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Choosing the Right Dental Care Clinic for Your Family’s Dental Needs

January 22, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — northyork_team @ 8:14 pm

What Kind of Dentist is Best? 
Not all dentists have the same services and can provide the same care for you and your family. Doing a little research can make this process much easier and help reduce the amount of time you will have to spend looking for the right dentist. If you need surgery search for one the will do oral surgeries and if you have kids, make sure the dentist you choose is comfortable working with kids.

Check the Credentials 
Advertisements and web pages can say anything so you need to make sure you check all references that are given and do your research to make sure all information given is accurate and up to date.

Check Insurance Acceptance and Payment Options 
No dentist or dental procedure will do you much good if you can’t afford to pay for it. In tough economic times it is important to make sure your insurance policy is accepted by your dentist. If you do not have insurance you need to make sure what payment plans are available so you can pay and get your work done.

Location and Hours 
No matter how great a dentist is, if you cannot make it to the office during office hours, it is not much of a benefit to you. Be sure you see what the office hours of operation are and take the time to figure out if you will be able to make appointments with your normal schedule for work, school, or family activities.

Drop By for a Visit 
Stopping by the office for a surprise visit can be a great source of insight. Check to see what the office is like, how clean and well organized it is. Everything can seem fine, but a face to face visit and talk with the dentist or staff can be the final deciding factor.

Set Up A Consultation 
When you stop by for a visit, check with the receptionist for a time when you can have a consultation with the dentist. Many offices offer the first meeting for free or at a reduced price. See what the policy is and what options are available for you.

Check for Additional Services 
Make sure you check with your new dentists to see what other services they offer. What is the policy for x-rays, cleanings, fillings, crowns, and surgeries? Getting this information beforehand can help you make plans and make your final decision in an informed way.

 

Find Out the Waiting List for an Appointment 
One of the biggest problems people have when they are searching for a new dentist is the wait time. Some dentists have only a certain period of time where they can take new clients. The waiting list for new patients can be quite long sometimes and this can be very frustrating, especially when you are looking for a dentist because of a medical emergency. So start now and don’t wait until you actually need a dentist.

How to Take Care of Your Brand New Porcelain Veneers

January 10, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — northyork_team @ 8:42 pm

How do I take care of veneers? This is a common question many dental patients have and it is an important question that needs to be answered. After going through it all and paying for the new veneers it is important to know how to take care of them. These are just some of the tips you need to keep in mind so you can keep your veneers looking bright and new and beautiful.

Avoid Certain Food and Beverages
Some foods and drinks really need to be avoided when possible so they do not mess up your porcelain veneers. Drinks like coffee, tea, and red wine and foods like chocolate, citrus, and soda can stain or erode your veneers. It is not logical to expect people to avoid these foods totally, but it is important to limit their consumption and to try and clean your veneers after eating such foods.

Avoid Abrasive Toothpastes
For teeth, abrasive toothpaste and those with harsh cleaners and whiteners can work well. However, with veneers, these can damage the surface and destroy the look and appearance of the veneers you spent so much time and money on. Stuck with regular toothpaste or those that are designed for use with dental implants such as veneers. To further take care of your new smile without causing any damage, use a soft bristle toothbrush each time, every time.

Clean Properly
Unless you are given other directions by your dentists, you should use general oral hygiene with your veneers. You will still need to brush and floss just as you would with your regular teeth. Mouthwash can also help keep the veneers looking bright and clean. Talk with your dentist to make sure you fully understand how to take care of your new veneers and keep them looking great.

Protect Your Mouth
Just as you would take care to protect your mouth from injury you need to be just as careful with the veneers. If you play sports or engage in any activities where you might get hit in the mouth or otherwise damage your mouth, then take care and take the necessary precautions to protect your veneers.

Veneers are becoming more and more popular, along with the technology, but even the best veneers need a little TLC to keep them looking great for years to come. Take care of your veneers and keep looking sharp!