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Signs Your Dentures Are Making You Look Older

Getting older may be better than the alternative, but that doesn’t make it great. Even worse than getting older, though, is looking older. Especially if your apparent age is much higher than your actual age.  Unfortunately, if you wear dentures, the odds are good that your apparent age is much higher than your actual [...]

What We Mean When We Say Dental Implants Last a Lifetime

On the face of it, saying something lasts a lifetime should have a simple meaning: it lasts forever, or close enough to forever that the difference isn’t significant. However, most people have probably realized that’s not always what people mean when talking about a product. Many of us have tried to take advantage of [...]

TMJ, Jaw Asymmetry, and Controlled Arch Braces

For many people, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD) is linked to a diverse and sometimes obscure combination of symptoms. It can be hard to link the symptoms you’re experiencing to your jaw joint, especially if your doctor is attributing your headache and other symptoms to different causes.  However, other times the presence of [...]

Get Your Smile on Time: How Long Cosmetic Dentistry Takes

With our free virtual consultations, you can start planning your cosmetic dentistry procedures now, even though coronavirus restrictions keep us from performing the actual procedures. This means that we can hit the ground running when restrictions are lifted to help you get ready for events that might still be held over the summer and [...]

Free Virtual Consultations Let You Plan Your Smile Makeover at Home

While dentists across the province are closed to all but emergency dental care, you don’t have to put off your dreams of a beautiful smile. We know many people plan for years about cosmetic dentistry, and you might feel that the pandemic has put an insurmountable roadblock in your way by requiring [...]

Do You Have a Dental Emergency?

In the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Government of Ontario has declared a state of emergency, which enforces the recommendation by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) that dentists should only provide care for true emergencies at this time. We are offering emergency care only for our current patients at [...]

The Coronavirus Might Be Impacting Your Wallet–But Your Dental Care Shouldn’t

The novel coronavirus has put many people out of work, caused temporary layoffs, and has inflicted financial hardships on a lot of our patients. As members of your care team, we understand your struggles and we’re on your side. We’ve supported you and your family through braces, cavities, and general hygiene visits. We don’t want [...]

Detecting Oral Cancer in its Early Stages

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates about 450,000 new cases of oral cancer each year. With numbers like these, it’s hard not to get concerned about your own oral health. The good news is that there are ways to detect oral cancer early on. And, the more you visit your dentist, the [...]

4 Steps to Ward Off Your Dental Anxiety

Does your fear of the dentist’s office keep you from keeping your teeth clean? If so, consider the calming four-step approach that’s sweeping through the dentistry world. This high-tech relaxation program is a new way to deal with your dental anxiety while keeping your pearly whites, well, pearly and white. If you live in Kanata, [...]

Stay Away From These Foods To Save Your Teeth

Staining, and chipping, and eroding--oh my! Unfortunately, certain foods and beverages can seriously harm your teeth if you aren’t careful. Luckily, you have ways to both prevent harming your teeth and restore your teeth to their former glory. Here at Dr. Andrea Stevens Dentistry, we want your teeth to be as white, [...]