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Tooth Whitening – Which method is best for you?

Here at Scarborosmiles, we can perform the following types of whitening:

In office ZOOM whitening treatment
Professionally supervised take home whitening trays
Combination of in-office ZOOM and take home trays

In-office ZOOM whitening uses a high concentration carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide gel applied to the teeth while protecting your gums and tissues. The gel is activated by […]

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All About Waterpiks

What is it?

A Waterpik is a device that shoots a jet of water to clean debris and food off teeth. It serves two main purposes:
1. It physically removes debris
2. It stimulates the gums making them healthier and more resilient to bleeding.

What is it used for?

Waterpiks can be very helpful in patients with dental work that is
difficult […]

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All About Veneers

What are they?
Veneers are made of a thin layer of porcelain that is cemented to the facial surface of your front teeth to make them appear more aesthetic.

What procedure is involved?
You will have dental freezing to be comfortable during the procedure, then the teeth are prepared with a drill and an impression is taken […]

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Dental Emergency: My Temporary Crown Broke/Fell out!

If you are in the process of getting a crown or bridge you may have a temporary in your mouth to cover up the prepared teeth. If it falls out and is relatively intact, bring it back into the office as soon as you can and we may be able to re-cement it or […]

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Preliminary Results From Clinical Trials Are Promising

When testing if Omega-3 Fatty acids are beneficial to one’s oral health, studies show that the use of a fish oil supplement such as 900mg EPA + DHA taken once per day with a low dose aspirin can be beneficial. In subjects used in this study, taking these supplements proved to give them healthier […]

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    A Healthy Diet Includes Certain Types of Fats! – Read more to learn which ones

A Healthy Diet Includes Certain Types of Fats! – Read more to learn which ones

There has been a lot of recent discussion about the addition of omega 3/6/9 supplements and fish oil and flaxseed oil to help promote a healthy diet. Omega-3 fats have been linked to helping prevent a wide range of diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, diseases of the eye and brain, cancer, allergy, asthma, Crohn’s disease, […]

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Metal Braces vs. Invisalign

What’s the difference between conventional metal braces and Invisalign?

Invisalign utilizes a clear hard plastic that surrounds all of your teeth. These ‘trays’ are made by taking impressions of your teeth so they are custom fitted. The trays can be taken in and out by the person wearing them which is helpful to facilitate flossing […]

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Dental Anxiety

If you feel nervous when you think about going to the dentist, you are not alone! Dental anxiety is a prevalent condition. There are a number of reasons why a particular person may feel afraid of visiting the dentist. A person may have a fear of experiencing pain, the fear of not being in […]

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Flossing – Why is it important?

Flossing your teeth should be a part of your daily oral care routine. Flossing removes food and plaque particles that are trapped in between teeth. These areas cannot be reached by brushing alone. Brushing without flossing is only doing part of the job. Flossing also helps maintain the health of your gums. If you […]

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The History of the Tooth Fairy

Most children and parents are accustomed to the age old tale of the tooth fairy – the tiny little fairy that collects baby teeth from under childrens’ pillows in exchange for currency, equal to the value of the tooth. Somehow this tradition has wound up in all our households but we don’t seem to recognize […]

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