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Am I A Candidate For Dentures?

If you’ve recently lost a tooth, or have been living without teeth for some time, you may be wondering if dentures are a viable solution for your needs. What will determine if you’re eligible for dentures is the number of teeth you’re missing and your overall dental health. There are three different types of dentures…

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Types Of Gum Disease

Gum disease is a peril that is faced by anyone who has teeth, which most likely includes everyone who is reading this article. The whole time we’re growing up we hear from our dentist’s, our teacher’s, and our parent’s that brushing and flossing are our only lines of defense. While this is largely true, we…

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Can I Keep My Wisdom Teeth?

When our patients hear the words ‘wisdom teeth’ its not unusual for them to wince, as many of them have become convinced that there’s only one road for those who develop wisdom teeth. That road ends in a surgery where their molars get surgically removed and they come out with an embarrassing video showing them…

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What Is A Composite Filling?

Composite resins are a durable and attractive way of treating teeth that, through damage caused by accidents or decay, have become compromised. This style of filling works to restore the tooth while retaining a natural appearance using a material that is stronger and more effective than silver or mercury amalgam fillings. These fillings can be…

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Your Oral Health Can Have Whole Body Consequences

There are a variety of concerns that come to mind when we’re thinking about the impact of our dental health. From simple cavities and fillings to the specters of gingivitis and root canals, we hear about this common ailments every day and they all share one thing in common. They’re all centered on our mouth,…

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Understanding Porcelain Veneers and Dental Crowns

When you’ve discovered that you’re going to need dental work done to restore a damaged tooth or manage decay, you’re going to learn that there are a lot more options out there than you might have expected. As you start searching you’ve probably been experiencing a deluge of new terms, Invisalign, bridges, crowns, veneers, fillings,…

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One-Visit Crowns Can Make Restoring Teeth A Breeze

For decades there has been a standing truth, there was no way to stop in and get a crown done in just one day. If you needed a crown, it was inevitable that you were going to spend several visits getting it done, but recently the facts behind these procedures have changed. A new piece…

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Long Term Planning

When people think of long-term medical planning they almost inevitably start thinking about their relationship with their physician and what kind of family history they have that may indicate what’s coming down the road. It isn’t often that they consider that a long-term plan for your dental health is just as important, with just as…

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The Structure Of Your Teeth

There are a series of white monuments that stand within the pink cave that is our mouths, and we all most commonly know them by the name ‘teeth’. But aside from their incredible utility in speaking and eating, how much do most of us know about them? The answer, sadly, is “not much”, a sorry…

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What Periodontists Do For Patients

We’ve all heard of dentists, dental assistants, and hygienists, but there aren’t as many of us that are familiar with the specialty within dentistry known as a periodontist.  What a dentist does for your teeth, a periodontist does for your gums and other supporting structures for your teeth, making them an important part of your…

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A Checklist for Your Next Dental Visit

At Forest Hill Family Dental, we realize that visiting the dentist can be a somewhat stressful occurrence. Even if you don’t suffer from dental anxiety, the business of everyday life can also make important details tough to recall. In order to get the most from your dental appointment and maximize your time spent in the…

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What Questions Should I Ask My Hygienist?

Being an active participant in your dental care will help you to make the most of your dental appointments. Asking questions is an important part of self-education and participating in your dental health. At Forest Hill Family Dentistry, we encourage you to be an active participant in your dental care and we welcome any questions…

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What Happens at a Dental Checkup?

Before scheduling that trip to the dentist you’ve been meaning to get around to, you may be wondering what to expect. Knowing what happens during a dental checkup is an easy way to alleviate any anxiety you may have and it will also help you to be more prepared for your dental checkup. While individual…

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Pediatric Dentistry

Children have different dental needs as compared to adults, and because of this they should have their own dentist. Pediatric dentistry is a specialized field of dentistry that focuses on infants and preadolescent children. This specialization is important is ensuring that your child receives the best dental care available to them. You may be wondering…

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Importance of having a crown on RCT treated tooth

Root canals are those treatments performed when there is a very deep cavity that causes pain or infection in the surrounding dental bone. A root canal which had it tooth treated do not have blood flow or nerves and this loss can cause the tooth being brittle. A brittle tooth must be protected by a complete coverage restoration, which also called a crown.

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Tooth Sensitivity

One of the most common complaints people bring to Dr. Wang are those regarding tooth sensitivity. Also known as dentin hypersensitivity, more than three million adults suffer from this in the United States alone. More than half of the U.S. population will experience sensitivity in their lifetime. Symptoms of Dental Sensitivity Dental sensitivity is characterized…

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Following Your Doctor’s Post-Implant Instructions

If you’re looking to take the next step toward a healthier smile through implants it’s likely you’re doing your research to make sure you know exactly what to expect before, during, and after the surgery. It’s critical to understand the various stages of the dental implant procedure because it helps you set and manage expectations.…

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Teeth Sensitivity

Our teeth can become sensitive to the rigors of chewing, as well as being affected by hot and cold foods.  When we begin experiencing this kind of discomfort we often just wish it would stop, though we often feel like there’s little hope of it ending.  People all over the world, millions in the US…

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Following Post-Operative Implant Instructions

Congratulations, you’ve gone through dental implant surgery and now have a brand-new set of beautiful white teeth to help you take on the world.  Now that the hard part’s done, it’s time to learn the steps of maintaining your teeth through the post-operation recovery.  This is arguably one of the most important periods of receiving…

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Smoking and Your Oral Health

Smoking is bad for you. It’s bad for your overall health and it’s bad for your dental health. There isn’t a single benefit that can outweigh the adverse effects of smoking. Because smoking is an action that is performed using your mouth, it causes many issues for oral health. What sort of problems does smoking…

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What is a sinus lift (sinus augmentation)?

It might sound odd, but sinus lifts are a real thing and they can make a big difference in a person’s quality of life. During a sinus lift bone is added to the upper jaw between your molars and premolars. In order to add the bone the sinus membrane has to be moved up. What…

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Bone Grafting Surgery

Bone grafting might sound like a scary procedure, but it’s often something that must be done for patients being prepared for dental implants. Implants are a form of permanent prosthetics that’s can’t be removed like dentures. They help restore function to mouths that have lost teeth due to diseases like periodontitis, and also give patients…

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Teeth Whitening

A bright, white smile that exudes confidence is one that many people want. Unfortunately, today’s lifestyle of eating junk food and drinking, coffee, tea, and red wine don’t always make achieving that goal easy. Thankfully, today’s dentists have a variety of tooth whitening options available to patients and all at an affordable price. There are…

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Periodontitis

One of the most common dental diseases we see is periodontitis. This is inflammation and infection of the gums and affects 3 million people in the U.S. alone. This disease is caused by periodontal bacteria that build up over time. Most often this is because an individual has poor oral hygiene habits. The most common…

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Cosmetic Dentistry

What can cosmetic dentistry do for you? We all know the importance of brushing, flossing, getting regular checkups and cleanings, and treating cavities, along with other dental concerns. A good dental hygiene routine will ensure you have a healthy mouth. Cosmetic dentistry takes your smile to new levels. Not just for vanity reasons, cosmetic dentistry…

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Root Canal Therapy

There are few dental procedures that cause quite as much anticipated fear as the root canal. However, the stigma that it carries with it is completely undeserved. Root canal therapy is fast, relatively comfortable, and pain-free. In fact, you’ll find that this dental procedure will actually relieve you of pain you’re currently feeling and help…

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Dental Surgery

Forest Hill Family Dental in Kitchener, Ontario knows that when someone needs dental work done, they may be nervous about it. Some of this anxiety is caused because people do not fully understand the procedure they are about to undergo and what to expect from it. Dr. Wang and Dr. Zhao want to give patients…

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What Are Dental Implants?

What Are Dental Implants? A dental implant is a replacement tooth that is implanted into your mouth. A screw is placed into the jaw upon which the tooth is adhered to. Unlike single or partial dentures, the tooth cannot be removed and is held firmly in place. This ensures the patient can eat and drink…

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