Below, we will list some of the most frequently asked questions our Markham patients have about cosmetic and general dentistry and general oral health issues. If you find that you have a question that is not listed below, feel free to make a phone call to our office at (905) 209-9996. We would love to hear from you

How often should I brush and floss?

Brushing and flossing are both essential practices to ensure the health of your mouth by keeping plaque and bacteria from your mouth that cause dental disease. Brush your teeth at least twice a day (especially before going to bed) with an ADA approved toothpaste. Floss daily to clean between the teeth and under the gum line for an extensive clean.

How often should I have a dental exam and cleaning?

You should have your teeth checked by a dental professional at least twice a year. Given a particular case, your dentist may recommend more frequent visits.

How can cosmetic dentistry help improve the appearance of my smile?

For those of our patients that feel less than confident about their smiles, there is plenty of cosmetic dentistry options that will give you a renewed sense of confidence. The following is a brief list of just some of the procedures we offer:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Composite fillings
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Porcelain crowns
  • Dental implants
What causes tooth discoloration?

There are plenty of causes for tooth discoloration. Some of the more common reasons revolve around age, the consumption of staining foods or beverages such as tomato sauce, coffee, or tea. Even during tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics, or excessive fluoride treatments can cause this discoloration.

Are amalgam silver fillings safe?

There are no measurable health risks associated with amalgam fillings that are primarily made of mercury. Over the years, studies have shown that excessive exposure or ingestion of mercury has adverse health effects. If you are worried about yourself or a member of your family, feel free to discuss with us your other dental filling material options.

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