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Schedule Summer Checkups with Your Dentist in Scarborough

May 31, 2017

kids smiling for summertime fun getting ready to visiting their children's dentist in scarsborogh With more sunshine and longer days, many parents also find themselves spending more time with family. As kids get out of school for the summer, we recommend scheduling family dental checkups at White Willow Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. These summertime visits offer maximum convenience since you won’t have to worry about taking kids out of school. If it’s time for your child’s six month checkup, contact us to schedule an appointment today. We can’t wait to hear all about your child’s plans for summer fun!

Children’s Dentist in Scarborough: Tips for Little Smiles

February 13, 2017

Parents can teach kids good hygiene habits. Here are practical tips from children’s dentists in Scarborough, Drs. Amaro and Patel. Parents, what you say and do regarding oral health impacts your children’s teeth, gums and bone structure. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month; learn from your children’s dentists in Scarborough, Dr. Amaro and Dr. Patel, how you can teach oral hygiene. Preventive dental habits will support great smiles for a lifetime.


Regular Dental Visits with Your Dentist in Scarborough

January 20, 2017

Invest in your oral health with regular dental visits at White Willow Dental, your dentists in Scarborough. Learn the benefits of preventive care.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?


Dentist in Scarborough, ON: Don’t miss your 6-month visit

July 15, 2016

Dentist in Scarborough ONWhat’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…)

Scarborough, ON dentist treats many orthodontic issues

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.


Pediatric Dentistry: Your Child’s first Dental Visit

January 12, 2016

young child enjoying her pediatric dentistry visitAccording 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.

Children’s Orthodontics: What you need to Know

December 9, 2015

Young girl perfecting her smile with children's orthodonticsOver 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.

Lessons Learned from my Dental Mission Trip to Jamaica with 1000 Smiles & Great Shape

November 5, 2015

dr. amaro on her dental mission tripWhen 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.

Prevent Gum Disease: Choose a Toothpaste That Works for You

August 19, 2015

smiley tubes of toothpasteThe 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.

General dentist Samantha Amaro DMD in the Scarborough Area Urges Seniors to Continue with Dental Hygiene and Check-Ups

July 24, 2015

ThinkstockPhotos-472805521Good dental care shouldn’t stop in one’s senior years. General dentist Dr. Samantha Amaro in the Scarborough area recommends seniors have regular exams and cleanings, along with denture fit assessments and oral cancer screenings.

Senior dental care optimizes overall health and well-being

Individuals in every age group need good dental care. From children to teens to young and middle-aged adults and seniors, how teeth and gums function impacts how the rest of the person feels and lives.

General dentist Samantha Amaro DMD in the Scarborough area stresses preventive dental services for all her patients. Seniors, too,  require the basics of oral hygiene, check-ups and professional cleanings to keep ahead of:

  • gum disease
  • dental decay
  • oral cancer
  • systemic problems such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease

What’s the dental protocol for seniors?

Regarding home hygiene, Dr. Amaro at White Willow Family & Cosmetic Dentistry recommends twice daily brushing and daily flossing. Even individuals who are edentulous, or missing all their teeth, must gently brush their tongues, cheeks, gums and palate with a good quality toothpaste. Dentures should be soaked and brushed daily to remove bacteria and plaque.

Flossing removes food particles between teeth and at the gum line to ward off gum disease, a problem for about 18 percent of people over the age of 65. Gum disease leads to more serious health problems such as dementia, stroke, hypertension and diabetes. According to the National Institute on Aging, gum disease is preventable and treatable and is not simply a natural part of aging the way grey hair is.

Regarding in-office treatments, semi-annual exams and cleanings are essential, especially for individuals with partial dentures, bridgework and dental implants, restorations common in the senior population. During an exam, Dr. Amaro looks for:

  • periodontal pockets (related to gum disease)
  • signs of decay
  • the condition of fillings, crowns and other restorations
  • bite problems
  • TMJ dysfunction and bruxism, sources of discomfort and dental breakdown
  • oral cancer

Oral cancer is a prevalent cause of illness and death in North America today.  Occurrence of oral cancer seems to peak between the ages of 60 and 70. So, skilled oral cancer screening in the Scarborough area and across the continent is vital.

Additionally, hygienic teeth cleaning at the Scarborough dentist’s office freshens breath, gives smiles a nice shiny appearance and removes disease-causing plaque and tartar. Plus, Dr. Amaro and her team assess denture wearers for stomatitis, a fungal infection stemming from poor oral hygiene.

Dental health rules for young people apply to seniors, too:

  1. Eat a well-balanced diet, avoiding sugar-laden snacks. Drink plenty of water to keep teeth clean and encourage saliva production.
  2. Brush twice a day and floss at least daily.
  3. See your Scarborough dentist for teeth cleaning, dental exams and oral cancer screenings twice a year.
  4. Don’t smoke or chew tobacco.

Contact your Scarborough general dentist for an appointment

Dr. Amaro and her friendly team would rather hear from you more often than not. Contact the office for a routine appointment and come prepared to discuss any questions or concerns you have regarding your oral health. Dr. Amaro’s schedule has many appointment options midday to conveniently accommodate seniors.

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