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Introducing Invisalign: The Invisible Way to Straighten Teeth

May 23, 2014

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North York Dental would like to introduce you to the innovative method of straightening your teeth – this is Invisalign. Let us explain. In the past for straightened teeth, one would have to wear ugly braces, which would plug into the grid of your teeth and often be a source of ridicule. With Invisalign, one gets the confidence of a better smile while letting your kids enjoy their lives with a new and innovative method for straightening teeth.

We will work with you to create a customized series of aligners meant for you and you only. These aligner trays are crafted from smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. They are clear and unlike the old metal braces, they blend into the grid of the mouth rather than serve to draw attention to it. This is how Invisalign got its’ name – invisible aligners.

Wearing these aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place based off the exact movements that North York Dental will plan out for you. There aren’t any metal brackets to attach, no wires to tighten, and they are replaced every two weeks until treatment is complete. You simply remove the old aligners and pop in the new pair every two weeks, and at the end of treatment, Invisalign and North York Dental will allow you to achieve a great smile with little interference into your personal life. Most people won’t even be able to tell that you’re in the process of straightening your teeth.

North York Dental is able to provide this service to our patients which can treat mild to difficult dental problems and correct a wide variety of dental problems.

Gapped teeth can occur with abnormal growth of the jawbone. This can lead to gum problems due to a lack of protection by the teeth with an increase in periodontal or gum disease. Invisalign can fix that

Overjet or what is more commonly known as “overbite” is created when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. Invisalign can fix that. Underbite is the opposite when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth. Invisalign can fix that.

Open bite when some teeth aren’t making physical contact with their opposing teeth for a proper bite, an overly crowded set of teeth, and a crossbite that occurs when the upper and lower jaws are misaligned – Invisalign fixes them all! North York Dental has begun using Invisalign for all of these reasons as it has proven to be a very effective form of dental repair and a revolutionary procedure unseen in the dental profession before.

With North York Dental, achieve a properly aligned set of teeth that, from our experience, means the world to a patient that has never had a confident smile before. Straightened teeth can significant affect your overall dental health, which is the ultimate goal for us at North York Dental. Don’t hesitate to contact North York Dental during business hours to inquire about more information on Invisalign.

The comfortable and clear aligners will gently guide you towards a beautiful smile without the unsightly brackets and wires. Talk to us today to find out how North York Dental can help you get there.

Our Dentists Will Help Prevent Gum Disease

May 16, 2014

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Our mouths are full of harmful bacteria which when combined with mucus and other particles form a sticky, colorless plaque that rest on our teeth. Brushing and flossing help rid ourselves of this plaque however plaque that isn’t removed may then harden. This forms a type of tartar that a toothbrush cannot clean. This is the origination of gum disease, which thousands of Canadians suffer from every year.

Periodontal disease or gum disease can be as simple as gum inflammation or can turn into a serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. In the worst of cases, teeth may be lost.

At North York Dental, we understand that your health not only depends on your teeth but on the well being of your gums as well. We don’t want to see you have to lose your teeth because of gum disease or worse. Recent studies across the country have shown that people who have gum disease are at greater risk for more serious problems, such as heart disease or diabetes.

Dr. Shem-Tov and our team of trained professionals will work with you to properly address your gum disease and work to stop it in its’ tracks. We offer in office therapy with Atridox Injectable Antibiotic as well as minor gum surgery should either of these options be necessary for your treatment.

There many risk factors that play into whether gum disease may be in a person’s future. Smoking is one of the most significant risk factors associated with the development of gum disease. The hormonal changes often found in women, diabetes, certain over-the-counter medication that cause a reduction in saliva flow, and there’s genetic susceptibility – these are all common risk factors associated with gum disease.

Gum disease is commonly developed when the plaque we outlined above begins to build up along and underneath the gum line. Typically signs of this aren’t visible until individuals are in their 30s or 40s.

The best way to guard against gum disease is to keep your teeth and gums healthy through brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride based toothpaste, flossing to remove plaque from between the teeth, and by visiting the dentist regularly for a professional cleaning.

Symptoms include bad breath that won’t go away, red or swollen gums, tender or bleeding gums, painful chewing, loose teeth, sensitive teeth, or receding gums or longer appearing teeth. If you have one or more of these symptoms then there is a large possibility that you are in the midst of developing a form of gum disease if you don’t already have it.

At North York Dental, we can work with you to take preventative measures to ensure that this doesn’t escalate into a more serious problem. We have written materials that we distribute among our patients to assist them in their education on the condition, We will work to ensure that it is properly diagnosed and that it is treated immediately.

Don’t let it go untreated. We can help. Contact North York Dental today to get an assessment on your teeth to find out if you’re at risk for developing gum disease in your future.

Dental Implants: The Procedure and Benefits

May 9, 2014

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The ability of dentists to use dental implants has revolutionized the care and treatment of a wide range of dental needs. A dental implant basically is an artificial tooth that is anchored in your mouth and is used to support false teeth to replace missing or damaged ones. Dental implants are commonly used by people who have lost one or two teeth for any number of reasons but who have otherwise healthy teeth.

IMPLANT TYPES

Endosteal (in the bone): This type of implant is by far the most common. With this sort of set up, each individual implant that is secured into the jaw bone holds the prosthetic teeth that are used to replace the missing ones. This style of implant is common with patients who have partial bridges already or those who have removable dentures.

Subperiosteal (on the bone): These types of implants are generally used for those who cannot use Endosteal implants and they are placed on top of the jaw. They are secured in place with metal framework and a series of posts poke through the gums and are used to hold the replacement teeth.

WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE LIKE?

The process of replacing missing teeth is a team effort that involves you, your dentist, and the oral surgeon who will be performing the procedure. You will work together to determine what is the best course of action for you and what will work best for you right now and in the long term. There are three basic procedures that can be done:

Single Tooth Replacement – If only a single tooth is missing, one implant with the accompanying tooth crown can replace it and fill the gap.

Several Teeth Replacement – If several teeth are missing in a row that need to be replaced, implant-supported bridges or a set of false teeth that are fused together and secured as one solid piece can replace them.

Total Teeth Replacement – If all of your teeth are missing or need to be removed, then you will be going with full bridge work or dentures to replace the teeth.

TAKING CARE OF DENTAL IMPLANTS

As is the case with your real teeth, oral care and hygiene go a long way in keeping your teeth and mouth healthy. Just because you have implants does not mean you can ignore their care. You must still brush and floss and care for the implants as you would your regular teeth. This keeps them looking great and working as they should.