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What Is Dental Bonding and Who Needs It?

June 6 2024 by Mills Haven Dental

Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures Explained by the Experts at Mills Haven Dental

Cosmetic dentistry is becoming more and more popular. We'll explore popular cosmetic dentistry procedures to enhance your smile and discover how they can positively impact many areas of your life.

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What Is Dental Bonding and Who Needs It?

April 23 2024 by Mills Haven Dental

What Is Dental Bonding and Who Needs It? - Mills Haven Dental

We'll explore everything about dental bonding, from who it's for to the ins and outs of the procedure and why it might just be the dental solution you've been searching for.

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What are Dental Veneers? Are Veneers Right for Me?

March 22 2024 by Mills Haven Dental

What are Dental Veneers? Are Veneers Right for Me? - Mills Haven Dental.

This extensive guide aims to provide the knowledge you need to weigh the pros and cons and determine whether veneers are the right choice for you.

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Partial Dentures vs. Dental Implants: Which Should You Choose?

Feb 24 2024 by Mills Haven Dental

Partial Dentures vs. Dental Implants: Which Should You Choose? - Mills Haven Dental.

This comprehensive guide will ensure you are better informed to discuss the most suitable course of action with your dentist, ensuring a brighter, healthier smile for years to come.

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A Guide for Those Who Haven't Visited the Dentist in a While

Jan 11 2024 by Mills Haven Dental

A Guide for Those Who Haven't Visited the Dentist in a While - Mills Haven Dental.

This blog will discuss the importance of regular check-ups, what to expect during your visit, and how to overcome anxiety about returning to the dentist's chair.

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Embracing Dental Health and Beauty in the New Year

Jan 2 2024 by Mills Haven Dental

Embracing Dental Health and Beauty in the New Year - Mills Haven Dental.

As we embrace the exhilarating prospect of a new year, let's focus on enhancing our oral health and achieving that radiant, confidence-boosting smile.

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Understanding Dental Bridges: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients

Sept 26 2023 by Mills Haven Dental

Senior women with dental bridges confidently smiling.

Missing teeth can be a source of embarrassment for many people. Let's explore everything you need to know about dental bridges and how they offer a solution for those suffering from tooth loss.

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Why You Should Consider Professional Teeth Whitening

Aug 05 2023 by Mills Haven Dental

Old man smiling with whitened teeth.

Having a bright, white smile can do wonders for your confidence. Let's explore the benefits of professional teeth whitening and why it’s worth considering for a brighter smile.

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How Dental Bridges Can Improve Your Life

Jun 13 2023 by Mills Haven Dental

Old man smiling.

Dental bridges are an effective solution to replace missing teeth and restore oral health.  In this blog post, we will explore how dental bridges can improve your life.

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Prevent Gingivitis with These Tips

May 30 2023 by Mills Haven Dental

Prevent Gingivitis with These Tips - Mills Haven Dental

Gingivitis is a common dental problem that occurs when the gums become inflamed due to plaque buildup.  Although it is a mild form of gum disease, left untreated, it can lead to more serious oral health problems.

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All You Need to Know About Dental Implants

April 18 2023 by Mills Haven Dental

All You Need to Know About Dental Implants - Mills Haven Dental

Losing one or more teeth can be traumatic, both physically and emotionally.  Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium that are surgically implanted into the jawbone.

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Make the Dentist Trip Less Scary for Kids

March 07 2023 by Mills Haven Dental

How to Care for Your Porcelain Veneers - Mills Haven Dental

Porcelain veneers are a fast, effective way to achieve a beautiful smile. However, it is important to maintain your porcelain veneers with proper care and cleaning techniques in order to ensure that they remain in top condition for years to come.

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Make the Dentist Trip Less Scary for Kids

Feburary 10 2023 by Mills Haven Dental

Make the Dentist Trip Less Scary for Kids - Mills Haven Dental

Visiting the dentist can be an intimidating experience for children, and it’s not uncommon for them to feel anxious or scared. Fortunately, there are several things that parents can do to help reduce their child’s fear of the dentist.

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Tooth Sensitivity: Causes and Fixes

January 11 2023 by Mills Haven Dental

Tooth Sensitivity: Causes and Fixes - Mills Haven Dental

If you’re reading this article, you’ve likely experienced how painful tooth sensitivity can be. We want to tell you more about tooth sensitivity, also called dentin hypersensitivity, including what causes it and how you can fix it.

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How to Care for Dental Bridges

December 5 2022 by Mills Haven Dental

How to Care for Dental Bridges - Mills Haven Dental

A dental bridge is a type of dental restoration that acts as a replacement for missing teeth. Bridges are incredible because they can restore the appearance of a smile, improve important functions (like chewing and speaking), and reduce the likelihood of future dental damage (like a collapsing facial structure).

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The Best Oral Hygiene Routine

November 18 2022 by Mills Haven Dental

The Best Oral Hygiene Routine - Mills Haven Dental

Your oral health is extremely important. Taking good care of your teeth and gums benefits your overall health. In fact, poor oral health has been linked to diseases and low self-esteem (your mental health matters, too).

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Why You Should NEVER Ignore a Tooth Abscess

October 15 2022 by Mills Haven Dental

Why You Should NEVER Ignore a Tooth Abscess - Mills Haven Dental

A tooth abscess is a build-up of pus in the teeth or gums caused by an infection. We’re going to be blunt with you… An abscess should always be taken seriously. Keep reading to discover the signs and symptoms of a tooth abscess so you can figure out if you have one. Next, we’ll tell you why you should take it seriously and get on the phone with your dentist ASAP.

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4 Myths about Root Canals

September 13 2022 by Mills Haven Dental

4 Myths about Root Canals - Mills Haven Dental

So, you’ve heard the news that you need your first root canal! You might feel a little nervous, but we’re here to put your mind at ease. Root canals are one of the most misunderstood procedures out there.

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5 Reasons to Consider Professional Teeth Whitening

August 8 2022 by Mills Haven Dental

5 Reasons to Consider Professional Teeth Whitening - Mills Haven Dental

So, you’re thinking about whitening your teeth! Honestly, that’s a great decision that will bring you joy. Before you buy toothpaste or white strips, though, we want to tell you five reasons you should consider a professional teeth whitening service.

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How to Reverse Gingivitis

July 6 2022 by Mills Haven Dental

How to Reverse Gingivitis - Mills Haven Dental

The early stages of gum disease, called gingivitis, can be very harmful to your health if left unchecked for too long. Signs of gingivitis include inflammation, inconsistent colouring, bleeding, and even bad breath.

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How to Heal Canker Sores

June 3 2022 by Mills Haven Dental

How to Heal Canker Sores - Mills Haven Dental

A canker sore, known medically as an aphthous ulcer, is a shallow lesion in your mouth. Usually, they look like a yellow or white abscess, surrounded by a red border. Most of the time, a canker sore isn’t the biggest deal.

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Dental Tartar: What is It and How can You Remove It?

May 5 2022 by Mills Haven Dental

Dental Tartar: What is It and How can You Remove It? - Mills Haven Dental

Many people use the words “plaque” and “tartar” interchangeably, but they’re different things! Well, at least they are different stages of the same thing.Plaque is a sticky substance that clings to your teeth and gum line.

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4 Benefits of Dental Implants

April 4 2022 by Mills Haven Dental

4 Benefits of Dental Implants - Mills Haven Dental

If you’re missing a tooth, one of your solutions is a dental implant! A dental implant uses a rod that is inserted directly into your jawbone, acting as an anchor for an artificial tooth.Our team highly recommends dental implants for people looking for a missing tooth solution. We have four reasons why you should consider a dental implant consultation.

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The Pros and Cons of Metal Fillings

March 11 2022 by Mills Haven Dental

The Pros and Cons of Metal Fillings - Mills Haven Dental

Dental amalgam fillings, also known as “silver” or “metal” fillings, are less commonly used in modern-day dental offices, but they’re still around! If you’re over the age of 40, you likely have a few metal fillings in your mouth. Keep reading to learn the pros and cons of metal fillings.

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Child Dental Visits: Why They Matter

February 13 2022 by Mills Haven Dental

Child Dental Visits: Why They Matter - Mills Haven Dental

Preventive dentistry is especially important in children. Their bodies change quickly from month to month, and so does their dental hygiene! You need to make sure your family regularly visits your dentist to keep everyone as healthy as possible.

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4 Ways to Brighten your Teeth

January 2 2022 by Mills Haven Dental

4 Ways to Brighten your Teeth - Mills Haven Dental

Over time, everyone’s smile starts to dull. Different foods, aging, and medical conditions work together to alter the colour of your smile.Many of us attach our self-esteem to the appearance of our smiles. We want our teeth to be white and perfectly straight and get frustrated when nature works against us.

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4 Signs You Might Need a Root Canal

December 15 2021 by Mills Haven Dental

4 Signs You Might Need a Root Canal - Mills Haven Dental

Our teeth are complicated little things that are made of many different parts. The tooth’s “pulp” is a soft tissue that has blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. It’s not uncommon for the pulp of your tooth to develop an infection. If severe enough, this infection can spread and even kill your tooth.

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Translucent Teeth: What's Causing It and What You Can Do

November 15 2021 by Mills Haven Dental

Translucent Teeth: What’s Causing It and What You Can Do - Mills Haven Dental

Are your teeth looking a little see-through? Do you feel like when the light is shining, they seem even more translucent? Keep reading to find out what causes translucent teeth and what you can do about it.

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5 Foods Your Smile Hates

October 13 2021 by Mills Haven Dental

5 Foods Your Smile Hates - Mills Haven Dental

There are a lot of foods that aren’t great for your teeth or gums. We’ll go over 10 of them and how you can minimize their damage on your teeth. Now, before we dive in, we’re not telling you to AVOID these foods.

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4 Ways to Prevent Cavities

September 11 2021 by Mills Haven Dental

4 Ways to Prevent Cavities - Mills Haven Dental

We all dread cavities, also called tooth decay, but most of us aren’t sure how to prevent them. If you’re someone who feels like every trip to the dentist means you’ll get news of a cavity, keep on reading.

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4 Causes of Bleeding Gums

August 8 2021 by Mills Haven Dental

4 Causes of Bleeding Gums - Mills Haven Dental

Have you ever been at the bathroom sink, brushing your teeth or flossing, when your tastebuds pick up on that awful metallic taste? It can be alarming when you spit pink water in the sink and see a red line creeping along your gums.

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Tooth Filling Fell Out

July 1 2021 by Mills Haven Dental

Tooth Filling Fell Out - Mills Haven Dental

By now, most of us have sat in a chair, mouth wide open, while our dentist gives us a filling (or two). Most of the time, we seem to forget we even have them, but they’re an important way to keep our teeth healthy and strong after they’ve been damaged.

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4 Dental Options to Repair Broken Teeth

June 13 2021 by Mills Haven Dental

4 Dental Options to Repair Broken Teeth - Mills Haven Dental

Have you ever broken a tooth? Figuring out that one of your teeth has cracked or chipped away can be an alarming realization. Teeth can break for all kinds of reasons: chewing on hard foods, trauma to the face, and even aging.

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Answers to 4 Common Questions About Dental Bridges

May 4 2021 by by Mills Haven Dental

4 Common Questions About Dental Bridges - Mills Haven Dental

Dental bridges are an incredible invention that can replace one or more missing teeth. There are different types of bridges, but one thing stays the same: the questions that people ask about them. We’ve identified the four questions we get asked the MOST about dental bridges. Let’s go through the answers together!

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4 Tips to Teach Your Toddler to Brush Their Teeth

April 14 2021 by Mills Haven Dental

4 Tips to Teach Your Toddler to Brush Their Teeth - Mills Haven Dental

Your little baby is now a toddler, and you might be wondering if it’s time to start letting them brush their own teeth. The good news is that you’ve already been teaching them how to take care of their teeth, whether you’ve realized it or not.

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Dental Implants and What to Know

March 13 2021 by Mills Haven Dental

Dental Implants and What to Know - Mills Haven Dental

A missing tooth can cause loads of problems. Chewing and swallowing are no longer easy, your speech might change, and you may find your self-esteem is low. But missing teeth can also have detrimental effects on your oral health.

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Itchy Teeth - 4 Causes and Treatments

February 11 2021 by Mills Haven Dental

Itchy Teeth - Mills Haven Dental

Have there ever been times when you or someone you know complains about “itchy teeth”? We hate to break it to you, but your teeth can’t actually feel sensations like itchiness, but the tissues around them can! Your gums and the roots of your teeth will send you signals when something is wrong, such as feeling itchy!

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3 Tips for Senior Oral Care

January 19 2021 by Mills Haven Dental

3 Tips for Oral Senior Care - Mills Haven Dental

Seniors are more at risk for tooth decay and injury, exposed roots, and oral cancer. The good thing is with each passing year, we make more progress on understanding oral health to better support older Canadians with their oral hygiene.

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Your First Root Canal: 3 Things to Expect

December 15 2020 by Mills Haven Dental

First Root Canal - Mills Haven Dental

So, your dentist told you that it’s time for a root canal. That can seem scary. We’re here to tell you that root canals may have a bad reputation, but they’re actually very safe and painless when done right!

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Can Bleeding Gums Heal on Their Own?

November 15 2020 by Mills Haven Dental

Bleeding Gums - Mills Haven Dental

Just like any body part, your gums can get injured. Sometimes, injuries heal on their own with minimal intervention. Other times, they’re serious and need some extra help to heal.

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What Is Preventative Dentistry? Why Do We Need It?

October 13 2020 by Mills Haven Dental

Preventative Dentistry - Mills Haven Dental

The foundation of making good habits and choices is to take care of our future selves, right? Well, the same is true when it comes to our oral health. Practicing great oral habits is a gift to your future self.

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Teeth Whitening: Dental Office or At Home?

September 09 2020 by Mills Haven Dental

Teeth Whitening - Mills Haven Dental

It’s no secret that we all want our smiles to be ultra-bright and white, but the fact is that nature is working against us. Our teeth become stained from food and drink, tobacco use, injuries, medications, and simply getting older.

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4 Reasons of Bad Breath

August 06 2020 by Mills Haven Dental

4 Reasons of Bad Breath - Mills Haven Dental

Alright, let’s admit it. We have all forgotten our night-time brush routine and woken up with some truly awful morning breath. It happens and it’s not a big deal. Bad breath can be fixed pretty easily with a good scrub.

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The MAJOR Reason to Take Care of Your Gums

July 12 2020 by Mills Haven Dental

The MAJOR Reason to Take Care of Your Gums - Mills Haven Dental

Gum health has been proven to have a huge impact on your overall health and wellbeing. Poor gum health has connections to gum disease, lung disease, and even heart disease.

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Cosmetic Dentistry: 5 Types to Enhance Your Smile

June 11 2020 by Mills Haven Dental

Cosmetic Dentistry: 5 Types to Enhance Your Smile - Mills Haven Dental

Years ago, a rumour spread that cosmetic dentistry was only for the wealthy. We believed we simply couldn't afford it. But cosmetic dentistry is not exclusive or out-of-reach. Improving your smile is more affordable, accessible, and attainable than ever.

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4 Tips to Care for Partial Dentures

May 13 2020 by Mills Haven Dental

4 Tips to Care for Partial Dentures - Mills Haven Dental

You're here because either 1) you want to know how to care for your partial dentures, or 2) you’re thinking about getting partial dentures and wondering if they’re a pain to maintain. We're happy to tell you that caring for partial dentures is easy , and it doesn’t cost you a lot of time. We want to share 4 tips with you so that your partial dentures will last a long time.

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3 Advantages of Porcelain Veneers

April 10 2020 by Mills Haven Dental

3 Advantages of Porcelain Veneers - Mills Haven Dental

Porcelain veneers have been around since the late 1920s and are used around the world to this day. These shell-shaped attachments are custom-made to fit the front of your teeth—meaning they are a comfortable fit made just for you. If you are self-conscious about your smile, we recommend you consider these three advantages of porcelain veneers:

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5 Reasons Mills Haven Dental Chooses Zoom! Teeth Whitening

March 05 2020 by Mills Haven Dental

5 Reasons Mills Haven Dental Chooses Zoom! Teeth Whitening - Mills Haven Dental

Mills Haven Dental chooses Zoom! teeth whitening as it is a simple, safe and effective bleaching process that is completed in only one treatment.

Zoom! is an in office teeth whitening solution trusted by dentists around the world to help patients lighten enamel and dentin discoloration.

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Dental Implants vs. Bridge: Which is Right For You?

February 14 2020 by Mills Haven Dental

Dental Implants vs. Bridge: Which is Right For You? - Mills Haven Dental

Have you recently had a tooth extraction, or are you due for one? In either case, it's recommended that you speak with your dentist about replacement options for your missing tooth.

Whether you have an existing missing tooth from prior, or you're about to get a number of teeth removed, you may wish to consider the options of dental implants, or a dental bridge.

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Signs You May Need a Tooth Coloured Filling

January 13 2020 by Mills Haven Dental

Signs You May Need a Tooth Coloured Filling - Mills Haven Dental

Dental cavity fillings are used to help restore and reshape teeth that have been damaged by decay or fracture. Getting a dental filling allows your tooth to function normally again.

Historically, dental fillings have been made from gold, amalgam (silver), composite (plastic) and porcelain. Today, tooth coloured fillings are recommended by dentists as it allows your tooth to look natural, as it did prior to getting damaged.

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Gum Care: First Step To Good Oral Health

December 09 2019 by Mills Haven Dental

Gum Care: First Step To Good Oral Health - Mills Haven Dental

Taking care of your gums is the first step to good oral hygiene. If plaque builds up or along your gum line, you may start experiencing early signs of gingivitis, which could lead to more advanced stages of gum disease requiring serious treatment.

In order to help you avoid gum disease, Mills Haven Dental highlights everything you need to know about gum care in the article below.

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Benefits Of Porcelain Veneers

November 18 2019 by Mills Haven Dental

Benefits Of Porcelain Veneers - Mills Haven Dental

Porcelain veneers use thin, tooth-coloured shells attached to the front of your teeth. Veneers are a professional cosmetic dentistry procedure which is highly effective in achieving a great aesthetic look, as they are typically colour-matched to your natural teeth color to offer a natural finish.

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Tips for Taking Care of Dental Implants: Don't Stress, Smile!

October 25 2019 by Mills Haven Dental

Tips for Taking Care of Dental Implants - Mills Haven Dental

Dental implants are titanium posts which are meant to function like a tooth root. Implants are surgically installed into the jawbone underneath a person's gum line so artificial teeth can be installed. Dental implants are permanent and are not removable, unlike a denture (which you can take off and replace).

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What Kind Of Botox Treatments Can Dentists Provide?

September 26 2019 by Mills Haven Dental

What Kind Of Botox Treatments Can Dentists Provide? - Mills Haven Dental

Botox is a well–researched, proven and safe prescription treatment for the reduction of wrinkles. It is a purified natural protein which works to block nerve impulses sent from the brain to your facial muscles. Botox is a Neuromodulator which reduces the contraction of muscles being treated so that

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Signs That You Need a Dental Crown

August 28 2019 by Mills Haven Dental

Signs That You Need a Dental Crown - Mills Haven Dental

A Dental Crown is a "cap" used as a restoration aid to help a tooth with its shape, appearance and function. You would need a dental crown when your tooth has become so weak or brittle due to decay or damage in isolation that it requires a protection cover over it to maintain its overall appearance or function.

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The Advantages of Dental Implants

July 02 2019 by Mills Haven Dental

Dental Implants - Mills Haven Dental

Dental implants can replace a single tooth or several teeth, both for functional purposes and for aesthetic purposes. Dental implants are metal posts that are placed into the jawbone beneath the gums through surgery. Once they are in place, replacement teeth can be positioned onto them. It is common for people who have lost teeth due to age, illness or injury to pursue this procedure.

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5 Reasons To Make An Appointment With Your Sherwood Park Dentist

June 11 2019 by Mills Haven Dental

5 Reasons To Visit Your Local Sherwood Park Dentist - Mills Haven Dental

Can you remember the last time you visited your Sherwood Park Dentist? When life gets busy it can be challenging to stop and take care of yourself. While your teeth might look fine, there could be some other factors impacting your oral health that you aren’t even aware of. Here are five reasons why you should make a dental appointment.

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Is Getting Teeth Whitening At Your Dentist Worth it?

May 07 2019 by Mills Haven Dental

Teeth Whitening - Mills Haven Dental

Getting the beautiful smile you want can be as simple as having a professional teeth whitening treatment. Professional teeth whitening can remove stains caused by cigarette smoking, beverages, ageing, and chemical damage. But with several options including whitening toothpaste, whitening strips, and whitening gels now available over the counter, many patients are asking is getting teeth whitening at the dentist worth it?.

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