April 12, 2018
Most people don’t think of dentists as true lifesavers, but they really can be. More than one dentist has found something suspicious during an oral cancer screening and sent the patient to a physician for further testing. And more than one patient can thank their dentist for helping them catch oral cancer early when the otherwise fatal disease is treatable. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, so now is the perfect time to schedule a screening with your dentist in Scarborough.
January 20, 2017
Your dentists in Scarborough, Dr. Samantha Amaro and Dr. Arti Patel, like to see their patients–from children to senior adults–for routine dental care every six months. Their experience and knowledge tells the dentists that people who get oral examinations, digital X-rays as needed and professional cleanings preserve their oral health and have better overall well-being as well. What doe routine dental care involve for you and your family?
November 13, 2016
Dental insurance is critical for the modern family budget. Preventive and restorative services, such as cleanings, exams, sealants and fillings can really add up. Yet, they are so needed to keep kids and parents smiling. Dentist in Scarborough, Dr. Samantha Amaro, reminds her patients to use dental insurance benefits before the end of the calendar year. White Willow Family & Cosmetic Dentistry participates in many major dental insurance plans and assists patients in understanding and using their policies.
September 30, 2016
Experts at the Mayo Clinic state that there are 30 million new cases of gum disease each year. Surprisingly, this chronic inflammation of gum tissue affects more than older adults. In fact, kids school age and up suffer from gum disease. Your dentist in Scarborough, Dr. Samantha Amaro, wants her patients informed on the signs of this serious oral health problem and how it can be treated and prevented. (more…)
July 20, 2016
When your smile becomes dull and yellow, do you want to hide it so no one sees its defects? How can you improve tooth color and your personal outlook safely? Zoom! teeth whitening from Scarborough, ON dentist, Dr. Samantha Amaro, could be just what you need. (more…)
July 15, 2016
What’s the most important aspect of dentistry: aesthetics or restoration? Actually, it’s neither one. Dr. Samantha Amaro, your dentist in Scarborough, ON, says it’s preventive dentistry–those habits such as brushing, flossing and eating right. And, it includes 6-month examinations and hygienic cleanings at White Willow Family & Cosmetic Dentistry because a smile that’s maintained needs less restorative work, such as fillings and crowns. It just naturally looks better, too. (more…)
July 6, 2016
Do you or your child have smiles that are less than perfect? Orthodontics from Scarborough, ON dentist, Dr. Samantha Amaro at White Willow Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, treats more than aesthetics. Crooked smiles present oral health problems, too, that require correction for long lasting teeth and gums.
April 10, 2016
There will likely come a time when you will need a dental crown to preserve a damaged tooth. A crown is commonly used in restorative dentistry to restore a tooth’s function while adding protection after it has been damaged. Or, in some cases, crowns are used for cosmetic purposes, such as to hide an extremely discolored tooth. There are several types of crowns available, including ceramic, porcelain, and resin. Typically, the process to get a crown can be lengthy, but now you can get same day crowns with the CEREC machine. At White Willow Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we are committed to providing convenient and comprehensive dental care using the best advancements in dentistry. With CEREC technology, we shorten the treatment time without compromising the quality of care.
December 14, 2015
If you’re like most adults, you probably learned the basics of oral health care a good while ago — and haven’t really given them much thought since. But like all skills, good dental hygiene habits can be forgotten. Keep reading for a reminder on proper oral hygiene for adults from your Scarborough dentist.
November 5, 2015
When I was approached by my lawyer, Michael Carabash at DMC Law, to go on a mission trip to Jamaica I was absolutely thrilled. I have always wanted to get involved in a charity dental organization but never knew where to start. Now I had the opportunity to give back and travel to a beautiful place at the same time.
Before getting to Jamaica there was quite some planning involved. Our group had to send over supplies and tooth brushes ahead so that we would have that ready for when we arrived. I had a lot of help from our supplier Patterson Dental, who donated anesthetic, needles, masks and gloves, to name a few. Over 200 toothbrushes were also sent down on behalf of White Willow Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.