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3 Ways to See What You’ll Look Like with Veneers

Veneers are a powerful cosmetic dentistry procedure. They have the ability to completely transform your smile, straightening teeth, closing gaps, reshaping teeth, and even brightening your smile at the same time.  However, veneers are also a very big commitment, and it can be hard to commit to the procedure. It can help you feel better [...]

Are "New Teeth in a Day" Really Possible? – Kanata Ottawa Dentist

My teeth are in such bad shape, I am overwhelmed just thinking about what to do next! This patient's teeth are almost entirely built with filling material and are very weak. This also makes his gums very unhealthy. All-on-Four treatment would make his mouth much healthier. We often meet patients who have been [...]

The Trouble with Lemon Water – Kanata Ottawa Dentist

Lemon water may provide health benefits, but what is the damage to your teeth? In the ever-continuing quest for better health, we have another player in the "what-to-drink-all-day" market...lemon water, cold, warm, or even with honey...taken every day, and sometimes throughout the day. The purported benefits include Gives your immune system a boost. Vitamin C [...]

Don’t Tell Your Dentist What To Do! Kanata Ottawa Dentist

In this very interesting era of internet usage, it is so common for us to receive treatment requests from patients based on their own research. We receive almost daily emails through our website saying things like "I read online that x-rays are bad for you, so I don't want them!" I am all for patients making educated [...]

Don’t Put It Off Any Longer! – Kanata Ottawa Dentist

This patient loves her new smile and can't wait to treat the bottom teeth! One of my favorite long-time patients told me a story today about her uncle. He was a very proud man, but had many dental problems when he was young that led him to wearing a denture to replace his [...]

My Philosophy of Care

This diploma is a ticket to learn more about what I love...dentistry! You've made commitments to your oral health, you've had lots of dentistry done in the past. You may be coming from a dentist you loved and trusted, who has now retired. Or...from a dentist you didn't trust at all.  And now, you're seeing [...]

Do I REALLY Have Cavities?-Kanata Ottawa Dentist

All of the dark staining in these teeth are cavities! And the black spots between the white filling and tooth can be easily repaired at this early stage by resealing the filling edges...painfree! When I was in dental school (a long time ago!), we were taught to "just watch and wait" in cases of early [...]

Why You Need a Dental Cleaning More Often Than You Think! – Kanata Ottawa Dentist

Keeping your teeth clean and healthy is the cornerstone of not needing dental treatment! Your last visit with your dental hygienist was 3 months ago. She recommended seeing you every three months to improve the health of your gums...but you really don't understand WHAT seeing her again will do to help you.  In fact, your [...]

Crown on my front tooth? Never! -Kanata Ottawa Dentist

“Cap My Front Tooth?  Never!” This photo is why patients are afraid to have a crown on a front tooth! “I would never allow the dentist to put a cap (crown) on my front tooth.  Never!” The above sentiment has been echoed by many of our adult patients over the years.  Why does this generation [...]

It’s Just a Baby Tooth! – Kanata Ottawa Dentist

Baby Teeth-Still Nature’s Best Space Maintainer Baby teeth are as important as adult teeth! "But it’s just a baby tooth … why even bother to have the dentist look at it?” One of the most common and potentially problematic misconceptions about baby teeth is their lack of “value.” It’s not at all uncommon to hear [...]