Hamilton Mountain Dental Group

General Dentist vs Pediatric Dentist

You may wonder what the difference between a pediatric dentist and a general dentist is. It is a common question from parents. More critically, parents want to know if there is an advantage to taking their children to a pediatric dentist, compared to a general dentist, of whom they may already be a patient. What Is A Pediatric Dentist? Essentially, pediatric dentists are experts that are specially trained in the oral health of children of all ages, up to adulthood. They are highly trained and skilled dental … Read more

Dental Cleaning Cost

Hamilton dental hygienist using dental mirror to check bearded patient for cavities

Regular brushing and flossing are essential for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. However, plaque, tartar, and surface stains can still build up, even with diligent cleaning and oral hygiene. This can lead to periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, and cavities. Professional dental cleaning removes this buildup, to help prevent periodontitis and other oral health issues. What Happens During Professional Teeth Cleaning? During a dental cleaning, your dental hygienist or other dental professional will perform a close examination of your teeth and gums, to ensure … Read more

How To Stop Receding Gums From Getting Worse

Receding gums are a common dental problem that many people experience. However, few people tend to notice that their gums are receding because the gums recede slowly over a long period of time. If you have just noticed that you have receding gums and want to correct the issue, there are many ways to do so. This blog explains how you can treat gum recession to help you have a beautiful and healthy smile. But, first, we touch on why gum recession occurs and why it is … Read more

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?

There are many ways to whiten teeth, including whitening toothpaste, strips, and professional treatment. But how long does teeth whitening last? We will answer this question in our blog post. Keep reading below to learn the best tooth whitening solution for long-lasting results. 3 Ways To Whiten Teeth And Long They Will Last Since there are several teeth whitening treatments, we thought it would be best to discuss each method and how long their results last. Keep reading below to learn what teeth whitening process offers the … Read more

What Is Gum Grafting?

Close-up of Hamilton dentist examining patient's inflamed gums

When you hear your dentist mention gum graft surgery, you may feel a bit intimidated. Anything followed by “surgery” at the end can immediately make people panic, especially if they already fear going to the dentist. But that’s why we’re here to reassure you – gum graft surgery is not considered a “major dental surgery”. In fact, it’s largely beneficial and can improve your oral health and overall wellbeing. There are a few reasons why your dentist may speak to you about the gum graft procedure. We’ll … Read more

The Many Benefits of Invisalign® Treatment

If you’ve been discussing beginning Invisalign treatment with your dentist then you’re likely aware of everything they can accomplish like straightening teeth, having an easy cleaning routine, being virtually invisible, and feeling more comfortable than traditional braces. However, it’s important to know the benefits that come along with each of those accomplishments. While improving your self-esteem is something your dentist definitely wants to help you achieve, having straight teeth can also be very important to your overall health and wellbeing. We’ll go into more detail below. Top … Read more

How Crooked Teeth Impact Your Oral Health

Hamilton dentist showing retainer to child with crooked teeth

Did you know that nine in ten people have misaligned teeth? It’s become more and more common in this day and age, especially as modern diets have changed the way we use our jaws and facial muscles. As our faces and mouths become smaller, we’re more prone to having misaligned, overcrowded or crooked teeth. What a lot of people don’t know is that it’s not just an aesthetic problem. Crooked or misaligned teeth can affect our overall health and wellbeing as well. What Causes Crooked Teeth? While … Read more

How To Teach Children Good Oral Habits

Young child brushing teeth with child-friendly toothbrush

A good dental hygiene routine is established early on in a child’s life. Good oral habits, like regular brushing and flossing, can help keep their mouth healthy and ward off cavities, tooth decay, tooth loss and other oral health diseases like gum disease. In order to keep your child’s smile healthy and vibrant, teach your kids how to take care of their teeth properly. 5 Steps For Teaching Children Good Oral Health 1. Start Their Oral Hygiene Routine At An Early Age One of the best ways … Read more

Early Signs Of Gum Disease

Woman pulls down lip to show swollen gums caused by gum disease

How To Know If You Have Gum Disease And What You Can Do About It We all know how essential it is to take care of our oral health. On every visit to the dentist, we are always reminded about the importance of brushing and flossing. This is because dental care is an essential part of our overall bone health and well-being. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental concerns, including cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. It has also been linked to heart … Read more

How To Reverse Gum Disease

Man with goatee shows off bright smile free of gum disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontitis, is a gum infection that damages the soft gum tissue. Without treatment, the infection can erode the bone that supports your teeth, causing tooth loss. Thankfully, there are many treatment options so you do not lose any permanent teeth. Hamilton Mountain Dental Group‘s team of dental professionals know how important your oral health is. This article will cover the signs, symptoms, and treatments of gum disease so you can keep your oral health on track. We hope to put your mind … Read more

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