November 22, 2016
Are you discouraged by stained enamel, a small smile gap and that oddly shaped tooth? Dr. Samantha Amaro, dentist in Scarborough, remakes damaged smiles with a variety of aesthetic dental services. Porcelain veneers are one of them. These natural-looking ceramic shells make smile zones defect-free and durable, too.
January 12, 2016
According to the Canadian Dental Association (CDA), children should have an initial dental visit after they develop their first tooth or before their first birthday. This initial visit is quick, painless, and stress free for you and your little one. At White Willow Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer our littlest patients oral health care that grows with their smiles beginning with these early childhood dental wellness checks.
December 9, 2015
Over the past several decades, dentistry and general healthcare have undertaken a shift in priority. In the past, dentists and physicians emphasized treating problems after they occurred, but today, the focus is on preventive care to maintain optimal oral and whole body health. Years of research, training, and experience have shown it’s easier to stop a problem from happening than it is to correct damage after the fact. It’s no surprise that orthodontists have come to the same conclusion. For this reason, more young people than ever are receiving early orthodontic intervention to allow permanent teeth to develop in ideal alignment rather than shifting already developed smiles.
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.
August 19, 2015
The variety of products available to consumers has drastically increased over the past couple of decades. Unfortunately, that increase in choice hasn’t made our ability to choose any easier. This increase in variety has certainly extended to oral healthcare products, and toothpaste is a classic example. Grocery stores and pharmacies stock countless options: mint, cinnamon, whitening, fluoride, sensitive, extra-sensitive, extra-extra-sensitive… how do we decide? The choice you make does matter, but it’s really not that difficult. Read below to find out what type of toothpaste is best for your unique mouth.
July 21, 2015
Come along for the ride while one of our own progresses through INVISALIGN treatment. Marcia’s case is considered simple and should take approximately 9 – 10 months.
Tray 1 – Day 10 of Invisalign®
I had braces when I was a teen, and for a long time I have been happy with my smile. Lately I noticed some flaws in my smile while looking at family photos. I don’t like the spaces in between my upper teeth and the alignment on my lower teeth seems a little crooked. It started to bother me more when I would see other patients finishing their Invisalign treatment with such great results. I am constantly dealing with the public and was not willing to have braces again. So, I decided to go ahead and correct my smile with Invisalign.
My treatment started with a records appointment that consisted of taking putty models of my teeth as well as photos. This was comfortable for the most part. After the records were sent to Invisalign, I sat down with Dr. Amaro and looked at the 3-D animation of how my teeth would move. Since I have very specific goals, we sent the treatment plan back and had them change it slightly to suit my specific needs. I was happy with the 3-D model, so trays were then fabricated and sent to our office. I will have a total of 18 trays (which will take about 9 months).
The first appointment was to deliver the first set of trays and attach buttons. This was a little uncomfortable for me since I had a bonded retainer on my upper and lower front teeth which had to be removed before treatment. This made the appointment lengthy but Judy (my Hygienist) helped me to feel comfortable. The easiest part of the appointment was attaching the buttons. The first set of trays were given to me and they fit very snuggly. At first they were difficult to get on and off, but then I got the hang of it.
After wearing my first set of trays for a few days, I noticed that the initial pressure on my teeth has gotten better. At first it was very difficult to get the trays on and off, but it has become easier. I have noticed that I am not able to snack as much as before since this will mean removing the trays, snacking, cleaning my teeth, and then replacing the trays. I also find it uncomfortable when not wearing the trays because the buttons are uncovered. My speech at the beginning was also affected but now that I have had them on for almost 2 weeks I am back to normal.
June 15, 2015
… And welcome to our new blog and website! We want to get to know you, and we hope you’ll want to get to know us. Please feel free to explore our site, where you’ll find material about our services—general, restorative, cosmetic and sedation dentistry—as well as frequently asked questions and information about insurance coverage and your financial options. After you’ve toured our website, we’d love to meet you in person and give you the grand tour of our state-of-the-art office.
One of the Best Dentists in Scarborough, ON
Dr. Samantha Amaro is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. She is a member of the Ontario Dental Association, Royal College of Dental Surgeons, Toronto Academy of Dentistry and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Amaro strives to enhance her patients’ self-esteem by helping them achieve a radiant smile and, when necessary, alleviating pain.
Dr. Amaro and her staff of dental hygienists and dental assistants want you and your family to enjoy the benefits of a healthy and beautiful smile. That’s why your family dentist in Scarborough, ON, offers a comprehensive menu of dental services. Beginning with the all-important basic of a dental exam and cleaning and including the restorative benefits of dental implants and CEREC same day crowns, we are entirely devoted to helping you have optimal oral health, whether you are young, old or somewhere in between.
The Cosmetic Dentist Scarborough, ON, Trusts
In addition to ensuring that you have a healthy smile, Dr. Amaro and her staff want you to have a beautiful smile, too. With this in mind, we offer several cosmetic dentistry procedures. One of the most popular is teeth whitening. Whether you choose our in-office whitening system or the convenience of a take-home whitening kit, you’ll be able to whiten your smile by several shades. Other cosmetic procedures offered at White Willow Family & Cosmetic Dentistry include Invisalign and porcelain veneers.
Call Our Office Today
If you’d like more information about our dental practice, or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment, then call White Willow Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Scarborough, ON. We are also conveniently located near Markham, North York, Pickering, Thornhill and Toronto.