While it often seems like a hassle and a waste of time to floss your teeth, it’s actually more important than you think. Your toothbrush can’t reach in between your teeth, however your dental floss can. Dr. Eli Shem-Tov is your premiere dentist in North York, and he explains why flossing is so important.
November 7, 2016
October 10, 2016
What do you think is the most common disease in Canada? Your mind probably jumps to chronic diseases like diabetes or heart disease, but the most common is actually gum disease. Over 20% of Canadians are currently suffering from gum disease, and most probably do not even know they have it. How could this be possible? Your dentist in North York, Dr. Eli Shem-Tov, wants you to know the signs you should notice, as well as how gum disease can be treated.
March 11, 2016
Spring and summer are right around the corner and you may already be planning your big events such as vacations, family gatherings, perhaps even weddings. You’d be surprised how whitening your teeth can make a huge impact on your smile. In fact, teeth whitening is actually the quickest and most affordable way to change the appearance of your teeth. At North York Dental, we offer the Zoom! teeth whitening system. Zoom! Is designed to give you amazing results, fast, so you can smile big for your next vacation or event.
February 24, 2016
Periodontal disease, or gum disease is very prevalent in America today. In fact, most adults have it in one form or another. It may be hard to know that you have gum disease due to the fact that there’s no pain associated with it at first, and it progresses gradually. However, this is not a disease to be taken lightly because it leads to damage to your gums, teeth, and bone. Severe cases can even cause bone and tooth loss. Detecting the early signs of gum disease can help you learn to properly manage your condition.
June 22, 2015
Have you ever tried over the counter teeth whitening? Even the extremely expensive “professional” grade at home whiteners are a hassle. They’re messy, they take too much time, and they don’t work as well as you’d like. With Zoom! Whitening at North York Dental, you can experience teeth 6 to 10 shades lighter in just over an hour. One visit with proper care can last for several years. If you’re tired of night after night of whitening with minimal results, try Zoom! Whitening. Call Dr. Eli Shem-Tov in North York, Ontario to schedule your whitening appointment today.
What Causes Discoloration?
There are numerous reasons why your tooth enamel may become stained or discolored. Some of the most common factors are drinking coffee or tea, consuming foods and beverages with high acidity or color, and even the passage of time. All teeth are uniquely shaded, but there are two layers that can be stained the enamel and the dentin layer. Enamel stains are what we most often think of stains caused by high acid, sugar, or colored foods and beverages, but over time, the inner dentin layer of your tooth can become stained and it darkens naturally as we age showing through the thin enamel. When this happens, it is more difficult to remove stains effectively.
Because of the discoloration that occurs naturally no matter how careful we are with our teeth, it is likely that they will begin to look dull as we age. At home whitening is an option that can be very effective, but it can also be time consuming, messy and expensive. Additionally, while most products on the market are well regulated and safe, it never hurts to have a professional to assist you with whitening.
How Does Zoom! Whitening Work?
While preventive dentistry and practicing consistent oral hygiene are the best way to keep your teeth brilliant and white, overtime our teeth will likely still become discolored. That’s where whitening comes in to restore your smile to its natural luster. Zoom! Whitening was developed by Discus Dental. The leaders in take home whitening products, Discus Dental offers a scientifically formulated hydrogen peroxide gel. Activated by a special Zoom! light, the whitening gel is absorbed into the tooth enamel and can remove deep-set stains and discoloration in the dentin layer.
The process takes a little over an hour, and will leave your teeth at least six shades brighter. We’ll start by making sure your gums and lips will not interact with the whitening gel. Then, we’ll apply a coat of gel to your teeth. Once your teeth are evenly coated with the whitening gel, we’ll apply the Zoom! Whitening light for one hour. After the whitening period, you will receive a fluoride treatment to finish the process. Most patients report results lasting one or more years.
Want to Know More?
Whatever your whitening desires, North York Dental is here to help. We give you star treatment, so why not have celebrity teeth to match? Come see us for Zoom! Whitening and any of your family dentistry needs. We welcome patients form North York, Ontario and the surrounding communities including Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Markham, and Pickering.
May 29, 2015
As Dr. Eli Shem-Tov puts it, “If the eyes are the window to the soul, the mouth is the window to the body.” This simple principle is what guides the staff at North York Dental in North York, ON. Helping you create and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile is what we specialize in, but helping you understand the health benefits of good oral health is also important. The citizens of North York, Ontario know who to turn to when they need the best cosmetic dentistry services in town.
Discover Top-Notch Cosmetic Dentistry Services
For the best cosmetic dentist in North York, you have come to the right place. Before you can understand what cosmetic dentistry therapy involves, it’s important to understand what it means. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of a person’s teeth, mouth and smile. Whereas restorative dentistry concentrates on necessary treatment, cosmetic is reserved for desired treatment. In other words, cosmetic involves services like teeth whitening, dental fillings, and dental implants.
These are the cosmetic dentistry services we offer:
• Teeth coloured fillings
• Porcelain veneers
• Whitening with Zoom!
• Porcelain crowns
• Inlays and onlays
• Dental implants
Dental Implants 101
You have probably heard about dental implants before, but do you really know what they are? When permanent teeth are lost, regardless of the reason or number of teeth, dental implants can offer a new lease on life. They are superior to other choices because they are solid, secure, and esthetic. Here’s a crazy stat: after nearly 35 years of use, they have a 90-95% proven success rate in appropriately chosen cases. Not only will you enjoy an enhanced smile, but also a more youthful appearance. Who doesn’t love that?
A dental implant restoration is commonly composed of a titanium material screw and a crown. Various small-diameter holes (depending on your situation) are drilled at toothless jaw sites in order to guide the titanium screw that holds a dental implant in place. From there, the implant is secured by way of minimal surgical techniques.
Recovery time can take upwards of six months, while the fitting and seating of the crown can take up to two months. It’s important to note that the timeframe depends on individual cases and treatments.
Schedule An Appointment
To make your dental implant appointment, speak with our staff in North York, ON. We also serve the surrounding communities of Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Markham, Pickering and beyond.
April 19, 2015
A gorgeous smile can work wonders for your personal and professional life, but not everyone is fortunate enough to have been born with the makings for perfect teeth. At North York Dental, porcelain veneers are among the most commonly requested cosmetic dentistry service, and it’s easy to see why. Dr. Eli Shem-Tov and his team want to help you enjoy the full benefits of a beautiful new smile with porcelain veneers in North York, Ontario.
Why Choose Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, durable shells of dental ceramic that are meticulously crafted to look and feel like natural tooth enamel. They are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth to cover a wide variety of cosmetic imperfections in as few as two visits to our office. These include:
- Deep discoloration
- Chips and cracks
- Teeth that are too short or misshapen
- Gaps, crowding, and crooked teeth
Have you always wanted a movie star smile? The fact that nearly all of your favorite celebrities have perfect teeth is no accident. Many of the most revered smiles in Hollywood feature high quality porcelain veneers, including:
- Tom Cruise
- Miley Cyrus
- Nicolas Cage
- Demi Moore
- Zac Efron
- Hilary Duff
- Kate Beckinsale
- Victoria Beckham
- Ben Affleck
- Catherine Zeta Jones
- George Clooney
- Sharon Stone
You, too, can enjoy a dazzling new smile with porcelain veneers. Your journey toward straighter, whiter, more beautiful teeth begins with a simple call to our North York, Ontario dental office.
Schedule Your Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation
For many of our patients, porcelain veneers offer an opportunity to enjoy a new lease on life. Finally smile with confidence wherever you go, feeling secure in the knowledge that your teeth are dazzling and flawless. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for porcelain veneers in North York, Ontario, and discover the difference our aesthetic dentistry options can make for you. Our state-of-the-art dental practice warmly welcomes patients from communities in North York, Toronto, Markham, Vaughan, and beyond.
February 5, 2015
When you are searching for a North York, Ontario dentist, you want to be sure that the practice you ultimately choose will provide caring, personalized care in a high-tech office with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. At North York Dental, we don’t think that’s too much to ask at all, and, in fact, we strive to provide even more than that to each and every one of our patients. Dr. Eli Shem-Tov is well-known throughout Toronto and the surrounding areas as the best dentist for cosmetic dentistry, restorative procedures, emergency dental services, and general family treatments for families in Ontario. As is the case with any reputable and dependable service in the area, Dr. Shem-Tov’s dental patient reviews speak for themselves.
Over 30 5-Star Reviews on Google
In today’s fast-paced digital age, the majority of us turn to online reviews to get an idea of how well a business serves its clientele. Reviews cannot be solicited or purchased, so you know you’re getting an honest picture of the practice featured on Google. With more than 30 dental reviews at the 5-star level, Dr. Shem-Tov is Ontario’s top dentist according to patient testimonials. In fact, his reviews are consistently better than any other dentist in the North York area and surrounding communities.
What Our Patients are Saying about North York Dental
“Dr. Shem-Tov has been my trusted dentist for over 15 years. In that time, he and his staff have provided exceptional and proactive care to me and my daughter. His friendly receptionists make dealing with insurance forms a breeze, and I always feel relaxed in the calm and inviting office atmosphere. Dr. Shem-Tov is not just a real pro, but also a genuinely warm person who cares about my health. And he’s always up-to-date, teaching at U of T’s Dental School. Highly recommended!” – J. Paton
“Have been, and continue to be a satisfied patient for many years now. Clean, modern, professional office. Friendly, helpful, enthusiastic, and competent staff. Dr. Shem-Tov is calm, friendly, re-assuring, thoroughly professional, and very skillful. Equipment and techniques are up to date and help make for a better experience. The office handles my insurance claims directly, so nice quick service and no extra cash out of pocket.” – S. LeFevre
“I booked an emergency appointment after a second infection on the same tooth. Little did I know that I would be greeted by such wonderful kindness by the whole team including their therapy dog. Yes I said therapy dog. Izzy is a wonderful dog that calms the patients and provides distractions to other patients. The team are professional, patient, caring and just overall wonderful people.” – E. Nybida
Schedule Your Visit with the Best Dentist in Toronto & North York
If you’re ready to see the difference that exceptional dentistry can make in your smile, please contact us today to schedule your visit with Dr. Shem-Tov and his team in North York, Ontario. Our primary goal is to ensure that you feel comfortable, safe, and warmly welcomed at our family-friendly dental office. We’ll always take the time to listen to your concerns and answer your questions in a way that makes your treatment easy to understand. We’re not satisfied until your expectations have been exceeded in every aspect of your experience. Conveniently located in North York, Ontario, we are privileged to serve families from throughout the surrounding areas. Let us make you our next smile success story!
January 5, 2015
Your teeth and gums see plenty of use throughout the day, eating and drinking at mealtimes and when your afternoon snack craving hits. Even if you are brushing your teeth twice per day and flossing at least once, your mouth still needs professional attention twice per year. With teeth cleanings and routine checkups in North York, Ontario, Dr. Eli Shem-Tov can help you keep your pearly whites shining brightly all year round. Our preventive dentistry checkups may also help you avoid damage to not only your teeth and gums, but to the rest of your body as well.
The Importance of Routine Checkups and Cleanings
Routine teeth cleaning visits to our North York dental office actively help keep your teeth and gums safe from some of the most common oral health concerns, including tooth decay and periodontal disease. When left untreated, tooth decay can lead to damage to other teeth and infections within the bone tissue that comprises the jaw. Advanced periodontal disease has been linked to a variety of systemic health problems, including heart disease, stroke, dementia, rheumatoid arthritis, preterm birth, and more. Fortunately, these two potentially severe oral health conditions are easily prevented with proper home hygiene and regular checkups at North York Dental.
For the majority of healthy children and adults, dental checkups and cleanings need only be performed twice per year, or once every six months. In cases of periodontal disease, regular checkups and deep cleanings may be recommended more frequently.
Preserving Your Oral Health with Preventive Dentistry
Preventive dentistry serves as the foundation for a lifetime of happy, healthy smiles and optimal overall wellness. At North York Dental, Dr. Eli Shem-Tov and his caring team are committed to helping the families in our community live healthily and happily through comprehensive cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dentistry. Contact us today to schedule your next visit. Our warm and welcoming dental practice is proud to serve patients from throughout North York, Toronto, and the surrounding areas in Ontario and beyond.
December 5, 2014
Your smile says so much about you, opening up doors in both the professional world and in your personal life. If your teeth are dingy or stained, however, you probably feel hesitant to show off your smile to the people who matter most. At North York Dental in North York, Ontario, Dr. Eli Shem-Tov offers an extensive range of cosmetic dentistry solutions, including professional Zoom! Teeth Whitening. If you’ve ever considered teeth whitening to get the brilliant smile you’ve always wanted, there’s no better time to make your vision a reality at North York Dental.
Benefits of Zoom! Teeth Whitening at North York Dental
While over-the-counter teeth whitening products may claim to offer professional-grade results, the truth is that only a visit to your North York dentist will achieve the sparkling white effects you’re looking for. Drugstore whitening kits lack the powerful solution necessary to lift deeply set-in stains, and they can lead to tooth and gum sensitivity.
With Zoom! Teeth Whitening at North York Dental, you’ll find that eliminating enamel stains isn’t only easy and effective; it’s also amazingly fast. In just a little over an hour in one of our comfortable dental chairs, you’ll see dramatic results that still look completely natural. Even stains from tobacco, red wine, tea, and coffee are lifted from your teeth, revealing a gorgeous, movie-star smile you’ll feel proud of. With occasional touch-up treatments at home, your Zoom! Whitening results will last for years to come.
Schedule Your Teeth Whitening Consultation Today
Your whiter smile could be just a single phone call away. Contact us today to reserve your professional teeth whitening visit to our North York, Ontario cosmetic dentistry office, and reveal your brightest, most radiant smile in less time than ever before. We look forward to providing you with the best teeth whitening experience possible, and to seeing your luminous smile for years to come! Our practice warmly welcomes patients from throughout North York, Toronto, and surrounding areas in Ontario and beyond.