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You Make Me Smile Dental Centre 20th Anniversary

For 20 years, You Make Me Smile Dental Centre has remained committed to supporting Quinte West & Belleville communities. Thousands of people in the area rely on our expertise to stay healthy.  To mark this milestone, we hosted a big event on October 2nd, 2021 to celebrate 20 years and give back to our community. …

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Are Dental Implants Tax Deductible In Canada – Eligibility & Requirements

What Are Dental Implants? Dental implants are a permanent teeth replacement option for people with damaged or missing teeth. Implants include metal “roots” planted into the natural jawline with natural-looking teeth placed on top of the roots. They function nearly the same as natural teeth and can be life-lasting if properly maintained. Implants are appropriate for…

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Transforming Your Smile: Dental Implants Before and After

What Are Dental Implants? Dental implants are artificial tooth roots surgically placed into the jawbone to support a replacement tooth or bridge. Implants are surgically installed and, over time, fuse with your jawbone to give you a stable foundation for the replacement teeth. Many people choose tooth implants instead of dentures or bridges because they…

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Invisalign vs Braces: Which Treatment Is Right for You?

Orthodontic Treatment Options Crooked teeth or other problems with your smile can affect your self-confidence. When you’re unhappy with what you see in the mirror or photos of yourself, you’re unlikely to find happiness otherwise. The good news is that someone who doesn’t like their smile has several options for improving it. Orthodontic treatment options…

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What to Eat After Tooth Extraction – Post-Tooth Extraction Diet

A tooth extraction is an effective option for alleviating dental problems. However, it can also be uncomfortable and require several days or weeks of healing before returning to normal. Knowing what to expect, including what to eat after tooth extraction, makes the healing process easier to deal with. What should you eat after an extraction? Soft…

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What You Need to Know About Gum Recession Rehabilitation

Healthy gums are light pink, free of pain, and fit snugly around the visible part of the tooth. When your gums recede, they pull away from the tooth. This exposes a greater surface area of the tooth, including the root. Gum recession is a type of gum or periodontal disease. It can cause mild to…

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How to Prevent Gum Recession – Tips and Techniques for a Healthy Smile

Gum recession occurs when gum tissue pulls downward and away from your teeth. This leads to root exposure, which can be painful. It also affects how your smile looks. It’s unlikely you’ll reverse gum recession, at least not without significant treatment, but it is possible to prevent further gum recession. And if you are in the…

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A Comprehensive Guide to the Different Types Of Dentures

Dentures serve as artificial teeth to replace a few or all missing natural teeth. They have both a functional and cosmetic purpose. Denture costs range from $1000 to $3000 or more and, in most cases, are covered at least in part by dental insurance. People get dentures when they can no longer use their natural teeth…

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How Long Do Crowns Last – Factors That Affect Their Lifespan

Dental crowns cover and protect damaged teeth. They restore function, as well as the shape and size of the natural tooth. Crowns are used over teeth that need more treatment than just a filling. They are also used when someone breaks or cracks their tooth or to protect a weakened natural tooth from breaking. They’re…

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Dental Emergency Services – When to Seek Treatment & How to Find It

When most people think of dental work, they think of scheduled dental appointments. However, dental problems sometimes arise suddenly and abruptly and must be addressed immediately. This is where emergency dental work comes in. When you’re in a dental emergency, you need treatment immediately. Interested in learning about what constitutes a dental emergency and how…

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How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last – Maximizing the Lifespan

White teeth have become the epitome of perfect teeth. The best way to achieve the best smile possible is by brushing your teeth and keeping up with good oral care. However, some people want that extra push toward those pearly whites and opt for alternatives such as veneers or teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is a…