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Your Guide to Removing Nicotine Stains From Your Teeth

Although there are plenty of factors that can contribute to stained or discolored teeth, nicotine use is one of the top reasons your teeth change colors. Whether you smoke regularly or use chewing tobacco, it can take a toll on your oral health and the appearance of your smile over time. At Meet Dr. Stevens

New Review Suggests Protruding Teeth More Likely to Be Damaged in the Long Run

When you smile, chances are you are showing a simple smile with flat teeth arranged in a curving arch as they contour to your face. Not everyone has the luck to have flat teeth and occasionally, teeth come in at a variety of angles. Some teeth may even be altered by simple acts like sucking [...]

Crown on My Front Tooth? Never!

Cap My Front Tooth?  Never! 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 have such a strong aversion to a “cap” or “crown” on their front tooth? That [...]

Why should you replace your old fillings…they feel just fine! – Kanata Ottawa Dentist

You've probably had fillings in your back teeth since your teens, or younger.  Yes, those silver amalgam fillings. And I am sure your dentist has been checking them and "watching" them for a long time now...telling you that eventually they probably should be replaced. They don't hurt you at all...no sensitivity when you [...]

Can Exposed Dentin Cause Sensitivity to Cold or Touch?

Could these teeth be sensitive from gum recession? Yes it can, sometimes. Not all exposed dentin acts the same way. Some exposed dentin is extremely sensitive, while in other areas of exposed dentin may be relatively insensitive This can be explained by the microscopic structure of dentin. Dentin when viewed under a microscope is looks [...]