Posts for: October, 2014

By Mississauga Dental Arts
October 27, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Braces ImageMalocclusion (irregular bite and/or spacing issues) is a common problem. Many people have bite irregularities and/or crowded/spaced teeth. And this can put your oral health in a pinch. That’s why orthodontic treatment is the most recommended and effective treatment for improving the look, function and overall condition of the teeth.

What Types of Braces are Available? 

Traditional, metal braces aren’t the only option available to adults, pre-teens and teenagers. Other types of orthodontics devices include metal/plastic brackets, lingual braces (placed behind the teeth), and plastic aligners.

Which Type of Orthodontic Treatment Works Best?

For severe cases of malocclusion, traditional, metal braces are the recommended orthodontic device that patients will need to consider. A mild to moderate case of malocclusion can be treated with lingual braces, tooth-colored braces and plastic aligners.
Your dentist will recommend an orthodontic plan that caters to your particular dental needs.

What Happens Without Orthodontic Treatment? 

If you don’t treat a misalignment of the teeth and/or jaw, it could put you at a disadvantage. For some people, untreated malocclusion will allow friction between the teeth, causing tooth wear (damage to the enamel).
Plus, for every patient with malocclusion, there will be problems with oral health because it’s harder to clean between and around each tooth.

Contact Mississauga Dental Arts For Orthodontic Treatment

Are you ready to fight malocclusion? Call our Mississauga dentist office about braces—(905) 270-0007. 

Are teeth straighter as a result of orthodontic treatment? Tell us about it, we love to hear how it has improved your appearance!

By Mississauga Dental Arts
October 27, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: laser dentistry  

Lasers have transformed our everyday lives, especially in healthcare. These intense beams of light of a single wavelength have revolutionized all manner of diagnostics and treatments, from general surgery to cosmetic therapy.

Dentistry has also been influenced by the laser revolution. Here are just a few of the areas where they’re growing in use and popularity.

Early disease detection. Laser instruments can take advantage of “fluorescence,” the tendency of bacteria to “glow” when exposed to certain wavelengths of light. This is proving more effective in detecting early tooth decay in pits and fissures (very tiny areas in a tooth’s biting surface) than traditional needle-like probing instruments called dental explorers. Newer lasers can now detect the same fluorescent qualities in soft tissues, which may reduce the detection time for oral cancer and make the difference between life and death.

Dental caries treatment. Lasers have become an alternative to the dental drill in treating teeth with dental caries (decay). Although with larger cavities lasers are somewhat slower than the conventional drill, they truly shine when it comes to early enamel caries and small cavities because they can be quite precise in the amount of tooth structure they remove. This feature allows them to be less invasive than a dental drill.

Periodontal treatment. Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection caused mainly by bacterial plaque and calculus (hardened plaque deposits) that have adhered to tooth surfaces. Lasers are emerging as an alternative to conventional periodontal (gum) surgery to treat voids or spaces below the gum line called periodontal pockets that have formed because of gum tissue detachment as supporting bone is lost. With their ability to target and destroy infected tissue without damaging nearby healthy tissue, lasers can achieve similar outcomes as traditional techniques but with less tissue damage and discomfort to patients afterward.

Research and development into laser technology continues to perfect these and other applications that promise to make dental procedures less invasive and more comfortable for patients.

If you would like more information on the use of lasers in dentistry, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.

By Mississauga Dental Arts
October 21, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

There are a number of reasons that people decide that cosmetic dentistry is right for them. Perhaps they are tired of their crooked teeth or they finally want that dazzling white smile. Maybe they are feeling less than confident or even depressed about their teeth. Whatever the reason, it’s never too late to choose cosmetic dentistry in Mississauga. However, it is important to ask yourself some questions first and figure out if cosmetic dentistry is right for you.

Cosmetic Dentistry ImageQuestions To Ask Before Getting Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Do you feel self-conscious when you smile?
  • Do you find that you smile less when you’re out in public?
  • Do you fixate on how your teeth could be straighter or your smile whiter?
  • Do any of your teeth have cracks or chips?
  • Do you have spaces between your teeth?
  • Do you have persistent dental stains?
  • Are you ready to fix these imperfections?

If you’ve found yourself answering “yes” to many of these questions, it might be time to consider getting esthetic dentistry in Mississauga. Cosmetic dentistry can help transform your smile with even the quickest of procedures. From a simple teeth whitening to dental veneers and even implants, you could have the smile you’ve always dreamed of having. It’s really that easy!

Call Mississauga Dental Arts For Cosmetic Dentistry

With Mississauga dentistry, you’ll find a comforting environment in which to discuss your dental options. We are happy to help you find the treatment option that’s right for you and will get you the smile you deserve. If you’re ready to smile more often and with confidence, call us today at (905) 270-0007.

Does your smile look great as a result of cosmetic dentistry? We would love to hear about it!

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Mississauga Dental Arts

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Mississauga Dental Arts
350 Burnhamthorpe Road East #2
Mississauga, ON L5A 3S5
(905) 286-1569