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February 2024

Digital Precision: Scanner vs. Traditional Impressions

In the ever-evolving landscape of dentistry, the choice between traditional impressions and cutting-edge digital scanners has become a pivotal decision. In this blog post, we delve into the world of dental molds and unveil the advantages of embracing digital impressions.

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January 2024

Unveiling the Secrets: The Top 5 Causes of Discolored Teeth and How to Safeguard Your Smile

In this blog post, we will delve into the top five causes of discolored teeth and share practical tips on how to reduce stains, ensuring your smile radiates confidence.

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Oct 11, 2022

What to Expect During Your Routine Dental Exam

Routine dental visits, scheduled at 6 to 9-month intervals or more frequently if necessary, are critical not only for the health of our smiles, but for our overall health, too.

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Sept 12, 2022

Five Tips for Inspiring Good Dental Health Care Habits in Your Kids

Every parent knows that children can be a lot of work - especially when it comes to getting them to do less-fun activities such as cleaning their teeth.

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Aug 11, 2022

All You Need to Know About Tooth Cavity Fillings

From treatment steps to types of materials available, here’s the low-down on restorative dental fillings.

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July 5, 2022

How Long Does Invisalign® Take to Straighten Teeth?

If you’re curious about how long it will take to straighten your teeth with this modern orthodontic solution, then this article’s for you.

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June 6, 2022

What is the Role of Periodontics In Dentistry?

Periodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals exclusively with the health of the gums, or more specifically, the inflammatory disease that is destructive to the gums and other support-ing structures surrounding the teeth. Today we'll be examining this branch of dentistry in depth.

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May 5, 2022

Why Does My Tooth Hurt While Flossing?

For an overall healthy smile, a daily brush and floss routine is a must. However, some people may find that their tooth or gums hurt following a flossing session - and it’s natural to wonder why this may occur.

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April 7, 2022

Comparing the Differences Between Composite and Porcelain Veneers

Many people suffer from a lack of confidence in the appearance of their smile - but the great news is, cosmetic dental procedures such as porcelain or composite veneers are capable of transforming teeth into picture-perfect, head-turning smiles.

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March 7, 2022

Types of Gum Disease Treatments at our Toronto Dental Clinic

Suffering from infected gums? It might be time for one of these procedures with our Danforth dentist.

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February 3, 2022

The Importance of Preventive Dentistry With our Danforth Dentist and Hygienist

Preventive dentistry involves the steps we take to keep our mouths healthy and disease-free. There are many oral health issues that can impact a smile - including enamel wear, tooth decay and cavities, dental chips and fractures, crowding of teeth, gum disease, and gum recession.

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January 13, 2022

Four Dental Problems That Can be Avoided by Choosing Dental Implants

With the winter holidays come endless desserts and sweet treats that can be difficult to stay away from! And while our taste buds surely enjoy all of the sugary bliss, the same can’t exactly be said for our teeth - especially if we don’t take the right preventive measures against oral decay and infection.

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December 9, 2021

How to Prevent Tooth Decay and Cavities This Holiday Season

With the winter holidays come endless desserts and sweet treats that can be difficult to stay away from! And while our taste buds surely enjoy all of the sugary bliss, the same can’t exactly be said for our teeth - especially if we don’t take the right preventive measures against oral decay and infection.

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November 8, 2021

Exploring the Differences Between Invisalign® and Traditional Wire Braces

Patients who want to have their teeth straightened have two options: Invisalign and Wire Braces. Today, we'll discover the differences to help you decide which is right for you.

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October 14, 2021

Types of Candy to Avoid this Halloween for a Cavity-Free Smile

While ghosts, goblins and vampires are known to give us a good scare, our Danforth Dentist is here to warn against a different kind of something you should fear: SUGAR!

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September 9, 2021

Am I Too Old for Invisalign® Clear Aligners?

When we think about braces and other forms of orthodontic treatment, we tend to associate it with kids and teens. But does this mean that braces or other teeth straightening treatments aren’t suitable once you’ve hit a certain age?

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August 16, 2021

Can Nasal Congestion and Sinus Problems Cause Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat relax. This sleep disorder affects the breathing, leading to a repeated stopping and starting during the course of sleep. But can nasal congestion cause this to happen during your sleep?

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July 20, 2021

Can Sleep Apnea Cause Headaches During the Day?

Dr. Fenn has the full story on whether or not sleep apnea can cause headaches during the day.

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June 10, 2021

How to Choose a Danforth Dentist for Your Family’s Oral Care Needs

Consider these things while choosing your next dental care provider!

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May 10, 2021

Choosing Dental Implants for a Fully-Functional and Attractive Smile

Dental implants are perhaps the most practical and successful permanent solution for tooth restoration offered in dentistry today. But what makes this procedure a top choice for patients who have suffered from tooth loss?

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April 8, 2021

What You Should Know About Our Dental Appliance for Sleep Apnea

If you are a loud snorer who often feels sleepy or lethargic even after getting a good night’s rest, you might be suffering from sleep apnea. Learn about the effective snoring solution device offered by our Danforth dentist.

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March 4, 2021

Loud Snoozer? Dr. Fenn Offers Dental Snoring Solutions

Digital radiographs (X-rays) are used every day in our modern dental office to detect oral problems that would otherwise be invisible during a typical check-up - and they provide much more benefit than film-based x-rays which were solely used in the past.

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February 8, 2021

Why We Use Digital X-Ray Imaging At Our Toronto Dental Clinic

Digital radiographs (X-rays) are used every day in our modern dental office to detect oral problems that would otherwise be invisible during a typical check-up - and they provide much more benefit than film-based x-rays which were solely used in the past.

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January 2021

What Am I Allowed to Eat Following My Tooth Extraction?

Tooth extractions are big proedures. Our dentist has the facts on what you can enjoy - and what you should avoid - after you have a tooth pulled.

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December 2020

Should I be Sleeping with a Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance?

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder in which a person’s breathing is affected, repeatedly stopping and starting during the course of their sleep. Dental appliances are often suitable in many situations.

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November 2020

Are your gums receding without you knowing it?

Are your gums wearing out? When gums recede or wear away, more of the tooth becomes exposed – which can lead to sensitivity and an unsightly appearance. The condition is fairly common and tends to worsen with age, but luckily, can be managed by taking certain preventive measures which we’ll cover in this blog.

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February 2020

Will I Ever Need Root Canal Therapy?

Commonly known as root canal therapy, this dental procedure is performed by our Danforth dentist to treat an infected or fractured tooth to ultimately save the patient’s natural tooth. Without this treatment method, teeth would otherwise need to be extracted. Luckily, root canal treatments have a very high success rate, and patients are usually very comfortable during the procedure.

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January 2020

Protect Your Smile and Quit Nail Biting

Habits can be hard to break, especially if we’ve been doing them for a long time. While smoking and excessively indulging in sweets are unquestionably among the worst habits for your oral health, nail biting is another bad habit that, in many cases, can put your teeth in harm’s way.

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December 2019

What to Do When a Dental Emergency in Toronto Strikes

While experiencing a dental emergency can be quite frightening, it’s useful to know exactly what to do if anything unexpected should happen. The last thing any patient should do is avoid going to see their dentist about any major problems or concerns. This is a choice that could lead to serious damage and complication.

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November 2019

Protecting Your Child’s Smile from Tooth Decay While They’re at School (or On-The-Go)

Let’s talk about how to protect your child's smile from tooth decay!

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October 2019

5 Simple Steps to a Healthier, Brighter Smile

How would you assess the health of your smile? Are you doing everything you can do ensure your smile is being properly cared for on a daily basis?

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September 2019

Are Dental Implants the Right Option to Restore My Smile?

Let’s talk about this popular (and preferred) method of tooth replacement. Dental implants have been used successfully in dentistry for decades, with an up to 98% success rate!

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August 2019

3 Reasons Why You Should Clean Your Tongue Every Day

So... you brush your teeth twice a day and floss once daily (we hope so, anyway!)… but there’s one thing missing from this daily oral hygiene routine equation. That extra important step is... Tongue cleaning!

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July 2019

Comparing String Floss, Interdental Brushes and Water Flossing

Which flossing method is really best? When it comes to cleaning in between your teeth, do you use traditional dental floss, an interdental brush, or a water flosser/ water pick?

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June 2019

Why Does my Tooth Still Hurt After My Cavity Filling?

If you’ve ever had a dental filling, you may have experienced some sensitivity with your filled tooth following treatment. Here’s when to be concerned, and when to simply be patient.

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May 2019

How Does Our Oral Health Change as We Get Older?

As we age, we become more susceptible to issues with our health. But what does getting older mean for our oral health in particular?

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April 2019

Achieve a Stunning Smile with In-Office Teeth Whitening on The Danforth

Sadly, our smiles can become quite yellowed or stained with every cup of java, glass of wine or handful of dark berries we consume. And over time, this can lead to an unattractive-looking smile that can have a negative impact on one’s confidence.

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March 2019

Could Gum Disease be Responsible for Alzheimer’s?

San Francisco Study finds potential link between the two diseases, gum disease may be more than just a threat to your oral health…

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January 2019

How Good Nutrition and Calcium Promotes a Healthy, Beautiful Smile

Unfortunately, our smiles tend to naturally dull, become stained or take on a yellow hue over time – especially with the frequent consumption of certain foods and drinks. With that said, it can sure be challenging to keep our teeth vibrant and white.

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