can be temporary, sometimes this could mean that there’s something more serious to be addressed. Here are some of the most common causes for cold sensitivity and how we can help treat it or how you can manage it! Gum recession Gum tissues are meant to cover the roots of our teeth. Our roots don’t have protective enamel in the same manner our teeth do. And the layer underneath your enamel is made out of dentin, which is extremely sensitive to colder temperatures. … Continue reading

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Understanding Wisdom Teeth Pain


Your wisdom teeth erupt later on in life, and are your third and final set of molars. This eruption usually occurs during your mid teen years or late 20s. The main reason people consider getting their wisdom teeth removed is mostly because they (or the areas surrounding them) start to hurt. Here’s everything you need to know about wisdom teeth pain. Managing the discomfort The pain you feel around your wisdom teeth stems from pressure or swelling. One of the most common initial symptoms you notice may include soreness that fluctuates from one day to the next. The pain your … Continue reading

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Maintain Your Dental Implants Post-Surgery With These Steps


Dental implants are one of the most popular tooth replacement methods used across the world. A lifelong investment that is highly durable, this treatment allows you to go years and years without even having to consider replacing your prosthetic teeth. But that’s provided you take the right steps when it comes to maintenance and aftercare post-surgery. If you want your recovery to go smoothly and your new restorations to last, here’s what you need to do: Practice oral hygiene You need to keep your mouth free of any lingering bacteria in order to avoid your surgical site getting infected. Here’s … Continue reading

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How Does Denture Relining Work?


Do your dentures not fit the way they used to? If you aren’t looking to have your dentures completely replaced, then the next best thing our dentists will recommend would be denture relining to have them comfortably fitted once again to your smile. Here’s a guide that will give you more information on the process: The Process The procedure for denture relining is quite a simple one, and it usually takes less than an hour to complete. To start your appointment, our dentist will carry out an assessment of your oral health to determine the level of irritation present. Your … Continue reading

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Teeth Straightening for Adults: Why Does This Benefit You?


Think you’re too old for teeth straightening? Did you know, orthodontic patients actually have a better success rate if they’re adults! Teeth straightening is an option open to patients of all ages and walks of life. If you’ve been second-guessing this treatment, here are the benefits it will offer you: Increase in confidence A straighter smile alone can give you a complete smile makeover. Having confidence in the appearance of your smile can lift your confidence as a person! A straight, healthy smile is one of the best first impressions to make so if this is holding you back, teeth … Continue reading

Different Types of Sedation to Help With Your Anxiety


Does the thought of visiting your dentist give you a lot of anxiety? If so, sedation dentistry might be something you ought to consider! Sedation dentistry involves a range of different techniques that can be utilized according to your specific needs and preferences to help you relax during your appointment. In certain instances, medical clearance may also be needed if you have severe dental issues and a complicated medical history. Here are the types of dental sedation commonly available to our patients: Laughing gas Formally known as Nitrous oxide, laughing gas is one of the most commonly used types of … Continue reading

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Why You Should Be Considering Overdentures!


Missing teeth, when left untreated for a long period of time, can give way to a number of health issues. Fortunately, at Wyndham Dental we offer a range of treatments for patients to choose from. Overdentures, in particular, are fast becoming a popular tooth replacement option. Wondering if this is the best option for you? Overdentures offer many benefits, including: Extremely secure Overdentures function by artificial teeth being held in place by 2 implants in the upper and/or lower jaw. These dental implants are surgically inserted into your jawbone, which means your teeth are held securely in place. This addresses … Continue reading

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Spotting the Warning Signs of Oral Cancer


Oral cancer is a deadly disease that most patients overlook until it has reached advanced stages. This disease can affect anyone, regardless of age, lifestyle and health. Certain risk factors have been known to be associated with oral cancer, such as alcohol & tobacco use, exposure to sun, HPV etc. The best way to combat this is through early diagnosis and intervention. Believe it or not, you can get oral cancer screening at your routine dental examination at Wyndham Dental. Here are some signs that indicate you should have an examination carried out: Sores that won’t heal Keep an eye … Continue reading

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What Could Be Causing Your Sensitive Teeth?


Do you experience a sharp pain when you bite into hot/cold foods? Is any part of your mouth tender when you brush your teeth? Increased tooth sensitivity can be caused by a number of reasons. Here are some of the most common factors to blame that you’ll want to watch for: Decay Cavities and more severe cases of decay, such as an abscessed tooth, can lead to increased tooth sensitivity. But keep in mind, not all cavities are painful. Some can go unnoticed until they reach irreversible, advanced stages. This is why it’s often recommended to visit your dentist every … Continue reading

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Why Fluoride Treatment is Great for Your Oral Health


Ever heard of fluoride treatment after your routine scale and clean at the dentist?  This treatment isn’t just for kids! Fluoride treatment is a great option for patients of all ages, and here’s why! Reduces tooth sensitivity Have you noticed increased tooth sensitivity to new things as of late? This could be anything from a change in temperature, to your morning coffee, toothpaste or post-whitening treatment. Tooth sensitivity, while not immediate cause for alarm, is an indication of how well your teeth react to stimuli and can also be an early sign of receding gums. Applying fluoride helps act as … Continue reading