White Willow Family and Cosmetic Dentistry Blog
July 29, 2018
Have you just moved to a new neighborhood? How exciting! Between unpacking boxes, meeting the neighbors, and perhaps registering the kids at their new schools, finding a new dentist may not be at the top of your priority list – but it should be! If the unexpected happens and you or your children have a dental accident, you will need to know where to turn. Fortunately, finding a good dentist in your community does not have to be difficult. If you are unsure where to start, consult the ultimate guide to finding a quality dentist in Scarborough below.
July 23, 2018
The classic question of “Nature vs. Nurture” is an interesting one. Clearly, both genetics and the environment have a strong impact on a child’s nature, habits and traits, although researchers haven’t nailed down exactly how much can be attributed to one over the other. But one thing is for sure: Children mimic their behaviors after what they see the people around them doing. That includes the way they take care of their teeth and gums, and even how they feel about visits with a family dentist in Scarborough! Keep reading to learn how children are impacted by the “nature and nurture” of their families and how you can set the stage for them to have the best oral health possible.
July 9, 2018
If you ask married couples whether the husband or wife schedules their dental and medical appointments, many of them will tell you the wife takes on that responsibility – assuming she can persuade her husband to go at all! Of course, there are plenty of exceptions to that, but you might be interested in the research that’s been done about how many women get regular dental checkups versus men. These bi-annual visits with a dentist in Scarborough lead to better oral health, which is crucial for a good quality of life – for both women and men. Keep reading to learn if one gender suffers the consequences of missing checkups more than the other and how checkups benefit your oral health!
June 22, 2018
In many cases, when someone is afraid of something they can simply avoid it. Afraid of heights? No problem! Just avoid high places. Don’t like spiders? You can ask someone else to kill them. Unfortunately, it’s not so easy when you’re afraid of the dentist because everyone needs dental care! But there’s good news: there are things you can do to make seeing a family dentist in Scarborough easier. In this blog, you’ll learn about your options for managing fear and get some tips for navigating dental visits. Although every patient has unique needs, one (or all) of these will be right for you!
June 14, 2018
“Depending on what they are, our habits will either make us or break us. We become what we repeatedly do.” That’s a Sean Covey quote about habits, which impact every aspect of your life – including your oral health! In addition to seeing a dentist in Scarborough twice a year, the everyday choices you make also have a huge impact on the health of your smile. Keep reading for three of the most important things you can consistently do to have great oral health for as long as possible!
June 7, 2018
When it comes to the “Unpleasant Things To Do” list, many people put dental work right up there with having their taxes audited. But what if you found out that skipping regular dental visits actually leads to more pain in the long run – not to mention more time and money spent in the dental chair? It’s a classic paradox…the more consistent you are with routine dental care, the less major dental work you’ll need down the road. But what kinds of problems can a dentist in Scarborough find during a routine checkup and how does that benefit you in the long run? Find out below!
May 22, 2018
When you have damage to your crown, the rest of your tooth and gums are susceptible to a host of problems that includes severe infection. The longer the damage lingers, the more problems you can expect to occur. It helps to know, then, that your dentist in Scarborough can fully restore your smile and function in one day. As you continue reading, you’ll learn how this is made possible with the CEREC same-day crown system.
May 15, 2018
Does the thought of visiting your dentist in Scarborough give you anxiety? Do you have a phobia about dental care all together? If your answer is ‘yes’ to either of these questions, then you may be a good candidate for sedation dentistry. As you read on, your local dentist will explain how it works and how to prepare yourself accordingly for whichever treatment you require.
May 4, 2018
The spring is here and you’re eager to get a fresh, new start to several aspects of your life – one being your oral care. Therefore, you’ve taken the initial steps of updating your dental hygiene tools and increasing the frequency of brushing and flossing your teeth. Is this enough? You wonder. Your dentist in Scarborough says that’s a good start, but there’s much more needed. Read on to learn how preventive care serves as the missing piece to the oral health puzzle and to find out how often you should visit your dentist.
April 24, 2018
Scarborough is a large metropolitan area. In order to maneuver in a city, be successful, and feel great about yourself while doing it, you need to have the confidence to back up your life’s work. It’s hard to feel good about yourself when so much energy is dedicated to hiding your teeth.
If you’re not proud of your smile or what it has to offer you, exploring porcelain veneers in Scarborough may be the smile solution for you. Veneers offer patients many benefits including a major boost in self-esteem! Learn more about this simple cosmetic procedure and what it can do for you in this week’s blog post.