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

What To Eat With Braces The First Week

As with any dental procedure, when patients start wearing braces, their teeth and mouth will initially feel sore. But again, just like with any other dental procedure, their teeth adjust eventually to the change and allow them to get back to a normal routine in no time. During your first week of braces, you’ll definitely want to stick to eating soft foods as your teeth adjust to their new gear. Eating softer foods and listening to the advice of your dentists will allow you to heal faster, … Read more

How Does Dental Sedation Work?

Sleeping female patient wearing sedation dentistry mask in Hamilton dental office

It’s only natural to feel nervous or anxious before dental procedures, however, there are some patients who have severe dental anxiety regardless of the type of dental treatment they’re having done. Even if it’s just for general cleaning, patients need help relaxing and that’s okay. This is why sedation dentistry, also referred to as sleep dentistry, exists. We’ll go over different sedation services and how they work below. Different Sedation Methods & How They Work Depending on the level of anxiety you’re feeling, and depending on what … 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

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