May 31, 2017
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!
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 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.
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 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.
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.