Archive for August 2013

I Don't Like My Smile

August 20, 2013 | Posted Education

Patients often are unhappy with the appearance of their smile for many different reasons.  It can change your life and confidence level.  Our smile is one of the first things people notice and they are contagious.
 
Missing or broken teeth need to be fixed.  These teeth can be crowned or replaced by a bridge or implant. Old crowns or bridges may not match the teeth next to them anymore. Margins of the crown may be visible making them obvious.  Modern lab techniques can make porcelain crowns that are much more aesthetically pleasing than in the past.
 
Misaligned teeth aren’t just for children.  Sometimes teeth shift as we get older or maybe we never had braces to correct them.  Traditional braces or Invisalign could be options at any age.
 
Colour of your teeth could be the issue.  Whitening your teeth with custom trays or with over the counter whitening products may be possible and easy to brighten your smile. Not everyone is a candidate to whiten his or her teeth and it is important to discuss this first with your dentist before trying it.
 
Visit us at Rideau dental centre to sit down and discuss your concerns.  We want to see you smiling everyday! Call us 613-224-8338.

Having a new addition in the family is a busy time. Time goes by fast and before you know it, your little one is teething. Teeth generally start to make their appearance around 6 months of age. The Canadian Dental Association recommends that your child be brought in to see a dentist within 6 months of the appearance of the first tooth or by 1 years old.
 
At their dental assessment, the dentist will evaluate dietary concerns, oral hygiene and any fluoride recommendations.  The dentist will check for cavities and any developmental abnormalities.
 
One of the most important reasons to bring you child to the dentist is for your child to be comfortable. Establishing a trusted relationship between your child and the dentist is essential. This allows open communication and easier dental visits for the child, the parents and the dentist.
 
Start your dental family at the Rideau Dental Centre today. Call us at 614-230-7475.